Alternative Data for Finance


Financial institutions are putting increasingly large amounts of resources into investigating Alternative Data Sources – unconventional sources of data that can give early insights into financial markets. In this webinar, we will discuss in more detail what alternative data is, the challenges it presents, and some ways they can be addressed. We will examine this using a variety of examples, including using image data analysis to find alpha and analyzing the risk present in a company based on financial filings.


  • What is alternative data and why is it important?
  • What challenges are posed by alternative data?
  • Alternative data processing workflows
  • Example techniques for processing image and text data

About the Presenter

Steve Notley is an Application Engineer with the Financial Services group at the MathWorks. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with an M.S. in Computer Science where he specialized in machine learning and deep learning. He joined MathWorks in 2018 where he has worked with customers in the Financial Services industry on applying his knowledge of machine learning, statistical analysis, and parallel computing to interesting problems in the financial services space.


Time Title
2:00 Welcome and Introduction
2:05 Main Session
3:00 Session End

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