Hedge fund sector challenges and flock to alternative data seeking alpha

When taking into account different signals about a sector you get a very different perspective altogether.

This signals says that hedge fund managers are all flocking to alternative data to seek alpha

https://www.businessinsider.com/hedge-fund-data-buyers-at-alternative-data-conference-battlefin-2019-6

Taking into account the signal from these two articles, we can infer that the above trend has been mainly driven by the deterioration of the sector over the past few years.

https://www.highlandfunds.com/business-insider-hedge-fund-apocalypse-coming/

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-31/quant-hedge-fund-amplitude-returning-client-cash-after-outflows

When further taking into account this signal, we see a subset of the survivors are struggling to transit

https://www.businessinsider.com/hedge-funds-open-source-platforms-2019-5

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