December 27, 2006

Text analytics is finally being used for investment analysis

Jay Henderson of ClearForest tells me that hedge funds are one of their more interesting growth areas. It’s about time.

I think a lot of the reason for investment firms not making more use of text analytics has been structural — Factiva, the (relatively speaking) mammoth joint venture of Reuters and Dow Jones, is forbidden by its parent companies from meeting investment firms’ needs. And that’s kind of a pity, as it’s probably the best-positioned firm to do so. It’s good to hear that the little guys are finally filling the gap.


3 Responses to “Text analytics is finally being used for investment analysis”

  1. daniela barbosa on January 5th, 2007 7:00 pm

    Yes indeed. I have to however point out that Factiva is no longer a joint venture with Reuters and that we are now fully owned by Dow Jones (as of Dec 15th)which i believe will change the game. Exciting times indeed.

    PS. i wanted to subscribe to your RSS feed because i found your blog very interesting but couldn’t find it. Please advise.

  2. Curt Monash on January 9th, 2007 1:05 am


    Interesting news about Factiva!

    As for the feed, please try and/or the actual feed link, and tell me if you have any difficulties. We just went live with all that less than two weeks ago.

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