Panel Event Videos

Finding an Edge:  How Options Traders Use Alternative Datasets 

March 21, 2018  |  Chicago

The explosion of new alternative datasets emerging every day adds an exciting yet daunting spin for the capital markets industry.
The challenges of assessing alt data — such as the wide range of data and types available, lack of historical analysis and alignment of data sourcing — can make it time-consuming and difficult to ingest and take action.

Check out these short videos from the panel event discussing how using alternative data can positively impact your trading.

Introducing the Panelists:



Speaker Panel (from right to left)

Catherine Clay, VP, Global Head of Information Solutions, Cboe (moderator)
Michael Izhaky, CEO, FT Options
Henry Schwartz, President, TradeAlert
Robin Mess, CEO, big xyt 
Barry L. Star, CEO, Wall Street Horizon


Theme 1 (below)

  • Discovering and determining the value of alternative data – addressing cleanliness and trust of data and sources and more!


Theme 2:

  • Overcoming the obstacles of accessing alt data – including costs, workflow, expertise and regulations


Theme 3:
  • The shelf-life of alt data – how urgent is it to maximize alt data opportunities?




Theme 4:

  • How is alt data used in trading crypto assets?



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