Joe Importico | VP, Content & Technology Solutions

Joe Importico, VP, Content & Technology Solutions, FactSet

Joe Importico is a Vice President and Senior Strategist within the Content and Technology Solutions group at FactSet. He is responsible for providing insight on competitive positioning, forming strategic partnerships, and researching data sourcing needs for the investment community.

Prior to joining the Content and Technology Solutions group, Joe held multiple positions within FactSet’s Quantitative Analytics department, most recently serving as the Global Head of Quantitative Sales. While in that department, Joe specialized in workflow solutions for factor research, portfolio construction, and risk management. He is a CFA® Charterholder and a certified FRM®.


Day 1 @ 16:00

Non-traditional data – how can you leverage emerging data sources to drive investment returns?

  • Nascent data – how will data from nanosatellites, drone imagery, Internet of Things and other emerging data sources be applied to capture alpha?
  • Choosing the right data – how do you go about making the decision whether to invest in “rare” data sources?
  • Exclusivity, novelty & data processing capability – is one more important than the other when mining for alpha?
  • Package alpha products – are they sustainable? If so, how are vendors offering products accounting for crowding and the resultant decay of the value with time?
  • Compute component – what do recent innovations in computing mean for achieving an information edge in the big data ecosystem?
  • Data access vs. human capital vs. compute – striking the right balance 

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