Insights

Our take on the latest trends and activity in the world of finance, technology, and beyond.

October 19, 2018

Mid-Earnings Season, What are Companies Saying About The Wage Debate?

The discussion regarding wages in the US is a never-ending story. This year, the topic is becoming even more visible, perhaps due to 2017 tax cuts […]
October 16, 2018

Your New Secret Weapon: AlphaSense Private Company Search

Whether you’re seeking M&A opportunities, guiding your clients, or observing new entrants in your industry, it’s essential to be aware of emerging private companies in your […]
October 16, 2018

Want to Close More Deals? Use These Tactics from Winning Political Campaigns

By Kiva Kolstein, AlphaSense CRO The 2018 midterm elections are around the corner, and campaign news from both sides of the aisle are beginning to flood […]
October 1, 2018

A Look at Pharma’s Focus on CTLA-4, the Protein Researched by 2018 Nobel Prize Winners

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine has been awarded to James P. Allison, the chair of the department of immunology at the University of Texas’s MD […]
September 12, 2018

A Day in the Life of an Analyst

While every day brings on different challenges, as an analyst there are some things you can’t avoid. You need to understand what a company is doing […]
September 6, 2018

Welcome to the New AlphaSense

Today we launched a simpler and easier to use interface, enhancing clients’ productivity and allowing even more insights to be uncovered. Like our new logo, which […]
August 15, 2018

Understanding Reactions to the Volatility Surrounding the Permian Oil Basin

In the oil and gas markets, both Wall Street and Main Street participants float in volatile waters. Cyclical cross-currents can whip market direction 180 degrees in […]
July 30, 2018

Part 2 of 2: Reactions to Trump’s Steel Tariffs Are All Over the Map

In part one, I used the AlphaSense platform to explore how U.S. companies are reacting to Trump’s policy regarding steel tariffs. Now, let’s dig into the […]
July 25, 2018

A Look at the Artificial Intelligence Powering AlphaSense

What powers AlphaSense’s semantic search technology? Analyst firm Cognilytica, experts in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cognitive technologies, recently examined the technology behind the AlphaSense platform’s […]
July 20, 2018

Get smart on the competition faster with AlphaSense real-time email alerts

When it comes to competitive intelligence, you could manually research your market peers and hope for the best. But wouldn’t you rather be notified with salient information […]
July 16, 2018

Part 1 of 2: Reactions to Trump’s Steel Tariffs Are All Over the Map

Trade topics are dominating headlines recently. While a certain number of these topics, such as the US relationship with China, might be too opaque for now, […]
June 26, 2018

How We’re Scaling Smart Synonyms

We have tens of thousands of Smart Synonyms in the AlphaSense platform. With a mission to augment knowledge workers’ research across sectors, how do we prioritize […]
June 13, 2018

Flip the Switch on Your Investment Research

When it comes to fundamental investment research, the 80 / 20 rule, or Pareto principle, regarding cause and effect might not be as applicable as in […]
May 16, 2018

Does Blockchain Have a Future in the Oilfield?

There’s a lot of buzz about blockchain these days, especially after the recent Davos conference, where world business leaders talked about the technology’s potential to revolutionize […]
May 1, 2018

How I Use AlphaSense for Equity Research

In my previous posts, I’ve alluded to many benefits of AlphaSense as a platform for equity research. In this post, I would like to showcase these […]
April 24, 2018

When Will Baby Boomers Retire to Florida?

Going through primary research is often difficult and time consuming. If someone was building projections based on national population growth, for example, it may be easier […]
April 11, 2018

How Sales Playbooks Accelerate Growth

In sales, the person with the best process wins. So how do you ensure that all the players on your team are running the right plays […]
April 3, 2018

Impacts of Government Shutdowns

For some, it might still be a bizarre concept that the government can grind to a halt. However, the event, or at least discussion about the […]