What does satellite imagery have to do with hedge funds? The more information the better when it comes to making an investment decision, which is why some investors are resorting to alternative data to round out their insights into particular investment opportunities. Satellite imagery can provide a perspective that is not possible at ground level, and many hedge funds are finding it to be an indispensable tool in investment decision-making.
Robotics has long been touted as the next big wave that will boost efficiency, increase customer satisfaction and, most importantly, slash costs and maximize profits. Robo-advisors are now entrenched in the investment industry, but most of these firms are not experiencing all of the benefits of automation; in fact, many of them are losing money. What are the main factors cheating robo-advisors of profitability?