Since joining RavenPack in 2008, Peter Hafez, Chief Data Scientist, has been a pioneer in the field of applied news analytics, bringing alternative data insights to the world’s top banks and hedge funds. Here he answers our questions on the prospects for the alt data market and RavenPack’s latest innovations. What do you think are […]
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Recruitment for data scientists remains in “its infancy” within the banking sector, according to Robert Grant, sales director, at banking technology recruiters Cititec. “Some banks are reacting more quickly than others, but some still don’t appear to have a strategy to manage Big Data in place, whilst others have a clearly defined plan of action which they are engaging with,” he said.
“Banks typically do not react as quickly as other industries. They are like oil tankers, but then all of a sudden there will be a burst and demand will kick in. We saw this with Scala, for example.”