Oct 13, 2020

Exabel bolsters leadership with Data Partnership hire

Alternative data expert Nathaniel Cohn will lead data partnerships and drive US expansion

London, 12 October 2020 – Exabel, the alternative data, AI and data science platform for active asset managers, today announced it has hired Nathaniel Cohn as VP of North America and Head of Data Partnerships. The news follows the closure of a third funding round last month and the commercial launch of the firm earlier this year.

Nathaniel will drive Exabel’s US expansion and lead its data partnerships team, following on from the firm’s successful partnership with 1010data this year. Nathaniel spent seven years at GfK, a boutique alternative data research firm, leading the team that delivered data-driven insights to buyside and corporate clients. Most recently he was Director of Data Provider Partnerships and Solutions at Adaptive Management, an alternative data aggregator and solutions provider.  An engineer by background, he also spent 11 years working as an analyst and portfolio manager at several firms, including Goldman Sachs.

Exabel CEO Neil Chapman said: “Nat will be integral to Exabel’s continued growth and the expansion of access to alternative data insight for investment teams, large and small, of varying investment styles. We continue to grow our world class team addressing a huge and rapidly-growing market that is ready for disruption. During the last month we have added over 50 years of aggregate buyside and alternative data domain experience to Exabel. This appointment will boost the team’s experience and connections across the worlds we operate in and seek to bridge – investment management, alternative data and AI.”

The appointment comes shortly after Exabel announced that it had closed a third funding round, bringing total funding to $12 million and after it secured one of the latest five places in the UK Investment Association’s accelerator programme Engine early this year.

Nathaniel will be based in New York.

About Exabel

Exabel is an analytics platform for any investment professional who wants to benefit from alternative data and modern data science tools in their investment process. It fulfils a growing need in financial markets: while use of data – including fundamental, market, proprietary and alternative data – is critical for asset managers, modeling such data in house has become an excessive use of time and resources for all but the very largest investment firms. Exabel’s SaaS-delivered platform enables discretionary managers to complement their fundamental strategies with more data-driven techniques. It is the missing piece that allows asset managers to benefit from alternative data immediately.

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Exabel is a financial technology company based in Oslo, New York and London.

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