COVID-19 helped feed a surge in interest in alternative data as investors sought real-time insights into the economy and the pandemic. Economist Jens Nordvig, founder of Exante Data, talks with MarketWatch's Bill Watts about what works and the evolving role of alternative data in making investment decisions.
Wed, Aug 4, 2021 · 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (GMT -4:00)
Bill Watts
Deputy Markets Editor, MarketWatch
Bill Watts is deputy markets editor at MarketWatch, where he writes about stocks, bonds, currencies and commodities, as well as global macro issues and trading strategies.
Jens Nordvig
Founder & CEO, Exante Data Inc.
Exante Data was founded by Jens Nordvig in 2016. Jens has a 20 year track record as a leading market economist and strategist. He was ranked #1 in currency strategy by Institutional Investor five years in a row (2011-2015). Exante Data delivers proprietary data and analytical insights to professional investors globally.

Jens Nordvig is a published author and finalist in the Wolfson Economics Prize in 2012 and recipient of the Rybczynski Young Economist Prize in 2001. He holds a Master's and a PhD in economics from University of Aarhus and University of Southern Denmark respectively (Thesis: Essays on the Euro Crisis). He is a frequent contributor to leading business news outlets like The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and CNBC.

Jens Nordvig was previously a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, a Senior Investment Associate at Bridgewater Associates and Head of Fixed Income Research and Global Currency Strategy at Nomura Securities.