LegalShield Law Index and its Application to Investment Models to Be Featured at Quandl’s Alternative Data Conference
NEW YORK, Jan 16, 2018 (BUSINESS WIRE) —
one of North America’s leading providers of affordable legal plans and
the IDShield identity theft solution for individuals, families and small
businesses, announced today that James Rosseau, the company’s chief
commercial officer, will share insights from the LegalShield Law Index
with attendees of Quandl’s Alternative Data Conference 2018 in New York.
The one-day event hosts institutional investors and investment
professionals as they explore the radically evolving landscape of
alternative data. The LegalShield Law Index depicts the health of the
U.S. economy using LegalShield’s unique and proprietary database of
member demand for and usage of legal services.
Rosseau will participate in a lightning round presentation, similar to
the popular television show “Shark Tank” and moderated by Quandl CEO
Tammer Kamel. Three presenters will have five minutes to pitch their
data sets before being interviewed by two leading investment
professionals: Mark Ainsworth, head of data insights at Schroders, and
Chris Petrescu, a data strategist formerly at WorldQuant.
Having debuted in May 2017, the LegalShield Law Index is made up of five
indices: the LegalShield Consumer Financial Stress Index, LegalShield
Housing Activity Index, LegalShield Bankruptcy Index, LegalShield
Foreclosure Index, and LegalShield Real Estate Index.
The five LegalShield indices closely track a handful of key economic
indicators, such as the Consumer Confidence Index (developed by the
Conference Board), Housing Starts (reported by the U.S. Census Bureau),
and Foreclosure Starts (reported by the Mortgage Bankers Association).
Each LegalShield index has undergone a battery of statistical tests to
validate its relationship to an existing economic indicator that sheds
light on the health and direction of the U.S. economy. LegalShield
publishes the Law Index monthly, on the sixth business day of each month.
A pioneer in the democratization of affordable access to legal
protection, LegalShield is one of North America’s leading providers of
legal safeguards and protection against identity theft solutions for
individuals, families and small businesses. The 45-year-old company has
more than 1,743,000 members that are covered by its legal and identity
theft plans. IDShield provides identity theft protection to one million
individuals. LegalShield and IDShield serve more than 141,000
businesses. Both legal and identity theft plans start for less than $25
LegalShield’s legal plans provide access to attorneys with an average of
22 years of experience in areas such as family matters, estate planning,
financial and business issues, consumer protection, tax, real estate,
benefits disputes and auto/driving issues. Unlike other legal plans or
do-it-yourself websites, LegalShield has dedicated law firms in 50
states and four provinces in Canada that members can call for help
without having to worry about high hourly rates.
IDShield provides identity monitoring and restoration services and is
the only identity theft protection company armed with a team of licensed
private investigators on call to restore a member’s identity.
For more information, call press and corporate relations at 580-436-1234.
Quandl is the largest provider of alternative data for financial
professionals. The company sources, evaluates and productizes
undiscovered data assets, transforming them into quantified, actionable
intelligence for select institutional clients. With a customer base that
includes the world’s top hedge funds, asset managers and investment
banks, Quandl delivers financial, economic and alternative data to over
250,000 analysts worldwide.
Quandl was founded in 2012 by Tammer Kamel and Abraham Thomas in part
because of their frustrations as analysts with the limited data and
primitive delivery systems that were available to them. Headquartered in
Toronto, Quandl is backed by Nexus Venture Partners and August Capital.
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