Ep. 60 The Long-Short | Getting to the source around short selling data

Published: 05 April 2023

The Long-Short is a podcast by the Alternative Investment Management Association, focusing on the very latest insights on the alternative investment industry.

Each episode will examine topical areas of interest from across the alternative investment universe with news, views and analysis delivered by AIMA’s global team, as well as a host of industry experts.

As short selling is once again back in the headlines The Long-Short went to one of the premier sources of short selling data to address common misconceptions about the practice and its role in recent events.

Managing Partner at S3 Partners, Bob Sloan, recounts his firm’s rise to prominence as social media’s primary source of short interest data during the GameStop episode, leading to a role in Netflix’s ‘Eat the Rich: The Gamestop Saga’.

He also offers his predictions on the future of AI tools such as Chat GPT and the role alternative data plays in modern investment strategies.

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