Importance of Point-in-Time for Alternative Data

This white paper explores the significance and application of Point-in-Time (PIT) data, which captures information at a specific moment, providing a snapshot of data distinct from time-series data. PIT data, critical for eliminating biases such as look-ahead and look-behind biases, is crucial for systematic firms to avoid "survivorship bias" by reflecting the true historical landscape without alterations caused by company changes or corrections.

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