We are excited to welcome Hamza Khan as Head of European Data. In anticipation of the growing investor demand for regional data, Khan will lead Quandl’s data strategy and expand our presence in the European market.
“Investor demand for European alternative data has been rising, but supply has not kept pace,” said Tammer Kamel, Head of Nasdaq’s Quandl. “Hamza understands what our customers need and can marry that with his expert knowledge of the European domain.”
Khan began his career as a quantitative analyst and was the head of commodities strategy at ING prior to founding Suburbia, a technology company that specialized in alternative data solutions. Based in Amsterdam with connections across the continent on the buy and sell side, Khan brings a deep understanding of the industry in Europe along with a proven history of finding difficult-to-access data.
“There’s a whole lot of untapped potential in Europe because the barrier to entry is so high,” Bill Dague, Nasdaq’s head of alternative data said in an interview with Business Insider. “The pockets of opportunity are very similar to what we saw in the US.”
“A stronger presence in Europe is an exciting opportunity for us to establish partnerships with a variety of players in the European ecosystem, from larger companies and fin techs to startups and unicorns,” shared Khan.
While Europe poses a challenge to data collection efforts due to varying data privacy laws across the continent, that hasn’t stopped investors’ appetite for data. That’s where a European-based head of data at Quandl will prove invaluable to delivering comprehensive, high-quality data within Nasdaq’s world-class compliance frameworks.
“After spending years developing close relationships with data providers across Europe, I look forward to providing our customers with information advantages in European markets,” said Khan. “Quandl is synonymous with high-quality data and insights, and I’m thrilled to be part of their team.”
Alongside the advantages of its Quandl platform, Nasdaq brings a strong global presence and a diverse offering of analytics, software and services to its clients. This latest development further cements the company’s position as the leading source of financial, economic and alternative data.