NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LegalShield, 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 per month.
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.
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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. Learn more at www.quandl.com, visit us at the Quandl blog and follow us on Twitter @Quandl.