Alternative Data Newsletter #118 – May 17th, 2019

Key Takeaways From Eagle Alpha’s NYC Conference
Sponsored by J.P.Morgan and Wells Fargo

Our flagship alternative data conference was held at full capacity in NYC on May 15th. We had 100 data exhibitors and over 190 individual funds on the day. We conducted multiple surveys of the attendees, some of the key highlights are presented below and the detailed wrap will follow next week.

  • Buyside – what criteria most influences how much you will pay for a dataset?
    • Uniqueness – 33%
    • Quality – 28%
    • ROI – 17%
    • KPI accuracy – 8%
    • Coverage – 6%
    • Consistent history – 6%
    • Entity mapping – 3%
  • Vendors – what criteria most influences how much you can charge?
    • License structure: seats, team, enterprise, API calls – 40%
    • AUM – 20%
    • Execution/strategy – 17%
    • Service requirement – 17%
    • Willingness to develop with vendor – 7%
  • Which standards do you want prioritized?
    • Trial agreement – 53%
    • DDQ – 45%
    • Data dictionary – 43%
    • Subscription agreement – 31%
    • “Buyside for Dummies” guide – 22%
    • Methodology documentation – 18%
    • Metadata – 14%
    • Tear sheet (buyer) – 10%