Alternative Data Newsletter #122 – June 14th, 2019

Key Highlights
  • LinkUp Onboarded: Eagle Alpha is delighted to announce LinkUp as the latest dataset onboarded to the Eagle Edge Platform. LinkUp have created the largest, highest-quality index of global job listings. Through the Eagle Edge dashboards users can much more easily explore this large and complex dataset to identify actionable trends. Job listings data provides a window into company performance and strategy across all industrial sectors. It’s possible to understand company strategy better by tracking what roles they are seeking to fill and in what regions they are focusing their recruitment efforts.
  • Our First Legal Webinar: our first legal & compliance webinar together with Lowenstein Sandler will be on the topic of credit card panels. It will be held on June 28th at 10 am EST. Email enquiries@eaglealpha.com for more details.
  • Research Analyst Thoughts: we are using the Eagle Edge employment dashboard to track FANG hiring of staff with legal expertise. This is particularly timely given the multiple investigations the FANGs are facing in the US and Europe. The Eagle Edge employment dashboards enable users to effortlessly explore the LinkUp dataset, the largest, highest-quality index of global job listings. Please contact eqnuiries@eaglealpha.com to learn more.
Data Quality
  • Thomas Combes, Head of Data Science at Eagle Alpha, gave a presentation entitled “When Messy is the Edge: Data Science in the Alternative Financial Data Space” to the Data Science Ireland meetup group focused on the role of data science in the alternative financial data space. Thomas discussed how Eagle Alpha analyses the wide variety of alternative data, each dataset having highly differentiated levels of quality, history, and coverage. Thomas discussed how the Data Science team approached building Eagle Eye, the scalable toolset used to rapidly ingest, analyze, and explore alternative datasets that are delivered to Eagle Alpha, as well as gave an overview of some interesting types of data sources and strategies that are being employed in the alternative data space.
Discovery
  • Datasets Getting Traction:
    • Quant: this vendor’s proprietary database covers more than 45 million companies in over 120 different countries. The vendor gathers company data from over 20,000 government sources and combining the company data with algorithmic extraction of web information to build a comprehensive global database of company information. Our Data Sourcing clients can view the full profile here.
    • Discretionary: this vendor gathers data from over 30,000 UK-based retailers. The company covers over 1.7 billion products and has history on over 100 billion price points. Our Data Sourcing clients can view the full profile here.
    • New Dataset: this vendor provides Japanese consumer transaction data of credit card, POS and loyalty card data covering over 150 companies. Our Data Sourcing clients can view the full profile here.
Finding Alpha
  • Research Analysts Thoughts: we are using the Eagle Edge employment dashboard to track FANG hiring of staff with legal expertise. This is particularly timely given the multiple investigations the FANGs are facing in the US and Europe. The Eagle Edge employment dashboards enable users to effortlessly explore the LinkUp dataset, the largest, highest-quality index of global job listings. Please contact eqnuiries@eaglealpha.com to learn more.
  • Our Next Alpha Workshop: the next workshop is on Employment data on June 20that 9 am ET. There will be 5 guest speakers including Andy Moniz, Chief Data Scientist at Deutsche Bank, and Ben Lourie, Professor at the University of Irvine. Email enquiries@eaglealpha.com for more details.
Events You Should Attend
  • PE Webinar: Eagle Alpha is launching a new solution that enables PE firms to acquire alternative data on a per company basis (not an entire dataset) and a pay-as-you go basis (not an annual license). The launch webinar will be at 09.00 EST on Tuesday June 25th. Please RSVP to emmett.kilduff@eaglealpha.com.
  • Eagle Alpha’s Alternative Data Conferences:
  • Data Strategy Webinars:
Notable News in the Alternative Data Space