Alternative Data Newsletter #140 – October 17th, 2019

  • Eagle Alpha Data Analytics Platform: we are delighted to announce a number of major upgrades to the Data Analytics offering that radically improve the user experience. Contact us to learn more at dataanalytics@eaglealpha.com.
    • 1) Clients can now explore the Eagle Edge dashboards by ticker, company name or sector, using both free text search and convenient menus;
    • 2) Data Analytics subscribers can also now access case studies related to the dashboards on Eagle Edge. This is in addition to the actionable Insights report produced by Eagle Alpha’s experienced research analysts. All content is now also tagged to dashboards for easier exploration.
  • Alternative Data Survey: The AIMA is conducting a survey which examines hedge funds’ use of alternative data. The data collected will help inform a paper that will be published in Q4 this year. Survey respondents will get a copy of the report as well as more detailed peer analysis. Follow this link to the survey.
  • Research Analyst Thoughts: an Eagle Alpha report from June 13th, using trends in employment data from companies in the specialty retail sector, highlighted that Bed Bath and Beyond (BBBY) had begun to aggressively hire to build out an omnichannel presence. The significance of this data has become more apparent given the news that BBBY has just hired a new CEO from Target (TGT). The new CEO has been credited with driving the success of TGT’s omnichannel strategy.
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Quality Screening

Thomas Combes, Eagle Alpha’s Director of Data Science, joined our alpha workshop session and discussed the Eagle Eye platform. He demonstrated an example of quality testing using social media and sentiment data provider.

Prioritization

This vendor monitors company research activities to predict buying intent, earnings surprises, M&A activity, ESG metrics, capital injection events, B2B company trends and more. Our Data Sourcing clients can view the full profile here

Discovery

This vendor performs enterprise, industry and ESG risk analysis through the discovery of connections in entire value chains, market trends and movements. Our Data Sourcing clients can view the full profile here.

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Data Analytics Updates

We are delighted to announce a number of major upgrades to the Data Analytics offering that radically improve the user experience.

  • Clients can now explore the Eagle Edge dashboards by ticker, company name or sector, using both free text search and convenient menus.
  • Data Analytics subscribers can also now access case studies related to the dashboards on Eagle Edge. This is in addition to the actionable Insights report produced by Eagle Alpha’s experienced research analysts. All content is now also tagged to dashboards for easier exploration.

As a result of these upgrades Data Analytics clients can easily explore alternative data dashboards and reports for almost 3,000 companies to find the content of most relevance to them, and more rapidly integrate these into their investment process. Contact us to learn more at dataanalytics@eaglealpha.com.

Research Analyst Thoughts

An Eagle Alpha report from June 13th, using trends in employment data from companies in the specialty retail sector, highlighted that Bed Bath and Beyond (BBBY) had begun to aggressively hire to build out an omnichannel presence. The significance of this data has become more apparent given the news that BBBY has just hired a new CEO from Target (TGT). The new CEO has been credited with driving the success of TGT’s omnichannel strategy.

Legal & Compliance

Join us for an informative webinar on a recent decision by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). The European Court’s ruling states:

o Google is not obligated to obey the ‘right to be forgotten’ rules globally, and is not be required to delete links to sensitive personal data upon request worldwide

o European delistings must ‘be accompanied by measures which effectively prevent or, at the very least, seriously discourage an internet user’ from accessing Google’s non-EU sites

Date: October 21st at 09.30 am EST.

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Alpha Workshops

  • November 19th: Pricing Data.
  • December 19th: Geo-Location Data.

Legal Webinars

  • October 21st: PII and Alternative Data (GDPR, CCPA, etc).
  • November 18th: App Tracking & Email Receipt (Apple and Google’s changing T&C’s).
  • December 13th: China Data.

Upcoming Events

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