Alternative Data Newsletter #144 – November 14th, 2019

Key Highlights

  • Expert Hub is Live: we just launched Expert Hub as part of our Data Strategy offering, it is a directory of alternative data experts who provide reports, video content, complementary calls and discounted consultancy and training to Eagle Alpha clients. Data Strategy supports and educates our clients on the processes around alternative data. We assist the front office as well as the relevant support teams such as legal, engineering, management, HR etc.
  • PE Whitepaper: Eagle Alpha released the second edition of its Private Equity whitepaper, “Profiting from Alternative Data”. The use of alternative data across different stages of the investment cycle can augment a private equity firm’s proprietary network in deal origination, add conviction to an investment decision and unlock the value creation potential of portfolio companies.
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Quality Screening

Eagle Eye reports are available on our Data Sourcing platform. Clients can now view detailed reports on quality of ten alternative datasets with a B2B dataset being the latest addition. Please click on this link.

Prioritization

We now have over 100 trade ideas submitted to our Alpha Capture product. This is the world’s first tool to help buyside firms identify and prioritize alternative datasets that deliver actionable, alpha-generating data. With Alpha Capture, data vendors submit trade ideas or forward-looking use cases based on interesting insights from their datasets, which gives fund managers the first-ever opportunity to value alternative datasets and ascertain, at scale, the real potential for alpha.

Discovery

This vendor provides retail market sales data in China. Data is sourced from supermarket POS scanner, covers 28 major provinces in China, 41 major companies in the Food & Beverage industry. Our Data Sourcing clients can view the full profile here.

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Dashboards

The chart shows Twitter mentions of Netflix competitors. Disney+ can be seen generating some pre-launch traction while other players are continuing to generate consumer interest.

PE Whitepaper

Eagle Alpha released the second edition of its Private Equity whitepaper, “Profiting from Alternative Data”. The use of alternative data across different stages of the investment cycle can augment a private equity firm’s proprietary network in deal origination, add conviction to an investment decision and unlock the value creation potential of portfolio companies. This paper introduces alternative data, outlines the rationale for private equity firms to work with it, illustrates use cases across the investment cycle, addresses the challenges encountered and outlines Eagle Alpha’s solutions. If you would like a copy of this paper please email our Head of Private Equity, darren.laheen@eaglealpha.com.

Legal & Compliance

On October 29, 2019, Australian regulators sued Google for misleading consumers regarding the collection of location data. It’s the latest example of government action against a big tech firm over the collection of user data.

On our November legal webinar, Lowenstein Sandler will discuss legal considerations surrounding app tracking and email receipts data. Details:

  • Date: 18th November 2019
  • Time: 9.30am EDT
  • Contact us at enquiries@eaglealpha.com to learn more!
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Upcoming Webinars

Alpha Workshops

  • November 21st: Geo-Location Data.
  • December 19th: Pricing Data.

Legal Webinars

  • November 18th: App Tracking & Email Receipt (Apple and Google’s changing T&C’s).
  • December 13th: China Data.

Upcoming Conferences

Eagle Alpha’s Alternative Data Conferences: