Alternative Data Newsletter #147 – December 6th, 2019

Key Highlights

  • UK Elections: as the UK prepares for an unpredictable and financially pivotal election on December 12th, investors are arming themselves with alternative data given that pollsters failed to call the last two UK elections and also got it wrong when it came to Brexit and Trump. Investors are turning to news event-driven feeds, social media, web traffic, online search, opinion polls, FX flow data, betting odds and many more datasets to work out how the election might play out. If you really want to get insight into the upcoming election please get in contact at
  • Expert Hub Launch: we are delighted to launch the FIRST expert network dedicated to alternative data. Expert Hub connects buyers and sellers in the alternative data ecosystem to experts on topics such as engineering, data science, research & alpha. We held a webinar on December 4th introducing the concept and presenting a selection of  the Expert Hub experts:
    • Erez Katz, Founder and CEO of Lucena Research.
    • Dave Hannibal, Global Head of Strategic Partnerships & Alliances at Duco.
    • Emmett Kilduff, Founder and CEO of Eagle Alpha.
    • Gene Ekster, Co-Founder of Alternative Data Group.

    Contact to get a copy of the presentation or webinar recording.

  • Eagle Alpha’s NYC Conference: our upcoming Alternative Data Conference will be held in NYC on January 16th, 2020. Register your interest at
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Quality Screening

Eagle Eye reports are available on our Data Sourcing platform. Clients can now view detailed reports on the quality of 15 alternative datasets with a B2B dataset being the latest addition. Please click on this link.


This vendor provides listings of jobs from corporate websites. It is updated daily and has 4 million job listings and descriptions. The vendor also produces one of the most accurate estimates for U.S. Non-Farm Payroll figures and provides other macro employment data. 


This vendor provides the first product that can deliver comprehensive and accurate analytics of affect in earnings conference calls. The vendor’s system provides:

  • automated transcription.
  • text-based sentiment for each statement.
  • voice-based affect for each statement.

Our Data Sourcing clients can view the full profile here.

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Analysis of consumer intent data shows WalMart gaining momentum in key holiday season categories of children’s toys, children’s clothing and electronics. Meanwhile, other big-box retailers such as Best Buy, Target and Kohl’s are all showing weakness, as is internet behemoth Amazon.

PE Whitepaper

Eagle Alpha released the second edition of its Private Equity whitepaper, “Profiting from Alternative Data”. As more and more capital flows into private markets, investors are turning to alternative data to gain an edge across deal origination, due diligence and post-acquisition. Contact Darren Laheen, our Head of Private Equity ( to receive a copy of the whitepaper, which includes great insights and use cases.

Legal & Compliance

We are hosting a webinar next week on the topic of legal considerations concerning China data. Contact to learn more.

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Upcoming Webinars

Alpha Workshops

  • December 19th: Pricing Data.
  • January 23rd: ESG Data.

Legal Webinars

  • December 13th: China Data.

Upcoming Conferences

Eagle Alpha’s Alternative Data Conferences: