Alternative Data Newsletter #149 – December 13th, 2019

Key Highlights

  • Continued Growth Momentum into 2020: Eagle Alpha, the largest global aggregator of alternative data, announced its continued growth across multiple verticals as 2019 comes to a close. The firm saw its client list grow by 84% as it has entered new verticals to include private equity and corporate buyers, complementing the firm’s extensive relationships with buyside firms.
  • Updates to Our New York Conference Agenda: we are delighted to announce that Eagle Alpha’s New York conference will now include separate streams with a great lineup of speakers. Some of the topics are highlighted below:
    • Private Equity: alternative data adoption (Michael Recce, Chief Data Scientist at Neuberger Berman), data integration into a PE firm’s workflow (Tim Kiely, Lead Data Scientist at American Securities) and deal origination (Alessio Fanelli, Director of Engineering at 645 Ventures).
    • Buyside: creating an alternative data strategy (Jon Neitzell, Founder at Anduril Partners), how to tackle the mapping issue (Gene Ekster, Co-Founder at Altdata Group), finding signals in the noise (Evan Reich, Head of Data Strategy and Sourcing at Nasdaq/Quandl).
    • Expert Hub: this will serve as a breakout room where attendees can meet with experts and speakers from our various panel sessions in a more informal small group/roundtable format. This will provide an opportunity for a more technical conversation that should appeal to engineers and data scientists at buyer firms, as well as those in strategic roles.
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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.


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. Email to learn more. 


This vendor detects market sentiments and transforms them into innovative tools for the finance and communications industry. The vendor’s software reads and understands financial news within seconds and provides asset managers and financial advisors with an information advantage at a considerably smaller expenditure of time. Our Data Sourcing clients can view the full profile here.


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Using our Eagle Edge dashboard of consumer preferences, we examine the children’s clothing market in the US. The data shows consumers continuing to move away from department stores and specialty retailers. However, within these segments some retailers are performing relatively better.

Case Study

Using online pricing data on Eagle Edge investors can monitor pricing trends and SKU level data by channel and by geography for luxury goods companies. This data would have helped inform investors of positive fundamentals and individual brand momentum for Kering in the June quarter of 2019.

Legal & Compliance

We held a survey among our clients to determine the legal topics of interest for Q1 2020. Some of the answers are highlighted below:

  • Alternative data in Latin America.
  • Compliance / due diligence in respect to restricting data use, rectification and erase of data.
  • Web crawled data.
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Alpha Workshops

  • January 23rd: Workshop on ESG Data.
  • February 27th: Workshop on Satellite Imagery Data.
  • March 26th: Workshop on IoT Data.

Upcoming Events

Eagle Alpha’s Alternative Data Conferences:

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