Alternative Data Newsletter #154 – February 7th, 2020

Key Highlights

  • Eagle Alpha’s APAC Conference in Sydney: we are delighted to announce our upcoming conference in Sydney. It will be held on April 2nd. Key Statistics for Sydney’s Conference:
  • Data Strategy Webinar on the Coronavirus Outbreak: In the wake of China’s coronavirus outbreak asset managers are looking for new sources to help them understand the potential impact on their portfolios. On February 11th Eagle Alpha will host an Alpha Workshop for clients of our Data Strategy solution.
  • Buyside White Paper: next week Eagle Alpha will be publishing Edition 7 of the white paper designed to educate our buyside clients. The white paper will include 100 use cases of non-traditional data. Contact us to get a copy:
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Quality Testing

Eagle Alpha’s Data Quality testing continues to scale, reaching 20 full vendor datasets tested and available as live-linked Juypter notebooks on the Data Sourcing platform. Clients can see the full list via this link.

Alpha Capture

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 delivers data on nearly 80 grain, oil and feed commodities, including such important primary research data as prices, production, sales, stocks, outstanding contracts, capacity utilization, purchases, imports & exports, import margins, processing margins, and price spread, etc. of agricultural products. Our Data Sourcing clients can view the full profile here.

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Web crawled data suggests consumer demand for HP products has moved to the upside over the holiday period.

Case Study

Independent research has shown that online survey data can be used to predict non-farm payroll (NFP) surprises with a higher degree of accuracy than other benchmarks. Clients of our Data Strategy offering can view the full case study here.

Legal & Compliance

On our most recent legal webinar held on January 24th, Peter Greene and Benjamin Kozinn from Lowenstein Sandler discussed the potential FTC investigation of Envestnet Yodlee. The Senate Finance and Banking committee members argue that Envestnet Yodlee is in the wrong with collecting and distributing personal transaction data of US citizens without properly notifying individuals. Contact us to learn more.

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Alpha Workshops

  • February 11th: Tracking the Coronavirus with Alternative Data.
  • February 24th: Workshop on Satellite Imagery Data.
  • March 26th: Workshop on IoT Data.

Legal Webinars

  • February 25th: Restriction, Rectification and Erasure of Data.

Upcoming Events

Eagle Alpha’s Alternative Data Conferences: