Alternative Data Newsletter #156 – February 21st, 2020

Key Highlights

  • How Innovative Corporates Use External Data: this week Eagle Alpha published its second Corporate Whitepaper “How Innovative Corporates Use External Data To Enhance Decision-Making”. The paper discusses corporate use cases for external data across corporate departments and builds on discussions from corporate break-out sessions at Eagle Alpha’s January 2020 New York Conference. To find out how innovative corporates are using external data download our whitepaper at this link.
  • Australia’s First Alternative Data Conference: we are pleased to announce Australia’s first alternative data conference will take place in Sydney on April 2nd. Originally planned for Hong Kong this will replace our conference there. We are honored to have JP Morgan as our lead sponsor and host. Tickets are complimentary for buyside, private equity and corporates. Registration and the full agenda available at
  • The Largest Alternative Data Conference in NYC: the largest data conference is back with a bang! Don’t miss out on EARLY ACCESS price of $500 (at-the-door price $1,500). Limited tickets are available. This is going to be our greatest conference yet:
    • 1,000 Attendees
    • 150 Data Vendors
    • 3 Breakout Streams for Buyside, Private Equity and Corporates
    • Industry Leading Keynote Speakers
    • Expert Hub Roundtables
    • Full agenda and tickets available at
    • Eagle Alpha clients reach out to for your complimentary ticket.
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Quality Testing

Thomas Combes, Director of Data Science at Eagle Alpha, demonstrated an Eagle Eye quality report showcasing the example of IoT data. Clients of Eagle Alpha’s Data Strategy offering can view the recording here.


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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The chart shows Twitter mentions of deliveries for QSR companies. MCD was well-positioned vs competition with delivery resonating particularly well with customers.

Case Study

A report from Eagle Alpha on May 29th, 2019 highlighted trends in the breakfast segment, delivery and drive-thru dynamics that had implications for McDonalds (MCD) and Wendy’s (WEN). Earnings reports and conference calls by MCD and WEN help validate that social media data can be used to obtain useful insights into consumer behaviour in the QSR industry. Investors can use the data to analyse company competitive positioning at a given point in time and can also monitor, on an ongoing basis, important consumer trends.

Legal & Compliance

So you purchased a dataset? Now, what happens to the data itself?
At our upcoming legal webinar on February 25th, Peter Greene and Benjamin Kozinn from Lowenstein Sandler will discuss the following:

  • Restricting data use within your organization.
  • Rectifying erroneous data.
  • Erasing or deleting data.
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Alpha Workshops

  • 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: