Alternative Data Newsletter #58 – 1st May

Key Highlights 

Join our Alternative Data Conference from May 19th to May 22nd. Virtual 1-1 booths are available along with speaking roles and sponsorship exposure. Contact us to learn more about the conference.

NYC Virtual Data Conference

Join our NYC virtual data conference from May 19th to May 22nd. Key stats:

  • The agenda will be spread over 4 days from May 19th to May 22nd
  • The 1-on-1 booking platform will be open for 6 weeks
  • There are two key themes for this conference given the environment we are in: 1) COVID-19; and 2) cost reduction
  • This conference will include attendees from several newer categories e.g. central banks, distressed debt funds and corporates.

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Vendor Solutions Webinar

Yesterday we hosted a vendor solution webinar. The topic of the webinar was ‘How to service buyers during the current economic climate?’. Key takeaways from our panelists Darren VogesJeniffer StraussMatei Zatreanu, and Michael Recee

  • Clean data: Data should be ready for consumption and leads to the faster acquisition and the clarity of use cases resonates with the ability of the buyer to make the call
  • Pricing: Buyers are willing to buy datasets, vendors are recommended to price the dataset that resonates the value it will provide to the end customer
  • Need for speed: Reduce the legal and compliance time. Longer contract negotiations can end up losing a sales opportunity

COVID-19 Sales Signal

  • Consumer spending indicators for China are mixed. No significant COVID-19 rebound. Three different datasets are showing stability but no significant recovery of the Chinese consumer after COVID-19 lockdown. – Online transaction volume (GMV) is up in March but does not represent a large snapback from January and February. – Chinese cosmetics sales have recovered but South Korean duty-free sales to Chinese travelers in April, which are largely cosmetics-related, have relinquished gains from early March. – Hotel booking activity in Chinese cities remains at February levels. – Sales for cosmetics companies like Estee Lauder and Revlon are holding up relatively well, while online sales for western brands like Tapestry, Capri, and Apple are seeing some pressure. To access the full report contact our team at



Active Data Requests

  • Customer related data – customer satisfaction, customer sentiments
  • COVID-19 data with global coverage
  • UK and Canada datasets that help governments to understand:
    • employees, wages, revenues by sector
  • ESG data for private companies
  • Supply chain data
  • European transaction data
  • U.S geo-location data
  • Dataset that can predict volatility
  • Dataset that tracks advertising spend in China
    • Ranking/spend of top spenders across major platforms like Douyin, Kuaishou, Kuaishou, WeChat, Baidu etc.

Login to your Eagle Alpha account and update your dataset product information to generate exposure to the buy-side funds. If you do not have an Eagle Alpha account yet you can create one free of charge at the following link and market your product to the top investment funds. 

Industry Intel

  • Australia launched COVIDSafe smartphone app to monitor coronavirus spread. However, privacy was a concern on the access of data. ‘Amid privacy concerns about who will have access to the app’s stored data, the government said only state health authorities would qualify. The data will be stored in Australia, and the health minister said “not even a court order” would allow other authorities such as the police to access it.’ Click here to read the article.
  • Microsoft in its recent initiative has embraced big data. ‘On April 21st the world’s most valuable tech firm joined a fledgling movement to liberate the world’s data. The company plans to launch 20 data-sharing groups by 2022 and give away some of its digital information, including data it has gathered on covid-19.’ Click here to read the article.

Events You Should Attend

  • NYC virtual data conference from May 19th to May 22nd
  • Vendor solutions webinar on 28th May at 11.30 – 12.30 ET

Contact to register your interest for the event.