Alternative Data Newsletter #81 – August 9th, 2018

1. When can buyside firms meet the best emerging vendors in each region?

Eagle Alpha’s new event format is titled “Alternative Data – Alpha and Access”. These events are complimentary for buyside individuals to attend. Our upcoming global event calendar is as follows:

• Hong Kong: September 11th.
• London: October 12th.
• New York: November 29th.

To register for these events, please contact events@eaglealpha.com.

2. What are examples of datasets buyside firms can only get from Eagle Alpha?

• JetTrack: we are the exclusive distributor of JetTrack, the leading corporate aviation dataset.
• RevCast: we built a consumer transaction dataset that predicts revenue of 64 US consumer companies.

Contact us at enquiries@eaglealpha.com if you would like a teaser on these datasets.

3. What type of advice does Eagle Alpha’s Data Sourcing team provide?

• What are the best commodity datasets?

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Alternative Data Newsletter #80 – August 2nd, 2018

1. When can buyside firms meet the best emerging vendors in each region?

Eagle Alpha’s new event format is titled “Alternative Data – Alpha and Access”. These events are complimentary for buyside individuals to attend. Our upcoming global event calendar is as follows:

• Hong Kong: September 11th.
• London: October 12th.
• New York: November 29th.

To register for these events, please contact events@eaglealpha.com.

2. What datasets are buyside firms interested in?

Top 5 alternative data categories in the past month (source: Eagle Alpha’s database):

  1. Business insights.
  2. Web crawled data.
  3. Consumer transactions data.
  4. Pricing data.
  5. Satellite and weather data.

Note: the names of datasets are disclosed to clients.

3. What are examples of datasets buyside firms can only get from Eagle Alpha?

Search Signals: Indicators built from Google Trends that is related to company specific terms associated with company sales.

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Alternative Data Newsletter #79 – July 26th, 2018

1. When can buyside firms meet the best emerging vendors in each region?

Eagle Alpha’s new event format is titled “Alternative Data – Alpha and Access”. These events are complimentary for buyside individuals to attend. Our upcoming global event calendar is as follows:

• Hong Kong: September 11th.
• London: October 12th.
• New York: November 29th.

To register for these events, please contact events@eaglealpha.com.

2. What datasets are buyside firms interested in?

Top 5 alternative data categories in the past month (source: Eagle Alpha’s database):

  1. Business insights.
  2. Web crawled data.
  3. Consumer transactions data.
  4. Pricing data.
  5. Satellite and weather data.

Note: the names of datasets are disclosed to clients.

3. What are examples of datasets buyside firms can only get from Eagle Alpha?

• JetTrack: we are the exclusive distributor of JetTrack,

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Alternative Data Newsletter #78 – July 19th, 2018

1. What datasets are buyside firms interested in?

Top 5 alternative data categories in the past month (source: Eagle Alpha’s database):

  1. Business insights.
  2. Web crawled data.
  3. Consumer transactions data.
  4. Pricing data.
  5. Satellite and weather data.

Note: the names of datasets are disclosed to clients.

2. What are examples of datasets buyside firms can only get from Eagle Alpha?

Search Signals: Indicators built from Google Trends that is related to company specific terms associated with company sales. Observing crossing points of moving averages of one of these search indices has proved predictive of inflection points in revenue growth for companies across a broad range of sectors including retail, luxury goods, restaurants and B2B software. Do you want a teaser?

3. What dataset questions are buyside firms asking us for advice on?

• Which alternative datasets could be used for due diligence?

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Alternative Data Newsletter #77 – July 12th, 2018

1. What datasets are buyside firms interested in?

Top 5 alternative data categories in Q2 2018 (source: Eagle Alpha’s database):

  1. Business insights.
  2. Employment.
  3. Web crawled data.
  4. Trade.
  5. Consumer transactions.

Note: the names of datasets are disclosed to clients.

Top 5 alternative data categories in Q2 2018 (source: Eagle Alpha 1-on-1 meeting analytics):

  1. Business insights.
  2. Employment.
  3. Geo-Location.
  4. ESG.
  5. Sentiment.

Note: the names of datasets are disclosed to clients.

2. What are examples of datasets buyside firms can only get from Eagle Alpha?

• JetTrack: we are the exclusive distributor of JetTrack, the leading corporate aviation dataset. Do you want a teaser?
• RevCast: we built a consumer transaction dataset that predicts revenue of 64 US consumer companies. Do you want a teaser?

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Alternative Data Newsletter #76 – July 6th, 2018

1. What alternative datasets are buyside firms most interested in?

Top 5 alternative data categories in Q2 2018 (source: Eagle Alpha’s database):

  1. Business insights.
  2. Employment.
  3. Web crawled data.
  4. Trade.
  5. Consumer transactions.

Note: the names of datasets are disclosed to clients.

Top 5 alternative data categories in Q2 2018 (source: Eagle Alpha 1-on-1 meeting analytics):

  1. Business insights.
  2. Employment.
  3. Geo-location.
  4. ESG.
  5. Sentiment.

Note: the names of datasets are disclosed to clients.

2. What are examples of datasets buyside firms can only get from Eagle Alpha?

• JetTrack: we are the exclusive distributor of JetTrack, the leading corporate aviation dataset. Do you want a teaser?
• RevCast: we built a consumer transaction dataset that predicts revenue of 64 US consumer companies.

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Alternative Data Newsletter #75 – June 28th, 2018

Summary Highlights

1. Proprietary Datasets:Eagle Alpha went live with its first semi-proprietary dataset in May – RevCast. The RevCast dataset provides quarterly revenue predictions for major US consumer companies and is exclusive to Eagle Alpha.
2. Exclusive Datasets: Eagle Alpha organized the first IDO (Initial Data Offering) roadshow this week for a corporate aviation data provider.  Roadshow included visits to asset managers in Chicago, Boston and New York. This data provider has mapped corporate jet ownership and locations to publicly traded companies as corporate jet travel between certain locations could be a sign of a dialogue between companies.  Please contact us if you would like more information.
3. Roadshows: An employment, location, insurance and pensions data provider is meeting funds in London on July 23-25.
4. Events: Our next working group meeting will be held on July 10th to discuss the dataset pricing.
5. Data Analytics: Online conversation surrounding L Brands is largely in line with the decline in fortunes of the company in recent years.

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Alternative Data Newsletter #74 – June 21st, 2018

Summary Highlights

1. Events: Our next webinar (June 27th) will cover the topic of alternative data in the APAC region. Register your interest by emailing enquiries@eaglealpha.com.
2. Dataset Sourcing: Eagle Alpha is the exclusive distribution partner for the leading corporate aviation data vendor. It will be doing a roadshow in Chicago, Boston, CT and NYC on June 25-29.
3. Proprietary Datasets: Eagle Alpha went live with our first JV dataset in May – RevCast. The RevCast dataset provides quarterly predictions for major US consumer companies and is exclusive to Eagle Alpha.
4. Data Analytics: Eagle Alpha’s Data Analytics team correctly predicted HPQ results by using web scraped data.
5. Bespoke Projects: How can alternative data shed insights into hiring and employee turnover trends for the companies in our portfolios?
6. Data Forum: Our next working group meeting will be held on June 27th to discuss the normalized metadata schema.

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Alternative Data Newsletter #72 – May 24th, 2018

1. Events: Our next Data Showcase event will be held in NYC on May 31st. Final call for tickets.

2. Dataset Sourcing: A sentiment data provider is meeting funds in Zurich next week.

3. Data Analytics: Consumer transaction and online search data used to correctly predict TJX results.

4. Bespoke Projects: How would alternative data be used to monitor social/political issues such as student loan indebtedness and loan restructuring efforts?

5. Data Forum: On May 30th, GSAM will host our first data forum conference for buyside firms to discuss important alternative data topics with peers.

6. Data Vendors: We are about to publish a comprehensive white paper on how vendors can sell their data to asset managers. Contact us to receive it.

7. Featured Articles: 1) Goldman Sachs Exec: While Valuable, Alternative Data Still Poses Challenges; 2) Alternative Data Standard-Setting Body IDSO Publishes Privacy Best Practices;

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Alternative Data Newsletter #71 – May 17th, 2018

1. Events: Our next Data Showcase event will be held in NYC on May 31st. Panelist firms are BlackRock, GSAM, Two Sigma, PDT Partners, Blue Mountain Capital, RavenPack, Lowenstein Sandler.

2. Dataset Sourcing: A trade nowcasting data provider is meeting funds in NYC next week.

3. Data Analytics: Web crawled data points to positive pricing and end demand trends for HPQ.

4. Bespoke Projects: How can alternative data be used in analyzing Xiaomi and China Tower IPOs?

5. Data Forum: On May 30th, GSAM will host our first data forum conference for buyside firms to discuss important alternative data topics with peers.

6. Featured Articles: 1) Satellite images reveal which countries cheat on their economic statistics; 2) Big data and agent based simulation for policy analysis; 3) Data Is a ‘Tangible’ Asset.

1. Events 

Upcoming calendar:

  • May 30th,

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