As the UK prepares for an unpredictable and financially pivotal election on December 12th, investors are arming themselves with alternative data given that pollsters failed to call the last two UK elections and also got it wrong when it came to Brexit and Trump. Investors are turning to news event-driven feeds, social media, web traffic, online search, opinion polls, FX flow data, betting odds and many more datasets to work out how the election might play out. If you really want to get insight into the upcoming election please get in contact at email@example.com.
Eagle Alpha released the second edition of its Private Equity whitepaper, “Profiting from Alternative Data”. As more and more capital flows into private markets, investors are turning to alternative data to gain an edge across deal origination, due diligence and post-acquisition. Contact Darren Laheen, our Head of Private Equity (firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive a copy of the whitepaper, which includes great insights and use cases.
We just launched Expert Hub as part of our Data Strategy offering, it is a directory of alternative data experts who provide reports, video content, complementary calls and discounted consultancy and training to Eagle Alpha clients. Data Strategy supports and educates our clients on the processes around alternative data. We assist the front office as well as the relevant support teams such as legal, engineering, management, HR etc.
We are excited to announce Elizabeth Pritchard as our Keynote Speaker at our annual Alternative Data Conference in London next week, 15th November. Elizabeth is the Founder of White Rock Data Solutions LLC. Elizabeth has held senior leadership roles with Goldman Sachs, AIG and Crux Informatics. She is a recently appointed Eagle Alpha board member.
Eagle Alpha is hosting a PE roundtable event in New York next Thursday 17th October (5-7.30pm). The roundtable will discuss how alternative data is being used for private equity deal sourcing, due diligence and post-acquisition value creation. Firms will be able to see PE specific use cases and hear thoughts from other PE firms using alternative data. The discussion will also include insights from data vendors themselves.