Alternative Data Newsletter #96 – November 29th, 2018

Announcements at our conference in NYC today

Events

What Datasets Are Getting Traction?

  • Quant: this vendor provides Artificial-Intelligence-as-a-Service for investment analysis and trading. The company creates custom portfolios for clients by combining fundamental analysis, quantitative metrics, sellside reports, macro news, and money flows. Our Data Sourcing clients can view the full profile here.
  • Discretionary: this vendor delivers credit/debit card data covering a panel of 15 million people across 50 US states. The company offers raw feeds and dashboards. Our Data Sourcing clients can view the full profile here.
  • New: this company extracts event level semantics from public news.

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Alternative Data Newsletter #84 – August 30th, 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 at EY’s offices. Final call for complimentary tickets
• London: October 12th at Simmons & Simmons offices.
• New York: November 29th at Lowenstein Sandler’s offices.

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

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

• What are the best alternative datasets for the automotive industry?
• Which are the best sentiment data vendors for the APAC region?
• What are the best alternative datasets for the automotive industry?

3. What are the upcoming dataset roadshows?

Consumer Transaction Data Provider in London from the 24th – 28th September  – Covers both US and UK (new release)

In the UK,

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Alternative Data Newsletter #73 – June 11th, 2018

Summary Highlights

1. Events: Over 530 1-on-1s took place at our Data Showcase event in NYC last week with 30 hand-picked vendors.
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. Data Analytics: Eagle Alpha’s Data Analytics team correctly predicted DKS results by using online search data.
4. Bespoke Projects: How can alternative data sources be used to determine which companies are best positioned to profit from virtual reality uptake?
5. Data Forum: Our next online meeting will be held on June 27th to discuss the normalized metadata schema.
6. Fundraising For Data Vendors: Buyside firms are increasingly seeking to invest in vendors of alternative data.
7. Featured Articles: 1) Eagle Alpha Hires More ‘Eagles’ As Adoption of Alternative Data Takes Off; 2) Eagle Alpha: A New White Paper Advises Vendors Of Alternative Data On How They Can Sell To Asset Managers;

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Alternative Data Newsletter #62 – March 15th, 2018

1. Events: Next major event to be held on March 27th in Hong Kong. We will discuss the practical aspects of alternative data with speakers from Point72, Oasis Capital and Petrel Capital.

2. Dataset Analytics: One of the most popular datasets receiving 1on1 requests at the moment is a clickstream data provider.

3. Data Hunting Advisory: What are the best datasets for upcoming IPOs?

4. Dataset Roadshows: A new employment data provider in NYC on March 23rd.

5. Data Insights: Eagle Alpha’s Data Insights team correctly predicted the recently reported Williams Sonoma results.

6. Bespoke Projects: How can alternative data help in tracking a company’s pricing power and industry competition?

7. Knowledge Center: Contact us to watch the webinar recording on the topic of Natural Language Processing.

8. Featured Articles: 1) Big data analytics: The cloud-fueled shift now under way; 2) Software,

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Alternative Data Newsletter – August 31st, 2017

1. BofA report: Data Capital – Global Big Data and AI Primer.

2. Featured dataset: U.K. consumer transaction data.

3. Case study: Consumer transaction data correctly predicted Just Eat revenue beats. 

4. Research question for a Bespoke Project: Which brands are showing positive momentum on social media?

5. Vendor access: Trade nowcasting data provider doing meetings in Boston (September 8th) and NYC (September 11th – 14th).

6. Events: We are speaking at a Citi event where 5 data vendors will showcase their datasets to the buyside (September 15th).

7. Did you know? Data lakes cost less than enterprise data warehouses because datasets are not indexed and prepped at induction, they are stored in native formats and reconfigured when needed.

8. Featured articles: 1) Building a quantamental investing team; 2) MLC’s hedge fund quest for titans and minnows; 3) Using AI for finance is easy to imagine,

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Alternative Data Newsletter – May 18th, 2017

Data beats opinion >>> your weekly update on the alternative data space

1. Dataset of the week: Commercial real estate leasing.

2. Case study of the week: Upside in RingCentral’s same store sales predicted with Google Trends.

3. Research question for a Bespoke Project: How can trade data help track in real time the pace of economic growth in Japan and its balance of trade with China?

4. Events: Eagle Alpha presenting at conferences organized by JPMorgan and Citi.

5. Dataset access: Obtaining feedback on a potential ticker level dataset based on credit and debit card data.

6. Articles of the week: Finding value in satellite data, corporate events data.

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Alternative Data Newsletter – February 16th, 2017

Data beats opinion >>> your weekly update on the alternative data space

1. Dataset of the week: Employment data provider.

2. Case study: Google Trends anticipated RingCentral stabilization.

3. Case study: Trade nowcasting used to analyze Chinese Trade Balance.

4. News articles of the week: Why data nerds struggle to gain power at hedge funds, African farm yields measured using satellites, can big data help boost investment returns?

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Alternative Data Newsletter – January 12th, 2017

Data beats opinion >>> your weekly update on the alternative data space

1. Case study of the week: online data points to GoPro regaining momentum.

2. Case study: China’s real estate market analyzed with transaction data.

3. Dataset of the week: FMCG, Retail and Healthcare consumer transaction data provider.

4. News articles of the week: deep learning AI, big data for sale in China, the end of data as we know it?

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