Eagle Alpha is exclusively focused on the alternative data needs of asset managers.
The types of asset managers that Eagle Alpha works with include:
- Quantitative funds. A significant number of quant funds have been working with alternative data for several years. Quant funds particularly like our Data Sourcing offering so that they don’t miss out on interesting datasets.
- Hedge funds. Hedge funds typically use alternative data to predict, for example, next quarter earnings of a stock. Firms that are considering working with alternative data typically engage us on a bespoke project.
- Mutual funds & sovereign wealth funds. These clients use alternative data to obtain insights into long-term trends. Firms that need to catch-up with the innovators typically start by engaging Eagle Alpha to deliver a bespoke teach-in to their firm. In addition, mutual funds particularly like our Thought Leadership and Data Insight offerings to ensure they are on top of best practice.
- Private equity. Innovative private equity funds are using alternative data in the due diligence process of investments and acquisitions.
Eagle Alpha has a global client base:
- North America. The majority of the innovators and early adopters of alternative data are in the US. Therefore the majority of our clients are US firms. We have cleints in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Connecticut and New York.
- EMEA. The significant majority of asset managers in EMEA are only beginning to consider integrating alternative data into their investment process. Eagle Alpha has clients in Dublin and London.
- APAC. The number of enquiries from firms in APAC increased substantially in Q4 2016. Eagle Alpha has clients in Singapore and Hong Kong.
Reasons why our clients partner with Eagle Alpha include:
- Data is growing at an exponential rate. Data, whether it is traditional or non-traditional, can add value to the investment process.
- New types of alternative data means new insights can be obtained.
- Alternative data can provide an edge and therefore alpha.
- Existential threat to traditional active management driving ‘quantamental’ approach.
- Firms can demonstrate to their clients that they have an innovative and differentiated investment strategy. This can help increase AUM.
- MiFID II means asset managers will spend less on traditional research and more on unique and differentiated offerings and datasets that have transparent pricing and measurable ROI.