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How Innovative Corporates Use External Data To Enhance Decision-making

How Innovative Corporates Use External Data To Enhance Decision-making

This white paper is the second edition in a series following the publication of Edition 1 in July 2019.
In January 2020 Eagle Alpha hosted its largest ever conference in New York with 800 attendees across buyside, private equity, corporates and data vendors. The corporate breakout session explored corporate use cases for external data. Within this paper we build on these discussions and present relevant use cases and key insights for corporates looking to become more data- driven in their decision-making.

Data-Driven Value Creation in Portfolio Companies

Data-Driven Value Creation in Portfolio Companies

Private Equity Historically
Historically, the PE industry has been dominated by institutions relying – often successfully – on local knowledge, personal networks and a big dose of intuition to spot opportunities and predict future trends. PE firms used to track and analyse investment targets and portfolio companies through Excel spreadsheets, static investment memos and CRM databases.

Mapping Datasets to Symbols

Mapping Datasets to Symbols

This report addresses the topic of ticker mapping as it relates to the alternative data marketplace. The reports objective is to inform both buyers and sellers of alternative data of the complexities and solutions of ticker mapping. Broadly speaking ticker mapping involves the application of identifiers, symbology or tickers to companies, or entities, in a dataset.

Alternative Data Primer and 10 Thematic Case Studies for Investors

Alternative Data Primer and 10 Thematic Case Studies for Investors

Alternative data is an asset class of information that has come into being off the back of the broader data explosion. Traditional financial data relies on information from company filings, investor presentations, media coverage, historical market prices, etc, which are now commoditized and easily accessible on financial databases. Alternative data can come from a plethora of sources, including satellite imagery, GPS tracking, transactional data, sentiment analysis of social media and news feed, etc.