App Annie and Founder Bertrand Schmitt Charged with Securities Fraud by the SEC

On 14th September 2021, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) brought a securities fraud ruling against leading mobile app data provider App Annie and its co-founder and former CEO and Chairman Bertrand Schmitt. The SEC found that at this time the company was “engaging in deceptive practices and making material misrepresentations about how App Annie’s alternative data was derived” that violated anti-fraud provisions of Section 10(b) of the Exchange Act and Rule 10b-5 thereunder.

Navigating Geo-Location Data – Part 1: The Opportunity

Navigating Geo-Location Data – Part 1: The Opportunity

This is the first in a two-part blog series where Eagle Alpha’s Director of Data Strategy and Analytics Ronan Crosson shares his insights into the topic of Geo-location data. In this post, Ronan explores the opportunities presented by Geo-location data, specifically...

Alt Data and China: What Investors Need to Know

Alt Data and China: What Investors Need to Know

Background Eagle Alpha has been fielding inquiries from clients for many years on alternative datasets that either originate in China or can address investment use cases in China. In general, the queries are broad macro use cases to track the Chinese economy or...

The Low Down on Consumer Transaction Data

The Low Down on Consumer Transaction Data

Background Consumer transaction data is one of the most popular and widely deployed types of alternative data by investment managers. The data is also used extensively by corporates with exposure to the retail segment of the economy. Quants and discretionary managers...

Alternative Data and Elections

Alternative Data and Elections

Background The US election is rapidly approaching, and investors are trying to position themselves by using alternative data. Some people argue that it is futile to try and position your portfolio based on the potential outcome of an election. The chart below shows...

A 360 On ESG For Investing

A 360 On ESG For Investing

Background ESG has been possibly the most consistent topic of interest to our clients over the last 18 – 24 months. That’s reflected in the AUM numbers with global ESG AUM estimated at $30 trillion according to GSI Alliance. The US alone accounts for $12 trillion of...