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Eagle Alpha provides solutions to both data vendors and data buyers. Established in 2012, Eagle Alpha is the pioneer connecting the universe of alternative data. We are the leading alternative data aggregation platform with supporting advisory services for vendors and buyers.
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Like most forms of ESG analysis, governance analysis has traditionally relied almost exclusively on self-reported information, or metrics derived from self-report information. This reliance on self-reported information is likely even greater when it comes to the topic of governance given that there is a lot of governance data already available. For the most part, companies are obligated to publish a lot of information that is relevant to governance analysis, such as board composition, executive compensation, shareholder rights, and audit and oversight information. Section 1 discusses datasets for analysing Corporate Governance, and the subtopics of the board, pay, ownership and control, and accounting. Section 2 provides a deep dive on the topic of corporate behavior, encompassing the subtopics of business ethics, anti-competitive practices, corruption and instability, financial system instability, and tax transparency. Finally, in Section 3 we explore other alternative data approaches to governance analysis, most notably environmental risks scoring and AI & NLP techniques for governance analysis.
Coming December 9th! Our 1st Annual Alternative Data Report: 2021 Year In Review. We are delighted to announce that we will be publishing our first annual Alternative Data Report which will provide an overview on What we have seen in 2021, Updates on 2021 predictions, Hot topics (ESG, Legal and Compliance, Inflation, China, App Annie), Data Strategy report summaries, Tech updates, Predictions for 2022.
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This paper is a compilation of alternative data insights relevant to engineers and data scientists from Eagle Alpha’s vast library of content on the Data Strategy solution. The Data Strategy solution helps our clients to build and innovate their alternative data strategies and discover new opportunities from alternative data. Through our data Strategy advisory services, live workshops, and proprietary content our clients drive alternative data adoption at their firms, increase the ROI on their alternative data initiative, and they mitigate the risks associated with alternative data.OverviewIn this paper we highlight content that ranges from strategic advice from industry veterans to practical insights from engineers and data scientists with experience working with alternative data. The insights reflect Eagle Alpha’s own perspectives, as well as those of highly respected third parties.
At our 4th Hackathon this year, Team Quantagon, led by Alpha tester Seth Leonard, Founder of OttoQuant took the win, for the second time in a row! Congratulations Team Quantagon!
We will be publishing the full analysis in a white paper coming soon. Please register your interest to receive this paper. Through using and blending data from Ascential, Causality Link, LinkUp, Revelio Labs and SpaceKnow Inc., the predictions from OttoQuant at Eagle Alpha’s Alternative Inflation Data Hackathon outperformed both the consensus forecast (0.3%) and Cleveland Fed Nowcast (0.36%) for month-on-month inflation in September, with a nowcast of 0.37% using aggregated alternative series. Interestingly, the best performing model was that which used 138 disaggregated alternative data series, with a prediction of 0.43%. The true month-on-month change in the CPI was 0.41%.
Welcome to our “2021 Year In Review”. Given Eagle Alpha’s role as the leading alternative data aggregator and advisor, this year’s review will be both insightful into the major themes we observed in 2021 and, as importantly, be inspirational and thought-provoking in how you approach alternative data in 2022.
As of 2021, China’s population exceeds 1.4 billion people according to United Nations data, which excludes Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan. This number makes up approximately one-fifth of the global population, and with the rapid rise in technology in recent years, it can be concluded that they are also one of the largest producers of data. Historically, there were 4 factors of production known to create economic wealth – land, capital, labour and entrepreneurship, but with an increasing global reliance on technology, data (knowledge) is now considered by many to be the fifth factor. Unlike the initial four factors of production, the pricing models for data are opaque with no ownership models truly in place, and ill definitions surrounding sensitivity and the categorization of data. According to many global experts and firms watching the developments with avid interest, China’s crackdown on Big Tech is seen to safeguard one of the world’s most valuable economic resources and is considered to be the new oil. This paper will provide insight into China’s changing data landscape regarding regulations, always linking back to the connection between alternative data availability, collection, and distribution. The content included in this paper has been collected through both publicly available sources as well as through interviews with data experts and proprietary client-only content available through Eagle Alpha’s Data Strategy solution.
Once a quarter, Eagle Alpha’s director of data strategy and analytics, Ronan Crosson, is joined by Peter Greene and Ben Kozinn from New York law firm, Lowenstein Sandler. These conversations are part of Eagle Alpha’s client-only monthly legal workshops. In this episode, Peter and Ben discuss this quarter’s most pertinent topic in the alternative data industry surrounding mobile app data provider, App Annie, and the SEC’s decision to charge them with securities fraud. The group addresses the confusion surrounding the use of insider trading law in this securities fraud case, its impact on the decision on the wider market, and provides expert advice for app data buyers following the SEC’s decision. Please enjoy this dialogue between Peter Greene, Ben Kozinn, and your host, Ronan Crosson.
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