What We Do
We facilitate the overall functioning of the global alternative data market via our platform and workflow tools. Since its inception, more than 1,000 data buyers have interacted with our platform. We help them understand a vast and growing marketplace of over 1,850 alternative data products. Leading funds, private equity firms, consultants, corporates, and vendors trust Eagle Alpha as their key alternative data solution provider.
Upcoming Events & Key Content
This January System2 participated in (and won) the Eagle Alpha Next Level Hackathon, blending quantitative data from six different alternative (and traditional) data vendors to evaluate potential gains from using alternative data for systematic investing. Quant strategies are a departure from our regular work of answering questions about company fundamentals, but part of doing data science on demand is being flexible, so here’s what we did.
Eagle Alpha’s second annual alternative data industry report explores industry-wide alternative data growth and trends, M&A in the alternative data vertical, the most engaged research and publications from the year gone by, and outlines the resolve to solve buyer and vendor needs through product development including platforms, improved taxonomy, data connectivity, and compliance features.
New industries are typically fragmented with numerous small players competing for market share. Industries then consolidate as they become more mature. According to A.T. Kearney’s study, all industries go through a consolidation life cycle which consists of five stages – opening, plateau, concentration, dominance, and reopening. Every company in every industry goes through these stages or disappears. Increased competition, changing regulations, new technologies, and increasing customer sophistication is putting pressure on today’s technology leaders and alternative data vendors. Companies would mostly pursue mergers and acquisitions to gain scale advantages and accelerate growth. A size advantage often lowers costs leading to competitive advantage and to competitive price setting.
Satellite data, also referred to as geospatial data, is photographic images collected by satellites orbiting the earth and can be enhanced with data from drones and radar. Asset managers first tried using satellite data back in 2010 with CNBC reporting that “Cold War-style satellite surveillance is being used to gather market-moving information”. According to the article, UBS Investment Research used data from RS Metrics to count cars in Walmart parking lots to help estimate revenues, a strategy also implemented by Walmart’s founder Sam Walton using airplanes in the 1970s.
In today’s globalized world, economic conditions are constantly changing. That is why accurate and early forecasts of global trade flows can provide a good read on economic activity both at the macro and micro levels.
Eagle Alpha Announces Release of Surveyor – The Leading Compliance Workflow Product for Data Vendor Monitoring and Communication Capture
Eagle Alpha is excited to announce the release of ‘Surveyor by Eagle Alpha’, a compliance-focused product to support data buyers and data vendors with due diligence and communication capture.
In this episode, Gary Collier and James Munro of Man Group, one of the leading multi-asset investment groups globally, discuss the ideation and development of ArcticDB, an embedded, columnar datastore optimized for time-series data.
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