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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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Alternative Data: The Source of ESG Truth

Alternative Data: The Source of ESG Truth

ESG is the hottest topic in the data world right now. Regulators and asset owners are putting increasing pressure on funds to invest in a more environmentally friendly and socially responsible way. This provides a great opportunity to funds who offer ESG solutions and we have seen massive growth in the AUM directed to funds claiming to incorporate ESG factors into their investment process.

Alternative Data: The Source of ESG Truth

Alternative Data: The Source of ESG Truth

Investors need to be very careful about how they interpret self-reported ESG data. ​Not all ESG controversies are the same​An “outside-in” approach provides a more balanced perspective​. Alternative data is particularly valuable at plugging data gaps in the social factor.​ A data-driven ESG approach can enable more informed engagement with companies. Alternative data can help plug gaps in regulatory reporting requirements.

Alternative Data in Emerging Markets Asia

Alternative Data in Emerging Markets Asia

Emerging Markets Asia, and China, in particular, have become a hotbed of activity for alternative data. At Eagle Alpha, we are seeing rocketing demand for data from the region. Initially, this demand was from international managers looking to better understand dynamics on the ground in the region, but increasingly we are seeing local managers show more interest in alternative data. We are seeing the supply side of the market wakening up to this increased thirst for data. The data market in EM Asia is growing in size and sophistication.

EPFR Informa Financial Intelligence – “Euro zone inflation to burn hotter, but ECB rates to stay on ice”

EPFR Informa Financial Intelligence – “Euro zone inflation to burn hotter, but ECB rates to stay on ice”

Inflation forecasts for 2022 saw a steady increase across Europe last year, driven in part by bottlenecks in supply chains, and rising energy and food prices. For EPFR-tracked Europe Regional bond funds, the extent of this peak in consumer price expectations across European countries has been reflected by a more pronounced downturn in Active vs Passive fund positioning. Active fund manager sentiment towards countries with higher forecasts, such as the UK, has become more bearish compared against 2020 end-of year allocations. In this example, the spread between these fund groups dropped from +2.9%to -10.5%.

Alternative Data for Private Markets

Alternative Data for Private Markets

Alternative data is increasingly being used in private markets, including private equity, real estate, credit, and infrastructure, across deal origination, due diligence, and post-acquisition value creation and risk mitigation. Initially, interest in alternative data began when companies wanted additional information around digital market spend comparisons and reputation and social media review comparisons.

External Data: How Consultants and Their Clients Are Profiting From It

External Data: How Consultants and Their Clients Are Profiting From It

External data, commonly known as alternative data, is any data generated from outside an organization, with examples including employment data, geolocation data, social media data, and consumer transaction data. The data is derived from two main sources (i) data companies that are set up to monetize data and (ii) companies that have “exhaust” data to monetize. The data revolution is being driven by developments in cloud computing, advances in data science, and rapid data creation.​The goal of this report is to showcase the art of what is possible with external data through the lens of consultants working with corporate and private equity to implement data-driven decision-making.  This report leans heavily on contributions from leaders in the consultancy space including EY, Bain & Company, West Monroe, Strategy Titan, and Asgard Data. For further information on the information contained in this report, please reach out to michael.finnegan@eaglealpha.com.

Profiting From Data with Apptopia’s Jonathan Kay, CEO

Profiting From Data with Apptopia’s Jonathan Kay, CEO

Today’s episode features an interview with Jonathan Kay, Founder, and CEO of Apptopia – a global leader in mobile market intelligence. Jonathan founded Apptopia in 2011 as a competitive intelligence tool for companies with few avenues to digitally benchmark themselves against peers. Now, Apptopia provides accurate estimates of downloads, revenue, and usage for all mobile apps to a wide range of clients, with financial services being the fastest-growing client segment. Jonathan explains Apptopia’s data gathering process, partnering with app developers and collecting billions of publicly available metadata points for their relational algorithms. Additionally, they talk about growth in private markets, the importance of a robust compliance process when dealing with data sources in the media spotlight, regional variations for mobile app data, and what’s to come in 2022. Please enjoy this dialogue between Jonathan Kay, and your host, Niall Hurley.

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