FAQs

As industry leaders, we make it our priority to educate and guide vendors and buyers  interested in alternative data. Below you will find some of the most frequently asked questions. 

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Vendor

What is alternative data?

Alternative data is non-traditional data that is used to obtain insights into investment processes and corporate business decisions.

What sources are used for alternative data?

The market is broken down into 26 alternative data categories i.e. consumer transaction, app data, social media, geo-location…

Who uses alternative data?

Hedge Funds, Quants, Public entities, Corporate and Private Equity

How do you help alternative data vendors penetrate the market?

Please see our vendor user journey. We help you profile your data products accurately and allow buyers discover your dataset via our platform, advisory services and conferences. In addition, we help you target buyers with accurate buyer profiling.

Do vendors need to have a commercial relationship with Eagle Alpha?

We offer several tiers of solutions for data vendors depending on what is suitable for your company.  The basic solution is a free listing on our platform so you do not need a commercial relationship to list. View our offerings.

For data vendors that do not partner with EA, how do they benefit?

The basic offering that is offered to vendors is to profile their data on our platform. This has no cost. The profile is a passive listing with the ability to digitally connect, with EA involvement, to the vendor if a data buyer wishes. We will always recommend the most suitable dataset to a buyer research question.

What are the difficulties/hurdles/obstruction that buyers and vendors see in the market?

Working with large datasets can be difficult and requires considerable resource in technology and human talent. In addition, compliance processes can be slow due to a lack of standardization. Eagle Alpha is solving for such with both our buyer and vendor solutions and compressing the time to trial and purchase data.

Buyer

What is alternative data?

Alternative data is non-traditional data that is used to obtain insights into investment processes and corporate strategic analysis.

What is the extent of EA coverage of the alternative data marketplace?

Over 1500 datasets provided by alternative data vendors broken into a taxonomy of 26 segments, profiled on our website etc.

Who are Eagle Alphas Buyer Clients?

Fund Managers, Private Equity and Corporates

How do clients interact with EA in relation to the alt data vendors profiled?

  • Website and platform with profiles of each dataset that vendors have profiled
  • Monthly or ad hoc client advisory where our team addresses questions

How does EA interact with dataset buyers?

Advise clients on relevant datasets to meet questions or corporate external data needs

Are there any conflicts of interest in dealing with data partners?

Our data sourcing team is agnostic when advising clients on data that best suits their needs. We will always focus on the most suitable dataset to the research question to maximize conversion and data buyer experience.

How many clients does Eagle Alpha have?

We do not disclose this but our clients are predominantly the leading hedge funds and asset managers globally, private equity, corporates and leading data vendors.

What are the difficulties/hurdles/obstruction that buyers and vendors see in the market?

Working with large datasets can be difficult and requires considerable resource in technology and human talent. In addition, compliance processes can be slow due to a lack of standardization. Eagle Alpha is solving for such with both our buyer and vendor solutions and compressing the time to trial and purchase data.

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