Eagle Alpha Unveils New Dataset On China Auto Industry

Jan 17 2017 | 8:55pm ET

Alternative investment industry data provider Eagle Alpha has launched a new dataset designed to provide buy-side hedge fund managers with insights into the Chinese automotive sector.

The new dataset, named China Auto Insight, includes reliable information that was previously unavailable, according to information provided to FINalternatives, including analysis of consumer purchasing behavior, volume, inventory, final transaction prices, and other hard-to-find granular data that has been historically unavailable. 

The data will better inform equity long-only, long/short, credit and macro strategies, Eagle Alpha said, and provide investment managers with an improved understanding of the growing Chinese auto industry. The dataset is the result of a partnership with an unidentified Chinese financial automotive consultant characterized as “leading” by Eagle Alpha.

“We are delighted to partner with a local consultant to provide unparalleled insights into China’s auto sector,“ said Emmett Kilduff, founder and CEO of Eagle Alpha.  “The CAI dataset will provide investment managers actionable insights on the Chinese auto industry, well in advance of industry participants reporting their results. This supports Eagle Alpha’s objective to enable asset managers to obtain alpha from alternative data.” 

Eagle Alpha’s new dataset is cross-checked through multiple channels to ensure accuracy and reliability, the company added, thanks in part to modeling technology originating from automobile big data integration platforms. These channels include cooperation from over 1,300 dealers in China, media tracking, market research and third party cooperation.

Founded in 2012 by Kilduff, Dublin-based Eagle Alpha provides buyside firms with alternative data, thought leadership content, data insight reports, analytical tools and access to raw data. 

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