eVestment Blog

11 Dec

India, China Funds Shine in Tough November for Hedge Funds

The global hedge fund industry returned -0.31% in November, bringing year-to-date returns to -2.81% and marking the fourth consecutive month of negative industry returns, according to the just released eVestment November 2018 hedge fund performance data. The negative 2018 YTD numbers are in stark contrast to the +8.96% aggregate return the industry saw in 2017. [...]
06 Dec

European eVestment Users Keen on Hedge Funds, Fixed-Income

While most eVestment users’ top viewed products globally and regionally fell into the equity category in November, Europe ex-UK users pushed three fixed-income products and two hedge funds on to that region’s list of most-viewed products last month, according the November 2018 eVestment Advantage Viewership Report. The Advantage investment viewership data is generated through the [...]
29 Nov

Traditional Institutional Strategies See Positive Flows in Q3

Net institutional asset flows to long-only asset managers reporting to eVestment were positive in Q3 2018, with investors adding +$10.9 billion to the industry, according to the Q3 2018 eVestment Traditional Asset Flows Report. Year-to-date (YTD) flows are still negative for the year at -$233.8 billion. Fixed-income managers had a particularly strong quarter, with net [...]
28 Nov

How to Structure a Successful Manager Research Team

Welcome guest author Mark Thurston, founder and partner at consultancy firm Alpha Signal. Mark was previously head of equity manager research at Russell Investments, where he worked for 25 years. Making good research decisions is more important than having the best organizational structure, but getting the basics right first can be critical to success. What [...]
27 Nov

Expanded Stock Report Includes Germany, Japan, Other Markets

eVestment has expanded our popular quarterly institutional stock ownership report to include stock holdings information for companies based in the United Kingdom, Germany and Japan, in addition to the list highlighting the most widely held stocks globally. The Q3 2018 Institutional Stock Ownership Report, based on data from eVestment’s Holdings Analysis solution, shows that U.S.-based [...]
21 Nov

Hedge Fund Flows Negative in October as Performance Falters

Investors removed an estimated -$7.13 billion from the global hedge fund industry in October, pushing year-to-date (YTD) flows firmly negative at -$10.09 billion, according to the October 2018 eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. The October outflows follow an uninspiring year in hedge fund performance, culminating in October performance numbers that saw almost all primary [...]
20 Nov

Beat Your Biases to Boost Manager Selection

Welcome guest author Mark Thurston, founder and partner at consultancy firm Alpha Signal. Mark was previously head of equity manager research at Russell Investments, where he worked for 25 years. Understanding the true nature of our biases is essential when it comes to making better decisions. The idea that the future is unpredictable is undermined [...]
13 Nov

Hedge Funds Go Negative YTD with October Performance

Performance challenges in the global hedge fund industry continued in October, according to the latest eVestment hedge fund performance data. The industry’s aggregate performance of -3.10% for the month dragged year-to-date (YTD) performance into the red at -2.55% and October was the second lowest month in performance since September 2011. The search for bright spots [...]
12 Nov

How to Find Private Equity Fundraising Success: Tailoring Your Pitch

This is the third of a four-part blog series for private markets investor relations professionals, exploring how to find and utilize various key sources of information on the private equity market, US public plan investors and other fund managers to help accelerate fundraising and improve investor communications. Find part one, “Understanding the Market” here and [...]
07 Nov

Outsized UK Interest in Balanced/Multi-Asset Strategies in October

While Equity and Fixed Income strategies dominated investor and consultant strategy views globally and in most of the countries and regions tracked in the October 2018 Advantage Viewership Report, investors and consultants in the United Kingdom showed an outsized interest in Balanced/Multi-Asset strategies, in particular Diversified Growth Funds, according to the just-released report. Eight of [...]