eVestment Blog

18 Jan

Five Tips for Successfully Using Fund Manager Databases

Screening on a fund manager database is the first step of the manager selection process, enabling investors and consultants to narrow down a large universe of strategies to a more manageable list to research in more detail. It is the foundation of investment decisions, but if done too hastily, it can create bias and limit [...]
10 Jan

In a Strong Year for Hedge Funds, Asia-Focused Funds Lead

The global hedge fund industry saw a strong 2017, with aggregate returns for the year coming in at +8.83%, according to the eVestment 2017 December and Year-End Hedge Fund Performance Report. This is a welcome return to strong performance following the +5.7% hedge funds returned in 2016 and the -0.71% aggregate return the industry delivered [...]
08 Jan

A Look at Investor Interest in, Concern About World Events

Investors and consultants using eVestment in December pushed global emerging market strategies onto the list of most-viewed strategies in a big way at the expense of EAFE focused strategies. In December, six products concentrating on global emerging markets made it to the top 20 list versus only two such products in November; for strategies targeting [...]
04 Jan

Inst Investor Ownership of Disney, Fox, Other Media Firms

Following the announcement that Disney intends to purchase most of the assets of 21st Century Fox, eVestment took a closer look at institutional investor exposure to those two companies and other major media companies in the just released eVestment Q3 2017 Institutional Stock Ownership Report. Among firms in the U.S. large cap media sub-sector, Disney [...]
22 Dec

Investors Add $10.79 Billion to Hedge Funds in November

The global hedge fund industry is looking to finish off 2017 strong with November inflows of $10.79 billion, bringing year-to-date (YTD) flows to +$40.10 billion and overall industry AUM to $3.26 trillion, according to the just-released November 2017 eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. While November was positive both in terms of flows and the [...]
14 Dec

The 10 Best-Performing European Equities Strategies in 2017

Small and mid-cap European equities strategies have proven to be profitable in 2017, with eight of the top ten performing European equities strategies coming from managers investing significantly in these securities, eVestment data shows. FPM Funds Stockpicker Germany Small/Mid Cap enjoyed the strongest absolute returns in eVestment’s All Europe Equity universe, with 49.08% gross return [...]
13 Dec

Investors Have Big Interest in Equities in November

Investors and consultants using eVestment in November had a strong interest in equity strategies in November, with 18 of the top 20 most-viewed strategies among all eVestment users during the month being equity-focused, according to the just-released November 2017 eVestment Advantage Viewership Report. Equity strategies dominated the top viewed lists in most of the geographic [...]
12 Dec

China-Focused Hedge Funds on Track to be Big Winners in 2017

Hedge funds marked their 13th consecutive month of positive returns in November with +0.47% average returns for the month, bringing year-to-date (YDT) returns for the industry to +7.70%, according to the just-released November 2017 eVestment Hedge Fund Performance Report. Positive returns were well distributed among strategies and geographies, with 80% of hedge funds reporting to [...]
05 Dec

Al Gore at IPE: Climate Change the “Single Biggest Investment Opportunity in All History”

Climate change has presented investors with the “single biggest investment opportunity in all history,” according to Al Gore, former Vice President of the U.S., and now Chairman of Generation Investment Management. Gore, who gave the closing keynote speech at this year’s IPE Conference & Awards in Prague, noted the last three years have been the [...]
05 Dec

eVestment Rings Nasdaq Closing Bell to Celebrate Nasdaq Acquisition

eVestment’s four founders, Jim and Karen Minnick, Matt Crisp and Heath Wilson rang the Nasdaq closing bell on Tuesday, December 5 to celebrate eVestment’s acquisition by Nasdaq, which was completed on October 23. The acquisition was announced on September 5. Nasdaq market open and close ceremonies take place at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York [...]