eVestment Blog

21 Jun

Five Ways for Managers to Find Success on Investment Databases

John Molesphini, Global Head of Client Success for eVestment, was recently invited to participate in a FundFire webcast along with Meredith Jones from Aon Hewitt on the topic of how asset managers can find success on investment databases. Database profiles are an important first step for managers wanting to gain exposure to the institutional investor [...]
21 Jun

Hedge Fund Asset Flows up $10.52 Billion in May

Hedge fund asset flows for May 2017 were positive at $10.52 billion, bringing YTD flows to positive $23.32 billion, according to eVestment’s May 2017 Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. Total industry AUM sits at $3.130 trillion, with multi-strategy, directional credit and macro funds seeing strong investor interest so far this year. Some key points from [...]
16 Jun

How Asset Managers Can Use Data to Enhance Finals Presentations

A recent article in industry publication FundFire discussed how preparation, execution and luck all factored into successful finals presentations. The article states that, on average, just 3% of about 2,500 U.S. equity strategies tracked by large investment consultants ever make it into finals presentations, according to Greenwich Associates. “A successful finals presentation is one where [...]
07 Jun

Equity Strategies Popular in May, UK Looks Global

All 20 of the most popular investment products viewed in May by institutional investment professionals using eVestment were equity focused in May 2017, according to eVestment’s just-released Advantage Investment Viewership Report. And while users in most of the regions covered in the report looked at a variety of products from a geographic standpoint, UK users [...]
30 May

2017 Starts on Positive Note for Institutional Asset Managers

Institutional investors added a net positive $9.1 billion to the institutional investment management business in Q1 2017. U.S. fixed income strategies were the largest beneficiary with +$72.8 billion in new allocations, according to the just-released eVestment 1Q 2017 Traditional Asset Flows report. eVestment’s quarterly traditional asset flows reports show the flow of institutional funds across [...]
25 May
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Using Public Plans to Gain Insight into Manager Fees

Public plans provide institutional investors a means to extract a variety of industry intelligence. Even if you are not a public plan or do not work with a public plan, you can still gain a lot of knowledge from researching manager presentations, consultant presentations, research topics, asset allocations and fee-specific information. Better compare new managers. [...]
23 May

African Fund Managers Attract Global Investors in First Quarter

African-based fund managers enjoyed a strong start to 2017 with increased interest and flows from international institutional investors. Views of products managed by African managers jumped 64 percent in the first quarter compared with the previous three months, according to eVestment data, while net positive institutional flows reached their highest level since the third quarter [...]
22 May

Maryland Resets Asset Allocation, LACERA & Alameda Seeking Small Cap

Maryland Resets Asset Allocation, LACERA & Alameda Seeking Small Cap, SF Looking for Non US Equity It was a busy week for the public funds. Among documents added to Public Plan IQ last week were materials for: Alameda, Austin, Baltimore Fire, Chicago Water, Contra Costa, Fresno City, LACERS, LACERA, LA Fire, LA Water & Power, [...]