eVestment Blog

20 Sep

Hedge Fund Assets Up in August, But EM Funds’ Struggle

Global hedge fund asset flows were just slightly positive in August 2018, with $4.74 billion added to the $3.3 trillion-plus industry, according to the August 2018 eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. Year to date (YTD) net flows to the industry stand at $15.38 billion, according to the new report. Asset flows in August were [...]
13 Sep
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Distribution Increasingly Key to Success in Asset Management

In the asset management business, distribution, the process by which asset management firms compete for and retain assets, is increasingly being recognized as a key component to firm success. As the Boston Consulting Group points out in its recent “Global Asset Management 2017: The Innovator’s Advantage” report: “Tomorrow’s industry leaders will appear quite different from [...]
12 Sep

Activist Funds Among Top Performing Hedge Funds in August

Overall industry hedge fund performance in August came in at +0.04%, bringing year to date (YTD) 2018 industry performance to +1.10%, according to the latest eVestment hedge fund performance data. Among primary strategies, Event Driven-Activist funds were among the big winners in August, with performance of +1.93%, bringing YTD performance to +2.72%. Other interesting figures [...]
07 Sep

Shifts in Strategies Viewed by Asia, Europe eVestment Users

Asian and European investors and consultants made big shifts in the strategies they viewed on the eVestment database in August, according to the latest eVestment Advantage Viewership Report covering last month. For Asia ex-Japan eVestment users, every strategy on the list of most viewed strategies was new in August compared to July. All but one [...]
30 Aug

Redemptions from Active U.S. Equity Strategies Slow

Long-only asset managers reported institutional assets under management of $26.8 trillion to eVestment at the end of Q2 2018, according to the 2Q 2018 eVestment Traditional Asset Flows Report. Net institutional investor flows measured -$177.4 billion in the second quarter of 2018 ending a five-quarter streak of net allocations. Cumulative institutional flows over the past [...]
24 Aug

July Hedge Fund Flows Positive Amid Signs of Consolidation

Global hedge fund flows were positive in July, with investors adding an estimated $5.85 billion to funds around the world and bringing overall industry AUM to $3.307 trillion, according to the just-released July eVestment 2018 Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. However, looking across all funds reporting to eVestment, signs of consolidation continue: 42% of funds [...]
23 Aug
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eVestment Takes Client Service, Support to the Next Level

In today’s fast-paced world, where information is few clicks away, clients of all types are increasingly looking for easy, self-help tools to find answers to their questions or concerns across all the sites and platforms they use. With that in mind, eVestment recently launched In-App Help and a new learning center for our clients around [...]
21 Aug

Study Highlights Benefits, Challenges of Brand Awareness in Asset Management

Brand awareness is not just important for sodas, stores and celebrities. Even in the world of institutional investment management, a strong brand can have big benefits. eVestment data shows that asset managers with both high firm and product awareness realize growth as much as 20.3 times that of firms with low awareness, but achieving those [...]
16 Aug

Survey Confirms Increase in GIPS Compliance, Verification

A just-released survey of institutional asset managers, consultants and investors confirms compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®) is on the rise, with 84% of asset managers responding saying their firms are GIPS compliant. This is up from 72% who claimed compliance in 2014, the last time eVestment and consulting firm ACA Compliance Group conducted [...]