eVestment Blog

12 Feb

FundFire: How Not to Get Eliminated in Finals Presentations

While performance and fees can be enough to get managers into a search, institutional sales professionals’ effectiveness during finals presentations can make or break their firm’s chances of winning an institutional mandate, according to new research from Cogent Reports. “Once you get to that final step, that’s where the interaction with the sales team, the [...]
11 Feb

Equity, EM Funds Among Big Hedge Fund Winners in January

Global hedge funds, which ended a challenging 2018 with an industry aggregate return of -5.05%, started off strong in January, with an industry return just shy of +4% according to eVestment’s January 2019 hedge fund performance data. The industry’s overall +3.91% return in January reversed a trend of five consecutive months of negative industry returns [...]
11 Feb

Global Equity Strategies See Most New Interest at Start of 2019

Investors and consultants globally have increased their focus on global equity strategies more so than on any other segment to start 2019, according to the January 2019 eVestment Advantage Viewership Report. Global All Cap Core and Value Equity strategies saw the greatest universal increases, but it was GQG Partners’ Global Equity strategy, within the Growth [...]
07 Feb

Global Investors Miss Out on Winning Managers in 2018

How does a CIO find a winning fund manager? On top of needing to make the right calls in asset allocation, risk budgeting and team management, institutional investors are expected to identify fund managers with the best chance of outperforming in the future. eVestment data shows they perhaps struggled to meet this challenge in 2018. [...]
10 Jan

Hedge Funds End 2018 In the Red

The global hedge fund industry ended a volatile 2018 in the red, with aggregate performance for December at -2.15% and for the year at -4.86%, according to the latest eVestment hedge fund performance data released today. December’s negative performance marked the industry’s fifth consecutive month of negative performance in 2018. The 2018 performance is in [...]
07 Jan

EI3 Conference Promises Insights, Training, Networking

Hundreds of asset management professionals in sales, marketing, consultant relations and RFP and database management will gather in Atlanta March 18 through 20 for eVestment’s annual Institutional Investment Industry conference (EI3) for briefings on the latest industry trends, top keynote speakers and networking opportunities with peers and influencers. Adena Friedman, President and CEO of eVestment’s [...]
07 Jan

Equity Strategies Snag Top Spots in December

All of the top viewed institutional investment strategies viewed by investors and consultants using eVestment in December 2018 were equity strategies, according the December 2018 eVestment Advantage Viewership Report. And all but one of the products that saw the largest increase in views during the month were equity strategies as well. This strong global showing [...]
21 Dec

Hedge Funds See Third Consecutive Month of Outflows

November marked the global hedge fund industry’s third consecutive month of outflows, with investors pulling an additional $6.68 billion from funds around the world, according to the just-released November 2018 eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. Year to date (YTD) hedge fund outflows stand at -$14.77 billion. Through November 59% of hedge fund managers reported [...]