eVestment Blog

12 Jul

Hedge Fund Returns Mixed at Close of 2018’s First Half

Halfway through 2018, the hedge fund industry is producing very mixed results. Just over half of reporting strategies are positive for the year, according to the just-released June 2018 eVestment Hedge Fund Performance Report. Those funds that are positive are up an average of +5.3%, while those in the red are down an average of [...]
05 Jul

Canadian, Australian eVestment Users Looking Close to Home

Institutional investors and consultants from Canada and Australia reviewing investment strategies on eVestment showed more home-country bias than users from other regions of the world in June 2018, according to the latest eVestment Advantage Viewership Report covering the month. Among Canadian users in June, 14 of the top viewed strategies were Canada focused. While less [...]
02 Jul

Using Institutional Data to Evaluate M&A Opportunities

Investment professionals, financial executives and mergers and acquisition execs are increasingly using “alternative” data to get a competitive edge. Satellite images of shopping center parking lots, trucking schedules, mobile phone usage patterns and more can offer insights that create an edge in finding investment opportunities, vetting acquisition targets and closing deals. eVestment clients are increasingly [...]
29 Jun

Capturing Opportunities in China with Investment Databases

Asia offers investors some of the biggest investment opportunities for the future. That was one of the key takeaways from the recent FundForum conference in Berlin, the largest gathering of investment management professionals in the world. The opening day of the conference explored the theme of ‘global power shifts’ with economist and broadcaster Linda Yueh, who [...]
29 Jun

Hedge Funds Flows Slightly Negative for May, Positive YTD

After being just slightly positive in April 2018, hedge fund AUM was just slightly negative in May of this year, with investors pulling $1.59 billion from the industry during the month, according to the May 2018 eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. Overall year-to-date fund flows are still positive, at +$12.51 billion, with overall industry [...]
21 Jun

eVestment Private Markets Wins Drawdown Magazine Award

eVestment’s Private Markets platform won a Drawdown Magazine 2018 Private Equity Services Award at the magazine's recent event held at London’s Plaisterers Hall. eVestment won in the category of “Innovative Product/Service: GP-LP Relations.” This award recognized innovative technologies designed to increase efficiencies in both time and costs for private equity funds and investors. eVestment Private Markets [...]
07 Jun

Hedge Funds Return +0.65% In May, at +0.84% for the Year

The global hedge fund industry saw an aggregate return of +0.65% in May, according to the just-released eVestment May 2018 Hedge Fund Performance Report. The aggregate industry returns now stand at +0.84% year-to-date (YTD). Wide disparities in returns among fund types is hiding some segments of strong performance in the industry, however. For instance, among [...]
06 Jun

eVestment Expands Viewership Rankings for Asia

Reflecting increased interest in eVestment data about the Asia-Pacific region, eVestment has broken out its monthly Advantage viewership rankings for APAC into separate lists highlighting the most viewed universes and products by investors and consultants in Japan, Asia ex-Japan and Australia. The new rankings highlight interesting similarities and differences between the investment products and universes [...]
01 Jun

Institutional Investors Pause on Manager Allocations Q1

After four straight quarters of positive allocations to institutional asset managers in 2017, institutional investors pulled back slightly in Q1 2018. Institutional AUM was down -$2.8 billion among asset managers reporting to eVestment in the quarter according to the just-released Q1 2018 eVestment Traditional Asset Flows Report. Fixed income strategies, excluding cash management products, were [...]