eVestment Blog

24 Mar

Hedge Fund Allocations Turn Positive in February

After a long string of redemptions, hedge funds netted an estimated $7.9 billion in inflows in February, and are now positive year-to-date in 2017, according to the just-released eVestment February 2017 Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. The industry had endured net outflows in each of the last five months, and seven of the last eight, [...]
23 Mar
Private Markets Due Diligence

Survey: Majority of Investors Still Face Difficulties in Private Markets Due Diligence

Despite a modest improvement from 2016, 60% of respondents in the just-released 2017 eVestment Private Markets Investors & Consultants Due Diligence survey stated they still find the comparative analysis of private markets managers difficult, citing a need for more data and standardization from managers to solve this issue. Only 40% of respondents agreed “it is [...]
10 Mar

US Investors, Consultants Interested in US Investments in February

Institutional investors and consultants are always looking out for market trends that may impact their existing or future investment decisions. Knowing what’s being screened on eVestment through the company’s Advantage solution is one way to see what products and universes are piquing the interest of the investment industry around the world. And because the information […]

09 Mar

Activist Hedge Funds Top Performers in February

Activist hedge funds ruled the hedge fund universe in February with an industry-leading +2.53% performance for the month, bringing year-to-date returns for activist funds to +3.03%, according to the just-released eVestment February 2017 Hedge Fund Industry Performance Report. The industry as a whole had aggregate February returns of +1.08%, which marked the third consecutive month [...]
06 Mar

Better Leverage Private Equity Performance Analytics

As the Chief Financial Officer of a private equity firm, one of your many responsibilities is facilitating the analysis and communication of your funds’ performance. The insights this data can reveal are more important than ever to your colleagues, stakeholders and investors, yet many CFOs are restricted in leveraging their data to its fullest potential [...]
24 Feb

Investors Appear to Warm to Hedge Fund Industry After Strong 2016

Investors pulled another $5.2 billion from hedge funds in January 2017, according to the just-released January 2017 eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. And while $5 billion is not insignificant, it pales in comparison to the $19.3 billion investors pulled from hedge funds in January 2016, meaning investors may be starting 2017 with a positive [...]
21 Feb

Institutional Asset Management Biz Sees Outflows in 4Q 2016

The institutional asset management industry saw net outflows of $167.1 billion in Q4, following flat net flows in 3Q, according to the just released eVestment 4Q 2016 Traditional Asset Flows Report. The report looks at asset management industry flow trends across a wide variety of strategies, geographies and account types, giving a look at institutional [...]
20 Feb

NEPC to Fairfax Ed: Reallocate Alternatives, Post Election Currency Is In Focus, Exploring Climate Risk Divestment

Among documents added to Public Plan IQ last week were materials for: Baltimore, Dallas ERF, El Paso, Fairfax Educational, Grand Rapids, Idaho, Illinois SURS, Jackson County, Kansas, Los Angeles Fire, Louisiana Schools, Oklahoma PERS, San Diego, San Francisco, Tulare,  University of Michigan, Vermont, and Wisconsin. At last week's meeting, NEPC presented their final asset allocation recommendations to Fairfax Educational. [...]
16 Feb

New Sales Dashboards Help Unlock Competitive Advantages

As an institutional sales manager, you’re responsible for communicating the value of your firm’s products and selling to institutional investors and consultants. You’re also frequently on the road, meeting with clients and prospects and need relevant information quickly. When you’re not in meetings, you’re looking for reasons to keep in touch and start conversations with [...]