eVestment Blog

14 Mar

Hedge Funds Slide in Feb, Managed Futures See Big Losses

The hedge fund industry overall had a negative month for returns, -2.01%, according to the just-released February 2018 eVestment Hedge Fund Performance Report. After so many months of positive returns (aggregate hedge fund performance finished 2017 at almost +9%), a downturn was perhaps inevitable. And with volatility returning to global markets, hedge fund managers have [...]
13 Mar
Public Plan IQ

eVestment Adds U.K. Pension Intelligence to Public Plan IQ

“Public Plan IQ users have frequently asked us when we’ll be launching coverage of public pensions in other countries,” said Debra Gregory, founder and head of eVestment’s Public Plan IQ solution. “That day has come: We’re excited to now include information on the U.K. LGPS to bring our clients even more value and information and [...]
09 Mar

Institutional Asset Flows Positive Each Quarter in 2017

Asset managers reported long-only institutional assets under management of $27.1 trillion to eVestment at the end of 2017, up from $25.3 trillion at year-end 2016, according to the just-released eVestment 4Q 2017 Traditional Asset Flows Report. Institutional investor flows were net positive for the fourth straight quarter measuring +$15.4 billion in Q4 2017 and +$185.7 [...]
07 Mar

Europe Investors, Consultants Buck Other eVestment Users’ Trends

Equity products continue to be the most reviewed asset class among investors and consultants using eVestment, according to the February 2018 eVestment Advantage Viewership data. United Kingdom-based investors and consultants and those located in Europe ex-UK however, showed relatively more interest in other asset classes: roughly a quarter of UK’s top reviewed list includes balanced/multi-asset [...]
26 Feb

Hedge Funds Start 2018 With Strong Flows, New AUM Record

Investors allocated an estimated +$14.12 billion in new money to hedge funds in January, marking the industry’s best start to a year since before the financial crisis of 2008. Those new funds pushed overall hedge fund industry AUM to a new record of $3.366 trillion in January, according to the just-released January 2018 eVestment Hedge [...]
23 Feb

Four Ways to Maximise GDPR Readiness with Fund Manager Databases

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect in less than 100 days’ time, and many asset managers will be racing to comply with this latest regulation to hit the industry. GDPR will regulate the processing of personal data and protection of individual privacy rights, including business contact information. Much of the [...]
22 Feb

Consultants Shifting Capital Markets Assumptions

Capital markets assumptions are used by consultants and investors to assess and articulate return expectations over a set time as they make investment allocation recommendations and decisions. Mining our Public Plan IQ data, eVestment’s new Capital Markets Assumptions white paper looks at how top institutional investment consultants’ capital markets assumptions have shifted from the beginning [...]
20 Feb

Looking Beyond Performance During Manager Selection

Despite the increasing influence of passive strategies, more than a quarter of the biggest institutional investors are planning to increase allocations to active managers and 60 percent are planning to leave allocations unchanged, according to a recent Blackrock study highlighted by the Financial Times. As the search for alpha is driving investors to seek active mandates, performance [...]
15 Feb

eVestment Canadian Forum Explores Institutional Investment Trends

eVestment recently held a Canadian Forum where investment consultants, institutional asset owners and asset managers came together to explore current trends and gain fresh insights into Canada’s institutional investment landscape. Highlights from the trends update: Equity universes drew the most profile reviews from Canadian investors The most-viewed universes saw the most outflows Emerging markets universes [...]
12 Feb

Consultants, Investors Keen on All Cap Equity in January

What investment products and geographies piqued eVestment users’ interest in January? Changes in viewership of asset management firms, their products and geographic focuses can be driven by changing investor demand; positive or negative company news; company marketing initiatives; global or local economic or political events; or other factors. Reviewing this data on its own tells [...]