Commentary

21 Jun

Five Ways for Managers to Find Success on Investment Databases

John Molesphini, Global Head of Client Success for eVestment, was recently invited to participate in a FundFire webcast along with Meredith Jones from Aon Hewitt on the topic of how asset managers can find success on investment databases. Database profiles are an important first step for managers wanting to gain exposure to the institutional investor [...]
16 Jun

How Asset Managers Can Use Data to Enhance Finals Presentations

A recent article in industry publication FundFire discussed how preparation, execution and luck all factored into successful finals presentations. The article states that, on average, just 3% of about 2,500 U.S. equity strategies tracked by large investment consultants ever make it into finals presentations, according to Greenwich Associates. “A successful finals presentation is one where [...]
25 May
fee research

Using Public Plans to Gain Insight into Manager Fees

Public plans provide institutional investors a means to extract a variety of industry intelligence. Even if you are not a public plan or do not work with a public plan, you can still gain a lot of knowledge from researching manager presentations, consultant presentations, research topics, asset allocations and fee-specific information. Better compare new managers. [...]
23 May

African Fund Managers Attract Global Investors in First Quarter

African-based fund managers enjoyed a strong start to 2017 with increased interest and flows from international institutional investors. Views of products managed by African managers jumped 64 percent in the first quarter compared with the previous three months, according to eVestment data, while net positive institutional flows reached their highest level since the third quarter [...]
22 May

Five Ways for Active Managers to Ward Off Passive Momentum

The active asset management industry is going through a tough time, especially in the U.S. market, due to investors’ preferences shifting toward passive funds. Industry publication FundFire held a recent webcast talking about how active institutional asset managers can fight back against passive management’s momentum. Panelists discussed how firms are turning to in-depth analysis, customized [...]
19 Apr
EMEA Asset Manager Conference

Investment Manager Conference Provides Insights into a Changing Institutional Market

The battle for winning new assets is as competitive as ever with more and more asset managers using data and business insights to understand the market and position their funds to investor and consultant clients. Nearly 300 investment managers from Europe and the UK joined eVestment in London for our second annual European asset management [...]
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 [...]
14 Feb

Five Ways to Capitalize on Valuable Intelligence

eVestment’s recent acquisition of Public Plan IQ gives clients access to over 10,000 searchable documents from U.S. public pensions, including fee disclosures, board materials/videos, meeting notes and minutes, annual reports, asset manager presentations, asset allocation documents and investment policies. This wealth of information is like having a seat at the boardroom table. How can you [...]
09 Feb

The Role of Alternatives in Institutional Investor Portfolios

Institutional investors and consultants are struggling to meet historical returns figures through traditional investments such as equity and fixed income and so have increased their allocations to alternatives. According to a 2016 study from Willis Towers Watson, the percentage of the allocations in a portfolio to alternatives has nearly tripled over the last 20 years, and [...]
07 Dec

How to #THRIVE in 2017

What is the winning formula for asset managers and institutional investors in the coming year? The 2016 eVestment Institutional Investment Intelligence (EI3) client conference set out to answer exactly this question. With over 200 attendees, the conference provided institutional investment professionals with the latest trends and actionable items from a great line of speakers. Here [...]