eVestment Blog

27 Apr

Latest Insights for Investment Pros at Australia Superannuation Seminars

Institutional investment professionals in Australia will get first-hand perspectives on how utilizing global data intelligence can help with an effective and efficient due diligence process at two free luncheon events in May. The first will be held in Sydney on Tuesday May 8. The Melbourne event will be held on Thursday May 10. Both events [...]
27 Apr

Report Looks at Investments, Products of Most Interest in Q1

eVestment’s Advantage solution captures daily information about the product-level interest of institutional investors and consultants around the world. When aggregated to the universe level and over time, eVestment can show which universes are of increasing interest to consultants and investors. This can have implications for future asset flows (up or down) and other market and [...]
25 Apr

European Asset Managers Must “Disrupt or Be Disrupted”

Fund managers should disrupt their sales and marketing efforts or risk losing business to nimbler, data-driven firms, said industry leaders during eVestment’s 2018 European Manager Conference in London last week. eVestment has seen steady growth in adoption by the institutional investing community. Today, asset owners and consultants with a combined $38.4 trillion of assets owned [...]
20 Apr

Investors Pull $9.45 Billion from Hedge Funds in March

Investors redeemed an estimated net $9.45 billion from hedge funds in March. But for all of Q1 2018, hedge fund asset flows were positive at +$14.33 billion, bringing overall industry AUM to $3.32 trillion, according to the just-released March 2018 eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. Among hedge fund types, Equity funds were big winners [...]
17 Apr

Investment Consultants Weigh in on Client Concerns and Advice for Asset Managers

Some $5 trillion in assets under advisement were represented when executives from three leading consulting firms took the stage at eVestment’s recent EI3 conference in Atlanta. This year’s panel included Greg Allen, CEO, President and Chief Research Officer of Callan, John Hartman, Managing Director, Business Development for Rocaton, and Deirdre Nectow, Managing Director and Director [...]
13 Apr

Changing Dynamics in the Canadian Institutional Investment Landscape

While relationships between market participants remain important, Canadian investors are increasingly looking for data and solutions to maximize their manager selection process. Earlier this year, eVestment held our first Canadian Forum, bringing together investment consultants, asset owners and asset managers for a discussion on trends in Canada’s institutional investment landscape. The panel featured Roderick Gomez [...]
13 Apr

March Aggregate Hedge Fund Results Obscure Industry Positives

Highlighting the importance of due diligence in the hedge fund selection process, March’s overall negative hedge fund industry returns of -0.46% obscure the fact that just north of 50% of hedge funds tracked by eVestment had positive performance in March. March’s results mark a second consecutive aggregate monthly loss for the industry, after 15 months [...]
12 Apr

The Evolution of ESG in the Institutional Space

Asset managers hoping to gain traction with consultants for their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategies need to be aware of the field’s evolution when crafting presentations and written responses, according to Reino Ecklord from NEPC and Cambridge Associates’ Kelley Shepherd. Intent Versus Exclusion Speaking at eVestment’s recent EI3 conference in Atlanta, both Ecklord and [...]
04 Apr

Market Volatility Appears to Boost Interest in Equities

Equity strategies captured every spot on the list of top strategies reviewed by global eVestment users in March, according to the March 2018 eVestment Advantage Viewership data. This is understandable given recent stock market volatility, with eVestment users reviewing equity strategies around the world to monitor existing positions and perhaps look for opportunities. Some interesting [...]