eVestment Blog

10 Jan

Hedge Funds End 2018 In the Red

The global hedge fund industry ended a volatile 2018 in the red, with aggregate performance for December at -2.15% and for the year at -4.86%, according to the latest eVestment hedge fund performance data released today. December’s negative performance marked the industry’s fifth consecutive month of negative performance in 2018. The 2018 performance is in [...]
07 Jan

EI3 Conference Promises Insights, Training, Networking

Hundreds of asset management professionals in sales, marketing, consultant relations and RFP and database management will gather in Atlanta March 18 through 20 for eVestment’s annual Institutional Investment Industry conference (EI3) for briefings on the latest industry trends, top keynote speakers and networking opportunities with peers and influencers. Adena Friedman, President and CEO of eVestment’s [...]
07 Jan

Equity Strategies Snag Top Spots in December

All of the top viewed institutional investment strategies viewed by investors and consultants using eVestment in December 2018 were equity strategies, according the December 2018 eVestment Advantage Viewership Report. And all but one of the products that saw the largest increase in views during the month were equity strategies as well. This strong global showing [...]
21 Dec

Hedge Funds See Third Consecutive Month of Outflows

November marked the global hedge fund industry’s third consecutive month of outflows, with investors pulling an additional $6.68 billion from funds around the world, according to the just-released November 2018 eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. Year to date (YTD) hedge fund outflows stand at -$14.77 billion. Through November 59% of hedge fund managers reported [...]
11 Dec

India, China Funds Shine in Tough November for Hedge Funds

The global hedge fund industry returned -0.31% in November, bringing year-to-date returns to -2.81% and marking the fourth consecutive month of negative industry returns, according to the just released eVestment November 2018 hedge fund performance data. The negative 2018 YTD numbers are in stark contrast to the +8.96% aggregate return the industry saw in 2017. [...]
06 Dec

European eVestment Users Keen on Hedge Funds, Fixed-Income

While most eVestment users’ top viewed products globally and regionally fell into the equity category in November, Europe ex-UK users pushed three fixed-income products and two hedge funds on to that region’s list of most-viewed products last month, according the November 2018 eVestment Advantage Viewership Report. The Advantage investment viewership data is generated through the [...]
29 Nov

Traditional Institutional Strategies See Positive Flows in Q3

Net institutional asset flows to long-only asset managers reporting to eVestment were positive in Q3 2018, with investors adding +$10.9 billion to the industry, according to the Q3 2018 eVestment Traditional Asset Flows Report. Year-to-date (YTD) flows are still negative for the year at -$233.8 billion. Fixed-income managers had a particularly strong quarter, with net [...]
28 Nov

How to Structure a Successful Manager Research Team

Welcome guest author Mark Thurston, founder and partner at consultancy firm Alpha Signal. Mark was previously head of equity manager research at Russell Investments, where he worked for 25 years. Making good research decisions is more important than having the best organizational structure, but getting the basics right first can be critical to success. What [...]