eVestment Blog

29 Nov

Institutional Investment AUM Rises

Asset managers reported long-only institutional assets under management of $26.5 trillion to eVestment at the end of Q3 2017, up from $25.0 trillion one year ago, according to the just-released eVestment 3Q 2017 Traditional Asset Flows Report. The quarterly report looks at institutional investment asset flows around the world across strategies and geographies based on [...]
28 Nov

Performance Gains Push Hedge Fund Industry to Record AUM

After a string of strong performances this year, some hedge fund investors may be doing a bit of profit-taking, with redemptions of -$2.9 billion from hedge funds in October, according to the just-released eVestment October 2017 Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. However, performance gains continued pushing industry assets under management (AUM) up, with industry AUM [...]
15 Nov

Italy’s ENPAM Using eVestment to Source New Equities and Alternatives Managers

Italy’ largest pension fund, Fondazione ENPAM, plans to use eVestment to research new investments in equities and alternatives managers as its asset base grows, according to a senior portfolio manager. Speaking at eVestment’s Italian Manager Seminar in October, Vladimir Spirito, head of alternative investments, said the €21 billion pension fund is adding €1billion in contributions [...]
10 Nov

US Investors, Consultants Lean to Equities in October

United States-based institutional investors and consultants using eVestment in October had a strong interest in equity strategies, according to the just-released October 2017 eVestment Advantage Viewership Report. All but one of the top products reviewed on eVestment by investors and consultants from the United States were equity focused. Europe ex-UK investors and consultants were evenly [...]
09 Nov

eVestment Piloting a Dedicated Salesforce App

If you regularly use Salesforce in your everyday workflow, we have some exciting news to share. We’re piloting a version of eVestment that can be accessed directly from within Salesforce. This out-of-the-box app requires no integration or custom mapping, which keeps implementation simple. The app will allow you to access eVestment functionality from Salesforce, allowing [...]
09 Nov

Hedge Funds Aim for Strongest Year Since 2013

Following tough years in 2015 and 2016, the hedge fund industry is on pace to see its best aggregate performance since 2013, according to the just-released October 2017 eVestment Hedge Fund Performance Report. Eighty percent of the industry is positive in 2017, with average gains from those funds in the black nearing 12%. In October, [...]
26 Oct

PLSA: What Artificial Intelligence Means for Investors

The theme of "Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Mankind" was explored at last week’s PLSA Annual Conference in Manchester, with renowned AI expert and Oxford academic, Nick Bostrom, who suggested that AI represented the third major revolution in human history after the agricultural revolution and the industrial revolution. His central question: could we make [...]
25 Oct

Inst Investors Continue Interest in Private Equity, Real Assets

U.S. public pension plans tracked by eVestment’s Public Plan IQ made 72 investment commitments to private equity funds in Q3 2017, the No. 1 allocation choice for these public plans during the quarter. Allocations to real assets came in at No. 2, at 66 during Q3 2017. Public Plan IQ’s Q3 results mirror allocation trends [...]
23 Oct

PLSA: What ‘The 100-Year Life’ Means for UK Pensions

The PLSA Annual Conference took place in Manchester last week with the theme "Decoding The Future,"  which demonstrates the pension industry’s focus on the need to tackle future challenges today. One of the standout sessions focused on The 100-Year Life, with featured author and academic Lynda Gratton, and NEST chair, Otto Thorensen. The issue of longevity [...]
20 Oct

Positive Returns Boost Hedge Fund AUM to All-Time High

Hedge fund industry assets under management (AUM) continue to hit record highs, driven in September by strong performance, according to the just-released September and 3Q 2017 eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. Investor redemptions of $2.5 billion in September were offset by performance gains, bringing overall industry AUM to $3.205 trillion. For 3Q 2017, overall [...]