eVestment Blog

21 May

Event Driven, Asia, Emerging Markets Hedge Funds Big Asset Winners in April and YTD

Investors around the world have had a strong appetite for Event Driven, Asia and Emerging Markets hedge funds, moving almost $14 billion year-to-date (YTD) into these funds while overall investor redemptions from the hedge fund industry continue, according to the just-released eVestment April 2019 Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. Event Driven funds pulled in +$2.84 [...]
14 May

2019 Institutional Consultant Capital Market Assumptions

As institutional investors review their asset allocations periodically, they typically begin with capital market assumptions sourced from investment industry consultants for each asset class and strategy within their portfolios. The analysis in eVestment's latest annual Capital Market Assumptions report covers nine different consultants (Aon, Callan, Cambridge Associates, Meketa, NEPC, RVK, Segal Marco, Verus and Wilshire) and [...]
13 May

Hedge Funds See Fourth Consecutive Month of Positive Returns in April

Hedge funds gained an average of +1.26% in April, the fourth consecutive month of positive returns, following a five-month string of aggregate declines closing out 2018, according to the just-released eVestment April 2019 hedge fund performance data. Year to date (YTD) 2019 industry average gains of +6.52% lag a global balanced benchmark but represent the [...]
07 May

European Investor and Consultant Interest in Hedge Funds Spikes

The hedge fund industry continues to see asset redemptions despite performance that’s outpacing 2018’s challenging results, as reported by eVestment in April. Now at least one set of investors and consultants – those in continental Europe – appear to be giving hedge funds another look in a big way, according to the latest eVestment Advantage [...]
29 Apr

Study: Insights Into Negotiated Institutional Manager Fees

How much institutional investors pay in asset management fees continues to be a hot topic, but hard data about the difference between what asset managers say they charge and actual fees charged has been difficult to come by. eVestment’s new report, The State of Institutional Separate Accounts Fees, aims to help. The new report provides [...]
24 Apr

Investors Continue to Pull Money from Hedge Funds Despite Performance Rebound

Despite a strong start to the year, which saw Q1 2019 average hedge fund performance hit +5.34%, investors continued to pull money from the business, redeeming an estimated $13.69 billion from the industry in March, according to the March 2019 eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. Q1 2019 marked the fourth consecutive quarter of net [...]
11 Apr

New Hedge Fund Report Finds Strong Performance in Q1 2019

Hedge funds gained an average of +0.87% in March, the third consecutive month of positive returns, following a five-month string of aggregate declines, according to the March eVestment hedge fund performance data. The Q1 2019 year to date (YTD) average gains of +5.40% is the industry’s best aggregate returns since the start of 2012. Highlighting [...]
09 Apr

Five Ways to Capitalize on Valuable Intelligence

eVestment Market Lens gives clients access to over 46,000 searchable documents from U.S., U.K. and Canadian 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 best take [...]
05 Apr

Wellington Overtakes BlackRock as Most Viewed Firm on eVestment

Wellington Management overtook BlackRock as the most viewed firm by investors and consultants using the eVestment platform in March, according to the March eVestment Advantage Viewership Report. Wellington’s International Contrarian Value product (an EAFE all cap value equity strategy) was the firm’s most viewed product, while second-place BlackRock’s Emerging Markets Alpha Tilts (an EM large [...]
21 Mar

Hedge Funds See Lowest February Net Flows Since 2009, Despite Positive Month

Investors may have added $1.69 billion to hedge funds in February but face a rough road in 2019 with net inflows still in the negative YTD for 2019, according to the just-released eVestment February 2019 Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. February is traditionally a bellwether month for hedge fund industry performance for the rest of [...]