eVestment Blog

02 Jun

eVestment Enters Private Equity Arena; Acquires PE Analytics Firm TopQ

To serve institutional investors who are increasingly investing in private equity, eVestment this week announced its entry into the private equity solutions marketplace with the acquisition of TopQ, an innovator in private equity analytics, and the forthcoming launch of its broad private equity dataset. With these moves, eVestment continues to progress in its commitment to […]

14 May

How Institutional Investors Can Leverage Private Equity Software

Back in September 2014 I worked with Mariya Stefanova of PEAI to co-author a chapter of her new book – “Private Equity Accounting, Investor Reporting, And Beyond”. It’s now published and you can get your copy here – http://amzn.to/1E4W8y2 The chapter I co-authored focused on the software solutions available to private equity fund managers and […]

21 Apr

Six Benefits of TopQ for Investors

For the most part, the $3.5 trillion private equity relies on spreadsheets for a range of activities and, while versatile, they aren’t designed specifically for private equity and so can be cumbersome and inefficient to use. The inefficiencies of spreadsheets are arguably most prevalent when the biggest exchange of data between fund managers and investors […]

14 Apr

Increased Portfolio Management Capabilities for Allocators

Investors are always looking for the right tools to select managers, build out their portfolios and assess risk as they seek to grow and protect their assets. Recent updates to eVestment Quantum Analytics, including a new risk assessment add on, make the solution even more valuable for allocators around the world. These latest additions were at [...]
13 Apr

Alts Funds Assets Under Administration Increase to US $6.862 Trillion in 2014; Private Equity, Real Estate See Big Jump in AUA

Alternative investments assets under administration (AUA) rose 16.8% in 2014 compared to 2013, according to eVestment’s latest report, highlighting continued growth in outside administration by these funds and overall growth in the alternative investment industry. According to eVestment’s just-released Alternative Fund Administrator Survey 2015, at the end of 2014, alternative assets under administration (AUA) stood […]

25 Mar

New Report Looks at Hedge Fund Exposure, Tail Risk in a Variety of Market Scenarios

If an institutional investor were to own an asset-weighted basket of the 30 largest hedge funds heading into 2015, the data in eVestment’s latest report – “Hedge Fund Exposure & Tail Risk: December 2014” – quantifies the market exposures they would accept, the risks and expected returns and performance in stressed market environments, including actual […]

18 Feb

How to Combat Underperformance By Proving Best Portfolio Fit

If you have read our latest ebook, Five Tactics for Navigating Underperformance, you know that we encourage managers who may struggle with underperformance to also look at how they fit into a prospective client’s existing portfolio allocation and objectives. In our experience, this situation requires an even better understanding of the other characteristics your strategy [...]
04 Feb

Translate Data into Actionable Insight with eVestment Scorecard

We are pleased to announce eVestment Scorecard, an exciting new solution that rates products based on several key attributes, effectively predicting a product’s growth potential. Today, we are talking to Michael Magnan from eVestment’s New Product Innovation team. Hi Michael, I’m sure you are happy to finally be able to show off this powerful new [...]
03 Feb

New Excel Plugin for Reporting in Analytics

If you are like many of our clients, you have several Excel spreadsheets that you use each month/quarter to update reports, fact sheets, pitch books and more. Wouldn’t it be great if you could update the data in those spreadsheets with the click of a button? Well, we have been listening and now you can! [...]