eVestment Blog

08 Feb

eVestment & Casey Quirk 2014 Global Investor Survey Offers Unique Insights for Asset Managers

As the investment community becomes more global, more complex and we emerge from a period of low interest rates and global economic concern, information becomes more and more crucial for asset managers seeking to better map strategies.  The annual eVestment-Casey Quirk 2014 Global Investor Survey offers a comprehensive global snapshot of the concerns and plans […]

21 Jan

Are you Struggling with Private Equity Data?

As I’ve said in another of our blog posts, private equity is one of the most numerate industries there is, filled with highly skilled individuals who thrive on hard data. So Why Is Private Equity Still Struggling With Data? It seems quite shocking, then, that over 50% of private equity fund managers are still struggling […]

04 Dec

Visualizing the Future of Private Equity

Businesses large and small now have the ability to gather more and more data about various aspects of their organizations, but with so much data available, how do you make sense of it all or draw actionable insights from it? Thankfully, data visualization tools have become even more sophisticated to make information easy to understand […]

06 Nov

The Impact of the AIFMD on Private Equity Transparency

ALFI’s US Roadshow was passing through Boston this week, so I took advantage of a seminar so close to home and attended on Monday. If you’re not familiar with ALFI, find out more about them here. The seminar was very informative and featured discussion on the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), which was causing […]

08 Oct

Five Things Hedge Funds Can Expect in the Institutional Market

So you’ve decided to jump into the institutional market. Now what?  The institutional investor is attractive to hedge funds for many reasons — “stickier” investments and larger allocations, to name a couple. But the institutional investor is a much different audience than the high net worth clients you might be used to. They come with […]

07 Oct

The 5 Worst Mistakes in a Track Record

Spending 15 years of my career as an investor into private equity at SL Capital Partners, it’s fair to say I’ve analyzed a few track records of fund managers throughout Europe and North America. During this time, I saw countless errors, omissions, and questionable methodologies. Here are, in my opinion, the worst five. 1. The […]

23 Sep

The Power of Good Track Record Analysis

People often quote the three P’s of private equity due diligence, People, Process and Performance. The last one, Performance, is usually captured in the track record; that historical document, usually in spreadsheet format, containing columns and columns of numbers. Some investors choose not to drill beyond the headline performance figures for reasons such as, it’s […]

26 Aug

Going Behind the Scenes of the Technology Department at eVestment

Ever wonder about the technology behind eVestment software? Our own Mitchell Johnson, CIO for eVestment, was recently interviewed on the technology that makes up the backbone for the eVestment suite of solutions. Read on for unique insights on our recent acquisitions, cool technology solutions that empower our platform and more. Be sure to also check […]

12 Aug

The Coming Evolution of Hedge Fund Transparency

The following Expert View appeared in July/August issue of Engaged Investor magazine.   The institutional investment community is operating in a time where real rates of return required to keep pace with future liability assumptions means having to accept greater risk while not having the latitude to accept greater losses. In response, alternative investments, including […]