eVestment Blog

16 Apr

Hedge Fund Age Greater Factor in Performance than Size; Maturing Industry Sees More Tenured, Larger Funds

eVestment’s newest report, “Impact of Size and Age on Hedge Fund Performance: 2003 – 2013,” finds that age appears to be a greater factor in relative hedge fund performance than size and the hedge fund industry is maturing, with more older funds and larger funds. This new report is the most comprehensive review of hedge […]

09 Apr

Four Critical Components for Hedge Funds to Effectively Penetrate the Institutional Space

One of the most popular topics discussed within the hedge fund community at the moment revolves around the concept of penetrating the institutional space. Depending on the firm’s size, history, pedigree and investment approach, this may mean securing their first institutional investor or bridging the gap from one sub-category to the next. However, the common […]

19 Mar

Regulation, Technology, M&A on the Minds of Alt Fund Administrators

eVestment’s Alternative Fund Administrator Survey offers the latest insights into administrators’ thoughts on trends and their concerns for the industry’s near future. For this latest report, we collected input from 41 firms from around the world. And for the first time, this report expands beyond administrators’ hedge fund and funds-of-funds capabilities to include information on […]

07 Mar

Five Ways to Search Like a Consultant

Leveraging your consultant relationship is an appropriate first step for manager searches, yet it doesn’t stop there. If you read my last post, you know increasing your fiduciary responsibility is becoming more and more important, and you may want to start conducting your own searches. But how do you get started?  Here’s a play-by-play to [...]
05 Mar

Question and Answer: Managing RFPs and Database Teams

It’s no secret the accuracy and timeliness of completing RFPs and updating databases can make or break an asset manager’s ability to win a mandate. Recently managers have experienced a rise in the amount of database and document requests (RFPs, RFIs and DDQs), necessitating the need for and the importance of RFP and database teams […]

19 Feb

Five Critical Factors to Delivering Winning RFP Responses

Request for Proposals (RFPs) have evolved over the years to become more streamlined and automated. What are the critical success factors for delivering a comprehensive, targeted and impactful response? Check out these tips below… Select RFP’s You Can WinIn order to improve your chances for winning, there is nothing wrong with going for the low-hanging […]

11 Feb

New eVestment Features Help Make Smart Money Smarter

I hope your 2014 is off to a great start.  At eVestment, we’re always working to improve our offerings for existing clients and potential clients.  Here’s a quick look at some of the ways we’ve made eVestment even more useful to you. eVestment Quantum SM Analytics As alternative assets increasingly comprise a growing proportion of […]

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 […]