Research

22 Aug

Hedge Fund Business Still Seeing Outflows, But Performance Boosts AUM

Investors withdrew another $8.42 billion from the global hedge fund industry in July, according to the July 2019 eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. But strong performance in the industry continues to boost overall industry assets under management (AUM), which stood at $3.303 trillion last month, according to the new report. Hedge funds have generally [...]
08 Aug

US-Based Investors Show Least Interest in Global Strategies, Most in Domestic.

In July, 17% of views from US-based investors and consultants were directed at global products and the majority (53%) at US products, according to the just-released July 2019 eVestment Advantage Viewership Report. Only clients in two other regions, Canada (27%) and Europe ex-UK (32%), had less than 40% of their views go to globally focused [...]
19 Jul

Investors Pull Another $16.43 Billion from Hedge Funds in June; YTD Outflows at $44.61 Billion

Hedge funds’ generally positive performances so far this year appears not to have calmed investors’ concerns following the industry’s performance challenges in 2018. Investors pulled $16.43 billion from the industry in June, bringing year-to-date (YTD) outflows to -$44.61 billion, according to the just-released June 2019 eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows report. Overall industry AUM stood [...]
10 Jul

Hedge Fund Returns Swing Back to Positive in June

After dipping into the red in May, the global hedge fund industry returned to positive territory in June with an aggregate industry performance of +2.42%, according to the latest eVestment hedge fund performance data covering the month of June. This brings year-to-date (YTD) average gains to +7.16%, building on the positive performance the industry experienced [...]
08 Jul

Interest in Alternative Investments on the Rise in Europe

Interest in alternative investment opportunities appears to be on the rise in continental Europe, according to the just-released eVestment Advantage Viewership Report covering activity on eVestment in June. Seven of the top 10 rising universes by continental Europe investors and consultants using eVestment were non-traditional; UK-based Sagil Capital LLP’s Latin America Opportunities Fund LP was [...]
02 Jul

Fund Administrators See Big Growth in Private Markets as Institutional Interest Grows

Private markets general partners continued to adopt third-party fund administration at a rapid clip, which aligns with the overall rising interest in this asset class among institutional investors, according to the just-released 2019 eVestment Alternative Fund Administration Survey. The median respondent grew real assets under administration by +20.64% year-over-year and private equity and debt AUA [...]
26 Jun

Investors Pull Another $3.78 Billion From Hedge Funds as Consolidation Pressure Mounts

Global investors pulled another $3.78 billion from hedge funds in May, according to the just-released May 2019 eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. However, despite the overall negative industry flows, many funds have been successfully able to raise new assets in 2019. This includes funds in categories which are seeing the most negative outflows. This [...]
12 Jun

Hedge Fund Returns Dip Negative in May

Overall hedge fund industry returns dipped negative in May after a four-month string of positive results to start off the year, according to the just-released May 2019 eVestment hedge fund performance data. Aggregate industry performance stood at -1.55% in May, with year-to-date (YTD) performance positive at +4.77%. Equities created much of the pain for the [...]
07 Jun

UK Investors & Consultants Looking Beyond Their Borders at Global, Emerging Markets Universes

With Brexit still unresolved and the announcement that Theresa May would resign as prime minister following a shaky tenure, it’s perhaps no surprise that UK investors and consultants would increasingly look globally for investment opportunities last month. Seven of the top 10 most-viewed investment universes in May by UK investors and consultants using eVestment were [...]
06 Jun

Institutional Investors Feeling the Magic of Disney

With a catalogue of iconic hits behind it and more potential hits in the pipeline, the fall 2019 launch of Disney Plus aiming to maximize streaming revenue from all that content and the boost the theme park division will get with the addition of the Star Wars themed Galaxy’s Edge at Disney parks in Anaheim, [...]