Research

10 Nov

US Investors, Consultants Lean to Equities in October

United States-based institutional investors and consultants using eVestment in October had a strong interest in equity strategies, according to the just-released October 2017 eVestment Advantage Viewership Report. All but one of the top products reviewed on eVestment by investors and consultants from the United States were equity focused. Europe ex-UK investors and consultants were evenly [...]
09 Nov

Hedge Funds Aim for Strongest Year Since 2013

Following tough years in 2015 and 2016, the hedge fund industry is on pace to see its best aggregate performance since 2013, according to the just-released October 2017 eVestment Hedge Fund Performance Report. Eighty percent of the industry is positive in 2017, with average gains from those funds in the black nearing 12%. In October, [...]
20 Oct

Positive Returns Boost Hedge Fund AUM to All-Time High

Hedge fund industry assets under management (AUM) continue to hit record highs, driven in September by strong performance, according to the just-released September and 3Q 2017 eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. Investor redemptions of $2.5 billion in September were offset by performance gains, bringing overall industry AUM to $3.205 trillion. For 3Q 2017, overall [...]
16 Oct

Sept. Rankings Reflect Globalization of Asset Management Biz

Institutional investors and consultants using eVestment to screen asset managers and products in September put 10 strategies on several regional top 20 lists according to the just-released September 2017 eVestment Advantage Viewership Report. This highlights the continued globalization of the institutional investment and asset management business. The 10 strategies that made the top viewed list [...]
12 Oct

Hedge Funds Post 11th Month of Positive Returns

It was another positive month for the global hedge fund industry as markets saw their 11th consecutive month of aggregate gains in September, returning an average of +0.67%, while developed markets finally outperformed emerging markets, according to the just-released September 2017 eVestment Hedge Fund Performance Report. Overall, more than 75% of the industry is in [...]
22 Sep

Hedge Funds Hit Record $3.2T AUM as Investors Brush off Past

After a tough run with performance and investor redemptions in the past few years, investors have come back to hedge funds in a big way, adding $13.4 billion to global hedge funds in August. Those new investments coupled with performance increases bring hedge fund industry assets under management (AUM) to a record $3.209 trillion, according [...]
19 Sep

Home Depot, Citigroup Enter Top 20 Institutional Stock Holdings

Home improvement chain The Home Depot (at No. 19) and financial services firm Citigroup (at No. 20) cracked the top 20 list of most widely held equities among global long-only asset managers reporting to eVestment, according to the 2Q 2017 eVestment Institutional Stock Ownership Report. To make room for those two, Verizon Communications and Royal [...]
15 Sep

Investors, Consultants Show Rising Interest in US Strategies

Institutional investors and consultants using eVestment to screen asset managers and products in August showed increasing interest in US-focused strategies, with 12 of the top 20 products by month-over-month change concentrated on the United States, according to the just-released August 2017 eVestment Advantage Viewership Report. In addition, seven strategies showed multi-region appeal among consultants and [...]
11 Sep

Brazil Funds Lead in Strong Month for Hedge Fund Returns

In a strong month for the global hedge fund industry, emerging markets hedge funds continued to shine the brightest, according to the just-released August 2017 eVestment Hedge Fund Performance Report. Brazil-focused funds lead the pack in August with +5.34% performance, bringing year-to-date performance to +16.88%. China-focused funds are the top performers so far in 2017, [...]
31 Aug

Big Investment Moves Across Asset Classes, Geographies in 2Q

Although flows were largely flat relative to industry AUM in the second quarter of this year, certain asset classes and geographies saw outsized investor demand during the quarter, according to the just-released eVestment 2Q 2017 Traditional Asset Flows Report. During the quarter institutional asset managers saw aggregate redemptions of -$7.9 billion. Total institutional AUM for [...]