Research

19 Apr

Interest in Hedge Funds Turns Positive in March

After a rough 2016, interest in hedge funds seems to be returning as investors allocated $15.7 billion in new money to hedge funds in March, according to the just-released eVestment March 2017 Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. March inflows were the industry’s largest positive numbers in 20 months and total industry AUM now stands at [...]
06 Apr

Aberdeen, Standard Life, Canada See eVestment User Interest in March

World events, business developments and political changes can all impact what's top of mind in the institutional investment world. eVestment's Advantage screening data, compiled daily, can help surface in real-time how those events are impacting what the investment community is looking at, which can have wide-ranging short- and long-term implications. For instance, the early March announcement [...]
24 Mar

Hedge Fund Allocations Turn Positive in February

After a long string of redemptions, hedge funds netted an estimated $7.9 billion in inflows in February, and are now positive year-to-date in 2017, according to the just-released eVestment February 2017 Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. The industry had endured net outflows in each of the last five months, and seven of the last eight, [...]
24 Mar

UnitedHealthcare Makes Big Move in Institutional Ownership

Insurance company UnitedHealthcare was the biggest mover among the top 20 stocks owned by institutional investors in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the just-released 4Q 2016 eVestment Institutional Stock Ownership Report. UnitedHealthcare, previously not in the top 20, landed at No. 10 in 4Q as institutional investors appear pleased with the company’s recent [...]
23 Mar
Private Markets Due Diligence

Survey: Majority of Investors Still Face Difficulties in Private Markets Due Diligence

Despite a modest improvement from 2016, 60% of respondents in the just-released 2017 eVestment Private Markets Investors & Consultants Due Diligence survey stated they still find the comparative analysis of private markets managers difficult, citing a need for more data and standardization from managers to solve this issue. Only 40% of respondents agreed “it is [...]
09 Mar

Activist Hedge Funds Top Performers in February

Activist hedge funds ruled the hedge fund universe in February with an industry-leading +2.53% performance for the month, bringing year-to-date returns for activist funds to +3.03%, according to the just-released eVestment February 2017 Hedge Fund Industry Performance Report. The industry as a whole had aggregate February returns of +1.08%, which marked the third consecutive month [...]
24 Feb

Investors Appear to Warm to Hedge Fund Industry After Strong 2016

Investors pulled another $5.2 billion from hedge funds in January 2017, according to the just-released January 2017 eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. And while $5 billion is not insignificant, it pales in comparison to the $19.3 billion investors pulled from hedge funds in January 2016, meaning investors may be starting 2017 with a positive [...]
21 Feb

Institutional Asset Management Biz Sees Outflows in 4Q 2016

The institutional asset management industry saw net outflows of $167.1 billion in Q4, following flat net flows in 3Q, according to the just released eVestment 4Q 2016 Traditional Asset Flows Report. The report looks at asset management industry flow trends across a wide variety of strategies, geographies and account types, giving a look at institutional [...]
10 Feb

Hedge Funds Start 2017 on Positive Notes

Hedge funds continue to perform well out of the gate in 2017, following up strong performance in 2016, according to the just-released eVestment January 2017 Hedge Fund Performance Report. The industry started off 2017 with an average +1.16%, with more than 70% of hedge funds reporting positive results for the first month of the year. [...]