Research

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, [...]
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. [...]
08 Feb

Advantage Highlights Investor, Consultant Data Review Trends

Institutional investors and consultants in the United States and around the world appear to have a strong interest in equity investments. Eighteen of the top 20 institutional investment products reviewed on the eVestment database by United States based users in January were equity products, according to eVestment’s new monthly Advantage Investment Viewership Report. When viewed [...]
17 Jan

Hedge Fund Redemptions Top $100 Billion for 2016

Hedge fund assets remained above $3 trillion to end 2016, despite redemptions of over $100 billion, according to eVestment's Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report for December, Q4 and Year-End 2016. December marked the sixth month of outflows in the last seven and resulted in Q4 being the largest quarterly outflow from the industry since Q1 2009, [...]
11 Jan

Did Investors Miss the Boat on Hedge Funds in 2016?

For 2016, the hedge fund industry returned +5.34%, according to the just-released eVestment December and Year-End 2016 Hedge Fund Performance Report. This is a significant rebound following a -0.72% aggregate return in 2015, which set the stage for investors during 2016 – unhappy with returns and chafing at hedge fund fees – to remove more [...]
04 Jan

Top Hedge Funds Appear Insulated from Many World Events

Risk is an inherent part of investing. And major global, national and financial events can quickly turn a solid risk model on its ear. For hedge fund investors, eVestment’s January 2017 Hedge Fund Exposure & Tail Risk Report seeks to quantify how events similar to major recent historical events might impact top hedge funds today. [...]