Research

11 Dec

India, China Funds Shine in Tough November for Hedge Funds

The global hedge fund industry returned -0.31% in November, bringing year-to-date returns to -2.81% and marking the fourth consecutive month of negative industry returns, according to the just released eVestment November 2018 hedge fund performance data. The negative 2018 YTD numbers are in stark contrast to the +8.96% aggregate return the industry saw in 2017. [...]
06 Dec

European eVestment Users Keen on Hedge Funds, Fixed-Income

While most eVestment users’ top viewed products globally and regionally fell into the equity category in November, Europe ex-UK users pushed three fixed-income products and two hedge funds on to that region’s list of most-viewed products last month, according the November 2018 eVestment Advantage Viewership Report. The Advantage investment viewership data is generated through the [...]
29 Nov

Traditional Institutional Strategies See Positive Flows in Q3

Net institutional asset flows to long-only asset managers reporting to eVestment were positive in Q3 2018, with investors adding +$10.9 billion to the industry, according to the Q3 2018 eVestment Traditional Asset Flows Report. Year-to-date (YTD) flows are still negative for the year at -$233.8 billion. Fixed-income managers had a particularly strong quarter, with net [...]
27 Nov

Expanded Stock Report Includes Germany, Japan, Other Markets

eVestment has expanded our popular quarterly institutional stock ownership report to include stock holdings information for companies based in the United Kingdom, Germany and Japan, in addition to the list highlighting the most widely held stocks globally. The Q3 2018 Institutional Stock Ownership Report, based on data from eVestment’s Holdings Analysis solution, shows that U.S.-based [...]
21 Nov

Hedge Fund Flows Negative in October as Performance Falters

Investors removed an estimated -$7.13 billion from the global hedge fund industry in October, pushing year-to-date (YTD) flows firmly negative at -$10.09 billion, according to the October 2018 eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. The October outflows follow an uninspiring year in hedge fund performance, culminating in October performance numbers that saw almost all primary [...]
13 Nov

Hedge Funds Go Negative YTD with October Performance

Performance challenges in the global hedge fund industry continued in October, according to the latest eVestment hedge fund performance data. The industry’s aggregate performance of -3.10% for the month dragged year-to-date (YTD) performance into the red at -2.55% and October was the second lowest month in performance since September 2011. The search for bright spots [...]
07 Nov

Outsized UK Interest in Balanced/Multi-Asset Strategies in October

While Equity and Fixed Income strategies dominated investor and consultant strategy views globally and in most of the countries and regions tracked in the October 2018 Advantage Viewership Report, investors and consultants in the United Kingdom showed an outsized interest in Balanced/Multi-Asset strategies, in particular Diversified Growth Funds, according to the just-released report. Eight of [...]
24 Oct

September Hedge Fund Flows Pull YTD Flows Nearly Flat

Investors removed an estimated $14.72 billion from hedge funds in September pushing Q3 net flows into negative territory with an estimated $5.71 billion leaving the industry in Q3, according to the just-released September 2018 eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. Year-to-date net flows are essentially now flat with a very slight net $70 million inflow. [...]
16 Oct

Europeans Up Interest in Unconstrained Bond Strategies

Unconstrained bond assets are on the rise. Across both retail and institutional accounts, assets under management in these strategies rose from $153.2 billion in Q2 2013 to $289.7 billion in Q2 2018, for a five-year compound annual growth rate of 13.6%, according to eVestment’s new Global Unconstrained Fixed Income Report. European investors in particular are [...]
11 Oct

At End of Q3, Hedge Funds are Behind 2017 Returns

Global hedge fund industry performance dipped negative in September, with overall industry returns at -0.17% last month, according to the latest eVestment data. This brings Q3 returns to just barely positive at +0.30% and year to date (YTD) returns to +0.53%. This is a far cry from the industry’s aggregate return of +8.92% for 2017 [...]