Research

17 Jul

New Report Looks at FAANG Stock Trends

The FAANG stocks – Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Alphabet/Google – are among the most-watched tech stocks by investors, consultants and asset managers around the world. These companies’ status as household names among the investment industry and the general public and their explosive growth and upside potential have made them among the most popular stocks [...]
12 Jul

Fixed-Income, Multi-Asset Strategies Creep into Top 20 in June

Following May, when all 20 of the most popular investment products viewed by institutional investment professionals using eVestment were equity focused, fixed-income and multi-asset strategies crept onto the overall top 20 list in June. Joining still a majority of equity strategies on the top 20 list for June were the Standard Life Investments Limited: Global [...]
11 Jul

Emerging Markets Hedge Funds Show Strength in June

Hedge funds returned an average of +0.13% in June, +0.84% in Q2 and +3.26% YTD in 2017, according to the just-released June 2017 eVestment Hedge Fund Performance Report. Overseas and emerging markets funds continue to offer big returns, with India, China, Africa/Middle East and Asia funds bringing in double digit returns for the first half [...]
26 Jun

Tech Stocks Up in Institutional Portfolios in 1Q 2017

Technology sector exposure was up quarter over quarter in 1Q 2017 across all major institutional long only U.S. strategies covered in the just-released 1Q 2017 eVestment Institutional Stock Ownership Report. And in spite of financial services exposure falling across almost all strategies covered in the report, Bank of America cracked the top 20 list of [...]
21 Jun

Hedge Fund Asset Flows up $10.52 Billion in May

Hedge fund asset flows for May 2017 were positive at $10.52 billion, bringing YTD flows to positive $23.32 billion, according to eVestment’s May 2017 Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. Total industry AUM sits at $3.130 trillion, with multi-strategy, directional credit and macro funds seeing strong investor interest so far this year. Some key points from [...]
07 Jun

Equity Strategies Popular in May, UK Looks Global

All 20 of the most popular investment products viewed in May by institutional investment professionals using eVestment were equity focused in May 2017, according to eVestment’s just-released Advantage Investment Viewership Report. And while users in most of the regions covered in the report looked at a variety of products from a geographic standpoint, UK users [...]
30 May

2017 Starts on Positive Note for Institutional Asset Managers

Institutional investors added a net positive $9.1 billion to the institutional investment management business in Q1 2017. U.S. fixed income strategies were the largest beneficiary with +$72.8 billion in new allocations, according to the just-released eVestment 1Q 2017 Traditional Asset Flows report. eVestment’s quarterly traditional asset flows reports show the flow of institutional funds across [...]
19 May

Investors Pause on Hedge Fund Allocations in April

After a positive first quarter of 2017 where investors tiptoed back into hedge funds, April saw a bit of a pause, with investors pulling $930 million from the global hedge fund industry, according to the just-released eVestment April 2017 Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. Overall industry assets stood at $3.106 trillion in April and year-to-date [...]
12 May

Equity Strategies Big Hedge Fund Winners in April

One-third of the way into 2017, hedge funds are performing well, returning +0.66% in April and +3.04% year-to-date (YTD), according to the just-released April 2017 eVestment Hedge Fund Performance Report. All major strategies were positive in April, and only one primary market, commodities, produced negative results. Equity strategies were among the big winners in April. [...]