Research

11 Feb

Equity, EM Funds Among Big Hedge Fund Winners in January

Global hedge funds, which ended a challenging 2018 with an industry aggregate return of -5.05%, started off strong in January, with an industry return just shy of +4% according to eVestment’s January 2019 hedge fund performance data. The industry’s overall +3.91% return in January reversed a trend of five consecutive months of negative industry returns [...]
11 Feb

Global Equity Strategies See Most New Interest at Start of 2019

Investors and consultants globally have increased their focus on global equity strategies more so than on any other segment to start 2019, according to the January 2019 eVestment Advantage Viewership Report. Global All Cap Core and Value Equity strategies saw the greatest universal increases, but it was GQG Partners’ Global Equity strategy, within the Growth [...]
07 Feb

Global Investors Miss Out on Winning Managers in 2018

How does a CIO find a winning fund manager? On top of needing to make the right calls in asset allocation, risk budgeting and team management, institutional investors are expected to identify fund managers with the best chance of outperforming in the future. eVestment data shows they perhaps struggled to meet this challenge in 2018. [...]
10 Jan

Hedge Funds End 2018 In the Red

The global hedge fund industry ended a volatile 2018 in the red, with aggregate performance for December at -2.15% and for the year at -4.86%, according to the latest eVestment hedge fund performance data released today. December’s negative performance marked the industry’s fifth consecutive month of negative performance in 2018. The 2018 performance is in [...]
07 Jan

Equity Strategies Snag Top Spots in December

All of the top viewed institutional investment strategies viewed by investors and consultants using eVestment in December 2018 were equity strategies, according the December 2018 eVestment Advantage Viewership Report. And all but one of the products that saw the largest increase in views during the month were equity strategies as well. This strong global showing [...]
21 Dec

Hedge Funds See Third Consecutive Month of Outflows

November marked the global hedge fund industry’s third consecutive month of outflows, with investors pulling an additional $6.68 billion from funds around the world, according to the just-released November 2018 eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. Year to date (YTD) hedge fund outflows stand at -$14.77 billion. Through November 59% of hedge fund managers reported [...]
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 [...]