Research

21 May

Hedge Fund Asset Flows Barely Positive for April

With the net flow of investor capital remaining firmly positive for the year, and slightly positive for April, the global hedge fund industry seems to be on positive footing so far in 2018, according to the just-released April 2018 Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. However, nearly 63% of reporting managers faced some level of net [...]
10 May

Activist Hedge Funds Show Strong Performance in April

Activist hedge fund strategies brought in among the strongest returns in the hedge fund industry in April, while overall industry returns are being dragged down by some mediocre performances, according to the just-released eVestment April 2018 Hedge Fund Performance Report. The overall industry returned +0.38% in April, bringing year-to-date (YTD) 2018 returns to a just-barely [...]
09 May

Majority of Alts Admin Firms Expect Industry Consolidation

A majority of alternative fund administration firms – 74% – expect consolidation in the alts fund admin space, according to the just-released eVestment Alternative Fund Administration 2018 survey. This is up dramatically from the 47% of survey respondents who expected consolidation in 2017’s survey. And despite technology and new players disrupting numerous industries around the [...]
07 May

US-Focused Equity Strategies Make Strong Showing in April

United State-focused equity strategies made a strong showing among new products entering the list of most viewed products on eVestment in April. Four of the eight new products entering April’s global top 20 most viewed product list were US-focused equity strategies. Three of these new US-focused entrants were large cap products and one was a [...]
27 Apr

Report Looks at Investments, Products of Most Interest in Q1

eVestment’s Advantage solution captures daily information about the product-level interest of institutional investors and consultants around the world. When aggregated to the universe level and over time, eVestment can show which universes are of increasing interest to consultants and investors. This can have implications for future asset flows (up or down) and other market and [...]
20 Apr

Investors Pull $9.45 Billion from Hedge Funds in March

Investors redeemed an estimated net $9.45 billion from hedge funds in March. But for all of Q1 2018, hedge fund asset flows were positive at +$14.33 billion, bringing overall industry AUM to $3.32 trillion, according to the just-released March 2018 eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. Among hedge fund types, Equity funds were big winners [...]
13 Apr

March Aggregate Hedge Fund Results Obscure Industry Positives

Highlighting the importance of due diligence in the hedge fund selection process, March’s overall negative hedge fund industry returns of -0.46% obscure the fact that just north of 50% of hedge funds tracked by eVestment had positive performance in March. March’s results mark a second consecutive aggregate monthly loss for the industry, after 15 months [...]
04 Apr

Market Volatility Appears to Boost Interest in Equities

Equity strategies captured every spot on the list of top strategies reviewed by global eVestment users in March, according to the March 2018 eVestment Advantage Viewership data. This is understandable given recent stock market volatility, with eVestment users reviewing equity strategies around the world to monitor existing positions and perhaps look for opportunities. Some interesting [...]
29 Mar

Alibaba Enters Top 20 List of Most Widely Held Inst Stocks

Chinese global e-commerce firm Alibaba entered the list of top 20 stocks owned by institutional investors through their asset managers for the first time since eVestment began publishing its Institutional Stock Ownership Report. Alibaba entered the list at No. 20. The 4Q 2017 eVestment Stock Ownership Report looks at institutional investor stock ownership trends based [...]