Research

10 Jan

In a Strong Year for Hedge Funds, Asia-Focused Funds Lead

The global hedge fund industry saw a strong 2017, with aggregate returns for the year coming in at +8.83%, according to the eVestment 2017 December and Year-End Hedge Fund Performance Report. This is a welcome return to strong performance following the +5.7% hedge funds returned in 2016 and the -0.71% aggregate return the industry delivered [...]
08 Jan

A Look at Investor Interest in, Concern About World Events

Investors and consultants using eVestment in December pushed global emerging market strategies onto the list of most-viewed strategies in a big way at the expense of EAFE focused strategies. In December, six products concentrating on global emerging markets made it to the top 20 list versus only two such products in November; for strategies targeting [...]
04 Jan

Inst Investor Ownership of Disney, Fox, Other Media Firms

Following the announcement that Disney intends to purchase most of the assets of 21st Century Fox, eVestment took a closer look at institutional investor exposure to those two companies and other major media companies in the just released eVestment Q3 2017 Institutional Stock Ownership Report. Among firms in the U.S. large cap media sub-sector, Disney [...]
22 Dec

Investors Add $10.79 Billion to Hedge Funds in November

The global hedge fund industry is looking to finish off 2017 strong with November inflows of $10.79 billion, bringing year-to-date (YTD) flows to +$40.10 billion and overall industry AUM to $3.26 trillion, according to the just-released November 2017 eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. While November was positive both in terms of flows and the [...]
13 Dec

Investors Have Big Interest in Equities in November

Investors and consultants using eVestment in November had a strong interest in equity strategies in November, with 18 of the top 20 most-viewed strategies among all eVestment users during the month being equity-focused, according to the just-released November 2017 eVestment Advantage Viewership Report. Equity strategies dominated the top viewed lists in most of the geographic [...]
12 Dec

China-Focused Hedge Funds on Track to be Big Winners in 2017

Hedge funds marked their 13th consecutive month of positive returns in November with +0.47% average returns for the month, bringing year-to-date (YDT) returns for the industry to +7.70%, according to the just-released November 2017 eVestment Hedge Fund Performance Report. Positive returns were well distributed among strategies and geographies, with 80% of hedge funds reporting to [...]
29 Nov

Institutional Investment AUM Rises

Asset managers reported long-only institutional assets under management of $26.5 trillion to eVestment at the end of Q3 2017, up from $25.0 trillion one year ago, according to the just-released eVestment 3Q 2017 Traditional Asset Flows Report. The quarterly report looks at institutional investment asset flows around the world across strategies and geographies based on [...]
28 Nov

Performance Gains Push Hedge Fund Industry to Record AUM

After a string of strong performances this year, some hedge fund investors may be doing a bit of profit-taking, with redemptions of -$2.9 billion from hedge funds in October, according to the just-released eVestment October 2017 Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. However, performance gains continued pushing industry assets under management (AUM) up, with industry AUM [...]
10 Nov

US Investors, Consultants Lean to Equities in October

United States-based institutional investors and consultants using eVestment in October had a strong interest in equity strategies, according to the just-released October 2017 eVestment Advantage Viewership Report. All but one of the top products reviewed on eVestment by investors and consultants from the United States were equity focused. Europe ex-UK investors and consultants were evenly [...]
09 Nov

Hedge Funds Aim for Strongest Year Since 2013

Following tough years in 2015 and 2016, the hedge fund industry is on pace to see its best aggregate performance since 2013, according to the just-released October 2017 eVestment Hedge Fund Performance Report. Eighty percent of the industry is positive in 2017, with average gains from those funds in the black nearing 12%. In October, [...]