Research

29 Jul

Funds of Hedge Funds Outperform Hedge Funds over Last 12 Months, Concentration of Investments Increases

Funds of hedge funds (FoHF) have enjoyed a solid 12 months of performance, outperforming hedge funds on an equal weighted absolute basis, according to eVestment’s just-released semi-annual Funds of Hedge Funds Report. From May 2014 to May 2015, FoHFs saw average returns of 6.65%, vs. hedge fund average returns of 5.84% during the same period. […]

16 Jun

Foundations and Endowments Interest, Investments in Emerging Markets Rising

eVestment’s just-released Foundations & Endowments Report highlights several trends in foundations and endowments investing over the past 10 years, including these investors’ increased interest in emerging markets as they work to protect and grow their assets in service of their missions. Some interesting points from this report include: On a consistent basis, persisting for nearly […]

13 Apr

Alts Funds Assets Under Administration Increase to US $6.862 Trillion in 2014

Alternative investments assets under administration (AUA) rose 16.8% in 2014 compared to 2013, according to eVestment’s latest report, highlighting continued growth in outside administration by these funds and overall growth in the alternative investment industry. According to eVestment’s just-released Alternative Fund Administrator Survey 2015, at the end of 2014, alternative assets under administration (AUA) stood […]

25 Mar

New Report Looks at Hedge Fund Exposure, Tail Risk in a Variety of Market Scenarios

If an institutional investor were to own an asset-weighted basket of the 30 largest hedge funds heading into 2015, the data in eVestment’s latest report – “Hedge Fund Exposure & Tail Risk: December 2014” – quantifies the market exposures they would accept, the risks and expected returns and performance in stressed market environments, including actual […]

31 Dec

Hedge Funds to Attract $90 Billion to $110 Billion in 2015 According to eVestment 2015 Outlook

eVestment’s 2015 Hedge Fund Industry Outlook highlights data-driven predictions of hedge fund trends for the upcoming year. A few key points from the report include: Barring a large and unexpected global or financial event, hedge funds are positioned for another year of solid growth as institutional investors seek to gain alternative exposures to traditional equity […]

30 Oct

New Report: Top Aussie Schools Supplying Talent to Global Asset Management Industry

The field of investment asset management continues to mint new millionaires and billionaires. For students interested in careers in investment management (and/or their parents who may pay the tuition bills), the choice of which school to attend could be among the most important steps to a career in this lucrative field as alumni networks can […]

20 Aug

Top European Schools in the Global Asset Management Industry

As a follow-up to our popular U.S.-based Education Report released earlier this year, eVestment’s latest report focuses on the representation of European universities and colleges across the global asset management industry. The financial services industry continues to be a leading field of interest for students and recent graduates, and asset management is likely to play […]

16 Jul

New Report Highlights Family Office Investment Trends

amily offices are set up to manage and grow the financial assets of, typically, one wealthy family. This group of investment allocators got a lot of public attention earlier this year when Steven A. Cohen converted his SAC Capital Advisors asset management firm into a family office with a new name, Point72 Asset Management. With […]

04 Jun

Top Schools for Careers in Investment Asset Management

Recent news reports, including this Bloomberg News story, have noted that investment asset managers are among the top earners now on Wall Street. For students considering a career in the lucrative asset management field, eVestment’s just-released Education Report offers a unique perspective on the universities and colleges that have placed the most key professionals at […]

16 Apr

Hedge Fund Age Greater Factor in Performance than Size; Maturing Industry Sees More Tenured, Larger Funds

eVestment’s newest report, “Impact of Size and Age on Hedge Fund Performance: 2003 – 2013,” finds that age appears to be a greater factor in relative hedge fund performance than size and the hedge fund industry is maturing, with more older funds and larger funds. This new report is the most comprehensive review of hedge […]