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 for equity strategies was likely driven by December’s volatile global equities markets and reflects how eVestment viewership data can uncover unique insights into the investment strategies, geographies and asset classes investors and consultants are looking at and the market forces potentially driving that interest.
The Advantage investment viewership data is generated through the eVestment Advantage solution and is based on tracking daily eVestment user reviews of investment universes and products. The report looks at Global, United States, United Kingdom, Europe ex-U.K., Japan, Asia ex-Japan, Australia/New Zealand, Africa/Middle East and Canada profile viewership activity among the institutional investors and consultants who use eVestment.
Some other interesting findings from the report include:
- Europe ex-U.K. investors and consultants had a stronger interest in hedge funds in December than eVestment users in other regions the company tracks, with three hedge funds making the list of the most viewed strategies overall and the strategies with the most increase in views month-over-month by users in that region.
- Turnover in the global top viewed products list was notable in December with 15 new entrants.
- The top two firms showing a rapid rise in interest among Asia ex-Japan users, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and Cohen & Steers Capital Management Inc, also had the top two most viewed products in the region: Dimensional Fund Advisors LP: All Country Small Cap Strategy and Cohen & Steers Capital Management, Inc.: Cohen & Steers European Real Estate Securities.
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