European eVestment Users Keen on Hedge Funds, Fixed-Income

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 eVestment Advantage solution and based on tracking daily eVestment user reviews of investment universes and products on eVestment. 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. The report looks at the most viewed products and universes overall for the past month and the universes and products that saw the most month-over-month growth in views on the site.

Some other interesting findings from the report include:

  • Japan based eVestment users propelled Asset Management One Co., Ltd. to the top of the most viewed firm list as measured by the proportional increase in views the firm captured in November versus the prior six months. Investors and consultants located in Japan were responsible for 98% of the firm’s total views last month, a 3.4x increase from the total views they made in the prior six months combined. The firm’s most viewed product in November was Japan Equity Active Stock Pick, which is included in eVestment’s Japan All Cap Core Equity universe.
  • There were three new entrants are in the global top 20 most viewed firms list in November: FMR Corp., Fiera Capital Corporation, and Dodge & Cox. For FMR Corp., the Fidelity Low-Priced Stock Fund  was its most viewed strategy (48% of this strategy’s views came from U.S.-based users and 45% from Asia ex-Japan); for Fiera Capital Corporation it was its Fiera Capital Global Equity product (51% of views from Canada-based users and 45% from U.S.); and for Dodge & Cox it was the Dodge & Cox International Equity strategy (nearly all views from U.S.-based users).
  • Institutional investor and consultant clients located in the U.K. showed a rapid rise in interest in Chinese-focused strategies, specifically to products within eVestment’s Greater China Equity, Overseas China Equity and RQFII/QFII-China A-Shares Equity universes.
  • The top viewed product in November by Europe ex-UK, U.K. and U.S. investors and consultants were equity products focused on emerging markets. For Europe ex-UK, the top viewed strategy was Genesis Asset Managers, LLP: Global Emerging Markets Equity; for U.K.it was North of South Capital: North of South Capital Long Only Emerging Markets Strategy; and for U.S. it was GQG Partners LLC: GQG Emerging Markets Equity.

To see the full data set, please click here.