EMEA Institutional Intelligence Quarterly Report

Released June 2021

eVestment’s unique position as a data-driven source of intelligence serving institutional asset managers, investors and their consultants globally provides us the ability to produce a holistic view of the themes, trends and trend shifts impacting asset managers around the world. In this EMEA edition, a supplement to our Global Institutional Intelligence Report, we focus on the EMEA marketplace, from how global asset flows and eVestment platform viewership trends are impacting EMEA firms specifically, to the strategies where EMEA investors & consultants are focusing their attention globally, and where ex-EMEA investors & consultants are focusing when they look into EMEA. Lastly, we provide the institutional backdrop for five universes exhibiting the most positive trends for EMEA managers during the quarter.

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  • Total net flow for EMEA managers, excluding cash management strategies, was firmly positive in Q1 for a second consecutive quarter. Prior to Q4 2020, EMEA firms had been experiencing mostly large net outflows since Q2 2018. For EMEA firms, the largest inflows were to domestic fixed income (Nordic) and Global Sector Focus Equity strategies. There is also meaningful interest in their China Equity strategies as well.
  • Among the most active investors and consultants within EMEA, the most common focus of their eVestment platform views was again toward Global Large & All Cap Core Equity strategies, though there was elevated interest in EM Equity from Europe and EM Fixed Income from the Middle East. From outside of EMEA, there continued to be meaningful interest in EMEA managers’ Global EM All Cap Core Equity strategies from within the US, Canada, Australia and China.
  • Among the most positively trending universes for EMEA firms’ products, three of them were also among the most positively trending in the prior quarter. The universe with the most positive themes, Global EM Fixed Income – Local Currency, was also the most positively trending in this quarter’s global edition of this report.

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