Media Coverage

21 Mar

Welcome Back, Hedge Funds

Investors appear to be warming to hedge funds again, with the industry’s total assets under management now within sight of their all-time high, according to institutional investment number-crunchers eVestment. Among the interesting nuggets: – Investors pumped around $41 billion into the asset class in February. Read More >

17 Mar

Foreign Investors in Russia Vital to Sanctions Debate

Investors broadly have remained sanguine about Russia, even though problems in the emerging markets began cropping up last summer. The exposure that sophisticated investors had to Russia has been largely unchanged over the last year at around $86 billion, according to eVestment, which tracks institutional investment flows. Read More >

07 Mar

A Hedge Fund Strategy that’s Been Limping Along for Two Years is Making a Come Back

…Distressed focused hedge funds posted their best returns in two years, according to research firm eVestment. They’ve produced the second best average returns of 2014 so far, at 3.57%. That’s after activist hedge funds, who’ve returned an average of 3.91%. “We saw improvement in sectors that have benefitted from the evolution of the market since […]

04 Mar

Ukraine: Seven Vital Thoughts on Europe’s ‘Biggest Crisis’

Investors are closely watching the situation – which foreign secretary William Hague has described as the “biggest crisis” facing Europe in the 21st century – with equities selling off yesterday as investors moved towards bonds and safe haven assets such as gold. eVestment vice president of research Peter Laurelli says: “At the end of 2013, […]

04 Mar

Ukraine Crisis has Limited Impact on Emerging Markets Fixed-Income Investors

The crisis in Ukraine has little effect on asset owners invested in emerging markets fixed income although a further escalation in the crisis might heighten the risk of their investments, according to data from eVestment. The exposure to Ukraine totaled $5.3 billion, only 1.27% of the $418.3 billion total emerging markets fixed-income assets tracked by […]

01 Mar

Quantum Analytics Q&A with Ben Olmstead

Ben Olmstead, Head of Product Strategy, eVestment answers questions about Quantum Analytics and the ways analytic technologies is institutional investment practices.  Q: How would you say analytic technologies advancement and sophistication are changing institutional investment practices? A: Availability of global data and analytics across asset classes in a cloud-based solution available anywhere and anytime facilitates […]

12 Feb

eVestment Launches Quantum Analytics

eVestment has launched eVestment Quantum Analytics, a web-based solution that adds multi-asset class portfolio analysis and portfolio construction capabilities to the firm’s existing data and analytics offerings. Quantum is part of eVestment’s revamped suite of solutions designed to analyse and report on both traditional and alternative investment strategies while offering flexibility through tiered offerings for […]

06 Feb

Financial Tech Firm eVestment to Add 100 Jobs

Investment data company eVestment plans to invest $10 million in an expansion that will create about 100 jobs this year. The Marietta, Ga.-based company’s software suite provides data, insight and analysis on investment trends to institutional investors, such as consultants, wealth investment managements and pension fund managers. Read More >

06 Feb

Time to Overhaul the Bond Portfolio

Corporate pensions will continue de-risking; allocations will shift with outcomes in mind, and rising interest rates are on everyone’s mind, says a report by eVestment and Casey, Quirk & Associates. In the 2014 Global Investor Survey, investment consultants, institutional asset owners and intermediaries worldwide forecast significant fixed-income restructuring this year amid concern about rising interest […]