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FundFire: Share your response to COVID-19, eVestment asks managers
eVestment is collecting business continuity plans and COVID-19-related marketing materials to meet growing demand for this information as the pandemic sheds light on asset managers’ preparedness for unforeseen events. The effort aims to serve as a one-stop shop for investment consultants and asset owners seeking information on how managers are responding to the pandemic.
Reuters: Multi-strategy hedge funds outperformed peers as market plunged
Last year, investors cooled on multi-strategy funds, which oversee $526 billion, and pulled out $18.3 billion, according to data from research firm eVestment. This year is different: investors have added $10.57 billion in the first two months of the year.
FundFire: First mover advantage poses challenges for new product launches
The first investment strategies to market can have an advantage on the competition in gathering assets, an important factor for managers to consider in product development efforts, a new study from eVestment finds.
Institutional Investor: Managers were getting bad news before markets crashed
Before the worst of the market carnage was unleashed in mid-March, institutional equity managers were already experiencing some of the worst outflows in years. According to eVestment’s first institutional intelligence report, published on Monday, the largest outflows came from active U.S. and global equity strategies, while investors were shifting into cash management and fixed-income funds.
S&P Global Market Intelligence: Hedge funds show their worth in February as they outperform volatile S&P 500
The global hedge funds industry posted aggregate losses of 2.53% in February, according to eVestment, an institutional investment data provider owned by Nasdaq, compared with returns including dividends of -8.23% for the S&P 500, -3.73% for a balanced index of global equities and sovereign bonds (50% MSCI World/50% Citi WGBI).
FundFire: Volatility is back. Will hedge fund flows return?
Following a challenging 2019 when the hedge fund space saw nearly $100 billion in outflows, this year started off with a bang, as investors added an estimated $10.38 billion to hedge funds in January, according to data from eVestment.
FundFire: Nasdaq buys inst’l investor fintech shop Solovis
Nasdaq, Inc. has acquired financial technology company Solovis in a deal it says creates a “global leader of proprietary content, insights and portfolio analytics.” Nasdaq will make Solovis’ offering available through its eVestment group.
Pensions & Investments: Investors pull $59.4 billion from traditional managers in Q4
Institutional investors pulled a net $59.4 billion from traditional long-only asset managers over the course of the fourth quarter, and $210.7 billion during all of 2019, data from eVestment said.
Bloomberg: Asia hedge funds brace for lean times as investors stay away
Asia-based hedge funds lost 5% of their assets to net redemptions last year, compared with 3% on average globally, eVestment data show.
Reuters: Sovereign investors pulled back from equities in fourth quarter -report
Sovereign wealth fund investment in equities via external asset managers fell in the final quarter of last year, data from research firm eVestment showed on Thursday.
AlphaWeek: eVestment’s top hedge funds in January 2020
AQR’s DELTA strategy was the most viewed alternative product on the eVestment platform from its institutional investor and consultant subscriber base last month, taking first place from Renaissance Technologies’ Institutional Diversifed Global Equities and Magnitude Capital’s Magnitude International coming in third.
Bloomberg: Hedge fund outflows neared $100 billion in 2019, most since 2016
Investors pulled more than $16 billion from the industry in December alone, capping a year that saw the longest stretch of monthly client withdrawals since the 2008 financial crisis, according to data compiled by eVestment. The redemptions equal about 3% of industry assets and are almost triple the $37.2 billion in outflows seen in 2018.
Citywire Professional Buyer: The shops that topped institutional investors’ searches in December
eVestment, a database used by institutional investors, breaks down the most searched for categories, strategies and managers, at a global level and in the US.
Markets Media: Hedge funds see $4.45 billion of November inflows
The hedge fund business turned around eight consecutive months of aggregate outflows in November, with investors allocating +$4.45 billion to the industry, according to just-released eVestment hedge fund asset flows data.
Pensions & Investments: European fixed-income investors demanding fee cuts
Institutional AUM for all European fixed-income strategies has declined to $972 billion as of Sept. 30 from more than $1 trillion as of Dec. 31, 2017, according to data provider eVestment LLC.