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LiveWire: Why invest in Australian small caps?

The ability for investment managers to beat their respective benchmark performance in niche markets like Australian small caps has been consistent and has delivered significantly higher alpha as compared to other equity classes over the long-term. Author Phillip Hudak of AMP Capital uses eVestment data as a source for this article.

Reuters: Sovereign wealth funds fly to relative safety of U.S. assets amid pandemic

U.S. equity strategies managed by third-party fund managers sucked in net flows of $5.36 billion from sovereign funds in the first quarter, with the majority headed to passive S&P 500 equity strategies which posted their largest inflows in at least three years, according to data from eVestment.

CityWire Asia: Major hedge funds staged a comeback in April

Hedge funds gained an average of +5.02% in April, but remained largely negative year-to-date at -7.49%, just-released data by eVestment has revealed.

Financial Standard: Hedge funds rally in April, but YTD still bleed red

New data has revealed that hedge funds around the globe staged a recovery in April, with a positive aggregate return of more than 5%. It follows a disappointing March, with almost all the hedge funds tracked by a global database and analytics tool in the red. Despite this promising turn around, eVestment found that the majority of hedge funds were still in the red year to date, reflecting the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic on market performance.

AlphaWeek: eVestment’s top hedge funds in April 2020

Our monthly peek into the viewership activity by the institutional investor and advisor subscribers to the platform shows that Graham Capital’s Quant Macro Portfolio was the most viewed hedge fund last month, the first time that it has topped the list and the first time it has appeared in the top three since September 2016.

FundFire: The ESG boom is coming for credit, but managers lag on active engagement

Only one in two eVestment-tracked global institutional dollars allocated to fixed income strategies that consider ESG in some way, shape or form is subject to an active ownership policy, a FundFire analysis of the data provider’s numbers shows.

Axios: U.S. pension funds continue to lurch toward bonds amid coronavirus pandemic

U.S. pension plans already were above their target allocation to fixed income before the coronavirus pandemic, and the outperformance of fixed income during the first quarter has further shifted the tide, a new report from eVestment shows.

FundFire: Did OCIOs earn their keep in 2019? New data sheds light

The first Outsourced CIO (OCIO) performance indices are here, giving institutional investors a new way to gauge how their provider stacks up to peers. Anonymized client data collected from OCIO providers by Nasdaq and search firm Alpha Capital Management shows that, on average, OCIO firms’ discretionary clients saw returns of 4.5% in the fourth quarter and 18% during all of 2019, net of fees. Five-year annualized returns stood at 6.5%.

Bloomberg: Hedge fund assets dip below $3 trillion to least in six years

Global hedge fund assets dropped below $3 trillion for the first time since April 2014, hit by client withdrawals and investment losses amid the March market rout, eVestment data show. Investors pulled $24.1 billion more funds than they deposited last month, according to the data provider.

Financial News London: UK pension investors look to step up private market allocations

UK public plans are set to make “substantial allocations” to private markets in the coming months, according data company eVestment. The shift is a reaction to the reported 20% aggregate decline in their performance in the first quarter this year, which resulted in a £40.7bn loss.

Ignites Asia: eVestment hires business development manager in Sydney

Institutional investment data and analytics solutions provider eVestment has appointed Daman Grewal as Sydney-based business development manager, effective in January. In this newly created role, Grewal focuses on growing the firm’s client base in Australia and New Zealand, including asset managers, investors and investment consultants.

Opalesque: Hedge fund returns varied in March amid elevated volatility, says eVestment

March was a highly volatile and dramatic month, not just for global financial markets and the hedge fund industry, but for humanity. “During the global financial crisis, financial systems were at risk of failing, whereas in March and ongoing, we face larger failures. With the understanding that these are delicate times for all, the following is a look at hedge fund performance amid a global crisis,” said Peter Laurelli, CFA, eVestment Global Head of Research.

AlphaWeek: eVestment’s top hedge funds in March 2020

Our monthly peek into eVestment’s subscriber activity sees AQR Capital Management’s DELTA Strategy re-take the top spot in the most viewed product category.

FundFire: COVID-19 forces work culture shifts for private equity firms

Before Covid-19, flexible working in private markets was not indulged very often, according to a survey conducted by eVestment Private Markets and MJ Hudson of 311 employees from across the global private markets industry, including GPs, LPs, and outsourced practitioners of core functions.

Axios: Hedge funds outperformed the stock market in March

Hedge funds outperformed the S&P 500 in March and have suffered fewer losses this year, showing their value during crisis periods, data from eVestment shows.

Vanity Fair: Too big to fail, COVID-19 edition: How private equity is winning the Coronavirus crisis

In 2018, according to analytics firm eVestment, pension funds in the U.S. and the U.K. pumped 27% of their fresh allocations of money into private-equity funds, up from 25% the year before.

CityWire: The shops that topped institutional investors’ searches in March

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.

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.

Opalesque: Investors generous with new money for hedge funds in February. Will that hold up in March?

Investors were bullish on hedge funds in February, allocating another $14.78 billion to funds around the world, according to just-released February 2020 eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows data.

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.