Deeper data for institutional ESG strategies(14 min video) eVestment’s Global Head of Data Strategy, Erika Spence, recently spoke about deeper data for institutional ESG strategies at The Nest Summit, an annual event during Climate Week NYC committed to advancing sustainability in the United States.
How actively managed strategies fared against benchmarks in August(5 min read) We look at how actively managed strategies fared against market benchmarks in August, highlighting what percentage of managers in a given universe are beating their benchmarks and the degree to which they are outperforming. August’s performance analysis uses 6,503 equity and fixed income products from eVestment Analytics that have qualified for inclusion in this month’s analysis.
Offshore China Equity interest spiked in Q2(2 min read) eVestment data revealed that investor interest in the Offshore China Equity universe spiked in Q2, most likely driven by the return of Hong Kong-based investor activity to the eVestment platform – though interest from within the UK was also elevated.
Institutional traction for China-focused strategies over time(3 min read) Institutions and asset managers have become increasingly interested in investing in Chinese markets. We look at China-focused mandates and institutional investor and consultant activity surrounding these strategies. There were a solid number of commitments made to China-focused strategies in 2018 and 2019, particularly to China venture capital/private equity. Clients of eVestment also continue to review long-only China strategies more frequently than ever before.
Australian Equity – Long Only: Top performing strategies in Q2(1 min read) These are the top 10 performing Australian Equity - Long Only strategies for Q2 2020 using eVestment's database of over 23,000 reporting strategies. The median manager produced returns of 31.6% during the quarter, outperforming the benchmark S&P/ASX 300.
APAC’s top 5 positive trending universes in Q2(1 min read) In the August release of eVestment’s APAC Institutional Intelligence report, a supplement to our global report, we focus on the APAC marketplace – from how global asset flows and eVestment platform viewership trends are impacting APAC firms specifically, to the strategies where APAC investors and consultants are focusing their attention, globally.
How institutional investors have reacted to the global pandemic(2 min read) As the outbreak of COVID-19 spread throughout the world in Q1, the impact on global portfolios occurred quickly and caused many institutional investors around the world to act just as fast. Using the more than USD 30 trillion of institutional assets reported to eVestment, we can see how institutional investors reacted to the onset of the pandemic, and how they have reacted in the months since.