The Source Podcast: Broadening diversity consideration with Verus(16 min podcast) In this episode of The Source, we're joined by Ian Toner and Marianne Feeley from Verus. Ian serves as chief investment officer, and Marianne as managing director of public markets. The topic of our conversation is diversity and inclusion within asset management firms, and how they evaluate a manager's diversity beyond the high-level ownership information.
2020 ended on a high note for most of hedge fund industry(3 min read) Over 90% of reporting managers ended the month of December with positive results, and average returns of +11.02% were the highest since 2009. Despite high average returns for hedge funds, the dispersion of returns was significant, especially among large funds.
Diversity & inclusion panel discussion: Why pension funds need to consider it now(40 min video) During the IPE Conference and Awards in December, Erika Spence, Global Head of Data Strategy at eVestment joined Caroline Escott, Senior Investment Manager at RMPI Railpen and Trustee Director for Standard Life Master Trust and Alessandra Franzosi, Head of Asset Owners and ESG Investing, Borsa Italiana, to discuss the topic of diversity and inclusion.
eVestment and Aon to offer operational due diligence data and research to institutional investors(3 min read) eVestment, together with Aon plc, a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, announce a strategic collaboration to provide operational due diligence (ODD) research through the eVestment platform, recognizing the need for more transparency and standardization of ODD information.
The inclusive future of investing(5 min read) With a growing body of research indicating that diverse investment teams often produce better outcomes, asset manager diversity is now a critical issue for investors and their consultants. But ownership statistics are just part of the story. That’s why Nasdaq is now using its eVestment platform to gather more data on diversity at asset management firms – especially within portfolio management teams who make buy-sell-hold decisions.
eVestment forms consultant board to advise on investment industry trends(2 min read) eVestment has launched a consultant advisory board comprising a broad range of investment consultant clients from both global and regional firms. Board members will provide strategic input to eVestment on the evolving data needs of consultants and will have regular opportunities to discuss and analyze dynamic trends in the institutional market.