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The 461 new strategies added to the eVestment database in Q2 2020
7 July 2020

There are currently over 23,000 strategy listings within the eVestment platform. During Q2 2020, a total of 461 strategies were added to the database across 254 separate investment management firms headquartered across 24 different countries.

Equities saw the largest number of additions (222) followed by fixed income with 101 strategies added. At a regional level, we saw that China and SEA strategies were being added at a considerable rate. The table below represents a breakout of the strategies, by asset class, added during Q2 2020.

Strategies Added to eVestment in Q2 2020

Asset ClassCount
Alternatives29
Balanced/Multi-Asset51
Equity222
Fixed Income101
Hedge Funds49
Real Estate9
Grand Total461

Within the equity space, a total of 64 globally-focused equity strategies were added which was the largest proportion of equity strategies in terms of the geographic focus of the strategies (followed by U.S. equities: 54; China: 14; ACWI Ex-US: 13; while the balance was other regional focused equity strategies).

Within fixed income, U.S.-focused strategies accounted for the largest increase (27), followed by more diversified global fixed income strategies (24) and global emerging markets fixed income (15).

It is important to distinguish between ‘date added’ and ‘inception date’ of the strategies added during Q2 2020. Many of these strategies were launched in the past and not just during Q2 2020. Only 26 of the 461 strategies were ‘launched’ and had inception dates in Q2 2020. There are various reasons why a manager may choose to wait until they ‘add’ a strategy to a database, perhaps waiting until they reach a certain milestone such as the 3-year track record.

A breakdown of the strategies, by asset class and region, that were added during Q2 2020 can be found below:

Alternative Strategies

RegionCount
Global12
United States7
Canada4
United Kingdom2
ACWI Ex-US1
Global Emg Mkts1
North America1
Pan-European1
Total Alternatives29

Balanced/Multi-Asset Strategies

RegionCount
Global38
United States5
Canada2
China2
ACWI1
Australia1
Pan-European1
South Africa1
Total Balanced/Multi-Asset51

Equity Strategies

RegionCount
Global64
United States54
China14
ACWI Ex-US13
Pan-European11
EAFE7
Global Emg Mkts7
ACWI6
Australia6
Brazil5
Eurozone5
Japan5
Canada4
Asia Pacific ex-Japan3
Greater China3
New Zealand3
Asia Pacific2
Latin America2
North America2
EMEA1
Global ex-Japan1
Nordic1
Pac-Basin ex-Japan1
South Africa1
Southeast Asia1
Total Equity222

Fixed Income Strategies

RegionCount
United States27
Global24
Global Emg Mkts15
Canada7
Australia5
China5
Asia Pacific3
Brazil3
Pan-European3
Nordic2
ACWI Ex-US1
Eurozone1
Frontier Markets1
Latin America1
North America1
Norway1
Switzerland1
Total Fixed Income101

Hedge Fund Strategies

RegionCount
Global20
United States12
Global Emg Mkts4
Brazil3
North America3
Asia Pacific2
Pan-European2
Canada1
Eurozone1
Greater China1
Total Hedge Funds49

Real Estate Strategies

RegionCount
United States6
Canada1
Global1
South Africa1
Total Real Estate9
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