Van Eck Global

Firm Profile: Large Asset Manager

Van Eck Global was among the first U.S. money managers helping investors achieve greater diversification through global investing – offering innovative, investment choices in hard assets, emerging markets, precious metals, fixed income and other specialized, domestic and international asset classes. The firm was looking for an analytics and data solution to conduct its in-depth portfolio management research, peer and competitive analysis. Van Eck has been an eVestment client since 2012 and subscribes to eVestment Analytics and Advantage.

Case Study: eVestment Analytics

The firm’s long/short equity portfolio manager, Marc Freed, had used other data sources in the past to carry out his monthly analysis for the firm’s liquid alternatives strategy – however he found the eVestment hedge fund database to be superior in terms of the volume and timeliness of the information.

On the competitive intelligence front, the firm’s Product Manager for Emerging Markets Active Strategies, Anthony Sassine, had used eVestment in the past at multiple firms and was familiar with the capabilities. In his opinion Sassine saw it as the “most used software” in the marketplace and the “most advanced in terms of institutional data.”

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