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    Hedge Fund Age Greater Factor in Performance than Size; Maturing Industry Sees More Tenured, Larger Funds

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    • Peter Laurelli
    Apr 16, 2014
    Age appears to be a greater factor in relative hedge fund performance than size and the hedge fund industry is maturing, with more older funds and larger funds.
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    Four Critical Components for Hedge Funds to Effectively Penetrate the Institutional Space

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    • Michael Cicero
    Apr 09, 2014
    One of the most popular topics discussed within the hedge fund community at the moment revolves around the concept of penetrating the institutional space. Depending on the firm’s size, history, pedigree and investment approach, this may mean securing their first institutional investor or bridging the gap from one sub-category to the next. However, the common question that spans the spectrum is: how do we strategically increase our footprint and deliver the most effective message to our target investor group?
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    Brazil: World Cup, Olympics & Investment Trends

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    Apr 02, 2014
    eVestment’s latest report, covering institutional investor exposure and trends in Brazil, offers a variety of insight on this growing investment market.
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    Five Key Insights into What Consultants and Investors Are Searching

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    • Kathy Jaques
    Mar 26, 2014
    How often are consultants and investors searching? What are they searching for? Based on our search data, we have compiled an infographic with some highlights of search trends from 2013, as well as predictions for 2014. Here are some of the key points:
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    Regulation, Technology, M&A on the Minds of Alt Fund Administrators

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    • Peter Laurelli
    Mar 19, 2014
    eVestment’s Alternative Fund Administrator Survey offers the latest insights into administrators’ thoughts on trends and their concerns for the industry’s near future. For this latest report, we collected input from 41 firms from around the world. And for the first time, this report expands beyond administrators’ hedge fund and funds-of-funds capabilities to include information on private equity, real estate, alternative ’40 Act funds and UCITS.
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    Question and Answer: Managing RFPs and Database Teams Part Two

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    • Kathy Jaques
    Mar 12, 2014
    If you are just joining us, we are picking up with some the most-asked questions we couldn’t get to live during our recent webinar, “Managing RFPs and Database Teams.” Check out part one of this series, and below, read the part two Q&A from Cindy Zarker, Director of Cerulli’s U.S. Asset Management Practice, and eVestment Senior Vice President John Molesphini.
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    Question and Answer: Managing RFPs and Database Teams

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    • Kathy Jaques
    Mar 05, 2014
    It’s no secret the accuracy and timeliness of completing RFPs and updating databases can make or break an asset manager’s ability to win a mandate. Recently managers have experienced a rise in the amount of database and document requests (RFPs, RFIs and DDQs), necessitating the need for and the importance of RFP and database teams – bringing several questions to mind such as how to recruit, manage, retain and reward this key talent?
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    Five Critical Factors To Delivering Winning RFP Responses

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    • Melanie Horvath
    Feb 19, 2014
    Request for Proposals (RFPs) have evolved over the years to become more streamlined and automated. What are the critical success factors for delivering a comprehensive, targeted and impactful response? Check out these tips below…
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    New eVestment Features Help Make Smart Money Smarter

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    • Matt Crisp
    • Products
    • Industry News
    • News
    Feb 11, 2014
    I hope your 2014 is off to a great start. At eVestment, we’re always working to improve our offerings for existing clients and potential clients. Here’s a quick look at some of the ways we’ve made eVestment even more useful to you.
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    eVestment & Casey Quirk 2014 Global Investor Survey Offers Unique Insights for Asset Managers

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    • Ben Olmstead
    Feb 08, 2014
    The annual eVestment-Casey Quirk 2014 Global Investor Survey offers a comprehensive global snapshot of the concerns and plans of the institutional investment community this year and looking forward.
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    How to Keep Up with Single Page App Design - First Developer Meetup Launches This Tuesday

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    • Mitchell Johnson
    Feb 06, 2014
    We’re excited to kick off what we hope will become the start of many beneficial events for the local Atlanta developer community. Starting at 6PM this Tuesday you’ll get the chance to hear about “The Future of Enterprise App Development” with guest speakers from Sencha and eVestment.
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    October Markets at a Glance

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    • Ron Surz
    Nov 05, 2013
    Here is a look at the best and worst performing market segments last month. The total market earned 4%, bringing the year to date to more than 26%.
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    On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! Next-Generation Analytics Released Today

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    • Matt Crisp
    Nov 04, 2013
    Today, after eleven months of intense development or what we quite literally call monthly “sprints” or projects, we are off to the races! It wasn’t without our fair share of college-reminiscent all-nighters, a lot of warm beer and cold pizza, numerous lively whiteboard sessions, sweat and even a few tears, but we think the effort was worth it. We now present the first two solutions in our tiered Analytics line-up — Spotlight and Spectrum (with even more to come in 2014!).
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    How to get ahead of institutional investment trends with consultant behavior data

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    • Ben Olmstead
    Oct 14, 2013
    “What are consultants and investors searching for and where will assets be flowing next?” is at the forefront of many asset manager’s minds. Harnessing this data and putting it to work could mean a leg up over the competition. By tracking the activity of users on the eVestment Analytics system, you no longer have to wonder. To see what I mean, I’ve put together a quick real-world example for you.
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    September and Q3 2013: Consultant and Plan Sponsor - Search Trends

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    • Ben Olmstead
    Oct 10, 2013
    Three non-equity universes were included in the top 10 most searched universes list for 3Q 2013. All three, Global Multi-Sector Debt, Global Balanced and Floating-Rate Bank Loans have seen significant institutional asset flows in 2013.
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    Five Things Hedge Funds Can Expect in the Institutional Market

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    • Matt Crisp
    Oct 08, 2013
    So you’ve decided to jump into the institutional market. Now what? The institutional investor is attractive to hedge funds for many reasons -- “stickier” investments and larger allocations, to name a couple. But the institutional investor is a much different audience than the high net worth clients you might be used to. They come with greater reward, but also greater demands. So what can you expect from institutional investors and consultants? Here is a short list to get you started.
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    Going Behind the Scenes of the Technology Department at eVestment

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    • Mitchell Johnson
    Aug 26, 2013
    Ever wonder about the technology behind eVestment software? Our own Mitchell Johnson, CIO for eVestment, was recently interviewed on the technology that makes up the backbone for the eVestment suite of solutions. Read on for unique insights on our recent acquisitions, cool technology solutions that empower our platform and more. Be sure to also check out the full-featured article in CIO Review.
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    The Dreaded September Effect is Upon Us

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    • Ron Surz
    • Bloggers
    Aug 20, 2013
    Beware the ides of September? There’s a less well known “September effect” that is just the opposite. Will September of 2013 conform to a history of disappointment? Ron Surz explains.
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    eVestment Developers Present to Fellow Professionals

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    • eVestment
    • Bloggers
    Aug 14, 2013
    Members of the eVestment Development team, including Chief Technical Officer Mitchell Johnson and Vice President Hesom Parhizkar, were featured speakers at a recent meet-up for AmDEV - a local networking group for Atlanta Microsoft Developers.
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    Looking Everywhere for Value

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    • Ron Surz
    • Bloggers
    Aug 13, 2013
    Ron Surz looks for the regions of the world that are currently priced as “Value”, defined as low Price/Earnings and high dividend yield.
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