• eVestment: HFs Suffer Quarterly Outflows Not Seen Since Financial Crisis

    Jan 17, 2017 - Amrita Sareen-Tak

    Hedge funds continue to hemorrhage assets. The industry saw a $106 billion in outflows for 2016, of which $43 billion occurred in the last quarter of 2016, according to eVestment.
  • Preqin: Private Strat Investors Contemplate Dry Powder Allocations

    Jan 06, 2017 - Amrita Sareen-Tak

    While capital available to be invested in private market strategies (dry powder) has risen by some 19% to $1.47 trillion over the last two years, investors remain wary of fund terms and frothy valuations, according to Preqin.
  • 2017: A Shift In The Investing Paradigm

    Dec 23, 2016 - Guest Contributor

    In many ways, 2016 was full of surprises, not the least of which was the burst of optimism that concluded a tumultuous year.
  • UN PRI: On Trump, 2017 Outlook, Celebrating 10-Year Anniversary

    Dec 23, 2016 - Amrita Sareen-Tak

    The United Nations-supported Principles of Responsible Investing group, which works to support incorporating environmental, social and governance factors within investment frameworks, remains upbeat on the outlook for responsible investing in the United States.
  • Casey Quirk: Managers Need To Redefine Biz Strats, Or Lose Out

    Dec 13, 2016 - Amrita Sareen-Tak

    Asset managers need to redefine their business strategies in order to remain competitive, according to a recent white paper published by consulting firm Casey Quirk.
  • Preqin: Alts Managers Bullish On Trump

    Nov 22, 2016 - Amrita Sareen-Tak

    Alternative fund managers are fairly optimistic about the investment landscape during a Donald Trump presidency, according to data provider Preqin.
  • US SIF: Responsible Investing Assets Increased 33% Over 2014

    Nov 15, 2016 - Amrita Sareen-Tak

    One out of every five dollars managed in the United States is allocated towards some form of responsible investment, according to the US SIF Foundation’s biennial report.
  • Altegris CEO, Strategist Dies

    Nov 11, 2016 - Violet Baron

    Jack Rivkin, ceo and chief strategist of the investment research firm Altegris, died this week.
  • IRRCI: Impact Investing Gains Traction

    Nov 10, 2016 - Amrita Sareen-Tak

    Market practitioners are taking impact investing more seriously.
  • PRI Launches ESG Integration Guide

    Nov 07, 2016 - Amrita Sareen-Tak

    The United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment group has a launched an environmental, social and governance directive for investors.
  • Cambridge: ESG Outperformed for EM

    Nov 04, 2016 - Violet Baron

    Investments filtered for environmental, social and governance-related factors outperformed the market over the past three years, according to research by the investment adviser Cambridge Associates.
  • Preqin: First-Time Private Funds Attract Investors

    Nov 03, 2016 - Amrita Sareen-Tak

    First-time private funds are gaining traction among institutional investors, according to a Preqin report.
  • Commonfund: Health Care Nonprofits Returned -1.6%

    Nov 02, 2016 - Violet Baron

    Nonprofit health care organizations saw a -1.6% average return net of fees for the year ending Dec. 31, 2015, according to a Commonfund Benchmarks study titled Healthcare Organizations Report.
  • Cambridge: Non-U.S. PE and VC Beat Public Markets in Q1

    Nov 01, 2016 - Violet Baron

    Private equity and venture capital funds from non-U.S. developed markets beat public market vehicles from the same regions in the quarter ending Mar. 31, 2016, according to research by investment adviser Cambridge Associates.
  • NEPC: E&Fs Pushing For More PE

    Oct 26, 2016 - Amrita Sareen-Tak

    Interest in private equity continues to gain momentum among endowments and foundations, despite frothy valuations and fee concerns, according to a NEPC survey.
  • eVestment Sharpens ESG Analytics

    Oct 14, 2016 - Amrita Sareen-Tak

    Investment data provider eVestment has improved its environmental, social and governance data offerings.
  • Mercer Partners With FactSet

    Oct 13, 2016 - Violet Baron

    Investment consultant Mercer will partner with FactSet, a financial analytics provider, to offer performance data to FactSet’s North American client platform.
  • Aon Hewitt Consulting Adds Industry Vets To OCIO Team

    Oct 12, 2016 - Amrita Sareen-Tak

    Aon Hewitt Investment Consulting has added two seasoned professionals to its delegated investment solutions business.
  • Asset Class: Venture Cap High On Risks, Returns

    Sep 30, 2016 - Joe D’Allegro

    The potential for outsized returns makes venture capital attractive to institutional investors with a tolerance for risk, according to industry experts.
  • Morningstar Founder Steps Down, New CEO Named

    Sep 07, 2016 - Michael Paterakis

    Morningstar’s founder, Joe Mansueto, has decided to step after more than 30 years as ceo of the firm.
  • Mercer Hires Boston Investment Lead

    Aug 25, 2016

    Global consulting firm Mercer has hired a new Boston investment business leader.
  • Wilshire Signs United Nations' PRI

    Aug 17, 2016 - Violet Baron

    Investment consulting firm Wilshire Associates has signed the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Investment.
  • FEG Hires First Senior V.P. Of OCIO Group

    Aug 16, 2016 - Violet Baron

    Investment consulting firm Fund Evaluation Group has hired Michael Condon as senior v.p of its OCIO group.
  • Agecroft Hires President

    Aug 10, 2016 - Michael Paterakis

    Hedge fund marketing firm and investment consultant Agecroft Partners has hired Doug Rothschild as president.
  • HF Consultant Relaunches With $6.5 Billion AUA

    Jul 29, 2016 - Violet Baron

    PivotalPath has launched an updated model for its technology-driven hedge fund investment consultancy.
  • Cambridge: More Alts Equals More Returns

    Jul 27, 2016 - Violet Baron

    Funds with at least a 15% allocation to private investments consistently outperformed their peers over the 10-year period ending June 30, 2015, according to new research by investment consultant Cambridge Associates.
  • Rocaton: Individual Annuity Contracts A Concern In The 403(b) Space

    Jul 22, 2016 - Michael Paterakis

    Individual annuity contracts remain one of the biggest headaches for 403(b) plans, according to a new white paper published by Rocaton Investment Advisors, titled Overcoming Challenges in the 403(b) Tax Exempt Market.
  • Willis Towers Watson Hires Global OCIO Head

    Jul 18, 2016 - Michael Paterakis

    Consultant Willis Towers Watson has hired Aon Hewitt’s Kemp Ross as global head of outsourced cio services to lead the firm’s delegated solutions business.
  • Mercer Hires Senior Client Manager

    Jul 11, 2016 - Michael Paterakis

    Mercer has hired veteran consultant Jim Kelly as a partner and senior client manager at its Chicago office.
  • Preqin: Half Of Q2 Global Infrastructure Deals To Asian Assets

    Jul 07, 2016 - Violet Baron

    More than half of global infrastructure deal value went to Asian infrastructure assets last quarter, according to a report by Preqin.
View Consultants Archive

Latest Community

  • Jan 18, 2017 - Violet Baron

    Hedge Funds Remain Ugly: AM CheatSheet

    Hedge funds cannot seem to shake off the bad rap--but perhaps they deserve it.

  • Nov 29, 2016 - Violet Baron

    Castro Has Passed; Long Live Raul: AM CheatSheet

    The death of Cuban revolutionary and strongman Fidel Castro on Friday signaled the end of a long and isolationist era for the island nation… or maybe not.

  • Nov 22, 2016 - Violet Baron

    Farewell To The TPP: AM CheatSheet

    Often alluded to during his campaign, President-Elect Donald Trump has doubled down on his promise to do away with President Barack Obama’s carefully crafted Trans-Pacific Partnership.