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eVestment's Top Hedge Funds In October 2020

eVestment subscriber favourite 1060 Capital's 1060 Capital Opportunity Fund returned to the top of the most popular hedge funds on the Nasdaq-subsidiary's most viewed hedge funds list in October, after being nudged down to second place last month by Echo Street Capital's Echo Street GoodCo Select Funds, which fell off the leaderboard altogether this month. Evanston Capital Management's The Weatherlow Fund I came in second place, and Verition Fund Management's Verition Multi-Strategy Fund Composite was third.

Global: Most Viewed Alts/HF Products October 2020
  Most Viewed Product's Firm Name Most Viewed Product
  1060 Capital Management 1060 Capital Opportunity Fund, LP
New Evanston Capital Management, LLC The Weatherlow Fund I L.P. ("Weatherlow")
New Verition Fund Management Verition Multi-Strategy Fund Composite
New Sandler Capital Management Sandler Plus Domestic Fund, LP
  400 Capital Management LLC 400 Capital Credit Opportunities Fund
New Aspect Capital Ltd. Aspect Systematic Global Macro Programme
New Select Equity Group, L.P. Cooper Square Fund
New Gramas Growth Partners Gramas Growth Partners LP
New First Quadrant L.P. FQ Global Diversified Macro
New Sculptor Capital Management, Inc. Sculptor Master Fund, Ltd.
New AQR Capital Management LLC Style Premia Fund
New Chatham Asset Management, LLC Chatham Asset High Yield Master Fund

Regionally, Evanston's The Weatherlow Fund I was view most by United States-based subscribers to eVestment's platform, Verition's Multi-Strategy Fund Composite won in Europe ex-UK, Lone Pine Capital's Lone Cascade was the most viewed hedge fund by African/Middle East-based subscribers, Perseverance Asset Management's DXF Value Fund was the most viewed hedge fund by eVestment's UK-based subscribers and Locust Wood Capital Advisors' Locust Wood Long Opportunity Fund was favoured by Japan-based subscribers.

At the firm level last month, Bridgewater won out, moving up to the top spot from fourth in September. The firm's Pure Alpha Major Markets and Pure Alpha 12% Volatility tied for most views from Bridgewater's stable. AQR came in second and Evanston Capital Management third.

Global: Most Viewed Alts/HF Firms October 2020
  Firm Name Firm's Most Viewed Product
  Bridgewater Associates, LP Tie: Pure Alpha Major Markets and Pure Alpha 12% Volatility Strategy
  AQR Capital Management LLC Style Premia Fund
New Evanston Capital Management, LLC The Weatherlow Fund I L.P. ("Weatherlow")
New Aspect Capital Ltd. Aspect Systematic Global Macro Programme
  Marshall Wace LLP Marshall Wace - MW Eureka Fund
  1060 Capital Management 1060 Capital Opportunity Fund, LP
New Sandler Capital Management Sandler Plus Domestic Fund, LP
New First Quadrant L.P. FQ Global Diversified Macro
New Systematica Investments Systematica Alternative Markets Fund Limited
New BlackRock BlackRock Appreciation Strategy Fund, Ltd.

Regionally, Evanston took the United States, Bridgewater took Japan, Lone Pine won in Africa/Middle East, AQR was the most viewed firm in Europe ex-UK and Systematica Investments was the most viewed hedge fund manager in the UK.

Rising products - those which had the greatest absolute increase in the proportion of views they received of their alternative products from investors and consultants in the current month, versus the proportion of views they received in the prior 12 months as a whole - saw Sandler Capital Management's Sandler Plus Domestic Fund win in October. The product came in fourth in the total overall views category. Evanston Capital's The Weatherlow Fund I was second and Verition's Multi-Strategy Fund Composite was third.

Global: Rising Alts/HF Products October 2020 vs. Prior 12 Months
  Rising Product's Firm Name Rising Product
New Sandler Capital Management Sandler Plus Domestic Fund, LP
New Evanston Capital Management, LLC The Weatherlow Fund I L.P. ("Weatherlow")
New Verition Fund Management Verition Multi-Strategy Fund Composite
New First Quadrant L.P. FQ Global Diversified Macro
New Select Equity Group, L.P. Cooper Square Fund
New Gramas Growth Partners Gramas Growth Partners LP
New Lone Pine Capital, LLC Lone Cascade
New Aspect Capital Ltd. Aspect Systematic Global Macro Programme
New Credit Suisse Asset Management Credit Suisse Insurance Linked Low Volatilty Plus Strategy
New Evanston Capital Management, LLC Evanston Alternative Opportunities Fund

At the firm level, Evanston Capital and Sandler Capital swap places for first and second, and First Quadrant came in third with the firm's Tactical Currency Allocation - Long/Short the most viewed product in its stable.

Global: Rising Alts/HF Firms October 2020 vs. Prior 12 Months
  Firm Name Firm's Rising Product
New Evanston Capital Management, LLC Evanston Focused Alpha Fund Ltd. ("EFAF Ltd.")
New Sandler Capital Management Sandler Offshore Fund, Inc.
New First Quadrant L.P. Tactical Currency Allocation - Long/Short
New Aspect Capital Ltd. Aspect Core Trend HV Fund
New Axonic Capital LLC Axonic Systematic Arbitrage Master Fund, LP
New Verition Fund Management Verition Multi-Strategy Fund Composite
New Lone Pine Capital, LLC Lone Cypress
New Gramas Growth Partners Gramas Growth Partners LP
New Balyasny Asset Management L.P. Atlas Enhanced Master Fund, Ltd.
New Select Equity Group, L.P. SEG Partners Fund

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