Witan Investment Trust selects eVestment to support its manager selection and monitoring processes

Witan Investment Trust has selected eVestment, a specialist in institutional investment data and analytics, to support its manager selection and monitoring processes.

eVestment’s breadth and depth of institutional asset manager data and easy to use solutions for searching for and assessing managers across hundreds of criteria allow firms like Witan to get a comprehensive view of the managers and investment products available, how managers perform over time and how managers rank against each other.
“The institutional investment business continues to evolve and respected houses like Witan continue to look for solutions that bring efficiency, transparency, accountability and global reach to their processes,” said eVestment EMEA Managing Director JP Quittot. “eVestment delivers on all fronts. We’re pleased to have Witan join our growing number of investor clients in EMEA who are embracing technology to make better decisions and have better outcomes.”
“For Witan, it’s about identifying and selecting the very best managers for our global equity portfolio,” says James Hart, Witan’s Investment Director. “eVestment allows us to research more possibilities and to optimise our due diligence on world class managers for the benefit of our shareholders. Witan, which has employed a multi-manager approach since 2004, continues to evolve and we welcome the addition of eVestment’s innovative data and insights which will complement the range of inputs that go into our investment manager selection and monitoring processes.”
Witan Investment Trust joining the eVestment client list follows a string of other high-profile European institutional investment firms signing on to access eVestment data and analytics tools. These include the UK’s St James Place Wealth Management, Sweden’s Första AP-fonden (AP1) and Norwegian pension fund Fellesordningen for AFP.

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