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Towers Watson teams up for data collection


Towers Watson has formed a partnership with eVestment Alliance to become a hedge fund data collection partner.

Towers Watson’s specialist hedge fund team of 20 people has $15 billion in assets under advice. The partnership with eVestment paves the way for distribution of the data platform to institutional investment consultants and their institutional investor clients.

Over the last decade the institutional investor community has shown increased interest in hedge funds and strong demand for due diligence, according to Craig Baker, global head of research at Towers Watson Investment. The firm has been advising clients on direct hedge fund