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Majority of Institutional Investors Expected to Increase Hedge Fund Allocations

Posted on August 2, 2013

Credit Suisse recently released the results of its mid-year Hedge Fund Investor survey, which polled 185 institutional investors. The survey found that 88% of institutional investors plan on making allocations to hedge funds during the second half of this year.

Across the globe, the top strategies by net demand were Long/Short Equity, Event Driven, and Global Macro.  The survey results also suggest that Fixed Income Arbitrage allocations will remain stable in comparison to other strategies, with many respondents indicating neither an allocation increase nor decrease.

“Based upon [the survey] responses, we would expect continued strong inflows to the industry during the second half of this year, as additional capital continues to come off the sidelines and into hedge funds,” Robert Leonard, Managing Director and Global Head of Capital Services at Credit Suisse, said in a press release announcing the survey results.

To learn more about the mid-year Hedge Fund Investor survey, view the report here.