Mid-Year Survey of Hedge Fund Investor Sentiment (Credit Suisse)

July 2013

KEYWORDS: hedge funds, Survey, asset allocation, long/short equity, event driven, Macro, global macro, Asia Pacific, European Union, Asian Hedge Funds


Credit Suisse Capital Services

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Building on from our annual global hedge fund investor survey published earlier this year, where investors forecasted a cautiously optimistic outlook for 2013, we wanted to take a fresh look at investors’ current appetite and level of activity.
Investors from all regions participated in our brief mid-year survey, with a breakdown as follows:

  • Number of Participants
  • All: 185
  • Americas: 77
  • Asia: 10
  • Europe: 98

In summary

  • The top 3 most sought after strategies are Long/Short Equity, Event-Driven and Macro.
  • Investors are predicted to continue to be active in the second half of the year, with 88% indicating that they will make allocations. The indicated total number of subscriptions across participants in 2H 2013 are in-line with the first half of the year, however, the number of redemptions are predicted to decrease to 68%, lower than the 77% in the first half of the year.

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