Credit Suisse Mid-Year Survey of Hedge Fund Investor Sentiment

Credit Suisse Mid-Year Survey of Hedge Fund Investor  Sentiment

Summary Conclusions – The top 3 most sought after strategies globally are Event Driven, Long/Short Equity (Fundamental) and Long/Short Equity (Trading). CTA is the least sought after strategy across all regions.  Demand for Global Macro saw a consistent decrease, while Emerging Market Equities saw a rebound in appetite.  Although more investors expressed interests in making allocations in the second half of the year (97% in H2 2014 vs. 85% in H1 2014), investors are predicted to make a fewer number of allocations on average (3.4 in H2 2014 vs. 4.1 in H1 2014).  EMEA based investors are predicted to make a higher number of allocations compared to other regions in H2 2014.  Looking at the split by investor type, Bank Prop Capital, Fund of Funds and Private Banks are predicted to make the most allocations, while Pension Funds the least… Read Source Article