Aksia’s 2015 Hedge Fund Manager Survey Reveals Industry Views on Liquidity, Financing, the AIFMD, Liquid Alternatives, Fees, Co-Investments and Risk Reporting

Aksia’s 2015 survey of global hedge fund managers highlights shifting views among managers across strategies and geographies on topics including liquidity and financing, the AIFMD, high-frequency trading, liquid alternatives, sources of investments, fees, co-investment opportunities and transparency and risk reporting.  Survey participants included 187 managers with collective AUM above $1 trillion.  Strategies represented by participants included long/short equity (26%), event driven (30%), relative value (28%) and tactical trading (16%).  Individual respondent AUM ranged from under $500 million to over $10 billion.  This article summarizes the primary survey findings.  For a discussion of last year’s survey, see “Aksia’s 2014 Hedge Fund Manager Survey Reveals Manager Perspectives on Economic Conditions, Derivatives Trading, Counterparty Risk, Financing Trends, Capital Raising, Performance, Transparency and Fees,” Hedge Fund Law Report, Vol. 7, No. 2 (Jan. 16, 2014).

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