Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Survey Considers Factors in Institutional Investors’ Investment and Redemption Decisions, Appetite for Alternative UCITS and Anticipated 2015 Hedge Fund Investments by Strategy and Region

Credit Suisse (CS) recently released the results of its 2015 Global Survey of Hedge Fund Investor Appetite and Activity.  With responses from nearly 400 institutional investors, the survey provides insight into the factors that drive such investors’ decisions to invest in hedge funds and redeem their interests in those funds; their appetite for alternative UCITS; their predictions and allocation plans with regard to the hedge fund industry, and their perspectives on the overall market.  This article summarizes the key takeaways from the CS survey report.  For coverage of a prior CS hedge fund survey, see “Credit Suisse Survey Reveals Allocation Preferences of Hedge Fund Investors, With Particular Attention on Preferences of Pension Funds and Insurance Companies,” Hedge Fund Law Report, Vol. 6, No. 11 (Mar. 14, 2013).  For coverage of a recent survey that focuses on manager perspectives, see “Ernst & Young’s 2014 Global Hedge Fund and Investor Survey Considers Growth Areas for Hedge Fund Managers, Related Costs and Challenges, Operating Expenses and Cybersecurity,” Hedge Fund Law Report, Vol. 8, No. 2 (Jan. 15, 2015).

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