Credit Suisse Survey Evaluates Investor Appetite for Alternative Investment Vehicles and Strategy Preferences

Credit Suisse Capital Services (CS) recently released the results of its 2015 “Mid-Year Survey of Hedge Fund Investor Sentiment” (Survey).  CS considers the Survey to be an extension of its more comprehensive annual survey.  The Survey gathered investor preferences for a variety of alternative investment vehicles in addition to the traditional master-feeder hedge fund structure, comparing investors allocations in the first half of 2014 with their allocation plans for the second half of the year.  It also analyzed investor appetite for various investment strategies.  This article summarizes the key takeaways from the Survey.  For coverage of prior surveys, see “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,” Hedge Fund Law Report, Vol. 8, No. 12 (Mar. 27, 2015); and “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).

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