In its 14th annual comprehensive Alternative Investment Survey, Deutsche Bank Global Prime Finance (DB) compiled information from 504 global hedge fund allocators that manage over $2 trillion in aggregate hedge fund assets – more than two-thirds of estimated total hedge fund assets. DB recently released the results of that survey. This second article of our two-part coverage examines portions of the survey dealing with hedge fund fees, early stage investing and the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive. The first article
covered survey methodology, potential asset flows, investor allocation plans and portfolio construction. For coverage of similar sections of DB’s 2015 survey, see “Deutsche Bank Alternative Investment Survey Explores Fee and Liquidity Trends, the Landscape for Investment Intermediaries and Early Stage Investment Terms (Part Two of Two)
” (Jun. 4, 2015). For discussion of other surveys of the alternative investment space, see “Credit Suisse Survey Evaluates Investor Appetite for Alternative Investment Vehicles and Strategy Preferences
” (Aug. 27, 2015); and our series on Citi Business Advisory Services’ sixth annual asset management Industry Evolution Report: Part One
(Jul. 30, 2015); Part Two
(Aug. 6, 2015); and Part Three
(Aug. 13, 2015).