Barclays Survey Identifies Two Key Areas of Interest for Hedge Fund Allocators in 2017: Small Managers and Non-Traditional Products (Part Two of Two)

After surveying nearly 350 allocators, representing approximately one-third of hedge fund industry assets, Barclays Capital Solutions Group expressed renewed optimism – tempered by a reasonable amount of caution – in its 2017 survey report on the global hedge fund industry. This second article in a two-part series discusses how allocators are currently negotiating preferential investment terms and two asset categories attracting a disproportionate share of interest: smaller managers and non-traditional hedge fund products. The first article examined the recent performance by the hedge fund industry – including a more nuanced view of its underperformance – and evaluated investor allocation plans and preferences for 2017. For coverage of other surveys from Barclays, see “Family Office Perspectives on Hedge Fund Allocation Percentages, Strategies, Liquidity, Fees, Track Record and Investor Base” (Nov. 14, 2013); and “Increased Financing Costs for Hedge Funds Due to Regulatory Changes Affecting Prime Broker Financing” (Oct. 18, 2012).

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