The J.P. Morgan Capital Advisory Group recently surveyed over 200 institutional investors, gauging their perspectives on a number of issues pertaining to hedge fund investments. This two-part series summarizes the findings detailed in the survey report. This first article details drivers of hedge fund allocations; industry concerns; fee and liquidity terms; allocation sizes and preferences; and performance expectations. The second article will explore the use of nontraditional alternative investment vehicles, along with investment and operational due diligence. For coverage of another recent investor survey, see “Investor Survey Finds Growing Interest in Private Market Vehicles, Lower Return Expectations and Continuing Fee Pressures” (Feb. 7, 2019).