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Bullish sentiment on market performance, flows and industry dynamics were the clear messages from DB’s ninth annual Alternative Investment Survey


Anita Nemes
In the ninth annual Alternative Investment Survey by Deutsche Bank, hedge fund investors continue to believe in the benefits of hedge fund investing. Bullish sentiment on market performance, flows and industry dynamics were the clear messages conveyed by the 528 investors, which collectively manage $1.3 trillion, that Deutsche Bank surveyed for its 2011 report.

Based on performance and net inflow expectations, the hedge fund industry is expected to reach $2.25 trillion by the end of 2011 as investors expect inflows of $210 billion, said Anita Nemes, global head of capital introduction at Deutsche Bank. Inflows are expected to quadruple as more investors reduce their cash positions over the next six months by $29 billion. Especially as the majority of investors have no, or relatively few, investments with managers that still have positions side-pocketed, are still gated or have still suspended redemptions.

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