Credit Suisse survey seeks to separate fact from fiction
Mon Apr 4, 2011
Research aimed to dispell myths by testing assumptions such as whether funds of funds genuinely ‘faster in but faster out’ than pensions
In the 2011 global survey of hedge fund investor appetite and
activity, Credit Suisse has interviewed more than 600
institutional investors representing $1.2 trillion of
allocations to single-manager hedge funds, to see if for the
first time in three years it is possible to step back and
assess the emerging equilibrium of the hedge fund industry.
The aim of this survey was to separate some of the facts
from the fiction, says Edgar Senior, managing director and
global co-head of capital services at Credit Suisse in London.
In addition to getting a continuing picture of investor habits,
the survey tested many different assumptions, such as "Are
funds of funds genuinely 'faster in but faster out' than
pensions" -so that some of the myths could be dispelled.
To answer this particular question, Credit Suisse got
investors to estimate what percentage of their portfolios they
typically redeemed from every year....
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