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Deutsche Bank survey predicts assets to hit all-time high in 2012

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Investors are predicting continued growth for the hedge fund industry, with an estimated net inflow of $140 billion in 2012 taking expected total industry assets to an all-time peak of $2.26 trillion by year-end, according to Deutsche Bank’s 10th annual alternative investment survey.

The study, carried out in December by the bank’s global prime finance business, engaged with around 400 investor entities worldwide — representing more than $1.35 trillion in hedge fund assets and more than two-thirds of the entire hedge fund investor market by assets under management.

Nearly half of respondents individually manage or advise on over