Hedge Funds

Barclays sees shift in investor appetite toward macro, credit and multi-strategy

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Global macro and systematic/volatility strategies are likely to attract more than half of the $80 billion new flows projected to reach the hedge fund industry this year, according to a report from Barclays Capital’s Prime Services.

In a report by its capital solutions group, Barclays says this is a direct result of what happened in 2011 and it warns that equity hedge funds could see a massive reallocation that could result in a completely drying up of new inflows into those funds during the year.

BarCap estimated that as much as $100 billion of funds invested in equity hedge