Hedge Funds

CS investor survey shows strong sentiment for hedge funds

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Investor sentiment towards hedge funds is high and most investors expect the industry to exhibit strong growth this year, according to Credit Suisse’s annual investor survey. On average, investors expect total assets held by hedge funds to grow by 18% in 2011, from a current estimate of $1.96 trillion to $2.31 trillion – implying roughly $350 billion of growth across performance and inflows.

The survey showed that there is currently a strong appetite for newly-launched funds from established houses, with 61% of investors in a position to allocate to a new hedge fund run by managers with a