Hedge Funds

Aksia surveys hedge funds for “the opinions that matter most”

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A survey of leading hedge funds internationally by hedge fund research and advisory firm Aksia suggests that 42% of hedge fund managers see potential for a default or restructure by Italy and Spain. The study also shows that 60% of managers think Greece might leave the euro, and 65% believe EU member states may collectively issue Eurobonds.

The vast majority of the managers surveyed – 94% - would call for further monetary easing by European authorities, while 80% believe the US Federal Reserve’s ‘Operation Twist’ will ultimately fail to impact financial markets.

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