Institutional Investors

CS investor survey shows optimism for industry


Investors expect the hedge fund industry to grow beyond its pre-crisis peak this year, with global macro and event-driven funds in line to benefit most, according to a survey undertaken by Credit Suisse’s prime services business.

The firm polled hedge fund investors including pension funds, consultants, family offices and funds of funds, which between them represent around $1 trillion in hedge fund investments.

The results follow those of a hedge fund manager survey announced by Credit Suisse last month. Taken together, the results of the two surveys suggest some similar thinking between allocators and managers.

Investors estimate that the