Investors optimistic on hedge funds in 2018

By Xinhua - Global Times Source:Xinhua-Global Times Published: 2018/2/22 20:48:48

Investors have renewed optimism regarding hedge funds in 2018, after a strong year for risk assets globally, a new survey has shown.

Deutsche Bank has released its 16th annual Alternative Investment Survey, with responses from 436 global hedge fund investors managing and/or advising $2.1 trillion in hedge fund assets.

The hedge fund industry grew by 6.4 percent in 2017 and assets under management reached an all-time high of 3.21 trillion dollars by year-end, according to the report.

"We are seeing a shift in momentum with improved performance and positive flows," said Greg Bunn, global co-head of prime finance at Deutsche Bank. "One in two investors plans to grow their allocation to hedge funds in the next 12 months. We found that the average respondent expects to boost the size of their portfolio by $129 million this year."

The survey found that investors are expecting hedge funds to receive $41 billion in net new investor capital for the year.

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