Deutsche Bank Reveals The Results Of Seventh Annual Alternative Investment Survey

Approximately 1000 respondents, representing nearly $1.1 trillion in global hedge fund assets, participated in the industry's largest comprehensive hedge fund investor survey New York, Deutsche Bank announced the results of the seventh annual Alternative Investment Survey, which was conducted during

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Approximately 1000 respondents, representing nearly $1.1 trillion in global hedge fund assets, participated in the industry’s largest comprehensive hedge fund investor survey

New York, Deutsche Bank announced the results of the seventh annual Alternative Investment Survey, which was conducted during February 2009 by the Bank’s Hedge Fund Capital Group. Approximately 1000 investors responded to this year’s survey, including funds of hedge funds, family offices, banks, wealth management companies, consultants, pensions, insurance companies, foundations, and corporations.

“Despite the unprecedented challenges faced in 2008, the survey indicates resiliency in the hedge fund industry”, says Barry Bausano, co-head of global prime finance at Deutsche Bank.

“Transparency, risk management, and liquidity are now top priorities for investors as they select their hedge fund managers”, says Jonathan Hitchon, co-head of global prime finance. “As a result, we have seen managers of various strategies adjust their structures accordingly”

“Hedge funds remain attractive to investors due to their outperformance of major equity indices in 2008, and their ability to serve as a diversifier to other asset classes,” says Scott Carter, head of the Hedge Fund Capital Group in North America. “Additionally, the survey indicates that a majority of investors expect their own hedge fund portfolios to generate returns of 5-10% this year.”

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