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Other Voices: Event driven strategy outlook: Broader focus required

Friday, March 14, 2014

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Alex Gravish
This article was authored by Alex Gavrish, founder and CEO of Etalon Investment Research, and author of "Wall Street Back To Basics."

Credit Suisse recently released its Annual Hedge Fund Investor Survey. The survey, produced by Credit Suisse’s Capital Services Group, is one of the most comprehensive in the industry, with over 500 respondents – including pension funds, endowments, consultants, family offices and fund of hedge funds – and with respondents diversified across all regions. One of the key findings of the survey is that interest in event driven strategies reflected the greatest year-on-year increase in demand, nearly doubling from the prior year. An additional indication that event driven investment strategy is becoming more and more popular among investors is the fact that over the past year, traditional mutual fund companies such as Fidelity Investments introduced mutual funds that employ event driven strategies. Typically used only by hedge funds, the strategy is being increasingly accepted by a wider audience of investors and managers.

Fuel for events

There are two main reasons event-driven space will provide plenty of opportunities in the coming years.

First, developed economies in general are far from a high-growth mode and many corporations have smaller growth ambi......................

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