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New Managers March 2013

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Credit Suisse: Institutional investors show more appetite for risk

Robert Leonard, Managing Director at Credit Suisse commented on the bank's latest annual Global Hedge Fund Investor Survey: "Institutional investors are clearly expressing more confidence in risk assets in this year's survey and appear less worried about left tail risk events or macroeconomic uncertainty. Given the backdrop of effective central bank policies, lower political uncertainty and positive performance last year, it is not surprising to see increased expectations for 2013."

The survey found that investors continue to show strong appetite for those new hedge funds launches deemed to be of institutional quality. However, in a new development, the survey results showed a large uptick in the number of investors who would require some level of reduced fees, including founder's share classes. (Opalesque article ).

Hedge funders bask in media glare

"It's been hard to watch a stretch of financial television in recent months without seeing one or another of these stewards of private capital holding forth on prospects for the world economy, Federal Reserve policy and their own favorite investment positions," lamented last month. Amusing.

Newly registered hedge funds will have to take presence exams with SEC

Last month, the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) issued its examination......................

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