Ratings agency confident in hedge fund sector

| 23/03/2011

(Investment Week): Moody’s says it has seen signs of improvement and increased profitability in the hedge fund sector this year following strong performance in 2010. The rating agency says the positive outlook for hedge funds follows the strong performance posted by the industry since Q3 last year. Moody’s adds in its latest review of the hedge fund industry beneficial results have renewed market confidence and boosted net inflows. The post-crisis environment has also triggered structural shifts amongst several hedge fund industry stakeholders, the agency says, with institutional investors, particularly pension funds and banks, prone to increasing their allocations to hedge funds and absolute return vehicles in general.

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