February 22, 2018 / 2:34 PM / in 7 months

BRIEF-Half of hedge fund investors surveyed see stocks at or past peak - Preqin

Feb 22 (Reuters) -

* HALF OF 200 HEDGE FUND INVESTORS SURVEYED THINK EQUITY MARKETS ARE EITHER AT THEIR PEAK OR ARE IN RECESSION PHASE - PREQIN

* FORTY-SIX PCT OF INVESTORS PLAN TO MAINTAIN THEIR ALLOCATIONS IN 2018, WHILE 27 PCT PLAN TO INCREASE THEM

* THIRTY-SEVEN PCT OF INVESTORS PLAN TO POSITION THEIR PORTFOLIOS MORE DEFENSIVELY IN 2018, COMPARED TO 10 PCT THAT PLAN TO POSITION THEM MORE AGGRESSIVELY

* DIVERSIFYING STRATEGIES IN DEMAND: 23 PCT OF INVESTORS PLAN TO INCREASE THEIR ALLOCATIONS TO SYSTEMATIC CTAS IN 2018.

* ONLY 14 PCT OF INVESTORS SAY THEY PLAN TO INCREASE EXPOSURE TO EQUITY HEDGE FUND STRATEGIES DURING 2018 - PREQIN Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: [ ] (Reporting By Simon Jessop; editing by Carolyn Cohn)

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