BOSTON (Reuters) – Hedge fund managers have a dim view of the second half of 2017 after a solid start to the year, an industry survey released on Thursday showed.

Fundraising, which had picked up during the first six months of 2017, will likely slow and investor sentiment is more negative now than it was a year ago, hedge fund managers told industry research company Preqin which polled 140 respondents in June 2017.

“Fund managers do not feel optimistic about the months ahead,” Preqin researchers bluntly wrote in a survey titled “Hedge Fund Manager Outlook.”

Sixty-nine percent of those surveyed sa…
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