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The THERMOMETER

The Thermometer measures the sentiment of hedge fund managers quarterly with respect to the political and economic climate in the US and globally.

The latest poll shows hedge fund managers are:

2015 Q4 Thermometer

Dodd-Frank parts likely to be repealed

0%
0%
100%

On the Global Economy

45%
55%
0%

Is Facta problematic?

100%
0%
0%

On the US Economy

50%
50%
0%

On the European Economy

100%
0%
0%

On the Asian Economy

100%
0%
0%

On Latin American Economy

100%
0%
0%

On Middle East Economy

100%
0%
0%

On the Global Economy

45%
55%
0%

On the Hedge Fund Industry

0%
0%
100%

On Fixed Income Markets

0%
50%
50%

On Equity Markets

0%
100%
0%

On Green Investments

50%
50%
0%

On BRIC

100%
0%
0%

On the US President

100%
0%
0%

Is Facta problematic?

100%
0%
0%

Dodd-Frank parts likely to be repealed

0%
0%
100%

On SEC

0%
30%
70%

On the US Congress

100%
0%
0%

On The Speaker of the House

100%
0%
0%

On GOP’s Tea Party

66%
34%
0%

On EU

100%
0%
0%

On US Dollar

50%
50%
0%

On the EURO

50%
50%
0%

On Jurisdiction: Cayman Islands

0%
0%
100%

On Jurisdiction: Channel Islands

0%
100%
0%

On Jurisdiction: Bermuda

50%
50%
0%

On Jurisdiction: Other

50%
50%
0%

On Offshore Lawyer

50%
50%
0%

On Onshore Lawyer

50%
50%
0%

On Accountant

50%
50%
0%

On Administrator

50%
50%
0%

On Prime Broker

50%
50%
0%

On Sector: Defense

0%
0%
100%

On Sector: Finance Sector

50%
50%
0%

On Sector: F&B Sector

50%
50%
0%

On Sector: Hard Materials

0%
50%
50%

On Sector: Retail

50%
50%
0%

On Sector: Technology Sector

50%
50%
0%

On Sector: Pharmaceutical Sector

100%
0%
0%

2011 Q4 Thermometer

On the US President

50%
50%
0%

On the Asian Economy

0%
75%
25%

On the Technology Sector

25%
50%
25%

On the US Economy

0%
100%
0%

On the European Economy

75%
25%
0%

On the Asian Economy

0%
75%
25%

On the Hedge Fund Industry

25%
75%
0%

On the Fixed Income Markets

75%
0%
25%

On the Equity Markets

0%
75%
25%

On Green Investments

50%
50%
0%

On the US Congress

100%
0%
0%

On the US President

50%
50%
0%

On the US Federal Reserve Chairman

25%
75%
0%

On the SEC

50%
50%
0%

On the US Speaker of the House

75%
25%
0%

On the US Dollar

25%
50%
25%

On the Global Economy

0%
100%
0%

On Jurisdiction: Cayman Island

25%
50%
25%

On Jurisdiction: Channel Islands

25%
75%
0%

On Jurisdiction: Bermuda

25%
75%
0%

On Jurisdiction: Other

0%
50%
50%

On Offshore Lawyer

25%
50%
25%

On Onshore Lawyer

0%
75%
25%

On Accountant

0%
50%
50%

On Administrator

34%
33%
33%

On Prime Broker

33%
67%
0%

On Sector: Defense

25%
50%
25%

On Sector: Financials

25%
75%
0%

On Sector: Food & Beverage

0%
75%
25%

On Sector: Hard Materials

0%
50%
50%

On Sector: Retail

25%
50%
25%

On Sector: Technology

25%
50%
25%

On Sector: Pharmaceuticals

25%
50%
25%

2010 Q4 Thermometer

On the US Economy

13%
87%
0%

On the European Economy

88%
12%
0%

On the Asian Economy

12%
75%
13%

On the Hedge Fund Industry

37%
50%
13%

On the Fixed Income Markets

50%
50%
0%

On the Equity Markets

38%
62%
0%

On Green Investments

50%
38%
12%

On the US Congress

25%
50%
25%

On the US President

50%
50%
0%

On the US Federal Reserve Chairman

25%
75%
0%

On the SEC

62%
38%
0%

On the US Speaker of the House

26%
37%
37%

On the US Dollar

13%
62%
25%

On the Global Economy

12%
88%
0%

On Jurisdiction: Cayman Island

38%
50%
12%

On Jurisdiction: Channel Islands

37%
63%
0%

On Jurisdiction: Bermuda

37%
63%
0%

On Jurisdiction: Other

50%
50%
0%

On Offshore Lawyer

12%
88%
0%

On Onshore Lawyer

12%
88%
0%

On Accountant

0%
75%
25%

On Administrator

13%
75%
12%

On Prime Broker

13%
75%
12%

On Sector: Defense

50%
37%
13%

On Sector: Financials

25%
50%
25%

On Sector: Food & Beverage

12%
75%
13%

On Sector: Hard Materials

26%
37%
37%

On Sector: Retail

62%
38%
0%

On Sector: Technology

12%
50%
38%

On Sector: Pharmaceuticals

13%
75%
12%

2009 Q4

On the US President

50%
0%
50%

On the Asian Economy

12%
75%
12%

On the Technology Sector

12%
50%
37%

On the US Economy

25%
75%
0%

On the European Economy

27%
72%
0%

On the Asian Economy

36%
27%
36%

On the Hedge Fund Industry

16%
58%
25%

On the Fixed Income Markets

36%
27%
36%

On the Equity Markets

9%
63%
27%

On Green Investments

54%
27%
18%

On the US Congress

100%
0%
0%

On the US President

58%
41%
0%

On the US Federal Reserve Chairman

33%
50%
16%

On the SEC

50%
41%
9%

On the US Speaker of the House

75%
25%
0%

On the US Dollar

33%
58%
8%

On the Global Economy

33%
66%
0%

On Jurisdiction: Cayman Island

33%
58%
8%

On Jurisdiction: Channel Islands

33%
58%
8%

On Jurisdiction: Bermuda

25%
58%
16%

On Jurisdiction: Other

25%
50%
25%

On Offshore Lawyer

16%
66%
16%

On Onshore Lawyer

16%
41%
41%

On Accountant

16%
66%
16%

On Administrator

8%
50%
41%

On Prime Broker

30%
50%
20%

On Sector: Defense

8%
83%
8%

On Sector: Financials

58%
16%
25%

On Sector: Food & Beverage

8%
66%
25%

On Sector: Hard Materials

8%
66%
25%

On Sector: Retail

50%
50%
0%

On Sector: Technology

8%
50%
41%

On Sector: Pharmaceuticals

0%
83%
16%

Next poll reading Q4 2015