While the rest of the world wonders whether the U.K. will vote to leave the European Union, one group is confident it will not.
Europe-based hedge funders overwhelmingly indicated in a recent survey that they believe a Brexit won't happen. Fully 79 percent say Britons will vote to stay in the June 23 referendum, according to a poll released Thursday by industry tracker Preqin.
With other surveys indicating a growing possibility that Britain will quit the EU, the survey results may be a product of wishful thinking as well as observation.
"The impact of the debate on hedge fund performance has been most significant for those funds within Europe; around a third of fund managers in the U.K. and the rest of Europe believe it has negatively impacted their performance in the first half of 2016," Amy Bensted, Preqin's head of hedge fund products, said in a statement.
Indeed, while hedge funds globally have managed to eke out gains this year, those in Europe haven't been as fortunate.