Fund invests in the distressed shipping sector.
Liquidity concerns and the impact of tightening monetary policy are challenging investors, panelists say.
Economist also notes that US rate rise likely to be slow based on high levels of debt.
Funds likely to take more of a mixed approach in energy investments going forward.
71% of European investors are optimistic about the future of the alternative asset management industry.
US property market 40% above 2007 peak on blended basis.
JV makes its first investment, acquiring 11,031 acres of timberland in North Georgia.
Approximately 68% of investors are looking to reduce their cash holdings by year-end, showing their willingness to take on risk, survey says.
Investors can take either long or short bets on asset class.
Rising interest rates, political uncertainty boosted returns for liquid alternative strategies in 2016.