Report finds US holds 72% of the global hedge fund assets.
Growth of holdings climbed 8% last year, Preqin data indicate.
The last month in Q2 ends rocky, but the YTD and one-year returns are still OK.
Since 2015, the ESG-based asset class, which invests in the likes of farming and timber, has been delivering stronger returns.
Asset class faction and interest has grown by almost 50 members since last year.
While most strategies recovered, liquid alternatives struggled for the third month in a row.
Report says asset class is ‘experiencing a renaissance’ among institutional investors.
Investors seek to allocate more to private debt, infrastructure in coming year.
Deals on par with 2016, totaling $347 billion, Preqin researchers say, with most action in North America.
In overall value, VC fundings totaled $182 billion, besting 2015 high mark.
The 10 largest funds accounted for 66% of capital, up from 48% in 2014.
Euro-dominated CTAs struggle.
Despite lower volume, VC deal values are breaking records.
Buyout funds return strong over the long term.