Alternatives Research | The Alternatives Landscape Fall 2018
The global public equity markets generated mixed results in the first half of 2018, leaving 2017’s record low levels of volatility and strong performance behind. Diversifying asset classes such as alternatives also posted mixed results, albeit more muted. Hedge funds generated slightly positive performance during a volatile period and commodity-related investments came in flat. Illiquid strategies, including private equity and private real estate, have performed well on an absolute basis and have caught up to or outpaced more liquid peers for the one-year period ending March 31, 2018.