Preqin today launches its second annual Alternatives in Europe report in partnership with Amundi, which examines the alternative assets industry’s most diverse region, and for the first time provides a breakdown of the sector in each major European country.
The report finds that although the macroeconomic picture for Europe has been muted in the past 24 months, the alternatives industry in the region is moving from strength to strength. 2018 has seen record activity across most alternative asset classes, with Europe-based alternative asset fund managers holding €1.62tn in AUM as of the end of June 2018 – up almost €300bn in just three years.
The opportunities present in Europe are apparent to investors globally – almost half of the institutions with a preference for the region are now based in North America, with significant proportions coming from the Middle East and Asia.
Hedge funds remain the largest part of the European alternatives market (€608bn), but across the industry, AUM has declined in the past 12 months, leaving private equity poised to overtake as the largest asset class in the region (€559bn). 2018 marked a record year for private capital deal making, with transactions surpassing €374bn, while the record rate of fundraising seen in 2017 showed no signs of slowing.
For more information and analysis, see the full 2019 Alternative Assets in Europe Report here: https://docs.preqin.com/reports/Preqin-Markets-in-Focus-Alternative-Assets-in-Europe-July-2019.pdf
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