ESMA report values EU Alternative Investment Funds at €4.9 trillion

07 March 2019

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  • 07 March 2019

    Risk Analysis & Economics - Markets Infrastructure Investors

    The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) today published its first statistical report on European Union (EU) Alternative Investment Funds (AIF).

  • The report is based on data from 26,378 AIFs, or 80% of the market, and will be published annually.
  • Sector breakdown

    Funds of Funds accounted for 16% of the industry, followed by Real Estate (RE) Funds (11%), Hedge Funds (5%) and Private Equity Funds (4%).

  • Most AIFs are sold to professional investors (81%) but retail participation is significant (19%), with the highest share in the Funds of Funds and Real Estate categories.