07 March 2019 Metadata URL: https://www.esma.europa.eu/press-news/esma-news/esma-report-values-eu-alternative-investment-funds-%E2%82%AC49-trillion Information Provider: ESMATags: Finance, Money, Economy, Funds, Investment, Financial markets, Institutional investors, Hedge fund, Alternative investment, Fund of funds, Private equity, Investment fundRetrieved on: Friday, March 8, 2019 - 1:14pm Content Key Points: 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. Copyright: 2019 ESMA. All Rights Reserved.