Preqin: Alternative Assets in Europe Surge

September 16, 2019 | Alternative Investments

Alternative Assets in Europe Growing Robustly

Alternative Assets in Europe are generating buzz this week. Europe ranks second in the global pecking order in alternative asset classes. According to a new report from Preqin, more than 6,300  fund managers and 3,000 institutional investors control €1.62 trillion in these assets.
The report indicates that appetite for these assets remains strong.
However, assets among hedge funds slipped by 9% to €608 billion during the first six months of 2018.
Private equity grew 8% to reach €559 billion over the same period. Since December 2015, the segment has grown by 25%.
Private equity and real estate are expected to be the most popular segments of alternative assets in the coming year.
In addition, infrastructure has snowballed to twice the size from 2015. This segment is the third-largest among European alternatives.
Alternatives in Europe have returned generously to investors, particularly on private capital strategies. These returns have generated steady inflows to the market.
Over the next four years, Preqin expects the global alternatives AUM to double. Europe will be central to this transformation.

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