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.

Free Industry News

Subscribe to our free newsletter for updates and news about alternatives investments.

Subscribe


Alt Insights

November 11, 2019

Billionaires’ Wealth Falls for First Time in Three Years

Billionaires’ Wealth Falls for First Time in Three Years
Shape

Latest Alternative Investment News

IMF Analyst: A Lot of Mutual Funds Could Collapse in a Panic

International Monetary Fund analyst Laura Kodres warns that investors are putting too much faith in mutual funds. According to Deutsche Bank, half of the high-yield asset funds could experience liquidity…

Is China Winning the Artificial Intelligence Race?
November 13, 2019     Artificial Intelligence, Insights, Investments, News

The artificial intelligence race draws many comparisons to the moon race between the United States and China. But is that an overreaction, and, if so, who is winning right now?

Facebook’s New Payment System to Roll Out This Week in the U.S.
November 13, 2019     FinTech

Facebook announced Tuesday the launch of Facebook Pay, a new payment system. Facebook Pay will handle payments across the Facebook ecosystem, namely, Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp. Payments via Facebook…

Bad to Worse: WeWork Bonds are Plunging
November 13, 2019     Investments, News, Real Estate

WeWork bonds hit new lows this week after a financial review of the company MarketAxess.