Private equity fundraising for Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) hit the highest annual level in a decade in 2018 with €1.8 bn, according to Invest Europe.
With the Chinese markets accelerating market liberations, foreign managers will face a challenge due to increasing competition.
“The integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) into products and processes is a must for asset managers competing in Sweden’s institutional market”, according to The Cerulli Edge – Europe Edition.
The European fund industry recorded estimated net inflows of €41.3bn in the first half (H1) of 2019, with assets under management increasing from €9.9 trillion to €11.4 trillion year to date (YTD).
Investor appetite remained positive this summer as Norwegian funds raked in NOK 12.2bn, according to Norwegian Fund and Asset Management Association (VFF).
Net inflows into these products on the year to date is $62.74bn.
The German fund industry recorded net inflows of €41.9bn during the first half of 2019, slightly surpassing these of H1 2018 at €40.6bn, primarily due to open-ended funds and doubled property fund sales.