EUROPE ASSET MANAGEMENT MARKET - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Europe Asset Management Market is segmented by Asset Class, Source of Funds, Type of Asset Management Firms, and Revenue by Type of Asset Management Firms.

Market Snapshot

Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020

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Market Overview

The European asset management market registered a CAGR of 7.42% during the period, 2012 – 2017.

  • In 2017, the European asset management industry achieved a revenue of EUR 22.5 trillion in assets under management (AUM). In the past few years, majority of increase in AUM has been driven by the rise in prices in the global financial markets.
  • In 2018, European VC registered a total deal value worth EUR 20.5 billion across 3,384 deals (a 4.2% YoY increase and a 25.9% YoY decrease, respectively), and it registered a total exit value worth EUR 47.5 billion across 373 exits (a 164.8% YoY increase and a 30.5% YoY decrease, respectively). Additionally, European VC registered a total capital of EUR 8.4 billion across 62 funds (a 0.2% YoY increase and a 23.5% YoY decrease, respectively).
  • In 2018, European PE registered EUR 396.3 billion total deal value across 3,208 deals (YoY decreases of 4.5% and 12.8%, respectively), EUR 216.2 billion total exit value across 969 exits (YoY decreases of 22.9% and 24.5%, respectively), and  EUR 66.0 billion total capital across 67 funds (YoY decreases of 9.0% and 36.2%, respectively).

Scope of the Report

The European asset management market covers different segments of asset management, like fixed income, equities, pension, alternative, and hybrid fund, along with insights on return generated by different asset classes and asset management process flow.

Asset Class (2012-2018)
Fixed Income
Multi Asset
Source of Funds (2012-2018)
Pension Funds
Retail Investors
Institutional Investors
Insurance Companies
Government/Sovereign Wealth Fund
Type of Assets Management Firms (2012-2018)
Large Financial Institutions/Bulge Brackets Banks
Mutual Funds and ETFs
Private Equity and Venture Capital
Fixed Income Funds
Hedge Funds
Managed Pension Funds
Europe Countries (2012-2018)
Other European Countries

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Key Market Trends

ETF Core Wars Heat Up in Europe

The fund ecosystem in Europe has become accustomed to new all-time highs and exceptional growth rates in the European ETF industry. In addition, a number of mergers and acquisitions in the ETF segment in 2017-2018 and a slight increase in the number of fund liquidations activities with regard to mergers and acquisitions at the fund level are clear signs of the maturing market, and are consequently rather normal. Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) II is supporting the trend in Europe, by requiring greater cost transparency in financial products. More issuers are expected to follow suit, but scale will be needed to make them profitable. The entrance of a number of large asset managers into the European ETF market and various mergers have put continued pressure on fees, due to the increased competition, however, the ETF fund value has been observed to be increasing.


Margin Pressure Squeeze Hurts Money Managers

As the value of asset class is declining, potential sellers are likely to be more inclined to close a deal, leading to increased consolidation. In January 2019, some money return to the equity markets was observed, but it is expected that it may not last for long. In the meantime, without market performance to bolster their assets under management, investment managers’ revenues may suffer. This trend is expected to accelerate, particularly in Europe, where listed asset managers’ share prices have been hit hard, and banks and insurers, which held onto their asset management arms during the financial crisis, may be more tempted to sell their assets.

If market volatility prompts more investors to pull their money, it may compound existing pressure on asset managers. Tougher regulations and investments in technology and data have also inflated the costs, with compliance managers and data specialists continuing to be hired.


Competitive Landscape

The European asset management market is highly competitive, with the presence of major international players. The market studied presents opportunities for growth during the forecast period, which is expected to further drive the market competition. With multiple domestic players holding significant shares, the market studied is competitive.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Dynamics

      1. 4.2.1 Drivers

      2. 4.2.2 Restraints

      3. 4.2.3 Opportunities

    3. 4.3 Technological Innovations

    4. 4.4 Industry Policies and Government Regulations

    5. 4.5 Trends Disrupting the Market

    6. 4.6 Insights on Return Generated by Different Asset Classes

    7. 4.7 Asset Management Process Flow

    8. 4.8 Insights on Fee Structure and Operating Cost


    1. 5.1 Asset Class (2012-2018)

      1. 5.1.1 Equity

      2. 5.1.2 Fixed Income

      3. 5.1.3 Multi Asset

      4. 5.1.4 Others

    2. 5.2 Source of Funds (2012-2018)

      1. 5.2.1 Pension Funds

      2. 5.2.2 Retail Investors

      3. 5.2.3 Institutional Investors

      4. 5.2.4 Insurance Companies

      5. 5.2.5 Government/Sovereign Wealth Fund

      6. 5.2.6 Others

    3. 5.3 Type of Assets Management Firms (2012-2018)

      1. 5.3.1 Large Financial Institutions/Bulge Brackets Banks

      2. 5.3.2 Mutual Funds and ETFs

      3. 5.3.3 Private Equity and Venture Capital

      4. 5.3.4 Fixed Income Funds

      5. 5.3.5 Hedge Funds

      6. 5.3.6 Managed Pension Funds

      7. 5.3.7 Others

    4. 5.4 Revenue by Type of Asset Management Firms (2015-2024)

    5. 5.5 Europe Countries (2012-2018)

      1. 5.5.1 UK

      2. 5.5.2 Germany

      3. 5.5.3 France

      4. 5.5.4 Switzerland

      5. 5.5.5 Netherlands

      6. 5.5.6 Italy

      7. 5.5.7 Other European Countries


    1. 6.1 Legal & General Investment Management

    2. 6.2 BlackRock

    3. 6.3 Insight Investment

    4. 6.4 APG

    5. 6.5 Amundi Asset Management

    6. 6.6 Aberdeen Standard Investments

    7. 6.7 State Street Global Advisors

    8. 6.8 DWS

    9. 6.9 PIMCO

    10. 6.10 Goldman Sachs Asset Management International*

  7. *List Not Exhaustive

  9. 8. APPENDIX

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Europe Asset Management Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

Amundi Asset Management, APG Asset Aanagement, Insight Investment, BlackRock, Legal & General Investment Management are the major companies operating in Europe Asset Management Market.

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