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EUROPE ASSET MANAGEMENT MARKET - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)
|EUROPE ASSET MANAGEMENT MARKET - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)|
Published: January 17, 2022
Mordor Intelligence Pvt Ltd
Content info: 100 Pages
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The European asset management market registered a CAGR of 7.42% during the period, 2012 - 2017.
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.
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.
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.