Fund Administration: AIFMD still the most significant regulation
Pierre Cimino, Managing Director, CACEIS in Luxembourg
In 2015, the depositary business grew to 7,676 sub-funds (December 31, 2015 figures) up from 7055 the year before. Market growth has been principally driven by traditional asset classes as well as a growing interest in debt funds. Funds promotors and investors are likewise developing an appetite for ETFs.
Other market trends we have seen include private equity, for a stable and limited interest, where as we have experienced recent growth in a number of locations for real estate. Liquid alternatives remain a market trend, but interest in this has decreased compared with two years ago.