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Global Alternatives Survey 2016

Including the top alternative asset manager rankings

July 11, 2016
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Total assets managed by the top 100 alternative investment managers globally reached $3.6 trillion up 3% on the prior year, according to Willis Towers Watson’s latest Global Alternatives Survey.

Global alternatives Survey - 2016

The Survey, which covers ten asset classes and seven investor types, shows that of the top 100 alternative investment managers, real estate managers have the largest share of assets (34% and over $1.2 trillion), followed by hedge funds (21% and $755bn), private equity fund managers (18% and $640bn), private equity funds of funds (PEFoFs) (12% and $420bn), funds of hedge funds (FoHFs) (6% and $222bn), infrastructure (5%) and illiquid credit (5%).

Global alternatives Survey - 2016

The research also lists the top-ranked managers, by assets under management (AuM), in each area. Data from the broader survey (all 602 entries) shows that total global alternative AuM is now $6.2 trillion. The research shows, for the first time, the level of assets in insurance-linked investments is around $30bn, of which almost two-thirds is invested in Europe, by 13 asset managers.

Global alternatives Survey - 2016

Global Alternative Investment Assets Survey 2016 – Report Summary

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