Benchmark your Global Fund distribution

Poster 2018

The PwC Market Research Centre has just released the 19th edition of its annual Global Fund Distribution Poster.

Since its first edition, this annual poster has become a reference tool for asset managers, promoters and asset servicers who need a quick overview of the global cross-border fund market.

This year's edition provides the top 51 cross-border management groups, including the different domicile platforms they use for international sales. It highlights the evolution of cross-border distribution, the hotspot targets, as well as the key target markets of leading fund domiciles.

Luxembourg: a centre of excellence for fund distribution

2017 confirmed the good health of the industry with 12,607 funds distributed in at least three jurisdictions against 11,732 in 2016. As a centre of excellence for the distribution, 62% of authorisation for cross-border distribution comes from funds domiciled in Luxembourg.

Distribution Snapshots

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Target markets for distribution

Total of new registrations - Top 3

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A printer-friendly version of the poster, with additional information (top 100 cross-border management groups, a more detailed table on fund domiciles, their distribution markets, etc.), will be available soon online.

Get a grasp on the global cross-border fund market

Hot spots for distribution

See the total number of registrations at the end of 2017 and the number of Top 100 cross-border distributing in each market in our poster.

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Top 5 cross-border management groups

Get the full Top 51 in our poster.

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Top Distribution Markets

  • Europe - Germany
  • Asia Pacific - South Korea
  • Middle East - United Arab Emirates
  • America - Curacao
  • Africa - South Africa

Get detailed information on all Distribution markets worldwide.

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One-Stop-Shop solution for your Global Fund Distribution

Navigating the complex regulatory world of UCITS and the AIFMD can be cumbersome and time consuming. Understanding the varying regulations across different jurisdictions, as you look to develop your distribution footprint, can be daunting. Ensuring your funds and the associated marketing efforts are fully compliant at all times, can be worrisome. Supported by a team of 40 cross-border fund distribution experts, PwC Luxembourg’s Global Fund Distribution team can assist you.

The GFD solutions for your fund life cycle include:

  • Development of an effective Fund Distribution Strategy, including detailed market, product and country profiles and investor analysis;
  • Product and fund documentation structuring, set-up and development;
  • UCITS and AIF market entry;
  • ETF listing;
  • Compliance with regulatory and tax reporting requirements related to distribution;
  • Due diligence of third parties;
  • Marketing material review;
  • GFD platform and market intelligence;
  • Digital Fund Marketing;
  • Asset Flow Intelligence.

Contact us

José-Benjamin Longrée

Global Fund Distribution Leader, PwC Luxembourg

Tel: +352 49 48 48 2033

Christophe Saint-Mard

Global Fund Distribution Partner, PwC Luxembourg

Tel: +352 49 48 48 2134

Robert James Glover

Global Fund Distribution Partner, PwC Luxembourg

Tel: +352 49 48 48 4457

Dariush Yazdani

Market Research Centre Partner, PwC Luxembourg

Tel: +352 49 48 48 2191

Steven Libby

Asset and Wealth Management Leader, PwC Luxembourg

Tel: +352 49 48 48 2116

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