Modern office Buildings in Frankfurt, Germany Modern office Buildings in Frankfurt, Germany | © Getty Images/Westend61

Fund and Asset Management

The asset management sector is considered the third pillar of the financial sector alongside banks and insurance companies.

Investment companies in Europe manage assets of EUR 11.8 billion for investors. Germany is the most important investment fund market in Europe, with 22 percent market share.

Fund & Asset Management - Managed Assets in the German Market
Fund & Asset Management - Managed Assets in the German Market | © BVI

Investment companies in Germany managed more than EUR 3 trillion in 2018 on behalf of around 50 million private and institutional investors. As such, they play an important economic role in Germany and are an integral part of the financial center. Capital management companies play a decisive role in pension provision in Germany.

Germany is a strong funds location and an attractive market for fund providers from all over the world.

Alongside 157 providers from Germany, 545 foreign companies from 38 countries (including 14 from outside Europe) distribute mutual funds in Germany.

Fund & Asset Management - Number of Fund Providers in the German Market by Country of Origin
Fund & Asset Management - Number of Fund Providers in the German Market by Country of Origin | © BVI

Source: German Investment Funds Association

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