Luxembourg private equity asset servicing market survey
This article presents the results of a recent private equity survey of Luxembourg’s PE service providers, which mainly include fund administrators and depositary banks.
Private equity had been touted as one of the key frontiers for the continued expansion of Luxembourg’s fund industry. With the market anticipating a very positive growth trajectory in this asset class, we deemed it opportune to conduct this survey of Luxembourg’s PE asset servicers in order to gain a broader view of their PE businesses and operations. Our questions focused on three main areas, namely:
- The PE organisation, clients and services
- The operational challenges and concerns of PE service providers
- The market growth and outlook in the PE business in the near and long term
Our survey respondents include a mix of traditional fund administrators and custodians and those handling only alternative funds. Their aggregate net assets under administration or custody cover a significant tranche of the Luxembourg PE market. Based on our analysis of the most recent data published, our respondents represent 87% of Luxembourg’s estimated €48 billion in total net
assets of regulated PE structures.