Asset & Wealth Management country reports

PwC and accelerando have joined forces to deliver asset & wealth management country reports on European markets.

The powerful combination of PwC's expertise in the asset management industry and accelerando's knowledge of Europe's fund selector and investor landscape offers investors an exciting new tool.

Our country reports are a must have for asset & wealth managers considering the opportunities in a particular country or trying to understand the latest asset management trends, investor appetite for various asset classes, ease of market entry, level of competition and distribution channels.

Our reports draw upon the knowledge of a large pool of country and industry experts to help clients perform better in existing markets and identify new markets in a rapidly changing environment. Through our structured research, based on quantitative and qualitative analysis, we help you to understand how multiple factors in the world of asset management affect your business.

Each country report provides you with insight on:

  • The state of the asset management industry
  • The key trends shaping the future of the industry
  • Products that are in demand
  • Your competitors
  • Institutional investors and their asset allocations
  • Wholesale fund selectors and the asset classes that interest them
  • The strongest distribution channels and how they are evolving
  • Prevailing market strategies

Our in-depth reports contain more than 50 pages of analysis, including data on AuM, asset class breakdown, net sales, investor asset allocations, distribution channels and much more.

About us

About accelerando associates

Founded in 2004, accelerando is a leading European asset management consultancy with offices in Frankfurt, London and Valencia. accelerando provides fund research and bespoke strategic advice to specialist and mainstream asset management companies around the globe. Its international team combines cutting-edge experiences from investment sales, investment management and consulting from four different European countries, in five European languages.

Based on its vast experience and insight, accelerando has built an unparalleled platform on European fund intelligence. The company helps asset management firms to develop and to optimise in a smart, practice-focused and cost-efficient manner.


About PwC Market Research Centre

The PwC Market Research Centre is a multi-purpose department composed of analysts, experts and economists who assist clients in their decision making by providing industry-focused thought leadership pieces, macroeconomic forecasts and survey analyses with a focus on the financial services industry. The Centre's team includes experts from diverse backgrounds. Its clients feature companies in the financial sector, trade and industry, international institutions and government bodies.



Asset & Wealth Management in Italy

Italy, the third-largest economy in the eurozone, is showing the first signs of a shy economic recovery. The country, however, is now forced to implement important structural reforms to increase its competitiveness. Despite an uncertain framework, the Italian asset and wealth scene is one of the most attractive and fast-growing realities in the region.

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Asset & Wealth Management in Spain

At the moment, the Spanish market is focused on selling to retail investors, who constitute the majority in the market. We believe that the AuM will continue to grow as foreign fund houses keep entering the market, and Spanish households develop more of an appetite for risk. With this in mind, if institutional investors become more engaged in channelling their assets into the investment vehicle industry, the Spanish fund landscape could be completely transformed. With this report, we aim to help guide asset managers in their business development strategies.

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Asset & Wealth Management in Switzerland

Switzerland continues to be an attractive wealth management location, with many benefits such as economic and political stability. As regulatory changes are transforming its landscape more and more international asset managers are entering the market while ensuring at the same time investor's protection. The private banking sector, which traditionally has been the largest distribution channel of investment funds, is undergoing major changes. However, despite the changes, it is still the world's number one leader in terms of cross border wealth management.

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Asset & Wealth Management in Germany

Germany is the number one destination for crossborder UCITS products and is typically the first target for most fund promoters looking to start a crossborder strategy. Large institutional, wholesale and retail asset pools are wide spread throughout the German investing landscape. They offer a myriad of distribution opportunities for fund managers and new entrants aiming to gather German assets. With this report, we aim to guide asset managers in their business development strategies.

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Press Release

PwC Luxembourg announces joint business relationship with accelerando associates

PwC Luxembourg's Market Research Centre and accelerando today announced a joint business effort to deliver a series of asset and wealth management country reports on the following European markets: France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, the Nordics, Spain and the UK.

By combining PwC's expertise of the asset management industry with accelerando's understanding of Europe's fund selector and investor landscape, these reports will give asset managers in-depth insight into the asset management institutional and wholesale fund selector market in various European countries. The reports are also useful tools to guide asset managers in their business development.

"We are excited about the collaboration with PwC Luxembourg. The combined resources, different insights and perspectives will set new standards in terms of asset management and fund distribution country reports in the industry. The joint forces ensure thorough, complete and highly practice relevant intelligence for asset managers worldwide," said Philip Kalus, founder & managing partner of accelerando.

"Combining our forces with accelerando will allow us to serve even better the asset management community, providing valuable European country reports to help them define the right fund distribution strategy", added Steven Libby, partner and Asset & Wealth Management Leader at PwC Luxembourg.


Dariush Yazdani
Partner, PwC Market Research Centre
Tel: +352 49 48 48 2191

Philip Kalus
Founder & managing partner, accelerando associates
Tel: +34 96 36 82 314

Thorsten Gommel
Partner, PwC Germany, EMEA Head of Asset & Wealth Management Consulting
Tel: +49 69 9585 2050

Daniel Pierce
Partner, accelerando associates
Tel: +34 96 15 63 683