The UK is a leading centre of asset management expertise with an outstanding global reputation. With £8.5tn of assets under management, it is the second largest centre overall, after the USA.
The UK industry serves a wide range of retail and instititutional clients globally, 43% of its total assets managed - some £3.6tn - are managed on behalf of international clients. It is by far the largest European centre, with 38% of all European assets managed in the UK - including 85% of all European hedge fund assets.
The UK is a pioneer in driving sustainable and responsible investment - a growing trend worldwide, and UK asset managers vote on sustainability grounds on a high proportion of assets.
This factsheet gives an overview of key facts and statistics about the UK's asset management offer.