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Fitch Ratings: Slower growth in alts managers’ fee-earning AUM expected to change in 2018

December 20, 2017

Fitch Ratings: Slower growth in alts managers’ fee-earning AUM expected to change in 2018

December 15, 2017 | Meaghan Kilroy | Pensions & Investments

Growth rates for alternative investment managers’ fee-earning assets under management have slowed in recent years, but are poised to speed up in 2018, said a new report from Fitch Ratings.

According to the report, released Thursday, fee-earning assets under management growth slowed in 2017 “as fund realizations outpaced capital deployment.”

Across the seven alternative managers examined, fee-earning assets under management totaled $876.1 billion as of Sept. 30, compared to $854.3 billion as of year-end 2016, $815.5 billion in 2015, $763.6 billion in 2014, $727.4 billion in 2013 and $601.6 billion in 2012. The seven examined firms were Apollo Global Management, Ares Management, Blackstone Group, Carlyle Group, Fortress Investment Group, KKR & Co. and Oaktree Capital Group.

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