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Luxembourg private debt sector sees 40.6 per cent AUM growth, says KPMG/ALFI survey

The latest annual edition of the KPMG Private debt fund survey powered by the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI), reveals that the sector saw AuM of private debt funds soar by 40.6 per cent compared to 2020.

The increase brings total assets under management to a record EUR181.7 billion, and builds on the 36.2 per cent growth in AuM for private debt funds seen in the last year’s survey.
Camille Thommes, Director General of ALFI, says: “As this year’s survey once again highlights, the rising star among the so-called alternative investments, private debt, has shown impressive growth year upon year. Private debt funds are fast growing themselves, but they also stimulate growth in the real economy, where other sources of financing do not suffice. They add to the diversity in funding and help to balance liquidity supply and demand for businesses of all shapes and sizes, which makes these funds a cornerstone of the European Commission’s Capital Markets Union initiative.

“The Grand Duchy is a natural choice for initiators of private debt funds, owing to its long-standing experience as an investment fund centre, as well as in the fields of loan origination and secondary market trading. Its toolbox, the wealth of expertise across the ecosystem and the role of the regulator are all factors that contribute to Luxembourg’s success in this segment.”

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