Multi-region strategies lead the way

Global strategies are the most popular with investors.

Multi-regional funds continue to dominate fundraising activity in 2018 indicating private debt investors are focused on global opportunities.

The total raised for multi-regional strategies in H1 2018 was $30.37 billion. This is almost as much as the $31.18 billion raised for funds focused on either North America, Europe or Asia-Pacific combined.

North America continues to lead among the regions with $17.61 billion raised, with Europe following on $11.4 billion.

But the Asia Pacific market could be one to watch this year. At $2.71 billion, it is already close to the $3 billion raised in all of 2016. If fundraising momentum in the region continues, it could provide a big boost to this small but developing market.