Rynek funduszy inwestycyjnych strefy euro
The main legislation defining the conditions for the operation of investment funds in euro area are two directives: Directive 2009/65/EC of the European Parliament and of the Councilon the coordination of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS IV Directive) andDirective 2011/61/EU of the European Parliament and of the Councilon Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMs Directive). At the end of 2010 45 121 investment funds registered in 14 euro zone countries (no data on Cyprus and Malta) managed total 6.51 trillion euros, including 4.75 trillion euro in UCITS funds (funds established in accordance with UCITS Directive). The largest markets for euro area investment funds are: Luxembourg (2.20 trillion euros), France (1.40 trillion euros) and Germany (1.13 trillion euros). The most important factors determining development of this market are economic, legal, fiscal and political factors.