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Asset Management in the UK _ Market size

As of September 2016, the number of authorized asset management firms that operated within the UK stood at 1840, having increased 2% from a rough 1800 in 2014. 

As of 2014, classified to the IA sectors, there were an additional 104 newly introduced funds that generated an additional £60 billion in sales and investment over the period of that year. In the following year 2015, an additional 175 new funds were introduced into the UK asset management sector. Within these newly introduced funds, it is evidenced by the FCA, that equities are predominantly the most common asset class. It is still suggested by the FCA that the asset management sector will continue to grow, not only in terms of AUM but also in terms of net inflow into funds. 

The top 10 asset managers have under their management around 47% of the total market's assets under management. This has remained a fairly constant phenomenon since the early 1990’s, although the top 10 asset managers have changed over time. However, it is shown that this market share can vary dependent upon the subsector that is being referred to. For example, within the sector of liability driven mandates (LDM), the top three asset management firms would account for a rough 90% of the speculative value of assets under management.
The market for pooled investment mandates, although being less concentrated than LDM’s, would still account for 75% concentration across the top three asset managers.

Based off of the most recent data acquired by the FCA the UK, as of the end of 2014, hit an all-time record with a recorded £6.8trillion in assets under management in the UK fund industry, of which £5.7 trillion was managed by Investment Association members.

Howeve , TheCityUK estimates that funds managed in the UK increased by between 4% and 5% in the first half of 2015 to around £7.1 trillion, with the full year increase likely to have reached over 9%. This makes the UK the second largest global center for fund management, falling behind the USA, with 6.6% of the total global assets under management.

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Asset Management in the UK (2016)

As reported by the FCA, as of November 2016, there were 1,840 asset management firms authorized within the vicinity of the UK. Within this sector in the UK, there are around £6.9 trillion of assets under management (AUM). The retail sector accounts for around £1tn of these assets and around £3tn of this is managed on behalf of pension funds and various other institutional investors, such as hedge funds, REITs, and insurance companies. It can be estimated that the final sum of around £2.7tn managed within the UK is on behalf of overseas clients.

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UK Consumer expenditure on food , drink and catering (2016)

Total consumer expenditure on food, drink, and catering has continued to rise, by 2.1% in 2016 to £203 billion. Expenditure on food (including non-alcoholic drinks) increased by 0.3% to £96 billion.

Spend on alcoholic drinks increased by 4.0% and catering increased 3.8%. Spend on food shopping has increased 24% since 2008. In 2016 it accounted for 47% of spend in the sector.

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Oriental food Market analysis

With research suggesting that around 95% of all adults eat out and 31% of adults eating out once or more per week, it is clear to see that this is a market of immense volume. This further suggesting that the potential market for oriental food is also one of the vast possibilities. The Bar chart below illustrates the varying popularity of various Pan-Asian cuisines, Chinese clearly being that of highest popularity with 87% of surveyed respondents liking this.

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