What are the relevant location factors in the fund industry? This question is the main aspect of the project. First, we will differentiate the value added chain of a fund by function and location. Therefore, we can take into consideration that the production and the distribution of a fund often diverge.
In the second part, we will conduct a survey in the European fund sector. The aim of this inquiry is to prove the general importance of various location factors as well as to analyze the occurrence of those factors in Germany, Luxembourg, Ireland, Great Britain, France and Switzerland. Finally, we will use the obtained information for an econometric analysis.