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Turn off Twitter when selecting European companies

By: Tawhid Ali | 22 Feb 2017

Tawhid Ali, manager of AB European Equity Portfolio, explains why European investors should turn off their Twitter feed and focus on company fundamentals. By concentrating on companies…

How to keep on rolling in the bond market

By: Fabrizio Quirighetti | 21 Feb 2017

Fabrizio Quirighetti is chief investment officer & co-head of Multi-Asset at Syz Asset Management. Will there be a bond crash? Despite the many pessimists, we will probably…

The Swiss Franc and Europe’s packed election year

By: Stéphane Monier | 21 Feb 2017

Stéphane Monier is head of Investments at Lombard Odier Private Bank. Upcoming elections in the Netherlands, France, Italy and Germany threaten new gains for populist and anti-euro…

Five trades powering Neuberger Berman’s GBAR fund

By: Jon Jonsson | 21 Feb 2017

We anticipate periods of heightened volatility for world bond markets throughout 2017, so it will be a year where it will be necessary to alter strategy several…

Review of the European ETF Market, January 2017

By: Detlef Glow | 20 Feb 2017

The promoters of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) enjoyed net inflows for January. These net inflows, in spite of negative market impacts, led to increased assets under management in…

Three reasons why the Trump train could derail investors

By: David Osfield | 16 Feb 2017

President Trump’s ascent to power and commitment to fiscal stimulus has superheated investor sentiment. From the depths of bearish sentiment, the bulls have risen and stock valuations…

Ashburton’s Schiessl positive outlook on India

By: Jonathan Schiessl | 14 Feb 2017

Jonathan Schiessl (pictured) is CIO and lead manager of the Ashburton India Equity Opportunities Fund. Investors are unlikely to forget the events of 2016 for some time,…

Chinese currency reserves drop again

By: David Kohl | 14 Feb 2017

China’s foreign-exchange reserves fell in January below the symbolic threshold level of $3trn. Capital outflows continued unabated and may even have increased to $82.7bn. Nevertheless, we think…

Europe: The scene is set for an(other) historic year

By: Philip Dicken | 13 Feb 2017

2016 will be remembered as the year when the populist vote triumphed. While Britain’s vote to leave the European Union in the June referendum could have been…

Equity ETFs win the race for inflows against their active peers in 2016

By: Detlef Glow | 13 Feb 2017

In hindsight the year 2016 was a very successful year for the European fund industry. The assets under management reached a new all-time high (+€9tr), and the…

Trump presidency: How to deal with uncertainty?

By: Stan Verhoeven | 13 Feb 2017

The election of Trump as president of the United States of America has increased uncertainty. After initial doubts regarding his presidency markets quickly rallied as policies were…

French government bonds: Le Pen advisor raises the stakes for international investors

By: Markus Allenspach | 10 Feb 2017

The spread between French and German 10-year government bonds – widely seen as the best indicator for stress in the eurosystem – has narrowed yesterday despite adverse…

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