German selectors set to lean toward riskier assets post election – poll

An InvestmentEurope poll on attitudes toward the recent German federal elections found that German selectors were more likely to have their allocation decisions affected by the outcome than non-German ones, and that they are more likely to seek riskier assets.

Taken before the elections were held on 22 September, the poll measured expectations for different outcomes – such as the most likely coalition – and asked for views on how particular outcomes would affect asset selection.

Perhaps surprisingly, the poll found a difference in attitudes toward riskier assets, depending on a win by Angela Merkel. This was widely expected both in Germany and elsewhere. However, that win should lead to a marked change in allocation toward German assets by German selectors – the poll findings suggest.

To read the full results click here: [asset_library_tag 7117,InvestmentEurope Poll September]



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