Franck du Plessix has been appointed chief executive officer of IKS KB, Amundi’s subsidiary in Czech Republic. Du Plessix has been working with Amundi since 2010. He had developed new partnerships with international distribution networks after having been head of Structured Products Sales during two years. Prior to that, he worked for Societe Generale, having held […]
One third of clients of European financial advisers have a below average understanding of financial concepts and little interest in receiving detailed information on their investments, according to a survey conducted by the European Financial Planning Association (EFPA). The survey, which was conducted among 1289 European financial advisers, stressed the increasing importance for people to […]
My team and I have been touring Central and Eastern Europe this summer, and our travels recently took us to the Czech Republic. It’s a country with an interesting history, and from our perspective, it also holds a variety of interesting potential investment opportunities, too. It’s filled with lots of visitors from all over the […]
The global financial crisis has put a brake on the integration of central and eastern European economies into the European Union, but growth drivers remain intact and innovation is needed to re-start the process, according to a report from Eerste Group.
Renaissance Asset Managers (RAM) has appointed Mark Robinson, a Prague-based consultant, as head of research.
Raiffeisen Capital Management’s latest monthly emerging markets report suggests that China is in a position of relative stability compared to most other peers, which are reporting slowing economic growth.
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The Federation of European Independent Financial Advisors has announced a series of master classes for its European members.
The UK chancellor, George Osborne, is taking legal action against the EU over plans to give a pan-European supervisor far-reaching powers to ban or limit the short-selling of financial products, the Financial Times reports.
The Czech National Bank (CNB) has expressed concern over the balance of power between national supervisors and the European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma).
Eastern Europe has managed to improve its economic fundamentals since the economic slump in 2008. Yet investors remain skittish and fear that the crisis in the eurozone might spill over to Emerging Europe.
Marcus Svedberg, chief economist for Swedish asset manager East Capital, says there is a pricing anomoly between the premiums on bonds and the discounts on equities in the CEE region.