China A-shares pick of the litter for European investors
In the year of the dog shares of companies based on the Chinese mainland are set to emerge as leaders of the pack for investors in China as the world’s second largest economy enters the MSCI Emerging Markets Index in May. But European investors have already begun to move.
What fortune will the Year of the Dog bring China?
February 16 marks the Chinese New Year, with 2018 welcoming the Year of the Dog. However, while the dog is associated with honesty, faithfulness, and a strong sense of responsibility in the Chinese zodiac, investors will be hoping for a repeat of 2017 – the Year of the Rooster – which saw the MSCI China Index return nearly 55%.
Danish selectors’ outlook on equities darkens
While Danish fund selectors are renowned for being some of the most optimistic in Europe in responding to Expert Investor’s research, their latest sentiment on equities are systematically less positive compared with the European average.
Japanese equity appeal rises 10% among fund selectors
Japanese equities had the largest positive shift in net sentiment across pan-European fund selectors during the last quarter, according to Expert Investor research.
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Nordic fund selectors look to Asia, GEM over European equities
Demand for European equities is the lowest from Nordic fund selectors as they turn their interest towards Asia and emerging markets, according to Expert Investor.
Morgan Stanley IM offers China A-shares access in new Sicav
Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM) is to offer access to its well-established China A-shares fund through a Luxembourg-domiciled Sicav.
Year in review: Japan
The Japanese economy is in the midst of its longest period of growth in more than a decade, helping drive an average return of 16.11% in sterling terms for funds in the UK Investment Association’s Japan sector in 2017, with the best performing fund up nearly 40%.