Market Insight 2012 Q2 Geneva

Swiss investors are not yet convinced about the recovery of the global economy; 41% of them have negative views on the macroeconomic outlook, while 41% are undecided (see table 3). With funds’ performance deteriorating during this uncertain time, investors have started the year looking for more return in their portfolios by being less risk-averse. Low […]

Market Insight 2012 Q2 Frankfurt

German business confidence grew for the sixth consecutive month in April, according to a closely-watched indicator of economic health. The Ifo Business Climate Index, which is based on the views of 7,000 companies on their current situation and future prospects, gained 0.1 points to reach 109.9. Although the benchmark remains several points below the levels […]

Market Insight 2011 Q4 Munich

It will be no surprise to hear that German investors have significant doubts over the future of the eurozone. The general view is that the currency will not be falling apart as it is more than a simple question of whether there is a currency and monetary union or not. However, the concern over any […]

Market Insight 2011 Q1 Frankfurt

Fund flows have been consistently up for the past two months, with both December and January seeing net inflows of more than €6bn, according to BVI, the German fund industry trade body. However, despite this, it is still a slower recovery than this time last year, which in January saw a €13.5bn inflow. In the […]