Investors in Germany are aware of an inconvenient truth: to have a reasonable chance to achieve their return targets, they need to take more risk.
European equities are the most popular asset class with German fund selectors, just like in most of the rest of Europe. A clear majority plan to increase allocation over the next 12 months, as they feel the continent’s equity markets will be the main beneficiary of the ECB’s newly launched QE programme.
Fund buyers attending Expert Investor Schweiz in Zurich last week are finally rushing to emerging market equities.
Hedge fund managers have difficult times behind them because of QE-distortion. And things are not looking to get better soon.
Fund managers attending last week’s Expert Investor Geneva conference keep faith in central banks stopping their bleeding after the recent market sell-off.
Investor confidence in Europe has made a sharp fall in October, according to data released by State Street Global Exchange.
Fritz Gawenus, chief investment officer of Munich-based family office Extorel, explains why he has replaced part of his liquidity exposure with long/short equity.
Socially responsible investing (SRI) has gained most foothold in France and The Netherlands, as differences across Europe remain enormous.
The current cocktail of falling asset prices and increasing volatility, combined with still high valuations, seems to confuse fund selectors and managers alike.
Fund buyers in Bavaria are confident that their economy has not run out of steam yet.