Which countries have the most pessimistic fund selectors?
We look at outlook of European fund selectors. Which countries have the bleakest outlook and which assets are they shunning?
Nordics ‘at vanguard in focusing on shareholder value’
Ramping-up sales is the overriding priority of most continental European companies, says fund manager Chris Garsten. The Nordics, however, are different.
Nordic selectors warm to developed market govt bonds
Sentiment towards developed market government bonds moves to ‘neutral’ in Nordic region, but remains ‘negative’ for pan European selectors.
Selectors prefer growth GEM funds but value performs better
European fund selectors expressed a preference towards growth emerging market funds over value during the last six months. However, Europe’s top performing funds allocated a greater weighting towards value stocks during the period.
Finns and Swedes’ small cap preference reaps rewards
European small cap growth funds have outperformed rival fund categories over the last three years, and Finnish and Swedish fund selectors have led the pack in cashing in.