BTP spreads rely on Italy’s incoming finance minister
The movement of Italian government bond spreads will depend on who will be the next finance minister, and future volatility will depend on whether the new government’s decisions diverge from the European Union, according to a top fund selector.
Fund selectors often struggle with clients over what is best
Many fund selectors believe clients often end up damaging their own portfolios when insisting on bad investment ideas, according to a survey conducted at Expert Investor’s Pan-European Congress in Rome on Thursday.
US equity large cap funds preferred but small caps edge ahead
Strong gains in US equity markets over the past year have encouraged investors to target the asset class in 2018, but while most prefer large cap funds it’s the small caps that have generated the better returns.
Fiscal policy concerns after Italy’s populist parties gain
The market reaction following the success of Italy’s populist parties at Sunday’s general election will depend on how diluted their stance will be going forward on fiscal easing and being anti-Europe, according to experts.
Hung Italian parliament ‘best scenario’ for investors
The expected hung parliament following this weekend’s Italian election is likely to encourage fund selectors towards Italian equities and away from the fixed income sector, according to experts.