Why European investor performance trailed the US and Latam
The depreciation of the US dollar led to European investors lagging behind their US and Latin American counterparts in terms of performance in 2017 despite making the right call about being overweight European equities, according to Natixis Investment Managers.
Click through the gallery to find out what asset allocation looked like for European, US, and Latin American investors in 2017.
Swedish selectors close door on property investments
Swedish fund selectors are the most negative towards property investments across Europe with 50% of those surveyed during the last quarter expecting to sell property investments over the next 12 months, Expert Investor data shows.
Popularity of absolute return strategies could signal further volatility
Across Europe absolute return strategies are the asset class most fund selectors wanted to buy even before the recent rise in volatility in bond and equity markets, although the Dutch are not particularly keen on the strategy.
Expert Investor Alternative Ucits Congress – Photo Gallery
Here is a selection of photos taken at the Expert Investor Alternative Ucits Congress, held in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, on 19 and 20 October.
Investors celebrate mainstream victory in Dutch elections
Markets have welcomed the failure of Dutch far-right leader Wilders to make significant gains in yesterday’s elections. The euro was up by more than 1% against the dollar, and peripheral bond spreads narrowed. Has the populist tide now turned?