Lure of European equity among selectors down before selloff
European equities already recorded the largest negative shift in sentiment, along with commodities, by pan-European fund selectors even before the sharp selloff experienced in the markets this week, according to Expert Investor research.
European fund demand for equities expected to peak in 2018
European asset managers’ appetite for equities is at its highest since March 2015 with the majority of fund managers responding to Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s latest fund manager survey reporting an overweight allocation despite seeing the asset class as expensive.
Lack of commissions to extend 2017’s ETP rebound in Europe
Flows into European equity exchange traded products (ETP) rebounded in 2017, after an annus horribilis in 2016, and the trend is set to continue thanks to MiFID II’s transparency requirements in 2018, according to reports.
Nordic fund selectors look to Asia, GEM over European equities
Demand for European equities is the lowest from Nordic fund selectors as they turn their interest towards Asia and emerging markets, according to Expert Investor.
Mifid II to boost Europe’s passive funds over active funds
Europe’s passive funds will be given a boost in 2018 at the expense of active funds thanks to Mifid II’s drive for transparency on costs, according to research firm Cerulli Associates.
Italy seen attractive for 2018 despite election worries
While Italy faces election and non-performing loan (NPL) challenges, Aviva Investors believe that its market is looking attractive for investors in 2018 but fund selectors warn the country should not be a core part of a global portfolio.
Invesco Perpetual’s Butcher on navigating political turmoil in Europe
Since Stephanie Butcher took the helm of Invesco European Equity Income, the politics of the region have been in turmoil. But the trials seem to have abated and she is now reaping the rewards of shrewd value approach.