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.
Economics of ESG investing driving demand in Europe
A growing number of institutional investors in Europe are embedding ESG analysis in their investment processes in response to regulatory pressure, consumer demand and a rising appetite for new sources of investment signals.
Growth funds dominate top-performing European equity league
With the summer holiday break approaching, it’s a good time to look back: which funds have done best this year, and what has helped their performance? We start with the asset class that has been most in focus this year: European equities.
Is 2017 really the year of the active manager?
Within the fund industry, 2017 was widely heralded as ‘a year for active managers’. This was underpinned by a strong belief markets would once again focus on fundamentals, after a number of years when central bank policy and geopolitical concerns were driving asset prices. More than half-way the year, Expert Investor looks at the performance of active managers across asset classes to see whether they have lived up to the promise.