38% of fund buyers say volatility will boost returns
Professional fund buyers split on volatility impact on portfolios with 39% viewing volatility as a threat, according to survey
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.
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.
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.
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.