Norwegian fund selectors stick to developed market bonds while the rest of the continent seems to have more or less abandoned this asset class.
Despite record-low yields, government bonds are more popular than ever with Norwegian fund selectors.
Omar Gadsby, head of fixed income fund selection for Credit Suisse’s private banking arm, explains how he is trying to move away from fixed income benchmarks.
Niels Skovvart, chief investment officer of Sydinvest in Denmark, discusses his asset allocation with EIE’s Dylan Emery.
Jarl Åkerlund, head of savings products at Nordea Bank in Sweden, contemplates about how to change his asset allocation in response to the low interest rate environment.
Investors should take into account the possible risks associated with investing in European bond funds, regulators say.
European investors have suddenly started to pour in money into corporate bonds in June, while net inflows into high yield bond funds collapsed.
A significant recovery in sentiment and valuations of emerging markets assets has been under way over recent months but
Danish fund selector enthusiasm about high yield bonds has vanished quickly.
European fund selectors who take part in this year’s EIE Fantasy Fund Picker Competition have a strong bias towards European equity funds.