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.
Radical shakeup of Swiss private banks needed
Swiss private banks are failing to address rapidly declining profitability and are too focused on defensive measures to implement a radical transformation that will allow them to generate competitive advantage and sustainable growth, says KPMG.
Investors switch to trackers in European equity markets
Following the French elections, investors have swapped actively managed single country equity funds for index trackers.
US equity CAPE at a 13-year high – time to sell?
The cyclically adjusted P/E ratio of the S&P 500 is at its highest level since 2004. What does that say about return prospects for US equities going forward? Gabriel Bartholdi, head of asset allocation at Swiss consultancy firm Wellershoff & Partners, gives his view.