The biotechnology sector is on the cusp of potentially revolutionary developments, says disruptive opportunities specialist Wesley Lebeau, but the journey is not without pitfalls.
Panellists at Expert Investor’s Frankfurt Emerging Markets event debated the challenges for investors seeking attractive emerging market investments combined with solid ESG credentials.
After news of Facebook’s privacy blunder broke last month, all European-domiciled technology focused funds have seen returns fall although two which focus on emerging market tech firms have bucked the trend, according to FE Analytics.
Financial services firms need to prepare to step into the world of fintech or they will be under threat by other industries moving into the space, according to ABN Amro Investment Solutions.
Last week’s highly anticipated release of the FAANG quarterly updates (minus the N) surprisingly ended up being somewhat of a mixed bag, but what can we read from the setbacks and successes of some of the world’s biggest tech giants?
Artificial intelligence, blockchain and big data create a lot of buzz among fund buyers, but many fintech opportunities lie in old technologies, such as banks’ core systems that are in desperate need of updating, argues Partick Lemmens, senior portfolio manager at Robeco.
ETF Securities, , a London-based exchange traded funds provider, has launched three new ETFs that look for potential growth opportunities in emerging technology industries within the healthcare, energy storage, and commerce sectors.
The top European US equity funds returned between 15.14% to 25.63% over the sector average since US president Donald Trump took office in 2017, according to FE Analytics. But negative sentiment is leading many fund selectors to pull out the asset class.
While technology stocks globally are still expected to perform well in 2018, fund selectors should be particularly careful with sector picks in Asia, according to Deutsche Asset Management.
US investment manager Legg Mason has launched a Dublin-based Ucits version of its Legg Mason IF Martin Currie Emerging Markets Fund which has a focus on technology stocks.