At the June 2011 event, then-president Nicolas Sarkozy received a positive score, with 53% of delegates confident in the ability of his administration to manage the domestic economy.
But investor approval ratings have declined markedly since the arrival of social president François Hollande, in May 2012. At last year’s Expert Investor France, 43% of delegates were upbeat on the ability of the ruling administration, and this year the proportion fell to just 25%.
On asset allocation, French fund selectors displayed a growing appetite for higher risk/reward emerging market stocks and bonds. As Expert Investor Europe reported this week, two-thirds of event delegates planned to increase their frontier market equity exposure over the next year.
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