Fintech opportunities are more than blockchain
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.
OPINION: Uncertainty abounds for Brexit Britain
Britons stunned the world on the 23rd of June 2016 by voting to leave the European Union after 43 years of mostly troubled marriage. However, freedom comes at a price. Robeco’s chief economist Léon Cornelissen assesses the likely impact of Brexit on the UK economy.
Recession risk is on the rise – the key factors to watch
While markets could remain complacent and expensive for some time to come, recession risk is rising, says asset manager Robeco. Fidelity is also increasingly cautious, expecting “the longest equity bull market since World War II” to end within 18 months.
Brexit disrupts ECB QE programme
ECB president Mario Draghi conspicuously avoided the B-word when he held a speech in Portugal last week. This may well be because he has yet to find an answer to the problems the vote has thrown up with regards to the execution of the central bank’s asset purchase programme.