The re-election of Shinzo Abe as Japan’s prime minister in September has triggered a surge in inflows to Japanese equities. Is Japan’s recent streak of strong performance set to continue or are we witnessing yet another false dawn?
Just selecting good funds doesn’t do it. Having the right mix to ensure proper diversification is at least as important. But can you actually own too many funds?
Net inflows into Japanese equity funds by European investors have picked up recently, as the current macro environment looks conducive to Japanese equities. Asset managers are also becoming increasingly bullish on the asset class.
The fact that the Euro Stoxx 50 index recorded its largest one-day gain since July 2012 on Monday suggests the importance for investors of Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the first round of the French presidential elections can hardly be overestimated.
In this video interview, Assenagon’s Thomas Romig explains how he has been adding many different flavours to his multi-asset funds over the years.
In part two of this video interview, Thomas Romig explains why he is so bullish on European equities, despite the political risks on the continent.
A little over a month into Donald Trump’s presidency, US equity indices are at record highs and money keeps flowing into the asset class. Are markets right to be sanguine?
Emerging market bonds have undergone a remarkably quick transformation from being one of the least loved asset classes to perhaps the most popular. This has been driven by the relative attractiveness of emerging market debt compared to developed market fixed income, but to what extent have the fundamentals of the asset class actually improved?
The popularity of bond funds was reinforced by the Brexit vote. While all fixed income asset classes saw net inflows, investors especially flocked to emerging market debt in July, according to fund flows data from Morningstar.
In August 2015, emerging market equities were in the midst of the most serious market correction since 2008. A year on, investors are more bullish than ever about the asset class. Is this radical change of mood justified?