Europe

Investment News for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - Baillie Gifford: Finding Europe’s Hidden Champions

There are lots of reasons not to invest in Europe. Its economic growth is uninspiring and much of its stock index is made up of bureaucratic corporate dinosaurs. But beyond the negative headlines, there are still exciting investment opportunities to found, including potential ‘tenbaggers’, companies whose share price could increase ten-fold. Stephen Paice discusses in the latest episode of Baillie Gifford’s podcast ‘Short Briefings on Long Term Thinking’. more...

Investment News for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - Aviva Investors: Italy’s threat to the euro has not gone away

The Italian government remains on a collision course with Brussels despite recently striking a deal over its 2019 budget. A mis-step by either side could lead to a fresh euro zone crisis that the new head of the ECB might struggle to contain. more...

Investment News for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - The hunt for Europe’s tenbaggers

How do you find Europe's ‘tenbaggers’, the stocks which have the potential to increase ten-fold? Baillie Gifford Investment Manager Stephen Paice takes a look to see what observations can be made about the big winners in order to increase the potential of identifying future ones. Capital at risk. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - FECIF Insight: Dispute resolution - the Swiss way!

From January 1st 2020, mediation will become mandatory in Switzerland with regards to disputes relating to asset management and financial advice. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Schroders: Why I’m backing a consumer comeback in Europe

Worries over slowing global growth and rising trade tensions hit European share prices hard at the end of 2018. While early 2019 saw a rally, there remains considerable scepticism over the prospects for the European economy and its listed companies. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Rathbones In the KNOW blog: New EU inmates take over the asylum

The world seemed to unravel further last month, with British voters electing members to the EU Parliament whose goal is to leave it, and Donald Trump continuing to wield his trade cudgel. Our chief investment officer Julian Chillingworth considers the implications. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Legg Mason: German Bunds: Can Yields Fall Further?

German bunds have become a lightning rod for market anxiety; Western Asset's Gordon Brown argues that too much bad news is built into current pricing, obscuring some key long-term macro drivers. more...

Investment News for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Invesco: Diversification benefits for emerging Europe

Read more to find out why Fund Manager, Nicholas Mason thinks that the emerging equity markets, underrepresented in many global portfolios, could appeal for investors looking to diversify away from the traditional equity products. more...

Investment News for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Aviva Investors: ECB support reveals much about Europe's lenders

With cheap loans returning to the European Central Bank’s toolkit, questions must be asked again about the health of the region’s banks. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Aviva Investors: Cool off: Could proposed Dutch legislation diminish corporate accountability?

Dutch legislators seem intent to push ahead with controversial proposals intended to rein in shareholder activists and make hostile takeovers more difficult, as Louise Piffaut explains. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Schroders: Are investors too pessimistic on European shares?

European equities had a tough 2018 with the benchmark MSCI Europe index falling 10.6% over the year. Trade wars, reduced support from central banks and slower economic growth were among the factors that saw higher risk assets such as equities fall out of favour. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Aviva Investors: The ties that bind – the future of Europe

Brexit continues to dominate headlines in the UK, but the European Union faces other long-term challenges, from the rise of Euroscepticism in Italy to the stalled progress of euro zone reform. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Legg Mason: Four Outlooks for Europe

The outlook for European stocks appears more mixed than a year ago -- with similar potential for both very good and very bad outcomes based on the macro environment. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - Schroders: Eurozone growth fails to recover as Italy slips into recession

The eurozone economy grew by just 0.2% in the final quarter of 2018 according to the flash GDP estimate released this morning. Fourth quarter growth was unchanged compared to the third quarter and matched consensus expectations. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Aviva Investors: Life after Merkel

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has replaced Angela Merkel as leader of Germany’s ruling CDU party, and may soon take her place as chancellor. What does this mean for Germany – and Europe? more...

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