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OPINION: The case for Italian government bonds

OPINION: The case for Italian government bonds...

Political risk in Italy is currently overstated, and government finances are better than markets appreciate. Investors have all the reason to be overweight Italian government bonds, argues David Zahn, head of European fixed income at Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group.

Published : 28, Jul 2017
Italian investors regain confidence in absolute return

Italian investors regain confidence in absolute...

Most absolute return funds have failed to live up to expectations in recent years. As a consequence, their popularity with Italy’s fund selectors declined somewhat. But Italians' love for absolute return has flared up once again, for obvious reasons.

Published : 3, Jul 2017
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What do Italian fund buyers think of all the major asset classes?

Published : 1, May 2017
Asset managers fear Mifid II sales impact

Asset managers fear Mifid II sales impact

The country with the highest level of retrocessions in Europe also was the most lucrative market for active managers in 2016. Little wonder some asset managers believe Mifid II will negatively impact fund sales.

Published : 7, Apr 2017
Pan European Congress Rome - Photo Gallery

Pan European Congress Rome - Photo Gallery

Here you can see a slideshow of photos taken at the Expert Investor Pan European Congress, held in Rome on 1-3 March 2017.

Published : 8, Mar 2017
Which asset classes lost you most money in 2016?

Which asset classes lost you most money in 2016?...

Thanks to the end-of-year ‘Trump rally’, 2016 has been a pretty good year for investors in risky assets. However, not all asset classes have fared so well.

ANALYSIS: Is Italy really only an Italian problem?

ANALYSIS: Is Italy really only an Italian problem?...

Stock markets have responded to the Italian No-vote in an even more muted way than to the UK’s vote Brexit and Donald Trump’s election. Are investors being complacent about the political and economic effects of a vote that was seen as vital for the future of the EU not so long ago, or has the referendum outcome in fact already been priced in?

Published : 6, Dec 2016
Markets muted as polls get Italy vote right

Markets muted as polls get Italy vote right

European markets were largely unmoved on Monday morning despite the Italian electorate’s decision to reject Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's call for constitutional reform.

Published : 5, Dec 2016
Caution advised for bond investors as Italy referendum looms

Caution advised for bond investors as Italy referendum...

Whereas equity markets have quickly shrugged off the result of the US presidential elections, peripheral bond spreads have widened since. Trump’s election seems to have reminded markets of the possible consequences of an Italian no-vote in next week’s referendum.

Published : 23, Nov 2016
Expert Investor Italy Q4 2016 Photo Gallery

Expert Investor Italy Q4 2016 Photo Gallery

Here you can see a selection of photos taken at Expert Investor Italy, held in Milan on 8 November 2016.

Published : 11, Nov 2016

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