Global top spot went to the US
Spike in fine wine markets
Brussels still making changes
Financial performance in focus
"Forget the economic conditions and politics. Focus on who is running the companies that you have in your portfolio and what they can do over the next five years."
Political concerns remain
Must not fall into 'FOMO' trap
Concerns from BoE and ministers
Inflows over August and July
Improved political visibility
'Lynchpin' for global stability
Centrist Emmanuel Macron's victory in the French election is a welcome, if unsurprising development for European markets. He gained nearly double the votes of Le Pen, with 66.1% compared to 33.9%. European investors can now put elevated fears over political...
EEC founded in 1957
Japan was worst performing
Mark Burgess, CIO EMEA and Global Head of Equities at Columbia Theadneedle Investments, considers the potential impact on markets of electing Le Pen, and the volatile consequences that this would have on French assets.
John Redwood, chief global strategist at Charles Stanley, comments on the upcoming French presidential election and the potential implications for Europe.
Denies €4bn offer
Brexit triggers disenfranchised vote
Will minimize impact of UK departure
Concerns about EU's passporting rules
Changing role of health insurers
The FTSE 100 opened down 0.5% this morning, in the first trading session since the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday night.
SWMC Small Cap European fund manager Jamie Carter has taken his gross market exposure to a record high in the view smaller companies are being overlooked by investors in the "mad scramble" to buy European equities.
Negative sentiment towards Europe's economic prospects has caused valuations in many cases to become very attractive, says Barings' Nick Williams.