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European Equities: What a Quarter!

European equities rallied impressively during Q1, delivering just short of 15% – a move driven by the announcement (finally!) that the European Central Bank would enact Quantitative Easing (QE).  This support, coupled with renewed signs of life in the European … Continue reading

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Who Buys Bonds With Negative Yields?

As part of the European Investment Grade Fixed Income team, some very common questions we are asked as we meet investors and clients are; why would anyone buy a bond with a negative yield? Why buy a bond that is … Continue reading

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Investing for Income – Are Risk Assets Now a Choice or a Need?

The Pioneer Investments European Equity team have noted that a recent report by the Pension Protection Fund in the U.K. estimates that, on average, U.K. defined benefit pension funds saw liabilities increase by 29% in 2014 alone, as low interest rates have … Continue reading

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Extracting Opportunities in European Equities – Focus on Italy

In the first of a series of blog posts looking at investment and opportunities in European Equities, we focus on Italy, and assess whether the strong year to date equity performance can be sustained through the rest of the year.   Will … Continue reading

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Greece is the Word

The three key take-away points from last Friday’s deal: 1. Greek politicians shouldn’t play poker: Whether the new government was faced with a lack of time or simply wasn’t experienced in bail-out negotiations, we don’t know, but neither Greek Prime … Continue reading

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