Author Archives: Diego Franzin

About Diego Franzin

Diego Franzin Head of Equity – Europe. Based in Dublin, he is also responsible for the European Equity Research team. Diego oversees the investment process, research function and management of all portfolios within the European and Thematic Equity universe. Prior to this, Diego was Head of Global Quantitative Research & Management, responsible for a team of quantitative research analysts dedicated to supporting fundamental research and portfolio managers to generate alpha for equity, credit and fixed income products. This team is also responsible for the management of all our quantitative and disciplined portfolios. Diego was lead portfolio manager of our US Disciplined Value and Growth products. Diego is a graduate in Economics from the University of Pavia with specialisation in econometrics and statistics. He joined Pioneer Investments in April 1998 as a Quantitative Equity Analyst and became Head of Global Quantitative Equity and Head of US Quantitative Research in 2002 before assuming the role as Head of Global Quantitative Research & Management in April 2008. Diego completed the Harvard Business School PLD5 (Program for Leadership Development) in 2008.

Value Rally to Take Hold Again?

European Value Rally Take 2? After a decade in the doghouse, Value Equities in Europe saw a resurgence of interest last Summer, as bond yields moved higher and investors looked for ways to play the reflationary trade. Given the high … Continue reading

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Did Someone Say Earnings Growth?

Q4 earnings season in Europe has given investors something to cheer about. 75% of companies have reported to date, and the Q4 Earnings Per Share (EPS) are up 12.1% Y/Y. This is the strongest number since Q4 2013, with 7 … Continue reading

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European Equities Outlook for 2017

2016 has been a challenging year for European Equity investors. I provided the following comments at a recent investment conference. Video: 2017 Outlook for European Equities Click here for our complete selection of 2017 Outlook videos. 2016 has been particularly difficult … Continue reading

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European Equities: Life After Brexit

One month on and European Equity investors could be forgiven for thinking the UK Referendum never happened; the market has displayed an impressive amount of equanimity regaining nearly all lost performance. Looking forward, should investors expect ongoing market composure or … Continue reading

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Will European Equities See A Surprise Summer Rally?

Since the turmoil in the Summer of 2011, European equities have confirmed the old idea of “sell in May” with higher volatility and periods of complete capitulation commonplace during the summer months. Will we see a repeat of this in … Continue reading

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