Opinion on Equities in Europe

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The UK is set to overtake Germany to become the largest wealth market in Western Europe

The latest edition of Datamonitor's "Western European Wealth Markets Database" shows that Germany is currently the largest wealth market by both liquid assets and the number of individuals; however, it is set to be overtaken by the UK in 2015.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Dec 2011
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The global wealth market is unlikely to experience steady growth before 2014

The persisting eurozone crisis, a slowing Chinese economy, and escalating political instability in the Middle East are all contributing factors to the unpredictability that is expected to continue in global markets over the next couple of years. This will translate into continued stock market volatility, as seen in 2011 and early 2012.

Published By Datamonitor
21 May 2012
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The FSA's sale and rent back ban offers a prelude to life under the FCA

The FSA has suspended all sale and rent back market activity following investigations that revealed a number of exploitive practices being used against homeowners. This action by the soon-to-be disbanded FSA is the first manifestation of the more proactive and pro-consumer regulatory stance set to be undertaken by the FCA.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Feb 2012
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Rising oil prices will boost retail holdings of equities in Russia

Datamonitor's Central and Eastern European Retail Savings & Investments Database shows that Russia is considerably ahead of the other countries in the region in terms of retail holdings of equities. These are forecast to grow significantly over the next five years, being boosted by rising oil prices, which will further widen the gap.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Mar 2012
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Retail mutual funds are gaining rapid popularity in the emerging markets of Brazil, China, and India

Globally, mutual fund assets more than doubled between 2002-07, while the BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, China, and India) saw tenfold growth. Following the global financial crisis in 2008-11 mutual fund assets reduced by 12% worldwide, while the BRICs saw an 18% increase. Brazil, China, and India are also set for spectacular future growth in retail mutual funds.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Mar 2012
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Is the UK retail savings and investments market rebalancing?

UK investors were hit particularly hard by the 2008 financial crisis, given their reliance on equities and equity-heavy mutual funds. Since then, although equities have regained some of their "weight" in the portfolios of UK investors, there has been a move away from the riskier asset classes towards safer ones, such as cash ISAs, bonds, and deposits.

Published By Datamonitor
31 Oct 2012
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Greek retail investors to lose almost 40% of their wealth by 2013

The uncertainty surrounding the willingness and ability of the eurozone to deal with the debt crisis effectively is exacerbating problems that have been latent since its inception. Greece is now faced with tough choices that have been postponed since the country joined the euro over 10 years ago. This is expected to have dramatic impacts on the overall wealth held by Greek retail investors.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Oct 2011
CommentWire
CommentWire

Exchange traded funds: sunshine on a cloudy day

There remains a glimmer of hope in the asset management industry, even as significant outflows continue from hedge funds, capital protected structured products, property and equity funds. Exchange traded funds, only launched in the US in 1993, now account for almost 40% of all US stock trading volume.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Jan 2009

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