Global Investors Regain Risk Appetite

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Global investors have put some of their cash to work in spite of a more downbeat assessment of global growth and corporate profits, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for January. Read more: IMF cuts global growth outlook for 2015 Investors have regained a muted risk appetite, turning to U.S. equities, bonds and […]

Risk appetite plunges to lowest levels since early 2009

Investors expect Europe to fall into recession in the next 12 months, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Survey of Fund Managers for September. Fifty-five percent of European fund managers now see the region suffering two quarters of negative real GDP growth over the next year, according to the survey completed between September 1 and […]

Emerging markets to outperform developed markets into the future says Emirates NBD

MENA region predicted to see inflow of international capital on the back of low valuation of markets and continuing high oil prices Strong returns for investors committing to ‘emerged’ markets Emirates NBD encourages MENA-based investors to bias asset holdings to emerging markets Growth potential to be impacted if emerging economies introduce substantial capital controls Investors […]

BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey Finds Renewed Risk Appetite Spurs Rush Into Emerging Markets

Investors are channeling most of their renewed risk appetite into global emerging market equities (GEM) in the wake of an expected second wave of quantitative easing, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Survey of Fund Managers for October. The level of risk that investors are taking in their portfolios rose more sharply than in any […]

BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey finds renewed optimism over China, but risk appetite wanes

Investors have returned from holidays with a defensive mindset but fresh hopes are emerging about China’s economic prospects, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Survey of Fund Managers for September. Sentiment over the Chinese economy has swung from significantly bearish to bullish in just one month. A net 11 percent of respondents believe that the […]