Risk appetite plunges to lowest levels since early 2009

Christmas Gift Guide 2014 Buy iPhone 6 at Apple Store 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 […]

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 […]

BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey Finds Investor Confidence Eroded But Fears Over Euro Have Peaked

Record Move Out of Energy Stocks in Wake of Gulf Spill Investors’ belief in global economic growth and the ability of corporations to improve profits has significantly eroded, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Survey of Fund Managers for June. The survey, conducted as global equities fell by 7.5 percent, shows only a net 24 […]