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Tjibbe Hoekstra

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Tjibbe joined Expert Investor as a senior reporter in March 2014. Before moving to London he worked as a financial news reporter for various news outlets in Amsterdam, including Reuters and ANP, the main news agency in the Netherlands. He also worked for Fondsnieuws, a website and magazine for finance professionals in the Netherlands. Tjibbe holds a MSc in Public Administration and a post-graduate diploma in Journalism.

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PA ANALYSIS: Brexit one year on

PA ANALYSIS: Brexit one year on

It has been exactly a year since the UK electorate voted for Brexit and made what one British fund manager recently termed, “a huge strategic error of the like the country hasn’t experienced in maybe a century”.

Published : 23, Jun 2017
PA ANALYSIS: Frontier markets – still an asset class?

PA ANALYSIS: Frontier markets – still an asset...

With a string of countries having been promoted to emerging market status by index provider MSCI in recent years, are frontier markets still a viable asset class?

Published : 20, Jun 2017
ETF assets surpass $4trn milestone

ETF assets surpass $4trn milestone

Record inflows in May powered total assets invested in ETFs across the $4trn mark. And Europe is picking up the pace.

Published : 14, Jun 2017
PA ANALYSIS: Is dollar weakness set to reverse?

PA ANALYSIS: Is dollar weakness set to reverse?...

The dollar weakness we’ve seen this year took most investors by surprise. There are, however, obvious reasons for this, and fundamentals suggest it could reverse.

Published : 6, Jun 2017
PA ANALYSIS: Trump – from asset to liability for US equities?

PA ANALYSIS: Trump – from asset to liability for...

When Donald Trump was first elected US president, investors believed it would power US equities to new highs while emerging market assets were expected to suffer. Four months into his presidency, expectations have changed radically.

Published : 30, May 2017
PA ANALYSIS: Why SRI trackers have outperformed

PA ANALYSIS: Why SRI trackers have outperformed...

Some sustainable index trackers have outperformed their plain vanilla peers since they were established a few years ago, while others haven't.

Published : 22, May 2017
PA ANALYSIS: EM outperformance – will the consensus hold?

PA ANALYSIS: EM outperformance – will the consensus...

There seems to be an investor consensus that emerging market stocks will continue to outperform both in the short and medium term.

Published : 19, May 2017
PA ANALYSIS: Should you buy into the emerging markets rally?

PA ANALYSIS: Should you buy into the emerging...

Emerging market equities and bonds have outperformed their developed rivals by a large margin year-to-date, resulting in a surge in inflows.

Published : 9, May 2017
PA ANALYSIS: Stars aligned for a European equities rally

PA ANALYSIS: Stars aligned for a European equities...

The fact that the Euro Stoxx 50 index recorded its largest one-day gain since July 2012 on Monday suggests the importance for investors of Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the first round of the French presidential elections can hardly be overestimated.

Published : 25, Apr 2017
PA ANALYSIS: Real alternatives for yield seekers

PA ANALYSIS: Real alternatives for yield seekers...

Record-low bond yields have sent investors in search of alternative credit options. With absolute return funds underwhelming, its time to look elsewhere in fixed income.

Published : 27, Mar 2017
PA ANALYSIS: Fixed maturity funds – has the opportunity passed?

PA ANALYSIS: Fixed maturity funds – has the opportunity...

2016 saw some highly successful launches of fixed maturity bond funds as investors took the opportunity to lock in attractive yields combined with reduced duration risk.

Published : 21, Mar 2017
PA ANALYSIS: Dutch elections first gauge of EU populist fever

PA ANALYSIS: Dutch elections first gauge of EU...

The Dutch elections are unlikely to result in the populist, anti-EU Freedom Party (PVV) taking power. But the elections are important for another reason.

Published : 14, Mar 2017
PA ANALYSIS: Are inflation-linkers the right answer to reflation?

PA ANALYSIS: Are inflation-linkers the right answer...

Inflation-linked bonds have been a popular trade in recent months, and investors plan to continue buying more as inflation expectations are being revised upwards. But can you really tame the spirits of reflation with inflation-linkers?

Published : 10, Mar 2017
PA ANALYSIS: Time to buy in to record-high equities?

PA ANALYSIS: Time to buy in to record-high equities?...

The MSCI World keeps breaking records, powered by a seemingly unstoppable US equity rally. Is it a good idea to up your allocation when markets are at a record high, or should you take a contrarian stance?

Published : 28, Feb 2017

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