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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: 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
PA ANALYSIS: Small cap funds - golden boys of European equities?

PA ANALYSIS: Small cap funds - golden boys of...

European equity mid- and small-cap funds have outperformed their large cap counterparts by a factor of five over the past two years. Why has this been the case, and will the outperformance endure?

Published : 24, Feb 2017
PA ANALYSIS: US equities – the Trump honeymoon period lasts

PA ANALYSIS: US equities – the Trump honeymoon...

A little over a month into Donald Trump’s presidency, US equity indices are at record highs and money keeps flowing into the asset class. Are markets right to be sanguine?

Published : 22, Feb 2017
PA ANALYSIS: What's the better bet, French or Italian government bonds?

PA ANALYSIS: What's the better bet, French or...

The spreads of French and Italian government bonds versus German bunds have risen by 600 bps since autumn due to rising political concerns. Fund managers are divided on the question which of the two now presents a buying opportunity. But does that actually matter at all?

Published : 16, Feb 2017
PA ANALYSIS: Gold as a Trump hedge – is that a good idea?

PA ANALYSIS: Gold as a Trump hedge – is that a...

As the Trump rally is showing signs of faltering, would it make sense to hedge your bets and go for gold?

Published : 1, Feb 2017
PA ANALYSIS: How will the populist uprising impact investors?

PA ANALYSIS: How will the populist uprising impact...

Once the preserve of the left, anti-globalisation sentiment has crossed over to the mainstream. Is the populist swing away from globalism a blip, or something more permanent? And what will be the impact on investors?

Published : 26, Jan 2017
US equities 'great again' for Europe’s fund buyers

US equities 'great again' for Europe’s fund buyers...

US equities are ‘great again’ for European investors. They funneled record amounts of money into the asset class in November, with value funds being especially popular.

Published : 22, Dec 2016

Which asset classes lost investors most money...

Thanks to the end-of-year ‘Trump rally’, 2016 has been a pretty good year for investors in risky assets. However, not all asset classes have fared so well.

Published : 21, Dec 2016
Fund managers hug benchmarks when volatility rises

Fund managers hug benchmarks when volatility rises...

According to new research, active fund managers are doing their clients a disservice by hugging their benchmarks exactly at the wrong time: when volatility is at its highest.

Published : 19, Dec 2016

Which asset classes performed best in 2016?

2016 has been a remarkable year. The two best performing large equity markets this year are countries that have been mired in recession for years. At the same time, the stock market of the world’s fastest growing large economy has been delivering some of the lowest returns.

Published : 19, Dec 2016
Russian stocks rally as Trump policy priorities take shape

Russian stocks rally as Trump policy priorities...

The Russian equity market has bounced back remarkably in recent months. Is this just another symptom of the 'Trump rally', or are there other, more structural reasons for this revival?

Published : 14, Dec 2016

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