PA Expert Insight:There are other European considerations than Brexit

Added 16th May 2016

To paraphrase a sporting aphorism: 'Brexit is temporary, currency is permanent' so while the hot debate rages on the relative strength of the euro is a consideration that will not go away. Yet...

The rise of extremist politics ahead of parliamentary elections in France, Germany, Holland and Norway among others; the continuation of QE against increasing questions over its success; the return of Greece’s inability to repay its debt.

Brexit is not the only concern for anyone doing business with, or investing directly in companies based on the continent.

One consistent constituent in all of this is the single currency, and the euro’s relative strength against sterling in particular for Portfolio Adviser readers.

So how important is the currency conundrum for fund managers? How much do they consider, if at all, the sources of the earnings of the companies they invest in?

Let's ask them...

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Gary Corcoran


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Gary Corcoran is the editorial director for Portfolio Adviser, International Adviser and Fund Selector Asia. He is also programme director and chairman for events hosted across the UK, South Africa, Middle East and Asia. Gary joined Last Word Media in August 2006 as the launch editor of Portfolio Adviser, having previously worked at Bacon & Woodrow, Legal & General, FT Business and MSM International.



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