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Old-European economies set for growth says US commentator

Old European countries which opposed the conflict in Iraq look to make good investment opportunities according to leading US markets commentator Ken Fisher.

A long-time Forbes Magazine columnist and manager of over US$10bn of investments for institutions and high-net worth individuals, Fisher says the economies of countries such as Germany, France, Switzerland and the Netherlands are twice as much down on those who took part or gave support to the war.

Fisher says those supporting the US coalition such as Australia, Japan, Italy and the UK have fared much better economically than their anti-war neighbours since the conflict finished.

He says: “Amazingly, Germany&#39s stock market became worth less than Canada&#39s and is now worth the same amount. That is shocking when you think about their relative size other ways. The German and French markets together are worth less than the US&#39s four biggest stocks or the UK&#39s biggest 14.”


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Schroders Private Bank – Private Equity Fund of Funds II

SCHRODERS PRIVATE BANK Private Equity Fund of Funds II Type: Investment trust Aim: Growth by investing in a portfolio of 15 to 20 European and US private equity funds. Minimum investment: Lump sum euros 125,000 Investment split: 100% in a portfolio of 15 to 20 European and US private equity funds Place of registration: Dublin […]

Greenshields Picked as MD for Barclays investment division

Barclays has appointed former Zurich UK life chief executive Ray Greenshields as managing director of its investment management division.Greenshields resigned from Zurich last October after less than two years in the job. Prior to that, he was managing director of AMP&#39s financial services division. At Zurich, he oversaw the demise of the Allied Dunbar brand […]

Skandia launches wrap account for IFAs

Skandia is launching a wrap account allowing IFAs to manage their client&#39s Skandia products through one online service. Available free to the 12,000 IFA users of Skandia&#39s extranet at launch in June, the account can be used to manage Skandia&#39s pension, protection and investment bond products while providing access to Skandia Investment Management&#39s portfolio management […]


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