Despite rising tensions and slower growth, volatility made only a blip on the equity markets.
Benjamin Melman, Global CEO of Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management (EDRAM), expects modest but positive returns from all asset classes in 2020.
The European Women on Boards network (EWoB) found out in its 2019 gender diversity index that only 28 out of the Stoxx Europe 600 companies have a female CEO.
The programme of the new coalition government, formed by Spanish socialist political party PSOE and radical left movement Unidas Podemos, divides asset management strategists and economists.
Despite uncertainties and slowed growth, Asia’s mutual fund industry offers several lucrative investment opportunities for asset managers.
SAP, Commerzbank, Aixtron and Flatex were the most traded German stocks in 2019.
The US asset manager has reinforced its position as second main shareholder of Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME) through the month of December 2019.
The Spanish stock exchange had a mixed 2019 – while the trading volume for the entire year went down by 18% (year-on-year), the IBEX35 index posted its best yearly performance since 2013, up by 11.8%.
China’s securities regulator assured that the Shanghai-London Stock Connect is operating normally.
The consultant analysed reports of 1,141 companies from 31 countries and seven countries in 2019. Only 14% of the firms have set specific sustainable development goal targets while 1% measured their progress to reach them.