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France

Despite interest rates being at all-time lows, the savings market appears to be at an all-time high. It might seem counter-intuitive, but the low interest rate era is having little impact on French investors' propensity to save — the household savings rate is, in fact, 1% higher than …

Market Focus

Guarded optimism

After a bumpy start to the month, the Swiss Market Index, along with other markets, rallied thereafter, gaining 1.4% by the end of October. Swiss investors, apparently trusting in the resilience of economic indicators, continued shopping for equities, topping European sales in this category with a healthy net …

Distributor commentary
“I think that the low-interest-rate environment will have an effect in this regard, in that it should lead to the launch of products that suit the requirements a of such a scenario. Other factors that could come into play would be the carrying out of structural reforms in countries - Greece, for example - where such measures have yet to be effected, and the removal of political risk as a threat to market stability over the next few years. ”
Drivers of change: Spain, Funds of funds management

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