Practical analysis for investment professionals

Eurozone


Post-Brexit: Tools to Reset Your Narrative

However bad you think a given development is, it is worth remembering that the productive step is to put your focus in a positive place. Real businesses were built during the Great Depression. People made money during the financial crisis. Despite myriad predictions to the contrary, the sun still rises every day in the east.

The Brexit Results: What Happened, What’s Next?

The United Kingdom’s official exit from the European Union (EU) will be a long and uncertain process. Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty governs a departure from the union, but provides few guidelines.

Survey Anticipates Negative Brexit Effect

Though the post-Brexit referendum era is still in its early stages, the initial developments in the aftermath of the vote are in keeping with the results of a recent CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK survey.

Brexit: Should They Stay or Should They Go?

What is the upcoming Brexit referendum all about? Is the United Kingdom better off staying in or leaving the European Union (EU)? Does it even matter? For insight on these questions, we polled CFA institute Financial NewsBrief readers.

Are Investors Expecting Too Much from Infrastructure?

Infrastructure is seen as an attractive proposition, not only because of its (in some sectors) double-digit returns in a low-yield environment but also because it offers diversification opportunities coupled with reliable earnings and consistent cash flows. Infrastructure can also be used for liability matching and inflation hedging (given that inflation tends to be built into the revenue stream of projects).

For Investors, Uncertainty Reigns

Investment professionals have had ample reason to reach for the antacid in the past week.

Weekend Reads for Global Investors: What’s Next for Greece?

By the time you read this, we should know if the European finance ministers reached a deal Thursday to address the Greece situation. Either way, most believe that the "Greek tragedy" is unlikely to have a happy ending. And this situation bears watching because the end game will have significant implications for Greece, Europe, and the rest of the world.

Martin Wolf on the Eurozone, the ECB, and General Investment Woes

Gustavo Teruel, CFA, recently spoke with Martin Wolf of the Financial Times about his latest book, recent developments in the eurozone, and the global investing outlook more generally.

Take 15: Can Germany Save the Eurozone? (Video)

Kai A. Konrad, director at the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, shares his views on the eurozone including why Germany may not have the economic force necessary to save the eurozone.

Prospects for the Eurozone: It Won’t Be Germany to the Rescue

Kai Konrad painted a picture of troubled states increasingly doubtful of the European Union, warning “don’t expect much from Germany.”



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