Why invest in European equities?

Why invest in European equities?

Ever since the Global Financial Crisis, global economic growth has been sluggish. Europe, burdened by fiscal austerity and the sovereign debt crisis, has been a notable drag in particular. However, we are now seeing a significant shift coming through towards the meaningful use of fiscal tools. The range and size of stimulus packages, both at national and EU level, have gone well beyond what any of us could have envisaged and are likely to have a significant impact on the investment landscape now and in the future.

Europe as an asset class works when we get global economic recovery, and particularly European economic recovery. There are some key themes emerging that should drive structural change and growth across Europe for many years to come: social inequality, climate change and digitalisation.

We discuss these themes in detail in the articles below.

Investment risks

  • The value of investments and any income will fluctuate (this may partly be the result of exchange rate fluctuations) and investors may not get back the full amount invested.

Important information

  • Data as of 15 March 2021 unless stated otherwise.

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