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How to find a safe haven in Europe

MSCI looks at how equity investors can find European stocks that offer some protection against the current volatility buffering markets. Zoltán Nagy and Oleg Ruban examine how the Barra Europe Equity model (EUE3) can be used to help identify stocks that are less sensitive to the unfavorable movements in troubled countries. Using the covariance matrix […]
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Pipes over promises

The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is shunning European sovereign bonds, with the $152.8-billion fund’s head of investment saying European infrastructure offers far more attractive risk/return opportunities. Mark Wiseman, CPPIB’s executive vice-president of investments, told delegates at last week’s Milken Institute Global Conference 2012 in Los Angeles that the fund had chosen not to […]
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Macro risks remain dominant: Cambridge

Macro-economic risks remain the biggest investment concern this year, while certain distressed assets will present the best opportunities, according to managing director of Cambridge Associates, Sandra Urie. “The dislocation in European markets has already created investment opportunities across different credit markets, and we believe these may expand as the pace of European bank deleveraging accelerates,” […]