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Gast-AutorIn / Guest Author am 28th November 2017

Emerging markets – not a pure commodities story any longer


Gabriela Tinti was interviewed by Dieter Kerschbaum, Erste AM Communications.


The global economy is experiencing significant growth, and the emerging markets have felt the increased economic growth rates as well. Even in problematic countries such as Brazil or Russia, the situation has been picking up due to the increased oil price.

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Gast-AutorIn / Guest Author am 17th November 2017

China on the way to new strength

Xinhua / Eyevine /

Impressions of a trip to Beijing
Author: Thomas Oposich, Senior Fundmanager Fixed Income funds

Driving through Beijing you will see megalomania without limits – in houses, traffic, and people. A trip in a tuk-tuk, which looks like a motorcycle on three wheels, allows you a short glance into the past. It is at these moments that the rift between rich and poor becomes obvious.

Irrespective of the opposites in the social strata, the eyes are looking towards the future of the metropolis, home to millions. Led by the government, plans are to take the country to new strength. The control exercised especially in the area of infrastructure and with respect to property prices is enormous.

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Gast-AutorIn / Guest Author am 18th October 2017

IMF-meetings in Washington: positive outlook for emerging markets



Guest Author: Felix Dornaus, Senior Fund Manager


The following points reflect my impressions at the presentations that I attended at the IMF-meetings in Washington from 12 to 15 October 2017.

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Gast-AutorIn / Guest Author am 16th October 2017

Dividend shares with new momentum

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Author: Dieter Kerschbaum, Communications Specialist Österreich


Half a year ago we launched a new equity fund, which offers an investment opportunity in global equities with a stable dividend yield above market average. At the same time, we take into account criteria of sustainability as well as social and ethical criteria in the stock picking process. We spoke with Alexander Sikora-Sickl, who is responsible for the investment process, about the performance since the launch of the fund and about the environment for dividend shares.

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Gast-AutorIn / Guest Author am 05th October 2017

Renmimbi – a managed currency


Guest author: Jenny Teng, Senior Fund Manager


Jenny Teng is senior fund manager in the equity team of Erste AM. Born in China she is employed since 2008 at ERSTE-SPARINVEST and responsible for the Asian equity markets.




Long enough we have heard about the depreciation of Chinese currency Renmimbi (RMB), but this year RMB has showed rather unusual movements.

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Gast-AutorIn / Guest Author am 15th September 2017

European bank shares picking up

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Autor: Tamas Menyhart, Fund Manager Equities, Erste Asset Management


After years of drought, European bank shares have shown a solid performance in the year to date. Read more
Gast-AutorIn / Guest Author am 05th September 2017

US debt ceiling keeping the financial markets on their toes

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Author: Felix Dornaus, Senior Fundmanager

The Trump administration should be keeping the financial markets on their toes in the coming weeks. Yet again, the issue is the government debt which will soon reach its statutory maximum.

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Gast-AutorIn / Guest Author am 04th September 2017

Tailwind for biotechnology companies

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Author: Harald Kober, Senior Fundmanager

“Breather” coming to an end

Biotechnology shares have been among the top performers in the past ten years. After the above-average performance from 2010 to the beginning of 2015, hedge funds set off a consolidation that is now coming to an end. The NASDAQ biotechnology index, the most important barometer for biotech shares, has gained 25% in the year to date (source: Reuters Datastream, as of 31 August 2017). Read more
Gast-AutorIn / Guest Author am 16th August 2017

German car (emission) cartel excluded from responsible investment universe

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Author: Walter Hatak, Research Analyst


Did VW, Audi, Porsche, Daimler, and BMW collude to form a cartel? Did they deliberately try to suspend competition? The media seem to have discovered a violation of anti-trust law, and their research suggests a link between the diesel emissions scandal and the agreements reached in joint task groups.


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Gast-AutorIn / Guest Author am 14th July 2017

Alternative investment strategies: part 3

Christian Süttinger, Senior Fund Manager

Author: Christian Süttinger
Senior Fund Manager Multi Asset Management

In Part two of this series on alternative investment strategies, we described the most important strategies “trend following”, “global macro”, and “long/short equity”. In this Part three, we will be looking at approaches that are less well-known but equally tried and tested.

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