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Paul Severin am 29th March 2018

Diversification – why you should not put all your eggs into one basket for Easter!

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“Don’t put all your eggs into one basket” – who has not heard this old stock market adage. With Easter approaching, we are having a closer look with the latest figures.

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Gast-AutorIn / Guest Author am 20th March 2018

Knowing the Future: parallels between weather and financial forecasting

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Rosmarie De Witt, ZAMG

Google ‚forecasting future‘, and over 28 million hits appear. Clearly, knowing what will happen before it happens is big business: from financial markets to the weather, and anything in between, says Rosmarie de Wit, Austrian center for meteorology  (ZAMG).

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Gerold Permoser am 19th February 2018

How does inflation work? – Part 2: Inflation drivers

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There are many factors that may affect inflation. Also, the weights of certain factors may vary across countries. Take the development of the exchange rate, for example.

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Harald Egger am 26th July 2017

Style management in practice: part 2

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Having defined and explained various management styles in equity management in part 1, we will now have a look at the specific styles and their return/risk ratio over time.

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Harald Egger am 20th July 2017

Style management in practice: part 1

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A clear sense of style is not only important in fashion, but more and more so in equity management as well. But what does “style” mean in equity management? Do stylistic preferences change over time, like in fashion? If so, what triggers those changes? Questions upon questions, but before we go into detail in part 2 of this series, let us first clarify what we mean by style(s):

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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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Gast-AutorIn / Guest Author am 03rd July 2017

Alternative investment strategies: part 2

Christian Süttinger, Senior Fund Manager

Author: Christian Süttinger
Senior Fund Manager Multi Asset Management

After illustrating what alternative strategies are in part 1 of this series, how they work, and what benefits and disadvantages they come with, we would now like to discuss some of the most important representatives of this set of strategies. In the following strategies (also called hedge funds), the majority of the capital invested is allocated to alternative models.

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Johann Griener am 27th June 2017

Financial know-how – this is how an equity fund works

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Shares (equities) and equity funds – the same or not?

Only a small minority of Austrians invest directly or indirectly (via equity funds) in shares. Is it the fear of losses or the lack of knowledge about this asset class that make investors shy away from it? In this blog entry, I would like to give you an overview of the features of shares and equity funds.

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Gast-AutorIn / Guest Author am 16th June 2017

Alternative investment strategies: part 1

Christian Süttinger, Senior Fund Manager

Author: Christian Süttinger
Senior Fund Manager Multi Asset Management

In the USA, gradually rising interest rates have already become reality. In Europe and in another large economic area, i.e. Japan, the subdued economic development has prevented interest rates from increasing to date. The European Central Bank manages interest rates in such a way as to support the economic upswing and the cohesion of the Eurozone.

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Paul Severin am 19th May 2017

The best global equity funds under one roof

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Markus Jandrisevits has been the manager of our global flagship equity fund ESPA BEST OF WORLD since 28 February 2002. The performance to date is impressive on an international scale. I asked Markus what was special about his investment approach and how he has positioned himself in the current stock market phase of high political risks.

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