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Multi-Asset Blog - Contrarian investing in Eastern Europe

29 September 2017

Will Bartleet, CIO and Portfolio Manager of Pacific Multi-Asset
Opportunities in Eastern Europe

Contrarian investing is often thought of as being like catching a falling knife: looking for assets that are tumbling and heroically buying into them at the bottom. Like all dangerous games, you can sometimes play and look like a hero, but more often than not you come off worse for wear. Our approach to contrarian investing is not to fight the herd, but rather to look elsewhere for great opportunities that are just off most investors’ radar screens.

One equity market that meets this approach is Eastern Europe, comprising of Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic. Not part of Europe, so ignored by European investors, but not big enough to grab the full attention of many emerging market investors. 

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Emerging Markets Viewpoints - September

11 September 2017

Latest Emerging Market Viewpoints
From Matt Linsey and the North of South Capital team

The big shock for most investors this year has been the weakness of the U.S. dollar. It had become consensus that the U.S. Federal Reserve would begin the process of shrinking its balance sheet and increasing interest rates in a more aggressive fashion in reaction to an expanding economy and aggressive fiscal spending by the Trump administration. 

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