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ECB jumps on the bandwagon to start hiking rates
Fixed Income

ECB jumps on the bandwagon to start hiking rates

The European Central Bank held its June meeting this past week, and while it didn’t raise interest rates this time, it signaled rate hikes would begin in July. David Zahn, our Head of European Fixed Income, offers his take on the meeting, noting the central bank has turned more hawkish than many expected.

Eurovision: Scores of Return Potential
Equity

Eurovision: Scores of Return Potential

Mutual Series Portfolio Managers Katrina Dudley and Mandana Hormozi discuss why Europe deserves renewed attention. They believe newfound stability and unity of the region, its pioneering use of regulation and environmental initiatives and accelerating vaccine rollout provide Europe scores of return potential.

European Fixed Income Finds Central Bank Support
Fixed Income

European Fixed Income Finds Central Bank Support

As Europe’s economy continues to recover from COVID-19, it appears the central bank will remain accommodative, but for how long? Our Head of European Fixed Income David Zahn shares his views.

In The Know: The UK Votes to Leave the EU
Fixed Income

In The Know: The UK Votes to Leave the EU

In the Know: Professionals from Franklin Templeton Investments offer a brief but insightful update on a pressing investment topic. On Thursday, ...

Europe (and Italy’s Rivals) Appear on Road to Recovery

Europe (and Italy’s Rivals) Appear on Road to Recovery

Central Bankers Take Steps Where Politicians Fear to Tread

Central Bankers Take Steps Where Politicians Fear to Tread