Mar 13, 2017
LGT with record net asset inflows in 2016
LGT continued on its successful course in the 2016 financial year. Group profit for the full year rose 9% to CHF 230.0 million, despite a challenging market environment and further investments in business growth. Net asset inflows totaled CHF 11.7 billion, which corresponds to continued strong growth of 9%. The successful completion of the LGT Vestra acquisition contributed an additional CHF 8.0 billion in client assets. Assets under management increased 18% to CHF 152.1 billion.
Mar 29, 2017
LGT Navigator: Official Brexit start
After having signed the Brexit trigger letter yesterday, UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May will today formally initiate a two-year round of talks to leave the European Union. The yet uncertain Brexit process should be accomplished within this time frame. As the Scottish Parliament voted in favor of a second independence referendum, the negotiations with Brussels are guaranteed to be eventful.
Mar 28, 2017
LGT Navigator: German spring fever
Surveys are showing splendid mood in German executive suites: The Munich based Ifo Institute’s business climate index climbed to 112.3 points in March, the strongest value since 2011. Although economists were expecting a stagnation of this most important German early indicator, the survey of around 7000 executives confirmed their positive market sentiment. “The upswing in the German economy is gaining impetus”, driven by a ”renewed upturn in demand”, confirms Ifo President Clemens Fuest.
Mar 22, 2017
LGT Beacon: Globally consistent reflationary signals
The initial investor euphoria about the new US administration’s economic policy plans seems to be fading, prompting some strategists to warn that the post-election “reflation trade” could unravel soon. However, the reflation theme clearly preceded the US election. As long as its global drivers remain intact, a lack of new US policy impulses will probably not suffice to reverse this trend.