BVTV: Italian election special

6 min read 19 Feb 18

Summary: With the European economy growing at its fastest pace for a decade – and with Italy itself seeing an impressive return to growth – the uncertainty of an Italian election is something investors will be keeping a close eye on. The country goes to the polls on 4 March, although the outcome is unpredictable with many observers expecting a hung parliament and no outright winner.

To discuss the potential ramifications of all this I am joined in the studio by our resident Italians, Carlo Putti from our fixed interest team and Graziano Creperio from our multi-asset team. We will consider some of the key risks that investors need to keep in mind, as well as some of the potential investment opportunities that could present themselves both leading up to and after the vote.

By Nicolo Carpaneda

The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause prices to fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount you invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.

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