The world has changed

Paul Wild, manager of the JOHCM Continental European Fund, gives his take on the Coronavirus-driven sell-off. 

  • Paul Wild
23 Mar 2020
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  • Continental European equity markets have suffered their sharpest ever sell-off in recent weeks as earnings visibility has evaporated.
  • We should all prepare ourselves and our portfolios for the possibility that freedom of movement restrictions may last for rather longer than is widely expected.
  • But we anticipate a strong market recovery once the signs emerge that the pandemic is under control, although we will remain vigilant in the coming month or two when we expect headlines concerning corporate gridlock to dominate.


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