5/18/2021 12:00:00 AM

What’s driving strong growth in Europe?

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Europe’s market upswing is beating expectations, but why?

Three main factors are driving growth and providing investment opportunities for Pie Funds.

Although continental Europe is lagging behind the UK in the speed of the Covid vaccine roll out, the recovery from the crisis is so far better than expected across the entire region. Recent signs of industrial manufacturing, demand for workers and confidence in the service sector all point towards a rapid rebound.  

Also contributing is the European Green Deal, a growth strategy to make Europe’s economy sustainable. This brings widespread regulation and legislation and will create many jobs in new high-tech industries such as renewable energies, sustainable buildings, and efficiencies in resource use. 

Germany’s elections are in September too. Germany is the powerhouse of Europe yet will be losing its long-term stable chancellor Angela Merkel who is retiring. The most likely result will be a continuation of her party coalition in power with increased influence from the Green Party. We think this will result in sustainable favourable market conditions, like simpler taxes, more housing planning, and a digital push in healthcare, while also accelerating the Green Deal agenda. 

Our active management strategy means we can be nimble and take advantage of opportunities in growth companies and sectors abroad. This is further supported by our Pie global research team on the ground in London. Pie’s investment team keeps a close eye on market conditions as part of this active management strategy, which helps us build wealth for our clients.

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Pie’s Growth UK & Europe Fund:

+ Hand-picked companies through active management
Invest globally through quality companies hand-picked by the Pie investment team.

+ Long-term capital growth
Pie’s UK & Europe Fund aims to deliver long-term capital growth. Diversify your investments through exposure to these strong markets.

+ An equities research team in London
Our specialist researchers find opportunities in UK & European sectors. Their strength in detailed analysis helps select strong companies.

+ Unique exposure to opportunities
Expand your portfolio through quality companies and sectors, including some that are difficult for retail investors to access. Pie’s UK & Europe Fund gives this exciting investment opportunity.

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