Asian investors reluctant to commit to European equities

Asian investors, focused on the short-term, are reluctant to increase exposure to the euro.

ABN Amro Asset Management is currently trying to drum up interest in European equities among investors in Asia, but is finding clients reluctant to deepen their exposure because of fears the euro will continue to lose value.

Felix Lanters, Amsterdam-based head of European equity investments, this week visited clients in Singapore and Hong Kong, and next week moves on to Taipei and Tokyo. His message is that now is the time to get into Europe, but he says so...

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