A 2016 Boston Consulting Group (BCG) survey of portfolio managers and investment analysts reveals a number of trends. Bearish sentiment is on the rise. Expectations for total returns are modest, investor appetite for dividends and cash payouts has hit its limits, and a desire to see companies use cash to enhance value is growing. getAbstract recommends this short but insightful report to investors and corporate executives seeking a glimpse into how institutional investors view markets and the investment climate.
In this summary, you will learn
- How a rise in market volatility is affecting investor sentiment,
- What broad expectations investors hold for 2016 through 2018 and
- Why companies should focus on fundamentals to appeal to changing investor preferences.
About the Authors
Julien Ghesquieres et al. are professionals with the Boston Consulting Group.