Summary of In a Tough Market, Investors Seek New Ways to Create Value

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A rise in volatility is increasing bearish sentiment among portfolio managers and analysts.


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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.


According to a survey of more than 700 portfolio managers and investment analysts, a rise in global market volatility is driving bearish behaviors among investors. Four major trends emerged from the BCG survey: Bearish sentiment vaulted about 70% from 2015 to 2016 – Some ...
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Julien Ghesquieres et al. are professionals with the Boston Consulting Group.

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