Ann Steele, Senior Fund Manager European Equities at Threadneedle, is visiting the US this week to give her view about European equity markets. Steele will meet with institutional investors in New York and Miami, on the 4th, 5th and 6th of March.
“The economic outlook for Europe continues to improve. Rhetoric from the European Central Bank remains supportive, while the economic backdrop across the single-currency zone has improved, notably in Germany and to a lesser extent in some of the peripheral economies”, highlights Steele. At the company level, Steele believes that the outlook remains encouraging, and continues to find good long-term opportunities in selected European equities, particularly those with robust earnings prospects and pricing power. “There is increasing interest in companies with strong domestic European operations which can benefit from the improving environment, rather than relying on stronger growth in emerging markets and elsewhere.”
Ann Steele joined Threadneedle in 2009 as a senior fund manager in the European equity team. Ann manages the Threadneedle Pan European strategy and various segregated mandates. Prior to joining Threadneedle, Ann worked at Pictet Asset Management, where she managed a number of institutional funds and oversaw significant growth in assets. She has also held senior investment positions at Gartmore and Henderson.
Ann graduated with LLB (Hons) and BMus (Hons) at University of Glasgow.