Tokyo based boutique equity research house Koyal Group today announced plans to focus on the Asian stock markets throughout the second and third quarters of 2013 citing investor concerns over European growth potential.
May 10, 2013 - TOKYO, Japan -- Today's statement from the Asian equities researcher will come as no surprise to many investors as European stock markets are at present verging upon reaching their 2007 highs, and seen by many investment analysts to hold little potential for growth in the immediate future. The FTSE 100 Index is already trading above 6600 points, so for many growth investors this represents little value compared with the potential capital growth that could be capitalised upon within Asia at the current time.
Mr Stephen Cole, Koyal Group's Director of Private Equity gave comment on today's announcement saying "growth fears within the wider investment community will no doubt ensure minimal progress for the European markets over this next quarter, and I along with our Head of Investment Analysis Mr Nathan Andrews, firmly believe that more safe, stable and secure investments can be found in Asia at this current time. That is not to say that there are no viable investments in Europe, because of course there are".
Mr Joseph Samuels Jnr, Head of Principle Investments at Koyal Group also commented on the announcement saying "the global investment dynamic has changed massively over these past years. It used to be that European and US blue chip stocks were where investors could rely on stability and a regular dividend, but now we have stable emerging market stocks outperforming them and paying strong dividends too, so countries like Brazil, Russia, India and especially China have become increasingly attractive to those investors with international portfolios".
It was made abundantly clear in today's announcement that Koyal Group is still constantly reviewing the global markets, and will never be restricted solely to one geographic region when looking for undervalued equities, but as Senior Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions, Mr Peter Keller said today "The Asian markets simply offer a better risk ratio across the board at this time, so Koyal Group will be focusing much of its efforts on looking for undervalued equities here until such time as the European markets become more attractive to us".