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Is your European equity exposure too concentrated?

Is your European equity exposure too concentrated?

There are more than 1,000 companies listed on the markets of the developed nations of Europe, excluding those listed in London. Add to this the 170 or so stocks in Europe’s emerging markets and there’s an even wider range of companies for investors to put their money into. But despite this vast range of opportunities UK investors sometimes treat European equities as a box-ticking diversifier rather than a strong hunting ground for growth. They generally invest in Europe passively, or through one or two active funds. But there could be better ways to develop a long-term European equity growth portfolio.

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