8. Jumping on Eurostar to unearth investment gems

Europe's a huge continent with many different economies, which means there are also any number of undiscovered companies in which to invest. James Sym, manager of Schroder European Alpha Income fund talks to us about his travels to Europe - visiting factories, as well as head quarters - to find these hidden gems. He also tells us why he thinks there will be increased demand for oil [jump to 6:27] and why the European consumer is stronger than many believe.
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When we think about companies paying dividends, we usually think about the big UK names we are familiar with. Schroder European Alpha Income is one of just a handful of funds that invest in European dividend-paying companies instead [jump to 1:24]. Find out why manager James Sym believes the European economy could re-accelerate and why populism is a double-edged sword [jump to 11:23].

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