Investing in Europe: could Europe outpace the US in coming years?

Alistair Wittet, co-manager of Comgest Growth Europe ex UK, discusses the EU Recovery Plan and longterm prospects for Europe [0:15] alongside trade war concerns with Asia [2:01] and what recent Dollar weakness means for European holdings [3:25]. Alistair also explains why the fund likes household names Lindt Chocolate and Heineken [4:51], the double-edged sword that is family owned businesses [7:08] and lastly why the environment is a key stakeholder when looking where to invest [8:15].

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