Beyond Bulls & Bears

EU election ushers in uncertainty and volatility
Fixed Income

EU election ushers in uncertainty and volatility

The European Parliament election resulted in expected gains for far-right parties—and an unexpected decision by French President Emmanuel Macron to call a national election on June 30. David Zahn, Franklin Templeton’s Head of European Fixed Income, discusses why the campaign in France will contribute to market volatility and may be pivotal for the European Union (EU).

Liz Truss to be new British prime minister
Fixed Income

Liz Truss to be new British prime minister

David Zahn, Franklin Templeton's Head of European Fixed Income, offers some initial thoughts on the market implications of the election of new UK Prime Minister Liz Truss. 

On Central Bank Tapering and European Fixed Income
Fixed Income

On Central Bank Tapering and European Fixed Income

As markets try to look past the COVID-19 pandemic, the question of when central bank support will be withdrawn is a critical one. David Zahn, our Head of European Fixed Income, discusses the implications of potential tapering of asset purchase programmes, and what it means for fixed income investors.

European Fixed Income Finds Central Bank Support
Fixed Income

European Fixed Income Finds Central Bank Support

As Europe’s economy continues to recover from COVID-19, it appears the central bank will remain accommodative, but for how long? Our Head of European Fixed Income David Zahn shares his views.