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Press releases

KBL epb outlines midyear investment perspectives

12 July 2016

  • Global GDP expected to expand by 3% in 2016; eurozone full-year growth anticipated to reach 1.5%
  • Pace of UK expansion to decline following Brexit vote, while Japan to remain sluggish; emerging-market commodity exporters to witness slight recovery
  • Equity markets to experience continued volatility; fixed-income opportunities remain limited
  • Potential promise identified in global real estate, while gold holds appeal as safe haven and hedge against currency devaluations

    KBL epb 2015 net profit rises 22%

    28 April 2016

  • Group full-year net profit reaches €81 million; revenues rise to €548 million
  • Private banking assets under management increase 8% to €49 billion

    KBL epb expands Dutch footprint with acquisition of Insinger de Beaufort

    12 April 2016

  • Luxembourg-headquartered group indicates intention to merge Insinger de Beaufort with Theodoor Gilissen, member of KBL epb
  • Combined Dutch business AuMs to rise to over €20 billion, becoming one of strongest pure-play private banks in Netherlands
  • Third recent acquisition by KBL epb, following transactions in Belgium and UK over past 18 months

    KBL epb unveils 2016 global investment outlook

    06 January 2016

  • High level of asset-price correlation creating systemic challenges for investors worldwide
  • Non-traditional investment vehicles witnessing increased appeal as part of broader portfolio diversification strategy
  • European & Japanese shares likely to outperform, supported by positive macroeconomic trends
  • Commodity prices could finally begin slow ascent; EUR/USD cross rate expected to stabilize