Risk appetite rewarded in early part of the year

4.4.2017

Risk-taking was rewarded in the early part of the year with the equity markets, risky corporate bonds and even alternative asset classes yielding good returns. In the US, equities rose to a new all-time high in early 2017, from which position they retreated somewhat towards the end of March. In Europe, the equity markets continued their upward momentum from last year throughout the first quarter.