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Positive Performance in European Utilities, Energy and Infrastructure
Radio Feature 56: Isabel Serra in conversation with Sona Blessing
 
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
radio Isabel Serra is Founding Partner and CEO of Madrid based Cygnus Asset Management, which manages over USD300 million.
She has 20 years of experience in the finance industry and shares her insights on the benefits of investing in utilities and the energy sectors in Europe and particularly in Spain.
She also elaborates on how the Cygnus Utilities Fund has achieved a positive performance of +6.60% in 2012 and why utilities have defied being tagged as a defensive play...

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Positive Performance in European Utilities, Energy and Infrastructure

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  • Q1 - So Isabel, why have you chosen to invest in utilities?

    Duration: 01:13 


  • Q2 - What is the market capitalisation of these sectors and what are the opportunities it presents?

    Duration: 00:38 


  • Q3 - The European utilities sector declined almost 40% in 2008. This seems to go against conventional wisdom that utilities are a defensive sector. Could you elaborate?

    Duration: 01:01 


  • Q4 - (a) Which sub-sectors do you trade, and do you only trade listed equities?
    (b) How do you define “beta”?

    Duration: 02:06 


  • Q5 - How is your strategy coping with a bleak and global recessionary outlook?

    Duration: 00:39 


  • Q6 - Despite the negative headlines, where do you see the opportunities in Spain?

    Duration: 00:35 



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