Mobius: Fear of Volatility is Biggest Risk to Returns

Emerging markets guru Mark Mobius has said that while volatility creates opportunities for fund managers, investors get spooked and that threatens returns

Emma Wall 12 May, 2015 | 1:08PM

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Volatility may create investment opportunities – but it spooks investors, causing them to crystalise losses warns emerging markets veteran investor Mark Mobius.

Mobius, who has been investing in stock markets for three decades, said that market volatility was worse now than it has been in the past, thanks to quantitative easing. The Franklin Templeton fund manager was speaking at the Morningtar Investment Conference when he highlighted the huge volume of cash that has flooded global markets from money printing in the US, UK, Japan and now the Eurozone.

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