Shift to optimism at London roadshow
Greece constitutes one of the most "optimistic investment narratives" and the biggest recovery story for foreign portfolios and international fund managers at the moment. This was the strongest message to come out of the meetings that representatives of funds and international investment banks had with Finance Minister Christos Staikouras and senior officials of Athens-listed companies in the context of this year's London roadshow organized by Hellenic Exchanges.
That is also the message emerging from the intentions and moves of major investment entities such as Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe - one of the strongest US funds - in the sector of Greek tourism, illustrating that confidence in Greece's investment environment has returned.
Sources say that the interest in the 14th annual roadshow in London was strong, with a high level of participation and a busy...