Investment strategy of Shareholders

What strategy does KBC follow for your investment portfolio? And where can you find information about our approach?

Investment strategy of Shareholders

What strategy does KBC follow for your investment portfolio? And where can you find information about our approach?

Investment strategy

KBC keeps its finger on the pulse of the financial markets in order to build the best possible investment portfolio for you. The KBC investment strategy offers a concise overview of the current financial and economic climate and the resulting investment decisions.  

How can you keep up to date?

Monthly video

Each month, a Dutch video is published that gives a clear view of the economic and financial markets. A specialist discusses any changes in strategy and goes through the investment decisions for the month in question.

The KBC Investment Strategy in brief

How do we see the world?

Slowdown or stabilisation?

  • Business confidence falls from previous high
  • Labour market underpins consumer spending in the US
  • Growth in the euro area revised upward
  • Chinese data still surprising on the upside

Rising tensions drive oil price higher!

  • Not structurally higher > Drop expected
  • Limited inflationary pressure… but Fed stays the course
  • Support interest-rate scenario

Markets still nervous due to same reasons

Strong first quarter expected

What are we doing in the portfolios?

Asset allocation?

  • Shares above their benchmark level
    • Strong global economy, flexible monetary policy and robust earnings outlook but…
    • ...shares are not cheap
  • Bonds below their benchmark level, to the benefit of cash

Which preferences within the share component?

  • Euro area (Germany) and emerging Asian markets
  • High dividends and family businesses form a solid foundation
  • Water exhibits long-term growth potential

What about bonds?

  • Preference for cash over government bonds
  • Search for returns through high-interest and convertible bonds


  • Limit maturities of interest-bearing assets

Strategie & Accenten e-zine (Strategy & Focus e-zine)

Looking to get regular updates of events on the stock markets? The 'Strategie & Accenten' e-zine explains the KBC Investment Strategy and provides personal finance tips. Be quick off the mark and check out this digital magazine on our website or the app (for your tablet), only available in French and Dutch.

Download the 'Strategie & Accenten' app

Focus and theme sheets

In search of promising investment opportunities or looking to place a certain emphasis in your investment portfolio? The focus areas below provide near-term investment opportunities and the themes identify opportunities for the longer term.

Short-term focuses

Medium-term themes

Advisory texts

Our latest insights into various investment topics are given below. Use them to your benefit.

Asset classes

Bond markets

Bond themes

Regions and stock markets

Sectors and stock markets

Themes and stock markets

Alternative investments

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