Capital markets brace for French election 'nightmare'

The capital markets have quieted in the run up to the first round of the French presidential election on Sunday, with investors hanging back and positioning themselves to navigate any volatility in the event of what could be a surprise, but nightmarish, result.

  • By Sam Kerr
  • 20 Apr 2017

The polls going into Sunday's vote have been difficult to draw definitive conclusions from, with four candidates poised to reach the second round. Polling shows centrist Emmanuel Macron leading the race with a projected 23% of the vote.

However, far right candidate Marine Le Pen sits just one ...

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1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) 3,319 10 12.84
2 Citi 2,562 6 9.92
3 Goldman Sachs 2,150 3 8.32
4 Credit Suisse 1,822 6 7.05
5 Societe Generale 1,814 4 7.02

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2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 37,631.92 109 11.85%
3 Wells Fargo Securities 32,082.26 89 10.11%
4 JPMorgan 20,969.41 64 6.60%
5 Credit Suisse 16,754.47 44 5.28%