With U.S. stocks trading at near-record highs, equity investors looking for the biggest bang for their buck should instead head overseas, according to Stephen Parker, head of multiasset strategies at JPMorgan Private Bank.
"We have benefited from our U.S. bias over the last few years, but we have been steadily increasing allocations to international markets in portfolios," said Parker, whose firm oversees $935 billion in assets.
Parker told CNBC's "Halftime Report" on Wednesday that he is focusing on Europe.
"Europe is no longer trading at distressed valuations, but European companies have a lot of operating leverage on the earnings front if we get even modest growth," he said. "While profit margins in the US.. remain near record levels, European margins have not recovered since the crisis."
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