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European stocks opened higher on Wednesday amid hopes that the European Central Bank (ECB) and the People's Bank of China (PBoC) could provide stimulus to boost economic growth.
Troy Gayeski, senior portfolio manager at Skybridge Capital, says he is not investing in "highly speculative" stocks such as technology equities.
Inga Beale, CEO of Lloyd's of London, said it is a "great honor" to be the head of the company.
Philippe Jabre, founder and CIO of Jabre Capital Partners, says the hedge fund is fully invested in European stocks as it predicted the European Central Bank will provide more stimulus which would push equities higher.
Maria Pinelli, global strategic growth markets leader at EY, says Asia is leading the way with the highest number of IPOs in 2014.
Inga Beale, CEO of Lloyd's of London, said 2013 was an "outstanding" year for the company as it was a "benign" year for claims.
Lothar Mentel, chief investment officer at Tatton Investment Management, says equity markets will not see the gains posted last year.
CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi reports on the U.K. government's plans to sell another 7.5 percent of its stake in Lloyds Banking Group.
Otto Dichtl, managing director of Stifel Nicolaus Europe, discusses investing in contingent convertible notes and the risk that comes with it.
Lars Machenil, CFO of BNP Paribas, says the company is reducing its exposure to Ukraine, but is focusing its attention on the "dynamic areas" of Poland and Turkey.
Hedge fund managers tell CNBC what their biggest worries for 2014 are.
Barney Singer, head of emerging market FX trading at Nomura, says despite a bearish outlook on China, the Aussie dollar is likely to move higher as the country's economy looks strong.
As the scale of funds being pulled out of Russia becomes clearer, speculation has increased that the government may have to impose capital controls.
HedgePo is an online research tool for investors in hedge funds explains Ryan Kalish, director at HedgePo, adding that over a thousand funds are now actively using the platform.
Andrew McCaffery, global head of hedge funds at Aberdeen Asset Management, comments on hedge funds' performance over the past year and on what makes a good hedge fund.
European stocks opened higher on Tuesday with a cautious rally after concerns over Ukraine and China weighed on European bourses Monday.
Douglas McNeill, investment director at Charles Stanley, explains that the markets have had a strong run so far this decade and that recent "signs of exuberance" should give central banks "pause for thought."
Anthony Skinner, Director, head of MENA at Maplecroft, argues that Turkey is on par with countries like North Korea regarding freedom of the press and discusses the prime minister's policy ahead of elections on Sunday.
The Chinese president, Xi Jinping is to continue his European tour in France where, French companies hope, many trade agreements will be signed, CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi reports.
Colin Hamilton, global head of commodities research at Macquarie Group, says Chinese data will continue to cause a lot of headwinds for basic commodities in the near term and advises how to invest.
Cutmore anchors CNBC’s flagship "Squawk Box" in EMEA; the three-hour show bookends the opening of European equity markets.
Based in London, Tso co-anchors CNBC flagship show in EMEA, Squawk Box, a show that sets the news agenda every trading day.
Sedgwick co-anchors CNBC's flagship program "Squawk Box" (Europe) and is also CNBC's OPEC reporter covering major meetings.