The euro fell to levels last seen in March 2015 last night as Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said he would resign after suffering a worse defeat than expected in the country's referendum on constitutional reform.
John Ricciardi, CEO of Kestrel Investment Partners, takes a closer look at the fallout from recent global political events and the implications for investors in 2017.
Brent trading above $50 a barrel
Unable to implement his policies due to legislation
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Craig Mackenzie, senior investment strategist at Aberdeen Asset Management, on why 2017 offers a slightly hotter dish than 2016, albeit with an extra twist of political uncertainty.
Also boosted by Trump's spending plans
Corporates have the 'firepower' to increase dividends
Shows Brexit was not a "freak" event.
Could benefit oil and gold
Fund managers presenting to delegates at Investment Week's Channel Islands Summit explain how their investment strategies are helping them overcome market headwinds.
Launch date set for 25 November
The increasing popularity of protectionist policies - the practice of individual countries shielding their industries from foreign competition - is growing to become one of the biggest dangers to investors currently, according to a new report.
Plans for fixed income offering
In the immediate aftermath of the last recession and accompanying financial crisis, there was every reason to expect companies to be reticent about embarking on long-term, productivity-enhancing investment programmes.
Managers tell Investment Week about the difficulties of dealing with record low yields in traditional fixed income sectors, and whether areas such as emerging market debt are worth considering.
Gilbert ranked 18th
Considers new asset classes
Henderson/Janus merger start of consolidation
Draw between candidates
Herd mentality in markets
Held high cash levels for three years
There is something of a yawning disconnect between investment rhetoric and portfolio reality when it comes to the knotty issues of ethical and sustainable investing. Lots of financial professionals nod wisely about the importance of ESG factors, and then...