Our strategies for dealing with geo-political risk

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Charlotte Richards ask managers how political headwinds in both developed and emerging economies are affecting their portfolio construction.

Government and politics have been regular driving forces behind market behaviour for decades. Historically, investors have had to overcome market shifts caused by regulatory changes, reaction to international affairs and labour laws, and news coming out of volatile nations like Iraq and Israel. But recent developments have meant a new form of geo-political risk has emerged: headwinds from developed markets such as the US and eurozone states. In 2012 alone, problems in the eurozone led to social unrest in struggling members Greece and Spain. The financial crisis of 2008 produced ext...

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