Geopolitics

Opportunity or threat?

A new world of disorder

Political risk appears to be increasing in the developed world, a development that calls for a new approach by investors. Rather than seeking an apparent safe haven in times of strife, it will become more important to seek broader exposure to a range of assets, while managing the downside risks.

A volatile world

Investors often overreact to geopolitical shocks, selling assets quickly before assessing the likely long-term impact. This can create opportunities for informed investors who stay invested and/or exploit the investment opportunities created by market uncertainty. Note: Views are from investment professionals located in the UK.
Note: Views are from investment professionals located in the UK.

How geopolitical risk is redefining the concept of safe havens

Nick Samouilhan (Senior Fund Manager, Multi-Assets), Peter Fitzgerald (Global Head of Multi-Assets), Trevor Leydon (Head of Investment Risk and Portfolio Construction) and Stewart Robertson (Senior Economist) discuss the impact of geopolitical risk on financial markets.

Investment professionals listed are members of AIA/AIC's Participating Affiliate, Aviva Investors Global Services Limited (“AIGSL”).
Note: Views are from investment professionals located in the UK.