Date: Thursday 14 March 2019
Time: 8:30am registration, 9:00am – 10:30am event
Venue: Marsh, Tower Place, London, EC3R 5BU
Rising geopolitical and geo-economic tensions “represent the most urgent global risks at present”, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2019.
Continuing US-China tensions, Brexit uncertainty and changes within the Eurozone, the future of Iran’s and North Korea’s nuclear programs, and deepening tensions between Russia and the West, are set to make 2019 a particularly volatile year.
Join us for an overview of these geopolitical risks and to find out how they might affect your operations, assets, contracts, or investments. We’ll highlight the key geopolitical events to watch for (including those currently off the news cycle radar), and we’ll look at how these events might play out over the coming months. This event will also explore key themes such as protectionism and the reversal of globalisation.
- What are the implications of global trade tensions?
- What are the main geopolitical flashpoints?
- How will slowdowns in major economies affect global supply chains?
- How can geopolitical risk be analysed and mitigated?
Speakers and panellists:
- Joe Blenkinsopp, Global Head of Market Development & Distribution, Global Political Risk, Credit & Bond, AXA XL.
- Julian Macey-Dare, Managing Director, Political Risk and Structured Credit, Marsh.
- Yoel Sano, Head of Global Political and Security Risk, Fitch Solutions.
- Peter Sprent, Head of Global Financial Risk, Liberty Specialty Markets.
This event is free to attend and places are offered on a first come first served basis. Register now to reserve your place.
9:05 Political Risks in 2019
- Global trade tensions: implications for the US and the world
- Elections in emerging markets: what is the outlook for reforms?
- Geopolitical flashpoints: where will we see tensions?
- Surprise events: what risks are currently below investors' radars?
Yoel Sano, Head of Global Political and Security Risk, Fitch Solutions.
9:35 Political Risk: Key Themes and Trends
- Action and reaction – “when a major economy sneezes, the world catches a cold”.
- Reversal of globalisation and the rise of protectionism.
- Societal polarisation.
Julian Macey-Dare, Managing Director, Political Risk and Structured Credit, Marsh.
10:05 Q&A and Panel Discussion
10:45 Event ends