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Geopolitical risk and the threat to earnings

March 2017

Managing risk and earnings is challenging, to say the least, and the past year was marked by a level of uncertainty and volatility not seen in modern history. The unexpected outcome of the Brexit vote, terrorist attacks, and the extraordinary elections in the United States and elsewhere around the world point to extreme geopolitical risk.

Whether it is a national referendum like Brexit, a terrorist attack, or a currency devaluation, the consequences of geopolitical risk are extensive, especially considering the high levels of global interconnectivity.

Economic outlooks and indicators
As President Trump takes office and Theresa May sets out her Brexit stall, what might the US and UK economies look like in 2017?