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How financial institutions can navigate a shifting geopolitical order

The geopolitical systems and institutions that formed after the Second World War are coming under fire and a shift in global order is underway, said Erik Brown, a research analyst at the Global Risk Institute, when speaking at the Canadian Investment Review’s Global Investment Conference in September. In particular, China and other emerging markets have […]

While institutional investors generally take for granted the overall global system in which they operate, these days they simply don’t have that luxury, said Jonathan Hausman, managing director and head of global strategic relationships at the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, at an event hosted in Toronto on Wednesday by the Global Risk Institute. “I’d like […]


It’s too early in the rise of populism to determine whether it will turn out to be a secular or a cyclical trend, according to John Denham, chief investment officer at the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. As a result, populism has yet to have a firm affect on overall investment strategies, he noted during a panel at Benefits Canada‘s and […]

Rewind to 2017. It was a very unusual year, with global growth receiving a boost from a combination of ultra-supportive financial conditions, a temporary boom in the global trade cycle and the absence of any adverse political or financial shocks, said Darren Williams, senior vice-president and director of global economic research at AllianceBernstein, speaking at […]