What you’re used to might not prevail: Neo-nationalism Era

Eric Lonergan   06/07/2017   Comments Off on What you’re used to might not prevail: Neo-nationalism Era

Political developments have dominated market commentary for much of the last two years. However, such commentary is often overly focused on short term considerations: trying to forecast short term price moves around elections, or considering which areas of the market will be the winners and losers from particular polices. In many ways events such as Brexit and Trump’s US victory have shown how misguided this approach can be.

As we have discussed in the past on this blog, we believe that the true importance of political developments lie in their longer term impact. In this video, Eric discusses the role of politics in influencing the investment regime and importantly how political change can tear up our conventional views on risk, correlations, and long term return properties of assets. A longer discussion of this topic can be found here.


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About the author, Eric Lonergan

Eric Lonergan joined M&G in 2006 as a member of Dave Fishwick’s multi asset team. Eric is currently manager of the M&G Episode Defensive Fund, launched in September 2012, as well as co-manager of the M&G Episode Macro Fund, launched in 2010. Prior to joining M&G, Eric was managing director and head of macro research at JP Morgan Cazenove. He has a BA in politics, philosophy and economics from Pembroke College, Oxford, and an MSc in economics from the London School of Economics.