Politics and Policies
In 2016, the Leave vote in the UK’s EU referendum and the victory of Republican candidate Donald Trump in the US election reflected the rise of the anti-establishment and anti-globalisation sentiment in Europe and the US. In Citi analysts’ view, Vox Populi risks continue to rise given sluggish growth, rising inequality and low social mobility.
In 2017, a number of events on the political calendar may crystallize these risks. They include the general election in the Netherlands, the presidential election in France and the general election in Germany.
- Unexpected political outcomes can trigger asset classes and sector rotations
- Investors who attempt to “time” the market and exploit key events run the risk of severely underperforming when the markets turn
- Citi analysts are underweight European equities given the long list of political hurdles in 2017
- Citi advocate that investors stay invested maintain a diversified portfolio and keep a long term perspective, in line with your investment goals and horizon
Citi Outlook 2017: Reflation, Rotation & Risks
Last year’s UK referendum and US presidential election were surprising and in fact, little short of unforgettable. The results now behind us, what lies on the investment horizon for 2017?
On 2 February in London, our specialists will present Citi’s Outlook for the year ahead. We’ll also be hearing from key fund house partners, who’ll discuss the risks and prospects that lie in store for your investments.
Please register for the event via your Relationship Manager. If you are interested in becoming a Citigold client and would like to register your interest for the event, please call 0207 500 1992 (9AM – 5PM Mon-Fri).
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