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In today’s turbulent political and economic environment, the need to understand country risk has become even more paramount. Whereas in the past this concern tended to focus on developing countries, the rise of populism in advanced markets has made it a concern to be addressed for all economies.
While traditional measures and indices provide one perspective on risk, they can tend to over accentuate extreme forms of risk such as nationalization. Current populist tendencies in what have been considered to be many low risk counties bring into question what is considered safe or not.
At the same time, increased volatility creates not only challenges but also opportunities. As such, how does one both promote long term risk mitigation strategies and seize upon short terms opportunities?
The session will combine a mix of practitioner and research insights.
• How we need to reconceptualize the idea of country risk and what potential avenues exist for mitigating it
• Senior management, Business Development managers, Strategy managers, Country managers, HQ managers in charge of overseeing foreign subsidiaries