Presentation background from Active Wealth Management:

When constructing investment portfolios for our clients, we think differently. We use a multi-factor approach to ensure we are looking at the bigger picture – market dynamics, economics and geopolitical events – important elements that all contribute to building efficient portfolios and driving returns.

That’s why we invited Dr. Alan Dupont, one of Australia’s best-known strategists and founder of geopolitical risk consultancy firm, the Cognoscenti Group, and international banking expert Felix Stephen to speak to our clients about the new geoeconomic puzzle that is emerging as a consequence of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Over a thought-provoking lunch, Alan and Felix spoke of how the war in Ukraine is driving a once-in-a-century reconfiguration of the world’s geopolitical, economic and financial plumbing, and the effect this new world order will have on market dynamics and its implications for business and investors.

One very important takeaway was the importance of factoring in geopolitical risk into portfolios and long-term strategies. It got us thinking… should geopolitics be the new “G” in ESG?