A recent report in the Wall Street Journal observed that political factors such asNorth Korea, stresses in the eurozone and trade tensions are spurring significant moves in stocks, bonds and commodities. The report noted that the Global Economic Policy Uncertainty Index, which tracks mentions of the words “uncertain” and “uncertainty” in major newspapers’ articles about economic policy, rose in May to its highest level in a year. It also cited a survey from Ernst & Young LLP which found that geopolitical instability is now the number one concern for companies investing in Europe. On Tuesday July 17, 2018, EY will host a webinar titled: The Board’s Role in Navigating Geopolitics. Panelists will explore the board’s role in addressing strategic opportunities and risks stemming from geopolitical and regulatory changes and cover topics such as:
- The board’s role in overseeing geopolitical and regulatory risks and opportunities
- Examining the complexity of geopolitics, including current and emerging developments
- Business and risk management implications of geopolitical and regulatory matters
- Framework for analyzing geopolitical threats and opportunities
Registration is available here.