The Future Means Business
Disruptive forces have led to the emergence of three new business models that are radically changing the investment calculus for institutional investors.
Never before in history have people, information and capital moved across borders at the speed, frequency and volume we see today. Here, PGIM’s investment experts and thought leaders voice their insights on the escalating tussle between globalization and nationalism, the consequent implications for global financial markets, and how long-term investors may best position themselves to navigate these uncertain times.
The tussle between globalization and nationalism could have significant implications for global markets and the investment landscape. In this video, Hyat discusses five profound implications to help long term institutional investors rethink their investment approach.
Sovereign nations are increasingly met by forces beyond their borders. As such, many of today’s key political questions arise from how nations will deal with these challenges. Here, Arvind Rajan, Head of Global and Macro, PGIM Fixed Income, expands on the threats to sovereign control and the key considerations for investors.
Investors must evaluate the impact of geopolitical events such as the trade tensions between the US and China, Brexit, and the rise of populism in Europe. In this video, Arvind Rajan, looks at how today’s complex market environment could create rich sources of Alpha for investors.
1. Rumors of the demise of globalization are greatly exaggerated.
Cross-border flows of financial, human and digital capital are reaching high water marks—with new technologies further accelerating the pace of global change.
2. A populist backlash against globalization has taken hold in developed markets—at times focused on free trade and at times on immigration.
The momentum behind global integration and the “borderless” challenges this has created is seen as a threat to state sovereignty – and now, nation-states are taking a variety of actions to wrest back control.
The escalating tussle between globalization and nationalism could have significant implications for global markets. As a result, institutional investors may want to consider rethinking their investment approach across 5 primary areas.
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3. "2017 Cost of Cybercrime Study: Insights on the Security Investments That Make a Difference”, Ponemon Institute and Accenture, 2017. <https:// www. accenture.com/t20170926T072837Z__w__/us-en/_acnmedia/PDF-61/Accenture-2017-CostCyberCrimeStudy.pdfPDF opens in a new window>; Large firms defined as having over 1,050 employees.