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Barclays’ Head of Corporate FX Sales, Lisa Francis, caught up with Dr. John Hulsman, a political risk consultant and author, at the Barclays Markets Forum 2017 in London.

They discussed the risks facing the UK, and the economies that are causing the most concern.

The cross-border relationships that matter

Featured: Lisa Francis – MD, Head of Corporate FX Sales, Barclays; Dr. John Hulsman – Political Risk Consultant and Best-selling Author

Post the recent general election, what are the risks for the UK?

  • The Brexit negotiations are less important than striking meaningful trade deals with the US, China, India and other Commonwealth countries in the next few years.
  • If the UK fails to adopt a global approach, then Brexit could be seen as a catastrophe.
  • The UK is already the largest foreign investor in the US, and vice versa, so a deal should be easily achievable. US-European relations are more strained.

 

The economies posing most risk?

Featured: Lisa Francis – MD, Head of Corporate FX Sales, Barclays; Dr. John Hulsman – Political Risk Consultant and Best-selling Author

The economies posing most risk?

The advice John Hulsman gives blue-chip companies, in relation to geopolitical risk and the economies that should most concern them, includes:

  • The ‘rest of the world’ is no longer the problem: the primary risk is the US and Europe, given that their roles have changed so significantly over the past 70 years.
  • China offers the greatest possibility, but also poses the greatest risk.
  • East Asia is the world’s next growth engine, but is also most likely to have the next major war in the absence of a moderating, multilateral regional institution such as NATO.
     

About Lisa Francis

Lisa Francis is a Managing Director and Head of European Corporate Foreign Exchange & Commodities Distribution at Barclays, based in London. She is responsible for leading the firm's FX & Commodities risk offering to corporate clients across the region. Lisa has over 20 years experience in the financial markets, and joined Barclays from RBS where she held several positions, most recently as Head of European FX Sales and Global Head of FX Event-Driven Risk Management. Lisa began her banking career in NatWest on the Global Markets Corporate Coverage Team.
 

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