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2017 Q2 Economic Outlook – Have we passed peak protectionism?

Event Date: 9th May 2017
Location: Thomson Reuters, South Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5EP

At our previous global conference, days ahead of the US election, we warned that the chances of a Trump victory were much greater than pollsters or markets were pricing in. His victory marked the second major step (after Brexit) towards a new world order, one dominated by populist political forces opposed to globalisation.

Further moves in that direction rest in the balance, and the issue will be decided, at least for now, in forthcoming elections in the EU. The first, and perhaps the most important of these, is in France, with the second round of the presidential election on 7 May. As with Brexit and President Trump, the chances of a Le Pen victory are greater than the polls currently indicate.

If Le Pen wins, how long will the euro last?

If she loses, will that mean we have passed the high-water mark for popular authoritarianism and protectionism?

Can we get back to thinking about economics and asset markets without the constant accompaniment of doom-laden geo-politics and, if so, what should we expect?

Join us and our distinguished panellists Paul Fisher, Sushil Wadhwani and Ian Plenderleith, as we debate the outlook for the global economy and asset markets in this challenging context.


  • 8:30 – Registration
  • 9:00 – Fathom Consulting Outlook
  • 9:35 – Panel Discussion
  • 10:00 – Q&A session
  • 10:30 – Networking Reception

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