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Leverage: Friend or foe?

Against the backdrop of rising rates, market turmoil and pension funds’ ever-growing illiquid allocations, leverage is going to increasingly come under the spotlight. Today’s changing macro picture of increasing interest rates and rising borrowing costs will put pressure on pension funds to ensure financing costs are compensated with expected returns.
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Kotkin warns of Ukraine break up as key geopolitical risk

It is not war between Russia and Ukraine that investors should be concerned about, according to Professor Stephen Kotkin, but the destabilising effects of Russia’s actions that could impact globalisation and harm the west. Watch this video interview with Princeton University's geopolitical expert.
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Climate tops risks, complicated by pandemic

Climate action failure tops the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2022 as the number one long-term threat to the world. The pandemic has added further complication with the resulting divergent economic recovery threatening the collaboration needed on climate and other global challenges.