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Trading conditioned by political and violent risk analysis
Brian Lawson in Conversation with Sona Blessing
 
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
radio Brian Lawson is Chief Global Economist at Exclusive Analysis. He has spent more than 30 years in investment banking, and in his current position, focuses primarily on economic and financial risks, including commodities and sovereign debt.
In this feature he shares insights on for example, their "...knowing at an early stage, that Russia was likely to lift its wheat ban, when the Russian Ministry of Agriculture was telling the world press that the wheat ban will remain in place."... In being able to share this information almost three months ahead, with their clients he says: "You can make a large amount of money if you call a market correctly."

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Trading conditioned by political and violent risk analysis

Duration: 11:16 

 

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  • Q1 - How do you access and factor for political risk in your scheme of things?

    Duration: 01:28 


  • Q2 - Were you able to forecast the Arab Spring?

    Duration: 00:49 


  • Q3 - How successfully can one use the "information" you provide to condition discretionary positions?

    Duration: 01:28  


  • Q4 - Has this translated into measurable performance?

    Duration: 01:06 


  • Q5 - How do you measure "violent" risk?

    Duration: 01:41 


  • Q6 - On your radar screen - what do you see emerging as sources of potential risk?

    Duration: 01:35 


  • Q7 - What are some of those that you have flagged in China?

    Duration: 00:52 


  • Q8 - Would you say Chinese real estate is in a „bubble“? Would you rate that as a risk?

    Duration: 02:18 



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