Financial News: “CQS boss Hintze plays down North Korea threat”

Financial News reports on Sir Michael Hintze’s insights on geopolitical risks in the coming year. The article highlights the latest CQS Insights report, in which Sir Michael noted the threat posed by North Korea, but played down its potential impact on global markets.

“There are those who believe that conflict is inevitable. I am an optimist and hope it will not come to that.”

However, [Hintze] went on to say that, if tensions between North Korea and the rest of the world become heightened to the point that a “trigger event” is inevitable, investors must ask what type of conflict is likely and how far it could spread.


Commenting on threats more likely to impact markets in 2018, Sir Michael highlighted confrontations across the Middle East and the rise in European populism, saying “I believe politically-inspired volatility is on the horizon.”

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