NEWS Focus

The outlook for European equities is upbeat with polls putting pro-Europe Macron clearly ahead of Eurosceptic Le Pen in the second round, and with bullish sentiment solidifying around the polls’ accurate predictions of Macron’s (and Le Pen’s) first round election victory.

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NEWS Focus

As in the Dutch election earlier this spring, so in France: The leading — more establishment — candidate is playing to the anxieties that have fueled the populist wave that resulted in Brexit and the recent election of Donald Trump.

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NEWS Insurance & Welfare

When it comes to political risks, one stereotypically thinks of conflicts in emerging or frontier markets—wars in the Middle East; military coups, regime changes or territorial disputes in Asia and Africa; or election turmoil in Latin America. However, this perception no longer holds true, and the trend is shifting.

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