Managing Event Risk in 2017

From politics to weather and more

BLU PUTNAM, CHIEF ECONOMIST AND MANAGING DIRECTOR, CME GROUP

Event risk provided some abrupt market turnarounds in 2016, emanating from political processes such as the Brexit referendum and US elections. This year is shaping up with the potential for even more turbulence from event risk – and not just from politics, but possibly from changing patterns in economic data and even the weather.

Characterising event risk
We like to categorise event risk into three distinct types. First,...

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