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Not all geopolitical events have significance for investors. To determine which events will or will not have an investment impact, investors need to understand how key economic variables will be affected.

Chapter 1: How Geopolitics Can Influence Markets

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Chapter 1 of Geo-Economics: The Interplay between Geopolitics, Economics, and Investments briefly discusses how geopolitics can affect the economy and investments. As the reader will see, some geopolitical events have only a fleeting, short-term impact (or none at all), whereas others have a long-lasting impact that might be felt for years—if not decades. The impact depends on the economic variables that are affected by the geopolitical event.

About the Author

Joachim Klement
Joachim Klement CFP, CFA

Joachim Klement is a strategist at Liberum. He has more than 20 years of experience in the financial markets and has spent most of his career working with wealthy individuals and family offices, providing advice on investments and helping manage portfolios. Mr. Klement studied mathematics and physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich) and earned a master’s degree in mathematics. He later studied business administration at the University of Zurich and the University of Hagen and earned a master’s degree in economics and finance.