The Advisor Podcast - Populism Rising

Advisor Magazine
September 04, 2019

In this Advisor podcast, we talk with Chief Investment Officer Dave Donabedian, CFA, and Geopolitical Strategist Matt Gertken, Ph.D., about the rising tide of Populist movements and its impact on investors.


It’s confusing. It’s also an important geopolitical trend with significant implications for investors around the globe.

Populism has been growing steadily for a number of years, causing volatility in markets, particularly in Europe and other parts of the world. Brexit, the contentious and as-yet unconcluded exit of the U.K. from the European Union, is often thought of as the poster child for an event created by populist politicians. Populism’s roots in America, however, go back to Andrew Jackson, seventh president of the U.S., from 1829 to 1837. In the 20th century, Vladimir Lenin, leader of the Soviet Union from 1917 to 1924, and Benito Mussolini, prime minister of Italy from 1922 to 1942, were populists.

In this podcast:
Dave Donabedian, CFA, Chief Investment Officer
Matt Gertken, Ph.D., Geopolitical Strategist

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