As 2019 unfolds, investors at pension funds, endowments and other institutions will be anxiously monitoring numerous cracks in global markets. But it’s the uncertainty around U.S. economic and trade policies makes investors sweat most of all, according to survey results released Thursday morning.
Forty-four out of 100 allocators said their biggest fear for 2019 is the effect of geopolitical issues on financial markets, which experienced significant volatility last year. According to the poll by institutional services firm Murano Connect, big global investors are primarily focused on U.S. instability and Washington, D.C., dysfunction. More than one-quarter are jittery about policies in the U.S. Their most-cited challenge is the ongoing global trade battle between the U.S. and China.
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