Policy Influence

National and regional policies have always played a role in global economics as policymakers seek to achieve a number of political, economic and social objectives. These include promoting growth, increasing employment, controlling inflation, managing the money supply and interest rates, increasing profits and addressing perceived market failures. Intervention brings about change, and therefore can act as the catalyst for investment opportunities.

 

Investment implications

Our Policy Influence theme leads us to evaluate intervention and the risks and opportunities it can bring. For example, it helps us to consider the investment opportunities that might benefit or be hindered by regulatory change. It guides us towards companies involved in innovating to meet the demands of regulation. And it can support tactical investment in financial instruments (e.g. bonds) that may benefit from short-term monetary policy changes.

 

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