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VIDEO: How much attention should UK investors pay to political events?

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Since the summer of 2016, big political events have dominated the headlines, but what role, if any, should they play in investment portfolios?

UK investors have had to deal with the unexpected results of the Brexit referendum and the General Election. Elsewhere, Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States of America confounded pollsters, and elections across the Eurozone threatened to disrupt the Eurozone project.

But how much focus should investors pay on these big political events, and what do they mean for investment portfolios?

In this video, Tom Stevenson from Fidelity International talks to’s Paloma Kubiak, about those asset classes seeing the biggest impact, how investors can attempt to shield portfolios from any political surprises and the role of safe havens during periods of uncertainty.


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