SAPFIF [Sandton 21 October 2015]
Alastair was a speaker and panellist at the Southern Africa Pension Fund Investment Forum in Johannesburg on 21 October looking at politics and markets in 2016 – an early look at prospects for the year ahead as the forum focussed on geopolitical risk.
“COP21: The end of the beginning of the Oil Age?” [Posted 14 October 2015]
In a recent article published by Global Policy, Robyn Nagioff and I consider prospects for the COP21 climate change summit in December and its possible implications for the oil sector in the light of Mark Carney’s September ‘stranded assets’ speech.
“All roads lead to Rome” [Posted 11 October ]
Refugees and Russia’s intervention in Syria have driven the eurozone out of the news. However, it would be dangerous to assume that the latter crisis is over, as I explore in the hyperlinked article from a new digital magazine, Cabal, launched in late September 2015.
“The rein in Spain” [Posted 11 October 2015]
Following Catalonia’s recent elections, the regional government in Barcelona claims a mandate in favour of independence and is now set on a collision course with Madrid. In this article published by Global Policy on 29 September I look at possible forward trajectories including for Spain’s upcoming general election, the outcome of which could have a significant bearing on how the Catalonia question unfolds.