World of Worries:
Political Risks in 2023
Fitch Solutions welcomes you to our annual World of Worries
which will be held as two virtual events.
Wednesday, 12th October 2022
Asia-Pacific 14:00 SGT | Middle East 10:00 GST
Americas 09:30 EDT | Europe 14:30 BST
We warmly invite you to join us for our annual Fitch Solutions World of Worries. These two-hour virtual sessions will discuss short- and long-term political and geopolitical risk.
The global economy is reeling from three major shocks in quick succession – the global trade war, the Covid-19 pandemic, and the war in Ukraine – which, taken together, have triggered arguably the most economically disruptive period since World War II. Other political and geopolitical risks are also very much at work.
Over the course of the sessions, we will discuss short- and long-term political and geopolitical risks, outlining how the fall-out from the Russia-Ukraine war and other factors will exacerbate pre-existing domestic tensions in many countries, while sustaining the trend of deglobalisation and pushing the world’s major powers towards a more confrontational path.
Similar to previous years, the event will include live presentations followed by Q&A and panel discussions led by Fitch Solutions' country risk and political risk experts. This year, we wanted to make our virtual event accessible to all our clients globally, so we will be running 2 separate sessions, allowing you to choose the time that works best for you.
Key discussions topics of the event will be:
- The political impact of the Russia-Ukraine war worldwide
- Global inflation, and its political impact
- US-China relations
- Global trade, deglobalisation, and supply chain re-organisation
- Global flashpoints and hotspots
- Major elections in 2023
- The impact of climate change and mitigation strategies
- ‘Hidden’ and underappreciated risks and other surprises
Global Head of Country Risk
Cedric Chehab is the Global Head of Country Risk at Fitch Solutions where he helps ensure the coherence of global macro and country risk strategy. Currently based in Singapore, Cedric previously served as Head of Asia Research, where he was responsible for all Asia-based country risk analysis and industry research. Before that he was Head of Americas Research, based in New York. From 2008 to 2010, Cedric worked in London as Head of Commodities Research and Strategy. He has also worked in management consulting at Accenture. Cedric holds an MSc in Economic History from the London School of Economics and a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Essex.
Head of Global Political Risk
Yoel specializes in domestic political and social transformation, regional security risks, great power rivalry, and long-term forecasting. Yoel has a Bachelor’s degree in geography from Oxford University, and a Master’s degree in Theory and History of International Relations from the London School of Economics (LSE). He has worked at Fitch Solutions since 2003.
Associate Director, Political Risk
Matt Sechovsky is a Associate Director, Political Risk. He is based in the London office and covers political risks with a focus on the EMEA. Matt joined Fitch Solutions in 2019, having previously worked as a Senior Europe Analyst in consulting. He holds a BSc in International Relations and Economics from the University of Economics in Prague, and an MA in Conflict, Security and Development from King's College London.
THIS COMMENTARY IS PUBLISHED BY FITCH SOLUTIONS COUNTRY RISK & INDUSTRY RESEARCH and is NOT a comment on Fitch Ratings' Credit Ratings. Any comments or data are solely derived from Fitch Solutions Country Risk & Industry Research and independent sources. Fitch Ratings analysts do not share data or information with Fitch Solutions Country Risk & Industry Research.