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Managing Geopolitical Risk in a Fast-Changing World
Managing geopolitical risk has become crucial for organizations in today's volatile global landscape, necessitating sophisticated strategies and agile responses to political, economic, technological, and environmental changes.
Jun 11, 2024
Mark Norman
Mark Norman, Head of Content, Center for Financial Professionals
Soren Agergaard Andersen
Soren Agergaard Andersen, Chief Risk Officer, Nordea Asset Management
Managing Geopolitical Risk in a Fast-Changing World

  • Geopolitical risk encompasses political instability, economic volatility, technological advancements, environmental changes, and socio-cultural dynamics.

  • Effective risk management requires a multifaceted approach, including qualitative and quantitative analysis, strategic foresight, and agile decision-making.

  • Tools for managing geopolitical risk include risk assessment frameworks, scenario planning, geospatial analysis, big data analytics, expert networks, and early warning systems.

  • Best practices for navigating geopolitical risks involve diversification, building local relationships, implementing robust cybersecurity measures, and fostering organizational resilience.

  • Continuous monitoring, adapting strategies, and equipping employees with the necessary knowledge and skills are vital for managing geopolitical risks.

  • Collaboration with other organizations, industry groups, and international bodies enhances an organization's ability to manage and mitigate global threats.

  • Integrating geopolitical risk management into overall strategy is essential for organizations to thrive in an unpredictable world.

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