Historical Context and Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Economy and the Global Markets

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William Shawcross CVO invites you to join us for
a VIRTUAL breakfast briefing

Historical Context and Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Economy and the Global Markets  
with UnHerd Insight's special guest expert, 
David Murrin, Author of “Breaking the Code of History”,
and our Senior Fellow of Political Risk, Professor Matthew Goodwin and our APAC colleagues at Metis Intelligence

Date: Tuesday 24 March 2020
Time: 09:00am-10:00am

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As confirmed cases of COVID-19 escalate throughout the world, governments are pressured to balance their priorities of protecting the health of their citizens and the health of the economy and the markets. This UnHerd Insight  briefing will examine short-term market and economic impact as well as the longer term geopolitical implications of the outbreak. In addition, we will consider second order effects including the oil price war. Chaired by William Shawcross and Prof. Matthew Goodwin, and  our APAC colleagues at Metis Intelligence the presentation by David Murrin and subsequent discussion will provide a forum to examine current conditions in light of their historical context.

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David Murrin has been described as a polymath and his career of more than three decades in major investment banks and hedge funds has been focussed on finding and understanding collective human behavioural patterns including deep-seated ‘patterns’ in history and the using them to predict the future for geopolitics and markets in today’s turbulent times. He has a remarkable track record. David’s advisory work today is based on his direct investment experience combined with a framework that can be used to explain and qualify decisions within an investment team, aid risk assessment, and reduce biases in collective investment decisions.

William Shawcross CVO is a British writer and commentator and the former Chairman of the Charity Commission for England and Wales. Mr Shawcross was a Member of Council of the Disasters Emergency Committee; board member of the International Crisis Group; and a member of the UN High Commission for Refugees’ Informal Advisory Group. His previous books include the official biography of the Queen Mother and Justice and the Enemy: Nuremberg, 9/11, and the Trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
Professor Matthew Goodwin is an academic, bestselling writer and speaker known for his work on political volatility, risk, populism, British politics, Europe, elections and Brexit. Professor Goodwin has advised financial institutions around the world on political risk. During the spring of 2016, he went against the grain by correctly predicting and advising clients that Britain was about to vote for Brexit. The Telegraph recently described him as “one of the few academics to be vindicated by the political trends of the past few years”. He has consulted more than 300 organisations around the globe, from the UK Prime Minister's Office to the President of Germany, US State Department, and the European Commission. 

Metis Intelligence consultancy provides actionable strategic intelligence for growth opportunities in the Asia Pacific region. With its unique framework to analyse political, socio-economic and technological drivers of change it identifies ideas for growth and investment for both investors and corporates.