Sukyong Yang / January 10, 2017

Global Strategy Year End Review

If you are a liberal in your political views, 2016 was definitely a discouraging year, highlighted by the Brexit vote and Trump’s victory, along with secondary events such as the loss by the Italian government in its referendum and the rise in popularity of the right wing National Front in France. The winning theme in 2016 seems to have been that globalization is a scam to benefit only corporations and the rich. Thus, with the rise in populist politics and resulting in potential protectionist policies, a key question we ask ourselves as global managers is whether globalization is dead.