Managing Business and Investment Risk in a World Awash in Conflict
September 11, 2014
Hosted by Té Revesz
In a world awash in conflict and crises how should international companies and investors manage the risk and find opportunities? Paul A Christopher, Chief International Strategist at Wells Fargo Advisors and Tim Brouwer, CEO of SVP Deutschland, leading market intelligence service, look at how the fallout from the major global flashpoints could impact business operations as well as portfolio and bricks and mortar investment: USSR-Ukraine conflict, ISIS/ISIL, Scotland’s 9/18 referendum, the Ebola outbreak, China’s military claims for the China sea. Which crises demand immediate attention? Which can impact global economic growth trends? Which need careful monitoring? How does the German perspective differ from the US POV? The German business POV from that of government and media? What’s ahead for the EU? The Euro? France? Turkey? Brazil? Have Central Bankers run out of options? Where are the good spots to invest or expand now? How do you measure risk and manage your “phasic instincts”?
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Té Revesz is known for her ability to conduct strategic research on a global basis and for her creativity in handling complex business challenges.
As principal of GlobalReach-SBI, a research and consulting firm with a network spanning over 60 countries, Té provides clients with strategic intelligence on market opportunities and threats. She covers such diverse areas as global branding, new product development, payment cards, clinical trials, and political risk. An expert in primary research, Té has interviewed business, government and labor leaders, doctors and technical experts—and managed focus groups—around the world. She was profiled in Super Searchers Go to the Source as one of the top US interviewers.
Prior to founding her own firm, Té headed the Industrial & Healthcare Practices of FIND's Strategic Consulting & Research Group and taught at the Zicklin School of Business (Baruch/CUNY). She was the Editor of Business International’s flagship newsletter and helped create its country risk service.
An NYC native, Té is active with Citizen Action, the URJ’s Commission on Social Action, and NY Neighbors for American Values (defending religious freedom, diversity and equality). She holds a Masters from Columbia’s School of International & Public Affairs and a BA from Goucher College. She’s an avid bike rider, theater buff and farmers market supporter—and the bemused owner of 2 demanding felines.