Investors are rightfully concerned about being collateral damage as geopolitical drama begins to reassert itself. Despite potential economic consequences, great powers may take actions they view in their strategic interests with little weight to the cares of the markets. Russian assertiveness seems the biggest such risk. While markets have taken things in stride so far, it’s worth exploring some underestimated scenarios and low cost tail risk insurance to hedge them.
For most of 2014, the man of the hour has been Vladimir V. Putin of Russia
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Richard Hurowitz is an investor and the founder of The Octavian Report.