Wholesale portfolio managers anticipate geopolitics, market volatility and interest rates will pose the greatest challenges to meeting their top investment objective in 2017: delivering higher risk-adjusted returns.

After a year of political volatility that brought Brexit, a Trump presidency, the resignation of Italian Prime Minister Renzi and the impeachment of both Dilma Rousseff in Brazil and Park Geun-hye in Korea, the 200 professionals responsible for investment strategy and construction of model portfolios at private banks, wealth managers and insurance platforms are anticipating significant aftershocks as populist platforms gain momentum in anticipation of national elections in France and Germany.

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