Markets warned not to be ‘complacent’ on Trump
Mercer head of investment research says European votes may delay Brexit talks
Deb Clarke, global head of investment research at pensions and benefits consultancy giant Mercer speaking in Dublin. Photograph: Livia Figueiredo
Financial markets “can’t be complacent” about the prospect of US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump losing next month’s election, even as he trails rival Hillary Clinton in polls, according to one of the world’s most influential female executives in finance.
“I think the markets are not pricing in a Trump victory,” Deb Clarke, global head of investment research at pensions and benefits consultancy giant Mercer, told The Irish Times on Thursday as the firm hosted Europe’s largest institutional investors and asset managers at an event in Dublin. “I think there’ll be some implications [if he won].”