Russia: Beyond Oil and Sanctions

Published on
February 28th, 2018
Duration
38 minutes


Russia: Beyond Oil and Sanctions

The Expert View ·
Featuring Christopher Weafer

Published on: February 28th, 2018 • Duration: 38 minutes

Chris Weafer is a top ranked investment strategist who has been living in Russia for 20 years. During that time the country’s economic fortunes have been intertwined with the boom bust cycles of oil, leading to dramatic volatility in asset prices and a rollercoaster ride for investors. A decline in the oil price and the imposition of sanctions have forced policy makers to adopt a policy of diversification to reduce their reliance on narrow interests at home and abroad. Chris believes that the Russian bear is now emerging into a brighter future of sustainable economic growth, in which the vagaries of the commodity markets will play an ever decreasing role in the country’s exciting economic future.