As 2023 kicks off, geopolitical forces continue to exert outsized influence on the outlook, from increased US-China tensions following wayward “balloons” floating above US airspace, to efforts to project a trans-Atlantic show of unity at the annual Munich Security Conference last week, as the one-year anniversary of Russia’s catastrophic invasion of Ukraine approaches on February 24th. Given the Kremlin’s historic tendency to mark such grim anniversaries with redoubled military efforts, a “Spring offensive” is likely to follow soon.
Fordham Global Foresight is approaching its first anniversary in April, and there is much to report as we move to meet increased demand for geopolitical advisory services for boards and the C-suite, as business leaders look to adapt to the long-term prospect of a more volatile business and investment environment. I’m pleased to announce that Martyn Brush has joined FGF as a senior independent board advisor, bringing his deep experience in markets and finance, including as a UK banking CRO, to our expansion efforts. You can contact Martyn directly on [email protected].
In this edition of our newsletter you will find invitations to two events, one virtual and one hosted at London’s Conduit Club in conjunction with the Trouble Club. See below to register and join. You can also see clips of my latest interviews on the business implications of the Munich Security Conference on Bloomberg and a discussion on women in the economy convened by the Coalition for Global Prosperity plus other news, including that I will be joining Forbes as a contributor on geopolitics and Leadership Strategy. I’ll be filing my first piece soon, and hope that you will follow me and share your thoughts and story ideas!
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