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Impact of the Presidential Election on Investors’ Decisions

Ipreo’s most recent Hot Topic – a regular feature in which we survey clients and colleagues for their input on a variety of topics affecting the financial and investment communities – covers something on the minds of many people, both inside the financial world and out.

In the past, we have explored Brexitsocial mediaquarterly guidance, board constitution and term limits, and more. This month, we look at the potential impact of the U.S. Presidential election on investors’ decisions.

“Will the results of the 2016 Presidential Election impact your investment decisions? If so, how?”

We actually gathered this feedback before the election took place, as will be apparent in several of the answers. That fact does little to blunt its credibility, because while Trump’s election specifically is going to have unforeseen impact on the markets and the country, after eight years of President Obama, the landscape was going to change regardless of who replaced him, whether it were Trump, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, or a third-party candidate.

While the majority of analysts and PMs surveyed believe the election will affect their investment decisions in some way, there was no real consensus on any specific strategy investors will deploy after the election.

See all the responses in Ipreo’s latest Hot Topic: Impact of the Presidential Election on Investors’ Decisions

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