The vast change in the global political environment is creating a great deal of market volatility and uncertainty for investors.

These changes include opinion polls being less accurate than in the past, traditional centrist parties losing voter support and a rise in populism and nationalism.

Brexit and Donald Trump's US presidential victory have been high-profile examples of these developments, as are the strongarm tactics used by Trump and Chinese Premier Xi Jinping in their trade dispute.


In the past few months, elections have been held in India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Israel, Australia and in the EU — with a