Brian Dunhill, Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Omni Wealth and International Financial Advisor and Partner invested in Cross Border Planning, two Brussels based businesses, presented a lecture on Contrasting Worlds of Investments in the USA & Europe on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 at GBSB Global Business School in Barcelona. A speech that addressed the changing dynamic of the financial world and global interconnectedness.
Having worked on Wall Street in various capacities with prestigious firms like UBS, Lehman Brothers and A.G. Edwards, Brian Dunhill drew upon his experience as a highly successful business owner and financial advisor. He informed students what his companies offer in regards to services and how his teams analyze analytics across the globe, from politics to the automobile industry, even going so far as to disclose how his firm came about investing in a cage free egg producer in the United States.
GBSB Global Business School Barcelona students were offered this unique opportunity to understand the extent that finance and investment is globalized, the influence of capital markets and the regulations and how politics influences markets. Students walked away with a new appreciation of how finance and its interconnectedness impacts businesses globally, and how there is not one influencer but many to consider when talking about investments.
Today’s business leaders must have a thorough understanding of interest rates, investment and financial analysis, as well as capital markets. It is especially important for our students at GBSB to hear firsthand accounts of what is going on in the financial market from professionals in the field.
Globalization is here to stay and that is why GBSB teaches its students about the unique challenges, successful strategies and opportunities available in the field of global financial.
Still facing recovery in certain regions, the USA and UK are self-sustained. Europe is seeing gains, though as Brian pointed out, recovery on the continent is typically delayed by six years. Increasing capital mobility has acted as a stimulus to enhance the speed of globalization. Facing uncertainty in regards to Brexit and the recent election of President-elect Donald Trump, Brian says the unknown is the biggest fear in the markets and only time will tell if we will continue to see growth or fractionalization.
By Emily Dawn Szajda, GBSB Content Manager