"Stop the World I want to Get Off"- by Tony Leon
Tony Leon, well-read columnist, sought after speaker, former SA opposition leader and Ambassador offers key, well-honed insights into the post -Brexit, pre-Zuma departing political and economic earthquakes that have shaken our globe and country. The road ahead is paved with uncertainty but can be navigated. Find out more …
"Brexit was the blackest of black swan events and I see a potential flock of black swans flying over Europe right now" , in the words of a global chief investment officer after the shock UK vote to exit the European Union became known. Trillions were wiped off global markets, the British Prime Minister's reckless gamble cost him his job and the left-behinds and the losers from the 2008 global financial crisis wreaked their revenge on a new world order in which they feel displaced and insecure.
And all this happened in the oldest democracy in the world and a powerhouse economy like the UK, fifth largest in the globe. What are the implications for us here in less settled South Africa, on the eve of momentous local elections, an economy on the verge of recession and with fragile democratic institutions and a difficult economic path to navigate.
Tony Leon, who is an acclaimed speaker, well read columnist and consults to UK and US hedge funds and financial institutions, led the political opposition here for 13 years and then learned global perspectives as a successful SA Ambassador in South America. Making sense and cents of the new global order post Brexit in ‘Stop the World I want to get off’ is a compelling talk tailored for business audiences.