Geopolitics – A Primer

About This Course

Geopolitics is the study of how geography, economics, politics, and history interact to shape the relationships between nations and other political entities. Understanding geopolitics is important because it helps people to better understand the world around them, including the relationships between countries, the distribution of power and resources, and the ways in which political and economic decisions are influenced by geography.

Learning about geopolitics can help individuals to understand the current political and economic landscape, as well as how it might change in the future. This can inform personal and professional decision making, including investments.

Learning Outcomes

  • Appreciate the importance of geopolitics in the context of investment
  • Understand the linkages between geopolitics and geoeconomics
  • Know who are considered “political actors” and understand their influences over geopolitics
  • Understand the various tools of geopolitics
  • Understand Geopolitical Risk Index
  • Ability to assess the relevance of geopolitical threats
  • Know how to use scenario analysis to incorporate geopolitical risk into investment process
  • An overall appreciation of some key geopolitical risks impacting the world today

Module 1: What is Geopolitics?

  • Why Bother with Geopolitics
  • Geopolitics and Geo-Economics

Module 2: Political Actors and the Tools of Geopolitics

  • Political Actors
  • Tools of Geopolitics
  • Technology as Geopolitical Tool

Module 3: Linkage Between Geopolitics, Economics, and Investments

  • Geopolitical Risk Index

Module 4: Assessing the Relevance of Geopolitical Threats

  • Likelihood
  • Velocity
  • Impact

Module 5: Incorporating Geopolitical Risk into the Investment Process

  • Scenario Analysis

Module 6: An Overview of Some Key Geopolitical Risks Impacting the World Today

  • Armed Conflicts
  • Access to Resources
  • Rivalry Between Great Powers
  • Impact of Climate Change


The Financial Training Scheme (“FTS”)

The Salmon Thrust CPD Series is aimed at raising the competencies of Covered Persons. This course is recognised under the IBF Financial Training Scheme. Completion of this course can be counted towards the fulfilment of the non-STS portion for CACS CPD.

The Financial Training Scheme (“FTS”) is a training incentive scheme supported by the Financial Sector Development Fund (FSDF). The scheme supports financial sector-specific training programmes that raise the competency of the financial sector.

All our programmes are approved for listing on the Financial Training Scheme (FTS) Programme Directory and are eligible for FTS claims, subject to all eligibility criteria being met. For latest development on the Funding Support for IBF FTS, please visit the Financial Training Scheme site.

Early Bird Discount

Enjoy 10% early bird discount when you register one (1) month before the course commencement date.

Geopolitics – A Primer


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Course Features
  • CPD
    1 Hour
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