Investing and Football: 2018 World Cup in Russia
Russia is hosting this year’s World Cup which began on 14 June with a whistle blown at Luznhiki Stadium in Moscow.
Unfortunately, Russia has been in focus in recent months not only because of the upcoming festivities, but also due to its deteriorating relations with the West. This includes the introduction of additional sanctions by the United States, which have weighed on Russian assets.
In the UBS special edition 2018 World Cup report, UBS Chief Investment Office takes a closer look at the economic impact of the tournament on the host country, some of the challenges Russia faces, where we see opportunities for global investors to seek exposure to Russian assets and take a shot at predicting the winner of the tournament.