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As Greece’s negotiations with its creditors devolved over the weekend fostering a global rout in risk assets on Monday, through my attendance at a global investor forum in Europe, I solicited the thoughts of institutional investors that live and work closer to the epicenter of the crisis. Not surprisingly, I found a wide divergence of risk appetites and aversion. However, my overwhelming impression is that, while many recognize a high risk of short term volatility, investors here are quite sanguine about the medium and long-term risks of a Greek default or even a so called “Grexit”. This document reflects my observations from the various presentations and conversations over the last few days. This commentary borrows heavily in particular from a presentation and paper by Marko Papic, from BCA Research.

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