In a world increasingly on tenterhooks about perceived threats, the Trump administration represents the biggest potential global risk in 2017, according to 44% of participants in the recent Cayman Alternative Investment Summit in Grand Cayman.

Far fewer of some 200 alternative investment decision makers and thinkers who participated in the survey were worried about other risks: cybersecurity, 25%; China, 14%; European elections, 13%; and Brexit, 4%. (Prime Minister Theresa May's government has announced that Britain would start the two-year Brexit negotiation process on March 29.)

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Michael S. Fischer

Michael S. Fischer is a longtime contributing writer for ThinkAdvisor. He previously reported on trade and intellectual property topics for the Economist Intelligence Unit and covered the hedge fund industry for MARHedge and Reuters News Service.