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Collapsing Oil Prices, Not Trade, Pose Biggest Exogenous Risk to Canada’s Economy

Collapsing Oil Prices, Not Trade, Pose Biggest Exogenous Risk to Canada’s Economy

While trade policy has dominated headlines, we believe investors should focus on the collapse of Western Canadian Select (WCS) oil prices relative to global benchmarks, which represents the biggest exogenous risk to the Canadian economy.

Vinayak Seshasayee

Portfolio Manager, Generalist


Mr. Seshasayee is a senior vice president and generalist portfolio manager based in the New York Office. He is a member of PIMCO’s Americas portfolio committee. Previously, he was a portfolio manager on the MBS and investment grade credit desks and a member of PIMCO’s diversified income portfolio management team. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2013, he was an FX research analyst in the fixed income research group at Morgan Stanley. He has nine years of investment experience and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School Of Business. He received an undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.