A $300 billion asset manager says investors are overlooking a huge threat that's building right in front of their eyes

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  • In an exclusive interview, Sebastien Page, the global head of T. Rowe Price’s Multi-Asset division, breaks down an overlooked risk he says could eventually derail markets.
  • Page, who helps oversee nearly $300 billion, also expresses concerns over constrained liquidity, which Wall Street increasingly says will worsen any type of risk-off selling.

With so much going on in the market, it’s easier than ever to overlook potential threats percolating under the surface.

You have President Donald Trump roiling markets on a weekly basis with his latest trade-war actions. That, in turn, spurs retaliation from China, which also throws investor sentiment for a loop.

There’s also the continual „bubble watch“ playing out, as investors wary of overextended conditions sell at the first sign of any slowdown. Look no further than Facebook’s recent plunge, which came after the company warned that growth had already peaked for the year.

And while these developments trouble Sebastien Page, the global head of T. Rowe Price’s Multi-Asset division, he’s also keeping an eye on the more overlooked risks that — if left unaddressed — could wind up taking everyone by surprise.

Page, whose asset-allocation team helps oversee nearly $300 billion, is specifically focused on the historically large debt burdens being held by both governments and corporations. That, coupled with more restrictive monetary policies worldwide, is creating a potentially perilous situation, Page says.

He spoke with Business Insider in an exclusive interview and shared the following thoughts (emphasis ours):

„The level of government and corporate debt right now is quite …

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