3 reasons why we should worry about a 'Brexit'

A sharp fall in sterling on Monday left the global investment community pondering what a British exit from the European Union would mean for a slew of different asset markets.

Cable - the sterling/dollar rate which is internationally traded in vast volumes - hit a seven-year low, surpassing the fall seen ahead of the Scottish independence referendum in 2014.

It came after a poll date was set for June 23 this year and some political heavyweights - including London Mayor Boris Johnson - threw their weight behind the "out" campaign.

CNBC highlights what an exit could mean for different asset markets.

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