Speaking to CNBC on Friday, Felix Brill, the head of investment solutions at Liechtenstein-based VP Bank, said investors should expect more market volatility due to the ongoing trade war negotiations between Washington and Beijing. Still, he ultimately expressed optimism that China's leaders will keep their economy together.
"The Chinese economy is, at the moment, a bigger cause of concern right now compared to the U.S. economy," Brill told CNBC's "Squawk Box."
He added that there are "clear signs" that China's economy is slowing in the short term, and there may be more dragging on the nation as it looks to transition its economic model from one led by exportation to a more consumption-driven approach. Adding the tariff battle between the two largest economies just means growth will be "a bit more difficult" for Beijing, he noted.
But, Brill said, that doesn't mean China won't be able to push through those challenges.
"This is some cause for concern in the short term, but I'm confident that the Chinese authorities, again, will step in and implement additional measures to support the economy," he said.