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Today’s Volatility and Where Commodities Fit in a Portfolio

Join us for an interactive webinar with abrdn as we discuss the impact world events are having on the commodities markets, and how investors can leverage this uncorrelated asset class to help minimize volatility within their portfolios. We’ll discuss the merits of commodities in today’s environment and as a long-term strategic allocation.

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2022 Commodities Outlook – The ghosts of commodities past, present and future

Join us for an interactive discussion with our friends from abrdn (formerly Aberdeen Standard Investments) about the diversification potential of commodities.

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Small caps - taking a breather or taking off?

We believe that there are always reasons for investors to consider U.S. small-cap stocks for their portfolios, and the asset class remains compelling today, even in light of recent strong performance.

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Beyond China—Asian Investment Opportunities in India & Japan

China steals a lot of the limelight in Asia, but there are two other major economies in the region: India and Japan. This interactive webinar will going to take a look at the investment opportunities for these two, very different, but influential Asian markets with portfolio managers James Thom of The India Fund, Inc. (Ticker: IFN) and Kwok Chern-Yeh of The Aberdeen Japan Equity Fund (Ticker: JEQ). Join us and learn more about how exposure to India and Japan can help enhance a diversified investment portfolio.

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Opportunities in Fixed- Income

Join Aberdeen’s Adam McCabe, Head of Fixed Income – Asia Pacific, for an overview of the opportunities and outlook in fixed income.

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New Year, New Reasons to Diversify with Precious Metals

While the COVID-19 pandemic presented unprecedented challenges around the world in 2020, there are hopes that 2021 will see an economic recovery as businesses adjust to the new normal. With the dollar continuing to weaken and uncertainty surrounding the ultimate outcome of the fight against this virus, investors are focusing on precious metals as a potential investment solution. In this webcast, Steve Dunn, CIMA®, Head of Exchange Traded Funds, and Stan Kiang, Director of Strategic Accounts, will speak on behalf of Aberdeen Standard Investments to review the performance of Precious Metals in 2020 and provide an outlook for the new year. They will also explain why we believe precious metals are a critical component of a well-diversified investment portfolio. This webinar will discuss current events in this corner of the financial markets and layout the fundamentals underlying the need for a longer-term, strategic allocation. This webcast is eligible for Continuing Education (CE) Credit.

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Commodities: Portfolio diversification with the building blocks of our daily lives

Over the course of history, investors have often been tempted to believe that “this time it’s different”. However, one constant has been the utilization of commodities as a key tool for diversification. A basket of commodities has the potential to protect investors’ portfolios against a multitude of macroeconomic risks. In this webcast, Steve Dunn, CIMA®, Head of Exchange Traded Funds, Stan Kiang, Director of Strategic Accounts, and Robert Minter, CFA, CMT, CAIA, Commodities Investment Strategist, will speak on behalf of Aberdeen Standard Investments to discuss why we believe commodities are a critical component of a well-balanced investment portfolio. In addition to providing an outlook for commodities, this webinar will lay out the fundamentals underlying the need for a longer-term, strategic allocation. This webcast is eligible for Continuing Education (CE) Credit.

Learning Objectives: This webcast provides key insights and actionable strategies for diversifying with commodities. Some of the topics that will be addressed include:

  • Key catalysts. for investing in commodities
  • How high fees can derail the goals of commodities investors
  • The importance of transparent and rules-based commodity exposure
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The Modern Gold Rush - Making Sense of Today’s Precious Metal Investment Opportunities

With the COVID-19 pandemic raging on, the dollar continuing to weaken, and uncertainty surrounding the culmination of the U.S. election cycle, investors are focusing on precious metals as a potential investment solution. In this webcast, Steve Dunn, CIMA®, Head of Exchange Traded Funds, and Stan Kiang, Director of Strategic Accounts, will speak on behalf of Aberdeen Standard Investments to discuss why we believe precious metals are a critical component of a well-diversified investment portfolio. Gold and Silver prices have been surging of late, but this webinar will lay out the fundamentals underlying the need for a longer-term, strategic allocation. This webcast is eligible for Continuing Education (CE) Credit.

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The Long Game: A Case for Investing in Emerging Markets Through Periods of Volatility

As countries around the world grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, many advisors are renewing their focus on investment fundamentals. In this webcast, Don Amstad, COO & Head of Investment Specialists for the Asia-Pac region at Aberdeen Standard Investments, will discuss how we may be experiencing a historically opportune entry point for both Emerging Markets equities and bonds. These asset classes may offer attractive risk adjusted returns, especially when applying in-depth research and due diligence. The current landscape has magnified inefficiencies within the emerging markets and these opportunities can avail themselves when a disciplined approach to risk and volatility is maintained. Mr. Amstad provides a unique perspective into the landscape of Emerging Markets, as he has lived and invested in Asia for more than 20 years and has seen first-hand the rapid structural changes that have taken place in the region over that time. This webcast is eligible for Continuing Education (CE) Credit.

This webcast provides key insights and actionable strategies for diversifying with emerging markets investment solutions. Some of the topics that will be addressed include:

  • Finding value and maximizing opportunities in a complex marketplace.
  • The importance of considering environment, social and governance (ESG) issues.
  • How remaining vigilant can allow investors to take advantage of opportunities.
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Market Volatility and the Diversification Potential of Municipal Fixed Income Investing

With the Federal Reserve and governments across the country taking unprecedented actions in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Municipal Fixed Income market has entered uncharted territory. This landscape has magnified inefficiencies within this market and these opportunities can potentially produce income when a disciplined approach to risk and volatility is maintained. In this webcast, Jonathan Mondillo, Head of Municipals, will speak on behalf of Aberdeen Standard Investments to discuss how in-depth credit research can lead to municipal fixed income investment solutions that offer attractive risk-adjusted returns.

This webcast provides key insights and actionable strategies for diversifying with municipal fixed income solutions. Some of the topics that will be addressed include:

  • Finding value and maximizing tax efficiency in a complex marketplace.
  • The importance of downside protection through comprehensive risk management.
  • How remaining nimble can allow investors to take advantage of opportunities.

This webcast is eligible for Continuing Education (CE) Credit

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Market Volatility and the Diversification Potential of Precious Metals

Ongoing market uncertainty and unprecedented monetary policy is leading investors to explore precious metals as an essential investment solution. In this webcast, Steve Dunn, CIMA®, Head of Exchange Traded Funds, and Stan Kiang, Director of Strategic Accounts, will speak on behalf of Aberdeen Standard Investments to discuss why we believe precious metals are a critical component of a well-balanced investment portfolio. In addition to providing a market outlook, they will discuss why an allocation to metals shouldn’t reflect only a tactical reaction to market volatility spikes, but may be a strategic, long-term hold. This webcast is eligible for Continuing Education (CE) Credit.

This webcast provides key insights and actionable strategies for diversifying with precious metals. Some of the topics that will be addressed include:

  • The benefits of investing in physically-backed metals.
  • How high fees may derail the goals of precious metals investors.
  • The differences between investing in metals versus miners.

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Steve Dunn and Stan Kiang are registered representatives of ALPS Distributors, Inc.

Diversification does not eliminate the risk of experiencing investment losses.

ALPS Distributors, Inc. is the marketing agent.

Commodities generally are volatile and are not suitable for all investors. Carefully consider the fund’s investment objectives, risk factors, and fees and expenses before investing. This material must be accompanied or preceded by a prospectus. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.

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Commentary

Aberdeen Global Investment Outlook: September 2013

The point of maximum policy accommodation may now be in sight: Markets volatile as investors forced to contemplate U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) exit strategy. Slowing growth in China is putting pressure on Asian and emerging markets to develop domestic led demand. This time really could be different for Japan - however reflating the economy was never going to be easy.
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Guanxi, Mianzi, and Business: The Impact of Culture on Corporate Governance in China

There are two key cultural and sociological issues of particular importance when evaluating Chinese companies: guanxi (relationships and networks) and mianzi (face). When analyzing the potential of a Chinese company, it's important to understand how guanzi and mianzi affect transactions, board composition and deliberations, and shareholder engagement, among other issues.
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Global Investment Outlook

Global growth remains positive but momentum is lacking. Central bank action has eased tensions. Markets are calmer but future direction is uncertain
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Global Investment Outlook

Investors continue to focus on the global macroeconomic backdrop, which is still relatively positive despite slightly disappointing data recently. There are signs that some of the imbalances within the Eurozone are starting to ease as competitiveness is improving in some of the peripheral countries and this is beginning to be reflected in trade figures. Looking further ahead, we feel that global consumption should be supported by falling headline inflation.