Building a Better Global Portfolio: Closed-End Funds
Join Morningstar’s Cara Esser as she moderates a panel of international closed-end fund professionals. The panel will discuss the importance of adding global CEFs to a diversified portfolio, where the best international values lie, and how the interconnectedness of the global financial marketplace is affecting investors.
Cara Esser, Closed-End Fund Analyst, Morningstar
Donald Amstad, Director of Business Development, Aberdeen Asset Management
John Cole Scott, Portfolio Manager, EVP, Closed-End Fund Advisors
Lewis Aaron, Director, Fund Consultants LLC
With the 21st meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP21) in late November, thoughtful investors may be asking:
"How can I impact global climate change with my investment portfolio?"
"How might government response to climate change affect my portfolio?"
And "How can I take action to manage carbon risk?"
Unsure how to answer? Then join Northern Trust Asset Management and Responsible Investor on our latest webcast, as we look to share our expectations of COP21 and highlight how the themes of the Paris summit translate to your investments.
We will take a look at:
• Decarbonization: Theory to practice
• Investor challenges/risks
• How investors can mitigate these risks
The interactive session will be moderated by Responsible Investor magazine.
FTSE Russell recently published results from its first US financial advisor smart beta survey. In this webinar, FTSE Russell reviews those results, providing a background for discussion with smart beta providers and practitioners.
Invesco PowerShares will offer insight into smart beta as part of the investor toolkit and how these strategies can be implemented in core-satellite portfolios.
Speakers: Rolf Agather – FTSE Russell, John Feyerer – Invesco PowerShares
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Our review of historical market performance, and our forward-looking assessment of the economy and markets suggests that the long-anticipated initial hike in the Fed funds rate should not be disruptive to financial markets.
Mark Gordon-James, Senior Investment Manager on Aberdeen's Emerging Markets Equity Team, speaks about the Emerging Markets Smaller Company Opportunities Fund, Inc., current Fund positioning and market commentary and outlook in the emerging markets smaller company space.
In this webcast update, Adam McCabe covers the Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund, Inc. and speaks to the structural factors that have impacted markets. Adam also speaks to recent fund performance, where he and the team are finding fixed income opportunities and provides an outlook on the region.
Fiona Manning speaks about the Latin American region and some of the macroeconomic effects that are impacting markets. She also speaks to the structural factors influencing Latin American companies and why recent market weakness presents Aberdeen with potential investment opportunities.
In this webcast, Aberdeen's Mark Daniels gives an update on the Aberdeen Australia Equity Fund, Inc. Mark covers fund performance, recent portfolio positioning and provides some macro commentary and outlook for Australian equities.
James Thom, member of Aberdeen's Asian Equity team, speaks about some of the macroeconomic issues that India is facing currently and touches on why he finds India attractive from a valuation standpoint.