Aberdeen Asset Management is to hold a series of "Question Time"-style roadshows in the new year giv...
Aberdeen Asset Management is to hold a series of "Question Time"-style roadshows in the new year giving IFAs the chance to put questions to some of its fund managers, including technology manager John Pullar-Strecker.
The aim of the 16 roadshows, which begin in Glasgow on 16 January, is to give IFAs the chance to ask about individual portfolio construction, specific stocks, and the current economic climate.
Along with Strecker, will be head of US equities Katherine Garrett-Cox and head of socially responsible investments (SRI) Andrew Preston.
Aberdeen sees presenting Preston to IFAs as an important step in the group's development as it acquired SRI capabilities through the purchase of Murray Johnstone. Aberdeen will use the opportunity to tell IFAs about its strategy towards SRI.
Each will give a short presentation before the question session is chaired by Bloomberg TV presenter Bruce McWilliams.
Jonathan Polin, managing director UK and European sales at Aberdeen Unit Trust Managers, said: "By now IFAs know John, Katherine and Andrew's investment styles. We believe, therefore, that in addition to the traditional presentations, by giving IFAs the opportunity to ask searching and hard hitting questions, on behalf of themselves and their clients, we will be adding more value.
"We are firm believers in the long term growth fundamentals which underpin both the US and technology markets, however, we do understand there are concerns regarding the short-term volatility in these markets which both John and Katherine will discuss."
The roadshows start in Newcastle on 17 January and will be in London on 24 January. The Aberdeen roadshow, which will be offering dates in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, concludes on 30 January. Venues include Cardiff, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Belfast, Cambridge, Bristol and Bournemouth.
Any IFAs interested in attending the roadshows should call Aberdeen's broker desk on 0800 592 487 or email [email protected]
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