Representatives from several investment houses will speak at event
Finding investment opportunities during a global economic slowdown will be a central theme at this year's Investment Week Investment Trust Markets Forum, to be held on 21 November at the Bloomberg Auditorium.
Speakers at this year's forum, from a number of different investment houses, will cover a range of topics, with the main theme centring on what to look for amid the current volatility.
Ravi Anand, director at New Star Asset Management, will examine the future of investment trusts in the UK savings market, exploring the positioning of investment trusts and future possibilities.
Sandy Fleming, fund manager of F&C Smaller Companies IT, will look at what makes smaller companies interesting and why the attractions are not confined to just the UK market.
Brian O'Neill, senior investment manager, international equities at Gartmore, will talk on where to look for global stock markets. He will discuss how the markets have performed since 11 September and what the economic prospects for major economies are. Ian McVeigh will carry on from this to discuss value stocks and how their recent recovery is only the beginning.
Following panel sessions, Chris Fishwick, investment director and head of specialist funds at Aberdeen, will talk on rebuilding the split capital investment trusts sector.
Director of European equities at Friends Ivory & Sime, Miller Law, will discuss continental European opportunities in small and mid caps. Peter Metcalfe, a consultant with JO Hambro Capital Management, will conclude the main presentations for the day with a look at sorting the wheat from the chaff in the investment trust arena. Also being held on the 21 November is the annual Investment Week Investment Trust of the Year awards. To be held in the evening at the Savoy Hotel in London, the event will see awards given in a range of categories including best split capital trust, UK, global including US, Emerging, Europe, Japan and UK small cap and venture capital.
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