# Institutional Investment Conference
US Institutional Investment Conference

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When is a recovery not a recovery?

With so much policy ammunition spent in the pursuit of long-lasting growth in the U.S., it is somewhat puzzling that theeconomy has remained, thus far, stubbornly sedate.

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What are we worrying about in high yield?

Even if we are still worried about rising rates, we should be aware that high yield bonds do not always behave like bonds.

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Ten golden rules of equity investing

We have distilled our insights from the world of investing into ten succinct rules. None of them should surprise and they all share one distinct trait: a belief in common sense. Take a look at our investment gems and their accompanying light-hearted and witty illustrations from artist John Devolle.

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High Yield Investing by the Numbers

When investors think of high yield or “junk” bonds, the U.S. marketplace is often the space that comes to mind. But even though the U.S. has always been home to the largest sector of the high yield universe, global high yield bonds are now a major factor contributing to a growing and high-yielding opportunity set.

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Brazil: So much more than futebol

Brazil has a lot more to offer than just soccer. In our view, it is home to some of the world’s best companies and remains a key hub for emerging growth and investment opportunity.

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Are Brazilian women going to stop washing their hair?

The potential for a major escalation in the conflict in Ukraine has some observers bandying the extraordinary phrase “World War III.” At Aberdeen Asset Management, we are investors, not political scientists. We hope the odds of global hostilities are nil. We would not presume to know the odds, however.

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The return of political risk

We explore how emerging market countries are equipped to handle upcoming political events and how we believe these events should be viewed by investors.

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China at the Crossroads

China’s economic model has helped hundreds of millions escape poverty. But after three decades the model is now broken and in need of a major overhaul.

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Exploring the potential of European and UK equities

We believe they are more compelling than you might think

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Asian mega trends, but minimal investor allocations

We believe investors should look beyond the short-term distractions and judge Asian fixed income markets on their strong medium-to-long-term prospects.

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Big Ideas in Smaller Companies: Small Caps by the Numbers

We believe investors are under-allocated to the small cap asset class. Learn about the potential of small-cap companies in our infographic.

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Asia by the Numbers: The Economic Growth and Diversity of Established and Emerging Economies

When consumers and investors think of Asia, they think of populous economies that are both sophisticated and well-established. But what about the surrounding boom of lesser-known economies? Asia isn’t just China and India: the rest of the continent is coming up in the world too, seeking to overtake other economies in a matter of years.

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The Merits of Investing in Asia

As developed nations continue to struggle with excessive sovereign debt loads, slow growth rates, high unemployment and government-mandated fiscal austerity measures, Aberdeen believes that investors will be well-served by looking to the comparatively strong growth rates of the Asia-Pacific region.

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Emerging Market Debt: A Blended Approach

As emerging economies expand, governments and companies alike are looking to domestic and international capital markets to finance growth. This market segment presents skilled fixed income managers with opportunities to identify and benefit from what we believe are improving companies and countries.

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Local Currency Emerging Market Debt

Over the last decade investors globally have become more and more comfortable with the structural improvement in Emerging Markets. Equity markets and external bond markets have historically been the investment vehicles of choice, but now local emerging market bonds have been added to this list. Find out why we believe emerging markets are so attractive, why now for local currency debt, and its key characteristics and risks.

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