# Institutional Investment Conference
US Institutional Investment Conference

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David Gergen: A short-term pessimist but long-term optimist on America

Uncertainty is the overarching theme of today’s global geopolitical landscape, according to Harvard Kennedy School professor and CNN senior political analyst David Gergen. During his address to delegates at Aberdeen’s Annual Investment Conference, Gergen discussed his outlook for the global economic backdrop and what policymakers must do to get America back on track. Read the synopsis of his address here.

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Devan Kaloo: Emering markets – alive and kicking

It seems rather fashionable these todays to criticize emerging markets. But according to Devan Kaloo, Aberdeen’s Head of Global Emerging Markets – Equities, the idea that the game is up for emerging markets is overblown. In his presentation at Aberdeen’s Annual Investment Conference, Kaloo highlighted the reasons for emerging market underperformance and where he believes future opportunities exist in the developing world. Read more about his presentation here.

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Dr. Nouriel Roubini: A less risky global economy—for now

They may call him Dr. Doom, but Dr Nouriel Roubini, NYU professor of economics and co-founder and Chairman of Roubini Global Ecomics, had reason to be optimistic at Aberdeen’s Annual Investment Conference in June. In his address to conference delegates, the world-famous economist discussed diminished risks on the global horizon as well as six potential scenarios that will dramatically affect the global economy over the short-to-medium term. Read more on Roubini’s six scenario treatise here.

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Conference overview: Investing in a volatile, uncertain, chaotic and ambiguous world

At Aberdeen’s Annual Investment Conference in New York City, some of the world’s leading thinkers on global political and economic trends presented to delegates from all across North America. Among the themes discussed were the slowdown in China’s economy juxtaposed with China’s rise as a political superpower, the rebirth of emerging markets, what America needs to accomplish to re-establish itself as the model democracy, the re-emergence of Russian aggression and potential risks for geopolitics and economics around the world. Read a complete synopsis of the conference here.

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