Each year, PortfolioConstruction Conference features a core, 13-hour independent plenary program. It is interspersed twice daily with six concurrent Due Diligence Forum sessions, delivering research papers developed for Conference by our carefully selected Partners...

Due Diligence Forum speaker

Andrew Preston
Senior Investment Manager
Aberdeen Asset Management

Due Diligence Forum summary

This session explodes myths, or common misconceptions, regarding the construction of international equity portfolios. Andrew highlights the unintended biases implicit in benchmark relative management and exposes the inefficiencies of top down or thematic investing, contrasting a dynamic, truly active approach unencumbered by artificial benchmark constraints. He also covers emerging market equities, their associated risks and diversification power within a global portfolio.


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