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Aberdeen aims to address market fears in Question Time roadshows

Aberdeen Unit Trust Man agers is running a series of nationwide IFA roadshows in the style of the BBC&#39s Question Time programme.

The roadshows start on January 16 in Glasgow and will be hosted by Bloomberg TV journalist and presenter Bruce McWilliams.

McWilliams will lead debates at 16 venues across the country, with the last in Cambridge on 1 February.

At each roadshow, three Aberdeen fund managershead of US equities Katherine Garrett-Cox, head of technology John Pullar-Strecker and head of socially responsible investments Andrew Prestonwill give a brief presentation.

These will be followed by a question and answer session. Advisers will be able to ask questions on the day or submit questions in advance.

Aberdeen says it hopes the roadshows will provide opportunities for IFAs to raise top ical issues, such as the rec ent volatility in the technology and US markets.

It also wants to use the events to outline its app roach to socially respon sible investment, which it says is becoming an increasingly important field.

Managing director of UK and European sales Jonathan Polin says: “By giving IFAs the opportunity to ask sear ching and hard-hitting questions we hope to be adding more value to the events.

“We do understand there are concerns regarding the short-term volatility of the US and technology markets, which both John and Katherine will discuss.”

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