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Baring Asset Management is holding a series of global investment seminars across the UK and Ireland.

The seminars will feature presentations by some of the leading fund managers at BAM on the prospects for key global markets, including fixed income, emerging markets, the UK and Asia.

The series will culminate with the flagship BAM global investment seminar and lunch on September 19 in London, when chief investment officer Michael Hughes will provide an introduction and round-up.

Errol Francis and James Squire, investment managers for UK and Asia Pacific equities, and global head of fixed income Rory MacLeod will also speak.


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