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<br /> TheBulletin<br /> Issue 32 Spring 2018<br /> UK dividend growth<br /> retains its bite<br /> The factors driving<br /> UK earnings<br /> Also inside:<br /> Asian markets<br /> Tracking down opportunity<br /> in a changing China.<br /> Global economy<br /> The Goldilocks scenario – still a reality<br /> but watch out for unexpected twists.<br /> Feature<br /> The opportunities offered<br /> by alternative asset classes.<br /> We strive<br /> to explore<br /> further.<br /> Aberdeen Investment Trusts<br /> ISA and Share Plan<br /> We believe there’s no substitute for getting to know your<br /> investments face-to-face. That’s why we make it our goal<br /> to visit companies – wherever they are – before we invest<br /> in their shares and while we hold them.<br /> With a wide range of investment companies investing<br /> around the world – that’s an awfully big commitment.<br /> But it’s just one of the ways we aim to seek out the<br /> best investment <a title="Aberdeen_IT_Bulletin_Issue_32 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4f15e329?page=1"> TheBulletin Issue 32 Spring 2018 UK dividend g</a> <a title="Aberdeen_IT_Bulletin_Issue_32 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4f15e329?page=2"> We strive to explore further. Aberdeen Investmen</a> <a title="Aberdeen_IT_Bulletin_Issue_32 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4f15e329?page=3"> Welcome Piers Currie, Special Adviser, Inv</a> <a title="Aberdeen_IT_Bulletin_Issue_32 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4f15e329?page=4"> News and review Devan Kaloo, Head of Equit</a> <a title="Aberdeen_IT_Bulletin_Issue_32 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4f15e329?page=5"> Standard Life Aberdeen – a new global investment </a> <a title="Aberdeen_IT_Bulletin_Issue_32 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4f15e329?page=6"> Journalist’s comment Taking a world view At a</a> <a title="Aberdeen_IT_Bulletin_Issue_32 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4f15e329?page=7"> investments within the United Kingdom really woul</a> <a title="Aberdeen_IT_Bulletin_Issue_32 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4f15e329?page=8"> Chairman’s view Putting shareholders first Ev</a> <a title="Aberdeen_IT_Bulletin_Issue_32 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4f15e329?page=9"> and take it away at the wrong time. This means th</a> <a title="Aberdeen_IT_Bulletin_Issue_32 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4f15e329?page=10"> Asian markets Freer / Shutterstock.com </a> <a title="Aberdeen_IT_Bulletin_Issue_32 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4f15e329?page=11"> markets, we have found notable exceptions. As Chi</a> <a title="Aberdeen_IT_Bulletin_Issue_32 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4f15e329?page=12"> UK equities UK dividend growth retains its bite </a> <a title="Aberdeen_IT_Bulletin_Issue_32 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4f15e329?page=13"> than investing into companies whose prime focus i</a> <a title="Aberdeen_IT_Bulletin_Issue_32 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4f15e329?page=14"> Feature </a> <a title="Aberdeen_IT_Bulletin_Issue_32 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4f15e329?page=15"> More opportunity knocks with a multi-asset approa</a> <a title="Aberdeen_IT_Bulletin_Issue_32 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4f15e329?page=16"> Feature Mike Brooks, Head of D</a> <a title="Aberdeen_IT_Bulletin_Issue_32 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4f15e329?page=17"> investor’s portfolios. Asset-backed securities (A</a> <a title="Aberdeen_IT_Bulletin_Issue_32 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4f15e329?page=18"> Analyst’s report Looking ahead in 2018 2017</a> <a title="Aberdeen_IT_Bulletin_Issue_32 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4f15e329?page=19"> The 11 largest new issues raised £2.3 billion. Al</a> <a title="Aberdeen_IT_Bulletin_Issue_32 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4f15e329?page=20"> Global economy Not too hot, not too cold The </a> <a title="Aberdeen_IT_Bulletin_Issue_32 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4f15e329?page=21"> The European Central Bank (ECB) has announced a r</a> <a title="Aberdeen_IT_Bulletin_Issue_32 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4f15e329?page=22"> Postcard India Kristy Fong, Senior Investmen</a> <a title="Aberdeen_IT_Bulletin_Issue_32 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4f15e329?page=23"> Important – Risk factors General risks applying </a> <a title="Aberdeen_IT_Bulletin_Issue_32 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4f15e329?page=24"> Specific risks applying to individual trusts Alt</a>