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5Minutes<br /> With Aberdeen Q2 2016<br /> 02<br /> 03 08<br /> Christophe Palumbo<br /> Head of Financial<br /> Institutions, Benelux<br /> Dear reader,<br /> Welcome to this new edition of the<br /> 5 minutes with Aberdeen. The upcoming<br /> period will be dominated by Brexit<br /> and the scenarios of its consequences.<br /> Global economic uncertainty remains<br /> high. Indeed, the global economy grew<br /> at its slowest pace in almost three years<br /> in Q1, with a similar figure expected<br /> for Q2. There is ambiguity surrounding<br /> oil market developments, monetary<br /> policy decisions and the possibility of a<br /> downturn in China’s economy. In such<br /> indeterminate conditions, preparation<br /> is key and investors should ensure<br /> their portfolios are properly diversified.<br /> Indeed, here at Aberdeen we believe<br /> that building a balanced investment<br /> portfolio, with diverse source<a title="121024649_5MWA_VID_zmag_v1 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5e1fca28?page=1">5Minutes With Aberdeen Q2 </a> <a title="121024649_5MWA_VID_zmag_v1 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5e1fca28?page=2">A diversified approach: learning from the lizard </a> <a title="121024649_5MWA_VID_zmag_v1 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5e1fca28?page=3">Big opportunities, US smaller companies Smooth s</a> <a title="121024649_5MWA_VID_zmag_v1 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5e1fca28?page=4">Aberdeen’s US vs. Europe investment seminars On</a> <a title="121024649_5MWA_VID_zmag_v1 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5e1fca28?page=5">The ‘Alternative’ balanced investment diet And</a> <a title="121024649_5MWA_VID_zmag_v1 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5e1fca28?page=6">But let’s not see these new investments as simply</a> <a title="121024649_5MWA_VID_zmag_v1 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5e1fca28?page=7">Global Emerging Markets (GEM): Broad universe, bri</a> <a title="121024649_5MWA_VID_zmag_v1 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5e1fca28?page=8">EM corporate bonds: what happened to the apocalyps</a> <a title="121024649_5MWA_VID_zmag_v1 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5e1fca28?page=9">Interest rates keep falling and falling... ‘Fix</a> <a title="121024649_5MWA_VID_zmag_v1 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5e1fca28?page=10">Aberdeen is Social ! Thinking aloud is Aberdeen’s</a> <a title="121024649_5MWA_VID_zmag_v1 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5e1fca28?page=11">Important information For Professional Investors </a>