Wednesday, March 4th 2020, 
Hotel Sheraton Brussels Airport

Dale MacLennan

Head of Equity Investment Specialists
Aberdeen Standard Investments

Bio:

Dale MacLennan is Head of the Equity Investment Specialists Team at Aberdeen Standard Investments and works closely with our active equity division to support its commercial growth and development. Dale joined Standard Life Investments in 2002, and has 25 years of experience in the industry. Prior to joining Standard Life Investments, he was an Investment Director at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership and at the WM Company. Dale graduated with an MA (Hons) in Economics and holds the IMC.


Presentation:
"Defensive European Equity Income Fund: smoother returns through choppy markets."

Macro tensions are at an all-time high, with concerns over global growth rate slowing, geo-political risks remaining unresolved and spikes in equity market volatility likely to be more frequent going forward… Investors are still wondering where to find income in this late cycle environment ?
We still believe that in this scenario Europe is a perfect market for well-resourced stock-pickers, given the variety of compelling, mispriced investment opportunities. Aberdeen Standard and JP Morgan have joined forces to create a Defensive European Equity Income approach, giving the clients the opportunity to benefit from Aberdeen Standard’s long-term track record in actively-managed European equity income and JP Morgan’s deep experience in managing tailored, systematic hedging solutions.


Aberdeen Standard Investments:

Standard Life Aberdeen plc is, created in 2017 from the merger of Standard Life plc and Aberdeen Asset Management PLC. Operating under the brand Aberdeen Standard Investments, the investment arm manages €587.6bn*of assets, making it the largest active manager in the UK and one of the largest in Europe. It has a significant global presence and the scale and expertise to help clients meet their investment goals.As a leading global asset manager, Aberdeen Standard Investments is dedicated to creating long-term value for our clients. The investment needs of our clients are at the heart of what we do. We offer a comprehensive range of investment solutions, as well as the very highest level of service and support.