Market Volatility and the Diversification Potential of Precious Metals

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

2:00 PM EDT | 11:00 AM PDT

60 minutes

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Ongoing market uncertainty and unprecedented monetary policy is leading investors to explore precious metals as an essential investment solution. In this webcast, Steve Dunn, CIMA®, Head of Exchange Traded Funds, and Stan Kiang, Director of Strategic Accounts, will speak on behalf of Aberdeen Standard Investments to discuss why we believe precious metals are a critical component of a well-balanced investment portfolio. In addition to providing a market outlook, they will discuss why an allocation to metals shouldn’t reflect only a tactical reaction to market volatility spikes, but may be a strategic, long-term hold. This webcast is eligible for Continuing Education (CE) Credit.

This webcast provides key insights and actionable strategies for diversifying with precious metals. Some of the topics that will be addressed include: 

  • The benefits of investing in physically-backed metals.
  • How high fees may derail the goals of precious metals investors. 
  • The differences between investing in metals versus miners.


Steve Dunn and Stan Kiang are registered representatives of ALPS Distributors, Inc.

Diversification does not eliminate the risk of experiencing investment losses.


ALPS Distributors, Inc. is the marketing agent.


Commodities generally are volatile and are not suitable for all investors. Carefully consider the fund’s investment objectives, risk factors, and fees and expenses before investing. This material must be accompanied or preceded by a prospectus. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.




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Steven Dunn, CIMA®
Head of Exchange Traded Funds
Aberdeen Standard Investments

Steven Dunn, CIMA®, is the Head of Exchange Traded Funds at Aberdeen Standard Investments. Steve guides the firm’s strategic direction and distribution strategy for ETFs. Steve also oversees national accounts and investor accounts across a broad product suite. Previously, Steve was a Director with Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management in charge of managing relationships with US ETF Strategists and overseeing the Eastern Division sales team. Prior to that, Steve was a consultant at Brandywine Global Investment Management and has also held sales and distribution strategy positions at iShares, Blackrock and Vanguard. Steve holds a B.A. degree in Public Administration from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and has completed his MBA at Pennsylvania State University. Steve holds the Series 7 and 24 registrations as well as the Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®).

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Stan Kiang
Director of Strategic Accounts
Aberdeen Standard Investments

Stan Kiang is Director of Strategic Accounts for Aberdeen Standard Investments. Stan is focused on maintaining and expanding partnership opportunities with National Account platforms and asset managers. Stan was previously a member of ETF Securities US (ETFS) and joined Aberdeen Standard Investments following its acquisition of ETFS in 2018. Prior to joining ETFS in 2015, Stan spent nearly thirteen years at BlackRock in a variety of functions spanning corporate development and strategy, portfolio management and sales. As a portfolio manager, Stan was a member of BlackRock’s Institutional Index Equity team focused on managing commodity futures and emerging market equity based products. As a member of the iShares Institutional Sales team, Stan was tasked with managing relationships with RIAs, asset managers and ETF Strategists for the firm. Prior to joining BlackRock, Stan spent a number of years in equity research at JP Morgan Securities, serving in a consulting role at FactSet Research Systems, as well as Investment Banking at Bank of America Securities. Stan holds a BA in Economics from St. Mary’s College and holds the series 7, 63, and 30 FINRA registrations.

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Robert Huebscher
CEO and Founder
Advisor Perspectives

Robert Huebscher is the founder and CEO of Advisor Perspectives and serves as its editor-in-chief. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has written extensively on topics including investment management, portfolio construction, financial planning and global economics.