Small caps - taking a breather or taking off?

Thursday, November 11, 2021

2:00 PM EST | 11:00 AM PST

60 minutes

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We believe that there are always reasons for investors to consider U.S. small-cap stocks for their portfolios, and the asset class remains compelling today, even in light of recent strong performance. 

The asset class floundered around the time of the Covid-induced market bottom in March 2020. But in the months that followed, the asset class rebounded strongly. More strongly, indeed, than large caps. But then, in the spring of 2021, small caps started to underperform. So the question now is: Are small caps just taking a breath?

Join us for a CE webinar featuring Scott Conlon, Senior Equity Specialist and Tim Skiendzielewski, Equity Investment Director of abrdn as they outline the state of the small caps today and detail the timely opportunities the asset class presents.

Learning Objectives: This webcast provides key insights and actionable strategies for small cap investment diversification. Some of the topics that will be addressed include:

  • Current economic  themes impacting equities and small caps,
  • How the small cap asset class has performed throughout the pandemic and the outlook ahead,
  • The benefits of investing small caps within a diversified portfolio.


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Scott Conlon
Senior Equity Specialist

Scott Conlon is a Senior Equity Specialist at abrdn. Scott works alongside the global equity investment teams, and is responsible for advancing the growth of the firm’s equity investment solutions in North America. Prior to joining the firm in 2016, Scott was a Vice President and Portfolio Strategist at State Street Global Advisors for 11 years, with a focus on US, global and emerging market active, quantitative and factor-based smart beta equity investment strategies. Scott graduated with a BS in Finance from Bentley College and has an MS in Finance from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. Scott is a CFA charterholder and has the FINRA Series 3 license.

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Tim Skiendzielewski
Equity Investment Director

Tim Skiendzielewski is an Investment Director on the North American Equity team at abrdn and a portfolio manager for the US Equity Small Cap Core Strategy since 2012. Tim is responsible for US research coverage of software, IT services, and healthcare IT companies. Tim joined Aberdeen in 2012 from Morgan Stanley. Previously, Tim worked for both Promontory Financial Group and Navigant Consulting. Tim graduated with a BS in Finance from Georgetown University and earned an MBA from the University of Chicago. He is a CFA charterholder.

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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.