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The Asian Consumer: Shaping the Future of Global Consumption

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The Asian Consumer: Shaping the Future of Global Consumption

We believe that the rise of the Asian consumer is an important long-term investment opportunity and represents a multi-decade growth story that is still in its early stages. External factors such as slowing global growth and escalating trade tensions may decelerate the pace of consumer spending in the short-term, but we remain optimistic in Asia’s long-term consump­tion outlook.

Investment Considerations — There can be no guarantee that any strategy (risk management or otherwise) will be successful. All investing involves risk, including the potential of loss of principal.

Emerging Markets Risk — The risks of foreign investments are typically greater in less developed countries, which are sometimes referred to as emerging markets. For example, political, legal and economic structures in these country may be changing rapidly, which can cause instability and greater risk of loss. These countries are also more likely to experience higher levels of inflation, deflation or currency devaluation, which could hurt their economies and securities markets. For these and other reasons, investments in emerging markets are often considered speculative. Similarly, investors are also subject to foreign securities risks including, but not limited to, the fact that foreign investments may be subject to different and in some circumstances less stringent regulatory and disclosure standards than U.S. investments.

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