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The investment objective of the Aberdeen Global High Income Fund is to maximize total return, principally through a high level of current income, and secondarily through capital appreciation.
Under normal circumstances, the Fund will invest at least 80% of the total value of its net assets, including high income related futures, options, swaps and other instruments with economic characteristics similar to the high-income producing instruments listed above as well as borrowings for investment purposes, in a diversified portfolio of high income producing instruments of issuers located throughout the world, including in emerging market countries.
TOP HOLDINGS (all classes) as of 03/31/2014
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|SPANISH BROADCASTING SYS||1.25%|
|EIRCOM FINCO SARL||1.23%|
|Isola Sr. Sec Term Loan (Dummy)||1.16%|
|PNCACN 8 1/4 08/16/17||1.14%|
|MEX BONOS DESARR FIX RT||1.10%|
|YRC WORLDWIDE TLB||1.09%|
|MIDSTATES PETRO INC/LLC||1.05%|
|NEIMAN MARCUS GROUP LTD LLC||1.03%|
|GBL BRASS & COPPER||1.02%|
The securities in which the Fund will invest may be considered more speculative in nature and are sometimes known as “junk bonds.” These securities tend to offer higher yields than higher rated securities of comparable maturities because the historic financial condition of the issuers of these securities is usually not as strong as that of other issuers. High yield fixed income securities can present a greater risk of loss of income and principal than higher rated securities. Investors in these securities should carefully consider these risks and should understand that high yield fixed income securities are not appropriate for short term investors. Investments in debt securities typically decrease in value as interest rates rise. This risk is usually greater for longer-term debt securities. Investing internationally involves additional risks, such as currency fluctuations, social and economic instability, differing securities regulations and accounting standards, limited public information, possible changes in taxation, and periods of illiquidity. These risks are greater for emerging markets.
In order to achieve its investment goals and objectives, the Fund may use derivatives such as futures, options, and swaps under certain market conditions. Derivatives involve special risks including correlation, counterparty, liquidity, operational, accounting and tax risks. These risks, in certain cases, may be greater than the risks presented by more traditional investments and are fully disclosed in the prospectus.
Dec 17, 2002
$1,000 Classes A
as of March 31, 2014
** Only certain investors are eligible to purchase shares of these classes.