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Aberdeen Global High Income Fund

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Investment Objective

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.

Investment Strategy

Under normal circumstances, the Aberdeen Global High Income 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 04/28/2017
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PETROBRAS GBL FINANCE 5.375% 27/01/21 USD1.73% 
ZIGGO SECURED FINANCE 5.5% 15/01/27 144A USD1.63% 
CCO HLDGS CAP CORP 5.75% 15/02/26 144A USD1.57% 
CENGAGE LEARNING 9.5% 15/06/24 144A USD1.37% 
AMER AXLE & MFG 6.25% 01/04/25 144A USD1.33% 
TENET HEALTHCARE CORP 6.75% 15/06/23 USD1.30% 
SPRINT CORP 7.875% 15/09/23 WI USD1.26% 
NEMEAN BONDCO 7.375% 01/02/24 144A GBP1.26% 
GARDNER DENVER 6.875% 15/08/21 144A USD1.25% 
UNITED RENTALS NORTH AM 5.5% 15/07/25 USD1.21% 

Risk Considerations

Fixed income securities are subject to certain risks including, but not limited to: interest rate (changes in interest rates may cause a decline in the market value of an investment), credit (changes in the financial condition of the issuer, borrower, counterparty, or underlying collateral), prepayment (debt issuers may repay or refinance their loans or obligations earlier than anticipated), and extension (principal repayments may not occur as quickly as anticipated, causing the expected maturity of a security to increase).

Non-investment-grade debt securities (high-yield/junk bonds) may be subject to greater market fluctuations, risk of default or loss of income and principal than higher-rated securities.

Derivatives are speculative and may hurt the Aberdeen Global High Income Fund’s performance. They present the risk of disproportionately increased losses and/or reduced gains when the financial asset or measure to which the derivative is linked changes in unexpected ways.

Foreign securities are more volatile, harder to price and less liquid than U.S. securities; and are subject to different accounting and regulatory standards, and political and economic risks. These risks are enhanced in emerging markets countries.

Please read the prospectus for more detailed information regarding these risks.


Key Facts

Class A Inception Date

Dec 17, 2002




Class A04315J878

Redemption Fee


Minimum Initial Investment

$1,000 Class A
$1,000,000 Institutional

Total Net Assets (all classes)

as of April 30, 2017

$414.7 million