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The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation.
As a non-fundamental policy, under normal circumstances, the Fund invests at least 80% of the value of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in equity securities of Asia-Pacific (ex-Japan) companies. The Asia-Pacific Region includes, among other countries, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines and India. The Fund’s investment team employs a fundamental, bottom-up equity investment style, which is characterized by intensive, first-hand research and disciplined company evaluation.
Aberdeen's Hugh Young gives some insight into the Asian equity market and explains why Aberdeen believes the outlook for the Asian region is as bright as ever.
TOP HOLDINGS (all classes) as of 10/31/2013
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|Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation||3.86%|
|Housing Development Finance Corporation||3.84%|
Concentrating investments in the Asia-Pacific region subjects the Fund to more volatility and greater risk of loss than geographically diverse funds.
Foreign securities are more volatile, harder to price and less liquid than U.S. securities. They are subject to different accounting and regulatory standards, and political and economic risks. These risks are enhanced in emerging markets countries.
Equity stocks of small and mid-cap companies carry greater risk, and more volatility than equity stocks of larger, more established companies.
Please read the prospectus for more detailed information regarding these risks.
*Formerly the Aberdeen Asia-Pacific ex Japan Equity Institutional Fund
Nov 16, 2009
2% applied within 90 days
$1,000 Classes A, C
$1,000 IRA: Classes A, C
$1,000,000 Institutional Service
as of October 31, 2013