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Aberdeen Emerging Markets Debt Fund

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Investment Objective

The Aberdeen Emerging Markets Debt Fund seeks long-term total return.

Investment Strategy

As a non-fundamental policy, under normal circumstances, the Emerging Markets Debt Fund invests at least 80% of the value of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in emerging market debt securities. An emerging market country is any country determined by the Adviser or Subadviser to have an emerging market economy, considering factors such as the country’s credit rating, its political and economic stability and the development of its financial and capital markets. Emerging market countries can include every nation in the world except the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and most countries located in Western Europe.



TOP HOLDINGS (all classes) as of 03/31/2017
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ARGENTINA (REP OF) 7.5% 22/04/26 144A USD4.19% 
SERBIA (REP OF) 7.25% 28/09/21 REGS USD3.09% 
TURKEY (REP OF) 4.875% 09/10/26 USD2.62% 
UKRAINE (REP OF) 7.75% 01/09/24 REGS USD2.28% 
INDONESIA (REP OF) 5.875% 15/01/24 REGS USD2.28% 
TURKEY (REP OF) 6% 25/03/27 USD2.24% 
JSC GEORGIAN RAILWAY 7.75% 11/07/22 REGS USD2.17% 
SOUTH AFRICA (REP OF) 5.875% 30/05/22 USD2.10% 
URUGUAY (REP OF) 5.1% 18/06/50 USD1.99% 

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).

The Aberdeen Emerging Markets Debt Fund’s investments in high-yield bonds and other lower-rated securities will subject the Fund to substantial risk of loss. 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.

The Fund is non-diversified and may hold larger positions in fewer securities than other funds and have greater risk than more diversified funds.

Derivatives are speculative and may hurt the 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.


Key Facts

Class A Inception Date

Nov 01, 2012


Inst. Svc.AKFSX


Class A003021151
Class C003021144
Class R003021136
Inst. Svc.003021110

Redemption Fee


Minimum Initial Investment

$1,000 Classes A and C
No minimum: Class R
$1,000,000 Institutional
$1,000,000 Institutional Service

Total Net Assets (all classes)

as of January 31, 2017

$20.4 million