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The Aberdeen Emerging Markets Debt Fund seeks long-term total return.
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 01/31/2014
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|DUBAI GOVT INTL BONDS||5.38%|
|BRAZIL (FED REP OF) NTNF||4.31%|
|RUSSIA FOREIGN BOND||3.67%|
|UNITED MEXICAN STATES||3.58%|
|REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA||3.55%|
|REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA||3.11%|
|REPUBLIC OF TURKEY||3.06%|
|RUSSIA GOVT BOND - OFZ||3.01%|
|BANCO NAC DE DESEN ECONO||2.77%|
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). Typically, when interest rates rise, there is a corresponding decline in the price of bonds. This effect is usually more pronounced for longer-term securities.
The 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.
Please read the prospectus for more detailed information regarding these risks.
Nov 01, 2012
$1,000 Classes A and C
$1,000,000 Institutional Service
as of January 31, 2014