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Aberdeen Total Return Bond Fund

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Investment Objective

The Aberdeen Total Return Bond Fund ("Total Return Bond Fund" or "Fund") seeks to provide total return, which consists of two components: (1) changes in the market value of the Fund's portfolio securities (both realized and unrealized appreciation/depreciation) )and (2) income received from its portfolio securities.

Investment Strategy

The Total Return Bond Fund seeks to achieve its goal by investing primarily in a diversified portfolio of fixed income securities issued or guaranteed by the U.S. or foreign governments or their agencies, instrumentalities or political subdivisions; supranational entities, organized or supported by several national governments, such as the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “World Bank”), municipalities; and corporations in developed and emerging markets.

Holdings

TOP HOLDINGS (all classes) as of 03/31/2014
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HoldingPercent 
BRAZIL (FED REP OF) NTNF2.45% 
MEXICAN FIXED RATE BONDS2.06% 
FNCL 5% 30YR APR TBA1.52% 
FNCL 4.5% 30YR TBA1.50% 
US TREASURY N/B1.50% 
MEX BONOS DESARR FIX RT1.45% 
LETRA TESOURO NACIONAL1.12% 
FN AW20011.10% 
AUSTRALIAN (COMMONWEALTH OF)1.06% 
US TREASURY N/B1.06% 

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). 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.

Investments in debt securities typically decrease in value when 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 and are fully disclosed in the prospectus.

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.

Investments in asset backed and mortgage backed securities include additional risks that investors should be aware of such as credit risk, prepayment risk, possible illiquidity and default, as well as increased susceptibility to adverse economic developments.

 

Key Facts

Class A Inception Date

Jul 01, 1992

Ticker

Class ABJBGX
Institutional**JBGIX

CUSIP

Class A04315J100
Institutional**04315J209

Redemption Fee

Minimum Initial Investment

$1,000 Classes A
$1,000,000 Institutional**

Total Net Assets (all classes)

as of March 31, 2014

$1,524.3 million

** Only certain investors are eligible to purchase shares of these classes.