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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.


TOP HOLDINGS (all classes) as of 01/31/2017
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US TREASURY N/B 2.5% 15/05/46 USD2.00% 
USA TREASURY NTS 1.25% 31/10/21 USD1.70% 
USA TREASURY BDS 2.25% 15/08/46 USD1.63% 
AUSTRALIAN (COMMONWEALTH OF) 4.75% 21/04/27 136 AUD1.54% 
NEW ZEALAND (GOVT OF) 5% 15/03/19 319 NZD1.41% 
US TREASURY NTS 1.75% 30/11/21 USD1.35% 
NEW ZEALAND (GOVT OF) 4.5% 15/04/27 0427 NZD1.20% 
DNB BANK 3.2% 03/04/17 144A USD1.09% 
TSY INFL IX N/B 0.125% 15/07/26 INDX LKD USD1.08% 
CANADA (GOVT OF) 1.5% 01/06/26 CAD1.06% 

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).

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.

Municipal securities can be affected by adverse tax, legislative or political changes and the financial condition of the issuers of municipal securities.

Investments in asset backed and mortgage backed securities include additional risks that investors should be aware which include those associated with fixed income securities, as well as increased susceptibility to adverse economic developments.

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

* In addition to normal market movements and fund performance, the change in daily net asset value from February 17 to February 21, 2017 reflects an accounting adjustment related to a change in the fund’s valuation procedure, which was made to align the procedures across Aberdeen’s fund range. The daily net asset value for the fund reduced by 2 cents per share between February 17, 2017 and February 21, 2017.


Key Facts

Class A Inception Date

Jul 01, 1992




Class A04315J100

Redemption Fee

Minimum Initial Investment

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

Total Net Assets (all classes)

as of January 31, 2017

$467.7 million