Aberdeen Total Return Bond Fund

Important information

Investment Objective

The Aberdeen Total Return Bond 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 05/31/2017

Name Percent
10 YR TREASUR 2.25% 15/02/27 USD 3.09%
USA TREASURY BDS 2.25% 15/08/46 USD 2.18%
CALIFORNIA STATE 7.5% 01/04/34 MUNI USD 1.54%
EDISON INTL 3.75% 15/09/17 USD 1.46%
CANADA HOUSING TST 1.75% 15/06/22 _ CAD 1.40%
CANADA HOUSING TST 1.15%15/12/21 CAD 1.24%
USA TREASURY BDS 2.875% 15/11/46 USD 1.19%
INDONESIA (REP OF) 8.375% 15/09/26 FR56 IDR 1.14%
TIME WARNER COS 7.57% 01/02/24 USD 1.11%
FNCL 4% JUN17 TBA 1.11%

Opportunities in Fixed Income

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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.