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Aberdeen Standard Asian Smaller Companies SGD

Ranked 7 out of 26 in - Asia Pacific Small & Medium Companies over 12 months
All calculations are in USD unless stated

Managed by

Hugh Young

Asia expert Hugh Young has more than 20 years' experience in fund management and he aims to identify undervalued investment opportunities through detailed company analysis. Born in 1958, Young joined Aberdeen in 1985 after stints at MGM Assurance and Fidelity. In 1992, he set up the group's Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore, where he plays a key role in the investment team led by Peter Hames. He was subsequently promoted to head of emerging markets and now oversees the Asian, European, Middle Eastern, African and Latin American markets. Young, a Politics graduate from Exeter University, runs a wide range of funds for Aberdeen, including unit trusts, investment trusts and offshore portfolios.

Objective

The Aberdeen Asian Smaller Companies Fund aims to maximise long-term total return through investing all or substantially all of its assets in the Aberdeen Global -Asian Smaller Companies Fund, a sub-fund of the Luxembourg-registered Aberdeen Global. Aberdeen Global -Asian Smaller Companies Fund invests at least two-thirds of its assets in equities and equity-related securities of Smaller Companies with their registered office in an Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) country; and/or, of Smaller Companies which have the preponderance of their business activities in an Asia Pacific country (excluding Japan); and/or, of holding companies that have the preponderance of their assets in Smaller Companies with their registered office in an Asia Pacific country (excluding Japan).

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Performance

Asia Pacific Small & Medium Companies over : 30/11/2017 - 30/11/2018

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/09/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2018 3.4% -7.3% -3.1%
2017 24.8% 12.1% 5.6% 0.7% 4.8%
2016 1.0% 3.0% 0.0% 4.8% -6.4%
2015 -15.5% -2.5% 1.0% -15.3% 1.3%
2014 1.9% -0.3% 8.4% 1.5% -7.2%
2013 1.0% 8.4% -5.7% 0.3% -1.4%
2012 34.7% 19.1% -4.4% 9.7% 7.8%
2011 -11.2% -0.9% 3.3% -14.5% 1.6%
2010 38.4% 5.9% 4.0% 24.2% 1.3%
2009 72.1% -5.1% 35.7% 22.0% 9.5%
2008 -39.0% -4.6% -4.2% -18.2% -18.4%
2007 22.8% 7.8% 9.9% 3.2% 0.5%
2006 9.9%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. Singapore

Fund Info

  • Launch date22/09/2006
  • Share Class size40Mn
  • Base currencySGD
  • ISIN SG9999002984

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1,000
  • Min. regular additional investment100

Charges

  • Annual management1.50%
  • Initial investment5.00%

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Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated).