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The investment objective is "long-term total return to be achieved by investing at least two-thirds of the Fund’s assets in equities and equity-related securities of companies with their registered office in Asia Pacific countries (excluding Japan); and/or, of companies which have the preponderance of their business activities in Asia Pacific countries (excluding Japan); and/or, of holding companies that have the preponderance of their assets in companies with their registered office in Asia Pacific countries (excluding Japan)."
On 24 March 2006, the Aberdeen International Asia Pacific Fund has merged with Aberdeen Global-Asia Pacific Fund. On 1 October 2008, the fund name has been changed from Aberdeen Global - Asia Pacific Fund to Aberdeen Global - Asia Pacific Equity Fund. On 1 July 2010, the fund investment objective has been changed and is as set out in this webpage.
This is not an offer to sell any investment funds referred to herein. In particular, such funds are not offered or sold in the United States or to US persons.
Investment involves risk. Before making any investment decision to invest in the fund, investors should read the Summary Prospectus and in particular to the investment policies and the risk factors. Investors should ensure they fully understand the risks associated with the fund and should also consider their own investment objective and risk tolerance level. Investors are reminded that they are responsible for their investment decision and they should not invest unless the intermediary who offers or sells the fund to them has advised them that the fund is suitable for them and has explained why, including how buying the fund is consistent with their investment objectives. If in doubt, please seek independent financial and professional advice.
Subscriptions may only be made on the basis of the relevant offering documents, the most recent annual financial statements and semi-annual financial statements if published thereafter. Investors are reminded that the value and income (if any) from shares of the fund may be volatile and could change substantially within a short period of time, and investors may not get back the amount they have invested in the fund. Past performance is not a guide to future performance. The investment returns are denominated in the base currency of the fund. US / HK dollar based investors are therefore exposed to fluctuations in the US dollar / HK dollar / base currency exchange rate.
Investors should note that emerging markets tend to be less liquid and more volatile than mature markets and the value of your investment could move sharply up or down. In some circumstances, the underlying investments may become illiquid which may constrain the Investment Manager’s ability to realise some or all of the portfolio. The registration and settlement arrangements in emerging markets may be less developed than in more mature markets so the operational risks of investing are higher. Emerging markets may have relatively unstable government and may be more susceptible to adverse economic conditions which expose investors to higher levels of risks and political risks.
Investing in equity securities may offer a higher rate of return than those in short term and longer term debt securities. However, the risks associated with investments in equity securities may also be higher, because the investment performance of equity securities depends upon factors which are difficult to predict. Such factors include the possibility of sudden or prolonged market declines and risks associated with individual companies. The fundamental risk associated with any equity portfolio is the risk that the value of the investments it holds might decrease in value.
Investors are reminded that a fund which focuses on investing in a geographical area or country is likely to be more volatile and may be more susceptible to fluctuations in value resulting from adverse conditions in the geographical area or country in which a fund invests. In addition, prices of small cap stocks tend to be more volatile than the prices of other stocks and are sometimes less liquid and harder to value than securities of large cap stocks. Investors are also reminded of concentration risks and volatility associated with sector funds which invests in a specialist market sector.
Derivatives may be used to hedge against the various risks as permitted by the regulations but may not be used for speculative purposes. The use of derivatives for hedging in a rising market may restrict potential gains.
Any research or analysis used in the preparation of this webpage is based upon sources believed to be reliable as of the date thereof, but no representation or warranty is given as to the accuracy or completeness of data sourced from third parties. Any opinions, estimates or forecasts may be changed at any time without prior warning.
This webpage is issued by Aberdeen International Fund Managers Limited and has not been reviewed by the Securities and Futures Commission.