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Aberdeen Asia Pacific & Japan Equity A Acc

Ranked 10 out of 15 in - Asia Pacific Including Japan over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

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

To grow your capital by investing mostly in companies in the countries of the Asia Pacific region including Japan. The Fund may invest in some countries that are still developing their economies

Performance

Asia Pacific Including Japan over : 31/03/2014 - 31/03/2015

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2015 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2015 10.2%
2014 7.8% 0.3% 2.6% 4.5% 0.2%
2013 -2.6% 9.8% -4.8% -3.9% -3.0%
2012 17.9% 11.1% -2.1% 2.8% 5.5%
2011 -12.5% -6.4% 2.9% -10.8% 1.7%
2010 31.2% 10.7% -1.9% 10.6% 9.2%
2009 38.3% -6.2% 15.8% 21.3% 5.0%
2008 -20.9% -9.5% -2.4% -10.0% -0.5%
2007 14.8% 1.0% 6.0% 4.5% 2.7%
2006 5.3% 6.4% -10.1% 4.8% 5.1%
2005 39.4% 3.0% 7.7% 15.1% 9.2%
2004 9.4% 2.8% -4.2% 4.9% 5.8%
2003 39.4% -4.4% 15.8% 16.2% 8.3%
2002 -6.9% 14.4% -5.5% -12.9% -1.2%
2001 -4.1% -1.7% 4.2% -18.6% 15.0%
2000 -15.4% -5.9% 2.4% -4.7% -7.8%
1999 64.7% 8.8% 26.8% -3.2% 23.4%
1998 3.3% 7.3% -17.2% -9.5% 28.5%
1997 -30.5% 2.1% 5.0% -9.7% -28.2%
1996 -2.8% 9.0% -0.4% 0.2% -10.6%
1995 3.8%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation

Breakdown

31/01/2015

Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Aberdeen Global - Indian Equity D2 GBP 5.25
Jardine Strategic Holdings Ltd ORD 4.62
Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Ltd ORD 3.91
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd PFD 3.18
Unicharm Corp ORD 3.10
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co Ltd ORD 3.07
AIA Group Ltd ORD 3.04
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd ORD 2.91
HSBC Holdings PLC ORD 2.87
Canon Inc ORD 2.74
31/01/2015

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date21/04/2006
  • Share Class size122Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB00B0XWNJ21

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment500
  • Min. additional investment50

Charges

  • Annual management1.8%
  • Initial investment0

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