Global equities expert Stephen Docherty focuses on fundamental analysis, with an emphasis on balance sheet strength when stocking his portfolio. He also looks for low debt to equity ratios and high return on equity. He currently takes responsibility for the Aberdeen World Equity fund and a number of global mandates. A graduate of Aberdeen University, Docherty holds an honours degree in Mathematics and Statistics. He previously worked in the department of actuarial services in the Life Division of Abbey National plc. In 1994 he joined Aberdeen Asset Management and was appointed head of global equities. When not managing money, Docherty enjoys a good round of golf.
The Fund's investment objective is long-term total return to be achieved by investing at least two-thirds of the Fund's assets in worldwide companies active in the extraction, production, processing and trading of the following products: chemicals, building materials, metals and other raw materials, timber and paper products, containers and packaging as well as companies in the energy resources sector. Furthermore, the Fund may invest in companies which obtain the majority of their revenues by financing the above activities.
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