Aberdeen New Dawn – Market setback creates opportunities – Aberdeen New Dawn (ABD) has been using recent weakness in Asian markets to narrow its underweight exposure to Chinese stocks (which dominate ABD’s benchmark). The manager has become more comfortable with this market and has demonstrated its stock-picking ability, delivering strong outperformance from its open-ended fund focused on the China A share market; this fund forms part of ABD’s portfolio. In recent years, ABD’s performance relative both to its peer group and its benchmark has stabilised. The manager is determined to improve on this and believes the portfolio’s focus on quality and value will be rewarded.
Capital growth from Asia Pacific ex Japan
ABD aims to provide shareholders with a high level of capital growth through equity investment in the Asia Pacific countries excluding Japan. ABD holds a diversified portfolio of securities in quoted companies spread across a range of industries and economies. ABD is benchmarked against the MSCI All Countries Asia Pacific ex Japan Index (in sterling terms).
ABD : Market setback creates opportunities