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The AIFMD is intended to offer increased protection to investors in investment products that do not fall under the existing European Union regime for regulation of investment products known as “UCITS”.
At close 28-May-2015Ord
|Net Dividend Yield||1.49%|
Source: Morningstar, NAV = Net Asset Value, excluding income.
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Registered in England and Wales as an Investment Company Number 3106339
To maximise total return to Shareholders over the long term from a portfolio of smaller quoted companies (with a market capitalisation of up to approximately US$1 billion at time of investment) in the economies of Asia and Australasia, excluding Japan.
In this webcast, Christopher Wong gives an update on a wide range of subjects including the Trust’s performance, the geographic and sectoral positioning of the portfolio for the Trust.
Despite lacklustre economic data, small-cap stocks in Asia rose in April amid continued policy easing.
Over the month, we topped up cement maker Holcim Indonesia, Hong Kong-listed Kingmaker Footwear and Myanmar property firm Yoma Strategic.
In earnings news, the Philippines’ Cebu saw annual profits rise 6%, underpinned by higher rental income from the expansion of its shopping mall Ayala Centre Cebu. However, our Singapore holding CDL Hospitality Trusts reported lower first-quarter revenue and profits from a year ago due to weaker tourist arrivals and heightened competition in the hotel sector. Financial holding OCBC NISP reported higher interest income and lower provisions amid challenging macroeconomic conditions. Conversely, Holcim Indonesia was hurt by weaker cement demand and higher costs. Competition escalated, with considerable new capacity further exacerbating oversupply. However, we expect the construction sector to regain momentum from increased infrastructure spending.
In Thailand, Tisco Financial’s first-quarter profits exceeded expectations on the back of net interest margin expansion, contributions from the sale of its investments and lower provisions. Aeon Thana Sinsap’s earnings declined in the fourth quarter because of higher expenses and provisions.
Continued loose monetary policy alone is insufficient to revive economic growth or counter deflationary threats, as long as structural weaknesses persist. Instead, such measures have merely served to inflate global asset prices. While some of our holdings have benefited from the run-up, markets are starting to appear frothy. Unless corporate earnings recover, share prices could be due for a correction in light of the Federal Reserve’s anticipated hike in interest rates. That said, Asian markets have priced in a Fed tightening to some extent and corporates are well financed with healthy balance sheets and manageable debt levels. Regional policymakers have taken steps to improve the financial position of their economies, by increasing taxes, reducing subsidies and boosting foreign currency reserves.
Source: Monthly Factsheet Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited