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The AIFMD is intended to offer increased protection to investors in investments products that do not fall under the existing European Union regime for regulation of certain investment products known as “UCITS”.
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At close 19-Sep-2014Ord
Source: Morningstar, NAV = Net Asset Value, excluding income.
Sir Walter Raleigh House
48 – 50 Esplanade
Incorporated in Jersey with registered number 91671
The objective of Aberdeen Asian Income Fund Limited is to provide investors with a total return primarily through investing in Asian Pacific securities, including those with an above-average yield. The Company does not expect, at least initially, to have any significant Japanese exposure.
In this webcast Flavia Cheong gives an update on a wide range of subjects including performance, a sector breakdown, the twenty largest investments and an outlook for the Trust.
Asian equities rose in July as markets focused on rosier Chinese economic data, augmented by targeted easing measures and the government redoubling its anti-corruption and reform drive. In Indonesia, Joko Widodo won the presidential election, although his opponent Prabowo Subianto mounted a legal challenge subsequently.
There were no major portfolio changes in July. In portfolio-related news, Singapore lender OCBC will now be able to buy all remaining shares and delist Wing Hang, after acquiring 97.5% in the Hong Kong bank. It edged out hedge fund Elliott Management, which had hoped to block the privatisation for a better offer. The deal will allow OCBC to grow in greater China. Canon’s earnings benefited from an improved product mix and cost cuts. BAT Malaysia’s second-quarter results were pleasantly surprising on the back of good domestic sales and exports. Excise hikes imposed earlier this year had less of an impact than expected, thanks to authorities’ crackdown on illicit cigarettes. However, QBE Insurance announced another profit downgrade as management set aside additional reserves in its Latin American business to buffer against increased workers’ compensation claims. The company was also hit by flood-related claims in the UK. Nonetheless, full-year forecasts were maintained.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing’s results remained solid on robust wafer demand. Profitability rose to a record following better capacity utilisation. However, management gave a more cautious outlook for 2015. Costs and capital expenditure may increase for Taiwan Mobile in the short term as it speeds up its 4G rollout and expansion of its Momo TV shopping unit. However, we view this as a necessary step towards enhancing its core business and facilitating growth in its e-commerce unit. Meanwhile, results met forecasts amid stable contributions from its mobile service division.
Still ample liquidity has helped markets stay relatively resilient, despite the weaker macro environment. A premature tightening of US interest rates, however, could upset this trend. On the flip side, tighter monetary policy would signal a US recovery, which should bode well for the region’s exports. An escalation of violence in Ukraine or a further unravelling of Europe’s banking system could also jolt markets. Nevertheless, we remain optimistic about Asia’s long-term prospects, given rising middle class aspirations. Recent elections have put in place new governments that appear focused on reform. Finances are healthy, despite higher leverage at the consumer level. Corporates are seeing cost cuts aid margin recovery. Valuations remain supportive on both an absolute and a relative basis, and we believe prudent stock-picking will reward the patient investor over the long term.
Source: Monthly Factsheet Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited