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Contact details

Aberdeen Asset Managers, Aberdeen Investment Trusts, 10 Queen's Terrace, Aberdeen, AB10 1YG
0500 00 40 00 (Main Number)

Fund managers

* Asian Equities Team»01-Oct-1995 to Present
Hugh Young»01-Oct-1995 to 31-Aug-2004

Investment objectives

The objective of Aberdeen Asian Smaller Companies Investment Trust PLC is to maximise total return to shareholders over the long term from a portfolio of smaller quoted companies (with a market capitalization of up to approximately US$1 billion at the time of investment) in the economies of Asia and Australasia, outside Japan.

Key Information

Fund vs sector

  1y 3y
Position 15 / 15 3 / 15
Quartile 4 1

Fund ratings

FE Crown Rating: 4 FE
Crown Rating


  1y 3y
Volatility 16.21 19.07
Alpha -7.43 3.32
Beta 1.23 1.19
Sharpe 0.11 0.78
InfoRatio -0.57 0.37
R2 0.65 0.58
Quartiles:   1  2   3  4   help with ratios
vs. Asia Pacific excluding Japan Equities»


performance chart
    1y 3y 5y 12m-24m 24m-36m 36m-48m 48m-60m
-1.8 +56.8 +160.6 +0.7 +58.6 -4.1 +73.4
  NAV +2.6+57.7+129.4+8.8 +41.3-7.4+57.0
  Asia Pacific excluding Japan Equities +9.1+39.0+57.1+2.4+24.4-14.2+31.7
Share Price
 SharePriceDatePrem/DiscDiluted NAVGearingDiv yield
EstimLast pub.NetGross
pdf ABERDEEN ASIAN SMALLER COMPANIES INVESTMENT TRUST PLC ORD 872.00 (p) 17-Dec-2014 -4.35 907.44 929.27
110 1.15 1.15
Capital structure & income
Share Type Exchange Nominal value Issued Market value (m) Wind-up date Splits News
ABERDEEN ASIAN SMALLER COMPANIES INVESTMENT TRUST PLC ORD UNIT LONDON 25 38,100,000 330.71 n/a n/a company announcements
Share identifiers: TIDM: AAS; SEDOL: 0010076; ISIN: GB0000100767
Detailed fund information
Fund type flag United Kingdom-registered Investment Trusts
Gross assets£378.8m / $592.6m
Sector Asia Pacific excluding Japan Equities
Asset ClassEquity
Own ISA wrapper Fund has ISA Wrapper help with ISA
Savings plan Fund has Savings Plan Minimum: £ 50.0 Monthly
Annual accountsannual (Click to order)
Last report / accounts23-Oct-2014
Last AGM02-Dec-2014
Next AGMDecember 2014
Stockbroker(s)Matrix Corporate Capital LLP
Management contractAn annual fee of 1.2% of the NAV of the Company valued and paid monthly in arrears. The agreement is terminable on one years' notice.
Borrowing limitWhilst the use of borrowings should enhance the total return on the Ordinary shares where the return on the Company's underlying assets is rising and exceeds the cost of borrowing, it will have the opposite effect where the underlying return is''less than the cost of borrowing, further reducing the total return on the Ordinary shares.
Continuation / Wind-up provisionn/a
Dividend policyn/a
Investment restrictionsn/a
Reconstruction proposaln/a
Settlement detailsn/a
Tax policyn/a
Peer groups
Region Asset Class Investment Focus Sector
Asia Pacific Ex Japan Equity Mixed Asia Pacific excluding Japan Equities
Largest holdings, 31-Oct-2014
Holding (%) Rank Holding (%) Rank
Regional weightings, 31-Oct-2014
Region (%) Rank  
Malaysia 19.60 1 19.60% Malaysia
India 15.10 2 15.10% India
Hong Kong 14.10 3 14.10% Hong Kong
Thailand 13.20 4 13.20% Thailand
Singapore 11.10 5 11.10% Singapore
Indonesia 6.70 6 6.70% Indonesia
Philippines 5.60 7 5.60% Philippines
Sri Lanka 5.00 8 5.00% Sri Lanka
Australia 3.20 9 3.20% Australia
China 1.60 10 1.60% China
UK 1.50 11 1.50% UK
New Zealand 1.40 12 1.40% New Zealand
Denmark 0.80 13 0.80% Denmark
Korea 0.60 14 0.60% Korea
Pakistan 0.30 15 0.30% Pakistan
Cash 0.20 16 0.20% Cash

All prices in Pence Sterling (GBX) unless otherwise specified. Price total return performance figures are calculated using closing mid prices and with net income (dividends) reinvested. NAV total return performance figures are calculated using fully diluted (where applicable) daily estimated NAV figures from Thomson Financial Datastream and with gross income (dividends) reinvested.

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Asset allocation

Malaysian Equities, 19.60%
19.6000% ofMalaysian Equities
Indian Equities, 15.10%
15.1000% ofIndian Equities
Hong Kong Equities, 14.10%
14.1000% ofHong Kong Equities
Thai Equities, 13.20%
13.2000% ofThai Equities
Singapore Equities, 11.10%
11.1000% ofSingapore Equities
Indonesian Equities, 6.70%
6.7000% ofIndonesian Equities
Philippine Equities, 5.60%
5.6000% ofPhilippine Equities
Asia Pacific Emerging Equities, 5.30%
5.3000% ofAsia Pacific Emerging Equities
Australian Equities, 3.20%
3.2000% ofAustralian Equities
Chinese Equities, 1.60%
1.6000% ofChinese Equities
UK Equities, 1.50%
1.5000% ofUK Equities
New Zealand Equities, 1.40%
1.4000% ofNew Zealand Equities
Danish Equities, 0.80%
0.8000% ofDanish Equities
South Korean Equities, 0.60%
0.6000% ofSouth Korean Equities
Money Market, 0.20%
0.2000% ofMoney Market

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