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

inv.trusts@aberdeen-asset.com

Fund managers

* Adrian Lim»01-Nov-2013 to Present
Andrew Gillan»01-Jun-2010 to 31-Oct-2013
Peter Hames»01-Apr-2008 to 31-May-2010
Aberdeen's Asian Equity Team»01-Mar-2008 to 31-Mar-2008
Hugh Young»01-Jul-2007 to 29-Feb-2008
Jeremy Whitley»01-Sep-2002 to 30-Jun-2007


Investment objectives

To achieve long term capital growth through investment in the Far East. The company's benchmark is the MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Index. Investments are made in stock markets in the region, with the exception of Japan and Australasia, principally in large companies. When appropriate, the trust will utilise gearing to maximise long term returns.

Key Information

Fund vs sector

  1y 3y
Position 12 / 15 11 / 15
Quartile 4 3

Fund ratings

FE Crown Rating: 2 FE
Crown Rating
(Quantitative)

Ratios

  1y 3y
Volatility 12.28 17.43
Alpha -3.73 -2.75
Beta 0.95 1.15
Sharpe 0.40 0.21
InfoRatio -0.97 -0.30
R2 0.87 0.90
Quartiles:   1  2   3  4   help with ratios
vs. Asia Pacific excluding Japan Equities»

Performance

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    1y 3y 5y 12m-24m 24m-36m 36m-48m 48m-60m
+4.8 +29.8 +62.9 +9.9 +12.7 -4.6 +31.7
  NAV +4.3+28.8+66.9+8.3 +14.1-2.6+33.0
  Asia Pacific excluding Japan Equities +8.6+37.6+73.6+15.4+9.7-2.6+29.5
Share Price
 SharePriceDatePrem/DiscDiluted NAVGearingDiv yield
EstimLast pub.NetGross
pdf EDINBURGH DRAGON TRUST PLC ORD 20P 278.50 (p) 19-Sep-2014 -8.59 304.68 302.65
18-Sep-2014
110 0.79 0.79
Capital structure & income
Share Type Exchange Nominal value Issued Market value (m) Wind-up date Splits News
EDINBURGH DRAGON TRUST PLC ORD 20P UNIT LONDON 20 196,377,000 546.91 n/a n/a company announcements
Share identifiers: TIDM: EFM; SEDOL: 0294502; ISIN: GB0002945029
Detailed fund information
Fund type flag United Kingdom-registered Investment Trusts
Launched1987
Gross assets£658.1m / $1,073.2m
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: £ 30.0 Monthly
Annual accountsannual (Click to order)
Last report / accounts30-Apr-2014
Last AGM17-Dec-2013
Next AGMDecember 2014
EGMn/a
Stockbroker(s)Winterflood Securities Limited
Management contractThe management fee paid to Edinburgh Fund Managers plc ('the Manager') is 0.25% per quarter of the total net assets less''(i) the value of any investment funds managed by the Manager and'' (ii) 50% of the value of any investment funds managed or advised by investment managers other than the Manager.
Borrowing limitThe Board imposes borrowing limits to ensure gearing levels are appropriate to market conditions, and reviews these on a''regular basis. Borrowings comprise a revolving multi-currency credit facility. The Board has imposed a maximum gearing level, measured on the most stringent basis of calculation after netting off cash equivalents, of 11.6%.
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-Jul-2014
Holding (%) Rank Holding (%) Rank
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO5.301UNITED OVERSEAS BANK3.806
OVERSEA-CHINESE BANKING CORP4.802AIA GROUP LTD3.807
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR CO4.203CHINA MOBILE LTD3.508
HOUSING DEVELOPMENT FINANCE CORP4.204STANDARD CHARTERED3.509
JARDINE STRATEGIC HLDGS4.205HSBC HLDGS3.4010
 Total40.70 
Regional weightings, 31-Jul-2014
Region (%) Rank  
Hong Kong 22.90 1 22.90% Hong Kong
Singapore 21.70 2 21.70% Singapore
India 13.70 3 13.70% India
Korea 8.20 4 8.20% Korea
China 7.10 5 7.10% China
Taiwan 5.80 6 5.80% Taiwan
Thailand 4.70 7 4.70% Thailand
Philippines 4.20 8 4.20% Philippines
Malaysia 3.60 9 3.60% Malaysia
Sri Lanka 2.90 10 2.90% Sri Lanka
UK 2.70 11 2.70% UK
Cash 1.80 12 1.80% Cash
Indonesia 0.70 13 0.70% Indonesia
Total100.00 


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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Philip Gosling Jun 26th, 2014 at 05:06 PM

Maybe time for a change of management - no point in paying someone to keep thee trust in the 3rd Quartile - I could do that. Buck up performance or change management this year I hope

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Asset allocation

Hong Kong Equities, 22.90%
22.9000% ofHong Kong Equities
Singapore Equities, 21.70%
21.7000% ofSingapore Equities
Indian Equities, 13.70%
13.7000% ofIndian Equities
South Korean Equities, 8.20%
8.2000% ofSouth Korean Equities
Chinese Equities, 7.10%
7.1000% ofChinese Equities
Taiwanese Equities, 5.80%
5.8000% ofTaiwanese Equities
Thai Equities, 4.70%
4.7000% ofThai Equities
Philippine Equities, 4.20%
4.2000% ofPhilippine Equities
Malaysian Equities, 3.60%
3.6000% ofMalaysian Equities
Asia Pacific Emerging Equities, 2.90%
2.9000% ofAsia Pacific Emerging Equities
UK Equities, 2.70%
2.7000% ofUK Equities
Money Market, 1.80%
1.8000% ofMoney Market
Indonesian Equities, 0.70%
0.7000% ofIndonesian Equities

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