3 / 5 Stars
Zacks Investment Research
5 (Strong Sell)
Standard & Poor's
2 / 5 Stars
U.S. News evaluated 98 World Bond Funds. Our list highlights the top-rated funds for long-term investors based on the ratings of leading fund industry researchers.
The fund has returned -8.32 percent over the past year, 0.95 percent over the past three years, and 7.04 percent over the past five years.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 01.31.2014|
|Year to date||-0.8%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||1.0%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||7.0%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||N/A|
The investment seeks to maximize total investment return consistent with prudent investment management, consisting of a combination of interest income, currency gains and capital appreciation. The fund invests primarily in bonds and other debt securities of Asian sovereign and corporate issuers. It invests at least 80% of the value of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in bonds of Asian issuers, and derivatives that reflect the performance of Asian issuers. The fund may invest without limit in emerging markets and in issuers of any market capitalization, including start-ups. It is non-diversified.
Fees are High compared to funds in the same category.
Aberdeen Asia Bond Fund has an expense ratio of 1.20 percent.
Risk is High compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.