Cautionary tales for the multi-asset investor
  • 1. Diversification is the key to composure.

    Finding reliable growth or income in a low interest rate world is tougher than ever. Stocks used to go up when bonds went down, and vice versa. That’s less certain now.

  • 2. Allocate to less volatile asset classes.

    Today, the smart money is no longer just in stocks or bonds, which are apt to jump around. Less volatile investments, such as catastrophe insurance, are newly accessible.

  • 3. Complexity is best left to experts.

    In uncertain markets, investing in alternatives offers one way to attain reliable capital growth or income. But the choices can be overwhelming.

Looking for regular income or capital growth?

Blending a diverse range of assets can help deliver consistent returns while reducing volatility. In our view, a high level of asset diversification is critical to achieving a strong and sustainable yield, especially in a low-rate environment.

At Aberdeen, our multi-asset approach makes full use of diversification. We aim for investments whose returns offer low correlations with equities and bonds. This helps to avoid the portfolio becoming overly reliant on any single economic or market factor to achieve its returns.

To suit your investment objectives, our Aberdeen Global - Multi Asset Income Fund aims to provide INCOME while the Aberdeen Global - Multi Asset Growth Fund aims for CAPITAL GROWTH.

Aberdeen Global - Multi Asset Income Fund
Investment Objective
To achieve income combined with capital growth
Current aims
To provide a high, but sustainable, annual yield, while seeking to maintain real capital values over rolling 5 year periods
Currency
USD and SGD-hedged available
Inception Date
June 2015
Distributions
Monthly*
Fund Composition
Source: Aberdeen Asset Management, 31 March 2017. Figures may not add up due to rounding.
Aberdeen Global - Multi Asset Growth Fund
Investment Objective
To achieve capital growth combined with income
Current aims
To provide growth with a volatility well below that of the equity markets across a full market cycle
Currency
USD and SGD-hedged available
Inception Date
June 2016
Distributions
N/A
Fund Composition
Source: Aberdeen Asset Management, 31 March 2017. Figures may not add up due to rounding.
Source: Aberdeen Asset Management, March 2017.