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NMPI Status

The Company currently conducts its affairs so that securities issued by Aberdeen New Dawn Investment Trust PLC can be recommended by financial advisers to ordinary retail investors in accordance with the FCA’s rules in relation to non-mainstream pooled investment products (NMPIs) and intends to continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

The Company’s securities are excluded from the FCA’s restrictions which apply to non-mainstream investment products because they are securities in an investment trust.


Pre-investment Disclosure Document (PIDD)

The Alternative Investment Fund Manager Directive (“AIFMD”) requires Aberdeen Fund Managers Limited, as the alternative investment fund manager of Aberdeen New Dawn Investment Trust PLC, to make available to investors certain information prior to such investors’ investment in the Company.

The AIFMD is intended to offer increased protection to investors in investment products that do not fall under the existing European Union regime for regulation of investment products known as “UCITS”.

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Morningstar Ratings

Analyst Rating

Gold Rating

Fund Rating

5 Star Rating

Risk Warning

The value of investments and the income from them may go down as well as up and investors may get back less than the amount invested. The tax benefits relating to ISA investments may not be maintained. Please refer to the Key Facts documents contained in the ISA/Share Plan Brochure & Application form for general and specific investment risks attaching to the individual trusts.

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Past Performance

Past performance is not a guide to future results.
See latest monthly factsheet below for performance history.


Daily Data

At close 26-Feb-2015

Net Dividend Yield1.94%

Source: Morningstar, NAV = Net Asset Value, excluding income.


Portfolio Holdings Disclaimer

Holdings are subject to change at any time. Holdings should not be relied upon in making investment decisions and should not be construed as research or investment advice regarding specific securities. By accessing the portfolio holdings, you agree not to reproduce, distribute or disseminate the portfolio holdings, in whole or in part.


Trust Details

Aberdeen New Dawn Investment Trust PLC

Registered Office:
Bow Bells House,
1 Bread Street,

Registered in England and Wales as an Investment Company Number 2377879


Aberdeen New Dawn Investment Trust PLC


To provide shareholders with a high level of capital growth through equity investment in the Asia Pacific countries excluding Japan. In addition, it is the Investment policy of the Company to invest in no more than 15 per cent of its gross assets in other listed investment companies (including listed investment trusts).


Aberdeen New Dawn Investment Trust PLC Half Year Report for the six months ended 31 October 2014
James Thom, Senior Investment Manager

In this webcast James Thom gives an update on a wide range of subjects including performance, a sector breakdown, the twenty largest investments and an outlook for the Trust.

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Manager's Monthly Report

January 2015

Market Review

A wave of monetary policy easing buoyed Asian stock markets in January, as central banks in India and Singapore as well as their counterparts in Europe, Turkey and Canada moved to boost economic growth. Paring gains was Switzerland’s decision to end its cap on the franc against the euro, which caused global risk aversion to spike, albeit briefly.

Portfolio Review

In January, we pared the position in ASM Pacific Technology on relative share price strength. In portfolio-related news, Samsung Electronics delivered better-than-expected results driven by improved performances across its semiconductor and display businesses. The company also bought back 250,000 preference shares and increased the dividend by 36% in 2014, returning a total of 5.4 trillion won (US$5 billion) in cash to shareholders. Keppel made an offer to privatise its 55%-owned property subsidiary Keppel Land. We view the opportunistic move, at a time when valuations are depressed, as a bid to diversify from the relatively weak offshore and marine (O&M) sector. That said, the conglomerate, whose full-year results met expectations, continued to grow its O&M business with contract wins despite the sector’s challenging outlook. Additionally, the infrastructure division continued to be streamlined. We remain sanguine about the group’s prospects as it aims to bolster its three core businesses amid the tough operating backdrop. Standard Chartered will exit its underperforming cash equity, equity research and equity capital markets businesses, cutting about 200 jobs in Asia. It also closed its Swiss private banking business. We view these as logical steps in the lender’s plans to save US$400 million this year and better align its resources to its core strategy.


Most signs point to a potentially looser policy environment in the medium term. Recent patchy US economic data could ease pressure on the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates by the first half of 2015. Murky outlooks for growth and inflation in both Europe and Japan could also precipitate more stimulus by the ECB and Bank of Japan, although we feel this would only soften the political will for crucial reforms. In China, authorities have reiterated their desire to pursue quality growth while maintaining an appropriate rate of expansion, an oblique reference to tougher times ahead, albeit cushioned by more targeted easing measures. Such rhetoric is likely to continue driving markets despite still-weak economic data. On the other hand, further shocks in the oil and currency markets could upend the uptrend. We are of the view, however, that lower oil prices are a good thing for Asia on the whole as it helps reduce costs for businesses and consumers alike, which should ultimately boost spending and induce investment. For now, earnings growth is likely to remain muted but companies with financial muscle and prudent management should be well placed to ride the region’s recovery over the long term.

Source: Monthly Factsheet Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited