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Address And Details

Mellon Bank Ctr., 1735 Market St.- 37th Fl. , Philadelphia, PA 19103
Fund Manager Team Managed
Manager Tenure

Strategy And Objective

The Aberdeen International Sustainable Leaders Fund (the International Sustainable Leaders Fund or the Fund ) seeks long-term growth of capital. The International Sustainable Leaders Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective of seeking long-term growth of capital by investing primarily in equity securities of foreign companies that the Adviser deems to have sound and improving prospects and which demonstrate that they are current or emerging sustainable leaders through their management of environmental, social and governance ( ESG ) risks and opportunities in accordance with the Adviser s criteria. In carrying out the Fund s investment strategies, the Adviser employs a fundamental, bottom-up equity investment process, which is based on first-hand research and disciplined company evaluation and which takes into consideration the sustainability of the business in its broadest sense and the company s ESG performance. The Adviser s stock analysts work closely with dedicated ESG specialists who sit within each regional investment team and provide industry-leading expertise and insight at the company level. In addition, engagement with company management is a key part of the Adviser s research process and ongoing stewardship program. The Adviser will identify stocks for their long-term, fundamental value based on quality and price. With respect to quality , the Adviser will assign each company a proprietary overall quality rating and also an ESG-quality rating ranging from 1 to 5 (1 indicating leaders and 5 indicating laggards) enabling the Fund s investment team to identify current and emerging sustainable leaders. Companies eligible for investment by the Fund must be rated 3 or better by the Adviser on both the overall quality rating and ESG-quality rating. Binary exclusions are also applied to exclude a defined list of unacceptable activities. The Fund will not invest in companies that, based on MSCI data, have: failed to uphold one or more principles of the UN Global Compact; an industry tie to controversial weapons; a revenue contribution of 10% or more from the manufacture or sale of conventional weapons or weapons systems; a revenue contribution of 10% or more from tobacco or are tobacco manufacturers; a revenue contribution of 10% or more from the extraction of unconventional oil and gas; or a revenue contribution from thermal coal extraction. The Fund will measure compliance with its principal investment strategies at the time of investment except that compliance with binary exclusions is tested as frequently as MSCI data is updated, which is currently quarterly. If a company no longer meets the Adviser s ESG criteria, the Adviser intends, but is not required, to sell such security. As a non-fundamental policy, under normal circumstances, the International Sustainable Leaders Fund invests at least 80% of the value of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in equity securities issued by companies that are located in, or that derive a majority of their earnings or revenue from, a number of countries around the world other than the U.S. that meet the Adviser s sustainability criteria. For purposes of the 80% policy, a company is considered to be outside the U.S. if Fund management determines that the company meets one or more of the following criteria: the company is organized under the laws of, or has its principal office in, a country outside the U.S.; the company has its principal securities trading market in a country outside the U.S.; and/or the company derives the majority of its annual revenue or earnings or assets from goods produced, sales made or services performed in a country outside the U.S. Equity securities include, but are not limited to, common stock, preferred stock and depositary receipts. Under normal circumstances, a number of countries around the world will be represented in the Fund s portfolio, some of which may be considered to be emerging market countries. At times, the Fund may have a significant amount of its assets invested in a country or geographic region. The Fund may invest in securities denominated in U.S. Dollars and currencies of the foreign countries in which it is permitted to invest. The Fund typically has full currency exposure to those markets in which it invests. The Fund may invest in securities of any market capitalization. The Fund may invest in securities of any market sector and may hold a significant amount of securities of companies, from time to time, within a single sector.

Net Asset Value

as of 5:10 PM ET 12/07/2021

Performance

  • 1 Week
  • +1.63%
  • 1 Month
  • -5.09%
  • 3 Months
  • -6.49%
  • 1 Yr Return
  • +14.37%
  • 5 Yr Return
  • +55.65%

Equity Sector Breakdown

IndustrialCyclical 17.27%
Finance 12.59%
RetailTrade 12.20%
Technology 11.27%
Health 5.90%
NonDurables 5.47%
Utilities 2.72%
ConsumerDurables 2.38%
Services 2.05%
Energy n/a

Asset Allocation

Asset Type % Of Allocation
Stocks 105.77%
ForeignStocks 103.54%
Cash 0.00%
Bonds 0.00%
Preferred 0.00%
Convertible 0.00%
Other 0.00%
ForeignBonds 0.00%
ForeignHedged 0.00%
Total Net Assets 25.25 M

Risk Measures

Criteria 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years
Alpha -2.17 -3.83 -7.56
Beta 0.90 0.89 0.95
R Squared 0.82 0.73 0.68
Std Deviation 18.39 16.06 15.05
Sharpe Ratio 0.94 0.78 n/a

Purchase Information

as of 5:08 PM ET 12/06/2021
Minimum Initial $1000000
Minimum Additional $0
Minimum Initial IRA $0

Performance

Timeframe Average Annual Current Performance Monthly As Of 11/30/2021 Average Annual Current Performance Quarterly As Of 09/30/2021 Avg Annual Current Performance Monthly As Of 11/30/2021 Avg Annual Current Performance Quarterly As Of 09/30/2021
1 Year
  • +14.86%
  • +25.36%
+14.86% +25.36%
3 Year
  • +13.87%
  • +11.50%
+13.87% +11.50%
10 Year
  • +6.31%
  • +6.85%
+6.31% +6.85%
Life Of Fund
  • +5.34%
  • +5.41%
+5.34% +5.41%

Top 10 Holdings

Symbol Company Name % Of Assets
GEN.CO GENMAB AS 4.00%
CRDA.L CRODA INTERNATIONAL 3.92%
OREP.PA L'OREAL SA 3.51%
DSMN.AS KONINKLIJKE DSM NV 3.44%
TSM TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACT 3.37%
COH.AX COCHLEAR LTD 3.36%
NSRGY NESTLE SA SPONS ADR FOR REG 3.36%
1299.HK AIA GROUP LTD 3.24%
SPX.L SPIRAX SARCO ENGINEERING PLC 3.23%
CMXHF CSL LTD 3.09%

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