Aberdeen Total Dynamic Dividend FundFind Ratings Reports
- Last Ratings Update:04/30/2018
- Price as of 04/30/2018 :$9.00
- Net Assets:$1,070.25 Million
- Peer Rank:69 of 261
- Investment Rating:C+
We rate Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund at C+. Positive factors that influence this rating include a well above average total return and low expense structure. The fund invests approximately 100% of its assets in stocks and may be considered for investors seeking a Global Equity strategy.
POSITIVES AND RISKS
Total return ranks very high in comparison with peers over the last three years. The Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund has returned an annual rate of -0.87% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of 10.11% in the last five years, 8.75% in the last three years, and 12.69% in the last year. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last five years, it has outperformed 74% of them. It has also outpaced 76% of its competitors on a three year basis and 65% of them over the last year for the period ending 4/30/2018. On a year to date basis, AOD has returned -2.48%.
Downside risk has been below average. AOD has a draw down risk of -22.14%, which is the largest price decline experienced over the last three years. This fund has a three year standard deviation of 13.1%. This fund has had moderate volatility in its monthly performance over the last 36 months. As of 4/30/2018, the fund was trading at a price of $9.00, which is 1.2% below its 52-week high of $9.11 and 3.1% above its 52-week low of $8.73.
High expense ratio hinders performance. On total assets of $1.07 billion, AOD maintains a high expense ratio compared to its Global Equity peers of 1.19% to cover all operating costs. Brokerage costs for the fund to buy and sell shares are not included in the expense ratio. As AOD is a closed end fund, it has no front end or back end load.
Manager tenure and performance record are net positives. Substandard fund managers tend to be replaced, so a long tenure is usually a good sign that a fund is achieving its objectives. The Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund has been managed by Brian Hennessey for the last 6 years. Over that period, the manager was able to capture more actual gains in excess of the expected return than 84% of other fund managers.