Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund, Inc.

As home to the world's first, second, and fourth most populous countries, we believe the Asia-Pacific region should be on every investor's radar. But the sector holds long-term opportunities beyond China, India, and Indonesia. Investors know to look for opportunities both large and small but can get overwhelmed in places where change is the only constant. Aberdeen's years of studied involvement throughout the Far East helps us see it holistically and sift through the noise.

Open your world with the Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund.

See how the current share price compares to the value of the fund’s assets.

  • Net Asset Value Per Share $5.55
  • Market Price $5.10
  • Premium to Net Asset Value (-8.11)%

As of Jul 20, 2017. The NAV information is provided by the Fund's accounting agent. The price is as reported by the exchange on which the Fund trades. This information is unaudited and neither Aberdeen Asset Management PLC, its wholly owned subsidiaries, the Funds, nor any other person guarantees their accuracy.

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Field Report

Investment idea: Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund, Inc. (FAX)

 

Similar to other emerging markets in Aberdeen Asset Management's portfolio, Asia-Pacific is an unfamiliar region shrouded in myth. The area holds more than its fair share of potential investment opportunities. It’s only a matter of distinguishing fact from fiction.

The Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund, Inc. (FAX) seeks to offer investors good yield through corporate and government bonds, backed by solid fundamentals, leverage and sustainable growth.

Breaking down the myths in Asia-Pacific

One common misconception is that China is the only economy that matters in Asia. Not only have we already seen growth in China slow down, but India’s economy is now growing even faster than China. With a population of more than 1.2 billion, India is now on the verge of becoming the world’s third-largest economy by 2030.1 Another overlooked Asia-Pacific region is Indonesia, which is rich in resources and the world’s fourth most populous country. Both of these regions play a significant role in the Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund, Inc.

High political risk is another myth in the Asia-Pacific region. Countries in the region are at various stages of political and economic development, making high political risk a generalization that simply doesn’t hold true in our view. Singapore, for example, has maintained a sovereign rating of AAA2 for years because its government hasn’t added to its budget deficit since the 1980s. Its currency is also tied closely to the Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund. In other countries tied to the fund, such as Indonesia, South Korea and the Philippines, sovereign ratings are currently on the rise.

Download the Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund factsheet to learn more about the fund’s objective, policies, performance and more.

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Source: IMF, 2015

Source: TradingEconomics.com

 

1 USDA, 2015. Projections are offered as opinion and are not reflective of potential performance. Projections are not guaranteed and actual events or results may differ materially.
2 Standard & Poor’s credit ratings are expressed as letter grades that range from “AAA” to “D” to communicate the agency’s opinion of relative level of credit risk. Ratings from ‘AA’ to ‘CCC’ may be modified by the addition of a plus (+) or minus (-) sign to show relative standing within the major rating categories. The investment grade category is a rating from AAA to BBB-.