Aberdeen Singapore Fund, Inc.(1) Announces Performance Data And Portfolio Composition

Jan 06, 2014, 15:26 ET from Aberdeen Singapore Fund, Inc.

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aberdeen Singapore Fund, Inc.1 (the "Fund") (NYSE: SGF), a closed-end equity fund, announced today its performance data and portfolio composition as of November 30, 2013.

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The Fund's total returns for various periods through November 30, 2013 are provided below.  (All figures are based on distributions reinvested at the dividend reinvestment price and are stated net-of-fees):

 

Cumulative as of 11/30/13

Annualized as of 11/30/13

1 Month

3 Month

YTD

1 Year

3 Years

5 Years

10 Years

Since Inception

NAV

-1.6

5.8

-1.5

3.6

4.0

19.8

10.7

5.7

Market Price

-2.5

6.2

-1.6

5.3

1.9

20.2

11.3

4.8

MSCI  Singapore

-1.5

8.9

3.0

6.1

5.2

20.3

13.1

7.1

 

On November 30, 2013, the Fund's net assets amounted to US$111.9 million and the Fund's NAV per share was $14.64.

As of November 30, 2013, the portfolio was invested as follows:

 

Portfolio Composition

Percent of

Net Assets

Financials

48.1

Industrials

35.9

Telecommunications

4.2

Health Care

4.0

Information Technology

3.9

Consumer Discretionary

3.3

Cash

0.7

 

The Fund's ten largest equity holdings as of November 30, 2013, representing 62.3% of net assets, were:

 

Stock

Percent of

Net Assets

Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation

10.1

Keppel Corporation

9.1

United Overseas Bank

9.0

DBS Group Holdings

6.4

Jardine Matheson

6.2

City Developments

5.5

SembCorp Marine

4.5

Singapore Telecom

4.2

Singapore Technologies Engineering

4.2

Bukit Sembawang

3.1

 

Important Information Aberdeen Asset Management Inc. has prepared this report based on information sources believed to be accurate and reliable.  However, the figures are unaudited and neither the Fund, Aberdeen Asset Management Inc. (the current Administrator), Daiwa Securities Trust Company (the former Administrator), Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited (the Investment Manager), nor any other person guarantees their accuracy.  Investors should seek their own professional advice and should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses before acting on this information. Aberdeen is a U.S. registered service mark of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC.

Closed-end funds are traded on the secondary market through one of the stock exchanges. The Fund's investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor's shares may be worth more or less than the original cost. Shares of closed-end funds may trade above (a premium) or below (a discount) the net asset value (NAV) of the fund's portfolio. There is no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objective.

Total return figures with distributions reinvested at the dividend reinvestment price are stated net-of-fees and represents past performance.  Past performance is not indicative of future results, current performance may be higher or lower.  Holdings are subject to change and are provided for informational purposes only and should not be deemed as a recommendation to buy or sell the securities shown.  Inception date July 31, 1990.

¹ As of 11/01/2013, Fund name changed from The Singapore Fund, Inc. 

 

If you wish to receive this information electronically, please contact: InvestorRelations@aberdeen-asset.com

 

SOURCE Aberdeen Singapore Fund, Inc.



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