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Aberdeen Sterling Short Dated Corporate Bond A Acc

Ranked 102 out of 117 in - Sterling Corporate Bond over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Luke Hickmore

Luke Hickmore is an investment director at Aberdeen Asset Management, where he has worked since joining in 2007. Hickmore runs bond strategies for the firm using a macro, fundamental investment style. Before joining Aberdeen, Hickmore worked as a credit strategist at RIA Capital and as an investment manager at Rathbone Brothers, having first begun his career in the investment industry as a portfolio assistant at Lloyds Bank. Outside of work, Hickmore enjoys tennis and rugby, as well as playing the drums.

Roger Webb

Cumbrian-born Roger Webb casts his eye across a wide range of criteria when selecting corporate bonds, including sector trends and business and financial profiles. Webb applies this strategy to all the manadates he runs. Webb started out in Aviva Investors(Formerly Norwich Union) venture capital division and then moved into bond fund management with thier Spanish operation, Plus Ultra. He returned to the UK in 1996 managing gilt portfolios before moving to the corporate bond team in 1997. After over a decade of service at Aviva, Webb joined Aberdeen Asset Management where he currently works today.


The Fund aims to provide a combination of income and capital growth by investing predominantly in Investment grade corporate Debt and debt-related securities denominated in (or hedged back to) Sterling with a maturity of up to five years.

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Sterling Corporate Bond over : 31/03/2018 - 31/03/2019

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2019 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2019 1.5%
2018 -0.8% -0.7% 0.2% 0.1% -0.4%
2017 1.3% 0.5% 0.1% 0.1% 0.6%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
GBP Forward Contract 10.07%
USD Cash 4.48%
United Kingdom 0.750% 22-Jul-2023 2.25%
Wells Fargo Bk 5.250% 01-Aug-2023 2.07%
Barclays Bank PLC 10.000% 21-May-2021 1.93%
EUR Cash 1.81%
Friends Life Holdings PLC 8.250% 21-Apr-2022 1.49%
Cr Suisse Group 3.000% 27-May-2022 1.47%
Anheuser Busch Inbev NV 9.750% 30-Jul-2024 1.28%
Barclays PLC 2.375% 06-Oct-2023 1.26%

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date03/10/2016
  • Share Class size00Mn
  • Base currencyGBP

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment500
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Annual management0.60%
  • Initial investment2.00%

Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated).