Aberdeen Global Premier Properties Fund (NYSE: AWP)


Aims to provide capital appreciation and current income through global real estate securities.

Key Facts

Ticker symbol AWP (NYSE)

Gross expense ratio* 1.16%

Net expense ratio* 1.17%



* as of 10/31/2018
** as of 01/31/2019
*** as of 03/31/2019

Net assets** $550.5 Million

Shares outstanding** 85,407,951

Fiscal year ended October 31

Market Distribution Rate*** 10.20%

NAV Distribution Rate*** 9.15%

If a Fund estimates that it has distributed more than its income and capital gains in the current fiscal year, a portion of its distribution may be a return of capital. A return of capital may occur, for example, when some or all of a shareholder’s investment is paid back to the shareholder. A return of capital distribution does not necessarily reflect a Fund’s investment performance and should not be confused with ‘yield’ or ‘income’. Although the character of income will not be determined until the end of the Fund’s fiscal year, please refer to the Announcements section of the Closed End Fund website for Section 19 notices that provide estimated amounts and sources of the Fund’s distributions, which should not be relied upon for tax reporting purposes. A Form 1099-div for the calendar year will be sent to shareholders to illustrate how the Fund’s distributions should be reported for federal income tax purposes. Distribution rates are not guaranteed and will fluctuate with market conditions. Distribution Rates represent the latest declared regular distribution, annualized, relative to the market price and NAV as of ex-dividend date. Special distributions, including special capital gains distributions, are not included in the calculation.

Risk Considerations

International investing entails special risk considerations, including currency fluctuations, lower liquidity, economic and political risks, and differences in accounting methods; these risks are generally heightened for emerging market investments. Equity stocks of small and mid-cap companies carry greater risk, and more volatility than equity stocks of larger, more established companies. Dividends are not guaranteed and a company’s future ability to pay dividends may be limited. The use of leverage will also increase market exposure and magnify risk. Because the real estate funds concentrate their investments in the real estate industry, the portfolio may experience more volatility and be exposed to greater risk than the portfolios of many other mutual funds. Risks associated with investment in securities of companies in the real estate industry may include: declines in the value of real estate, overbuilding and increased competition; increases in property taxes and operating expenses; changes in zoning laws; casualty or condemnation losses; variations in rental income, neighborhood values, changes in interest rates and changes in economic conditions.