Our products are offered through an extensive network of over 500 financial professionals and brokerage firms. Talk to your financial advisor about how an abrdn Fund may fit into your portfolio based on your needs.

To invest directly into abrdn Funds:

  • Obtain the Funds' prospectuses and read them carefully
  • Download an  abrdn Funds Account Application and follow all the instructions. Other forms many need to be filled out as well; please consult the application
  • Return a completed application and all necessary forms along with payment or payment instructions to one of the following addresses
By regular mail:
abrdn Funds
P.O. Box 219534
Kansas City, MO 64121-9534
By express or overnight service:
abrdn Funds
430 W. 7th Street, Suite 219534
Kansas City, MO 64105-1407

 

For any questions regarding this process, please call 866-667-9231 for more information.

Applications Forms

Sales information

You may qualify for a reduction or waiver of sales charges on the offering price. To receive the reduced or waived sales charge, you must inform Customer Service or your broker or other intermediary at the time of your purchase that you qualify for such a reduction or waiver. If you do not inform Customer Service or your intermediary that you are eligible for a reduced or waived sales charge, you may not receive the discount or waiver that you are entitled to.

You may have to produce evidence that you qualify for a reduced sales charge or waiver before you will receive it. Please refer to your prospectus for additional information on reduced or waived sales charges.

Class A Shares

Class A shares may be most appropriate for investors who want lower fund expenses or those who qualify for reduced front-end sales charges or a waiver of sales charges.

Front-End Sales Charges for Class A Shares (of the Equity and Property Series)

Amount of Purchase Sales Charge as % of Dealer
Commission as
% of Offering
Price
Offering
Price
Amount Invested
(approximately)
Less than $50,000 5.75% 6.10% 5.00%
$50,000 up to $100,000 4.75 4.99 4.00
$100,000 up to $250,000 3.50 3.63 3.00
$250,000 up to $500,000 2.50 2.56 2.00
$500,000 up to $1 million 2.00 2.04 1.75
$1 million or more None None None*
*Dealer may be eligible for a finders fee as described in “Purchasing Class A Shares without a Sales Charge” below.

 

Front-End Sales Charges for Class A Shares of the abrdn Emerging Markets Debt Fund and abrdn Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund

Amount of Purchase Sales Charge as % of Dealer
Commission as
% of Offering
Price
Offering
Price
Amount Invested
(approximately)
Less than $100,000 3.00% 3.10% 2.50%
$100,000 up to $250,000 2.50 2.56 2.00
$250,000 up to $1 million 2.00 2.04 1.75
$1 million or more None None None*
*Dealer may be eligible for a finders fee as described in “Purchasing Class A Shares without a Sales Charge” below.

Front-End Sales Charges for Class A Shares of the abrdn Intermediate Municipal Income Fund and abrdn Short Duration High Yield Municipal Fund

Amount of Purchase Sales Charge as % of Dealer
Commission as
% of Offering
Price
Offering
Price
Amount Invested
(approximately)
Less than $100,000 2.50% 2.56% 2.00%
$100,000 up to $250,000 2.00 2.04 1.75
$250,000 or more None None None*
*Dealer may be eligible for a finders fee as described in “Purchasing Class A Shares without a Sales Charge” below.

 

Sales Charges for A1 Shares of the abrdn Ultra Short Municipal Income Fund

Amount of Purchase Sales Charge as %
of Offering Price
Amount Invested
(Approximately)
Dealer Commission
less than $250,000 0.5% 0.5% 0.5%
$250,000 or more None None None
* Dealer may be eligible for a finders fee as described in “Purchasing Class A Shares without a Sales Charge” when purchasing shares of the abrdn Ultra Short Municipal Income Fund Class A1. The abrdn Ultra Short Municipal Income Fund Class A does not pay finder’s fees. There are no front-end sales charges for Class A Shares of abrdn Ultra Short Municipal Income Fund.

 

Contingent Deferred Sales Charge on Certain Redemptions of Class A Shares

Funds Purchased Amount of Purchase
$1 Million up to $4 Million $4 Million up to $25 Million $25 Million or More
abrdn Funds Equity Series, Asset Allocation Series, Property Series, abrdn Emerging Markets Debt Fund, and abrdn Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund 1.00% 0.50% 0.25%
Funds Purchased Amount of Purchase
$250,000 up to $4 Million $4 Million up to $25 Million $25 Million or More
abrdn Short Duration High Yield Municipal Fund (Formerly High Yield Municipal Income Fund) and abrdn Intermediate Municipal Income Fund (Formerly Tax Free Income Fund) 0.75% 0.50% 0.25%
abrdn Ultra Short Municipal Income Fund Class A1 Shares 0.25% 0.25% 0.25%
A shareholder may be subject to a CDSC if he or she redeems Class A shares within 18 months of the date of purchase (within 12 months of purchase for the abrdn Short Duration High Yield Municipal Fund, abrdn Intermediate Municipal Income Fund, and abrdn Ultra Short Municipal Income Fund Class A1 Shares). Any CDSC is based on the original purchase price or the current market value of the shares being redeemed, whichever is less. If you redeem a portion of your shares, shares that are not subject to a CDSC are redeemed first, followed by shares that you have owned the longest. This minimizes the CDSC you pay. Please see "Waiver of Contingent Deferred Sales Charges-Class A and Class C Shares" in the fund's prospectus for a list of situations where a CDSC is not charged. If you purchase more than one abrdn Fund and subsequently redeem those shares, the amount of the CDSC is based on the specific combination of abrdn Funds purchased and is proportional to the amount you redeem from each abrdn Fund.

The maximum CDSC applicable to abrdn U.S. Small Cap Equity Fund Class A purchases made prior to May 1, 2017 is 0.50%. Effective May 1, 2017, the maximum CDSC is 1.00%. Unless you are otherwise eligible to purchase Class A shares without a sales charge, a CDSC at the rate in effect at the time the shares were purchased will be charged on Class A shares redeemed within 18 months of purchase if you paid no sales charge on the original purchase and a finder’s fee was paid.

The abrdn Ultra Short Municipal Income Fund Class A does not pay Finder’s Fees. Please note if you exchange abrdn Funds Class A shares that are subject to a CDSC into the abrdn Ultra Short Municipal Income Fund Class A, and then redeem those shares within 12 or 18 months of the original purchase (depending on the abrdn Fund), the CDSC applicable to the original purchase is charged.

 

Class C shares

Class C shares may be appropriate if you are uncertain how long you will hold your shares. If you redeem your Class C shares within the first year after you purchase them you must pay a CDSC of 1%.
For Class C shares, the CDSC is based on the original purchase price or the current market value of the shares being redeemed, whichever is less.

If you redeem a portion of your shares, shares that are not subject to a CDSC are redeemed first, followed by shares that you have owned the longest. This minimizes the CDSC that you pay. See "Waiver of Contingent Deferred Sales Charges-Class A and Class C Shares" in the fund's prospectus for a list of situations where a CDSC is not charged.

The Fund’s distributor or Adviser may compensate broker-dealers and financial intermediaries for sales of Class C shares from its own resources at the rate upto 1.00% of sales of Class C shares.

Notice

Please note: the directions to invest in our funds on this page apply only to the following abrdn Funds:

  • abrdn China A Share Equity Fund
  • abrdn Dynamic Dividend Fund
  • abrdn Emerging Markets Debt Fund
  • abrdn Emerging Markets Fund
  • abrdn Emerging Markets Sustainable Leaders Fund
  • abrdn Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund
  • abrdn Global Equity Fund
  • abrdn Global Equity Impact Fund
  • abrdn Global Infrastructure Fund
  • abrdn International Real Estate Equity Fund
  • abrdn International Small Cap Fund
  • abrdn Realty Income & Growth Fund
  • abrdn Short Duration High Yield Municipal Fund
  • abrdn Ultra Short Municipal Income Fund
  • abrdn US Sustainable Leaders Fund
  • abrdn US Sustainable Leaders Smaller Companies Fund
  • abrdn U.S. Small Cap Equity Fund
To invest in the former Artio Funds, please visit our abrdn Investment Funds account applications page.