Small today, large tomorrow

Aberdeen Standard Global Small Cap Fund-A (ABGS-A)

Small-caps account for more than 66%* of all listed companies, offering a wealth of choice to investors. By investing in smaller companies today, investors may be investing into tomorrow’s larger companies.
Master Fund Features

*Source: Stocks in MSCI ACWI Small Cap as a percentage of stocks in MSCI ACWI Small Cap and MSCI ACWI. As at end June 2020

Our quantitative tool provides deep analysis of the small-cap universe and identifies the top outperforming smaller companies across various industries.

Tap into the expertise of our global equities team. Our research-intensive process and truly active approach will give you direct access to our best small-cap investment ideas.

Fund in focus

Why Global Smaller Companies now?

The Aberdeen Standard Global Small Cap Fund - A (ABGS-A) invests into the Standard Life Investments Global SICAV II – Global Smaller Companies Fund (the Master Fund).


Superior past performance

The Master Fund has outperformed the benchmark (MSCI ACWI Small Cap Gross Total Return USD) by +15.66% and +4.29% annualized return over the past 1 years and 3 years respectively.1


Lower volatility

The Master Fund has a lower beta when compared to the benchmark. The Master Fund also has low correlation with large cap companies (MSCI AC World).2


Attractive entry point

Small caps potentially provides higher growth opportunities as valuations are more attractive relative to the overall index.3


Selection of high quality stocks with growth opportunities

Our Quant technology (The Matrix Model) helps identify new ideas by providing deep analysis on quality, growth, momentum and valuation.2

1 Master Fund: Standard Life Investments Global SICAV II - Global Smaller Companies Fund, Source: abrdn, as of Jan 2021.
2 Source: abrdn, base currency, 31 Dec 2020.
3 Source: Bloomberg (data is long term price earnings ratio), Lipper IM, 28 Nov 2008 to 31 Dec 2020

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