Aberdeen Latin American Income Fund (ALAI) aims to provide investors with a total return, with an above-average yield, primarily through investing in Latin American securities. While the portfolio is constructed without reference to any benchmark, the company measures its performance against a composite index (in sterling terms): 60% MSCI EM Latin American 10/40 index and 40% J.P. Morgan Government Bond Index EM Global Diversified (Latin America carve-out).
Aberdeen Latin American Income Fund (ALAI) offers exposure to Latin American equities and government debt. It is managed by Aberdeen Standard Investments’ (ASI’s) global emerging markets equities and emerging market debt teams. While 2019 was a difficult year in terms of economic growth, the markets performed strongly, underlining the resilience of the region. The managers remain ‘cautiously optimistic’ on the outlook for Latin America, led by the largest economies Brazil and Mexico, which are supported by lower interest rates and stable inflation, while there is also a positive government reform agenda in Brazil. ALAI is continuing to deliver on its income objective without compromising on its capital growth potential. It has meaningful revenue reserves and the fund offers an attractive 5.1% yield.