Investment Objective

The Fund’s investment objective is to seek long-term capital appreciation.

Investment Policies

As a fundamental policy, under normal market conditions, at least 80% of the Fund’s net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, will be invested in equity securities of emerging market smaller company issuers. 

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.

 *As of July 31, 2015, the ticker symbol for Aberdeen Emerging Markets Smaller Company Opportunities Fund, Inc. changed from ETF to ABE.