14 important things you should know about Aberdeen JIEIX mutual fund

Updated: June 28, 2020
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Are you looking to buy or sell JIEIX? Or perhaps you’re looking for JIEIX fact sheet, and learn about its alternatives? If so, you came to the right place.

In this JIEIX mutual fund review, we’ll address key questions our readers have been asking us about this fund, above and beyond what you can find in its prospectus, and on Morningstar or Yahoo Finance.

Here is what you’ll be able to find in this review:

  • Fact Sheet: JIEIX performance, returns, expense ratio, holdings and dividend yield;
  • Analysis: JIEIX buy or sell; the pros and cons of investing in JIEIX mutual fund;
  • Alternatives: other ETFs and mutual funds you should consider as alternatives to JIEIX.

And here is the list of questions we’ll answer:

  1. Describe Aberdeen Investment Funds: Aberdeen Select International Equity Fund; Class I Shares (JIEIX).
  2. What are JIEIX holdings?
  3. What is JIEIX performance? What are JIEIX historical returns?
  4. How many up and down years did JIEIX have historically?
  5. What is JIEIX dividend yield?
  6. What is JIEIX minimum initial investment amount?
  7. What is JIEIX expense ratio?
  8. Does JIEIX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?
  9. What is JIEIX tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?
  10. What is JIEIX beta? How would you assess JIEIX risk?
  11. What is JIEIX Sharpe ratio?
  12. What is JIEIX Finny Score? JIEIX buy or sell?
  13. What are the pros of investing in JIEIX? What are JIEIX buy reasons?
  14. What are the cons of investing in JIEIX? What are JIEIX sell reasons?

So let’s start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Fact Sheet

1. Describe Aberdeen Investment Funds: Aberdeen Select International Equity Fund; Class I Shares (JIEIX).

The Fund seeks long-term growth of capital. The Fund seeks to achieve its goal by investing in a wide variety of international equity securities issued throughout the world, normally excluding the U.S.

2. What are JIEIX top holdings?

JIEIX has 40 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 35.21% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR BABA 4.04%
Nestle SA NESN 3.83%
Novo Nordisk A/S B NOVO B 3.78%
Enel SpA ENEL.MI 3.69%
Koninklijke DSM NV DSM 3.63%
Vonovia SE VNA.DE 3.62%
RWE AG RWE.DE 3.31%
Genus PLC GNS.L 3.21%
BAE Systems PLC BA..L 3.14%
Zurich Insurance Group AG ZURN 2.96%

3. What is JIEIX performance? What are JIEIX historical returns?

JIEIX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 2.69%;
  • 3-month return is -18.80%;
  • 1-year return is -10.14%;
  • 3-year return is -2.52%;
  • 5-year return is -0.79%;
  • 10-year return is 1.00%;
  • 15-year return is 2.07%.

4. How many up and down years did JIEIX have historically?

In the last 10 years, JIEIX had 6 up years and 4 down years.

5. What is JIEIX dividend yield?

JIEIX yield is 4.7%.

6. What is JIEIX minimum initial investment amount?

JIEIX minimum initial investment amount is $1.00M.

7. What is JIEIX expense ratio?

JIEIX expense ratio is 2.05%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

8. Does JIEIX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?

JIEIX 12b-1 distribution fee is 0. JIEIX front-end sales load is 0. JIEIX back-end sales load is 0.

9. What is JIEIX tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 1.84%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 1.36%.

10. What is JIEIX beta? How would you assess JIEIX risk?

  • 3-year beta is 1.01;
  • 5-year beta is 1.00;
  • 10-year beta is 1.00.

11. What is JIEIX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.22;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is -0.07;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.02.

Analysis

12. What is JIEIX Finny Score? JIEIX buy or sell?

JIEIX Finny Score is 14. Our quantitative analysis shows 1 reason to buy JIEIX and 6 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 14.

13. What are the pros of investing in JIEIX? What are JIEIX buy reasons?

The following are JIEIX strengths from our perspective:

  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

14. What are the cons of investing in JIEIX? What are JIEIX negatives?

The following are JIEIX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • JIEIX net assets are $24.20 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • JIEIX 3-year return is -2.52%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD), -1.02%.
  • JIEIX 5-year return is -0.79%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD), -0.32%.
  • JIEIX 10-year return is 1%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD), 3.44%.
  • JIEIX 15-year return is 2.07%, which is lower than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD), 3.98%.
  • JIEIX expense ratio is 2.05%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the JIEIX review, we covered JIEIX key stats (return, performance, yield, expense ratio, and holdings), buy and sell analysis, and alternative investments. If this review was helpful to you, feel free to check out other mutual fund and ETF reviews.
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