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10 important things you should know about Aberdeen JIEIX mutual fund

Updated: October 10, 2021
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Bull Case
  • 3-year return above the benchmark
  • 5-year return above the benchmark
  • No sales load or distribution fees
Bear Case
  • Low net assets
  • 10-year return below the benchmark
  • 15-year return below the benchmark
  • High expense ratio

Before we start: if you’re looking for JIEIX “stock” price, you can quickly find it out by visiting Finny and typing "JIEIX quote". If you’re looking for a quick scoop on JIEIX "stock" (price chart, key stats, buy or sell analysis and holdings), go to Finny and look for "JIEIX". You’ll get all this info in one place.

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. What is JIEIX dividend yield?
  5. What is JIEIX minimum initial investment amount?
  6. Does JIEIX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?
  7. What is JIEIX Finny Score? JIEIX buy or sell?
  8. What are the pros of investing in JIEIX? What are JIEIX buy reasons?
  9. 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 51 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 39.00% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR BABA 5.51%
Tencent Holdings Ltd 00700 4.08%
RWE AG RWE.DE 4.07%
Koninklijke DSM NV DSM 4.05%
Enel SpA ENEL.MI 3.68%
Genus PLC GNS.L 3.67%
Nestle SA NESN 3.65%
Vonovia SE VNA.DE 3.52%
NICE Ltd NICE 3.47%
Shenzhou International Group Holdings Ltd 02313 3.30%

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

JIEIX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is -7.86%;
  • 3-month return is -0.12%;
  • 1-year return is -0.12%;
  • 3-year return is 12.08%;
  • 5-year return is 10.43%;
  • 10-year return is 6.49%;
  • 15-year return is 2.61%.

4. What is JIEIX dividend yield?

JIEIX yield is 0.86%.

5. What is JIEIX minimum initial investment amount?

JIEIX minimum initial investment amount is $1.00M.

6. 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.

Analysis

7. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 43. Our quantitative analysis shows 3 reasons to buy and 4 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 43.

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

The following are JIEIX strengths from our perspective:

  • JIEIX 3-year return is 12.08%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD), 9.34%.
  • JIEIX 5-year return is 10.43%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD), 9.03%.
  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

9. 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 10-year return is 6.49%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD), 7.32%.
  • JIEIX 15-year return is 2.61%, which is lower than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD), 4.34%.
  • JIEIX expense ratio is 1.13%, 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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