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Abrdn Blue Chip International Portfolio Series 1


Investment Objective

The abrdn Blue Chip International Portfolio, Series 1 ("Trust") seeks to provide capital appreciation.

Principal Investment Strategy

Selection Criteria

Risks and Other Considerations

Portfolio Information

Deposit Information

Inception Date 11/18/2021
Non-Reoffered Date 5/18/2022
Mandatory Maturity Date 11/20/2023
Ticker Symbol CBCIAX
Trust Structure Grantor
Inception Unit Price $10.0000
Maturity Price (as of 11/20/23) $7.5629
Historical Annual Dividend Distribution* $0.0617

* The Historical Annual Dividend Distribution (HADD) is as of the day prior to trust deposit and subject to change. There is no guarantee the issuers of the securities included in the Trust will declare dividends or distributions in the future. The HADD of the securities included in the Trust is for illustrative purposes only and is not indicative of the Trust’s distribution rate. The HADD is the weighted average of the trailing twelve-month distributions paid by the securities included in the portfolio and is reduced to account for the effects of fees and expenses, which will be incurred when investing in the Trust. The HADD will vary due to certain factors that may include, but are not limited to, a change in the dividends paid by issuers, a change in Trust expenses or the sale or maturity of securities in the portfolio.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate with changes in market conditions. Investors' units, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

This information does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy: nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state where the offer, solicitation, or sale is not permitted.

Principal Investment Strategy

The Trust aims to provide a portfolio of securities that the Sponsor believes includes large, high quality companies from around the world. Under normal circumstances, the Trust will invest at least 80% of the value of its assets in securities issued by non-U.S. blue chip companies. A blue chip company is a nationally recognized company with a long-term reputation for quality, reliability and financial strength. The Trust will invest in common stocks, American Depositary Receipts and New York Registry Shares. New York Registry Shares are created by a U.S. registrar so that securities of companies incorporated in the Netherlands may be traded on a U.S. exchange. The Trust intends to invest in large-capitalization securities but may also invest in mid-capitalization securities.

Under normal circumstances, at least three different countries around the world will be represented in the Trust’s portfolio, including emerging market countries. The Trust intends to invest primarily in U.S.-listed foreign securities and depositary receipts of foreign issuers, but may also invest in foreign securities listed on a foreign exchange. A company is considered to be a non-U.S. company if the company meets one or more of the following criteria:

  • the company is organized under the laws of, or has its principal office in, a country outside the United States;
  • the company has its principal securities trading market in a country outside the United States; and/or
  • the company derives the majority of its annual revenue or earnings or assets from goods produced, sales made or services performed in a country outside the United States.

The Sponsor has selected Aberdeen Standard Investments Inc. (“abrdn”) as portfolio consultant. abrdn will suggest securities for the portfolio that it believes possess the potential to achieve the Trust’s investment objective and follow the Trust’s principal investment strategies. As a result of this strategy, the Trust invests significantly in the consumer products and information technology sectors, and the Trust is concentrated in securities issued by companies located in Europe and Asia.

Selection Criteria

The Trust’s portfolio is constructed by the Sponsor, with the assistance of abrdn, using the methodology described below:

The Trust uses a fundamental, bottom-up equity investment process, which is based on first-hand research and disciplined company evaluation. Securities are identified for their long-term, fundamental value. The stock selection process contains two filters, first quality and then price.

In the quality filter, each of the following five factors are assessed for all companies:

  1. the strength of the company’s business model and the extent and strength of the company's competitive advantage (referred to as "economic moat");
  2. the attractiveness of the growth rate in the company’s industry;
  3. the quality of the management team and its track record;
  4. the strength of the company’s balance sheet and cash flow; and
  5. the strength of the company’s management of environmental, social and governance risks and opportunities.

Examples of environmental, social and governance factors considered include, but are not limited to, carbon emissions, climate risks, labor management, employee safety and corporate governance. The specific factors considered may vary depending on the type of company being evaluated.

In the price filter, the value of a company is assessed by reference to financial ratios. Based upon the financial ratios, an estimate of the value of the company relative to its market price and the valuations of other potential investments is calculated.

Risks and Other Considerations

As with all investments, you may lose some or all of your investment in the Trust. No assurance can be given that the Trust’s investment objective will be achieved. The Trust also might not perform as well as you expect. This can happen for reasons such as these:

  • Securities prices can be volatile. The value of your investment may fall over time. Market value fluctuates in response to various factors. These can include stock market movements, purchases or sales of securities by the Trust, government policies, litigation, and changes in interest rates, inflation, the financial condition of the securities’ issuer or even perceptions of the issuer. Changes in legal, political, regulatory, tax and economic conditions may cause fluctuations in markets and securities prices, which could negatively impact the value of the Trust. Additionally, event such war, terrorism, natural and environmental disasters and the spread of infectious illnesses or other public health emergencies may adversely affect the economy, various markets and issuers. Recently, the outbreak of a novel and highly contagious form of coronavirus (“COVID-19”) has adversely impacted global commercial activity and contributed to significant volatility in certain markets. Many governments and businesses have instituted quarantines and closures, which has resulted in significant disruption in manufacturing, supply chains, consumer demand and economic activity. The potential impacts are increasingly uncertain, difficult to assess and impossible to predict, and may result in significant losses. Any adverse event could materially and negatively impact the value and performance of Trust and the Trust’s ability to achieve its investment objectives. Units of the Trust are not deposits of any bank and are not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency.
  • Share prices or dividend rates on the securities in the Trust may decline during the life of the Trust. There is no guarantee that share prices of the securities in the Trust will not decline and that the issuers of the securities will declare dividends in the future and, if declared, whether they will remain at current levels or increase over time.
  • The Trust invests significantly in the consumer products sector. As a result, the factors that impact the consumer products sector will likely have a greater effect on this Trust than on a more broadly diversified Trust. General risks of companies in the consumer products sector include cyclicality of revenues and earnings, economic recession, currency fluctuations, changing consumer tastes, extensive competition, product liability litigation and increased government regulation. A weak economy and its effect on consumer spending would adversely affect companies in the consumer products sector.
  • The Trust invests significantly in the information technology sector. As a result, the factors that impact the information technology sector will likely have a greater effect on this Trust than on a more broadly diversified Trust. Companies involved in this sector must contend with rapid changes in technology, intense competition, government regulation and the rapid obsolescence of products and services. Furthermore, sector predictions may not materialize and the companies selected for the Trust may not represent the entire sector and may not participate in the overall sector growth.
  • The Trust is concentrated in securities issued by European companies. As a result, political, economic or social developments in Europe may have a significant impact on the securities included in the Trust. Furthermore, the European sovereign debt crisis and the related austerity measures in certain countries have had, and continue to have, a significant negative impact on the economies of certain European countries and their future economic outlooks.
  • The Trust is concentrated in securities issued by Asian companies. As a result, political, economic or social developments in Asia may have a significant impact on the securities included in the Trust. Certain Asian economies have experienced rapid growth and industrialization, while other Asian economies have experienced high inflation, high unemployment, currency devaluations and restrictions, and over-extension of credit. Many Asian countries are subject to political risk, including political instability, corruption and regional conflict with neighboring countries. In addition, many Asian countries are subject to social and labor risks associated with demands for improved political, economic and social conditions.
  • The Trust invests in U.S.-listed foreign securities, American Depositary Receipt (“ADRs”) and a New York Registry Share. Investment in foreign securities presents additional risk. ADRs are issued by a bank or Trust company to evidence ownership of underlying securities issued by foreign corporations. New York Registry Shares are created by a U.S. registrar so that securities of companies incorporated in the Netherlands may be traded on a U.S. exchange. Securities of foreign issuers present risks beyond those of domestic securities. More specifically, foreign risk is the risk that foreign securities will be more volatile than U.S. securities due to such factors as adverse economic, currency, political, social or regulatory developments in a country, including government seizure of assets, excessive taxation, limitations on the use or transfer of assets, the lack of liquidity or regulatory controls with respect to certain industries or differing legal and/or accounting standards.
  • The Trust invests in securities issued by companies located in countries considered to be emerging markets. Because their financial markets may be very small, prices of financial instruments in emerging market countries may be volatile and difficult to determine. Financial instruments of issuers in these countries may have lower overall liquidity than those of issuers in more developed countries. Financial and other reporting by companies and government entities also may be less reliable or difficult to obtain in emerging market countries. In addition, foreign investors are subject to a variety of special restrictions in many emerging market countries. Shareholder claims and regulatory actions that are available in the U.S. may be difficult or impossible to pursue in emerging market countries. Risks of investing in developing or emerging countries also include the possibility of investment and trading limitations, delays and disruptions in settlement transactions, market manipulation concerns, political uncertainties and dependence on international trade and development assistance.
  • The Trust considers ESG factors during its investment process. As a result, the Trust may exclude securities of certain issuers for non-financial reasons and may forgo some market opportunities available to Trusts that do not consider ESG factors. In addition, there is a risk that the companies do not operate as expected when addressing ESG issues or that the companies may not exhibit positive ESG characteristics. Furthermore, data availability and reporting with respect to ESG factors may not always be available or may become unreliable.
  • The Trust may be susceptible to potential risks through breaches in cybersecurity. A breach in cybersecurity refers to both intentional and unintentional events that may cause the Trust to lose proprietary information, suffer data corruption or lose operational capacity. Such events could cause the Sponsor of the Trust to incur regulatory penalties, reputational damage, additional compliance costs associated with corrective measures and/or financial loss. In addition, cybersecurity breaches of the Trust’s third-party service providers, or issuers in which the Trust invests, can also subject the Trust to many of the same risks associated with direct cybersecurity breaches.
  • The Trust is subject to risks arising from various operational factors and their service providers. Operational factors include, but not limited to, human error, processing and communication errors, errors of the Trust’s service providers, counterparties or other third-parties, failed or inadequate processes and technology or systems failures. Additionally, the Trust may be subject to the risk that a service provider may not be willing or able to perform their duties as required or contemplated by their agreements with the Trust. Although the Trust seeks to reduce these operational risks through controls and procedures, there is no way to completely protect against such risks.
  • Inflation may lead to a decrease in the value of assets or income from investments.
  • The Sponsor does not actively manage the portfolio. The Trust will generally hold, and may, when creating additional units, continue to buy, the same securities even though a security’s outlook, rating, market value or yield may have changed.

See “Investment Risks” in Part A of the prospectus and “Risk Factors” in Part B of the prospectus for additional information.

Please see the Trust prospectus for more complete risk information.

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