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    BNY Mellon International Equity Fund

    Why invest in this Fund?

    The fund seeks long-term growth of capital. To pursue its goal, the fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in common stocks or securities convertible into common stocks (such as convertible preferred stocks, warrants and convertible bonds) of foreign companies and depositary receipts evidencing ownership in such securities. At least 75% of the fund’s net assets will be invested in countries represented in the MSCI EAFE Index.

    Min. class investment
    $1,000
    Class Inception Date
    03/31/08
    Fund Assets
    $326,190,456  As of  02/28/24
    Class Assets
    $483,706  As of  02/28/24
    Portfolio Turnover Rate
    45.57% As of fiscal year end  09/30/23
    Morningstar Category
    Foreign Large Blend
    Benchmark
    MSCI EAFE® Index
    Fund Holdings
    58 As of 01/31/24

    Portfolio Managers

    • Thomas Wilson

      Thomas Wilson

      Portfolio Manager, BNY Mellon Investment Management

      Since September 2023

    • Louise Kernohan

      Louise Kernohan

      Portfolio Manager, Newton Investment Management

      Since August 2023

    • Georgina Cooper

      Georgina Cooper

      Portfolio Manager, Newton Investment Management

      Since August 2023


    Total Returns

    Click here to see SALES CHARGE  Max Sales Charge:  1.00%  CDSC Load
    Average Annual
    As of 01/31/24
    Name 3 MO
    01/31/24
    YTD
    01/31/24
    1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception
    BNY Mellon International Equity Fund
    NIECX
    15.64 0.10 4.87 -0.86 4.09 2.56 2.50
    MSCI EAFE® Index
    15.75 0.58 10.01 4.59 6.92 4.77 -
    Average Annual
    As of 12/31/23
    Name 3 MO
    12/31/23
    YTD
    12/31/23
    1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception
    BNY Mellon International Equity Fund
    NIECX
    10.58 12.91 12.91 -1.14 5.35 2.07 2.50
    MSCI EAFE® Index
    10.42 18.24 18.24 4.02 8.16 4.28 -

    The performance data quotes represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Yield, share price and investment return fluctuate and an investor's shares may be worth more or less than original cost upon redemption. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Click above for month-end returns.

    The MSCI EAFE Index (Europe, Australasia, Far East) is a free float-adjusted market capitalization-weighted index that is designed to measure the equity market performance of developed markets, excluding the U.S. and Canada. Investors cannot invest directly in any index.

    The total return performance figures presented for Class C shares of the fund represent the performance of the fund's Class I for periods prior to March 31, 2008, the inception date for Class C shares, and the performance of Class C, respectively, from that inception date. Performance reflects the applicable class' distribution/servicing fees since the inception date. Had these fees and expenses been reflected for periods prior, performance would have been different.

     

    Investors should consider, when deciding whether to purchase a particular class of shares, the investment amount, anticipated holding period and other relevant factors.

    Growth of $10,000 Investment

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Historical Performance

      These figures do not reflect the maximum sales charge which, if included, would reduce return.

      Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

       

      Yearly Total Return

      Investment return fluctuates and past performance is no guarantee of future results.


      Redemption Charge

      As of    REDEMPTION YEAR CDSC
      Year  1 1.00

      Class C shares are subject to a contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC) imposed on Class C shares redeemed within one year of purchase.

      Prospectus Fee Table Expense Ratios

      As of  02/01/24 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
      Management Fee 0.75%
      12B-1 Fee 0.75%
      Service Fee 0.25%
      Other Expenses 0.32%
      Total Expenses 2.07%
      Expenses Reimbursed 0.25%
      Net Expenses 1.82%
      Total Expenses is the total annual operating expense ratio for the fund, before any fee waivers or expense reimbursements. Net Expenses is the total annual operating expense ratio for the fund, after any applicable fee waivers or expense reimbursements. The Total Expenses, or Net Expenses (if including fee waivers or expense reimbursements) is the actual fund expense ratio applicable to investors.
      The fund's investment adviser, BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc., has contractually agreed, until February 1, 2025, to waive receipt of its fees and/or assume the direct expenses of the fund so that the direct expenses of none of the fund's share classes (excluding Rule 12b-1 fees, shareholder services fees, taxes, interest expense, brokerage commissions, commitment fees on borrowings and extraordinary expenses) exceed .82%. On or after February 1, 2025, BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. may terminate this expense limitation agreement at any time.

      Portfolio Manager/Sub-Investment Adviser

      The fund's investment adviser is BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. (BNYM Investment Adviser). BNYM Investment Adviser has engaged its affiliate, Newton Investment Management Limited (NIM), to serve as the fund's sub-adviser. NIM has entered into a sub-sub-investment advisory agreement with its affiliate, Newton Investment Management North America, LLC (NIMNA), to enable NIMNA to provide certain advisory services to NIM for the benefit of the fund. Louise Kernohan, Georgina Cooper and Thomas Wilson are the fund's primary portfolio managers, positions they have held since August 2023, August 2023 and September 2023. Ms. Kernohan is the Head of Global Opportunities at NIM. Mses. Kernohan and Cooper and Mr. Wilson are portfolio managers of global, international and UK equity strategies at NIM.

      Top Holdings

      As of 01/31/24

      Asset Allocation


          Daily Statistics

          As of 02/28/24 Name NAV Change 07/18/23  12 Month 
          High Nav
          10/27/23  12 Month 
          Low Nav
          YTD Return
          NIECX
          $21.40
          -$0.10
          -0.47%
          $22.06 $18.75 3.28%

          Main Risks

          Diversification cannot assure a profit or protect against loss.
          Equities are subject to market, market sector, market liquidity, issuer, and investment style risks to varying degrees.
          Currencies are subject to the risk that those currencies will decline in value relative to a local currency, or, in the case of hedged positions, that the local currency will decline relative to the currency being hedged. Each of these risks could increase the fund's volatility.
          Investing in foreign denominated and/or domiciled securities involves special risks, including changes in currency exchange rates, political, economic, and social instability, limited company information, differing auditing and legal standards, and less market liquidity. These risks generally are greater with emerging market countries.

          Risk Metrics

          As of  01/31/24  3-Year Trailing Standard Deviation Alpha Beta R-Squared Sharpe Ratio
          NIECX
          17.85 -1.72 1.06 94.22 -0.11

          All risk metrics are provided by Morningstar. The index used in the calculations are determined by Morningstar which may not be the funds primary benchmark. The index Morningstar used for this analysis is MSCI ACWI ex USA Index.


          Alpha - Alpha is a measure of a security's or portfolio's excess return.

          Beta - Beta is a measure of a security’s or portfolio’s volatility, or systematic risk.

          R-Squared - R-squared is a statistical measure that represents the percentage of a fund’s or security’s movements that are explained by movements in a benchmark index.

          Sharpe Ratio - Sharpe ratio is a risk-adjusted measure that measures reward per unit of risk. The higher the Sharpe ratio, the better.

          Standard Deviation - Standard deviation is a statistical measure of the degree to which an individual portfolio return tends to vary from the mean, based on the entire population. The greater the degree of dispersion, the greater the degree of risk. In mutual funds, the standard deviation tells us how much the return on the fund is deviating from the expected normal returns.


          Dividend Schedule

          Declared
          Annually
          Distributed
          Annually
          Paid
          Annually
          Fiscal Year End
          Sep 30
          Year Dividend ($) Capital Gains ($)
          2023 0.2037 0.9880
          2022 0.1248 0.3060
          2021 0.5552 0.0000
          2020 0.1232 0.0000
          2019 0.3105 0.0000
          2018 0.1846 0.0000
          2017 0.1410 0.0000
          2016 0.0152 0.0000
          2015 0.0530 0.0000
          2014 0.3740 0.3528

          There is no guarantee that the fund will distribute any level annually. Capital gains may be short-term, long-term, or both.

          Distributions History

          Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date Ordinary 
          Non-Qualified 
          Dividends
          Qualified 
          Dividends
          Non-Qualified 
          Short-Term 
          Capital Gain
          Qualified 
          Short-Term 
          Capital Gain
          Long-Term 
          Capital Gain
          Total 
          Distribution
          12/14/23 12/15/23 12/15/23 0.0000 0.2037 0.0000 0.0000 0.9880 1.1917
          Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date Ordinary 
          Non-Qualified 
          Dividends
          Qualified 
          Dividends
          Non-Qualified 
          Short-Term 
          Capital Gain
          Qualified 
          Short-Term 
          Capital Gain
          Long-Term 
          Capital Gain
          Total 
          Distribution
          12/14/22 12/15/22 12/15/22 0.0000 0.1248 0.0000 0.0000 0.3060 0.4308
          12/15/21 12/16/21 12/16/21 0.1863 0.3689 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.5552
          12/15/20 12/16/20 12/16/20 0.0000 0.1232 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1232
          12/13/19 12/16/19 12/16/19 0.0000 0.3105 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.3105
          12/13/18 12/14/18 12/14/18 0.0000 0.1846 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1846
          12/14/17 12/15/17 12/15/17 0.0000 0.1410 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1410
          12/15/16 12/16/16 12/16/16 0.0000 0.0152 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0152
          12/15/15 12/16/15 12/16/15 0.0000 0.0530 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0530
          12/12/14 12/15/14 12/15/14 0.0330 0.3410 0.0060 0.0625 0.2843 0.7268
          12/11/13 12/12/13 12/12/13 0.0000 0.2250 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.2250
          12/12/12 12/13/12 12/13/12 0.0000 0.0220 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0220
          12/13/11 12/14/11 12/14/11 0.0000 0.1290 0.0000 0.0132 0.2319 0.3741
          12/14/10 12/15/10 12/15/10 0.0094 0.0356 0.0459 0.1729 0.0434 0.3072
          12/14/09 12/15/09 12/15/09 0.0000 0.1070 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1070
          06/23/09 06/24/09 06/24/09 0.0000 0.1000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1000
          12/12/08 12/15/08 12/15/08 0.0001 0.0669 0.0001 0.0889 0.3800 0.5360
          06/23/08 06/24/08 06/24/08 0.0000 0.1279 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1279
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