BNY Mellon Diversified International Fund

Why invest in this Fund?

The fund seeks long-term capital appreciation. To pursue its goal, the fund normally allocates its assets among other mutual funds advised by The Dreyfus Corporation or its affiliates, referred to as underlying funds, that invest primarily in stocks issued by foreign companies. The underlying funds as of the date of the prospectus were Dreyfus International Equity Fund, International Stock Fund, Dreyfus/Newton International Equity Fund, Dreyfus Global Emerging Markets Fund, Dreyfus Emerging Markets Fund, Dreyfus Strategic Beta Emerging Markets Equity Fund and Dreyfus International Small Cap Fund.
Min. class investment
$1,000
Class Inception Date
12/18/07
Fund Assets
$828,124,258  As of  08/23/19
Class Assets
$5,561,843  As of  08/23/19
Portfolio Turnover Rate
3.66%  As of fiscal year end  10/31/18
Morningstar Category
Foreign Large Blend
Benchmark
MSCI EAFE(r) Index
Morningstar Overall Rating
Fund Holdings
As of  07/31/19

Morningstar Rating™ as of July 31, 2019 for the Class A class shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the Foreign Large Blend category. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 3 Stars (614 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 3 Stars (614 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 4 Stars (489 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 3 Stars (364 funds rated). The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products with at least a 3-year history. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance (not including the effects of sales charges, loads and redemption fees if applicable), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. Managed products; including open-end mutual funds, closed-end funds and exchange-traded funds; are considered a single population for comparative purposes. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. ©2018 Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete, or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The fund represents a single portfolio with multiple share classes that have different expense structures. Other share classes may have achieved different results.

Portfolio Managers

  • Mortimer, Jeffrey M.

    Jeffrey M. Mortimer

    Portfolio Manager

    4 yr(s). on fund

  • Lee-Tsao, Caroline

    Caroline Lee-Tsao

    Portfolio Manager

    1 yr(s). on fund


Click here to see SALES CHARGE  Max Sales Charge:  5.75% Front End Load
As of  07/31/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Diversified International Fund
DFPAX
-3.99 5.66 2.36 4.99 1.63 12/18/07
MSCI EAFE(r) Index
-2.60 6.87 2.39 5.84 - -
As of  06/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Diversified International Fund
DFPAX
0.02 7.87 2.35 6.05 1.82 12/18/07
MSCI EAFE(r) Index
1.08 9.11 2.25 6.90 - -
Click here to see SALES CHARGE  Max Sales Charge:  5.75% Front End Load
As of  07/31/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Diversified International Fund
DFPAX
-3.99 17.95 12.34 62.78 20.71 12/18/07
MSCI EAFE(r) Index
-2.60 22.05 12.54 76.33 - -
As of  06/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Diversified International Fund
DFPAX
0.02 25.51 12.32 79.87 23.10 12/18/07
MSCI EAFE(r) Index
1.08 29.88 11.75 94.91 - -
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.

Growth of $10,000 Investment

Historical Performance

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

    Yearly Total Return

    Fund 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
    DFPAX
    -15.09% 27.46% -0.55% -0.13% -4.61% 15.68% 19.60% -14.92% 9.06% 33.91%

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


    Monthly Expense Ratios (Annualized)

    As of  07/31/19 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Service Fee 0.25%
    Other Expenses 5.42%
    Total Expenses 5.67%
    Expenses Reimbursed 4.37%
    Net Expenses 1.30%

    Prospectus Fee Table Expense Ratios

    As of  03/01/19 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Service Fee 0.25%
    Other Expenses 2.90%
    Acquired Fund Fees & Expenses 0.90%
    Total Expenses 4.05%
    Expenses Reimbursed 2.75%
    Net Expenses 1.30%
    The fund's investment adviser, BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc., has contractually agreed, until March 1, 2020, to assume the expenses of the fund so that the total annual fund and acquired funds (underlying funds) operating expenses of none of the classes (excluding Rule 12b-1 fees, shareholder services fees, taxes, interest, brokerage commissions, commitment fees on borrowings and extraordinary expenses) exceed 1.05%. On or after March 1, 2020, BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. may terminate this expense limitation at this time.

    Sales Charge

    Investment Amount Sales Charge
    Less than $50,000 5.75%
    Less than $100,000 4.50%
    Less than $249,999 3.50%
    Less than $499,999 2.50%
    Less than $9,999,999 2.00%
    Over $1,000,000 0.00%
    There is a 1% CDSC for purchases of $1,000,000 and over if redeemed within one year of purchase.

    Portfolio Manager/Sub-Investment Advisor

    The fund's investment adviser is BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. Caroline Lee-Tsao and Jeffrey M. Mortimer are the fund's co-primary portfolio managers. Ms. Lee-Tsao and Mr. Mortimer have managed the fund since November 2018 and March 2015, respectively. Ms. Lee-Tsao is the Senior Investment Strategist for BNY Mellon Wealth Management. Mr. Mortimer is the Director of Investment Strategy for BNY Mellon Wealth Management. Mellon investment professionals manage the fund in their capacity as employees of BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc.

    Top Holdings

    As of  07/31/19   Holdings % Portfolio  Weight
    BNY Mellon International Core Equity Fund 38.11
    Bny Mellon International Stock Fund 25.87
    BNY Mellon International Equity Fund 24.15
    BNY Mellon International Small Cap Fund 7.23
    BNY Mellon Emerging Markets Securities Fund 4.65

    Asset Allocation


        Daily Statistics

        As of  08/23/19 Name NAV Change 09/26/18  12 Month 
        High Nav
        01/03/19  12 Month 
        Low Nav
        YTD Return
        DFPAX
        $12.14
        -$0.10
        -0.82%
        $13.43 $11.11 7.82%

        Performance Metrics

        Overall Morningstar Rating


        MORNINGSTAR CATEGORY Foreign Large Blend


        Morningstar Rating™ as of 07/31/19 for the Class A shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the Foreign Large Blend. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 3 Stars (1467 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 3 Stars (614 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 4 Stars (489 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 3 Stars (364 funds rated).
        The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products with at least a 3-year history. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance (not including the effects of sales charges, loads and redemption fees if applicable), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. Managed products; including open-end mutual funds, closed-end funds and exchange-traded funds; are considered a single population for comparative purposes. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. © Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete, or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The fund represents a single portfolio with multiple share classes that have different expense structures. Other share classes may have achieved different results.

        Lipper Rankings

        • 1 Year
          171 out of 404
        • 3 Year
          193 out of 352
        • 5 Year
          78 out of 268
        • 10 Year
          114 out of 182

        LIPPER CLASSIFICATION International Multi-Cap Core


        Lipper Category returns and rankings are calculated by Lipper Inc., a Reuters Company, which is a nationally recognized organization that compares the performance of mutual funds with similar investment objectives. The Category returns represent the average performance of included funds, while rankings compare an individual fund's returns to those of the other funds in its category. Both are based on total return performance, with capital gains and dividends reinvested, with annual operating expenses deducted, but without including front or back-end sales charges. Rankings begin with the actual share class inception. Rankings are relative to a peer group and do not necessarily mean that the fund had high total returns. Rankings do not reflect sales loads

        Main Risks

        Equities are subject to market, market sector, market liquidity, issuer, and investment style risks to varying degrees.

        Small and midsized company stocks tend to be more volatile and less liquid than larger company stocks as these companies are less established and have more volatile earnings histories.

        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  07/31/19, 3-Year Trailing Standard Deviation Alpha Beta R-Squared Sharpe Ratio
        DFPAX
        11.33 -1.37 0.99 95.20 0.41

        Dividend Schedule

        Declared
        Annually
        Distributed
        Annually
        Paid
        Annually
        Fiscal Year End
        Oct 31
        Year Dividend ($) Capital Gains ($)
        2018 0.1775 0.0000
        2017 0.1423 0.0000
        2016 0.1100 0.0000
        2015 0.0861 0.0000
        2014 0.2018 0.0000
        2013 0.1443 0.0000
        2012 0.1510 0.0000
        2011 0.1770 0.0000
        2010 0.1358 0.0000
        2009 0.1230 0.1166
        There is no guarantee that the fund will distribute any level annually. Capital gains may be short-term, long-term, or both.

        Distributions History

        (Values Listed In $) Ordinary 
        Non-Qualified 
        Dividends
        Qualified 
        Dividends
        Non-Qualified 
        Short-Term 
        Capital Gain
        Qualified 
        Short-Term 
        Capital Gain
        Long-Term 
        Capital Gain
        Total 
        Distribution
        Reinvest 
        NAV
        DFPAX
        0.0105 0.1670 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1775 11.26
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        DFPAX
        12/28/18 12/31/18 12/31/18
        (Values Listed In $) Distribution Status Ordinary 
        Non-Qualified 
        Dividends
        Qualified 
        Dividends
        Non-Qualified 
        Short-Term 
        Capital Gain
        Qualified 
        Short-Term 
        Capital Gain
        Long-Term 
        Capital Gain
        Total 
        Distribution
        Reinvest 
        NAV
        DFPAX
        Final 0.0105 0.1670 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1775 11.26
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        DFPAX
        12/28/18 12/31/18 12/31/18