BNY Mellon Floating Rate Income Fund

Why invest in this Fund?

The fund’s seeks high current income.

These investments effectively should enable the fund to achieve a floating rate of income. The fund's subadviser normally will focus on senior secured floating rate loans, which are loans secured by specific collateral of the borrower and being senior to most other securities of the borrower (e.g., common stock or debt instruments) in the event of bankruptcy.

The fund currently intends to invest principally in floating rate loans and other floating rate securities of U.S. issuers, but may invest up to 30% of its net assets in securities of foreign issuers, typically those located in foreign countries that are members of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Min. class investment
$1,000
Class Inception Date
09/27/13
Fund Assets
$828,518,205  As of  12/12/19
Class Assets
$23,758,952  As of  12/12/19
Portfolio Turnover Rate
86.44%  As of fiscal year end  08/31/19
Morningstar Category
Bank Loan
Benchmark
Credit Suisse Leveraged Loan Index
Fund Holdings
241  As of  11/30/19
Average Effective Maturity
5.47  yr(s).  As of  11/30/19
Average Effective Duration
0.31  yr(s).  As of  11/30/19

Morningstar Rating™ as of November 30, 2019 for the Class A class shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the Bank Loan category. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 2 Stars (218 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 2 Stars (218 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 2 Stars (195 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.


Click here to see SALES CHARGE  Max Sales Charge:  2.50% Front End Load
As of  11/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Floating Rate Income Fund
DFLAX
2.47 2.70 2.55 - 2.63 09/27/13
Credit Suisse Leveraged Loan Index
4.02 4.32 3.97 5.29 - -
As of  09/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Floating Rate Income Fund
DFLAX
1.70 3.06 2.75 - 2.77 09/27/13
Credit Suisse Leveraged Loan Index
3.11 4.68 4.11 5.38 - -
Click here to see SALES CHARGE  Max Sales Charge:  2.50% Front End Load
As of  11/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Floating Rate Income Fund
DFLAX
2.47 8.32 13.44 - 17.40 09/27/13
Credit Suisse Leveraged Loan Index
4.02 13.53 21.50 67.47 - -
As of  09/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Floating Rate Income Fund
DFLAX
1.70 9.45 14.53 - 17.81 09/27/13
Credit Suisse Leveraged Loan Index
3.11 14.70 22.33 68.94 - -
The Credit Suisse Leveraged Loan Index is a monthly rebalanced index. It is designed to mirror the investable universe of the USD-denominated leveraged loan market. 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.

    Fund 11/19 10/19 09/19 08/19 07/19 06/19 05/19 04/19 03/19 02/19 01/19 12/18
    DFLAX
    5.04% 4.98% 5.39% 5.23% 4.88% 4.66% 4.69% 4.41% 4.71% 5.07% 9.75% 4.72%

    Yield fluctuates and past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Monthly yield history is the annualized distribution rate that is based upon dividends per share from net investment income paid during the period, divided by the period ended maximum offering price per share, adjusted for capital gains (IF ANY) distributed during the period, and annualized based upon the number of days in the distribution period.

    Fund 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
    DFLAX
    -0.92% 3.24% 7.26% -0.62% 1.22%

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


    Prospectus Fee Table Expense Ratios

    As of  12/31/18 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 0.65%
    Service Fee 0.25%
    Other Expenses 0.09%
    Acquired Fund Fees & Expenses 0.01%
    Total Expenses 1.00%
    BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. has contractually agreed, until December 31, 2019, to waive receipt of its fees and/or assume the direct expenses of the fund so that the annual fund operating expenses for Class A, C, I and Y shares (excluding Rule 12b-1 fees, shareholder services fees, taxes, interest, brokerage commissions, commitment fees on borrowings and extraordinary expenses) do not exceed .75%.

    Sales Charge

    Investment Amount Sales Charge
    Less than $100,000 2.50%
    Less than $250,000 2.00%
    Less than $500,000 1.50%
    Less than $1,000,000 1.00%
    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, BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc., has engaged its affiliate, Alcentra NY, LLC (Alcentra), to serve as the fund's subadviser. Chris Barris, Kevin Cronk, CFA, and Leland Hart are the fund's primary portfolio managers, positions they have held since September 2013, May 2017 and February 2018, respectively. Mr. Barris is Global Head of High Yield and Deputy Chief Investment Officer at Alcentra. Mr. Cronk is a Managing Director and Head of U.S. Credit at Alcentra. Mr. Hart is a Managing Director and Head of U.S. Loans and High Yield at Alcentra.

    Asset Allocation


        Daily Statistics

        As of  12/12/19 Name 30-Day Sec Yield 
        (WITHOUT WAIVER)
        30-Day Sec Yield 
        (WITH WAIVER)
        NAV Change 04/30/19  12 Month 
        High Nav
        01/02/19  12 Month 
        Low Nav
        YTD Return
        DFLAX
        4.48% 4.62% $11.57
        $0.01
        0.09%
        $11.84 $11.43 5.89%

        Main Risks

        Bonds are subject to interest rate, credit, liquidity, call and market risks, to varying degrees. Generally, all other factors being equal, bond prices are inversely related to interest-rate changes and rate increases can cause price declines.

        Floating rate bank loans are often less liquid than other types of debt instruments. There is no assurance that the liquidation of any collateral from a secured bank loan would satisfy the borrower's obligation, or that such collateral could be liquidated.

        High yield bonds involve increased credit and liquidity risk than higher rated bonds and are considered speculative in terms of the issuer's ability to pay interest and repay principal on a timely basis.

        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.

        The use of derivatives involves risks different from, or possibly greater than, the risks associated with investing directly in the underlying assets. Derivatives can be highly volatile, illiquid, and difficult to value and there is the risk that changes in the value of a derivative held by the portfolio will not correlate with the underlying instruments or the portfolio's other investments.

        Risk Metrics

        As of  11/30/19, 3-Year Trailing Standard Deviation Alpha Beta R-Squared Sharpe Ratio
        DFLAX
        2.58 1.90 -0.37 16.41 0.39

        Dividend Schedule

        Declared
        Monthly
        Distributed
        Monthly
        Paid
        Monthly
        Fiscal Year End
        Aug 31
        Annualized Distribution Rate
        5.04%
        As of  11/2019
        Annualized distribution rate is based upon dividends per share from net investment income paid during the period, divided by the period ended maximum offering price per share, adjusted for capital gains (IF ANY) distributed during the period, and annualized based upon the number of days in the distribution period.
        Month/Year Dividend ($)
        11/2019 0.047000000
        10/2019 0.049000000
        09/2019 0.050000000
        08/2019 0.053000000
        07/2019 0.053000000
        06/2019 0.050000000
        05/2019 0.046000000
        04/2019 0.048000000
        03/2019 0.044000000
        02/2019 0.048000000
        01/2019 0.047000000
        12/2018 0.099000000
        All figures as of month-end. Dividend history does not reflect any capital gains that may have been paid.

        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
        DFLAX
        0.0470 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0470 11.48
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        DFLAX
        11/29/19 12/02/19 12/02/19
        (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
        DFLAX
        Estimated 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 -
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        DFLAX
        12/20/19 12/23/19 12/23/19