BNY Mellon International Stock Index Fund

Why invest in this Fund?

The fund seeks to match the performance of the Morgan Stanley Capital International Europe, Australasia, Far East Free Index (the 'Index'). To pursue this goal, the fund generally is fully invested in stocks included in the Index.

The fund attempts to have a correlation between its performance and that of the Index of at least .95, before expenses. A correlation of 1.00 would mean that the fund and the Index were perfectly correlated.

Min. class investment
$1,000
Class Inception Date
06/30/97
Fund Assets
$611,326,120  As of  10/11/19
Class Assets
$356,805,115  As of  10/11/19
Portfolio Turnover Rate
7.48%  As of fiscal year end  10/31/18
Morningstar Category
Foreign Large Blend
Benchmark
MSCI EAFE(r) Index
Morningstar Overall Rating
Fund Holdings
928  As of  09/30/19

Morningstar Rating™ as of September 30, 2019 for the Investor Shares 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 (611 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 3 Stars (611 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 3 Stars (489 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 3 Stars (365 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

  • Durante, Thomas

    Thomas Durante

    Portfolio Manager, Mellon Investments Corporation

    9 yr(s). on fund

  • Brown, Richard A.

    Richard A. Brown

    Portfolio Manager, Mellon Investments Corporation

    12 yr(s). on fund

  • Wong, Karen Q.

    Karen Q. Wong

    CFA, Managing Director, Head of Equity Portfolio Management, Mellon Investments Corporation

    12 yr(s). on fund


As of  09/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon International Stock Index Fund
DIISX
-1.55 6.02 2.86 4.46 3.51 06/30/97
MSCI EAFE(r) Index
-1.34 6.48 3.27 4.90 - -
As of  09/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon International Stock Index Fund
DIISX
-1.55 6.02 2.86 4.46 3.51 06/30/97
MSCI EAFE(r) Index
-1.34 6.48 3.27 4.90 - -
As of  09/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon International Stock Index Fund
DIISX
-1.55 19.17 15.13 54.63 115.66 06/30/97
MSCI EAFE(r) Index
-1.34 20.73 17.46 61.40 - -
As of  09/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon International Stock Index Fund
DIISX
-1.55 19.17 15.13 54.63 115.66 06/30/97
MSCI EAFE(r) Index
-1.34 20.73 17.46 61.40 - -
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

    Yearly Total Return

    Fund 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
    DIISX
    -13.92% 24.46% 0.98% -1.19% -5.91% 21.12% 17.74% -12.51% 7.31% 30.15%

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


    Prospectus Fee Table Expense Ratios

    As of  03/01/19 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 0.35%
    Service Fee 0.25%
    Other Expenses 0.01%
    Total Expenses 0.61%
    Expenses Reimbursed 0.01%
    Net Expenses 0.60%
    BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. has agreed in its management agreement with the fund to: (1) pay all of the fund's expenses, except management fees, shareholder services plan fees and certain other expenses, including the fees and expenses of the non-interested board members and the fees and expenses of counsel to the fund and to the non-interested board members, and (2) reduce its fee pursuant to the management agreement in an amount equal to the fund's allocable portion of the fees and expenses of the non-interested board members and the fees and expenses of counsel to the fund and to the non-interested board members (in the amount of .01% for the past fiscal year). These provisions in the management agreement may not be amended without the approval of the fund's shareholders.

    Portfolio Manager/Sub-Investment Advisor

    The fund's investment adviser is BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. Thomas J. Durante, Karen Q. Wong and Richard A. Brown are the primary portfolio managers of the fund. Mr. Durante has been a primary portfolio manager of the fund since June 2010. Mr. Durante is a managing director and cohead of equity index portfolio management at Mellon Investments Corporation (Mellon), an affiliate of BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. Ms. Wong and Mr. Brown have been primary portfolio managers of the fund since April 2007. Ms. Wong is a managing director and head of index portfolio management at Mellon, and Mr. Brown is a managing director and co-head of equity index portfolio management at Mellon. Mellon investment professionals manage the fund in their capacity as employees of BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc.

    Top Holdings

    As of  09/30/19   Holdings % Portfolio  Weight
    Nestle 2.41
    Roche Holding 1.49
    Novartis 1.35
    HSBC Holdings 1.12
    Toyota Motor 1.11
    BP 0.93
    Royal Dutch Shell, Cl. A 0.92
    Total 0.90
    AstraZeneca 0.84
    SAP 0.84

    Asset Allocation


        Daily Statistics

        As of  10/11/19 Name NAV Change 07/03/19  12 Month 
        High Nav
        12/27/18  12 Month 
        Low Nav
        YTD Return
        DIISX
        $17.02
        $0.28
        1.67%
        $17.36 $14.86 13.24%

        Performance Metrics

        Overall Morningstar Rating


        MORNINGSTAR CATEGORY Foreign Large Blend


        Morningstar Rating™ as of 09/30/19 for the Investor Shares 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 (1465 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 3 Stars (611 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 3 Stars (489 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 3 Stars (365 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
          143 out of 415
        • 3 Year
          121 out of 359
        • 5 Year
          127 out of 293
        • 10 Year
          105 out of 199

        LIPPER CLASSIFICATION International Large-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. 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 fund uses an indexing strategy. It does not attempt to manage market volatility, use defensive strategies or reduce the effects of any long-term periods of poor stock performance.

        Risk Metrics

        As of  09/30/19, 3-Year Trailing Standard Deviation Alpha Beta R-Squared Sharpe Ratio
        DIISX
        11.11 -0.10 0.96 97.17 0.44

        Dividend Schedule

        Declared
        Annually
        Distributed
        Annually
        Paid
        Annually
        Fiscal Year End
        Oct 31
        Year Dividend ($) Capital Gains ($)
        2018 0.4004 0.0000
        2017 0.3887 0.0000
        2016 0.4248 0.0000
        2015 0.3186 0.0000
        2014 0.4340 0.0000
        2013 0.3730 0.1890
        2012 0.3940 0.0000
        2011 0.4392 0.0000
        2010 0.3254 0.0000
        2009 0.3329 0.0844
        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
        DIISX
        0.0000 0.4004 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.4004 14.86
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        DIISX
        12/26/18 12/27/18 12/27/18
        (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
        DIISX
        Final 0.0000 0.4004 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.4004 14.86
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        DIISX
        12/26/18 12/27/18 12/27/18