Dreyfus Emerging Markets Fund

Why invest in this Fund?

The fund seeks long-term capital growth.

To pursue this goal, the fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in the stocks of companies organized, or with a majority of assets or business, in emerging market countries.

Min. class investment
Class Inception Date
Fund Assets
$100,855,207  As of  05/24/19
Class Assets
$2,728,351  As of  05/24/19
Portfolio Turnover Rate
72.11%  As of fiscal year end  05/31/18
Morningstar Category
Diversified Emerging Markets
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
Fund Holdings
98  As of  04/30/19

Morningstar Rating™ as of April 30, 2019 for the Class C class shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the Diversified Emerging Markets category. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 2 Stars (712 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 2 Stars (712 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 2 Stars (553 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 1 Stars (238 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

  • Fitzgibbon, Sean P.

    Sean P. Fitzgibbon

    Portfolio Manager, Mellon Investments Corporation

    0 yr(s). on fund

  • McHugh, Julianne D.

    Julianne D. McHugh

    Portfolio Manager, Mellon Investments Corporation

    0 yr(s). on fund

Click here to see SALES CHARGE  Max Sales Charge:  1.00% CDSC Load
As of  04/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
Dreyfus Emerging Markets Fund
-8.73 7.79 1.26 4.15 6.36 11/15/02
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
-5.04 11.25 4.04 7.50 - -
As of  03/31/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
Dreyfus Emerging Markets Fund
-9.94 7.56 1.25 5.59 6.31 11/15/02
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
-7.41 10.68 3.68 8.94 - -
Click here to see SALES CHARGE  Max Sales Charge:  1.00% CDSC Load
As of  04/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
Dreyfus Emerging Markets Fund
-8.73 25.24 6.46 50.15 309.02 11/15/02
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
-5.04 37.69 21.91 106.18 - -
As of  03/31/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
Dreyfus Emerging Markets Fund
-10.84 24.45 6.42 72.29 302.90 11/15/02
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
-7.41 35.59 19.80 135.53 - -
The MSCI Emerging Markets Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization-weighted index that is designed to measure equity market performance of emerging markets. Reflects reinvestment of net dividends and, where applicable, capital gain distributions. 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 A for periods prior to November 15, 2002, 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

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
    -17.57% 26.17% 18.26% -17.52% -4.89% -5.99% 15.19% -24.79% 14.46% 74.06%

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


    Monthly Expense Ratios (Annualized)

    As of  04/30/19 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 1.25%
    12B-1 Fee 0.75%
    Service Fee 0.25%
    Other Expenses 0.58%
    Total Expenses 2.83%
    Expenses Reimbursed 0.08%
    Net Expenses 2.75%

    Redemption Charge

    As of  05/25/19  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  09/28/18 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 1.25%
    12B-1 Fee 0.75%
    Service Fee 0.25%
    Other Expenses 0.48%
    Total Expenses 2.73%
    The fund's investment adviser, The Dreyfus Corporation has contractually agreed, until September 30, 2019, to waive receipt of its fees and/or assume the direct expenses of the fund so that the direct 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 1.75%. On or after September 30, 2019, The Dreyfus Corporation may terminate this expense limitation at any time.

    Portfolio Manager/Sub-Investment Advisor

    The fund's investment adviser is The Dreyfus Corporation (Dreyfus). Warren Skillman is the fund's primary portfolio manager, a position he has held since December 2007. Mr. Skillman is a senior managing director and portfolio manager at Mellon Investments Corporation (Mellon), an affiliate of Dreyfus. Mr. Skillman also is an employee of Dreyfus. Mellon investment professionals manage Dreyfus-managed funds pursuant to a dual-employee arrangement, under Dreyfus' supervision, and apply Mellon's proprietary investment process in managing the funds.

    Top Holdings

    As of  04/30/19   Holdings % Portfolio  Weight
    Tencent Holdings 6.81
    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing 4.52
    Alibaba Group Holding 4.34
    Samsung Electronics 3.27
    China Construction Bank 2.98
    CNOOC 2.73
    BRF SA 2.43
    Industrial & Commercial Bank Of China 2.42
    Sberbank Of Russia PJSC 2.22
    China Life Insurance Co 2.11

    Asset Allocation

        Daily Statistics

        As of  05/23/19 Name NAV Change 06/06/18  12 Month 
        High Nav
        12/24/18  12 Month 
        Low Nav
        YTD Return
        $10.60 $8.86 0.55%

        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.

        Risk Metrics

        As of  04/30/19, 3-Year Trailing Standard Deviation Alpha Beta R-Squared Sharpe Ratio
        13.35 -0.34 1.06 69.47 0.53

        Dividend Schedule

        Fiscal Year End
        May 31
        Year Dividend ($) Capital Gains ($)
        2016 0.0011 0.0000
        2015 0.0980 0.0000
        2014 0.0120 0.0000
        2012 0.0030 0.0000
        2011 0.0240 1.0701
        2009 0.1080 0.0000
        2008 0.0010 3.4490
        2007 0.0890 6.6710
        2006 0.0000 6.2418
        2005 0.1490 2.6689
        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 
        Capital Gain
        Capital Gain
        Capital Gain
        0.0000 0.0011 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0011 8.71
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        12/28/16 12/29/16 12/29/16