BNY Mellon Small Cap Growth Fund

  • TICKER SSETX
  • Fund Code 6941
  • CUSIP 05586X702
  • SHARE CLASS

Why invest in this Fund?

The fund seeks long-term growth of capital. The fund invests, under normal circumstances, at least 80% of its net assets in equity securities of small-cap U.S. companies. The fund focuses on companies with market capitalizations that are equal to or less than the total market capitalization of the largest company included in the Russell 2000 Growth Index.

The portfolio managers focus on high-quality companies, especially those with products or services that are believed to be leaders in their market niches.

Min. class investment
$1,000
Class Inception Date
12/23/96
Class Status
Not available for purchase by individual investors.
Fund Assets
$7,205,205  As of  10/21/19
Class Assets
$7,149,351  As of  10/21/19
Portfolio Turnover Rate
87.65%  As of fiscal year end  09/30/18
Morningstar Category
Small Growth
Benchmark
Russell 2000(r) Growth Index
Morningstar Overall Rating
Fund Holdings
87  As of  09/30/19

Morningstar Rating™ as of September 30, 2019 for the Class I class shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the Small Growth category. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 3 Stars (584 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 3 Stars (584 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 4 Stars (519 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 3 Stars (399 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

  • Wakefield, Todd

    Todd Wakefield

    Senior Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, Mellon Investments Corporation

    6 yr(s). on fund

  • Zeuthen, Robert

    Robert Zeuthen

    Portfolio Manager, Mellon Investments Corporation

    6 yr(s). on fund

  • Porter, John

    John Porter

    Portfolio Manager, Mellon Investments Corporation

    2 yr(s). on fund


As of  09/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Small Cap Growth Fund
SSETX
-7.64 12.87 11.76 12.62 10.33 12/23/96
Russell 2000(r) Growth Index
-9.63 9.79 9.08 12.25 - -
As of  09/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Small Cap Growth Fund
SSETX
-7.64 12.87 11.76 12.62 10.33 12/23/96
Russell 2000(r) Growth Index
-9.63 9.79 9.08 12.25 - -
As of  09/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Small Cap Growth Fund
SSETX
-7.64 43.79 74.33 228.12 838.61 12/23/96
Russell 2000(r) Growth Index
-9.63 32.36 54.40 217.53 - -
As of  09/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Small Cap Growth Fund
SSETX
-7.64 43.79 74.33 228.12 838.61 12/23/96
Russell 2000(r) Growth Index
-9.63 32.36 54.40 217.53 - -

 

The Russell 2000® Growth Index measures the performance of the small-cap growth segment of the U.S. equity universe. It includes those Russell 2000 companies with higher growth earning potential as defined by Russell's leading style methodology. The Russell 2000® Growth Index is constructed to provide a comprehensive and unbiased barometer for the small-cap growth segment. The index is completely reconstituted annually to ensure larger stocks do not distort the performance and characteristics of the true small-cap opportunity set and that the represented companies continue to reflect growth characteristics.

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

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

Historical Performance

    Not available for purchase by individual investors.

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

    Yearly Total Return

    Fund 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
    SSETX
    -2.74% 20.63% 16.64% -2.32% 1.68% 47.73% 10.96% -1.83% 23.22% 21.52%

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


    Prospectus Fee Table Expense Ratios

    As of  02/01/19 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 0.80%
    Other Expenses 2.71%
    Total Expenses 3.51%
    Expenses Reimbursed 2.51%
    Net Expenses 1.00%
    The fund's investment adviser, BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. has agreed, until February 1, 2020, to waive receipt of its fees and/or assume the direct expenses of the fund so that the direct expenses of neither class (excluding taxes, interest, brokerage commissions, commitment fees on borrowings and extraordinary expenses) exceed 1.00%. On or after February 1, 2020, BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. may terminate this expense limitation at any time.

    Portfolio Manager/Sub-Investment Advisor

    The fund's investment adviser is BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. The fund is managed by a team of portfolio managers employed by BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. and Mellon Investments Corporation (Mellon), an affiliate of BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. The team consists of John Porter, the lead portfolio manager, Todd Wakefield, CFA and Robert Zeuthen, CFA. Mr. Porter has been a primary portfolio manager of the fund since March 2017 and Messrs. Wakefield and Zeuthen have been primary portfolio managers of the fund since April 2013. Mr. Porter is the head of the U.S. Small Mid Cap Equity investment team and one of the Active Equity Chief Investment Officers at Mellon. Mr. Wakefield is a senior managing director, senior portfolio manager and a member of the U.S. Small Mid Cap Equity investment team at Mellon. Mr. Zeuthen is a senior managing director, senior portfolio manager, senior equity research analyst and a member of the U.S. Small, Mid Cap Equity investment team 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
    Shopify 4.22
    Bandwidth 3.81
    HubSpot 3.39
    Twilio 3.32
    Freshpet 3.31
    Teladoc Health 2.91
    Mercury Systems 2.90
    Planet Fitness 2.86
    Rapid7 2.70
    CACI International 2.56

    Asset Allocation


        Daily Statistics

        As of  10/21/19 Name NAV Change 11/07/18  12 Month 
        High Nav
        12/24/18  12 Month 
        Low Nav
        YTD Return
        SSETX
        $28.85
        $0.18
        0.63%
        $32.92 $22.07 19.96%

        Performance Metrics

        Overall Morningstar Rating


        MORNINGSTAR CATEGORY Small Growth


        Morningstar Rating™ as of 09/30/19 for the Class I shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the Small Growth. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 3 Stars (1502 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 3 Stars (584 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 4 Stars (519 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 3 Stars (399 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
          396 out of 623
        • 3 Year
          242 out of 549
        • 5 Year
          102 out of 479
        • 10 Year
          195 out of 370

        LIPPER CLASSIFICATION Small-Cap Growth Funds


        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.

        Risk Metrics

        As of  09/30/19, 3-Year Trailing Standard Deviation Alpha Beta R-Squared Sharpe Ratio
        SSETX
        18.15 -2.00 1.20 65.53 0.67

        Dividend Schedule

        Declared
        Annually
        Distributed
        Annually
        Paid
        Annually
        Fiscal Year End
        Sep 30
        Year Dividend ($) Capital Gains ($)
        2018 0.0000 4.2611
        2017 0.0000 4.1739
        2016 0.0000 4.1249
        2015 0.0000 8.8404
        2014 0.0000 20.9111
        2013 0.0000 19.7478
        2012 0.0000 5.8740
        2011 0.0000 1.0470
        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
        SSETX
        0.0000 0.0000 0.7444 0.0650 3.4517 4.2611 26.19
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        SSETX
        12/04/18 12/06/18 12/06/18
        (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
        SSETX
        Final 0.0000 0.0000 0.7444 0.0650 3.4517 4.2611 26.19
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        SSETX
        12/04/18 12/06/18 12/06/18