BNY Mellon Sustainable Balanced Fund

  • TICKER DRAKX
  • Fund Code 0323
  • CUSIP 05587N547
  • SHARE CLASS

Why invest in this Fund?

The BNY Mellon Sustainable Balanced Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing in the equity securities of global companies which we believe have sustainable business models and in U.S. fixed income securities using an indexed approach. This investment process takes into consideration the potential impact and risks these companies have on the environment and society.

The fund changed its investment objective and strategy on April 1, 2019. Prior to April 1, 2019, the fund's investment objective was to provide current income, while maintaining the potential for long-term capital appreciation. To pursue these goals, until April 1, 2019, the fund used an actively-managed global multi-asset strategy that focused on income generation. In addition, until April 1, 2019, Newton was the sole sub-adviser for the fund. Newton allocated the fund's investments among equity and equity-related securities, debt and debt-related securities, and, generally to a lesser extent, real estate, commodities and infrastructure in developed and emerging markets.

Effective April 1, 2019, Dreyfus Global Multi-Asset Income Fund was renamed BNY Mellon Sustainable Balanced Fund. The fund's Class Y shares and Class A shares were renamed Class K shares and Service Class shares, respectively, effective April 1, 2019. As of March 31, 2019, Class K shares are not available for purchase by individual investors. Class K shares are generally only offered to state-sponsored and/or state-administered retirement savings plans. Investors should discuss with their advisor the eligibility requirements for Class K and Service Class shares and the historical results achieved by the fund's respective share classes.
Class Inception Date
11/30/17
Class Status
Class K shares are not available for purchase by individual investors. Class K shares are generally only offered to state-sponsored and/or state-administered retirement savings plans.
Fund Assets
$12,826,933  As of  11/14/19
Class Assets
$11,818,634  As of  11/14/19
Portfolio Turnover Rate
81.07%  As of fiscal year end  10/31/18
Morningstar Category
World Allocation
Fund Holdings
305  As of  10/31/19

As of  10/31/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Sustainable Balanced Fund
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11.03 - - - 2.46 11/30/17
As of  09/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Sustainable Balanced Fund
DRAKX
2.47 - - - 1.50 11/30/17
As of  10/31/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Sustainable Balanced Fund
DRAKX
11.03 - - - 4.77 11/30/17
As of  09/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Sustainable Balanced Fund
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2.47 - - - 2.77 11/30/17

Growth of $10,000 Investment

Historical Performance

    Class K shares are not available for purchase by individual investors. Class K shares are generally only offered to state-sponsored and/or state-administered retirement savings plans.

    Yearly Total Return

    Fund 2018
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    -10.27%

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


    Prospectus Fee Table Expense Ratios

    As of  05/08/19 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 0.11%
    Other Expenses 1.64%
    Total Expenses 1.75%
    Expenses Reimbursed 1.60%
    Net Expenses 0.15%
    The fund's investment adviser, BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc., has contractually agreed, until April 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 shareholder services fees, taxes, interest, brokerage commissions, commitment fees on borrowings and extraordinary expenses) exceed .15%. On or after April 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, BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. has engaged its affiliate, Newton, to serve as the fund's sub-adviser responsible for the portion of the fund's assets allocated to equity and equity-related investments and overall asset allocation for the fund. BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. has engaged its affiliate, Mellon, to serve as the fund's sub-adviser responsible for the portion of the fund's assets allocated to debt and debt-related investments. Yuko Takano and Rob Stewart are the fund's primary portfolio managers responsible for the portion of the fund's assets allocated to Newton and for overall asset allocation for the fund, positions they have held since April 2019. Ms. Takano is a member of the Global Equity team and a portfolio manager on the Sustainable Global Equity strategy at Newton. Mr. Stewart is Head of Responsible Research at Newton. Newton's Responsible Research team is responsible for fundamental ESG research and analysis, controversy monitoring, company engagement and active proxy voting. Paul Benson, Karen Wong and Nancy Rogers are the fund's primary portfolio managers for the portion of the fund's assets allocated to Mellon, positions they have held since April 2019. Mr. Benson is Managing Director - Head of Fixed Income Index and Multi-Factor Fixed Income at Mellon. Ms. Wong is a Managing Director - Head of Index Investments at Mellon. Ms. Rogers is a Director - Senior Portfolio Manager at Mellon.

    Top Holdings

    As of  10/31/19   Holdings % Portfolio  Weight
    Microsoft 1.69
    Apple 1.59
    Fannie Mae, 4%, 11/01/2049 1.13
    Fannie Mae, 3.5%, 11/01/2049 1.12
    United States Treasury Note/Bond, 2.25%, 07/31/2021 1.07
    United States Treasury Note/Bond, 1.125%, 07/31/2021 0.90
    Amazon.com 0.87
    United States Treasury Note/Bond, 1.25%, 10/31/2021 0.80
    Ginnie Mae, 4%, 11/20/2049 0.76
    Citigroup 0.75

    Asset Allocation


        Daily Statistics

        As of  11/14/19 Name NAV Change 11/14/19  12 Month 
        High Nav
        01/03/19  12 Month 
        Low Nav
        YTD Return
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        $12.63
        $0.00
        0.00%
        $12.63 $10.83 15.67%

        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.

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

        Currencies are subject to the risk that those currencies will decline in value relative to a local currency, or, in the case of hedged positions, that the local currency will decline relative to the currency being hedged. Each of these risks could increase the fund’s volatility.

        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.

        Impact investing and/or Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) managers may take into consideration factors beyond traditional financial information to select securities, which could result in relative investment performance deviating from other strategies or broad market benchmarks, depending on whether such sectors or investments are in or out of favor in the market. Further, ESG strategies may rely on certain values based criteria to eliminate exposures found in similar strategies or broad market benchmarks, which could also result in relative investment performance deviating.

        Risk Metrics

        As of  10/31/19, 3-Year Trailing Standard Deviation Alpha Beta R-Squared Sharpe Ratio
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        - - - - -

        Dividend Schedule

        Declared
        Annually
        Distributed
        Annually
        Paid
        Annually
        Fiscal Year End
        Oct 31
        Year Dividend ($) Capital Gains ($)
        2019 0.0012 0.0000
        2018 0.4524 0.0000
        2017 0.0380 0.0000
        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
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        0.0000 0.0012 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0012 11.66
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
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        01/31/19 02/01/19 02/01/19
        (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
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        Estimated 0.1303 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1303 -
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
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        12/27/19 12/30/19 12/30/19