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BNY Mellon Emerging Markets Securities 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
$92,677,902  As of  06/18/21
Class Assets
$884,909  As of  06/18/21
Portfolio Turnover Rate
56.88%  As of fiscal year end  05/31/20
Morningstar Category
Diversified Emerging Markets
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
Fund Holdings
75  As of  05/31/21

Morningstar Rating™ as of May 31, 2021 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 (699 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 2 Stars (699 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 2 Stars (598 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 1 Stars (302 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. ©2021 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

  • Yao, Chris

    Chris Yao

    Mellon Investments Corporation

    2 yr(s). on fund

  • McHugh, Julianne D.

    Julianne D. McHugh

    Portfolio Manager, Mellon Investments Corporation

    2 yr(s). on fund

Click here to see SALES CHARGE  Max Sales Charge:  1.00% CDSC Load
As of  05/31/21 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Emerging Markets Securities Fund
47.57 7.03 10.73 1.08 6.84 11/15/02
As of  03/31/21 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Emerging Markets Securities Fund
58.60 3.78 9.08 0.56 6.72 11/15/02
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
58.39 6.48 12.07 3.65 - -
Click here to see SALES CHARGE  Max Sales Charge:  1.00% CDSC Load
As of  05/31/21 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Emerging Markets Securities Fund
47.57 22.60 66.47 11.37 419.94 11/15/02
As of  03/31/21 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Emerging Markets Securities Fund
58.60 11.76 54.43 5.79 399.96 11/15/02
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
58.39 20.72 76.77 43.15 - -

The performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Share price, yield and investment return fluctuate and an investor's shares may be worth more or less than original cost upon redemption. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted.

Important Information Regarding Equities Performance
DUE TO RECENT MARKET VOLATILITY, CURRENT PERFORMANCE MAY BE DIFFERENT THAN THE FIGURES SHOWN. Investors should note that the fund's short-term performance is highly unusual, in part to unusually favorable market conditions, and is unlikely to be repeated or consistently achieved in the future.

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 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
    8.43% 17.36% -17.57% 26.17% 18.26% -17.52% -4.89% -5.99% 15.19% -24.79%

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

    Redemption Charge

    As of  06/20/21  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  04/01/21 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 1.25%
    12B-1 Fee 0.75%
    Service Fee 0.25%
    Other Expenses 0.70%
    Total Expenses 2.95%
    Expenses Reimbursed 0.45%
    Net Expenses 2.50%
    Total Expenses is the total annual operating expense ratio for the fund, before any fee waivers or expense reimbursements. Net Expenses is the total annual operating expense ratio for the fund, after any applicable fee waivers or expense reimbursements. The Total Expenses, or Net Expenses (if including fee waivers or expense reimbursements) is the actual fund expense ratio applicable to investors.
    The fund's investment adviser, BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc., has contractually agreed, until September 30, 2021, to waive receipt of its fees and/or assume the direct expenses of the fund so that the direct expenses of none of the fund's classes(excluding Rule 12b-1 fees, shareholder services fees, taxes, interest, brokerage commissions, commitment fees on borrowings and extraordinary expenses) exceed 1.50%. On or after September 30, 2021, BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. may terminate this expense limitation agreement at any time.

    Portfolio Manager/Sub-Investment Adviser

    The fund's investment adviser is BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. (BNYM Investment Adviser). Julianne D. McHugh and Chris Yao, CFA are the fund's primary portfolio managers, positions they have held since March 2019 and December 2019, respectively. Ms. McHugh is a managing director and a senior portfolio manager for the Emerging Markets strategies at Mellon Investments Corporation (Mellon), an affiliate of BNYM Investment Adviser. Mr. Yao is a managing director and Head of Quantitative Equity Research at Mellon. Ms. McHugh and Mr. Yao also are employees of BNYM Investment Adviser.
    Please see prospectus for recent announcement regarding the sub-adviser.

    Top Holdings

    As of 05/31/21
    Holdings % Portfolio Weight
    Tencent Holdings 10.34
    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing 9.68
    Samsung Electronics 3.99
    Alibaba Group Holding 3.87
    MediaTek 3.14
    Sibanye-Stillwater 2.70
    Chailease Holding 2.69
    Momo.com 2.36
    China Construction Bank 2.27
    Hyundai Mobis 2.08

    Asset Allocation

        Daily Statistics

        As of  06/18/21 Name NAV Change 02/17/21  12 Month 
        High Nav
        07/01/20  12 Month 
        Low Nav
        YTD Return
        $13.13 $9.28 9.59%

        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 currencyexchange 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.
        Recent market risks include pandemic risks related to COVID-19. The effects of COVID-19 have contributed to increased volatility in global markets and will likely affect certain countries, companies, industries and market sectors more dramatically than others. To the extent the fund may overweight its investments in certain countries, companies, industries or market sectors, such positions will increase the fund's exposure to risk of loss from adverse developments affecting those countries, companies, industries or sectors.

        Risk Metrics

        As of  05/31/21, 3-Year Trailing Standard Deviation Alpha Beta R-Squared Sharpe Ratio
        20.15 -1.36 1.01 78.63 0.38

        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