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    BNY Mellon International Core Equity Fund

    Why invest in this Fund?

    The fund seeks long-term growth of capital. To pursue this goal, the fund normally invests at least 80% of its assets in equity securities of companies located in the foreign countries represented in the Morgan Stanley Capital Inter-national Europe, Australasia and Far East (EAFE) Index and Canada. The fund's stock investments may include common stocks, preferred stocks and convertible securities. The fund intends to invest in a broad range of countries. The fund may invest up to 20% of its assets in securities of issuers located in emerging market countries, but no more than 5% of its assets may be invested in issuers located in any one emerging market country. The fund invests in stocks that appear to be undervalued (as measured by their price/earnings ratios) and that may have value and/or growth characteristics. The portfolio managers employ a bottom-up investment approach, which emphasizes individual stock selection.

    Min. class investment
    $1,000
    Class Inception Date
    12/08/88
    Fund Assets
    $135,510,697  As of  05/22/24
    Class Assets
    $778,829  As of  05/22/24
    Portfolio Turnover Rate
    58.43% As of fiscal year end  09/30/23
    Morningstar Category
    Foreign Large Blend
    Benchmark
    MSCI EAFE® Index
    Fund Holdings
    69 As of 04/30/24

    Portfolio Managers

    • James A. Lydotes

      James A. Lydotes, CFA

      Deputy CIO, Newton Investment Management North America, LLC

      Managing Fund Since 2015

      Joined Firm in 1998

      Joined Industry in 1998


    Total Returns

    Click here to see SALES CHARGE  Max Sales Charge:  1.00%  CDSC Load
    Average Annual
    As of 04/30/24
    Name 3 MO
    04/30/24
    YTD
    04/30/24
    1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception
    BNY Mellon International Core Equity Fund
    DIECX
    1.88 1.21 3.94 0.11 3.86 2.58 4.97
    MSCI EAFE® Index
    2.49 3.08 9.28 2.86 6.18 4.38 -
    Average Annual
    As of 03/31/24
    Name 3 MO
    03/31/24
    YTD
    03/31/24
    1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception
    BNY Mellon International Core Equity Fund
    DIECX
    4.13 4.13 10.29 1.89 4.99 2.90 5.07
    MSCI EAFE® Index
    5.78 5.78 15.32 4.78 7.33 4.80 -

    The performance data quotes represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Yield, share price 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. Click above for month-end returns.

    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.


    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

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Historical Performance

      These figures do not reflect the maximum sales charge which, if included, would reduce return.

      Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

       

      Yearly Total Return

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


      Redemption Charge

      As of    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  02/01/24 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
      Management Fee 0.80%
      12B-1 Fee 0.75%
      Service Fee 0.25%
      Administration Fee 0.10%
      Other Expenses 0.43%
      Total Expenses 2.33%
      Expenses Reimbursed 0.46%
      Net Expenses 1.87%
      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 February 1, 2025, 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 share classes (excluding Rule 12b-1 fees, shareholder services fees, taxes, interest expense, brokerage commissions, commitment fees on borrowings and extraordinary expenses) exceed .87%. On or after February 1, 2025, 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). BNYM Investment Adviser has engaged its affiliate, Newton Investment Management North America, LLC (NIMNA), to serve as the fund's sub-adviser. NIMNA has entered into a sub-sub-investment advisory agreement with its affiliate, Newton Investment Management Limited (NIM), to enable NIM to provide certain advisory services to NIMNA for the benefit of the fund. James A. Lydotes, CFA is the fund's primary portfolio manager. Mr. Lydotes has been a primary portfolio manager of the fund since November 2015. Mr. Lydotes is a managing director and senior portfolio manager for the Global Equity team at NIMNA.

      Top Holdings

      As of 04/30/24

      Asset Allocation


          Daily Statistics

          As of 05/22/24 Name NAV Change 05/15/24  12 Month 
          High Nav
          10/27/23  12 Month 
          Low Nav
          YTD Return
          DIECX
          $39.94
          -$0.28
          -0.70%
          $40.40 $34.43 5.08%

          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  04/30/24  3-Year Trailing Standard Deviation Alpha Beta R-Squared Sharpe Ratio
          DIECX
          17.61 0.00 1.02 90.58 -0.08

          All risk metrics are provided by Morningstar. The index used in the calculations are determined by Morningstar which may not be the funds primary benchmark. The index Morningstar used for this analysis is MSCI ACWI ex USA Index.


          Alpha - Alpha is a measure of a security's or portfolio's excess return.

          Beta - Beta is a measure of a security’s or portfolio’s volatility, or systematic risk.

          R-Squared - R-squared is a statistical measure that represents the percentage of a fund’s or security’s movements that are explained by movements in a benchmark index.

          Sharpe Ratio - Sharpe ratio is a risk-adjusted measure that measures reward per unit of risk. The higher the Sharpe ratio, the better.

          Standard Deviation - Standard deviation is a statistical measure of the degree to which an individual portfolio return tends to vary from the mean, based on the entire population. The greater the degree of dispersion, the greater the degree of risk. In mutual funds, the standard deviation tells us how much the return on the fund is deviating from the expected normal returns.


          Dividend Schedule

          Declared
          Annually
          Distributed
          Annually
          Paid
          Annually
          Fiscal Year End
          Sep 30
          Year Dividend ($) Capital Gains ($)
          2023 0.8461 0.0000
          2022 0.8141 0.0000
          2021 0.7716 3.6376
          2020 0.5252 0.0000
          2019 0.6720 0.0000
          2018 0.3328 0.0000
          2017 0.1498 0.0000
          2016 0.2634 0.0000
          2015 0.0940 0.0000
          2014 0.2170 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

          Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date Ordinary 
          Non-Qualified 
          Dividends
          Qualified 
          Dividends
          Non-Qualified 
          Short-Term 
          Capital Gain
          Qualified 
          Short-Term 
          Capital Gain
          Long-Term 
          Capital Gain
          Total 
          Distribution
          12/22/23 12/26/23 12/26/23 0.0000 0.8461 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.8461
          Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date Ordinary 
          Non-Qualified 
          Dividends
          Qualified 
          Dividends
          Non-Qualified 
          Short-Term 
          Capital Gain
          Qualified 
          Short-Term 
          Capital Gain
          Long-Term 
          Capital Gain
          Total 
          Distribution
          12/23/22 12/27/22 12/27/22 0.0000 0.8141 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.8141
          12/27/21 12/28/21 12/28/21 0.0000 0.7716 0.0000 0.0000 3.6376 4.4092
          12/24/20 12/28/20 12/28/20 0.0000 0.5252 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.5252
          12/24/19 12/26/19 12/26/19 0.0000 0.6720 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.6720
          12/24/18 12/26/18 12/26/18 0.0000 0.3328 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.3328
          12/26/17 12/27/17 12/27/17 0.0000 0.1498 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1498
          12/27/16 12/28/16 12/28/16 0.0000 0.2634 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.2634
          12/28/15 12/29/15 12/29/15 0.0000 0.0940 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0940
          12/26/14 12/29/14 12/29/14 0.0000 0.2170 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.2170
          12/26/13 12/27/13 12/27/13 0.0000 0.2510 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.2510
          12/26/12 12/27/12 12/27/12 0.0000 0.4870 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.4870
          12/14/11 12/15/11 12/15/11 0.0000 0.2290 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.2290
          12/15/10 12/16/10 12/16/10 0.0000 0.3417 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.3417
          12/15/09 12/16/09 12/16/09 0.0000 0.3160 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.3160
          12/16/08 12/17/08 12/17/08 0.0000 0.7330 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.7330
          12/17/07 12/18/07 12/18/07 0.0487 0.0183 0.4609 0.1731 2.5160 3.2170
          12/15/06 12/18/06 12/18/06 0.0000 0.0810 0.0000 0.0600 0.3850 0.5260
          12/19/05 12/20/05 12/20/05 0.0008 0.0062 0.0019 0.0138 0.2044 0.2271
          12/17/04 12/20/04 12/20/04 0.0000 0.0445 0.0000 0.0027 0.0076 0.0548
          12/12/03 12/15/03 12/15/03 0.0000 0.0000 0.0580 0.0000 0.1440 0.2020
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