BNY Mellon Strategic Beta Emerging Markets Equity Fund

Why invest in this Fund?

The fund seeks long-term capital appreciation. To pursue its goal, the fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in common stocks and other equity securities of companies organized or with their principal place of business, or majority of assets or business, in emerging market countries. The fund considers emerging market countries to be all countries represented in the Morgan Stanley Capital International Emerging Markets Index.
Min. class investment
$1,000
Class Inception Date
09/15/14
Fund Assets
$28,204,724  As of  08/22/19
Class Assets
$8,949,311  As of  08/22/19
Portfolio Turnover Rate
35.64%  As of fiscal year end  10/31/18
Morningstar Category
Diversified Emerging Markets
Benchmark
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
Morningstar Overall Rating
Fund Holdings
695  As of  07/31/19

Morningstar Rating™ as of July 31, 2019 for the Class A 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 3 Stars (713 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 3 Stars (713 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

  • Goslin, Peter

    Peter Goslin

    Portfolio Manager, Mellon Investments Corporation

    5 yr(s). on fund

  • Boggs, Wesley

    Wesley Boggs

    Portfolio Manager, Mellon Investments Corporation

    5 yr(s). on fund

  • Zamil, Syed A.

    Syed A. Zamil

    CFA, Portfolio Manager, Mellon Investments Corporation

    2 yr(s). on fund

  • Cazalet, William

    William Cazalet

    CAIA, Managing Director, Head of Active Equity Strategies, Mellon Investments Corporation

    5 yr(s). on fund


Click here to see SALES CHARGE  Max Sales Charge:  5.75% Front End Load
As of  07/31/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Strategic Beta Emerging Markets Equity Fund
DOFAX
-8.98 5.25 - - 0.58 09/15/14
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
-2.18 8.42 1.84 4.56 - -
As of  06/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Strategic Beta Emerging Markets Equity Fund
DOFAX
-3.13 8.06 - - 1.14 09/15/14
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
1.21 10.66 2.49 5.81 - -
Click here to see SALES CHARGE  Max Sales Charge:  5.75% Front End Load
As of  07/31/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Strategic Beta Emerging Markets Equity Fund
DOFAX
-8.98 16.59 - - 2.84 09/15/14
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
-2.18 27.44 9.57 56.16 - -
As of  06/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Strategic Beta Emerging Markets Equity Fund
DOFAX
-3.13 26.17 - - 5.60 09/15/14
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
1.21 35.51 13.07 75.87 - -
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.

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
    DOFAX
    -12.08% 30.72% 17.20% -14.79%

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


    Monthly Expense Ratios (Annualized)

    As of  07/31/19 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 0.60%
    Service Fee 0.25%
    Other Expenses 1.10%
    Total Expenses 1.95%
    Expenses Reimbursed 0.95%
    Net Expenses 1.00%

    Prospectus Fee Table Expense Ratios

    As of  03/01/19 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 0.60%
    Service Fee 0.25%
    Other Expenses 2.03%
    Acquired Fund Fees & Expenses 0.05%
    Total Expenses 2.93%
    Expenses Reimbursed 1.88%
    Net Expenses 1.05%
    The fund's investment adviser, BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. has contractually agreed, until March 1, 2020, 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 .75%. On or after March 1, 2020, BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. may terminate this expense limitation at any time.

    Sales Charge

    Investment Amount Sales Charge
    Less than $50,000 5.75%
    Less than $100,000 4.50%
    Less than $250,000 3.50%
    Less than $500,000 2.50%
    Less than $1,000,000 2.00%
    Over $1,000,000 0.00%
    There is a 1% CDSC for purchases of $1,000,000 and over if redeemed within one year of purchase.

    Portfolio Manager/Sub-Investment Advisor

    The fund's investment adviser is BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc., and the fund's subadviser is Mellon Investments Corporation (Mellon), an affiliate of BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. The fund is managed by a team of portfolio managers employed by Mellon. The team members who are jointly and primarily responsible for managing the fund's portfolio are William S. Cazalet, CAIA, C. Wesley Boggs, Peter D. Goslin, CFA and Syed A. Zamil, CFA. Messrs. Boggs and Goslin have each served as a primary portfolio manager of the fund since its inception in September 2014, Mr. Cazalet has served as a primary portfolio manager of the fund since December 2014 and Mr. Zamil has served as a primary portfolio manager of the fund since March 2017. Mr. Cazalet is a managing director and the head of Multi-Factor Equity Strategies at Mellon. Mr. Boggs is a director and senior portfolio manager, and a strategy leader for the Multi-Factor Equity team at Mellon. Mr. Goslin is a director and senior portfolio manager, and leads the International Multi-Factor Equity team at Mellon. Mr. Zamil is a managing director and global investment strategist on the Multi-Factor Equity team at Mellon.

    Top Holdings

    As of  07/31/19   Holdings % Portfolio  Weight
    IShares MSCI India ETF 4.68
    Samsung Electronics 4.60
    Hon Hai Precision 2.73
    Gazprom 2.40
    Lukoil 2.22
    KraneShares Bosera MSCI China A 1.77
    China Construction Bank, Cl. H 1.62
    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing 1.49
    America Movil 1.44
    Vale 1.30

    Asset Allocation


        Daily Statistics

        As of  08/22/19 Name NAV Change 04/17/19  12 Month 
        High Nav
        08/14/19  12 Month 
        Low Nav
        YTD Return
        DOFAX
        $11.93
        -$0.11
        -0.91%
        $13.39 $11.70 -0.33%

        Performance Metrics

        Overall Morningstar Rating


        MORNINGSTAR CATEGORY Diversified Emerging Markets


        Morningstar Rating™ as of 07/31/19 for the Class A shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the Diversified Emerging Markets. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 3 Stars (1518 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 3 Stars (713 funds rated); 5 Yrs. Stars (565 funds rated); 10 Yrs. Stars (240 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
          489 out of 790
        • 3 Year
          337 out of 676
        • 5 Year
          out of
        • 10 Year
          out of

        LIPPER CLASSIFICATION


        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.

        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  07/31/19, 3-Year Trailing Standard Deviation Alpha Beta R-Squared Sharpe Ratio
        DOFAX
        13.32 -0.05 1.07 80.60 0.48

        Dividend Schedule

        Declared
        Annually
        Distributed
        Annually
        Paid
        Annually
        Fiscal Year End
        Oct 31
        Year Dividend ($) Capital Gains ($)
        2018 0.2850 0.0000
        2017 0.2530 0.0000
        2016 0.2240 0.0000
        2015 0.0760 0.0000
        2014 0.0510 0.0018
        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
        DOFAX
        0.0611 0.2239 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.2850 11.93
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        DOFAX
        12/24/18 12/26/18 12/26/18
        (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
        DOFAX
        Final 0.0611 0.2239 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.2850 11.93
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        DOFAX
        12/24/18 12/26/18 12/26/18