BNY Mellon Global Emerging Markets 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 MSCI Emerging Markets Index. Newton Investment Management (North America) Limited ("Newton") employs a fundamental bottom-up investment process that emphasizes quality, return on capital employed and governance. The process of identifying investment ideas begins by identifying a core list of investment themes. These themes are based primarily on observable global economic, industrial, or social trends that Newton believes will positively affect certain sectors or industries and cause stocks within these sectors or industries to outperform others.

Min. class investment
$1,000
Class Inception Date
02/03/14
Fund Assets
$283,158,832  As of  12/12/19
Class Assets
$3,890,182  As of  12/12/19
Portfolio Turnover Rate
41.94%  As of fiscal year end  10/31/18
Morningstar Category
Diversified Emerging Markets
Benchmark
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
Fund Holdings
51  As of  11/30/19

Morningstar Rating™ as of November 30, 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 2 Stars (706 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 3 Stars (706 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 2 Stars (566 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.


Click here to see SALES CHARGE  Max Sales Charge:  5.75% Front End Load
As of  11/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Global Emerging Markets Fund
DGEAX
5.40 5.90 1.10 - 4.22 02/03/14
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
7.28 9.01 3.12 3.33 - -
As of  09/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Global Emerging Markets Fund
DGEAX
-5.76 0.81 0.57 - 3.33 02/03/14
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
-2.02 5.97 2.33 3.37 - -
Click here to see SALES CHARGE  Max Sales Charge:  5.75% Front End Load
As of  11/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Global Emerging Markets Fund
DGEAX
5.40 18.77 5.60 - 27.18 02/03/14
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
7.28 29.53 16.63 38.82 - -
As of  09/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Global Emerging Markets Fund
DGEAX
-5.76 2.44 2.88 - 20.33 02/03/14
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
-2.02 19.02 12.19 39.28 - -
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
    DGEAX
    -23.87% 45.59% 1.33% -8.29%

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


    Prospectus Fee Table Expense Ratios

    As of  03/01/19 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 0.75%
    Service Fee 0.25%
    Other Expenses 0.34%
    Total Expenses 1.34%
    Expenses Reimbursed 0.09%
    Net Expenses 1.25%
    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 1.00%. On or after March 1, 2020, BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. may terminate this expense limitation at this 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. BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. has engaged its affiliate, Newton Investment Management (North America) Limited ("Newton"), to serve as the fund's sub-adviser. Robert Marshall-Lee, Naomi Waistell and Sophia Whitbread, CFA are the fund's primary portfolio managers, positions Mr. Marshall-Lee and Ms. Whitbread have held since the fund's inception in February 2014 and Ms. Waistell has held since November 2015. Mr. Marshall-Lee, the lead portfolio manager, is the investment leader of the Emerging and Asian equity team at Newton. Ms. Waistell is an investment manager on the Emerging and Asian equity team at Newton. Ms. Whitbread is an investment manager on the Emerging and Asian equity team at Newton.

    Top Holdings

    As of  11/30/19   Holdings % Portfolio  Weight
    Alibaba Group Holding, ADR 5.91
    New Oriental Education & Technology 5.80
    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing 5.67
    Samsung SDI 5.56
    Housing Development Finance 4.83
    AIA Group 4.48
    Maruti Suzuki India 3.68
    Tencent Holdings 3.57
    Autohome? 3.10
    Titan 2.89

    Asset Allocation


        Daily Statistics

        As of  12/12/19 Name NAV Change 12/12/19  12 Month 
        High Nav
        01/03/19  12 Month 
        Low Nav
        YTD Return
        DGEAX
        $16.72
        $0.27
        1.64%
        $16.72 $13.70 18.41%

        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  11/30/19, 3-Year Trailing Standard Deviation Alpha Beta R-Squared Sharpe Ratio
        DGEAX
        15.20 -1.61 1.13 71.06 0.47

        Dividend Schedule

        Declared
        Annually
        Distributed
        Annually
        Paid
        Annually
        Fiscal Year End
        Oct 31
        Year Dividend ($) Capital Gains ($)
        2018 0.1234 0.0000
        2017 0.2142 0.0000
        2014 0.0390 0.1204
        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
        DGEAX
        0.0536 0.0698 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1234 14.01
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        DGEAX
        12/26/18 12/27/18 12/27/18
        (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
        DGEAX
        Estimated 0.3865 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.3865 -
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        DGEAX
        12/26/19 12/27/19 12/27/19