BNY Mellon Floating Rate Income Fund

Why invest in this Fund?

The fund’s seeks high current income.

These investments effectively should enable the fund to achieve a floating rate of income. The fund's subadviser normally will focus on senior secured floating rate loans, which are loans secured by specific collateral of the borrower and being senior to most other securities of the borrower (e.g., common stock or debt instruments) in the event of bankruptcy.

The fund currently intends to invest principally in floating rate loans and other floating rate securities of U.S. issuers, but may invest up to 30% of its net assets in securities of foreign issuers, typically those located in foreign countries that are members of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Min. class investment
$1,000
Class Inception Date
09/27/13
Fund Assets
$881,968,976  As of  10/21/19
Class Assets
$1,706,148  As of  10/21/19
Portfolio Turnover Rate
91.78%  As of fiscal year end  08/31/18
Morningstar Category
Bank Loan
Benchmark
Credit Suisse Leveraged Loan Index
Fund Holdings
240  As of  09/30/19
Average Effective Maturity
5.5  yr(s).  As of  09/30/19
Average Effective Duration
0.22  yr(s).  As of  09/30/19

Morningstar Rating™ as of September 30, 2019 for the Class C class shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the Bank Loan category. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 1 Stars (219 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 1 Stars (219 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 1 Stars (197 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:  1.00% CDSC Load
As of  09/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Floating Rate Income Fund
DFLCX
-0.04 2.29 1.99 - 2.00 09/27/13
Credit Suisse Leveraged Loan Index
3.11 4.68 4.11 5.38 - -
As of  09/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Floating Rate Income Fund
DFLCX
-0.04 2.29 1.99 - 2.00 09/27/13
Credit Suisse Leveraged Loan Index
3.11 4.68 4.11 5.38 - -
Click here to see SALES CHARGE  Max Sales Charge:  1.00% CDSC Load
As of  09/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Floating Rate Income Fund
DFLCX
-0.04 7.02 10.34 - 12.60 09/27/13
Credit Suisse Leveraged Loan Index
3.11 14.70 22.33 68.94 - -
As of  09/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Floating Rate Income Fund
DFLCX
-0.04 7.02 10.34 - 12.60 09/27/13
Credit Suisse Leveraged Loan Index
3.11 14.70 22.33 68.94 - -
The Credit Suisse Leveraged Loan Index is a monthly rebalanced index. It is designed to mirror the investable universe of the USD-denominated leveraged loan market. 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.

    Fund 09/19 08/19 07/19 06/19 05/19 04/19 03/19 02/19 01/19 12/18 11/18 10/18
    DFLCX
    4.80% 4.56% 4.21% 3.95% 4.11% 3.81% 4.13% 4.43% 9.31% 4.12% 3.69% 3.43%

    Yield fluctuates and past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Monthly yield history is the annualized distribution rate that is based upon dividends per share from net investment income paid during the period, divided by the period ended maximum offering price per share, adjusted for capital gains (IF ANY) distributed during the period, and annualized based upon the number of days in the distribution period.

    Fund 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
    DFLCX
    -1.62% 2.51% 6.44% -1.33% 0.37%

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


    Redemption Charge

    As of  10/22/19  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  12/31/18 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 0.65%
    12B-1 Fee 0.75%
    Service Fee 0.25%
    Other Expenses 0.13%
    Acquired Fund Fees & Expenses 0.01%
    Total Expenses 1.79%
    Expenses Reimbursed 0.03%
    Net Expenses 1.76%
    BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. has contractually agreed, until December 31, 2019, to waive receipt of its fees and/or assume the direct expenses of the fund so that the annual fund operating expenses for Class A, C, I and Y shares (excluding Rule 12b-1 fees, shareholder services fees, taxes, interest, brokerage commissions, commitment fees on borrowings and extraordinary expenses) do not exceed .75%.

    Portfolio Manager/Sub-Investment Advisor

    The fund's investment adviser, BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc., has engaged its affiliate, Alcentra NY, LLC (Alcentra), to serve as the fund's subadviser. Chris Barris, Kevin Cronk, CFA, and Leland Hart are the fund's primary portfolio managers, positions they have held since September 2013, May 2017 and February 2018, respectively. Mr. Barris is Global Head of High Yield and Deputy Chief Investment Officer at Alcentra. Mr. Cronk is a Managing Director and Head of U.S. Credit at Alcentra. Mr. Hart is a Managing Director and Head of U.S. Loans and High Yield at Alcentra.

    Asset Allocation


        Daily Statistics

        As of  10/21/19 Name 30-Day Sec Yield 
        (Unsubsidized)
        30-Day Sec Yield 
        (Subsidized)
        NAV Change 11/12/18  12 Month 
        High Nav
        01/02/19  12 Month 
        Low Nav
        YTD Return
        DFLCX
        4.21% 4.26% $11.50
        $0.00
        0.00%
        $12.00 $11.43 3.78%

        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.

        Floating rate bank loans are often less liquid than other types of debt instruments. There is no assurance that the liquidation of any collateral from a secured bank loan would satisfy the borrower's obligation, or that such collateral could be liquidated.

        High yield bonds involve increased credit and liquidity risk than higher rated bonds and are considered speculative in terms of the issuer's ability to pay interest and repay principal on a timely basis.

        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.

        The use of derivatives involves risks different from, or possibly greater than, the risks associated with investing directly in the underlying assets. Derivatives can be highly volatile, illiquid, and difficult to value and there is the risk that changes in the value of a derivative held by the portfolio will not correlate with the underlying instruments or the portfolio's other investments.

        Risk Metrics

        As of  09/30/19, 3-Year Trailing Standard Deviation Alpha Beta R-Squared Sharpe Ratio
        DFLCX
        2.50 1.10 -0.30 15.46 0.27

        Dividend Schedule

        Declared
        Monthly
        Distributed
        Monthly
        Paid
        Monthly
        Fiscal Year End
        Aug 31
        Annualized Distribution Rate
        4.80%
        As of  09/2019
        Annualized distribution rate is based upon dividends per share from net investment income paid during the period, divided by the period ended maximum offering price per share, adjusted for capital gains (IF ANY) distributed during the period, and annualized based upon the number of days in the distribution period.
        Month/Year Dividend ($)
        09/2019 0.043000000
        08/2019 0.046000000
        07/2019 0.045000000
        06/2019 0.042000000
        05/2019 0.038000000
        04/2019 0.041000000
        03/2019 0.037000000
        02/2019 0.041000000
        01/2019 0.040000000
        12/2018 0.092000000
        11/2018 0.040000000
        10/2018 0.036000000
        All figures as of month-end. Dividend history does not reflect any capital gains that may have been paid.

        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
        DFLCX
        0.0430 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0430 11.61
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        DFLCX
        09/30/19 10/01/19 10/01/19
        (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
        DFLCX
        Final 0.0920 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0920 11.47
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        DFLCX
        12/20/18 12/21/18 12/21/18