BNY Mellon Inflation Adjusted Securities Fund

Why invest in this Fund?

The fund seeks returns that exceed the rate of inflation.

Accordingly, the fund normally invests at least 80% of its assets in inflation-indexed securities. These are fixed-income securities designed to protect investors from a loss of value due to inflation by periodically adjusting their principal and/or coupon according to the rate of inflation. The fund primarily invests in high-quality U.S. dollar-denominated inflation-indexed securities. However, the fund may invest in foreign currency-denominated inflation-protected securities and other fixed-income securities not adjusted for inflation. The fund seeks to keep the average effective duration of its portfolio at two to ten years.

Min. class investment
$1,000
Class Inception Date
10/31/02
Class Status
Not available for purchase by individual investors.
Fund Assets
$88,616,509  As of  08/23/19
Class Assets
$15,044,318  As of  08/23/19
Portfolio Turnover Rate
47.82%  As of fiscal year end  07/31/18
Morningstar Category
Inflation-Protected Bond
Morningstar Overall Rating
Fund Holdings
17  As of  07/31/19
Average Effective Maturity
5.34  yr(s).  As of  07/31/19
Average Effective Duration
5.16  yr(s).  As of  07/31/19

Morningstar Rating™ as of July 31, 2019 for the Class I class shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the Inflation-Protected Bond category. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 3 Stars (194 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 2 Stars (194 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 3 Stars (165 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 3 Stars (102 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

  • Bayston, Robert M.

    Robert M. Bayston

    Portfolio Manager, Mellon Investments Corporation

    14 yr(s). on fund

  • Pearson, Nate

    Nate Pearson

    Portfolio Manager, Mellon Investments Corporation

    7 yr(s). on fund


As of  07/31/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Inflation Adjusted Securities Fund
DIASX
4.64 1.43 1.05 3.05 3.93 10/31/02
As of  06/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Inflation Adjusted Securities Fund
DIASX
4.12 1.45 0.97 3.05 3.94 10/31/02
As of  07/31/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Inflation Adjusted Securities Fund
DIASX
4.64 4.35 5.35 35.04 90.65 10/31/02
As of  06/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Inflation Adjusted Securities Fund
DIASX
4.12 4.43 4.96 35.04 90.46 10/31/02

Growth of $10,000 Investment

Historical Performance

    Not available for purchase by individual investors.
    Fund 07/19 06/19 05/19 04/19 03/19 02/19 01/19 12/18 11/18 10/18 09/18 08/18
    DIASX
    5.54% 6.81% 1.93% 0.27% 0.22% 0.31% 0.41% 0.43% 0.90% 0.50% 2.22% 2.44%

    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 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
    DIASX
    -0.77% 1.64% 3.49% -0.98% 1.85% -8.72% 6.42% 13.20% 5.88% 10.40%

    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 0.30%
    Other Expenses 0.29%
    Total Expenses 0.59%

    Prospectus Fee Table Expense Ratios

    As of  11/30/18 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 0.30%
    Other Expenses 0.25%
    Total Expenses 0.55%

    Portfolio Manager/Sub-Investment Advisor

    The fund's investment adviser is BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. Investment decisions for the fund are made by a team of portfolio managers from Mellon Investments Corporation (Mellon), an affiliate of BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. The team members are Robert Bayston and Nate Pearson, CFA, each of whom also is an employee of BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. Mr. Bayston has been a primary portfolio manager of the fund since January 2005 and is responsible for treasury inflation protected securities and derivative strategies with Mellon. Mr. Pearson has been a primary portfolio manager of the fund since July 2012 and is an interest rate and derivatives strategist responsible for researching U.S. government securities at Mellon. Mellon investment professionals manage the fund in their capacity as employees of BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc.

    Asset Allocation


        Daily Statistics

        As of  08/23/19 Name 30-Day Sec Yield 
        (Unsubsidized)
        30-Day Sec Yield 
        (Subsidized)
        NAV Change 08/15/19  12 Month 
        High Nav
        11/08/18  12 Month 
        Low Nav
        YTD Return
        DIASX
        0.28% 0.28% $12.72
        $0.05
        0.39%
        $12.73 $12.07 6.20%

        Performance Metrics

        Overall Morningstar Rating


        MORNINGSTAR CATEGORY Inflation-Protected Bond


        Morningstar Rating™ as of 07/31/19 for the Class I shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the Inflation-Protected Bond. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 3 Stars (461 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 2 Stars (194 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 3 Stars (165 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 3 Stars (102 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
          120 out of 224
        • 3 Year
          144 out of 195
        • 5 Year
          104 out of 165
        • 10 Year
          43 out of 92

        LIPPER CLASSIFICATION Inflation Protected Bond Funds


        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

        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.

        Interest payments on inflation-linked bonds (ILB) will vary as the principal and/or interest is periodically adjusted based on the rate of inflation. If inflation falls, the interest payable on ILBs will be reduced. Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) are ILBs issued by the U.S. Government. While the U.S. Government guarantees the timely payment of principal and interest on its securities, portfolios that invest in such securities are not guaranteed and will fluctuate in value.

        Risk Metrics

        As of  07/31/19, 3-Year Trailing Standard Deviation Alpha Beta R-Squared Sharpe Ratio
        DIASX
        2.22 -0.48 0.61 67.55 -0.03

        Dividend Schedule

        Declared
        Daily
        Distributed
        Monthly
        Paid
        Monthly
        Fiscal Year End
        Jul 31
        Annualized Distribution Rate
        5.54%
        As of  07/2019
        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 ($)
        07/2019 0.062953713
        06/2019 0.065972898
        05/2019 0.020670353
        04/2019 0.002950738
        03/2019 0.002199699
        02/2019 0.002880942
        01/2019 0.004289183
        12/2018 0.004418147
        11/2018 0.008967154
        10/2018 0.005469860
        09/2018 0.020834220
        08/2018 0.025511411
        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
        DIASX
        0.0000 0.0000 0.0366 0.0000 0.0000 0.0366 12.11
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        DIASX
        12/17/18 12/18/18 12/18/18
        (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
        DIASX
        Final 0.0000 0.0000 0.0366 0.0000 0.0000 0.0366 12.11
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        DIASX
        12/17/18 12/18/18 12/18/18