Dreyfus Alternative Diversifier Strategies Fund

Why invest in this Fund?

The fund seeks long-term capital appreciation. The fund is designed to complement and diversify traditional stock and bond portfolios. The fund normally allocates its assets among other investment companies (the underlying funds) that employ alternative investment strategies. Underlying funds may include other funds in the Dreyfus Family of Funds and unaffiliated open-end funds, closed-end funds and ETFs.

Min. class investment
$1,000
Class Inception Date
03/31/14
Fund Assets
$426,056,140  As of  03/18/19
Class Assets
$42,440  As of  03/18/19
Portfolio Turnover Rate
19.18%  As of fiscal year end  10/31/18
Morningstar Category
Multialternative
Benchmark
S&P 500(r) Index
Fund Holdings
11  As of  02/28/19

Morningstar Rating™ as of February 28, 2019 for the Class C class shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the Multialternative category. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 2 Stars (277 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 2 Stars (277 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.

Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of the fund carefully before investing. Download a prospectus, or a summary prospectus, if available, that contains this and other information about the fund, and read it carefully before investing.  Past performance is no guarantee of future results.  MBSC Securities Corporation, a registered broker-dealer and FINRA member, is the distributor for the Dreyfus Funds.

Portfolio Managers

  • Mortimer, Jeffrey M.

    Jeffrey M. Mortimer

    Portfolio Manager

    5 yr(s). on fund

  • Lee-Tsao, Caroline

    Caroline Lee-Tsao

    Portfolio Manager

    4 yr(s). on fund


Click here to see SALES CHARGE  Max Sales Charge:  1.00% CDSC Load
As of  02/28/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
Dreyfus Alternative Diversifier Strategies Fund
DRNCX
-2.09 -0.16 - - -0.59 03/31/14
S&P 500(r) Index
4.68 15.28 10.67 16.67 - -
As of  12/31/18 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
Dreyfus Alternative Diversifier Strategies Fund
DRNCX
-8.38 -1.90 - - -1.35 03/31/14
S&P 500(r) Index
-4.38 9.26 8.49 13.12 - -
Click here to see SALES CHARGE  Max Sales Charge:  1.00% CDSC Load
As of  02/28/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
Dreyfus Alternative Diversifier Strategies Fund
DRNCX
-2.09 -0.48 - - -2.86 03/31/14
S&P 500(r) Index
4.68 53.20 66.00 367.39 - -
As of  12/31/18 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
Dreyfus Alternative Diversifier Strategies Fund
DRNCX
-7.46 -5.59 - - -6.25 03/31/14
S&P 500(r) Index
-4.38 30.42 50.33 243.03 - -

The performance data quoted 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 S&P 500® Index is widely regarded as the best single gauge of large-cap U.S. equities. The index includes 500 leading companies and captures approximately 80% coverage of available market capitalization.

Growth of $10,000 Investment

Past performance 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.

Historical Performance

Investors should consider, when deciding whether to purchase a particular class of shares, the investment amount, anticipated holding period and other relevant factors.

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

    Yearly Total Return

    Fund 2018 2017 2016 2015
    DRNCX
    -7.46% 3.70% -1.62% -2.29%

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


    Monthly Expense Ratios (Annualized)

    As of  02/28/19 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 0.25%
    12B-1 Fee 0.75%
    Service Fee 0.25%
    Other Expenses 1.77%
    Total Expenses 3.02%
    Expenses Reimbursed 0.05%
    Net Expenses 2.97%

    This data is annualized. Monthly operating expenses may vary month to month.

    Redemption Charge

    As of  03/19/19  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  03/01/19 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 0.25%
    12B-1 Fee 0.75%
    Service Fee 0.25%
    Other Expenses 0.34%
    Acquired Fund Fees & Expenses 1.34%
    Total Expenses 2.93%
    Expenses Reimbursed 0.04%
    Net Expenses 2.89%
    The fund's investment adviser, The Dreyfus Corporation, 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 0.55%. On or after March 1, 2020, The Dreyfus Corporation may terminate this expense limitation at this time. Because "acquired fund fees and expenses" are incurred indirectly by the fund, such fees and expenses are not included in the expense limitations.

    Portfolio Manager/Sub-Investment Advisor

    The fund's investment adviser is The Dreyfus Corporation. Caroline Lee-Tsao and Jeffrey M. Mortimer, CFA, are the fund's primary portfolio managers responsible for investment allocation decisions, positions they have held since November 2015 and the fund's inception in March 2014, respectively. Ms. Lee-Tsao is the Senior Investment Strategist for BNY Mellon Wealth Management and Mr. Mortimer is Director of Investment Strategy for BNY Mellon Wealth Management. Ms. Lee-Tsao and Mr. Mortimer are employees of The Bank of New York Mellon and Dreyfus. BNY Mellon Wealth Management investment professionals manage Dreyfus-managed funds pursuant to a dual- employee arrangement, under Dreyfus' supervision, and apply their firm's proprietary investment process in managing the funds.

    Asset Allocation


        Daily Statistics

        As of  03/18/19 Name NAV Change 08/29/18  12 Month 
        High Nav
        12/24/18  12 Month 
        Low Nav
        YTD Return
        DRNCX
        $12.15
        $0.01
        0.08%
        $12.67 $11.51 4.74%

        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.

        Risks of investing in real estate securities are similar to those associated with direct investments in real estate, including falling property values due to increasing vacancies or declining rents resulting from economic, legal, political or technological developments, lack of liquidity, limited diversification and sensitivity to certain economic factors such as interest rate changes and market recessions.

        Currencies are subject to the risk that those currencies will decline in value relative to a local currency, or, in the case of hedged positions, that the local currency will decline relative to the currency being hedged. Each of these risks could increase the fund's volatility.

        Commodities contain heightened risk including market, political, regulatory, and natural conditions, and may not be suitable for all investors.

        Derivatives and commodity-linked 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. Commodity-linked derivative instruments may involve additional costs and risks such as commodity index volatility or factors affecting a particular industry or commodity, such as drought, floods, weather, livestock disease, embargoes, tariffs and international economic, political and regulatory developments. Short sales involve selling a security the portfolio does not own in anticipation that the security's price will decline.

        Short sales may involve risk and leverage, and expose the portfolio to the risk that it will be required to buy the security sold short at a time when the security has appreciated in value, thus resulting in a loss.

        Risk Metrics

        As of  02/28/19, 3-Year Trailing Standard Deviation Alpha Beta R-Squared Sharpe Ratio
        DRNCX
        4.73 -6.49 0.66 83.65 -0.27

        STANDARD DEVIATION - A statistical measure of dispersion around an average which depicts how widely fund returns varied over a certain period of time. A smaller standard deviation statistic indicates less variability of historic returns around a mean.

        ALPHA - A measure of a fund's actual returns compared to its expected performance, as measured by beta. A positive alpha indicates a fund outperformed what its beta would predict.

        BETA - Measures an investment's market-related risk. A beta higher than 1.0 suggests that the fund's expected return will exceeds the market's return; a beta lower than 1.0 suggests that the fund's expected return will lag the market's return.

        R-SQUARED - Reflects the percentage of a fund's movements that can be explained by movements in it's benchmark. An R-squared of 100 indicates fund movements that are perfectly correlated to those of the benchmark.

        SHARPE RATIO - The Sharpe ratio is based on a risk-adjusted measure developed by Nobel Laureate William Sharpe. It is calculated using standard deviation and excess return to determine reward per unit of risk. The higher the Sharpe ratio, the better the fund's historical risk-adjusted performance.

        Source: Morningstar, Inc.


        Dividend Schedule

        Declared
        Annually
        Distributed
        Annually
        Paid
        Annually
        Fiscal Year End
        Oct 31
        Year Dividend ($) Capital Gains ($)
        2018 0.0107 0.0589
        2014 0.0485 0.0049
        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
        DRNCX
        0.0000 0.0107 0.0000 0.0000 0.0589 0.0696 11.60
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        DRNCX
        12/28/18 12/31/18 12/31/18
        (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
        DRNCX
        Final 0.0000 0.0107 0.0000 0.0000 0.0589 0.0696 11.60
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        DRNCX
        12/28/18 12/31/18 12/31/18

        Capital gains, if any, may be short-term, long-term or a combination of both.

        Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of the fund carefully before investing. Download a prospectus, or a summary prospectus, if available, that contains this and other information about the fund, and read it carefully before investing.

        The performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Share price, yield 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 here to view standardized total returns and for month-end returns reflecting the fund's current performance.