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    BNY Mellon International Equity Income Fund

    Why invest in this Fund?

    The fund seeks total return (consisting of capital appreciation and income).

    To pursue its goal, the fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in equity securities. The fund focuses on dividend-paying stocks of foreign companies, including those in emerging market countries. The fund normally invests substantially all of its assets in the equity securities of issuers located outside the United States and diversifies broadly among developed and emerging market countries. The fund may invest in the stocks of companies of any market capitalization.

    The fund’s portfolio managers select stocks through a disciplined investment process using proprietary quantitative computer models that analyze a diverse set of stock characteristics to identify and rank stocks based on earnings quality. Based on this analysis, the portfolio managers generally select from the higher ranked dividend paying securities those stocks that they believe will continue to pay above-average dividends. The portfolio managers will seek to overweight higher dividend-paying stocks, while maintaining country and sector weights generally similar to those of the Morgan Stanley Capital International All Country World Index Ex-U.S., an unmanaged index that measures the equity market performance of developed and emerging market countries, excluding the United States.
    Class Inception Date
    12/15/11
    Fund Assets
    $18,007,556  As of  02/09/24
    Class Assets
    $665,833  As of  02/09/24
    Portfolio Turnover Rate
    56.71% As of fiscal year end  08/31/23
    Morningstar Category
    Foreign Large Value
    Benchmark
    MSCI ACWI ex USA Index
    Morningstar Overall Rating
    Fund Holdings
    137 As of 12/31/23

    Morningstar Rating™ as of January 31, 2024 for the Investor Shares class shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the Foreign Large Value category. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 3 Stars (342 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 3 Stars (342 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 2 Stars (320 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 3 Stars (208 funds rated).

    Portfolio Managers

    • Peter  Goslin

      Peter Goslin, CFA

      Portfolio Manager, Newton Investment Management North America, LLC

      8 yr(s). on fund


    Total Returns

    Average Annual
    As of 01/31/24
    Name 3 MO
    01/31/24
    YTD
    01/31/24
    1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception
    BNY Mellon International Equity Income Fund
    MLIIX
    10.77 -2.13 6.63 5.71 4.10 3.24 4.13
    MSCI ACWI ex USA Index
    13.34 -0.99 5.88 1.14 5.32 4.21 -
    Average Annual
    As of 12/31/23
    Name 3 MO
    12/31/23
    YTD
    12/31/23
    1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception
    BNY Mellon International Equity Income Fund
    MLIIX
    9.78 17.65 17.65 6.41 6.28 2.88 4.34
    MSCI ACWI ex USA Index
    9.75 15.62 15.62 1.55 7.08 3.83 -

    The MSCI ACWI ex USA Index captures large- and mid-cap representation across Developed Market (DM) countries (excluding the U.S.) and Emerging Market (EM) countries. Investors cannot invest directly in any index.

    Growth of $10,000 Investment

    Historical Performance

      Yearly Total Return

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


      Prospectus Fee Table Expense Ratios

      As of  12/29/23 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
      Management Fee 0.85%
      Service Fee 0.25%
      Administration Fee 0.14%
      Other Expenses 0.63%
      Total Expenses 1.87%
      Net Expenses 1.87%
      BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. will contractually agree, until the Liquidation Date, to waive receipt of its fees and/or assume the expenses of the Fund so that the total annual fund operating expenses of each share class of the Fund (excluding shareholder services plan fees, taxes, interest expense, brokerage commissions, commitment fees on borrowings and extraordinary expenses) do not exceed 1.87%.  The undertaking reflects the Fund's current total annual operating expenses (excluding shareholder services plan fees for Investor shares) as of October 31, 2023.

      Portfolio Manager/Sub-Investment Adviser

      The fund's investment adviser is BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc (BNYM Investment Adviser). BNYM Investment Adviser has engaged its affiliate, Newton Investment Management North America, LLC (Newton). Peter D. Goslin, CFA is the fund's primary portfolio manager. Mr. Goslin has been primary portfolio manager of the fund since July 2015. Mr. Goslin is a portfolio manager at Newton Investment Management North America, LLC.

      Top Holdings

      As of 12/31/23

      Asset Allocation


          Daily Statistics

          As of 02/09/24 Name NAV Change 12/19/23  12 Month 
          High Nav
          03/15/23  12 Month 
          Low Nav
          YTD Return
          MLIIX
          $13.29
          $0.00
          0.00%
          $13.63 $12.13 -2.21%

          Performance Metrics

          Overall Morningstar Rating


          MORNINGSTAR CATEGORY Foreign Large Value


          Morningstar Rating™ as of 01/31/24 for the Investor Shares shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the Foreign Large Value. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 3 Stars (342 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 3 Stars (342 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 2 Stars (320 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 3 Stars (208 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
            76 out of 107
          • 3 Year
            45 out of 103
          • 5 Year
            80 out of 102
          • 10 Year
            40 out of 69

          LIPPER CLASSIFICATION International Equity Income Funds


          Lipper Category returns and rankings as of 01/31/24, 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

          Equity funds are subject generally to market, market sector, market liquidity, issuer, and investment style risks, among other factors, to varying degrees, all of which are more fully described in the fund?s prospectus, including in risks of stock investing.
          The fund?s performance will be influenced by political, social and economic factors affecting investments in foreign issuers. These special risks include exposure to currency fluctuations, less liquidity, less developed or less efficient trading markets, lack of comprehensive company information, political and economic instability and differing auditing and legal standards. The securities of issuers located in emerging markets tend to be more volatile and less liquid than those of issuers in more mature economies.
          Please refer to the prospectus for a more complete discussion of the fund's main risks.

          Risk Metrics

          As of  01/31/24  3-Year Trailing Standard Deviation Alpha Beta R-Squared Sharpe Ratio
          MLIIX
          16.97 4.53 1.01 93.62 0.26

          All risk metrics are provided by Morningstar. The index used in the calculations are determined by Morningstar which may not be the funds primary benchmark. The index Morningstar used for this analysis is MSCI ACWI ex USA Index.



          Dividend Schedule

          Declared
          Quarterly
          Distributed
          Quarterly
          Paid
          Quarterly
          Fiscal Year End
          Aug 31
          Year Dividend ($) Capital Gains ($)
          2023 0.5423 0.0000
          2022 0.4949 0.0000
          2021 0.5047 0.0000
          2020 0.3704 0.0000
          2019 0.5513 0.0000
          2018 0.5389 0.0000
          2017 0.4028 0.0000
          2016 0.3034 0.0000
          2015 0.3380 0.0000
          2014 0.5930 0.0000

          There is no guarantee that the fund will distribute any level annually. Capital gains may be short-term, long-term, or both.

          Distributions History

          Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date Ordinary 
          Non-Qualified 
          Dividends
          Qualified 
          Dividends
          Non-Qualified 
          Short-Term 
          Capital Gain
          Qualified 
          Short-Term 
          Capital Gain
          Long-Term 
          Capital Gain
          Total 
          Distribution
          12/19/23 12/20/23 12/20/23 0.0440 0.2448 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.2888
          Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date Ordinary 
          Non-Qualified 
          Dividends
          Qualified 
          Dividends
          Non-Qualified 
          Short-Term 
          Capital Gain
          Qualified 
          Short-Term 
          Capital Gain
          Long-Term 
          Capital Gain
          Total 
          Distribution
          08/31/23 09/01/23 09/01/23 - 0.0965 - 0.0000 0.0000 0.0965
          05/31/23 06/01/23 06/01/23 - 0.1570 - 0.0000 0.0000 0.1570
          12/20/22 12/21/22 12/21/22 0.0000 0.1972 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1972
          08/31/22 09/01/22 09/01/22 - 0.1082 - 0.0000 0.0000 0.1082
          05/31/22 06/01/22 06/01/22 - 0.1803 - 0.0000 0.0000 0.1803
          02/28/22 03/01/22 03/01/22 - 0.0092 - 0.0000 0.0000 0.0092
          12/21/21 12/22/21 12/22/21 0.0000 0.2157 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.2157
          08/31/21 09/01/21 09/01/21 - 0.1106 - 0.0000 0.0000 0.1106
          05/28/21 06/01/21 06/01/21 - 0.1551 - 0.0000 0.0000 0.1551
          02/26/21 03/01/21 03/01/21 - 0.0233 - 0.0000 0.0000 0.0233
          12/21/20 12/22/20 12/22/20 0.0000 0.1070 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1070
          08/31/20 09/01/20 09/01/20 0.0000 0.1517 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1517
          05/29/20 06/01/20 06/01/20 0.0000 0.1008 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1008
          02/28/20 03/02/20 03/02/20 0.0000 0.0109 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0109
          12/30/19 12/31/19 12/31/19 0.0000 0.1913 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1913
          08/30/19 09/03/19 09/03/19 0.0000 0.1394 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1394
          05/31/19 06/03/19 06/03/19 0.0000 0.2074 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.2074
          02/28/19 03/01/19 03/01/19 0.0000 0.0132 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0132
          12/28/18 12/31/18 12/31/18 0.0000 0.1880 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1880
          08/31/18 09/04/18 09/04/18 0.0000 0.0976 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0976
          05/31/18 06/01/18 06/01/18 0.0000 0.2213 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.2213
          02/28/18 03/01/18 03/01/18 0.0000 0.0320 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0320
          12/28/17 12/29/17 12/29/17 0.0000 0.1900 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1900
          08/31/17 09/01/17 09/01/17 0.0000 0.1168 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1168
          05/31/17 06/01/17 06/01/17 0.0000 0.0870 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0870
          02/28/17 03/01/17 03/01/17 0.0000 0.0090 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0090
          12/29/16 12/30/16 12/30/16 0.0000 0.1004 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1004
          08/31/16 09/01/16 09/01/16 0.0000 0.1020 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1020
          05/31/16 06/01/16 06/01/16 0.0000 0.0970 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0970
          02/29/16 03/01/16 03/01/16 0.0000 0.0040 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0040
          12/30/15 12/31/15 12/31/15 0.0000 0.0550 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0550
          08/31/15 09/01/15 09/01/15 0.0000 0.0930 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0930
          05/29/15 06/01/15 06/01/15 0.0000 0.1820 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1820
          02/27/15 03/02/15 03/02/15 0.0000 0.0080 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0080
          12/30/14 12/31/14 12/31/14 0.0000 0.1280 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1280
          08/29/14 09/02/14 09/02/14 0.0000 0.1570 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1570
          05/30/14 06/02/14 06/02/14 0.0000 0.2950 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.2950
          02/28/14 03/03/14 03/03/14 0.0000 0.0130 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0130
          12/30/13 12/31/13 12/31/13 0.0000 0.1510 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1510
          08/30/13 09/03/13 09/03/13 0.0000 0.1540 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1540
          05/31/13 06/03/13 06/03/13 0.0000 0.1940 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1940
          02/28/13 03/01/13 03/01/13 0.0000 0.0110 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0110
          12/28/12 12/31/12 12/31/12 0.0000 0.1140 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1140
          08/31/12 09/04/12 09/04/12 0.0000 0.1450 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1450
          05/31/12 06/01/12 06/01/12 0.0000 0.2280 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.2280
          02/29/12 03/01/12 03/01/12 0.0000 0.0010 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0010
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