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    BNY Mellon Small Cap Growth Fund

    Why invest in this Fund?

    The fund seeks long-term growth of capital. The fund invests, under normal circumstances, at least 80% of its net assets in equity securities of small-cap U.S. companies. The fund focuses on companies with market capitalizations that are equal to or less than the total market capitalization of the largest company included in the Russell 2000 Growth Index.

    The portfolio managers focus on high-quality companies, especially those with products or services that are believed to be leaders in their market niches.

    Min. class investment
    $1,000,000
    Class Inception Date
    07/01/13
    Class Status
    Not available for purchase by individual investors.
    Fund Assets
    $12,010,345  As of  02/28/24
    Class Assets
    $203,172  As of  02/28/24
    Portfolio Turnover Rate
    65.43% As of fiscal year end  09/30/23
    Morningstar Category
    Small Growth
    Benchmark
    Russell 2000® Growth Index
    Morningstar Overall Rating
    Fund Holdings
    80 As of 01/31/24

    Morningstar Rating™ as of January 31, 2024 for the Class Y class shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the Small Growth category. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 3 Stars (561 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 2 Stars (561 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 3 Stars (527 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 3 Stars (406 funds rated).

    Portfolio Managers

    • John Porter

      John Porter

      CIO, Head of Equity, Newton Investment Management North America, LLC

      6 yr(s). on fund

    • Karen Miki Behr

      Karen Miki Behr

      Portfolio Manager, Newton Investment Management North America, LLC

      2 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 Small Cap Growth Fund
    SSYGX
    16.96 -3.05 -1.67 -10.17 8.77 9.06 10.14
    Russell 2000® Growth Index
    18.25 -3.21 4.46 -6.03 6.17 7.00 -
    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 Small Cap Growth Fund
    SSYGX
    9.72 11.73 11.73 -8.22 12.25 9.26 10.30
    Russell 2000® Growth Index
    12.75 18.66 18.66 -3.50 9.22 7.16 -

    The performance data quotes 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 Russell 2000® Growth Index measures the performance of the small-cap growth segment of the U.S. equity universe. It includes those Russell 2000 companies with higher growth earning potential as defined by Russell's leading style methodology. The Russell 2000® Growth Index is constructed to provide a comprehensive and unbiased barometer for the small-cap growth segment. The index is completely reconstituted annually to ensure larger stocks do not distort the performance and characteristics of the true small-cap opportunity set and that the represented companies continue to reflect growth characteristics. Investors cannot invest directly in any index.

    The total return performance figures presented for Class Y shares of the fund represent the performance of the fund's Class I for periods prior to July 01, 2013, the inception date for Class Y shares, and the performance of Class Y, respectively, from that inception date. Performance reflects the applicable class' distribution/servicing fees since the inception date. Had these fees and expenses been reflected for periods prior, performance would have been different.


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

    Growth of $10,000 Investment

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Historical Performance

      Not available for purchase by individual investors.

       

      Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

      Yearly Total Return

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


      Prospectus Fee Table Expense Ratios

      As of  02/01/24 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
      Management Fee 0.80%
      Administration Fee 0.06%
      Other Expenses 0.97%
      Total Expenses 1.83%
      Expenses Reimbursed 0.83%
      Net Expenses 1.00%
      Total Expenses is the total annual operating expense ratio for the fund, before any fee waivers or expense reimbursements. Net Expenses is the total annual operating expense ratio for the fund, after any applicable fee waivers or expense reimbursements. The Total Expenses, or Net Expenses (if including fee waivers or expense reimbursements) is the actual fund expense ratio applicable to investors.
      The fund's investment adviser, BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc., has contractually agreed, until February 1, 2025, to waive receipt of its fees and/or assume the direct expenses of the fund so that the direct expenses of none of the fund's share classes (excluding taxes, interest expense, brokerage commissions, commitment fees on borrowings and extraordinary expenses) exceeds 1.00%. On or after February 1, 2025, BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. may terminate this expense limitation agreement at any time.

      Portfolio Manager/Sub-Investment Adviser

      Newton Investment Management North America, LLC (NIMNA), the fund's sub-adviser, has entered into a sub-sub-investment advisory agreement with its affiliate, Newton Investment Management Limited (NIM), to enable NIM to provide certain advisory services to NIMNA for the benefit of the fund, including, but not limited to, portfolio management services. NIM is subject to the supervision of NIMNA and BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc., the fund's investment adviser. The fund is managed by a team of investment professionals employed by NIMNA. The team members who are jointly and primarily responsible for managing the fund's portfolio are John Porter, the lead portfolio manager, and Karen Behr. Mr. Porter has been a primary portfolio manager of the fund since March 2017, and is Chief Investment Officer and Head of Equity at NIMNA. He has been employed by NIMNA or a predecessor company of NIMNA since August 2016. Ms. Behr has been a primary portfolio manager of the fund since September 2021, and is a portfolio manager at NIMNA. She has been employed by NIMNA or a predecessor company of NIMNA since 2008.

      Top Holdings

      As of 01/31/24

      Asset Allocation


          Daily Statistics

          As of 02/28/24 Name NAV Change 07/31/23  12 Month 
          High Nav
          10/27/23  12 Month 
          Low Nav
          YTD Return
          SSYGX
          $35.59
          -$0.37
          -1.03%
          $36.26 $29.16 0.68%

          Performance Metrics

          Overall Morningstar Rating


          MORNINGSTAR CATEGORY Small Growth


          Morningstar Rating™ as of 01/31/24 for the Class Y shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the Small Growth. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 3 Stars (561 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 2 Stars (561 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 3 Stars (527 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 3 Stars (406 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
            580 out of 645
          • 3 Year
            514 out of 612
          • 5 Year
            203 out of 572
          • 10 Year
            95 out of 428

          LIPPER CLASSIFICATION Small-Cap Growth 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

          Equities are subject to market, market sector, market liquidity, issuer, and investment style risks to varying degrees.
          Small and midsized company stocks tend to be more volatile and less liquid than larger company stocks as these companies are less established and have more volatile earnings histories.

          Risk Metrics

          As of  01/31/24  3-Year Trailing Standard Deviation Alpha Beta R-Squared Sharpe Ratio
          SSYGX
          22.64 -20.26 1.01 61.79 -0.48

          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 S&P 500® Index.


          Alpha - Alpha is a measure of a security's or portfolio's excess return.

          Beta - Beta is a measure of a security’s or portfolio’s volatility, or systematic risk.

          R-Squared - R-squared is a statistical measure that represents the percentage of a fund’s or security’s movements that are explained by movements in a benchmark index.

          Sharpe Ratio - Sharpe ratio is a risk-adjusted measure that measures reward per unit of risk. The higher the Sharpe ratio, the better.

          Standard Deviation - Standard deviation is a statistical measure of the degree to which an individual portfolio return tends to vary from the mean, based on the entire population. The greater the degree of dispersion, the greater the degree of risk. In mutual funds, the standard deviation tells us how much the return on the fund is deviating from the expected normal returns.


          Dividend Schedule

          Declared
          Annually
          Distributed
          Annually
          Paid
          Annually
          Fiscal Year End
          Sep 30
          Year Dividend ($) Capital Gains ($)
          2021 0.0000 6.9220
          2020 0.0000 2.1716
          2018 0.0000 4.2611
          2017 0.0000 4.1739
          2016 0.0000 4.1249
          2015 0.0000 8.8404
          2014 0.0000 20.9111
          2013 0.0000 19.7478

          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
          12/01/21 12/02/21 12/02/21 0.0000 0.0000 0.1282 0.0418 6.7520 6.9220
          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
          12/01/20 12/02/20 12/02/20 0.0000 0.0000 0.1905 0.0211 1.9600 2.1716
          12/04/18 12/06/18 12/06/18 0.0000 0.0000 0.7444 0.0650 3.4517 4.2611
          12/06/17 12/07/17 12/07/17 0.0000 0.0000 1.2321 0.1083 2.8335 4.1739
          12/06/16 12/07/16 12/07/16 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 4.1249 4.1249
          12/09/15 12/10/15 12/10/15 0.0000 0.0000 1.2086 0.1824 7.4494 8.8404
          12/09/14 12/10/14 12/10/14 0.0000 0.0000 5.6097 0.2508 15.0506 20.9111
          12/04/13 12/05/13 12/05/13 0.0000 0.0000 3.1252 0.3326 16.2900 19.7478

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