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The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in equity securities of companies located in Europe, Australasia, the Far East and other regions, including emerging countries.
As a non-fundamental policy, under normal circumstances, the Fund invests at least 80% of the value of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in equity securities issued by companies that are located in, or that derive the highest concentration of their earnings or revenues from, a number of countries around the world other than the U.S. The Fund's investment team employs a fundamental, bottom-up equity investment style, which is characterized by intensive, first-hand research and disciplined company evaluation.
TOP HOLDINGS (all classes) as of 03/31/2016
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|SAMSUNG ELECTRONIC GDR-REP 1/2 PFD UNITARY||4.44%|
|ROCHE HLDGS AG-GENUSSCHEIN NPV||4.09%|
|NOVARTIS REG CHF0.50||3.92%|
|JAPAN TOBACCO NPV||3.84%|
|TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING TWD10||3.83%|
|NESTLE REG CHF0.1||3.66%|
|BRITISH AMER TOBACCO GBP0.25||3.50%|
|ROYAL DUTCH SHELL B SHS EUR0.07||2.96%|
|AIA GRP NPV||2.89%|
|SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO NPV||2.88%|
Foreign securities are more volatile, harder to price and less liquid than U.S. securities. They are subject to different accounting and regulatory standards, and political and economic risks. These risks are enhanced in emerging markets countries.
Equity stocks of small and mid-cap companies carry greater risk, and more volatility than equity stocks of larger, more established companies.
Please read the prospectus for more detailed information regarding these risks.
Aug 30, 2000
$1,000 Classes A, C
$1,000 IRA: Classes A, C
No minimum: Class R
$1,000,000 Institutional Service
as of April 30, 2016