The fund seeks long-term growth of capital through investments primarily in the common stocks of companies located (or with primary operations) in emerging markets.
Invests worldwide primarily in companies located in less developed "emerging market" countries. The fundís investments are expected to be diversified geographically across emerging markets in Latin America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
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This fund offers the significant long-term growth potential of companies located in the developing economies of Latin America, the Far East, Europe, and Africa. By specifically targeting developing economies that appear to be poised for substantial long-term growth, the fund is committed to providing the highest possible returns. Because of this concentration in rapidly developing economies, the fund involves a high degree of risk. Share prices are subject to market risk, as well as risks associated with unfavorable currency exchange rates and political or economic uncertainty abroad.
* Annually we evaluate the standard deviation of each US mutual fund listed and its resulting placement within specific risk/return categories.
Methodology: If a fund is at least 5 year old, it is generally placed in risk/return categories based on the standard deviation of its performance for the longest period of its calendar year returns;
the longest time period used for analysis is 10 years (regardless of the fund's inception). If a fund is less than 5 years old, we generally use the fund's primary benchmark disclosed in its prospectus as a proxy and follow the same process of using 10-year standard deviation of the benchmark,
or longest time period available. The firm at its sole discretion may show a fund in a higher risk category based on qualitative or other factors that may differ from this methodology.
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