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Emerging markets can create opportunities for active managers to add value through security selection and portfolio construction.
Due to the acquisition of the NT Emerging Markets Fund on April 22, 2022, the Emerging Markets Fund has paid distributions in April of 2022. All earnings, including income and gains, were paid out prior to the merger to ensure both sets of shareholders involved in the merger receive the appropriate level of earnings. Note: This is typically an acceleration of the distributions that would occur in December, and the December distributions will be lower than they would have been due to the early payout ahead of the merger. Please refer to our Distributions page for more details.
Invest in Accelerating, Sustainable Growth. Emerging Markets Fund is a fundamentally driven stock fund that seeks to outperform its benchmark through investments in emerging markets.
Seeks capital growth.
Our distinctive growth philosophy centers on identifying companies experiencing early accelerating, fundamental improvement. Focusing on acceleration directs us to a different opportunity set than many competitors and gives us the potential for differentiated returns across market cycles.
Emerging markets remain highly fragmented with wide dispersion of returns among countries, sectors and individual securities. We recognize the macroeconomic environment’s impact on companies, but incorporate it within our bottom-up, individual stock analysis. We believe that focusing on company fundamentals rather than country headlines helps build a high conviction portfolio.
Our global and non-U.S. equity investment professionals apply the same philosophy and process and work in a single location where they meet and exchange information, contributing to a global picture of growth. The Emerging Markets team meets daily to systematically gather information and make timely investment decisions. Our tight-knit and tenured team efficiently brings ideas into and out of the portfolio.
International investing involves special risk considerations, including economic and political conditions, inflation rates and currency fluctuations. Investing in emerging markets may accentuate these risks. There is no guarantee that the investment objectives will be met. Dividends and yields represent past performance and there is no guarantee that they will continue to be paid.
Long-term capital growth by investing primarily in emerging market companies of all sizes.
Pursues high growth through investments in companies in emerging markets exhibiting sustainable accelerating earnings growth.
Average annual total returns illustrate the annual compounded returns that would have produced the cumulative total return if the fund's performance had remained constant throughout the period indicated. Returns for periods less than one year are not annualized.
For periods prior to the inception of a class, performance is for the oldest class, restated with applicable fees, if any.
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Opening a Window to International Diversification
Returns or yields for the fund would have been lower if a portion of the management fee had not been waived. Review the annual or semiannual report for the most current information.
International investing involves special risks, such as political instability and currency fluctuations. Investing in emerging markets may accentuate these risks.
Only Investor Class shares are made available to investors directly. Advisor, A, C, I, and Y Classes of shares are only available for purchase by institutions or other financial intermediaries. R, R5, and R6 Classes of shares are only available for purchase by group employer-sponsored retirement plans. Review definitions and minimums for all share classes.
Please see the prospectus for details about sales charges.
The gross expense ratio is the fund's total annual operating costs, expressed as a percentage of the fund's average net assets for a given time period. It is gross of any fee waivers or expense reimbursement. The net expense ratio is the expense ratio after the application of any waivers or reimbursement. This is the actual ratio that investors paid during the fund's most recent fiscal year. Please see the prospectus for more information.
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