Performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate; an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. The Adviser has reimbursed certain Fund expenses and the Fund's transfer agency expenses may be reduced by expense offsets from an unaffiliated transfer agent, without which performance would have been lower. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted above. For performance information current to the most recent month end, click on Total Returns By Month tab above.
*As of fiscal year ended 12/31/2015 the gross expense ratio of the Fund’s Institutional Shares was 1.31%, but the net expense ratio was 1.25% (net of the Adviser's fee waivers).
Definitions (provided by BAMCO, Inc.): The MSCI ACWI ex USA indexes cited are unmanaged, free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted indexes. The MSCI ACWI ex USA IMI Growth Index Net USD measures the performance of large, mid and small cap growth securities across developed and emerging markets, excluding the United States. The MSCI ACWI ex USA Index Net USD measures the equity market performance of large and midcap securities across developed and emerging markets, excluding the United States. The indexes and the Fund include reinvestment of dividends, net of foreign withholding taxes, which positively impact the performance results. The Morningstar Foreign Small/Mid Growth Average is not weighted and represents the straight average of annualized returns of each of the funds in the Foreign Small/Mid Growth category. The Fund's Institutional Shares have been included in the category since May 29, 2009 and the Fund's Retail Shares since inception. As of 6/30/13, the category consisted of 147, 144, 136, and 111 funds for the 3-month, year-to-date, 1-, and 3-year periods. © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Morningstar 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.