Fund Performance

All performance data shows average annualized returns, except for periods of one year or less, which are actual returns.

MONTHLY PERFORMANCE THROUGH 09/30/2017
Fund
Inception Date
Calendar YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years Inception Expense Ratio
Alternative Energy Fund
03/31/2006
17.93% 7.64% -9.55% 4.25% -14.16% -10.75% 1.99% (net)
2.60%(gross)*
Asia Focus Fund
04/29/1996
32.06% 22.37% 8.13% 5.31% -0.58% 3.38% 1.98% (net)
2.24%(gross)*
Asia Pacific Dividend Builder Fund
03/31/2006
26.78% 18.74% 10.28% 8.68% 3.40% 6.44% 1.11% (net)
3.14% (gross)*
China & Hong Kong Fund
06/30/1994
34.42% 27.35% 9.24% 8.26% 0.86% 7.45% 1.67%
Dividend Builder Fund
03/30/2012
14.79% 12.12% 5.86% 10.38% n/a 10.01% 0.70% (net)
2.11% (gross)*
Global Energy Fund
06/30/2004
-6.53% 1.92% -12.89% -3.08% -1.65% 6.50% 1.45% (net)
1.53% (gross)*
Global Innovators, Investor Class
12/15/1998
26.82% 29.58% 11.50% 17.88% 8.49% 8.00% 1.24% (net)
1.35% (gross)*
Global Innovators, Institutional Class
12/31/2015
27.04% 29.88% 11.67% 17.98% 8.54% 8.03% 0.99% (net)
1.38% (gross)*
Renminbi Yuan & Bond Fund
06/30/2011
7.32% 1.96% -0.40% 1.19% n/a 1.21% 1.00% (net)
4.35% (gross)*
QUARTERLY PERFORMANCE THROUGH 09/30/2017
Fund
Inception Date
Calendar YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years Inception Expense Ratio
Alternative Energy Fund
03/31/2006
17.93% 7.64% -9.55% 4.25% -14.16% -10.75% 1.99% (net)
2.60%(gross)*
Asia Focus Fund
04/29/1996
32.06% 22.37% 8.13% 5.31% -0.58% 3.38% 1.98% (net)
2.24% (gross)*
Asia Pacific Dividend Builder Fund
03/31/2006
26.78% 18.74% 10.28% 8.68% 3.40% 6.44% 1.11% (net)
3.14% (gross)*
China & Hong Kong Fund
06/30/1994
34.42% 27.35% 9.24% 8.26% 0.86% 7.45% 1.67%
Dividend Builder Fund
03/30/2012
14.79% 12.12% 5.86% 10.38% n/a 10.01% 0.70% (net)
2.11% (gross)*
Global Energy Fund
06/30/2004
-6.53% 1.92% -12.89% -3.08% -1.65% 6.50% 1.45% (net)
1.53% (gross)*
Global Innovators, Investor Class
12/15/1998
26.82% 29.58% 11.50% 17.88% 8.49% 8.00% 1.24% (net)
1.35% (gross)*
Global Innovators, Institutional Class
12/31/2015
27.04% 29.88% 11.67% 17.98% 8.54% 8.03% 0.99% (net)
1.38% (gross)*
Renminbi Yuan & Bond Fund
06/30/2011
7.32% 1.96% -0.40% 1.19% n/a 1.21% 1.00% (net)
4.35% (gross)*

Performance data shown for Global Innovators, Institutional Class (GINNX), prior to its launch date on 12/31/15, uses performance data from the Global Innovators, Investor Class (IWIRX).  

Performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance of the Funds may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Total returns reflect a fee waiver in effect and in the absence of this waiver, the total returns which reflect fee waivers would be lower. Performance data does not reflect the 2% redemption fee for shares held less than 30 days and if deducted the fee would reduce the performance quoted.

* The Advisor has contractually agreed to waive fees through June 30, 2018.

MORNINGSTAR RATINGS THROUGH 09/30/2017
Fund Fund Category Overall 3-Year 5-Year 10-Year
Alternative Energy Fund Foreign Small/Mid Value 1
(56 funds)
1
(56 funds)
1
(43 funds)
1
(24 funds)
Asia Focus Fund Pacific/Asia ex-Japan St 2
(67 funds)
3
(67 funds)
2
(53 funds)
1
(22 funds)
Asia Pacific Dividend Builder Fund Pacific/Asia ex-Japan St 4
(67 funds)
5
(67 funds)
4
(53 funds)
3
(22 funds)
China & Hong Kong Fund China Region 2
(89 funds)
3
(89 funds)
2
(76 funds)
2
(40 funds)
Global Energy Fund Equity Energy 3
(98 funds)
3
(98 funds)
3
(82 funds)
3
(68 funds)
Global Innovators Fund Large Blend 4
(1218 funds)
4
(1218 funds)
5
(1083 funds)
3
(799 funds)
Renminbi Yuan & Bond Fund Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond 4
(81 funds)
3
(81 funds)
5
(66 funds)
 
 
Dividend Builder Fund World Large Stock 3
(703 funds)
2
(703 funds)
3
(583 funds)
 
 

Global Innovators Fund ratings shown were given for the Investor Share Class.

Morningstar RatingTM

The Morningstar RatingTM for funds, or “star rating”, is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product’s monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. 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 three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

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