Overview

Growth of $10,000

10-year period ended 12/31/2016

  • Class A at NAV

Historical Returns (%)as of Dec 31, 2016

Annualized
1 Mo. 3 Mos. YTD 1 Yr. 3 Yrs. 5 Yrs. 10 Yrs.
01/31/2017
Fund at NAV 5.55 -1.26 5.55 17.42 1.32 4.93 3.30
Fund w/Max Sales Charge 4.55 -2.24 4.55 16.42 1.32 4.93 3.30
MSCI Golden Dragon Index1 6.52 0.77 6.52 24.73 5.80 5.86 4.75
12/31/2016
Fund at NAV -4.73 -9.12 0.98 0.98 -2.08 5.56 3.03
Fund w/Max Sales Charge -5.68 -10.02 -0.02 -0.02 -2.08 5.56 3.03
MSCI Golden Dragon Index1 -3.89 -6.29 5.40 5.40 1.67 6.53 3.88
Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance is for the stated time period only; due to market volatility, the Fund's current performance may be lower or higher than quoted. Returns are historical and are calculated by determining the percentage change in net asset value (NAV) with all distributions reinvested. Returns for other classes of shares offered by the Fund are different. Performance less than or equal to one year is cumulative. Max Sales Charge: 1%.

Fund Factsas of Jan 31, 2017

Class C Inception 12/28/1993
Performance Inception 10/28/1992
Investment Objective Long-term capital appreciation
Total Net Assets $82.0M
Minimum Investment $1000
Expense Ratio (Gross)2 2.73%
Expense Ratio (Net)2,3 2.65%
CUSIP 277902409

Top 10 Holdings (%)4,5as of Dec 31, 2016

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd
Tencent Holdings Ltd
AIA Group Ltd
China Mobile Ltd
Ping An Insurance Group Co of China Ltd
Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd
China Construction Bank Corp
China Overseas Land & Investment Ltd
Link REIT
President Chain Store Corp
Total 52.55

Portfolio Management

June Lui Managed Fund since 2015
Christopher Darling Managed Fund since 2016

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk 

Fund performance is sensitive to stock market volatility. Investments in foreign instruments or currencies can involve greater risk and volatility than U.S. investments because of adverse market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical or other conditions. In emerging countries, these risks may be more significant. Asian economies are export-driven and can be affected by developments in the economies of their major trading partners. Governmental actions in China can have a significant affect on economic conditions in the Asia region. Because the Fund may invest significantly in a particular geographic region or country, value of Fund shares may fluctuate more than a fund with less exposure to such areas. A nondiversified fund may be subject to greater risk by investing in a smaller number of investments than a diversified fund. No Fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a Fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Performance

Historical Returns (%)as of Dec 31, 2016

Annualized
1 Mo. 3 Mos. YTD 1 Yr. 3 Yrs. 5 Yrs. 10 Yrs.
01/31/2017
Fund at NAV 5.55 -1.26 5.55 17.42 1.32 4.93 3.30
Fund w/Max Sales Charge 4.55 -2.24 4.55 16.42 1.32 4.93 3.30
MSCI Golden Dragon Index1 6.52 0.77 6.52 24.73 5.80 5.86 4.75
Morningstar™ China Region Category6 6.12 0.42 6.12 18.60 3.14 4.76 4.17
12/31/2016
Fund at NAV -4.73 -9.12 0.98 0.98 -2.08 5.56 3.03
Fund w/Max Sales Charge -5.68 -10.02 -0.02 -0.02 -2.08 5.56 3.03
MSCI Golden Dragon Index1 -3.89 -6.29 5.40 5.40 1.67 6.53 3.88
Morningstar™ China Region Category6 -4.71 -7.10 -2.06 -2.06 -0.65 5.34 3.46
Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance is for the stated time period only; due to market volatility, the Fund's current performance may be lower or higher than quoted. Returns are historical and are calculated by determining the percentage change in net asset value (NAV) with all distributions reinvested. Returns for other classes of shares offered by the Fund are different. Performance less than or equal to one year is cumulative. Max Sales Charge: 1%.

Calendar Year Returns (%)

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Fund at NAV 60.37 -51.31 59.65 7.68 -23.44 21.86 14.60 -1.46 -5.64 0.98
MSCI Golden Dragon Index1 37.63 -49.54 66.66 13.24 -18.67 22.19 6.89 7.72 -7.43 5.40

Fund Facts

Expense Ratio (Gross)2 2.73%
Expense Ratio (Net)2,3 2.65%
Class C Inception 12/28/1993
Performance Inception 10/28/1992
Distribution Frequency Annually

Risk Measures (3 Year)7as of Jan 31, 2017

Alpha (%) -3.80
Beta 0.91
R-Squared (%) 93.42
Standard Deviation (%) 16.44
Sharpe Ratio 0.07

Morningstar™ Ratingsas of Jan 31, 2017

Time Period Rating Funds in
China Region
Category
Overall *** 87
3 Years *** 87
5 Years *** 73
10 Years *** 37
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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. Star ratings do not reflect the effect of any applicable sales load.

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NAV History

Date NAV NAV Change
Feb 24, 2017 $19.74 -$0.09
Feb 23, 2017 $19.83 -$0.02
Feb 22, 2017 $19.85 $0.04
Feb 21, 2017 $19.81 $0.07
Feb 17, 2017 $19.74 -$0.01
Feb 16, 2017 $19.75 -$0.02
Feb 15, 2017 $19.77 $0.20
Feb 14, 2017 $19.57 $0.04
Feb 13, 2017 $19.53
Feb 10, 2017 $19.41 $0.00

Distribution History8

Ex-Date Distribution Reinvest NAV
Dec 15, 2016 $0.13910 $18.30
No records in this table indicates that there has not been a distribution greater than .0001 within the past 3 years.
Fund prospectus

Capital Gain History8

Ex-Date Short-Term Long-Term Reinvest NAV
Dec 17, 2015 $1.13210 $17.93
No records in this table indicates that there has not been a capital gain greater than .0001 within the past 3 years.
Fund prospectus

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk 

Fund performance is sensitive to stock market volatility. Investments in foreign instruments or currencies can involve greater risk and volatility than U.S. investments because of adverse market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical or other conditions. In emerging countries, these risks may be more significant. Asian economies are export-driven and can be affected by developments in the economies of their major trading partners. Governmental actions in China can have a significant affect on economic conditions in the Asia region. Because the Fund may invest significantly in a particular geographic region or country, value of Fund shares may fluctuate more than a fund with less exposure to such areas. A nondiversified fund may be subject to greater risk by investing in a smaller number of investments than a diversified fund. No Fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a Fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Portfolio

Asset Mix (%)5,9as of Dec 31, 2016

Foreign Common Stocks 95.99
U.S. Common Stocks 3.61
Cash 0.41
Total 100.00

Portfolio Statisticsas of Dec 31, 2016

Number of Holdings 40

GICS Sector Breakdown (%)5as of Dec 31, 2016

Sector Fund MSCI Golden Dragon Index1
Consumer Discretionary 16.27 8.16
Consumer Staples 7.51 2.31
Energy 1.30 3.79
Financials 27.39 25.60
Health Care 0.74 1.20
Industrials 3.19 6.28
Information Technology 27.56 32.23
Materials 0.00 3.14
Real Estate 9.70 7.74
Telecom Services 4.94 5.57
Utilities 0.98 3.99
Cash 0.41 0.00

Assets by Country (%)5as of Dec 31, 2016

China 44.29
Hong Kong 26.84
Taiwan 24.86
United States 3.61
Cash & Other Assets 0.41
Total 100.00

Geographic Mix (%)5as of Dec 31, 2016

Asia/Pacific 95.99
North America 3.61
Cash & Other Assets 0.41
Total 100.00

Fund Holdings (%)5,10as of Dec 31, 2016

Holding % of Net Assets
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd 9.65%
Tencent Holdings Ltd 9.59%
AIA Group Ltd 7.76%
China Mobile Ltd 4.92%
Ping An Insurance Group Co of China Ltd 4.23%
Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd 3.88%
China Construction Bank Corp 3.31%
China Overseas Land & Investment Ltd 3.17%
Link REIT 3.12%
President Chain Store Corp 2.92%
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Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk 

Fund performance is sensitive to stock market volatility. Investments in foreign instruments or currencies can involve greater risk and volatility than U.S. investments because of adverse market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical or other conditions. In emerging countries, these risks may be more significant. Asian economies are export-driven and can be affected by developments in the economies of their major trading partners. Governmental actions in China can have a significant affect on economic conditions in the Asia region. Because the Fund may invest significantly in a particular geographic region or country, value of Fund shares may fluctuate more than a fund with less exposure to such areas. A nondiversified fund may be subject to greater risk by investing in a smaller number of investments than a diversified fund. No Fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a Fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Insights & Analysis

Commentary

No commentary information is currently available.

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk 

Fund performance is sensitive to stock market volatility. Investments in foreign instruments or currencies can involve greater risk and volatility than U.S. investments because of adverse market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical or other conditions. In emerging countries, these risks may be more significant. Asian economies are export-driven and can be affected by developments in the economies of their major trading partners. Governmental actions in China can have a significant affect on economic conditions in the Asia region. Because the Fund may invest significantly in a particular geographic region or country, value of Fund shares may fluctuate more than a fund with less exposure to such areas. A nondiversified fund may be subject to greater risk by investing in a smaller number of investments than a diversified fund. No Fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a Fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.

Attribution

No attribution information is currently available.

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk 

Fund performance is sensitive to stock market volatility. Investments in foreign instruments or currencies can involve greater risk and volatility than U.S. investments because of adverse market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical or other conditions. In emerging countries, these risks may be more significant. Asian economies are export-driven and can be affected by developments in the economies of their major trading partners. Governmental actions in China can have a significant affect on economic conditions in the Asia region. Because the Fund may invest significantly in a particular geographic region or country, value of Fund shares may fluctuate more than a fund with less exposure to such areas. A nondiversified fund may be subject to greater risk by investing in a smaller number of investments than a diversified fund. No Fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a Fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Management

Biography

June Lui

Portfolio Manager, BMO Global Asset Management (Asia) Ltd.
Joined BMO Global Asset Management (Asia) Limited 2007

Education

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2015

 
Biography

Christopher Darling

Chief Investment Officer - Asia, BMO Global Asset Management (Asia) Limited
Joined BMO Global Asset Management (Asia) Limited 2006

Christopher Darling of BMO Global Asset Management (Asia) Limited is Chief Investment Officer – Asia and a portfolio manager.

He joined BMO Global Asset Management (Asia) Limited, an Eaton Vance investment subadviser, in 2006 as director of Asian Research. Christopher worked as a member of the Asian equities team at Capel Cure Myers in London, before joining Guardian Royal Exchange in 1991. He spent eight years at Lobard Odier from 1995, where he managed Japanese portfolios for institutional clients, as well as other Asia Pacific components. Immediately prior to joining BMO Global Asset Management (Asia) Limited in Hong Kong in 2006, Christopher worked in Hong Kong with the investment banking boutique, Fox-Pitt, Kelton Ltd, specializing in Asian and Japanese financials.

Christopher graduated from University College London and then earned an MSc in economic history from the London School of Economics.

Education
  • University College of London
  • MSc Economic History, London School of Economics

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2016

 

Literature

Literature

Fact Sheet

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Annual Report

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Full Prospectus

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Holdings-1st or 3rd fiscal quarters-www.sec.gov

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SAI

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Performance Always Matters

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Semi-Annual Report

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Summary Prospectus

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XBRL

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