Performance data quoted prior to the inception of the Class A Shares is the performance of the Fund’s Investor (Class Y) Shares, not adjusted for any differences in the expenses of the classes.
Performance data quoted represents past performance and past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Mutual fund performance changes over time and current performance may be lower or higher than what is stated. To receive the most recent month-end performance, call 1-800-236-3863.
Performance quoted does not reflect the effect of a 2% redemption fee which is imposed on any shares redeemed or exchanged within 30 days. Returns are pre-tax. An investor should consider his or her current and anticipated investment horizon and income tax bracket when making an investment decision as the illustration above does not reflect these factors. For more information about performance, please contact your investment professional. For more information about performance, please contact your investment professional. Total returns for periods of one year or less are cumulative.
Net Expense Ratios reflect contractual fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements made by BMO Asset Management Corp., the investment adviser (Adviser). The Adviser may not terminate these fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements prior to December 31, 2019 without the consent of the Board of Directors, unless the investment advisory agreement is terminated. Without these contractual waivers, the Funds’ returns would have been lower. Please see the prospectus for more information.
The MSCI Emerging Markets Index is a market capitalization weighted index comprised of over 800 companies representative of the market structure of the emerging countries in Europe, Latin America, Africa, Middle East and Asia. Prior to January 1, 2002, the returns of the MSCI Emerging Markets Index were presented before application of withholding taxes. Investments cannot be made in an index.
Foreign investing involves special risks due to factors such as increased volatility, currency fluctuation and political uncertainties.
Investing in emerging markets can be riskier than investing in well-established foreign markets.
Lipper Emerging Markets Index is comprised of funds that seek long-term capital appreciation by investing at least 65% of total assets in emerging market equity securities, where “emerging market” is defi ned by a country’s GNP per capita or other economic measures.
The maximum sales charge (load) imposed on purchases (as a percentage of offering price) is 5.00% for Class A shares. The Class NAV performance does not reflect the deduction of the sales load or fee,and if reflected, the load or fee would reduce the performance quoted.
¹ For money market funds, current and effective 7-day yield displayed as of today’s date. Yield will vary. The yield quotations for money market funds more closely reflect the current earnings of the fund than the total return quotations. The 7-day effective yield is based on the 7-day yield and is then compounded and annualized. Total returns for periods of less than one year are cumulative.