PERFORMANCE

as of
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.  
5.97 15.05 10.41 7.70 11.40
Benchmark (%)   2.84 10.37 8.05 6.38 -
Morningstar Category Avg. (%)   5.42 12.12 9.29 6.81 -
Lipper Category Avg. (%)   2.78 10.13 8.61 6.79 -
Lipper Ranking   21/57 2/53 4/30 5/20
as of
  1m 3m YTD 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.  
-3.82 1.94 10.15 5.97 52.30 64.05 109.95 6,480.04
Benchmark (%)   -3.03 0.64 7.40 2.84 34.46 47.27 85.66 -
Morningstar Category Avg. (%)   -2.07 1.70 9.20 5.42 40.95 55.89 93.19 -
Lipper Category Avg. (%)   -2.36 1.24 6.66 2.78 33.90 51.59 94.17 -
Lipper Ranking   21/57 2/53 4/30 5/20
as of
  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Total Return (%)   15.92 -20.96 24.80 21.22 -1.68
Benchmark (%)   17.01 -15.11 16.78 11.97 0.00
Morningstar Category Avg. (%)   16.57 -17.97 20.40 13.85 0.20


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The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted, and numbers may reflect small variances due to rounding. Standardized performance and performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained by clicking the "Returns" tab above.

Holdings

as of 31-Jul-2015

Name Weight (%)
SUMITOMO MITSUI FINANCIAL GROUP INC 3.96
MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GROUP INC 3.08
TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION 2.77
ORIX CORPORATION 2.48
PING AN INSURANCE GROUP CO OF CHINA LTD 2.33
QBE INSURANCE GROUP LTD 1.95
SHINHAN FINANCIAL GROUP CO LTD 1.94
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO LTD 1.93
CHINA UNICOM HONG KONG LTD 1.86
CHONGQING RURAL COMMERCIAL BANK 1.81

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 31-Jul-2015

% of Market Value

Japan

41.6%

42.6%

China

17.8%

12.6%

Australia

11.3%

12.7%

Korea (South), Republic of

7.7%

7.5%

India

5.6%

4.4%

Taiwan (Republic of China)

5.0%

6.6%

Hong Kong

4.8%

5.9%

Cash and Derivatives

4.0%

-

United Kingdom

1.3%

-

Singapore

0.9%

2.5%

  • Fund

  • Benchmark

as of 31-Jul-2015

% of Market Value

Asia Pacific Basin

58.6%

64.0%

Emerging Markets

36.0%

36.0%

Cash and Derivatives

4.0%

-

Europe

1.3%

-

  • Fund

  • Benchmark

Geographic exposure relates principally to the domicile of the issuers of the securities held in the product, added together and then expressed as a percentage of the product’s total holdings. However, in some instances it can reflect the country where the issuer of the securities carries out much of their business.
as of 31-Jul-2015

% of Market Value

Financials

41.3%

30.6%

Information Technology

13.9%

13.6%

Consumer Discretionary

11.4%

13.2%

Industrials

8.3%

12.7%

Materials

7.4%

6.4%

Cash and Derivatives

4.0%

-

Telecommunications

3.6%

5.7%

Utilities

3.2%

3.3%

Consumer Staples

2.9%

6.6%

Energy

2.0%

3.0%

  • Fund

  • Benchmark

as of 31-Jul-2015

% of Market Value

Cash and Derivatives

4.0%

-

Large Cap ->$10bn

63.4%

72.8%

Mid Cap - $2-$10bn

25.5%

26.2%

Small Cap -<$2bn

7.1%

0.9%

  • Fund

  • Benchmark

Negative weightings may result from specific circumstances (including timing differences between trade and settle dates of securities purchased by the funds) and/or the use of certain financial instruments, including derivatives, which may be used to gain or reduce market exposure and/or risk management.

Allocations are subject to change.

Ratings

  • Morningstar Rating
     
  • Overall   :
  • 4
  • Overall Morningstar Rating for Pacific Fund, CLASS INST, as of 31-Aug-2015 rated against 34 Diversified Pacific/Asia Funds.
  • Lipper Leader Ratings
  • Consistent Return   :
     
  • Expense   :
     
  • Total Return   :
     
  • Overall Lipper Leaders ratings based on an equal-weighted average of percentile ranks for each measure over 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods (if applicable) and do not take into account the effects of sales charges for these categories (Consistent Return, Preservation, Total Return, Expense, and Tax Efficiency) as of 31-Jul-2015 out of 53, 11,364, 53, 22 and 53 Funds, respectively in Lipper's Pacific Region Funds classification.

PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

Oisin Crawley
  • Oisin Crawley

KEY FACTS

Size of Class (Millions)

as of 03-Sep-2015

$121.0 M
Size of Fund (Millions)

as of 03-Sep-2015

$268.2 M
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Diversified Pacific/Asia
Lipper Classification Pacific Region Funds
Benchmark Index MSCI AC Asia Pacific Index (Net Total Return)
CUSIP 09252J500
Inception Date Sep 23, 1976

Net, Including Investment Related Expenses   0.89%
Net, Excluding Investment Related Expenses 0.89%
Expense Ratio 0.89%

Max Offer Price

as of 03-Sep-2015

$16.09
Number of Holdings

as of 31-Jul-2015

89
Distribution Frequency   Semi-Annual
Open to New Investors Yes
Turnover Percent

as of 31-Aug-2015

50%

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

P/E Ratio  

as of 31-Jul-2015

13.00
P/B Ratio  

as of 31-Jul-2015

1.42
Average Market Cap (Millions)  

as of 31-Jul-2015

$48,644.5 M

Alpha (3y)  

as of 31-Aug-2015

0.34
R-Squared (3y)

as of 31-Aug-2015

90.25
Beta (3y)

as of 31-Aug-2015

1.20

Best 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years

3 months ending 31-Jan-2013

14.88%
Worst 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years

3 months ending 31-Aug-2015

-14.99%

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