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Fund overview information

Fund overview information

Objective

To provide capital appreciation.


Benchmarks


Net fund assets


Embracing the emerging consumer

Embracing the emerging consumer

In developing economies, rising incomes and increasing levels of consumer spending fuel long-term growth potential.






Management team

Management team



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Our quality focused approach has helped to limit downside risk. Here are just a few examples of the Fund outperforming in periods where the MSCI Emerging Markets Index falls more than 15%.

Source: Morningstar. Performance data quoted represent past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. This chart is not indicative of the Fund’s performance during all periods—for this information, please see standard performance on the next page.

Excess return is defined as an investment’s return in excess of its respective benchmark.

Down market defined as a decline by 15% or more during selected time period.

For the period 03/19/2012 - 06/04/2012, the Fund’s Institutional share class delivered net of fees -10.91% versus the MSCI Emerging Markets Index return of -16.34%. For the period 07/03/2014 - 02/12/2016, the Fund’s Institutional share class delivered net of fees -15.30% versus the MSCI Emerging Markets Index return of -22.56%.



Fund performance



Emerging markets equity insights

Emerging markets equity insights


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, 2018 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.