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Standard & Poor's
3 / 5 Stars
U.S. News evaluated 31 Pacific/Asia ex-Japan Stk Funds. Our list highlights the top-rated funds for long-term investors based on the ratings of leading fund industry researchers.
The fund has returned -1.18 percent over the past year, and 7.38 percent over the past three years.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 01.31.2014|
|Year to date||-3.0%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||7.4%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||N/A|
|10 Years (Annualized)||N/A|
The investment seeks long term capital appreciation. The fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing at least 80% of its net assets, which include borrowings for investment purposes, in equity securities of small capitalization companies located in the Asian countries of China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Its sub-advisor defines small companies as those companies with market capitalizations, at the time of investment, of below $3 billion. The fund's investments in equity securities may include common stock, preferred stocks, convertible stock and warrants.
Fees are High compared to funds in the same category.
EP Asia Small Companies Fund has an expense ratio of 1.75 percent.
Risk is Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.