The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation.
The fund normally invests at least 80% of the value of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in equity securities of Smaller Companies of Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) companies. It invests primarily in common stock, but may also invest in other types of equity securities. While the fund intends to invest in a number of different countries, at times it may invest a significant part of its assets in a single country. The fund may invest without limit in emerging market countries.