The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation.
The fund seeks to achieve its objective by normally investing primarily in equity securities of companies located in countries outside of the U.S. with above-average earnings growth and positioned in what the portfolio managers consider strong growth areas. It normally invests at least 75% of its assets in equity securities. The fund ordinarily allocates its investments among a number of different countries, ordinarily in more than ten countries outside of the U.S., and normally invests at least 80% of its assets in non-U.S. securities. It may also invest in emerging market securities.