The Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) All Country (AC) World ex-U.S. Index (Net) is a free float-adjusted market capitalization-weighted index designed to measure the equity market performance of 47 global developed and emerging markets, excluding the U.S. Net total return indices reinvest dividends after the deduction of withholding taxes, using (for international indices) a tax rate applicable to non-resident institutional investors who do not benefit from double taxation treaties.
Performance data quoted represents past performance and is not a guarantee of future results. The data assumes reinvestment of all distributions at net asset value. Maximum sales charge (Class A): 5.75%. The Fund’s daily net asset value is not guaranteed and shares are not insured by the FDIC, the Federal Reserve Board or any other agency. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be higher or lower than the original cost. Current performance may be higher or lower than that shown.
$10,000 initial investment in Class A from Fund inception through the report date, with all income dividends and capital gains reinvested. Includes a maximum 5.75% sales charge. This chart is hypothetical and is for illustrative purposes only.
*The annual consideration of the securities that meet the selection criteria will take place on or about November 1, with the first annual consideration following the initial selection to occur on or about November 1, 2013.
Effective July 2, 2012, the name of the SunAmerica International Equity Fund was changed to the SunAmerica International Dividend Strategy Fund and certain changes were made to the Fund’s investment strategy and techniques. Prior to this date, the Fund was managed as an international equity fund employing a different strategy.
Investments in stocks are subject to risk, including the possible loss of principal. Stocks of international companies are subject to additional risks including currency fluctuations, economic and political instability, greater market volatility, and limited liquidity. These risks can be greater in the case of emerging country securities. The Fund may invest in medium-capitalization and small capitalization companies, which involve additional risks such as limited liquidity and greater volatility. Preferred stocks are subject to interest rate fluctuations as well as credit risk, which is the possibility that an issuer of preferred stock will fail to make its dividend payments. The market may fail to recognize the intrinsic value of particular dividend paying stocks the Fund may hold.
The Fund employs a Disciplined Strategy and will not deviate from its strategy (except to the extent necessary to comply with federal tax laws or other applicable laws). If the Fund is committed to a strategy that is unsuccessful, the Fund will not meet its investment goal. Because the Fund will not use certain techniques available to other mutual funds to reduce stock market exposure, the Fund may be more susceptible to general market declines than other mutual funds.
There is no guarantee a fund will meet its objective.
The style and risk measures illustrated above are broad-based, relative targets for the Fund. There can be no assurances that the Fund exactly exhibits these categorizations at any given time.
Standard Deviation is a measure of the volatility that an investment experiences over time. The higher the standard deviation, the greater the performance swings of the investment. The Sharpe Ratio uses a fund’s standard deviation and its excess return (the difference between the fund’s return and the risk-free return of 90-day Treasury Bills) to determine reward per unit of risk. Beta is a measure of a fund’s sensitivity to market movements. A portfolio with a beta greater than 1 is more volatile than the market, and a portfolio with a beta less than 1 is less volatile than the market. R-Squared reflects the percentage of a fund’s movements that are explained by movements in its benchmark index, showing the degree of correlation between the fund and the benchmark. Alpha is a measure of performance on a risk adjusted basis of a mutual fund and compares its risk adjusted performance to a benchmark index. A positive alpha of 1.0% means the fund has outperformed its benchmark index by 1% and a negative alpha of -1.0% would indicate an underperformance of 1%.
Price/Earnings Ratio measures a company’s current share price compared to its per-share earnings. Price/Book Ratio compares a company’s book value to its current market price. Book value denotes the portion of equity held by shareholders.