International Bond

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Daily Price (04/22/14) $14.24 Daily Change: $-0.01 (-0.07%)  
Investment Objective: Growth & Income Ticker Symbol: BEGBX
Fund Type: Taxable Bond Funds Fund Code: 992
Share Class: Investor Inception Date: 01/07/92
Total Assets: $603,605,613.03 Newspaper Symbol: IntlBnd  

Data reflects past performance for Investor Class shares, assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains and is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than data shown. Investment return and principal value fluctuates. Redemption value may be more or less than original cost. Obtain performance data current to the most recent month end. For additional share class information, consult the prospectus.

  Total Return Average Annual Total Return as of 03/31/2014
as of
as of
1 yr
3 yr 5 yr 10 yr 20 yr Life
  +3.04% +1.23% +1.40% +3.52% +3.58% +5.27% +5.54% 0.80% 01/07/92
M1:(as of 03/31/2014)
-- -- 2 out of 5 Stars1 out of 5 Stars2 out of 5 Stars--Overall
2 out of 5 Stars Overall
Funds rated in category:----270 225 131 --270
Morningstar Category: World Bond
Lipper Quartiles & Rankings:L1 --Quartile Ranking
Quartile Ranking
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Quartile Ranking
Ranking for International Income Funds as of 03/31/2014, based on total returns.

M1For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating™ based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads, and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund within this scale and rated separately, which may cause slight variations in the distribution percentages.) The Overall Morningstar Rating™ for a fund is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five- and ten-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating™ metrics. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Morningstar Rating™ is for Investor share class only; other classes may have difference performance characteristics.

Morningstar InfoM1

Overall Rating
rated among 270 World Bond
(as of 03/31/2014 )

The fund's current expense ratio is 0.80%

Investment Strategy:
  • High–quality international government and corporate debt securities.
For Investors who are:
  • Want a hedge against the U.S. dollar.
  • Are looking to diversify a portfolio consisting mainly of domestic investments.
  • Can accept the risks that accompany foreign investments.
  • Can tolerate relatively high share price fluctuation.
Risk Factors:

International investing involves special risk considerations, including economic and political conditions, inflation rates and currency fluctuations.

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Fund Management

John Lovito
John Lovito
Senior Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager

Simon Chester
Simon Chester
Vice President, Portfolio Manager

Edward Boyle
Edward Boyle
Vice President, Portfolio Manager


High total return by investing in high-quality, nondollar-denominated government and corporate debt securities outside the U.S.A1

A1Income dividends, if applicable, are paid quarterly. While typical share price volatility for this fund is lower than an aggressive security, the fund is considered aggressive due to its high degree of currency, political and economic risk.


(*) The annual expense ratio is based on expenses incurred by the fund, as stated in the most recent prospectus.

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