AVERAGE ANNUAL TOTAL RETURNS % as of 03-31-2013
Lipper Global Flexible Portfolio Funds
For Class A shares, the maximum front-end sales charge is 5.75%. Performance including sales charge assumes the sales charge for the corresponding time period.
Public offering price (POP) is the price of one share of a fund including any sales charges. Net asset value (NAV) is the value of one share of the fund excluding any sales charges. Had sales charges been included, performance would be lower.
Returns for periods of less than one year are not annualized.
The Lipper Global Flexible Portfolio Funds Average is an average of funds that invest at least 25% of their portfolio in securities traded outside of the U.S. across various asset classes, including both domestic and foreign stocks, bonds, and money market instruments. The total return of the Lipper Average does not include the effect of sales charges. You cannot invest directly in a Lipper Average.
|Net Expense Ratio effective since 02-01-13
|Gross Expense Ratio
The advisor has committed, through 02-01-14, to waive fees and/or reimburse expenses to the extent necessary to cap the fund's total annual fund operating expenses after fee waiver, excluding certain expenses, at 0.87%. Without this cap, the fund's returns would have been lower.
MORNINGSTAR RATINGS as of 04-30-2013
Category = World Allocation
|3-Year out of 289 funds|
|5-Year out of 202 funds
|10-Year out of 97 funds
|Overall out of 289 funds|
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) ratings, based on risk-adjusted returns.
For 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.) Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
TOP HOLDINGS % of net assets as of 04-30-2013
|GMO U.S. Flexible Equities Fund Class VI
|GMO Alpha Only Fund Class IV
|GMO Strategic Fixed Income Fund Class VI
|GMO Intl Core Equity Vi Mutual Fund
|GMO Emerging Markets Fund Class VI
|GMO International Intrin Iv Mutual Fund
|GMO Currency Hedged International Equity Fund, Class Iii
|GMO Special Situations Fund Class VI
|GMO Emerging Country Debt Fund Class IV
|GMO Risk Premium Fund VI
Portfolio holdings are subject to change and may have changed since the date specified.
The Wells Fargo Advantage Asset Allocation Fund
seeks long-term total return through tactical allocations to equity, bond, and alternative investments.
- Identifying asset class mispricings: GMO has studied the patterns of outliers in all financial asset class return series. Central to the team's process is determining fair value for the major asset classes, from which the team infers a real return that should be realized as each asset class moves back to its estimated fair value.
- Hybrid quantitative management: The team translates asset class return forecasts into portfolio weights using traditional mean-variance optimization as a starting point. The goal is to successfully marry the discipline of quantitative models with qualitative insights by drawing upon decades of money management experience.
Balanced funds may invest in stocks and bonds. Stock values fluctuate in response to the activities of individual companies and general market and economic conditions. Bond values fluctuate in response to the financial condition of individual issuers, general market and economic conditions, and changes in interest rates. In general, when interest rates rise, bond values fall and investors may lose principal value. Alternative investments such as, commodities, real estate, and short strategies are speculative and entail a high degree of risk. Foreign investments are especially volatile and can rise or fall dramatically due to differences in the political and economic conditions of the host country. The Fund will indirectly be exposed to all of the risks of an investment in the underlying funds and will indirectly bear expenses of the underlying funds. The use of derivatives may reduce returns and/or increase volatility. Certain investment strategies tend to increase the total risk of an investment (relative to the broader market). This Fund is exposed to high yield securities risk, mortgage- and asset-backed securities risk, and smaller company securities risk. Consult the Fund's prospectus for additional information on these and other risks. The Fund invests substantially all of its assets in Asset Allocation Trust, an open-end management investment company having the same investment objective and strategy as the Fund. Any portfolio data shown for the Fund represents that of the Asset Allocation Trust.
Figures quoted represent past performance, which is no guarantee of future results.
Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.
Performance shown without sales charges would be lower if sales charges were reflected.
Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted and assumes the reinvestment of dividends and capital gains.
Current month-end performance is available at the funds' website, wellsfargo.com/advantagefunds.