Diversified International Fund – SILAX

 


 

Share Price 08-28-15 $11.53
Daily Change 0.00
YTD Return -0.17%
Inception Date 09-24-1997
Net Fund Assets 07-31-2015 $94,790,406.95

PERFORMANCE

AVERAGE ANNUAL TOTAL RETURNS % as of 06-30-2015

  1-year 3-year 5-year 10-year Inception
NAV -0.55 12.59 10.66 4.73 4.17
POP -6.27 10.41 9.35 4.11 3.82

MSCI EAFE Index

  1-year 3-year 5-year 10-year Inception
  -4.22 11.97 9.54 5.12 --

Important disclosure

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 Morgan Stanley Capital International Europe, Australasia, and Far East Free ("MSCI EAFE Free") Index is an unmanaged group of securities widely regarded by investors to be representative of the stock markets of Europe, Australasia, and the Far East. MSCI Free Indices are constructed to reflect investment opportunities for global investors to account for local market restrictions on stock ownership by international investors. You cannot invest directly in an index.
*Source: MSCI. MSCI makes no express or implied warranties or representations and shall have no liability whatsoever with respect to any MSCI data contained herein. The MSCI data may not be further redistributed or used as a basis for other indices or any securities or financial products. Thisreport is not approved, reviewed or produced by MSCI.

EXPENSES %

Net Expense Ratio effective since 07-01-15 1.41%
Gross Expense Ratio 1.71%

Important disclosure

The advisor has committed, through 02-29-16, 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 1.41%. Without this cap, the fund's returns would have been lower.

MORNINGSTAR RATINGS as of 07-31-2015

Category = Foreign Large Blend
3-Year out of 679 fundsMorningstar RatingMorningstar RatingMorningstar Rating
5-Year out of 586 funds Morningstar RatingMorningstar RatingMorningstar Rating
10-Year out of 335 funds Morningstar RatingMorningstar Rating
Overall out of 679 fundsMorningstar RatingMorningstar RatingMorningstar Rating

Important disclosure

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.

HOLDINGS

TOP HOLDINGS % of net assets as of 07-31-2015

Bayer AG 2.07%
Toyota Motor Corporation 1.66%
Zurich Insurance Group Limited 1.51%
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Incorporated 1.45%
Baidu, Incorporated, ADR 1.44%
Medtronic Plc Common Stock Usd.1 1.38%
AIA Group Limited 1.27%
Daiwa House Inds Jpy50 1.18%
Novartis Limited AG 1.07%
BP p.l.c. 1.05%

TOP SECTORS % of net assets as of 07-31-2015

Financials 23.37%
Consumer Discretionary 15.18%
Industrials 14.46%
Health Care 10.27%
Information Technology 7.77%
Consumer Staples 7.13%
Materials 6.80%
Cash 5.20%
Telecommunication Services 4.40%
Energy 3.61%
Portfolio holdings and sectors are subject to change and may have changed since the date specified.

FUND STORY

PORTFOLIO MANAGERS


Menno Vermeulen, CFA

Menno Vermeulen, CFA
Years of investment
experience: 22

 

Mark L. Yockey, CFA

Mark L. Yockey, CFA
Years of investment
experience: 30

 
Josef Lakonishok

Josef Lakonishok, Ph.D.
Years of investment
experience: 34

 
Puneet Mansharamani, CFA

Puneet Mansharamani, CFA
Years of investment
experience: 16

 
Jeffrey Everett, CFA

Jeffrey Everett, CFA
Years of investment
experience: 28

 
Dale Winner, CFA

Dale A. Winner, CFA
Years of investment
experience: 28


The Fund

The Wells Fargo Advantage Diversified International Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing principally in the equity securities of foreign issuers through the use of three different styles of international equity management.

Competitive Advantages

  • Multi-manager approach: The fund's multi-manager approach provides broad diversification across international markets and is designed to create an all-weather portfolio.
  • Diversity among investment processes: The combination of independent investment subadvisors that employ diverse investment processes and styles seeks to maximize the beneficial effect of stock selection. Additionally, it aims to minimize performance volatility that is attributable to market factors, such as sector and country allocations and growth and value effects.

Risks

Stock fund values fluctuate in response to the activities of individual companies and general market and economic conditions. Foreign investments are especially volatile and can rise or fall dramatically due to differences in the political and economic conditions of the host country. These risks are generally intensified in emerging markets. 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 smaller-company securities risk. Consult the fund's prospectus for additional information on these and other risks.

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.

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