- Management uses a top-down, bottom-up investment approach to select their best 40-60 global investment ideas in developed and emerging markets
- Emphasis on quality companies with strong balance sheets, strong cash flow, excellent management and reasonable growth prospects trading at attractive valuations
- Portfolio Manager Marco Pirondini has over 20 years of investment experience as a portfolio manager, equity analyst and manager. He is supported by Pioneer's global equity management and research teams.
Normally, the fund invests at least 80% of its net assets (plus the amount of borrowings, if any, for investment purposes) in equity securities of issuers located throughout the world. The fund's principal focus is on companies that exhibit solid fundamental characteristics and are underappreciated by the market. The fund may invest in both developed and emerging markets without limit. Normally, the fund invests at least 40% of its net assets in issuers located outside of the United States.
PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVE
"We examine mid- and large-capitalization stocks in more than 30 countries, including those in emerging markets. From that universe, we aim to build a portfolio combining a value and growth at a reasonable price (GARP) approach."
A WORD ABOUT RISK
Investing in foreign and/or emerging market securities involves risks relating to interest rates, currency exchange rates, economic, and political conditions. Investments in mid-sized companies may offer the potential for higher returns, but are also subject to greater short-term price fluctuations than larger, more established companies. The Fund invests in a limited number of securities and, as a result, the fund's performance may be more volatile than the performance of other funds holding more securities. At times, the Fund's investments may represent industries or industry sectors that are interrelated or have common risks, making it more susceptible to any economic, political, or regulatory developments or other risks affecting those industries and sectors. These risks may increase share price volatility.
As of April 30, 2013
|Class||A Shares||B Shares||C Shares||Y Shares*|
Performance Inception Date
|Total Net Assets (millions)||$64.1||$2.6||$6.6||$72.3|
|Initial Minimum Investment||$1,000||$1,000||$1,000||$5,000,000|
|Total Expense Ratio (Gross)||1.72%||3.14%||2.53%||0.97%|
|Total Expense Ratio (Net)||1.30%||2.20%||2.20%||0.80%|
Initial minimum investment amounts for retirement plans are lower.
As of April 30, 2013
P/E refers to the price of a stock divided by its earnings per share. Reflects weighted average of trailing 12-month price-to-earnings ratios of portfolio holdings.
Market Capitalization reflects the total U.S.-denominated portion of the portfolio.
Turnover Ratio is the percentage of a fund's assets that have changed over the course of a given time period, usually a year. Mutual funds with higher turnover ratios tend to have higher expenses.
Marco Pirondini, Portfolio Manager
Mr. Pirondini, executive vice president and Head of Equities, U.S., joined Pioneer in 2000. From 2004 through 2010, he was Global Chief Investment Officer of Pioneer Investments, overseeing equity, fixed income, balanced and quantitative portfolio management, and also quantitative and fundamental research divisions.
David Glazer, Portfolio Manager
Mr. Glazer, a vice president at Pioneer, has served as portfolio manager of the fund since December 2012. Prior to joining Pioneer, he served as Vice President, Senior Analyst and Co-Portfolio Manager at Franklin Templeton Global Advisers from 2005 until 2012, specializing in global and international small/mid-capitalization strategies.
|Not FDIC insured||May lose value||No bank guarantee|
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