Normally, the fund invests at least 80% of its total assets in equity securities of non-U.S. issuers. These issuers may be located in both developed and emerging markets. Under normal circumstances, the fund's assets will be invested in securities of companies domiciled in at least three different foreign countries.
PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVE
"Our approach is to combine in-depth top-down analysis of the world's economic prospects with rigorous bottom-up fundamental research. This process enables us to select stocks of well-managed companies that we believe are undervalued relative to their peers and may outperform in the long term."
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. The portfolio may invest a substantial amount of its assets in issuers located in a limited number of countries and therefore is susceptible to adverse economic, political or regulatory developments affecting those countries. 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)||$84.8||$3.5||$10.7||$245.2|
|Initial Minimum Investment||$1,000||$1,000||$1,000||$5,000,000|
|Total Expense Ratio (Gross)||1.82%||3.24%||2.63%||1.01%|
|Total Expense Ratio (Net)||1.45%||2.35%||2.35%||1.01%|
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.
Andrea Salvatori, Portfolio Manager
Mr. Salvatori, a senior vice president and senior equity portfolio manager, is the Head of Global Emerging Markets and LatAm Equities. He joined Pioneer in 1999.
Madelynn Matlock, Portfolio Manager
Ms. Matlock, a senior vice president, has served as a portfolio manager of the fund since joining Pioneer in December 2012.
|Not FDIC insured||May lose value||No bank guarantee|
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