Domini Impact International Equity Fund Investor Share Class Receives Five Star Overall Morningstar Rating
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We are very pleased to announce that the Domini Impact International Equity Fund Investor share class (DOMIX), Class A share class (DOMAX)*, and Institutional share class (DOMOX) all received an Overall Morningstar rating of five stars as of December 31, 2017, based on risk-adjusted return.
The Fund's Investor, Class A and Institutional shares received five stars for the last 3 and 5 years rated against 265 and 208 U.S. domiciled Foreign Large Value funds, respectively, and four stars for the past 10 years, rated against 136 U.S. domiciled Foreign Large Value funds.
*The Fund’s Class A shares are intended for investors who invest through a financial advisor. They carry a front-end sales charge (load) of up to 4.75% that is paid to the advisor buying the Fund on behalf of the investor. If you do not invest through a financial advisor, please refer to the Investor shares. The Fund’s Class A shares (load waived) received an Overall Morningstar Rating of five stars as of 12/31/17.
For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar RatingTM based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a funds' 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. 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. Fees have been waived or expenses advanced during the period on which the Fund's ranking is based, which may have had a material effect on the total return or yield for that period, and therefore the rating for the period.
Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return, principal value, and yield will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Investing internationally involves special risks, including currency fluctuations, political and economic instability, increased volatility and differing securities regulations and accounting standards. The Fund may focus its investments in certain regions or industries, thereby increasing its potential vulnerability to market volatility. You may lose money.
Although the Fund's Investor shares are no-load, certain fees and expenses apply to a continued investment and are described in the prospectus. The composition of the Fund's portfolio is subject to change.
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