****Source: Newton, FactSet, Financial Times as of December 31, 2011. Based on the FTSE Global Equity Index Series, which collectively covers over 8,000 securities in 48 different countries and captures 98% of the world's investable market capitalization. Region and market capitalization breakdown determined by Newton. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Current yields are not indicative of future yields. Investors cannot invest directly in any Index. Actual results will vary.
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Any investment products or services mentioned here are not insured by the FDIC (or any other state or federal agency), are not deposits of or guaranteed by any bank, and may lose value.
Risks:There is no guarantee that dividend-paying companies will continue to pay, or increase, their dividend.Equity funds are subject generally to market, market sector, market liquidity, issuer and investment style risks, among other factors, to varying degrees. Investing internationally involves special risks, including changes in currency exchange rates, political, economic, and social instability, a lack of comprehensive company information, differing auditing and legal standards, and less market liquidity. These risks generally are greater with emerging market countries than with more economically and politically established foreign countries. SOURCE BNY Mellon