Seeks Total Return from Bonds and Currencies Around the World in a Single Portfolio
NEW YORK, April 6, 2011 — The Dreyfus Corporation (Dreyfus), part of BNY Mellon Asset Management, announced today that it has launched a new global bond fund, Dreyfus Global Dynamic Bond Fund. The fund seeks total return (consisting of capital appreciation and income) by investing in bonds, currencies and other instruments that provide investment exposure to global bond and currency markets.
The fund's adviser is Dreyfus. Dreyfus has engaged its affiliate, Newton Capital Management Limited (Newton), to serve as the fund's sub-investment adviser.
"We believe that it is important that a fixed-income manager have the flexibility to seek to capture returns opportunistically as and when they arise, particularly with the uncertainty in today's marketplace," said Jon Baum, Chairman and CEO of Dreyfus. "Dreyfus Global Dynamic Bond Fund provides that flexibility. Focused on generating absolute returns across economic cycles, the fund aims to capture different sources of global bond and currency returns in a single portfolio. This unconstrained strategy provides the flexibility that we believe can help to generate attractive returns in the context of uncertainty in bond and currency markets."
Newton's fixed income investment managers focus on identifying opportunities in bond and currency markets around the world using their global thematic investment approach.
The fund normally invests at least 80% of its assets in bonds and other instruments that provide investment exposure to global bond markets. The portfolio managers have considerable latitude in allocating the fund's investments and in selecting securities and derivative instruments to implement the fund's investment approach. The fund is not managed to a benchmark index; it seeks to provide returns that are largely independent of market moves. There is no limitation as to the amount of fund assets required to be invested in any one fixed income asset class or sector. The fund's portfolio managers employ a dynamic, unconstrained approach in allocating the fund's assets globally, primarily among government bonds, emerging market sovereign debt, investment grade and high yield corporate instruments and currencies.
The fund's portfolio managers are Paul Brain, leader of the fixed income team at Newton, Howard Cunningham and Jonathan Day, who, together, have more than 60 years of investment experience. For further information on Dreyfus Global Dynamic Bond Fund, contact 1-800-554-4611.
-Bond funds are subject to interest rate, credit, liquidity, prepayment and extension, call and market risks in varying degrees. Generally, bond prices move in the opposite direction of interest rate changes.
-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 are generally greater with emerging market countries than with more economically and politically established foreign countries.
-Investments in foreign currencies are subject to the risk that those currencies will decline in value relative to the U.S. dollar, or, in the case of hedged positions, that the U.S. dollar will decline relative to the currency being hedged. Foreign currencies are also subject to risks caused by inflation, interest rates, budget deficits and low savings rates, political factors and government intervention and controls.
-High yield (junk) bonds are subject to increased credit risk and are considered predominantly speculative in terms of the issuer's perceived ability to continue making interest payments on a timely basis and to repay principal upon maturity.
-The use of derivative instruments, such as options, futures and options on futures, forward contracts, swaps, options on swaps, and other credit derivatives, involves risks different from, or possibly greater than, the risks associated with investing directly in the underlying assets. A small investment in derivatives could have a potentially large impact on the fund's performance.
-The ability of the fund to achieve its investment goal depends, in part, on the ability of the fund's portfolio managers to allocate effectively the fund's assets between global bonds and currencies, and among and within fixed income asset classes. There can be no assurance that the actual allocations will be effective in achieving the fund's investment goal.
For more complete information on the fund, including investment risks associated with an investment in the fund, please refer to the fund's prospectus.
The Dreyfus Corporation, established in 1951 and headquartered in New York City, is one of the nation's leading asset management and distribution companies, currently managing more than $400 billion in mutual funds and separately managed accounts.
Newton is a London-based global asset management subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation and part of BNY Mellon Asset Management. With assets under management of more than $73 billion, including assets managed by Newton Investment Management Limited as dual officers of Newton Capital Management Limited and The Bank of New York Mellon, Newton's group of affiliated companies provides a broad range of award-winning investment products and services to individuals, pension funds, charities and corporations. News and other information about Newton is available at www.newton.co.uk.
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