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Key Stats

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Expense Ratio Total Assets Under Management Dividend Yield Turnover Ratio
1.26% 4.130B 0.68% 55.00%
1 Year Fund Level Flows 1 Year Total Returns (Daily) Annualized All Time Total Returns (Daily) Max Drawdown (All)
-1.931B -6.00% Upgrade Upgrade

Basic Info

Investment Strategy
The investment seeks capital appreciation. The fund offers investors exposure to emerging economies through well-established companies. Under normal circumstances, it invests at least 80% of its assets in equity securities or equity-linked instruments of issuers located in emerging markets countries; such issuers may be of any capitalization. Emerging markets countries generally include every nation in the world except the U.S., Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and most nations located in Western Europe.
General
Security Type Mutual Fund
Oldest Share Symbol HIEMX
Equity Style Large Cap/Blend
Fixed Income Style --
Broad Asset Class International Equity
Broad Category Equity
Category Name Diversified Emerging Mkts
Category Index MSCI EM NR USD
Prospectus Objective Diversified Emerging Markets
Fund Owner Firm Name Virtus
Prospectus Benchmark Index
MSCI EM NR USD 100.0%
Broad Asset Class Benchmark Index
^MSACXUSNTR 100.0%
Manager Tenure
Matthew Benkendorf 5.74 yrs
Jin Zhang 5.50 yrs
Ramiz Chelat 0.17 yrs

Net Fund Flows Versus Category

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1M
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YTD
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5Y
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1 Year
% Rank: 100
-1.931B
-3.834B Category Low
14.34B Category High
3 Months
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3 Years
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6 Months
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5 Years
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YTD
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As of November 30, 2021

Performance Versus Category

 
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As of December 06, 2021. Returns for periods of 1 year and above are annualized.

Annual Total Returns Versus Peers

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Name
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
YTD
5.54%
-8.55%
1.46%
34.47%
-14.34%
18.34%
15.72%
-8.36%
-3.87%
-5.66%
4.50%
27.19%
-14.20%
21.51%
10.65%
4.50%
-1.01%
-14.94%
8.99%
35.07%
-16.83%
18.69%
15.36%
-2.00%
9.29%
-10.19%
5.28%
35.12%
-10.64%
17.27%
16.76%
-6.22%
-1.87%
-13.47%
13.27%
35.33%
-18.63%
25.76%
13.88%
-5.39%
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As of December 06, 2021.

Fundamentals

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Dividend Yield TTM (12-6-21) 0.68%
30-Day SEC Yield --
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Weighted Average PE Ratio 25.91
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As of September 30, 2021

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As of September 30, 2021

Asset Allocation

As of September 30, 2021.
Type % Net % Long % Short
Cash 1.38% Upgrade Upgrade
Stock 98.62% Upgrade Upgrade
Bond 0.00% Upgrade Upgrade
Convertible 0.00% Upgrade Upgrade
Preferred 0.00% Upgrade Upgrade
Other 0.00% Upgrade Upgrade

Top 10 Holdings

Name % Weight Price % Change
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd
8.40% -- --
HCL Technologies Ltd
4.55% -- --
Yum China Holdings Inc 4.41% 52.06 2.36%
JD.com Inc Ordinary Shares - Class A
4.28% -- --
SK Hynix Inc
3.85% -- --
NAVER Corp
3.81% -- --
Wal - Mart de Mexico SAB de CV 3.40% 3.34 3.41%
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
2.88% -- --
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd
2.86% -- --
Unilever PLC
2.47% -- --

Fees & Availability

Fees
Actual 12B-1 Fee --
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Performance Fee --
Switching Fee --
Transaction Fee --
Maximum Front Load --
Maximum Deferred Load --
Maximum Redemption Fee --
General Availability
Available for Insurance Product No
Available for Retirement Plan No
Available for RRSP No
Purchase Details
Open to New Investors Yes
Open to Existing Investors Yes
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Basic Info

Investment Strategy
The investment seeks capital appreciation. The fund offers investors exposure to emerging economies through well-established companies. Under normal circumstances, it invests at least 80% of its assets in equity securities or equity-linked instruments of issuers located in emerging markets countries; such issuers may be of any capitalization. Emerging markets countries generally include every nation in the world except the U.S., Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and most nations located in Western Europe.
General
Security Type Mutual Fund
Oldest Share Symbol HIEMX
Equity Style Large Cap/Blend
Fixed Income Style --
Broad Asset Class International Equity
Broad Category Equity
Category Name Diversified Emerging Mkts
Category Index MSCI EM NR USD
Prospectus Objective Diversified Emerging Markets
Fund Owner Firm Name Virtus
Prospectus Benchmark Index
MSCI EM NR USD 100.0%
Broad Asset Class Benchmark Index
^MSACXUSNTR 100.0%
Manager Tenure
Matthew Benkendorf 5.74 yrs
Jin Zhang 5.50 yrs
Ramiz Chelat 0.17 yrs

Fundamentals

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Dividend Yield TTM (12-6-21) 0.68%
30-Day SEC Yield --
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Weighted Average PE Ratio 25.91
Weighted Average Price to Sales Ratio Upgrade
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As of September 30, 2021

Growth Estimates

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As of September 30, 2021

Fund Details

Key Dates
Inception Date 10/20/1997
Last Annual Report Date 9/30/2020
Last Prospectus Date 2/1/2021
Share Classes
HEMZX A
PICEX C
VREMX Retirement
Attributes
Enhanced Index Fund No
Index Fund No
Inverse Fund No
Leveraged Fund No
Fund of Funds No
Currency Hedged Fund No
Synthetic Replication Fund No
Has Dividend Investment Plan No
Socially Responsible Fund No