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Name

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Exp Ratio

Watchlist

$12.73

$14.9 M

1.97%

$0.25

0.15%

Vitals

YTD Return

-19.4%

1 yr return

-20.3%

3 Yr Avg Return

0.2%

5 Yr Avg Return

N/A

Net Assets

$14.9 M

Holdings in Top 10

16.4%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$12.7
$12.30
$15.95

Expenses

OPERATING FEES

Expense Ratio 0.15%

SALES FEES

Front Load N/A

Deferred Load N/A

TRADING FEES

Turnover 88.59%

Redemption Fee N/A


Min Investment

Standard (Taxable)

$50,000,000

IRA

N/A


Fund Classification

Fund Type

Open End Mutual Fund


Name

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Exp Ratio

Watchlist

$12.73

$14.9 M

1.97%

$0.25

0.15%

DRAKX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return -19.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 0.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return N/A
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.38%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 2.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    BNY Mellon Sustainable Balanced Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    BNY Mellon
  • Inception Date
    Nov 30, 2017
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    Inst
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Rob Stewart

Fund Description

To pursue its goal, the fund uses a global multi-asset strategy that focuses on long-term capital appreciation. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in the equity securities of issuers that demonstrate attractive investment attributes and sustainable business practices and have no material

unresolvable environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and in debt securities included in the Bloomberg MSCI U.S. Aggregate ESG Select Sector Neutral Index. The fund's investments are allocated among equity and equity-related securities and debt and debt-related securities. Under normal market conditions, generally 60% of the fund's net assets will be allocated to equity and equity-related investments and 40% of the fund's net assets will be allocated to debt and debt-related securities.

Equity and equity-related investments

The fund's assets allocated to equity and equity-related investments are actively-managed by the fund's sub-adviser, Newton Investment Management Limited (NIM), an affiliate of BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. (BNYM Investment Adviser). NIM invests its allocated portion of the fund's assets in companies it considers to be engaged in "sustainable business practices." These are companies whose business practices are, in NIM's view, sustainable in an economic sense (i.e., the company's strategy, operations and finances are stable and durable) and that take appropriate measures to manage any material consequences or impact of their policies and operations in relation to ESG matters (e.g., the company's environmental footprint, labor standards, board structure, etc.). Companies engaged in sustainable business practices also may include companies that have committed explicitly to improving their environmental and/or social impacts that will lead to a transformation of their business models. No investment will be made in a company that is deemed by NIM to have material negative environmental, social or governance issues with its business activities. Examples of such companies include: tobacco companies due to the health implications of smoking; a company with a large carbon footprint that has no emission reduction target; or a company that is in direct conflict with the goals of the UN Global Compact (a voluntary corporate initiative that seeks to advance universal principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption). NIM also may invest in companies where it believes it can promote sustainable business practices through ongoing company engagement and active proxy voting, such as by encouraging the company's management to improve the company's environmental footprint or voting the shares it holds of a company to improve the company's governance structure. This portion of the fund's allocated assets is invested principally in common stocks and may be invested in the stocks of companies with any market capitalization. NIM allocates this portion of the fund's assets among various regions and countries, including the United States. This portion of the fund's portfolio ordinarily is globally diversified, taking into consideration the MSCI All Country World Index (NDR) geographical composition, and, although at times it may, the fund normally does not invest a substantial portion of its assets allocated to NIM in a single country, other than the United States. Typically, no more than 20% of the fund's assets allocated to NIM will be invested in the securities of issuers whose primary listing is in emerging market countries; however, NIM may invest up to 50% of the fund's assets allocated to it in such issuers. To protect the fund against potential depreciation of such foreign currencies versus the U.S. dollar, the fund may engage in currency hedging (primarily using foreign currency forward contracts).

NIM seeks attractively-priced companies (determined using both quantitative and qualitative fundamental analysis as described under "Fundamental Research and Analysis" below) with good products or services, strong management and strategic direction that have adopted, or are making progress towards, a sustainable business approach. These are companies that NIM believes should benefit from favorable long-term trends. When selecting stocks for its allocated portion of the fund's portfolio, NIM uses an investment process that combines investment themes with fundamental research and analysis, with consideration of ESG matters through, among other things, NIM's proprietary ESG quality review process and application of NIM's sustainable investment criteria, as described below.

Investment Themes. Part of NIM's investment philosophy is the belief that no company, market or economy can be considered in isolation; each must be understood within a broader context. Therefore, NIM's global industry analysts and responsible investment team begin their process by considering the context provided by a series of macroeconomic global investment themes, which are designed to define the broader social, financial and political environment as a framework for understanding events, trends and competitive pressures worldwide.

Fundamental Research and Analysis. NIM next conducts rigorous fundamental research and analysis of investment opportunities on a global basis and uses cross comparisons of companies all over the world to identify securities that NIM believes will outperform globally. NIM searches for attractively priced companies with good products or services and strong management that NIM perceives to possess a competitive advantage. NIM conducts an initial review of potential investments by assessing, among other factors, a company's price-to-earnings ratio, positive earnings momentum, earnings per share growth expectations, and earnings stability. NIM also utilizes a variety of valuation techniques, which include earnings, asset value, cash flow and cost of capital measurements, in conducting its fundamental analysis.

ESG Quality Review and Sustainable Investment Criteria. NIM integrates the consideration of ESG issues through, among other aspects of its investment process, NIM's proprietary ESG quality review of each individual company, prior to an investment being made in an equity security of a company for the first time. NIM’s ESG quality review incorporates qualitative and quantitative information and data from internal and external (e.g., index providers and consultants)

sources, including research, reports, screenings, ratings and/or analysis. NIM’s ESG quality review is designed to determine if a company is suitable for a sustainable investment strategy.

NIM also employs sustainable investment criteria that incorporate elements of negative screening alongside other general and security level (i.e., in terms of a company’s activities) ESG-related analysis, using similar data sources as those in the ESG quality review. Ultimately, in keeping with the investment strategy of the fund, the sustainable investment criteria seek to:

identify and avoid companies that participate in specific areas of activity that NIM deems to be harmful from an environmental or social perspective, or do not follow good governance practices. For example, NIM could deem companies that have large carbon footprints, companies with poor labor standards, or companies that are in direct conflict with the goals of the UN Global Compact ineligible for investment.

identify and invest in companies that are proactively seeking to manage environmental and/or social factors to generate sustainable returns. This may also include those companies that are contributing to the development of solutions that will contribute towards addressing environmental and/or social issues, examples of which could include more efficient or reduced use of natural resources or accessibility to healthcare.

There may be situations where the fund will invest in a security of a company that has been identified by NIM as having involvement in potentially harmful activities from an environmental or social perspective. This may arise for certain companies whose activities or operations, typically due to a legacy business mix, have created poor environmental or social outcomes, but are now investing and positively adapting to future needs (for example, this may include energy companies that are preparing for a transition to a lower carbon world). Similarly, in some instances, the fund may invest in a security of a company where NIM determines prevailing ESG information and data provided by external ESG rating providers have not fully captured positive environmental or social-related initiatives of the company.

Ongoing ESG Monitoring and Engagement. NIM monitors companies held in its allocated portion of the fund's portfolio for emerging negative ESG issues through a combination of ongoing qualitative and quantitative research. This research may be supported by engagement with a company's management, including discussion of material ESG issues where relevant. NIM may engage with selected companies to better understand a company's approach to managing emerging ESG issues. NIM may also specifically engage with companies identified as transitioning away from environmentally or socially harmful activities, to help determine the progress being made in achieving their objectives, supporting the changes being made or encouraging further enhancements. Engagement may also be undertaken in an effort to influence and to support change in the business practices or activities of a company and to obtain information that helps NIM achieve a better understanding of the company’s circumstances. NIM also makes use of a variety of third-party data and research providers that allow it to monitor changes in the ESG characteristics of a company. NIM typically exercises voting rights at each shareholder meeting of portfolio company holdings. This activity is undertaken in-house to ensure that the opinions expressed through NIM's voting record are in line with NIM's investment and engagement priorities.

Debt and debt-related investments

The fund's assets allocated to debt and debt-related investments are managed by the fund's sub-adviser, Mellon Investments Corporation (Mellon), an affiliate of BNYM Investment Adviser, using an indexed approach. For the portion of the fund's assets allocated to debt and debt-related investments, Mellon seeks to track the investment results, before fees and expenses, of the Bloomberg MSCI U.S. Aggregate ESG Select Sector Neutral Index. The index is composed of U.S. investment grade fixed-income securities that satisfy certain ESG criteria, including U.S. government securities, debt securities issued by U.S. corporations, residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities, asset-backed securities and U.S. dollar-denominated debt securities issued by non-U.S. governments and corporations that are publicly offered for sale in the United States. Mellon selects investments for its allocated portion of the fund's assets by a "sampling" process, which is a statistical process used to select debt securities so that this portion of the fund's assets has investment characteristics that closely approximate those of the index. In addition, the effective average duration of this portion of the fund's portfolio is expected to closely match that of the index, which as of January 31, 2021, was 6.07 years. Duration is an indication of an investment's "interest rate risk," or how sensitive a bond or the fund's portfolio may be to changes in interest rates.

The Bloomberg MSCI U.S. Aggregate ESG Select Sector Neutral Index identifies fixed-income securities that satisfy certain ESG and liquidity criteria from the Bloomberg US Aggregate Bond Index (which is designed to broadly capture the U.S. investment grade, taxable fixed income market). With respect to corporate debt securities, the Bloomberg MSCI U.S. Aggregate ESG Select Sector Neutral Index uses MSCI ESG rankings to measure ESG performance on an industry-specific basis, with ESG assessment categories and materiality varying by industry. Index rules generally exclude companies with significant activities in certain businesses, such as those involving alcohol, tobacco, nuclear power, gambling, and civilian firearms and other weapons. U.S. government and certain government-related securities receive an ESG rating based on the government issuer's performance on six ESG risk factors: Natural Resources, Environmental Externalities & Vulnerability, Human Capital, Economic Environment, Financial Governance and

Political Governance. Corporate debt and government securities that meet a minimum ESG rating threshold assigned by MSCI are eligible for inclusion in the index. The ESG rating and scoring process is managed by the index provider based on MSCI's ESG scores, which are generally updated annually. To be eligible for inclusion in the index, securities generally must have an MSCI ESG rating of BBB or higher and must not have an MSCI ESG controversy assessment of very severe (i.e., a 0 on a 0-10 scale). In addition, while the Bloomberg MSCI U.S. Aggregate ESG Select Sector Neutral Index tilts toward positive ESG securities within sectors, the index maintains the same sector weights as the Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Bond Index.

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DRAKX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DRAKX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -19.4% -29.4% 108.5% 87.70%
1 Yr -20.3% -35.1% 79.7% 58.51%
3 Yr 0.2%* -9.5% 23.8% 26.87%
5 Yr N/A* -12.3% 11.2% N/A
10 Yr N/A* -5.5% 9.3% N/A

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DRAKX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2022 8.1% -39.0% 21.6% 32.79%
2021 6.9% -11.1% 39.6% 6.89%
2020 5.4% -21.9% 16.4% 14.45%
2019 -3.6% -15.9% 6.3% 74.29%
2018 N/A -1.5% 61.5% N/A

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DRAKX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -19.4% -29.4% 108.5% 87.43%
1 Yr -20.3% -35.1% 79.7% 59.95%
3 Yr 0.2%* -9.5% 23.8% 29.66%
5 Yr N/A* -12.3% 16.3% N/A
10 Yr N/A* -5.5% 11.8% N/A

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DRAKX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2022 8.1% -39.0% 21.6% 32.79%
2021 6.9% -11.1% 39.6% 6.89%
2020 5.4% -21.9% 16.4% 14.60%
2019 -3.6% -15.4% 6.3% 90.73%
2018 N/A -1.2% 61.5% N/A

NAV & Total Return History


DRAKX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

DRAKX Category Low Category High DRAKX % Rank
Net Assets 14.9 M 658 K 207 B 96.12%
Number of Holdings 503 2 15351 26.74%
Net Assets in Top 10 2.48 M -6.38 M 48.5 B 96.27%
Weighting of Top 10 16.37% 8.4% 100.0% 93.47%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Dreyfus Instl Preferred Gov Plus MMkt 4.82%
  2. Apple Inc 2.58%
  3. Microsoft Corp 2.51%
  4. Federal National Mortgage Association 2% 1.46%
  5. Federal National Mortgage Association 2% 1.44%
  6. Federal National Mortgage Association 2% 1.31%
  7. Federal National Mortgage Association 2% 1.20%
  8. Federal National Mortgage Association 2% 1.20%
  9. Amazon.com Inc 1.20%
  10. Federal National Mortgage Association 2% 1.17%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High DRAKX % Rank
Stocks
59.48% 0.00% 99.40% 48.01%
Bonds
34.97% -82.31% 116.75% 45.15%
Cash
5.16% -16.75% 158.07% 32.34%
Convertible Bonds
0.26% 0.00% 23.84% 80.22%
Other
0.12% -6.69% 48.03% 35.20%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 27.92% 82.34%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High DRAKX % Rank
Technology
20.47% 0.00% 48.68% 39.78%
Financial Services
16.12% 0.00% 60.22% 28.43%
Healthcare
13.37% 0.00% 39.78% 57.98%
Consumer Cyclical
10.43% 0.00% 20.19% 41.15%
Consumer Defense
9.43% 0.00% 22.62% 13.22%
Industrials
8.82% 0.00% 33.21% 75.94%
Communication Services
8.01% 0.00% 100.00% 34.54%
Basic Materials
6.40% 0.00% 34.29% 8.85%
Utilities
4.07% 0.00% 99.55% 24.44%
Real Estate
2.87% 0.00% 65.01% 61.72%
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 85.65% 96.26%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High DRAKX % Rank
US
35.62% -1.65% 98.67% 82.59%
Non US
23.86% -0.44% 56.67% 4.23%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High DRAKX % Rank
Government
39.72% 0.00% 98.50% 24.75%
Securitized
25.67% 0.00% 92.13% 25.62%
Corporate
21.82% 0.00% 98.21% 80.47%
Cash & Equivalents
12.79% 0.14% 100.00% 46.52%
Derivative
0.00% 0.00% 31.93% 68.91%
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 87.00% 79.10%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High DRAKX % Rank
US
32.74% -82.31% 80.50% 29.85%
Non US
2.23% 0.00% 84.73% 76.99%

DRAKX - Expenses

Operational Fees

DRAKX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.15% 0.06% 7.62% 99.14%
Management Fee 0.11% 0.00% 1.83% 28.55%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.83% N/A

Sales Fees

DRAKX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 0.00% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

DRAKX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.00% 2.00% N/A

Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

DRAKX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 88.59% 0.00% 343.00% 78.76%

DRAKX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

DRAKX Category Low Category High DRAKX % Rank
Dividend Yield 1.97% 0.00% 14.14% 17.14%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

DRAKX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Monthly Monthly

Net Income Ratio Analysis

DRAKX Category Low Category High DRAKX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 1.38% -2.34% 19.41% 37.70%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

DRAKX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Semi-Monthly Annually

Distributions History

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DRAKX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Rob Stewart


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 01, 2019

3.17

3.2%

Mr. Stewart is Head of Responsible Research at Newton. He joined Newton in 2003.

Nancy Rogers


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 01, 2019

3.17

3.2%

Nancy is the Head of Fixed Income Index Portfolio Management. She is responsible for the management of domestic and international fixed income index portfolios, including separate, commingled, and mutual fund accounts. She has experience in managing aggregate, government, credit and custom indexes. Nancy has been in the investment industry and at BNY Mellon affiliates since 1987. Prior to her current role, she was a senior portfolio manager at Standish and portfolio manager at Mellon Bond Associates. Previously, she served in various functions such as trading, performance measurement, and portfolio accounting. In 2012, Nancy was awarded the Pittsburgh quarterly Outstanding Leadership Team Award for her work with the management team on the Building Organizational Talent initiative. Nancy earned an MBA in investments from Drexel University. She holds the CFA designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and CFA Society Pittsburgh.

David Nieman


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 04, 2021

0.57

0.6%

Mr. Nieman, a Vice President and Portfolio Manager, has been with Mellon Investments Corporation since 2013. Mr. Nieman is responsible for managing global aggregate, high yield and emerging market local currency funds, as well as duration hedged strategies. Prior to joining Mellon Investments Corporation, Mr. Nieman worked for State Street Global Advisors where he managed credit and interest rate strategies. Mr. Nieman earned a Master’s Degree in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Brigham Young University.

Nicholas Pope


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 31, 2022

0.33

0.3%

Mr. Pope joined Brookfield Investment Management in 2014 as a Director of the natural resources investment team. He is responsible for implementing investment strategy with a focus in energy, including upstream, downstream, chemicals and services. Prior to that, he was a Senior Analyst and Managing Director at Dahlman Rose (and upon acquisition at Cowen & Company) covering Exploration and Production sector. Before that, Mr. Pope was an Analyst at JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division, where he covered the U.S. based exploration and production companies. While at JP Morgan, he was also responsible for a number of in-depth research studies, including those relating to specific domestic production regions and emerging gas recovery technologies. Mr. Pope began his career in 2001 as a Senior Project Engineer at ExxonMobil Production Co. Mr. Pope was the recipient of Institutional Investor's Rising Stars of E&P Research in 2011. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the Texas A&M University.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.03 34.51 6.23 2.41