To increase the value of its shares, over the long term, through growth in the value of its investments. The fund invests mainly in a widely diversified portfolio of stocks of emerging market companies. Specifically, the fund invests at least two-thirds of total assets in equity and equity-related securities issued by companies that are either incorporated in one of the economically emerging countries of Latin America, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East or conduct most of their business in such countries. Types of securities may include common stocks, preferred stocks, warrants, American Depository Receipts (ADRs), European Depository Receipts (EDRs) and Global Depository Receipts (GDRs). The fund does not invest more than one-third of its assets in debt and money market securities. The fund may use derivatives for hedging and efficient portfolio management.