Under normal circumstances, the Fund invests at least 80% of its assets (net assets plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in equity securities of dividend-paying companies across all market capitalizations. Equity securities include common stocks and depositary receipts. The Fund may invest up to 20% of its net assets in securities issued by companies located in emerging markets when the Fund's Subadvisor believes they represent attractive investment opportunities. Securities held by the Fund may be denominated in both U.S. and non-U.S. currencies.
Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest a significant amount of its net assets (at least 40%, unless the Subadvisor deems market conditions to be unfavorable, in which case the Fund will invest at least 30%) in securities of foreign companies. Generally, foreign companies are companies organized outside the U.S. and that trade primarily in non-U.S. securities markets. The Fund will normally invest in companies located in at least three countries outside of the U.S. The Fund seeks a dividend yield greater than the dividend yield of the MSCI World Index.