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PERFORMANCE



The Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 chart reflects a hypothetical $10,000 investment and assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Fund expenses, including management fees and other expenses were deducted.



As of 31 May 2002 the index tracked for this fund changed from MSCI Taiwan Index to MSCI Taiwan Index(SM) The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted, and numbers may reflect small variances due to rounding. Standardized performance and performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained by clicking the "Returns" tab above.
as of
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
11.51 10.37 6.90 6.42 0.46
Market Price (%)   11.89 11.90 6.84 6.52 0.44
Benchmark (%)   12.19 10.88 7.35 7.09 1.19
After Tax Pre-Liq. (%)   10.99 9.87 6.52 6.06 0.20
After Tax Post-Liq. (%)   6.83 8.14 5.52 5.29 0.43
as of
  YTD 1m 3m 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
7.07 -7.05 -3.65 6.03 11.51 34.43 39.58 86.35 6.72
Market Price (%)   6.04 -7.45 -3.35 6.18 11.89 40.10 39.19 88.06 6.43
Benchmark (%)   7.54 -7.00 -3.56 6.37 12.19 36.33 42.56 98.38 18.40
After Tax Pre-Liq. (%)   7.07 -7.05 -3.65 6.03 10.99 32.61 37.14 80.14 2.89
After Tax Post-Liq. (%)   4.00 -3.99 -2.07 3.41 6.83 26.46 30.82 67.49 6.31
as of
  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Total Return (%)   77.30 21.15 -21.05 16.36 8.58
Market Price (%)   72.97 22.66 -21.74 18.36 7.85
Benchmark (%)   79.21 21.84 -20.89 16.68 9.06

The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted.

Ex-Date Payable Date Record Date Total Distribution   Income ST Cap Gains LT Cap Gains Return on Capital
Dec 18, 2013 Dec 30, 2013 Dec 20, 2013 $0.261987 $0.261987 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Jun 27, 2013 Jul 5, 2013 Jul 1, 2013 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Dec 18, 2012 Dec 27, 2012 Dec 20, 2012 $0.270890 $0.270890 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Jun 21, 2012 Jun 28, 2012 Jun 25, 2012 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Dec 20, 2011 Dec 29, 2011 Dec 22, 2011 $0.472816 $0.472816 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Jun 22, 2011 Jun 28, 2011 Jun 24, 2011 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Dec 21, 2010 Dec 30, 2010 Dec 23, 2010 $0.289945 $0.289945 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Jun 23, 2010 Jun 29, 2010 Jun 25, 2010 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Dec 22, 2009 Dec 31, 2009 Dec 24, 2009 $0.208089 $0.208089 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Jun 23, 2009 Jun 29, 2009 Jun 25, 2009 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Dec 23, 2008 Dec 31, 2008 Dec 26, 2008 $0.601651 $0.601651 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Jun 25, 2008 Jun 30, 2008 Jun 27, 2008 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Dec 24, 2007 Jan 4, 2008 Dec 27, 2007 $0.390074 $0.390074 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Dec 20, 2006 Dec 29, 2006 Dec 22, 2006 $0.301631 $0.301631 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Dec 23, 2005 Dec 30, 2005 Dec 28, 2005 $0.135505 $0.135505 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Dec 23, 2004 Dec 30, 2004 Dec 28, 2004 $0.079500 $0.079521 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Dec 22, 2003 Jan 2, 2004 Dec 24, 2003 $0.021700 $0.021704 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Dec 23, 2002 Jan 2, 2003 Dec 26, 2002 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Aug 24, 2000 Aug 31, 2000 Aug 28, 2000 $0.857500 $0.318000 $0.099400 $0.000000 $0.440100

Past distributions are not indicative of future distributions.



As of 31 May 2002 the index tracked for this fund changed from MSCI Taiwan Index to MSCI Taiwan Index(SM) The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted, and numbers may reflect small variances due to rounding. Standardized performance and performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained by clicking the "Returns" tab above.
Greatest Premium  

Sep 16, 2014

1.04%
Greatest Discount  

Jul 17, 2014

-1.50%
Days ± 0.5% of NAV 49
Percent ± 0.5% of NAV 76.56%
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Number of Days At:

Premium   28
NAV   0
Discount   36

Premium/Discount Range

# of Days

≥ 1.0 up to 1.5

1

≥ 0.5 up to 1.0

5

≥ 0.0 up to 0.5

22

≥ -0.5 up to 0.0

27

≥ -1.0 up to -0.5

8

≥ -1.5 up to -1.0

1

Chart Description  

Why is there a difference between NAV and Closing Price?  

Possible Timing Discrepancies  

Holdings

as of 20-Nov-2014

Holding Weight (%) Sector Country Market Value Shares Price Exchange Currency Market Currency FX Rate Notional Value
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2330

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING

22.85 Information Technology Taiwan $750,098,508 166,950,882 4.49 TAI USD TWD 30.94 750,098,508.22
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2317

HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY LTD

8.06 Information Technology Taiwan $264,784,351 84,713,194 3.13 TAI USD TWD 30.94 264,784,351.02
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2454

MEDIATEK INC.

4.14 Information Technology Taiwan $136,009,600 9,563,175 14.22 TAI USD TWD 30.94 136,009,600.00
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2882

CATHAY FINANCIAL HOLDING LTD

2.71 Financials Taiwan $88,892,902 55,002,483 1.62 TAI USD TWD 30.94 88,892,901.82
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2412

CHUNGHWA TELECOM CO. LTD.

2.37 Telecommunications Taiwan $77,940,695 25,761,648 3.03 TAI USD TWD 30.94 77,940,695.04
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2881

FUBON FINANCIAL HOLDING CO LTD

2.26 Financials Taiwan $74,138,058 45,150,515 1.64 TAI USD TWD 30.94 74,138,057.76
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2308

DELTA ELECTRONICS INC.

2.08 Information Technology Taiwan $68,393,881 12,410,180 5.51 TAI USD TWD 30.94 68,393,880.89
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2002

CHINA STEEL CORP.

2.06 Materials Taiwan $67,486,106 80,301,977 0.84 TAI USD TWD 30.94 67,486,105.92
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1303

NAN YA PLASTICS CORP.

2.02 Materials Taiwan $66,180,331 32,550,938 2.03 TAI USD TWD 30.94 66,180,331.32
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1301

FORMOSA PLASTICS CORP.

1.96 Materials Taiwan $64,329,903 28,350,518 2.27 TAI USD TWD 30.94 64,329,902.66
Ticker ISIN SEDOL Name Weight (%) Sector Country Market Value Shares Price Exchange Currency Market Currency FX Rate Notional Value
Holdings are subject to change.

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 20-Nov-2014
  Taiwan 100.02%
as of 20-Nov-2014

% of Market Value

Information Technology

58.15%

Financials

17.74%

Materials

9.52%

Telecommunications

4.41%

Consumer Discretionary

4.21%

Industrials

2.85%

Consumer Staples

2.56%

Energy

0.51%

Health Care

0.06%

Cash and Derivatives

-0.02%

Allocations are subject to change.
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KEY FACTS

Net Assets

as of 21-Nov-2014

$3,292,548,343
Inception Date Jun 20, 2000
Exchange NYSE Arca
Asset Class Equities
Benchmark Index MSCI Taiwan Index(SM)
Index Ticker NDEUSTW

Shares Outstanding 210,000,000
Number of Holdings

as of 20-Nov-2014

108
CUSIP 464286731
Closing Price  

as of 21-Nov-2014

15.92
20 Day Avg. Volume   1,524,531
Premium/Discount  

as of 21-Nov-2014

1.60%
Options Available Yes

FEES

Expense Ratio  

0.61%

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

P/E Ratio  

as of 20-Nov-2014

16.12
P/B Ratio  

as of 20-Nov-2014

1.99

Equity Beta  

as of 31-Oct-2014

0.91
Standard Deviation (3y)  

as of 31-Oct-2014

14.30%

12m Trailing Yield  

as of 31-Oct-2014

1.67%
Distribution Yield  

as of 31-Oct-2014

3.65%
30 Day SEC Yield  

as of 31-Oct-2014

1.90%

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