1 MORNINGSTAR RATING:
The Morningstar RatingTM for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products
(including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts,
exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a
three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are
considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based
on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a
managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward
variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in
each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next
35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive
1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a
weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and
10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100%
three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40%
three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year
rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of
total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the
most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually
has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.
As of Dec. 31, 2016, the Scout International Fund received the following star ratings among U.S. domiciled Foreign Large Blend Funds for the following time periods: 4 stars (among 606 funds) for the 3 year, 3 stars (among 542 funds) for the 5 year and 4 stars (among 329 funds) for the 10 year periods.The Fund may have experienced negative performance during one or more of the time periods represented by the Morningstar Analyst rating shown.
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2 MORNINGSTAR ANALYST RATING:
The Morningstar Analyst RatingTM is not a credit or risk rating. It is a subjective evaluation performed
by the manager research analysts of Morningstar. Morningstar evaluates
funds based on five key pillars, which are process, performance, people,
parent, and price. Analysts use this five pillar evaluation to determine
how they believe funds are likely to perform relative to a benchmark, or in the
case of exchange-traded funds and index mutual funds, a relevant peer group,
over the long term on a risk-adjusted basis. They consider quantitative
and qualitative factors in their research, and the weight of each pillar may
vary. The Analyst Rating scale is Gold, Silver, Bronze, Neutral, and
Negative. A Morningstar Analyst Rating of Gold, Silver, or Bronze reflects an
analyst’s conviction in a fund’s prospects for outperformance. Analyst Ratings
are continuously monitored and reevaluated at least every 14 months.
For more detailed information about Morningstar’s Analyst Rating, including its
methodology, please go to http://corporate1.morningstar.com/AnalystRating/.
The Morningstar Analyst Rating should not be used as the sole basis in evaluating a fund. Morningstar
Analyst Ratings involve unknown risks and uncertainties which may cause Morningstar’s expectations not to occur or to differ significantly from what we
The Fund may have experienced negative performance during one or more of the time periods represented by the Lipper rating shown.
International risk considerations:
Foreign investments present additional risks due to currency fluctuations, economic and political factors, government regulations, differences in accounting standards and other factors. Investments in emerging markets involve even greater risks.