The Cullen International High Dividend Fund (the "International High Dividend Fund") seeks current income and long-term capital appreciation. Current income is a primary objective and capital appreciation is a secondary objective.
The International High Dividend Fund invests, under normal circumstances, at least 80% of its net assets primarily in high dividend paying common stocks of medium- and large-capitalization companies headquartered outside the United States and in ADRs. ADRs are depository receipts for foreign securities denominated in U.S. dollars and traded on U.S. securities markets or available through a U.S. broker or dealer. As a point of comparison, a high dividend paying common stock that the International High Dividend Fund would invest in would generally have a dividend yield greater than the average dividend yield of the equity securities in the MSCI EAFE Stock Index.
The International High Dividend Fund intends to diversify its investments across different countries, but the percentage of Fund assets invested in particular countries or regions will change from time to time based on the Adviser's judgment. The International High Dividend Fund intends to invest in the securities of companies located in developed countries and, to a lesser extent, those located in emerging markets. The International High Dividend Fund may consider investments in companies in any of the world's developed stock markets, such as the United Kingdom and other stock markets in the European Union. The International High Dividend Fund also may consider investments in developed and emerging stock markets in the Far East, such as Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia and Thailand. Other developed and emerging stock markets such as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada and Mexico also may be considered.
The International High Dividend Fund generally invests substantially all of its assets in common stocks and ADRs. The International High Dividend Fund invests roughly similar amounts of its assets in each position in the portfolio at the time of original purchase, although the portfolio is not systematically rebalanced. This approach avoids the overweighting of any individual security being purchased. The Adviser may sell portfolio stocks when they are no longer attractive based on their growth potential, dividend yield or price.