This material contains the current opinions of the Fund's manager, which are subject
to change without notice. It should not be considered investment advice. Statements
concerning financial market trends are based on current market conditions, which
will fluctuate. References to specific securities and issuers are for illustrative
purposes only and are not intended to be, and should not be interpreted as, recommendations
to purchase or sell such securities. There is no guarantee that these investment
strategies will work under all market conditions, and each investor should evaluate
their ability to invest for the long-term. Past performance is not a guarantee of
future results. There is a risk of loss. Performance shown represents that of the
Fund's Class A shares. Performance does not reflect any applicable front-end sales
charge or redemption fees. Diversification and asset allocation do not guarantee
a profit, nor do they eliminate the risk of loss of principal.
The Tokyo Stock Exchange Price Index (TOPIX) is an unmanaged capitalization weighted
measure (adjusted in U.S. Dollars) of all shares listed on the first section of
the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The MSCI Japan Index is a free-float weighted index that
includes every listed security in the Japanese market. The S&P 500 Index is a broad
based unmanaged index representing the performance of 500 widely held common stocks.
One cannot invest directly in an index. Price to earnings (PER) ratio is the valuation
of a company's current share price relative to company earnings. Price to book value
(PBR) is a ratio used to compare a stock's market value to its book value. Book
value is the total asset of a company minus total liability.
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a basis for or a component of any financial instruments or products or indices.
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to make (or refrain from making) any kind of investment decision and may not be
relied on as such. Historical data and analysis should not be taken as an indication
or guarantee of any future performance analysis, forecast or prediction. The MSCI
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Effective October 16, 2013, all of the Funds of Nomura Partners Funds, Inc. were
closed to purchases and exchanges. As noted within the supplement dated April 4,
2014, the Board of Directors of Nomura Partners Funds, Inc. (the “Board”) has approved
the reorganization of The Japan Fund, a series of Nomura Partners Funds, Inc., into
the Matthews Japan Fund, a series of Matthews International Funds (the “Reorganization”).
At any time prior to the Reorganization, shareholders may redeem their shares and
receive the net asset value thereof pursuant to the procedures set forth in the