An in-depth history of mutual funds

Investments in mutual funds involve risk. Stocks may decline in value. Bond investments are subject to interest-rate, credit, liquidity and market risks to varying degrees. Credit risk refers to the ability of an issuer to make timely payments of principal and interest. Investing in derivatives entails special risks relating to liquidity, leverage and credit that may reduce returns and/or increase volatility. Investing in foreign securities, particularly those of emerging markets, presents certain risks, such as currency fluctuations, political and economic changes, and market risks. There are additional risks associated with investing in commodities, high-yield bonds, aggressive growth stocks, non-diversified/concentrated funds and small- and mid-cap stocks which are more fully explained in the prospectuses. Please read the prospectus for more information.

History - Mutual Fund Industry in India | Unit Trust of India

Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. The performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, and shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. All results are historical and assume the reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Other share classes are available for which performance and expenses will differ. For fund descriptions, historical and current performance, standardized returns as of the most recent quarter-end, risk disclosure or a prospectus, please click fund names in the tables below. NAV results represent the percent change in net asset value per share. POP returns reflect maximum 5.75% sales charge for all equity funds, asset allocation funds, and international funds; balanced, flexible and all income funds have a maximum 4.50% sales charge, except Pioneer Short-Term Income Fund and Pioneer Multi-Asset Ultrashort Income Fund, which have a maximum 2.50% sales charge. Pioneer U.S. Government Money Market Fund is sold at NAV. Class C (% if redeemed) shares held for less than one year are also subject to a 1% contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC).

it has become one of the world's largest bond mutual funds

Dividend History Mutual Funds | Mutual Fund Returns

Founded as Scudder Stevens and Clark. The Scudder International Fund was the first open-ended mutual fund to invest solely outside the United States.