PNC International Growth Fund seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation. The fund aims to achieve this objective by primarily investing in equity securities that are economically tied to a number of countries throughout the world. A top-down/bottom-up approach results in a diversified portfolio that is flexible to market conditions.

We believe:

  • Earnings growth drives stock prices.
  • Investing in international markets is best suited by a combination of top-down and bottom-up analysis.
  • Limited geographic, sector, or market capitalization constraints allow international investors to capture the best investment ideas.

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By integrating top-down country allocation analysis
with bottom-up security analysis, we:

Aim to identify companies with

  • robust and sustainable growth rates
  • high-quality balance sheets
  • management teams with clearly defined growth strategies

In countries that have

  • reasonable valuations
  • low risk (including currency)
  • strong economic growth

Investment Risk

International investments are subject to special risks not ordinarily associated with domestic investments, including currency fluctuations, economic and political change and differing accounting standards that may adversely affect portfolio securities. These risks may be heightened in emerging markets. To the extent that the Fund invests directly in foreign currencies or in securities that trade in, and pay revenues in, foreign currencies, or derivatives that provide exposure to foreign currencies, the Fund will be exposed to the risk that the currencies will decline in value relative to the U.S. dollar, or, in the case of hedging positions, that the U.S. dollar will decline in value relative to the hedged currency. Investments in growth companies can be more sensitive to the company's earnings and more volatile than the stock market in general. The Fund may invest a portion of its assets in derivatives. Derivative instruments include options, futures and options on futures. A small investment in derivatives could have a potentially large impact on the Fund’s performance. The Fund may be unable to terminate or sell a derivatives position. Derivative counterparties may suffer financial difficulties and may not fulfill their contractual obligations.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than that shown here. Select a Fund to view the most recent month-end performance information or go to each Fund's snapshot page to view most recent month-end performance as well as any waiver or expense reimbursement information.

The information contained in this piece should not be considered legal or tax advice; questions regarding your specific situation should be directed to your legal or tax advisor.


You should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of the PNC Funds carefully before investing. A prospectus or summary prospectus with this and other information may be obtained at 800-622-FUND (3863) or Please read it carefully before investing.

PNC Capital Advisors, LLC, a subsidiary of The PNC Financial Services Group Inc., serves as investment adviser and co-administrator to PNC Funds and receives fees for its services. PNC Funds are distributed by PNC Funds Distributor, LLC, which is not affiliated with the adviser and is not a bank.

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