BEFORE YOU INVEST

Before considering an investment in the Fund, you should understand that you could lose money.


The Fund invests in a limited number of securities. By concentrating in a smaller number of investments, the Fund’s risk is increased because each investment has a greater effect on the Fund’s performance.


The principal risk of investing in value funds is that the price of the security may not approach its anticipated value.


Foreign securities are subject to interest rate, currency exchange rate, economic, and political risks. These risks may be greater for emerging markets.

Investing in mid-cap stocks may carry more risk than investing in stocks of larger, more well-established companies.


Investment in REITs carries with it many of the risks associated with direct ownership of real estate, including decline in property values, extended vacancies, increases in property taxes, and changes in interest rates.


Issuers of convertible securities may not be as financially strong as those issuing securities with higher credit ratings and are more vulnerable to changes in the economy.


The Fund may invest in derivatives, which may increase the volatility of the Fund's NAV and may result in a loss to the Fund.


MSCI EAFE® Index consists of international stocks representing the developed world outside of North America.


An investment cannot be made directly into an index. 


Standard Deviation measures how widely dispersed a fund's returns have been over a specified period of time. A high standard deviation indicates that the range is wide, implying greater potential for volatility.


Alpha measures a fund's risk-adjusted performance and is expressed as an annualized percentage.


Beta is a measure of historical volatility relative to an appropriate index (benchmark) based on its investment objective. A beta greater than 1.00 indicates volatility greater than the benchmark's. 


R-Squared measures the percentage of a fund's movements that result from movements in the index.


Sharpe Ratio shown is calculated for the past 36-month period by dividing annualized excess returns by annualized standard deviation.


Annual Turnover Rate is as of the most recent annual shareholder report.


The Morningstar Rating™ 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 (this does not include the effects of sales charges, loads, and redemption fees). The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5stars, 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.


Morningstar ratings as of 12/31/20. 

MainStay Epoch International Choice Fund Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Ratings: US Fund Foreign Large Blend Category -  Class A Shares Overall Rating 2 stars out of 667 funds, 3 Year 3 stars out of 667 funds, 5 Year 2 stars out of 586 funds, 10 Year 2 stars out of 382 funds. Class C Shares Overall Rating 2 stars out of 667 funds, 3 Year 3 stars out of 667 funds, 5 Year 2 stars out of 586 funds, 10 Year 2 stars out of 382 funds. Class I Shares Overall Rating 3 stars out of 667 funds, 3 Year 3 stars out of 667 funds, 5 Year 3 stars out of 586 funds, 10 Year 3 stars out of 382 funds. Class INV Shares Overall Rating 2 stars out of 667 funds, 3 Year 3 stars out of 667 funds, 5 Year 3 stars out of 563 funds, 10 Year 2 stars out of 382 funds. Class R1 Shares Overall Rating 3 stars out of 667 funds, 3 Year 3 stars out of 667 funds, 5 Year 3 stars out of 563 funds, 10 Year 3 stars out of 382 funds. Class R2 Shares Overall Rating 2 stars out of 667 funds, 3 Year 3 stars out of 667 funds, 5 Year 2 stars out of 586 funds, 10 Year 2 stars out of 382 funds. Class R3 Shares Overall Rating 2 stars out of 667 funds, 3 Year 3 stars out of 667 funds, 5 Year 2 stars out of 586 funds, 10 Year 2 stars out of 367 funds. Class SIMPLE Shares Overall Rating 2 stars out of 667 funds, 3 Year 3 stars out of 667 funds, 5 Year 2 stars out of 586 funds, 10 Year 2 stars out of 382 funds.