Table: Bottom 25 Funds over Three Months

Japan funds took a pounding, supplying all but two of the bottom rungs of the ranking

FUND ASSETS CURRENCY RETURNS* 5 (MILLIONS) 4TH QTR. 12 MOS. YRS.**

MERCURY ST JAPAN OPPS A $565 USD -11.44% -22.02% 10.75% VONTOBEL FD JAPANESE EQUITY B 81 JPY -9.21 -29.61 -9.92 SCUDDER GOF JAPAN EQUITY A-2 231 USD -8.80 -34.46 JPMF JAPAN SELECT EQUITY A 164 JPY -8.68 -29.49 -8.70 LO INV JAPAN SMALL&MID CAPS A 121 JPY -8.58 -24.27 6.47 CS EF (LUX) JAP MEGATRD YEN B 487 JPY -8.51 -35.14 -3.23 WINGLOBAL EQUITY IDX JAPAN 115 JPY -8.32 -31.49 CS IM (LUX) ON NIKKEI 300 B 463 JPY -8.30 -31.36 AXA WF JAPANESE EQUITIES A-CAP 94 JPY -7.44 -31.53 -5.50 PICTET C.F. VALJAPAN 209 JPY -7.08 -30.50 PIONEER JAPANESE EQUITY E 294 EUR -6.14 -31.59 Schröder ISF JAPANESE EQTY A 856 JPY -6.02 -22.95 -3.63 JF JAPAN SMALL CAP A-USD 106 USD -5.83 -26.57 -1.28 INVESCO GT NIPPON ENT'PRISE A 130 JPY -5.74 -20.77 3.81 CITIEQTY JAPAN LARGE CAP A ORD 90 JPY -5.69 -32.44 -9.35 SPI EQUITY JAPAN R 173 EUR -5.53 -33.16 USB (LUX) EF-JAPAN 91 JPY -5.38 -30.74 CICM CB JAPAN BASKET A 106 JPY -5.11 -28.23 -8.12 SPI EQUITY UTILITIES R 28 EUR -4.98 Schröder JAPAN 554 USD -4.93 -25.29 -3.28 DTI-DRESDNER WACHSTUM JAPAN 118 EUR -4.81 -27.58 DEKALUX-JAPAN 504 EUR -4.71 -30.46 -3.92 LO INV JAPAN A 184 JPY -4.58 -29.27 -6.74 ING (L) INV EUR HLTHCARE P CAP 151 EUR -4.56 -16.04 FIDELITY FDS JAPAN SMALLER CO 144 JPY -4.31 -22.29 -1.54

* in U.S. dollars; includes dividends and capital gains ** average annual return Data: Standard & Poor's Micropal

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