Despite the rocky start, the AIM International Fund has been a stellar performer. Since inception through 10/31/2010, the fund is up 8.2% on an annualized basis versus 4.3% for the S&P ADR Index (benchmark). The following graphs display some of the basic information about the international fund versus the benchmark.
The Fund would be considered as a Large-Mid Cap Balanced Equity portfolio according to Morningstar - while the benchmark is much larger and tilted toward value stocks.
The AIM International Fund is clearly under-weighted in European stocks (especially United Kingdom holdings) and is significantly over-weighted in Asia Emerging (China) and Latin America stocks versus the benchmark.
The graph above shows the AIM Fund's overall tilt toward emerging market holdings versus the S&P ADR and the smaller average market capitalization size of the holdings ($10B v. $62B).