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Capital Group Multi-Sector Income Fund™ (Canada)

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MULTI-SECTOR INCOME

Multi-Sector Income provides potential for a diversified source of income that features less volatility and drawdown than a portfolio of high-yield or emerging market bonds. The fund has the flexibility to make changes to sector allocations in response to market conditions, investment insights and outlook. 

Multi-Sector Income invests primarily in a blend of four high-income sectors, with the flexibility to adjust investment exposures in response to market conditions, investment insights and outlook. 

The portfolio management team targets multiple sources of income. In stable markets the fund ordinarily consists of approximately 45% high yield, 30% investment grade, 15% emerging markets debt and 10% securitized debt. But Multi-Sector Income also has the flexibility, as illustrated below, to substantially adjust exposures in any given market climate.

A flexible framework to help pursue high income
Diversification across income sectors (%)1

Chart shows the fund’s multiple, primary sources of income it targets to generate yield and how allocations to each may vary depending on changing market climates. Under normal market conditions, the fund will typically allocate 45% of portfolio assets to high yield bonds, 30% to investment-grade corporates, 15% to emerging markets debt and 10% to securitized debt. These allocations are considered neutral and may rise or fall. High yield allocation amounts may rise as high as 65% and as low as 25%. Investment-grade corporates as high as 50% and as low as 10%. Emerging markets debt as high as 25% and as low as 5%. Securitized debt as high as 20% and as low as 0%.

Blending high-income sectors automatically builds in diversification, enabling investors to capture potential yield while reducing overall portfolio risk.

Within the strategy’s four primary sectors, no single sector has consistently posted the highest annual returns over time.4 As the chart shows, sector income varies year over year. This underscores the case for active monitoring by investment professionals who understand the underlying risk and complex drivers of returns.

Within high income, no single sector consistently posted the highest return every year.4

Chart shows annual returns of higher income sectors from 2008 to 2021 in which the fund primarily invests. From year to year, no single sector has consistently posted the highest annual returns with leadership changing among high yield bonds, investment-grade corporate bonds, emerging markets debt and securitized debt. Over the time shown, the average annual between returns of the highest and lowest sector was stark at 13.7%.

The average difference between annual returns of the highest and lowest sectors for the period was stark, at 13.7%.5

Data as of December 31, 2021.

High yield represents Bloomberg U.S. Corporate High Yield 2% Issuer Capped Index; IG corp. represents Bloomberg U.S. Corporate Index; Emerging Markets Debt (EMD) represents JPMorgan EMBI Global Diversified Index; Securitized represents 80% Bloomberg CMBS Ex AAA Index /20% Bloomberg ABS Ex AAA Index.

Flexibility to adjust income sector exposures from a global opportunity set mainly in high yield and investment-grade corporate bonds as well as emerging markets and securitized debt.

Pursue income by investing across fixed income markets

The scattergram chart below shows the four primary sectors in which the fund invests. You can see the sectors are widely dispersed in terms of volatility and yield. By blending them with the added flexibility to shift allocations among each, the mandate can potentially capture much of the yield and reduce overall portfolio risk.

Fixed income sector yields relative to 10-year annualized volatility (%)

Chart shows the four primary sectors in which the fund invests and how widely dispersed they are in terms of 10-year annualized volatility and yield to worst measures. For comparison, the chart also shows the Multi-Sector Income blended index and its neutral allocation of 50% investment grade and 50% non-investment grade bonds. In terms of annualized volatility, emerging markets debt has the highest annualized volatility over 10 years followed by high yield bonds, investment-grade corporates, securitized debt and the Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Bond Index. When it comes to yield to worst, the Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate bond index is first followed by investment-grade corporates, securitized debt high yield bonds and emerging markets debt. By investing in each sector with the added flexibility to shift allocations among them, the fund can potentially capture much of the yield and reduce overall portfolio risk.

Data as of March 31, 2022. Standard deviation (volatility) based on returns in USD. U.S. Aggregate represents Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Bond Index. High Yield represents Bloomberg U.S. Corporate High Yield 2% Issuer Capped Index; Investment-Grade Corporates represents Bloomberg U.S. Corporate Index; Emerging Markets Debt represents J.P. Morgan EMBI Global Diversified; Securitized represents 80% Bloomberg CMBS Ex AAA Index /20% Bloomberg ABS Ex AAA Index. Multi Sector Income Fund Custom Blended Index comprises: 45% Bloomberg U.S. Corporate High Yield 2% Issuer Capped Index, 30% Bloomberg U.S. Corporate Index, 15% J.P. Morgan EMBI Global Diversified, 8% Bloomberg CMBS Ex AAA Ind ex, 2% Bloomberg ABS Ex AAA Index.

Potential sources of excess returns

Chart shows the fund’s potential sources of excess returns. Security selection may represent 70% while sector and industry allocations may represent 20% with duration and curve positioning, representing 10%.

Chart shows the fund’s potential sources of excess returns. Security selection may represent 70% while sector and industry allocations may represent 20% with duration and curve positioning, representing 10%.
AN EXPERIENCED TEAM

The Multi-Sector Income investment team

The portfolio managers overseeing the fund are supported by the research, size and scale of Capital Group’s global fixed income team, which manages US$236 billion (as of December 31, 2021) in multi-sector strategies around the world.

Xavier Goss
Los Angeles
18 years of industry experience

Damien McCann
Los Angeles
22 years of industry experience

Scott Sykes
New York
21 years of industry experience

Kirstie Spence
London
26 years of industry experience

Shannon Ward
Los Angeles
29 years of industry experience

Years of experience as of December 31, 2021.

Dedicated specialists, long tenure, global support

Each portfolio manager is a dedicated specialist in multi-sector income investing. Portfolio managers invest in their funds6 and compensation emphasizes long-term results – not assets under management.

Why Capital Group for multi-sector investing

1973

Begins managing investment-grade corporates and securitized debt for U.S investors

1988

Emerging markets debt securities added to Capital Group portfolios in the U.S.

199

Fixed income investment professionals in offices around the world*

US$236 billion

Global multi-sector assets*

INSIGHTS

Fresh perspectives from our fixed income team

Multi-sector income: Investing for income as rates rise

*As of December 31, 2021.

1 Minimum and maximum allocation amounts are not intended to reflect limits; they indicate the typical range within which a sector will be represented. Neutral allocation reflects the allocation under normal market conditions.

2 Securitized benchmarked against 80% Bloomberg CMBS Ex AAA Index /20% Bloomberg ABS Ex AAA Index.

3 Opportunistic includes, but is not limited to, U.S. Treasuries, non-corporate credit and other debt instruments.

4 Based on the returns from 2008-2021 backing high yield, IG corp, emerging market debt, and securitized. Returns are in USD.

5 Calculated using the best-to-worst returns spread each year from 2008–2021 for high yield, investment-grade U.S. corporates, emerging market debt, and securitized. Returns are in USD.

6 Portfolio managers of Capital Group’s Canadian fund offerings who do not reside in Canada are restricted from investing in the Canadian funds they manage.

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Capital Group funds are offered in Canada by Capital International Asset Management (Canada), Inc., part of Capital Group, a global investment management firm originating in Los Angeles, California in 1931. Capital Group manages equity assets through three investment groups. These groups make investment and proxy voting decisions independently. Fixed income investment professionals provide fixed income research and investment management across the Capital organization; however, for securities with equity characteristics, they act solely on behalf of one of the three equity investment groups.