Investment Fund

Share Class

Summary

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A pioneer in global small-cap investing. Seeks growth of capital by investing in some of the world’s fastest growing and most innovative companies, with market capitalizations of up to $6 billion at the time of purchase.
Price at NAV $63.75 as of 4/19/2024 (updated daily)
Fund Assets (millions) $72,956.4
Portfolio Managers
19
Expense Ratio
(Gross/Net %)
1.06 / 1.06%

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Returns at NAV

Returns at MOP

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8.84%
1-year return
6.86%
5-year return
7.23%
10-year return
0.21%
30-Day SEC Yield
Returns as of 3/31/24 (updated monthly). Yield as of 3/31/24 (updated monthly).

Asset Mix

U.S. Equities47.1%
Non-U.S. Equities49.4%
U.S. Bonds0.0%
Non-U.S. Bonds0.0%
Cash & Equivalents
3.5%
As of 3/31/2024 (updated monthly)
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Volatility & Return

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Equities

For Class A Shares, this chart tracks the 10-year standard deviation
and 10-year annualized return of the equity funds
SMCWX
MSCI All Country World Small Cap Index
Other AF Funds
Standard Deviation as of 03/31/2024 (updated monthly) . Annualized return as of 03/31/2024 (updated monthly) .
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Market Capitalization

12.8%
Large
45.8%
Medium
41.4%
Small
$5,032.16 Million
Weighted Average


As of 12/31/2023 (updated quarterly). Morningstar data as of 3/31/2024 (updated quarterly).

Morningstar Ownership ZoneTM

Global Small/Mid Stock
Weighted average of holdings
75% of fund's stock holdings
Morningstar data as of 3/31/24 (updated quarterly)

Description

Objective
The fund's investment objective is to provide you with long-term growth of capital.
Distinguishing Characteristics
A pioneer in global small-cap investing, this strategy seeks growth of capital by investing in some of the fastest growing and most innovative companies in the world. It invests in companies with market capitalizations of up to $6 billion at the time of purchase. As one of our most research-intensive strategies, with a team of more than 100 portfolio managers and analysts based in both developed and developing markets, it takes full advantage of our global presence and insights.
Types of Investments
The fund invests primarily in common stocks, government and corporate debt, and cash and equivalents.
Holdings Outside the U.S.
There is no specific limit. Historically, the fund has invested a substantial portion of assets in the U.S. because of the number of small-cap opportunities.

Fund Facts

Fund Inception 4/30/1990
Fund Assets (millions)
As of 2/29/2024
$72,956.4
Companies/Issuers
Holdings are as of 3/31/2024 (updated monthly).
818+
Shareholder Accounts
Shareholder accounts are as of 3/31/2024
1,577,608
Regular Dividends Paid
Dec
Minimum Initial Investment $250
Capital Gains Paid
Dec
Portfolio Turnover (2023) 29%
Fiscal Year-End Sep
Prospectus Date 12/01/2023
CUSIP 831681 10 1
Fund Number 35

Returns

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Month-End Returns as of 3/31/24

Quarter-End Returns as of 3/31/24

Growth of 10K

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For Class A Shares, this chart tracks a hypothetical investment with dividends reinvested, over the last 20 years, or since inception date if the fund has been in existence under 20 years, through 12/31/2023.
SMCWX
MSCI All Country World Small Cap Index

High & Low Prices

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Yield

12-month
Distribution Rates
30-day SEC Yield
Fund at NAV 0.61% N/A
Fund at MOP 0.58% 0.21%
As of 3/31/2024 (updated monthly)

Valuation

Price/ Price/ Price/
Book Cash Flow Earnings
Fund 2.66 11.02 19.57
MSCI All Country World Small Cap Index
1.50 6.70 13.40
Fund as of 3/31/24. Index as of 12/31/23.
Years of Experience with Fund
Years of Experience with Capital Group
Years of Experience with Investment Industry
Julian N. Abdey 12 21 28
Peter Eliot 11 19 23
Brady L. Enright 19 27 35
Bradford F. Freer 16 30 33
Peter Gusev 3 16 27
Leo Hee 11 19 31
M. Taylor Hinshaw 6 22
Roz Hongsaranagon 10 21
Akira Horiguchi 5 23 29
Shlok Melwani 5 10 18
Dimitrije M. Mitrinovic 8 16 22
Aidan O'Connell 11 20 29
Samir Parekh 9 17 23
Piyada Phanaphat 3 16 22
Andraz Razen 14 19 25
Renaud H. Samyn 5 22 27
Arun Swaminathan 5 12
Thatcher Thompson 5 17 31
Gregory W. Wendt 16 36
A boldface number indicates that years of experience with Capital Group is equal to years of experience with investment industry.

Ratings & Risk

Morningstar Rating TM


Overall Morningstar RatingTM
Funds rated(135)
3-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(135 funds rated)
5-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(119 funds rated)
10-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(77 funds rated)
Overall Morningstar Risk Below Average
HIGH
LOW
Category Global Small/Mid Stock
Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns as of 3/31/2024 (updated monthly).
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Lipper Leader Scorecard

Over-all 3 yr. 5 yr. 10 yr.
Consistent Return Within Category
Funds Rated

(120)

(120)

(113)

(73)
Expense Within Category
Funds Rated

(37)

(37)

(36)

(25)
Preservation Within Category
Funds Rated

(12478)

(12478)

(11421)

(8277)
Tax Efficiency Within Category
Funds Rated

(121)

(121)

(114)

(74)
Total Return Within Category
Funds Rated

(121)

(121)

(114)

(74)
Category Global Small-/Mid-Cap Funds
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HIGHEST LOWEST
As of 3/31/2024 (updated monthly)

Risk Measures

Fund
Standard Deviation
17.36
Sharpe Ratio
0.44
For the 10 Years ending 3/31/24 (updated monthly).
American Funds
Benchmark
Morningstar
Benchmark
MSCI All Country World Small Cap Index
MSCI ACWI NR USD
R-squared 92 84
Beta 0.96 1.08
Capture Ratio (Downside/Upside) 96/101 105/100
American Funds Benchmark for the 10 Years ending 3/31/24 (updated monthly).
Morningstar Benchmark for the 10 Years ending 3/31/24 (updated monthly).

Holdings

Equities Breakdown

Equity Fund Holdings
Industrials 23.6%
Consumer discretionary 18.7%
Information technology 16.1%
Health care 12.0%
Financials 11.9%
Materials 3.6%
Consumer staples 3.5%
Communication services 2.4%
Energy 2.4%
Real estate 1.8%
Utilities 0.5%

% of net assets as of 3/31/2024 (updated monthly)

Top Equities

Saia
1.3%
TopBuild
1.3%
Molina Healthcare
1.1%
Ares Management
0.9%
Comfort Systems USA
0.9%
Evolution
0.8%
CAVA Group
0.7%
Tube Investments of India
0.7%
Floor & Decor Holdings
0.7%
Diploma
0.7%

% of net assets as of 3/31/2024 (updated monthly)

Geographic Breakdown

United States
47.1%
Europe
22.3%
Asia & Pacific Basin
20.5%
Other (Including Canada & Latin America)
6.6%
Cash & equivalents
3.5%
% of net assets as of 3/31/2024 (updated monthly)

The New Geography of Investing ®

Regions Fund
MSCI All Country World Small Cap Index
United States 48.7% 52.6%
Canada 3.4% 3.2%
Europe 22.3% 15.7%
Japan 7.5% 10.5%
Asia-Pacific ex. Japan 2.0% 4.0%
Emerging Markets 16.1% 13.9%

% of net assets as of 3/31/2024 (updated monthly)

Fund Breakdown by Domicile

Regions Fund
MSCI All Country World Small Cap Index
United States 47.0% 52.6%
Canada 3.3% 3.2%
Europe 21.5% 15.7%
Japan 7.2% 10.5%
Asia-Pacific ex. Japan 2.0% 4.0%
Emerging Markets 15.5% 13.9%
Cash & Equivalents
3.5% 0.0%

% of net assets as of 3/31/2024 (updated monthly)

Prices & Distributions

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Historical Prices Month-End

Historical Prices Year-End

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Historical Distributions as of 01/25/24

2023
Record
Date
Calculated
Date
Pay Date
Income Dividend Regular
Income Dividend Special
Cap. Gains Long-Term
Cap. Gains Short-Term
Reinvest NAV
12/19/23 12/19/23 12/20/23 $0.421 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $65.54
2023 Year-to-Date: Dividends Subtotal: $0.421 Cap Gains Subtotal: $0.00
Total Distributions: $0.421

Fees & Expenses

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Fees

Annual Management Fees 0.61%
Other Expenses 0.20%
Service 12b-1 0.25%
As of each fund's most recent prospectus.
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Expense Ratio

SMCWX 1.06%
Lipper Global Small-/Mid-Cap Funds Average
1.35%
Fund as of most recent prospectus. Lipper Category as of 3/31/24 (updated quarterly).