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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 $59.14 as of 12/02/2022 (updated daily)
Fund Assets (millions) $58,532.2
Portfolio Managers
18
Expense Ratio
1.01%

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Returns at NAV

Returns at MOP

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-37.93%
1-year return
3.61%
5-year return
8.08%
10-year return
-0.20%
30-Day SEC Yield
Returns as of 10/31/22 (updated monthly). Yield as of 10/31/22 (updated monthly).

Asset Mix

U.S. Equities45.0%
Non-U.S. Equities43.9%
U.S. Bonds0.0%
Non-U.S. Bonds0.0%
Cash & Equivalents
11.1%
U.S. Equities45.0%
Non-U.S. Equities43.9%
U.S. Bonds0.0%
Non-U.S. Bonds0.0%
Cash & Equivalents
11.1%
As of 10/31/2022 (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 10/31/2022 (updated monthly) . Annualized return as of 10/31/2022 (updated monthly) .
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Market Capitalization

10.6%
Large
48.3%
Medium
41.1%
Small
$3,666.93 Million
Weighted Average


As of 9/30/2022 (updated quarterly). Morningstar data as of 9/30/2022 (updated quarterly).

Morningstar Ownership ZoneTM

Global Small/Mid Stock
Weighted average of holdings
75% of fund's stock holdings
Morningstar data as of 9/30/22 (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 10/31/2022
$58,532.2
Companies/Issuers
Holdings are as of 9/30/2022 (updated quarterly).
843+
Shareholder Accounts
Shareholder accounts are as of 10/31/2022
1,657,626
Regular Dividends Paid
Dec
Minimum Initial Investment $250
Capital Gains Paid
Dec
Portfolio Turnover (2022) 32%
Fiscal Year-End Sep
Prospectus Date 12/01/2022
CUSIP 831681 10 1
Fund Number 35

Returns

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Month-End Returns as of 10/31/22

Quarter-End Returns as of 9/30/22

Growth of 10K

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For Class A Shares, this chart tracks a hypothetical investment with dividends reinvested through 12/31/2021.
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 0.00% N/A
Fund at MOP 0.00% -0.20%
As of 10/31/2022 (updated monthly)

Valuation

Price/ Price/ Price/
Book Cash Flow Earnings
Fund 2.19 7.65 14.50
MSCI All Country World Small Cap Index
1.30 4.80 10.20
Fund as of 9/30/22. Index as of 9/30/22.
Years of Experience with Fund
Years of Experience with Capital Group
Years of Experience with Investment Industry
Julian N. Abdey 11 20 27
Michael Beckwith 3 4 21
Peter Eliot 10 18 27
Brady L. Enright 18 26 31
Bradford F. Freer 15 29 30
Leo Hee 10 18 29
Roz Hongsaranagon 9 20
Jonathan Knowles 23 31
Harold H. La 10 24 25
Shlok Melwani 4 9 18
Dimitrije M. Mitrinovic 7 15 20
Aidan O'Connell 10 18 25
Samir Parekh 8 16 22
Andraz Razen 13 18 24
Renaud H. Samyn 4 21
Arun Swaminathan 4 11 12
Thatcher Thompson 4 16 30
Gregory W. Wendt 15 35
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(126)
3-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(126 funds rated)
5-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(110 funds rated)
10-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(70 funds rated)
Overall Morningstar Risk Average
HIGH
LOW
Category Global Small/Mid Stock
Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns as of 10/31/2022 (updated monthly).
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Lipper Leader Scorecard

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

(129)

(129)

(113)

(67)
Expense Within Category
Funds Rated

(40)

(40)

(34)

(24)
Preservation Within Category
Funds Rated

(12382)

(12382)

(11190)

(7811)
Tax Efficiency Within Category
Funds Rated

(130)

(130)

(114)

(68)
Total Return Within Category
Funds Rated

(130)

(130)

(114)

(68)
Category Global Small-/Mid-Cap Funds
KEY
HIGHEST LOWEST
As of 10/31/2022 (updated monthly)

Risk Measures

Fund
Standard Deviation
16.36
Sharpe Ratio
0.55
For the 10 Years ending 10/31/22 (updated monthly).
American Funds
Benchmark
Morningstar
Benchmark
MSCI All Country World Small Cap Index
MSCI ACWI NR USD
R-squared 91 83
Beta 0.95 1.06
Capture Ratio (Downside/Upside) 96/101 97/101
American Funds Benchmark for the 10 Years ending 9/30/22 (updated quarterly).
Morningstar Benchmark for the 10 Years ending 10/31/22 (updated monthly).

Holdings

Equities Breakdown

Equity Fund Holdings
Industrials 18.7%
Information technology 15.7%
Health care 14.8%
Consumer discretionary 14.7%
Financials 9.7%
Consumer staples 3.4%
Energy 3.1%
Materials 3.1%
Communication services 2.1%
Real estate 1.5%
Utilities 0.7%

% of net assets as of 9/30/2022 (updated quarterly)

Top Equities

Molina Healthcare
1.4%
Insulet
1.1%
Evolution
0.8%
Saia
0.7%
Tube Investments of India
0.7%
Ares Management
0.7%
Max Healthcare Institute
0.6%
TopBuild
0.6%
IMCD NV
0.6%
Haemonetics
0.6%

% of net assets as of 10/31/2022 (updated monthly)

Geographic Breakdown

United States
43.9%
Europe
18.1%
Asia & Pacific Basin
20.1%
Other (Including Canada & Latin America)
5.3%
Cash & equivalents
12.5%
% of net assets as of 9/30/2022 (updated quarterly)

The New Geography of Investing ®

Regions Fund
MSCI All Country World Small Cap Index
United States 50.1% 53.7%
Canada 2.9% 3.6%
Europe 19.6% 15.4%
Japan 6.7% 9.8%
Asia-Pacific ex. Japan 2.6% 5.0%
Emerging Markets 18.0% 12.5%

% of net assets as of 9/30/2022 (updated quarterly)

Fund Breakdown by Domicile

Regions Fund
MSCI All Country World Small Cap Index
United States 43.8% 53.7%
Canada 2.6% 3.6%
Europe 17.1% 15.4%
Japan 5.9% 9.8%
Asia-Pacific ex. Japan 2.3% 5.0%
Emerging Markets 15.7% 12.5%
Cash & Equivalents
12.6% --

% of net assets as of 9/30/2022 (updated quarterly)

Prices & Distributions

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Historical Prices Month-End

Historical Prices Year-End

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Historical Distributions as of 01/26/22

2021
Record
Date
Calculated
Date
Pay Date
Income Dividend Regular
Income Dividend Special
Cap. Gains Long-Term
Cap. Gains Short-Term
Reinvest NAV
12/16/21 12/16/21 12/17/21 $0.00 $0.00 $7.396 $0.00 $76.98
2021 Year-to-Date: Dividends Subtotal: $0.00 Cap Gains Subtotal: $7.396
Total Distributions: $7.396

Fees & Expenses

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Fees

Annual Management Fees 0.61%
Other Expenses 0.15%
Service 12b-1 0.25%
As of each fund's most recent prospectus.
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Expense Ratio

SMCWX 1.01%
Lipper Global Small-/Mid-Cap Funds Average
1.32%
Fund as of most recent prospectus. Lipper Category as of 9/30/22 (updated quarterly).