EuroPacific Growth Fund®


A core international fund with broad access to developed and emerging markets

Better results

The value of a hypothetical lifetime investment in the fund would have been more than double that of the historical and primary indexes as well as the EUPAC Historical Morningstar Peer Group Average.* The fund outpaced its peers in 99% (239 out of 241) of rolling monthly 10-year periods over the past 30 years ended December 31, 2022.

A 38-year legacy of success

Bar chart shows the hypothetical lifetime value of $10,000 investments: EuroPacific Growth Fund, $404,687; EUPAC Historical Benchmarks Index (reference footnote †), $172,282; MSCI All Country World ex USA Index (reference footnote ‡), $191,731; and Morningstar Foreign Large Growth (reference footnote §), $144,607.
Value of hypothetical $10,000 investments since the fund began on April 16, 1984, through December 31, 2022.

A diversified approach

The fund's broad mandate and opportunistic approach led to strong relative results in both growth- and value-led markets. 

Average calendar-year excess return versus benchmark and peers, in basis points (1985-2022)*†**

Bar charts show EuroPacific Growth Fund’s average excess return over its benchmark was 100 bps in the 21 calendar years when value led and 269 bps in the 17 years when growth led. The fund's average excess return over its peer average was 448 bps in the 21 years when value led and 286 bps in the 17 years when growth led.

Low fees

Overseas investing doesn’t have to be costly. The fund’s expense ratio was significantly lower than its Foreign Large Cap Retirement, Large peer median.††1

Expense ratio††1

Bar chart compares expense ratios (reference footnotes †† and 1): EuroPacific Growth Fund, 0.46%; Morningstar fee-level peer group median, 0.76%.
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Morningstar Medalist RatingTM

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The “most used” defined

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global equity fund§§

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*The EuroPacific Growth Fund Historical Morningstar Peer Group Average reflects the Foreign Large Blend Category from the fund’s inception to September 2014 and Foreign Large Growth Category thereafter.


EuroPacific Growth Fund Historical Benchmarks Index returns reflect the results of the MSCI EAFE® Index through 03/31/2007 and the MSCI All Country World ex USA Index, the fund’s current primary benchmark, thereafter. MSCI EAFE® (Europe, Australasia, Far East) Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index that is designed to measure developed equity market results, excluding the United States and Canada. MSCI All Country World ex USA Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index that is designed to measure equity market results in the global developed and emerging markets, excluding the United States. The index consists of more than 40 developed and emerging market country indexes. Results reflect dividends net of withholding taxes. These indexes are unmanaged, and their results include reinvested dividends and/or distributions but do not reflect the effect of sales charges, commissions, account fees, expenses or U.S. federal income taxes.


MSCI All Country World ex USA Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index that is designed to measure equity market results in the global developed and emerging markets, excluding the United States. The index consists of more than 40 developed and emerging market country indexes. Results reflect dividends gross of withholding taxes through December 31, 2000, and dividends net of withholding taxes thereafter. This index is unmanaged, and its results include reinvested dividends and/or distributions but do not reflect the effect of sales charges, commissions, account fees, expenses or U.S. federal income taxes.


§The Morningstar Foreign Large Growth category represents funds that seek capital appreciation by investing in large international stocks that are growth-oriented. Large-cap foreign stocks have market capitalizations greater than $5 billion. Growth is defined based on high price/ book and price/cash-flow ratios, relative to the MSCI EAFE Index.


**Source: Capital Group, based on data from Morningstar. Fund excess return is relative to the EUPAC Historical Benchmarks Index (MSCI All Country World Index ex USA, April 2007-present; MSCI EAFE Index, fund inception-March 2007) and EUPAC Historical Morningstar Peer Group Average (Foreign Large Blend from fund inception until September 2014; Foreign Large Growth thereafter). To ensure no survivorship bias, the returns were calculated on a daily basis to capture all funds in the average. Years when value led were those in which the MSCI EAFE Value Index’s cumulative return exceeded the MSCI EAFE Growth Index’s cumulative return. Years when growth led were those in which the MSCI EAFE Growth Index outpaced the MSCI EAFE Value Index. The EAFE Indexes were used for the value-growth comparisons to make the investment universe consistent for the entire time span.


††The fund’s Class R-6 expense ratio is as of the most recent prospectus available at the time of publication. The peer group expense ratio median was calculated based on funds in the following Morningstar Fee Level Group — Distribution category: Foreign Large Cap Retirement, Large, as of December 31, 2022.


‡‡As of July 17, 2023, based on Class R-6 shares.


§§Source: “Mutual funds most used by DC plans, by asset class 2022,” Pensions & Investments, November 2, 2022, based on assets as of June 30, 2022, International/global equity category.

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