Investment Fund

Share Class
Purchase Restrictions: Class F-2 shares are available through certain registered investment advisor and fee-based programs, but are not available for purchase in most employer-sponsored retirement plans. See the prospectus for details.

Summary

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A prudent approach to global investing. Global strategy pursues prudent growth of capital and conservation of principal by investing in companies predominately based in developed markets. The strategy seeks to provide a smoother return profile over a full market cycle — less volatility and lower downside capture than the market.
Price at NAV $23.06 as of 5/24/2024 (updated daily)
Fund Assets (millions) $11,250.3
Portfolio Managers
5
Expense Ratio
(Gross/Net %)
0.56 / 0.56%

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Returns at NAV

Returns with Sales Charge

Asset Mix

U.S. Equities47.4%
Non-U.S. Equities47.5%
U.S. Bonds0.0%
Non-U.S. Bonds0.0%
Cash & Equivalents
5.1%
As of 4/30/2024 (updated monthly)

Growth of 10K

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For Class F-2 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.
AGVGX
MSCI World Index

High & Low Prices

Market Capitalization

85.6%
Large
13.6%
Medium
0.8%
Small
$115,434.18 Million
Weighted Average


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

Morningstar Ownership ZoneTM

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

Description

Fund Objective
The fund's investment objective is to provide prudent growth of capital and conservation of principal.
Distinguishing Characteristics
This global strategy pursues prudent growth of capital and conservation of principal by investing in companies that are predominately based in developed markets. The strategy seeks to provide a smoother return profile over the full market cycle – with less volatility and lower downside capture than the market – by focusing on companies with characteristics associated with long-term growth and resilience to market declines, including strong balance sheets and dividend payments.
Types of Investments
The fund invests primarily in common stocks, or securities convertible into common stocks.
Holdings Outside the U.S.
The fund will invest at least 40% of its net assets in issuers outside of the United States under normal market conditions.
Portfolio Restrictions
The fund may not invest more than 10% of its net assets in the securities of issuers based in emerging markets.

Fund Facts

Fund Inception 4/01/2011
Fund Assets (millions)
As of 4/30/2024
$11,250.3
Companies/Issuers
Holdings are as of 4/30/2024 (updated monthly).
193+
Shareholder Accounts
Shareholder accounts are as of 4/30/2024
5,640
Regular Dividends Paid
Dec
Minimum Initial Investment $250
Capital Gains Paid
Dec
Portfolio Turnover (2023) 23%
Fiscal Year-End Oct
Prospectus Date 01/01/2024
CUSIP 14020E 50 2
Fund Number 36122

Returns

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Month-End Returns as of 4/30/24

Quarter-End Returns as of 3/31/24

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Volatility & Return

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Equities

For Class F-2 Shares, this chart tracks the 10-year standard deviation
and 10-year annualized return of the equity funds
AGVGX
MSCI World Index
Other AF Funds
Standard Deviation as of 04/30/2024 (updated monthly) . Annualized return as of 04/30/2024 (updated monthly) .
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Yield

12-month
Distribution Rates
30-day SEC Yield
Fund at NAV 1.39% 1.47%
Fund at MOP N/A N/A
As of 4/30/2024 (updated monthly)

Valuation

Price/ Price/ Price/
Book Cash Flow Earnings
Fund 3.57 11.82 19.55
MSCI World Index
3.00 12.70 19.10
Fund as of 3/31/24. Index as of 3/31/24.

Portfolio Management

Years of Experience with Fund
Years of Experience with Capital Group
Years of Experience with Investment Industry
Eu-Gene Cheah 1 26
Gerald Du Manoir 13 33
William L. Robbins 10 29 32
Steven T. Watson 7 34 36
Philip Winston 10 27 41
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(338)
3-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(338 funds rated)
5-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(301 funds rated)
10-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(203 funds rated)
Overall Morningstar Risk Below Average
HIGH
LOW
Category Global Large-Stock Blend
Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns as of 4/30/2024 (updated monthly).

Risk Measures

Fund
Standard Deviation
13.74
Sharpe Ratio
0.55
For the 10 Years ending 4/30/24 (updated monthly).
American Funds
Benchmark
Morningstar
Benchmark
MSCI World Index
MSCI ACWI NR USD
R-squared 96 96
Beta 0.90 0.91
Capture Ratio (Downside/Upside) 91/92 91/95
American Funds Benchmark for the 10 Years ending 4/30/24 (updated monthly).
Morningstar Benchmark for the 10 Years ending 4/30/24 (updated monthly).
American Funds
Benchmark
MSCI World Index
Active Share
71.4%
As of 3/31/24 (updated quarterly)

Holdings

Equities Breakdown

Equity Fund Holdings
Information technology 17.6%
Industrials 17.4%
Health care 14.1%
Financials 11.6%
Consumer discretionary 8.5%
Consumer staples 8.1%
Communication services 5.6%
Energy 4.5%
Materials 3.8%
Utilities 3.1%
Real estate 0.6%

% of net assets as of 4/30/2024 (updated monthly)

Top Equities

Novo Nordisk
3.2%
Broadcom
2.8%
Alphabet
2.3%
Microsoft
2.3%
Safran
2.1%
AstraZeneca
2.0%
ASML
2.0%
TotalEnergies
1.8%
Apple
1.5%
SAP
1.3%

% of net assets as of 4/30/2024 (updated monthly)

Geographic Breakdown

United States
47.4%
Europe
35.3%
Asia & Pacific Basin
10.2%
Other (Including Canada & Latin America)
2.0%
Cash & equivalents
5.1%
% of net assets as of 4/30/2024 (updated monthly)

The New Geography of Investing ®

Regions Fund
MSCI World Index
United States 49.9% 70.6%
Canada 1.4% 3.1%
Europe 37.3% 17.4%
Japan 7.1% 6.1%
Asia-Pacific ex. Japan 1.7% 2.8%
Emerging Markets 2.6% 0.0%

% of net assets as of 4/30/2024 (updated monthly)

Fund Breakdown by Domicile

Regions Fund
MSCI World Index
United States 47.4% 70.6%
Canada 1.3% 3.1%
Europe 35.4% 17.4%
Japan 6.8% 6.1%
Asia-Pacific ex. Japan 1.6% 2.8%
Emerging Markets 2.4% 0.0%
Cash & Equivalents
5.1% 0.0%

% of net assets as of 4/30/2024 (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
12/11/23 12/11/23 12/12/23 $0.3069 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $20.77
2023 Year-to-Date: Dividends Subtotal: $0.3069 Cap Gains Subtotal: $0.00
Total Distributions: $0.3069

Fees & Expenses

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Fees

Annual Management Fees 0.41%
Other Expenses 0.15%
Service 12b-1 --
As of each fund's most recent prospectus.
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Expense Ratio

AGVGX 0.56%
Lipper Global Funds Average
0.85%
Fund as of most recent prospectus. Lipper Category as of 3/31/24 (updated quarterly).

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