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BOND FUNDS

SM

Share Class

Summary

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A differentiated approach to core plus investing. This fund seeks higher returns than core bond funds with generally low equity correlation. It aims to drive returns primarily through interest rate, yield curve and inflation positioning, generally resulting in liquid investments with high credit quality. Flexibility to invest in extended bond sectors on an opportunistic basis.
Price at NAV $10.25 as of 6/24/2022 (updated daily)
Fund Assets (millions) $11,299.6
Portfolio Managers
4
Expense Ratio
0.71%

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Returns at NAV

Returns with Sales Charge

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-9.15%
1-year return
2.56%
5-year return
2.80%
Lifetime return (3/18/16)
5.89%
30-Day SEC Yield
Returns as of 5/31/22 (updated monthly). Yield as of 5/31/22 (updated monthly).

Asset Mix

U.S. Equities0.0%
Non-U.S. Equities0.0%
U.S. Bonds84.2%
Non-U.S. Bonds11.0%
Cash & Equivalents
4.8%
U.S. Equities0.0%
Non-U.S. Equities0.0%
U.S. Bonds84.2%
Non-U.S. Bonds11.0%
Cash & Equivalents
4.8%
As of 5/31/2022 (updated monthly)

Growth of 10K

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For Class A Shares, this chart tracks a hypothetical investment with dividends reinvested through 12/31/2021.
ANBAX
Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Index

High & Low Prices

Fund Statistics

9.6 years
Effective Duration
1.9%
Average Yield
to Worst
1.3%
Average Coupon
% of net assets as of 3/31/2022 (updated quarterly)

Morningstar Style BoxTM— Fixed-Income

Medium Quality
Extensive Interest-Rate Sensitivity
Morningstar data as } of 3/31/22 (updated quarterly)

Description

Fund Objective
The fund’s investment objective is to provide maximum total return consistent with preservation of capital.
Distinguishing Characteristics
This differentiated core plus fund seeks higher returns than core bond funds while maintaining a low equity correlation. This fund aims to drive returns primarily through interest rate, yield curve and inflation positioning, generally resulting in liquid investments with high credit quality. With the flexibility to hold a broad range of debt securities, it can invest in emerging markets, high-yield bonds and non-U.S. dollar markets on an opportunistic basis.
Types of Investments
Government debt and agency bonds, corporate bonds, mortgage- and asset-backed securities, emerging markets debt, non-U.S., municipals and high-yield.
Maturity
The bond maturities that the fund targets will vary depending on the current strategy being implemented.
Portfolio Restrictions
The fund may invest no more than 35% of its assets in securities rated below investment grade (BB+/Ba1 and below, or unrated, but determined by the fund’s investment adviser to be of equivalent quality) at the time of purchase, including high-yield corporate bonds or those issued by developing country governments and companies. The fund may invest up to 10% of its assets in equity securities and certain securities with a combination of debt and equity characteristics. The fund may invest up to 35% of its assets in securities denominated in currencies other than the U.S. dollar. The fund may invest up to 35% of its assets in securities of emerging market issuers.

Fund Facts

Fund Inception 3/18/2016
Fund Assets (millions)
As of 5/31/2022
$11,299.6
Companies/Issuers
Holdings are as of 3/31/2022 (updated quarterly).
529+
Shareholder Accounts
Shareholder accounts are as of 5/31/2022
105,096
Regular Dividends Paid
Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec
Minimum Initial Investment $250
Capital Gains Paid
Jun, Dec
Portfolio Turnover (2021) 164%
Fiscal Year-End Dec
Prospectus Date 05/01/2022
CUSIP 02631E 10 2
Fund Number 30112

Returns

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Month-End Returns as of 5/31/22

Quarter-End Returns as of 3/31/22

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Volatility & Return

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Yield

12-month
Distribution Rates
30-day SEC Yield
Fund at NAV 2.17% N/A
Fund at MOP 2.09% 5.89%
As of 5/31/2022 (updated monthly)

Portfolio Management

Years of Experience with Fund
Years of Experience with Capital Group
Years of Experience with Investment Industry
Xavier Goss 1 1 19
David A. Hoag 6 31 34
Damien J. McCann 6 22
Ritchie Tuazon 6 11 22
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(568)
3-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(568 funds rated)
5-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(505 funds rated)
10-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(-- funds rated)
--
Overall Morningstar Risk Below Average
HIGH
LOW
Category Intermediate Core-Plus Bond
Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns as of 5/31/2022 (updated monthly).

Risk Measures

Fund
Standard Deviation
4.17
Sharpe Ratio
0.55
For the 5 Years ending 5/31/22 (updated monthly).
American Funds/
Morningstar Benchmark
Bloomberg US Agg Bond TR USD
R-squared 65
Beta 0.85
Capture Ratio (Downside/Upside) 66/110
American Funds and Morningstar Benchmark for the 5 Years ending 5/31/22 (updated monthly).
U.S. Treasuries/Agencies
38.3%
AAA/Aaa
2.5%
AA/Aa
6.0%
A
9.8%
BBB/Baa
13.6%
BB/Ba
8.0%
B
4.6%
CCC & Below
1.6%
Unrated
5.6%
Cash & equivalents
12.3%
% of net assets as of 3/31/2022 (updated quarterly)

Average Life Breakdown

0-4.9 Years
22.3%
5-9.9 Years
39.9%
10-19.9 Years
13.8%
20-29.9 Years
13.1%
30+ Years
0.9%
% of net assets as of 3/31/2022 (updated quarterly)

Holdings

Bonds Breakdown

Bond Details

Total bond holdings
U.S. Treasury bonds & notes 37.9%
Mortgage-backed obligations 6.7%
Non-U.S. government/agency securities 4.9%
Other 4.4%
Municipal securities 2.2%

% of net assets as of 3/31/2022 (updated quarterly)

Top Fixed-Income Issuers

U.S. Treasury
38.1%
MEXICO (UNITED MEXICAN STATES) (GOVERNMENT)
1.4%
Peru, Republic of
0.9%
Goldman Sachs
0.7%
PG&E
0.7%

% of net assets as of 3/31/2022 (updated quarterly)

Geographic Breakdown

United States
78.3%
Europe
3.6%
Asia & Pacific Basin
1.5%
Other (Including Canada & Latin America)
6.7%
Cash & equivalents
10.0%
% of net assets as of 3/31/2022 (updated quarterly)

Prices & Distributions

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Historical Prices Month-End

Historical Prices Year-End

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Historical Distributions as of 06/24/22

2022
Record
Date
Calculated
Date
Pay Date
Income Dividend Regular
Income Dividend Special
Cap. Gains Long-Term
Cap. Gains Short-Term
Reinvest NAV
03/18/22 03/18/22 03/21/22 $0.065 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $10.97
06/17/22 06/17/22 06/21/22 $0.065 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $10.24
2022 Year-to-Date: Dividends Subtotal: $0.13 Cap Gains Subtotal: $0.00
Total Distributions: $0.13

Fees & Expenses

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Fees

Annual Management Fees 0.28%
Other Expenses 0.13%
Service 12b-1 0.30%
As of each fund's most recent prospectus.
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Expense Ratio

ANBAX 0.71%
Lipper Core Plus Bond Funds Average
0.81%
Fund as of most recent prospectus. Lipper Category as of 3/31/22 (updated quarterly).

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