Investment Fund

Share Class

Summary

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Dividend investing in the developing world. Balances long-term growth of capital and current income, with the potential to reduce the effects of volatility typically associated with emerging markets investing.
Price at NAV $10.61 as of 4/11/2024 (updated daily)
Fund Assets (millions) $1,939.1
Portfolio Managers
6
Expense Ratio
(Gross/Net %)
1.21 / 1.21%

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Returns at NAV

Returns with Sales Charge

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3.93%
1-year return
0.80%
5-year return
0.80%
10-year return
1.72%
30-Day SEC Yield
Returns as of 3/31/24 (updated monthly). Yield as of 3/31/24 (updated monthly).

Asset Mix

U.S. Equities2.2%
Non-U.S. Equities94.2%
U.S. Bonds0.0%
Non-U.S. Bonds0.4%
Cash & Equivalents
3.2%
As of 3/31/2024 (updated monthly)

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.
DWGAX
MSCI Emerging Markets Index

High & Low Prices

Market Capitalization

81.8%
Large
15.2%
Medium
3.0%
Small
$26,216.26 Million
Weighted Average


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

Morningstar Ownership ZoneTM

Diversified Emerging Mkts
Weighted average of holdings
75% of fund's stock holdings
Morningstar data as of 12/31/23 (updated quarterly)

Description

Fund Objective
The fund's investment objective is to provide long-term growth of capital while providing current income.
Distinguishing Characteristics
Invests primarily in developing world companies that have potential for growth and the capacity to pay dividends. By balancing long-term growth of capital and current income, the strategy seeks to reduce the effects of volatility typically associated with emerging markets investing.
Types of Investments
The fund will invest at least 80% of assets in securities that are: 1) issued by companies in developing countries; 2) principally traded in the securities markets of developing countries; 3) denominated in developing-country currencies; or 4) issued by companies deemed suitable for investment because they have significant economic exposure to developing countries.

Fund Facts

Fund Inception 2/03/2014
Fund Assets (millions)
As of 2/29/2024
$1,939.1
Companies/Issuers
Holdings are as of 3/31/2024 (updated monthly).
133+
Shareholder Accounts
Shareholder accounts are as of 3/31/2024
96,719
Regular Dividends Paid
Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec
Minimum Initial Investment $250
Capital Gains Paid
Dec
Portfolio Turnover (2023) 37%
Fiscal Year-End Nov
Prospectus Date 02/01/2024
CUSIP 02630F 10 0
Fund Number 30100

Returns

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Month-End Returns as of 3/31/24

Quarter-End Returns as of 3/31/24

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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
DWGAX
MSCI Emerging Markets 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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Yield

12-month
Distribution Rates
30-day SEC Yield
Fund at NAV 1.58% N/A
Fund at MOP 1.49% 1.72%
As of 3/31/2024 (updated monthly)

Valuation

Price/ Price/ Price/
Book Cash Flow Earnings
Fund 1.62 7.74 11.04
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
1.50 6.90 11.90
Fund as of 12/31/23. Index as of 12/31/23.

Portfolio Management

Years of Experience with Fund
Years of Experience with Capital Group
Years of Experience with Investment Industry
Arthur Caye 2 19 27
Noriko Honda Chen 10 25 34
Saurav Jain 5 16
Victor D. Kohn 5 38 40
F. Chapman Taylor 10 29
Lisa Thompson 1 29 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(721)
3-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(721 funds rated)
5-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(657 funds rated)
10-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(425 funds rated)
Overall Morningstar Risk Below Average
HIGH
LOW
Category Diversified Emerging Mkts
Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns as of 3/31/2024 (updated monthly).

Risk Measures

Fund
Standard Deviation
16.04
Sharpe Ratio
0.08
For the 10 Years ending 3/31/24 (updated monthly).
American Funds
Benchmark
Morningstar
Benchmark
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD
R-squared 90 85
Beta 0.88 0.99
Capture Ratio (Downside/Upside) 90/85 104/91
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).
American Funds
Benchmark
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
Active Share
78.8%
As of 12/31/23 (updated quarterly)

Holdings

Equities Breakdown

Equity Fund Holdings
Financials 26.9%
Information technology 13.4%
Communication services 11.9%
Consumer discretionary 10.9%
Consumer staples 8.7%
Industrials 7.2%
Health care 7.0%
Materials 3.7%
Energy 3.4%
Real estate 2.6%
Utilities 0.7%

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

Top Equities

TSMC
7.2%
Hana Financial Group
2.9%
NetEase
2.2%
AIA Group
2.1%
Ping An Insurance
1.8%
Tencent
1.8%
Hengrui Medicine
1.7%
Bank Mandiri
1.6%
H World Group
1.6%
ICICI Bank
1.6%

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

Geographic Breakdown

United States
2.2%
Europe
8.2%
Asia & Pacific Basin
67.0%
Other (Including Canada & Latin America)
19.4%
Cash & equivalents
3.2%
% of net assets as of 3/31/2024 (updated monthly)

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Regions Fund
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
United States 2.3% 0.0%
Canada 1.2% 0.0%
Europe 7.1% 0.0%
Japan 2.0% 0.0%
Asia-Pacific ex. Japan 5.2% 0.0%
Emerging Markets 82.2% 100.0%

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

Fund Breakdown by Domicile

Regions Fund
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
United States 2.2% 0.0%
Canada 1.1% 0.0%
Europe 6.8% 0.0%
Japan 1.9% 0.0%
Asia-Pacific ex. Japan 5.1% 0.0%
Emerging Markets 79.3% 100.0%
Cash & Equivalents
3.2% --
Fixed Income 0.4% --

% 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 04/11/24

2024
Record
Date
Calculated
Date
Pay Date
Income Dividend Regular
Income Dividend Special
Cap. Gains Long-Term
Cap. Gains Short-Term
Reinvest NAV
03/22/24 03/22/24 03/25/24 $0.0045 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $10.60
2024 Year-to-Date: Dividends Subtotal: $0.0045 Cap Gains Subtotal: $0.00
Total Distributions: $0.0045

Fees & Expenses

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Fees

Annual Management Fees 0.65%
Other Expenses 0.32%
Service 12b-1 0.24%
As of each fund's most recent prospectus.
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Expense Ratio

DWGAX 1.21%
Lipper Emerging Markets Funds Average
1.38%
Fund as of most recent prospectus. Lipper Category as of 3/31/24 (updated quarterly).

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