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BALANCED FUNDS

SM

Share Class
Purchase Restrictions: Class F-3 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 balanced approach to global growth-and-income investing. This globally diversified balanced fund has the ability to invest between 45% and 75% in equities, with an emphasis on well-established companies. The diversified and predominantly high-quality fixed income portion of the portfolio has the potential to provide income and limit volatility.
Price at NAV $33.78 as of 8/12/2022 (updated daily)
Fund Assets (millions) $23,854.9
Portfolio Managers
5
Expense Ratio
0.48%

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Returns at NAV

Returns with Sales Charge

Asset Mix

U.S. Equities30.2%
Non-U.S. Equities28.0%
U.S. Bonds19.1%
Non-U.S. Bonds16.3%
Cash & Equivalents
6.4%
U.S. Equities30.2%
Non-U.S. Equities28.0%
U.S. Bonds19.1%
Non-U.S. Bonds16.3%
Cash & Equivalents
6.4%
As of 7/31/2022 (updated monthly)

Growth of 10K

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For Class F-3 Shares, this chart tracks a hypothetical investment with dividends reinvested through 12/31/2021.
GFBLX
60%/40% MSCI All Country World Index/Bloomberg Global Aggregate Index

High & Low Prices

Market Capitalization

90.1%
Large
9.7%
Medium
0.2%
Small
$80,601.83 Million
Weighted Average


As of 6/30/2022 (updated quarterly). Morningstar data as of 6/30/2022 (updated quarterly).

Morningstar Ownership ZoneTM

Global Allocation
Weighted average of holdings
75% of fund's stock holdings
Morningstar data as of 6/30/22 (updated quarterly)

Fund Statistics

7.1 years
Effective Duration
3.6%
Average Yield
to Worst
2.1%
Average Coupon
% of net assets as of 6/30/2022 (updated quarterly)

Morningstar Style BoxTM— Fixed-Income

High Quality
Moderate Interest-Rate Sensitivity
Morningstar data as } of 6/30/22 (updated quarterly)

Description

Fund Objective
This fund seeks the balanced accomplishment of three objectives: long-term growth of capital, conservation of principal and current income.
Distinguishing Characteristics
This globally diversified balanced fund has the ability to invest generally between 45% and 75% of its assets in equities, with an emphasis on well-established companies, including those paying dividends and those with attractive growth prospects. The diversified and predominantly high-quality fixed income portion of the portfolio has the potential to provide income and limit volatility.
Types of Investments
The fund normally maintains at least 45% of its assets in common stocks and other equity investments, with a focus on medium- and larger-sized companies. Typically, the fund also invests at least 25% of its assets in investment-grade fixed-income securities (or unrated, but determined by the fund’s investment adviser to be of equivalent quality), including government/agency, corporate, mortgage- and asset-backed securities and money market instruments.
Holdings Outside the U.S.
The fund normally invests a significant portion of its assets outside the U.S., including in emerging market countries. Bonds issued outside the U.S. are typically denominated in currencies other than U.S. dollars.
Portfolio Restrictions
Most of the fund's fixed-income securities are investment-grade (rated BBB-/Baa3 or better, or unrated but determined to be of equivalent quality by the fund's investment adviser). However, the fund may invest up to 5% of its assets in lower quality, higher yielding debt securities (rated BB+/Ba1 or below, or unrated but determined to be of equivalent quality), including securities convertible into common stocks.

Fund Facts

Fund Inception 2/01/2011
Fund Assets (millions)
As of 7/31/2022
$23,854.9
Companies/Issuers
Holdings are as of 6/30/2022 (updated quarterly).
309+
Shareholder Accounts
Shareholder accounts are as of 7/31/2022
51,327
Regular Dividends Paid
Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec
Minimum Initial Investment $250
Capital Gains Paid
Dec
Portfolio Turnover (2021) 69%
Fiscal Year-End Oct
Prospectus Date 01/01/2022
CUSIP 02629W 77 5
Fund Number 737

Returns

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Month-End Returns as of 7/31/22

GFBLX
60%/40% MSCI All Country World Index/Bloomberg Global Aggregate Index

Quarter-End Returns as of 6/30/22

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Volatility & Return

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For Class F-3 Shares, this chart tracks the 10-year standard deviation
and 10-year annualized return of the equity funds
GFBLX
60%/40% MSCI All Country World Index/Bloomberg Global Aggregate Index
Other AF Funds
Standard Deviation as of 07/31/2022 (updated monthly) . Annualized return as of 07/31/2022 (updated monthly) .
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Yield

12-month
Distribution Rates
30-day SEC Yield
Fund at NAV 2.42% 2.13%
Fund at MOP N/A N/A
As of 7/31/2022 (updated monthly)

Valuation

Price/ Price/ Price/
Book Cash Flow Earnings
Fund 2.23 6.49 13.27
60%/40% MSCI All Country World Index/Bloomberg Global Aggregate Index
2.10 7.80 13.90
Fund as of 6/30/22. Index as of 6/30/22.

Portfolio Management

Years of Experience with Fund
Years of Experience with Capital Group
Years of Experience with Investment Industry
Alfonso Barroso 9 27
Andrew A. Cormack 3 3 18
Bradford F. Freer 2 28 29
Thomas H. Høgh 4 31 35
Winnie Kwan 9 22 25
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(399)
3-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(399 funds rated)
5-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(348 funds rated)
10-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(249 funds rated)
Overall Morningstar Risk Below Average
HIGH
LOW
Category Global Allocation
Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns as of 7/31/2022 (updated monthly).

Risk Measures

Fund
Standard Deviation
8.94
Sharpe Ratio
0.62
For the 10 Years ending 7/31/22 (updated monthly).
American Funds
Benchmark
Morningstar
Benchmark
60%/40% MSCI All Country World Index/Bloomberg Global Aggregate Index
Morningstar Mod Tgt Risk TR USD
R-squared 95 93
Beta 0.96 1.00
Capture Ratio (Downside/Upside) 95/99 105/98
American Funds Benchmark for the 10 Years ending 6/30/22 (updated quarterly).
Morningstar Benchmark for the 10 Years ending 7/31/22 (updated monthly).
U.S. Treasuries/Agencies
37.8%
AAA/Aaa
18.8%
AA/Aa
7.5%
A
17.6%
BBB/Baa
12.5%
BB/Ba
2.6%
B
0.2%
CCC & Below
0.3%
Unrated
2.7%
% of net assets as of 6/30/2022 (updated quarterly)

Average Life Breakdown

0-4.9 Years
14.0%
5-9.9 Years
12.1%
10-19.9 Years
3.7%
20-29.9 Years
3.5%
30+ Years
0.0%
% of net assets as of 3/31/2022 (updated quarterly)

Holdings

Equities Breakdown

Equity Fund Holdings
Financials 9.4%
Health care 7.9%
Industrials 7.8%
Information technology 7.5%
Utilities 5.5%
Consumer staples 5.1%
Communication services 3.7%
Energy 3.5%
Materials 3.5%
Consumer discretionary 2.5%
Real estate 2.1%

% of net assets as of 6/30/2022 (updated quarterly)

Bonds Breakdown

Top Equities

Broadcom
2.4%
Microsoft
2.4%
Abbott Laboratories
1.9%
Raytheon Technologies
1.8%
Canadian Natural Resources
1.5%
Nestlé
1.2%
B3
1.2%
DTE Energy
1.1%
Alphabet
1.0%
Comcast
1.0%

% of net assets as of 7/31/2022 (updated monthly)

Geographic Breakdown

United States
49.3%
Europe
23.8%
Asia & Pacific Basin
13.1%
Other (Including Canada & Latin America)
7.6%
Cash & equivalents
6.1%
% of net assets as of 6/30/2022 (updated quarterly)

The New Geography of Investing ®

Regions Fund
60%/40% MSCI All Country World Index/Bloomberg Global Aggregate Index
United States 52.1% 60.6%
Canada 4.5% 3.2%
Europe 28.4% 15.9%
Japan 1.5% 5.4%
Asia-Pacific ex. Japan 2.4% 3.1%
Emerging Markets 11.1% 11.7%

% of net assets as of 6/30/2022 (updated quarterly)

Fund Breakdown by Domicile

Regions Fund
60%/40% MSCI All Country World Index/Bloomberg Global Aggregate Index
United States 30.5% 60.6%
Canada 2.7% 3.2%
Europe 16.6% 15.9%
Japan 0.9% 5.4%
Asia-Pacific ex. Japan 1.4% 3.1%
Emerging Markets 6.5% 11.7%
Cash & Equivalents
6.1% 0.0%
Fixed Income 35.4% 0.0%

% of net assets as of 6/30/2022 (updated quarterly)

Prices & Distributions

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Historical Prices Month-End

Historical Prices Year-End

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Historical Distributions as of 08/12/22

2022
Record
Date
Calculated
Date
Pay Date
Income Dividend Regular
Income Dividend Special
Cap. Gains Long-Term
Cap. Gains Short-Term
Reinvest NAV
03/25/22 03/25/22 03/28/22 $0.1611 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $36.09
06/24/22 06/24/22 06/27/22 $0.2375 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $32.27
2022 Year-to-Date: Dividends Subtotal: $0.3986 Cap Gains Subtotal: $0.00
Total Distributions: $0.3986

Fees & Expenses

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Fees

Annual Management Fees 0.44%
Other Expenses 0.04%
Service 12b-1 --
As of each fund's most recent prospectus.
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Expense Ratio

GFBLX 0.48%
Lipper Flexible Portfolio Funds Average
0.87%
Fund as of most recent prospectus. Lipper Category as of 6/30/22 (updated quarterly).

Resources

Prospectuses & Reports for GFBLX