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 flexible approach to growth investing. Seeks opportunities in traditional growth stocks as well as cyclical companies and turnaround situations with significant potential for growth of capital.
Price at NAV $71.60 as of 5/24/2024 (updated daily)
Fund Assets (millions) $261,398.0
Portfolio Managers
13
Expense Ratio
(Gross/Net %)
0.40 / 0.40%

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Returns at NAV

Returns with Sales Charge

Asset Mix

U.S. Equities87.5%
Non-U.S. Equities9.1%
U.S. Bonds0.0%
Non-U.S. Bonds0.0%
Cash & Equivalents
3.5%
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.
GFFFX
S&P 500 Index

High & Low Prices

Market Capitalization

78.0%
Large
19.2%
Medium
2.8%
Small
$205,153.72 Million
Weighted Average


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

Morningstar Ownership ZoneTM

Large Growth
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 you with growth of capital.
Distinguishing Characteristics
This fund takes a flexible approach to growth investing, seeking opportunities in traditional growth stocks as well as cyclical companies and turnarounds with significant potential for growth of capital. Geographic flexibility also allows portfolio managers to pursue opportunities outside of the U.S. This differentiated approach has the potential to enable the fund to navigate a variety of market environments.
Types of Investments
Invests at least 65% of its assets in common stocks. May also invest in convertibles, preferred stocks, U.S. government securities, bonds and cash equivalents.
Holdings Outside the U.S.
The fund may invest up to 25% of its assets in securities of issuers domiciled outside the United States.

Fund Facts

Fund Inception 12/01/1973
Fund Assets (millions)
As of 4/30/2024
$261,398.0
Companies/Issuers
Holdings are as of 4/30/2024 (updated monthly).
305+
Shareholder Accounts
Shareholder accounts are as of 4/30/2024
1,132,031
Regular Dividends Paid
Dec
Minimum Initial Investment $250
Capital Gains Paid
Dec
Portfolio Turnover (2023) 31%
Fiscal Year-End Aug
Prospectus Date 11/01/2023
CUSIP 399874 82 5
Fund Number 605

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
GFFFX
S&P 500 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 0.70% 0.56%
Fund at MOP N/A N/A
As of 4/30/2024 (updated monthly)

Valuation

Price/ Price/ Price/
Book Cash Flow Earnings
Fund 5.12 14.61 24.97
S&P 500 Index
4.10 15.00 21.80
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
Julian N. Abdey 4 21 28
Christopher D. Buchbinder 10 28
Mark L. Casey 11 23
J. Blair Frank 22 29 30
Roz Hongsaranagon 4 21
Carl M. Kawaja 13 32 36
Aidan O'Connell 4 20 29
Donald D. O'Neal 30 38
Anne-Marie Peterson 11 19 29
Andraz Razen 5 19 25
Martin Romo 13 31
Eric H. Stern 5 32 34
Alan J. Wilson 11 33
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(1109)
3-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(1109 funds rated)
5-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(1036 funds rated)
10-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(810 funds rated)
Overall Morningstar Risk Average
HIGH
LOW
Category Large Growth
Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns as of 4/30/2024 (updated monthly).

Risk Measures

Fund
Standard Deviation
16.67
Sharpe Ratio
0.73
For the 10 Years ending 4/30/24 (updated monthly).
American Funds/
Morningstar Benchmark
S&P 500 TR USD
R-squared 92
Beta 1.05
Capture Ratio (Downside/Upside) 106/105
American Funds and Morningstar Benchmark for the 10 Years ending 4/30/24 (updated monthly).
Active Share
53.0%
As of 3/31/24 (updated quarterly)

Holdings

Equities Breakdown

Equity Fund Holdings
Information technology 25.4%
Consumer discretionary 15.4%
Industrials 12.8%
Health care 12.8%
Communication services 12.5%
Financials 9.1%
Energy 3.2%
Materials 2.4%
Consumer staples 2.1%
Utilities 0.7%
Real estate 0.1%

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

Top Equities

Microsoft
6.0%
Meta Platforms
5.2%
Alphabet
4.4%
Amazon.com
3.8%
Broadcom
3.7%
NVIDIA
2.8%
Eli Lilly
2.3%
General Electric
2.0%
Netflix
1.8%
Tesla Inc
1.6%

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

Geographic Breakdown

United States
87.5%
Europe
4.8%
Asia & Pacific Basin
1.8%
Other (Including Canada & Latin America)
2.5%
Cash & equivalents
3.5%
% of net assets as of 4/30/2024 (updated monthly)

The New Geography of Investing ®

Regions Fund
S&P 500 Index
United States 90.6% 100.0%
Canada 2.4% 0.0%
Europe 5.1% 0.0%
Japan 0.0% 0.0%
Asia-Pacific ex. Japan 0.1% 0.0%
Emerging Markets 1.8% 0.0%

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

Fund Breakdown by Domicile

Regions Fund
S&P 500 Index
United States 87.5% 100.0%
Canada 2.3% 0.0%
Europe 4.9% 0.0%
Japan 0.0% 0.0%
Asia-Pacific ex. Japan 0.1% 0.0%
Emerging Markets 1.8% 0.0%
Cash & Equivalents
3.5% 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
12/15/23 12/15/23 12/18/23 $0.5055 $0.00 $4.301 $0.00 $62.00
2023 Year-to-Date: Dividends Subtotal: $0.5055 Cap Gains Subtotal: $4.301
Total Distributions: $4.8065

Fees & Expenses

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Fees

Annual Management Fees 0.26%
Other Expenses 0.14%
Service 12b-1 --
As of each fund's most recent prospectus.
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Expense Ratio

GFFFX 0.40%
Lipper Large-Cap Growth Funds Average
0.71%
Fund as of most recent prospectus. Lipper Category as of 3/31/24 (updated quarterly).

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