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Investment Fund

Share Class

Summary

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A flexible approach to developing markets. Seeks broad exposure to emerging markets opportunities, principally by investing in emerging markets companies as well as multinational companies with material emerging markets exposure.
Price at NAV $77.29 as of 2/23/2024 (updated daily)
Fund Assets (millions) $54,012.9
Portfolio Managers
12
Expense Ratio
(Gross/Net %)
0.99 / 0.99%

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Returns at NAV

Returns with Sales Charge

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0.06%
1-year return
5.28%
5-year return
4.83%
10-year return
1.18%
30-Day SEC Yield
Returns as of 1/31/24 (updated monthly). Yield as of 1/31/24 (updated monthly).

Asset Mix

U.S. Equities21.9%
Non-U.S. Equities64.2%
U.S. Bonds0.0%
Non-U.S. Bonds3.8%
Cash & Equivalents
10.1%
As of 1/31/2024 (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.
NEWFX
MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI)

High & Low Prices

Market Capitalization

87.3%
Large
11.2%
Medium
1.6%
Small
$66,078.66 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 long-term capital appreciation.
Distinguishing Characteristics
This fund seeks broad exposure to emerging markets opportunities, principally by investing in emerging markets companies as well as multinational companies with material emerging markets exposure. It also includes a relatively small opportunistic sleeve of emerging markets fixed income with attractive total return potential. Over the long term, this fund may have the potential to help provide emerging markets-like returns with developed markets-like volatility.
Types of Investments
The fund invests in common stocks and other equity-type securities, corporate and government bonds, and cash and cash equivalents.
Holdings Outside the U.S.
The fund will invest at least 35% of assets in securities of issuers based primarily in qualified developing countries.
Portfolio Restrictions
The fund may invest in debt securities, which may be rated below investment grade (BB/Ba and below, or unrated, but determined by the fund’s investment adviser to be of equivalent quality).

Fund Facts

Fund Inception 6/17/1999
Fund Assets (millions)
As of 1/31/2024
$54,012.9
Companies/Issuers
Holdings are as of 1/31/2024 (updated monthly).
411+
Shareholder Accounts
Shareholder accounts are as of 1/31/2024
929,416
Regular Dividends Paid
Dec
Minimum Initial Investment $250
Capital Gains Paid
Dec
Portfolio Turnover (2023) 32%
Fiscal Year-End Oct
Prospectus Date 01/01/2024
CUSIP 649280 10 4
Fund Number 36

Returns

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Month-End Returns as of 1/31/24

Quarter-End Returns as of 12/31/23

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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
NEWFX
MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI)
Other AF Funds
Standard Deviation as of 01/31/2024 (updated monthly) . Annualized return as of 01/31/2024 (updated monthly) .
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Yield

12-month
Distribution Rates
30-day SEC Yield
Fund at NAV 1.24% N/A
Fund at MOP 1.17% 1.18%
As of 1/31/2024 (updated monthly)

Valuation

Price/ Price/ Price/
Book Cash Flow Earnings
Fund 2.80 11.66 16.93
MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI)
2.50 10.90 16.60
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
Bradford F. Freer 7 30 31
Matt Hochstetler 7 10 25
Dawid Justus 4 19 24
Carl M. Kawaja 31 33 37
Winnie Kwan 15 24 27
Robert W. Lovelace 25 39
Piyada Phanaphat 4 16 21
Akira Shiraishi 6 20 26
Kirstie Spence 4 28
Tomonori Tani 10 19 25
Lisa Thompson 5 29 36
Christopher Thomsen 15 26
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(716)
3-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(716 funds rated)
5-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(660 funds rated)
10-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(402 funds rated)
Overall Morningstar Risk Below Average
HIGH
LOW
Category Diversified Emerging Mkts
Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns as of 1/31/2024 (updated monthly).

Risk Measures

Fund
Standard Deviation
14.94
Sharpe Ratio
0.34
For the 10 Years ending 1/31/24 (updated monthly).
American Funds
Benchmark
Morningstar
Benchmark
MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI)
MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD
R-squared 89 92
Beta 0.95 0.95
Capture Ratio (Downside/Upside) 99/87 92/99
American Funds Benchmark for the 10 Years ending 1/31/24 (updated monthly).
Morningstar Benchmark for the 10 Years ending 1/31/24 (updated monthly).
American Funds
Benchmark
MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI)
Active Share
73.4%
As of 12/31/23 (updated quarterly)

Holdings

Equities Breakdown

Equity Fund Holdings
Financials 14.5%
Information technology 14.4%
Industrials 11.7%
Health care 10.7%
Consumer discretionary 9.9%
Communication services 6.7%
Consumer staples 6.6%
Materials 6.0%
Energy 2.6%
Real estate 1.8%
Utilities 1.2%

% of net assets as of 1/31/2024 (updated monthly)

Top Equities

Microsoft
2.9%
TSMC
2.6%
Novo Nordisk
2.3%
MercadoLibre
1.6%
Airbus
1.4%
Broadcom
1.4%
Meta Platforms
1.2%
Eli Lilly
1.2%
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton
1.2%
Bharti Airtel
1.1%

% of net assets as of 1/31/2024 (updated monthly)

Geographic Breakdown

United States
21.9%
Europe
20.1%
Asia & Pacific Basin
34.6%
Other (Including Canada & Latin America)
13.3%
Cash & equivalents
10.1%
% of net assets as of 1/31/2024 (updated monthly)

The New Geography of Investing ®

Regions Fund
MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI)
United States 25.5% 63.2%
Canada 1.1% 2.8%
Europe 21.4% 15.8%
Japan 3.0% 5.6%
Asia-Pacific ex. Japan 3.1% 2.6%
Emerging Markets 46.0% 10.0%

% of net assets as of 1/31/2024 (updated monthly)

Fund Breakdown by Domicile

Regions Fund
MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI)
United States 21.9% 63.2%
Canada 0.9% 2.8%
Europe 18.4% 15.8%
Japan 2.6% 5.6%
Asia-Pacific ex. Japan 2.7% 2.6%
Emerging Markets 39.5% 10.0%
Cash & Equivalents
10.3% --
Fixed Income 3.8% --

% of net assets as of 1/31/2024 (updated monthly)

Prices & Distributions

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Historical Prices Month-End

Historical Prices Year-End

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Historical Distributions as of 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
12/14/23 12/14/23 12/15/23 $0.9282 $0.00 $0.9139 $0.00 $73.62
2023 Year-to-Date: Dividends Subtotal: $0.9282 Cap Gains Subtotal: $0.9139
Total Distributions: $1.8421

Fees & Expenses

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Fees

Annual Management Fees 0.51%
Other Expenses 0.24%
Service 12b-1 0.24%
As of each fund's most recent prospectus.
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Expense Ratio

NEWFX 0.99%
Lipper Emerging Markets Funds Average
1.38%
Fund as of most recent prospectus. Lipper Category as of 12/31/23 (updated quarterly).

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