Investment Fund

Share Class
Purchase Restrictions: Class R-5E shares are available in certain employer-sponsored retirement plans. See the prospectus for details.

Summary

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A differentiated approach to emerging markets debt. Invests in both sovereign and corporate bonds, denominated in either U.S. dollar or local currency issues, which may serve as a source of favorable returns and potential diversification. As pioneers in emerging markets investing, this strategy leverages our 20-year track record of managing emerging markets bond portfolios.
Price at NAV $7.67 as of 4/16/2024 (updated daily)
Fund Assets (millions) $1,346.2
Portfolio Managers
3
Expense Ratio
(Gross/Net %)
0.71 / 0.71%

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Returns at NAV

Returns with Sales Charge

Asset Mix

U.S. Equities0.0%
Non-U.S. Equities0.1%
U.S. Bonds3.2%
Non-U.S. Bonds87.9%
Cash & Equivalents
8.8%
As of 3/31/2024 (updated monthly)

Growth of 10K

High & Low Prices

Fund Statistics

6.1 years
Effective Duration
8.5%
Average Yield
to Worst
5.6%
Average Coupon
% of net assets as of 3/31/2024 (updated monthly)

Morningstar Style BoxTM— Fixed-Income

Medium Quality
Moderate Interest-Rate Sensitivity
Morningstar data as of 12/31/23 (updated quarterly)

Description

Fund Objective
The fund's investment objective is to provide a high level of total return over the long term, of which current income is a large component.
Distinguishing Characteristics
This strategy takes a differentiated approach by investing in the full universe of emerging markets debt. It invests in both sovereign and corporate bonds, denominated in either U.S. dollar or local currency issues, which may serve as a source of favorable returns and potential diversification. As pioneers in emerging markets investing, this strategy leverages our 20-year track record of managing emerging markets bond portfolios.
Types of Investments
Government debt (nominal and inflation-linked), quasi-sovereigns and corporate bonds — including U.S. dollar-denominated and local-currency issues.
Holdings Outside the U.S.
Up to 100% of assets may be invested in securities denominated in currencies other than the U.S. dollar, mostly fixed-income securities of emerging markets governments, quasi-government entities and corporations.
Maturity
The bond maturities that the fund targets will vary depending on the current strategy being implemented.
Portfolio Restrictions
The fund generally invests at least 80% of its assets in bonds and other debt securities from emerging markets issuers (some of which may be represented by derivatives). The fund may invest in securities rated below-investment grade (BB/Ba 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 bonds issued by developing country governments and corporates.

Fund Facts

Fund Inception 4/22/2016
Fund Assets (millions)
As of 2/29/2024
$1,346.2
Companies/Issuers
Holdings are as of 3/31/2024 (updated monthly).
152+
Shareholder Accounts
Shareholder accounts are as of 3/31/2024
172
Regular Dividends Paid
Monthly
Minimum Initial Investment $0
Capital Gains Paid
Jun, Dec
Portfolio Turnover (2023) 56%
Fiscal Year-End Dec
Prospectus Date 03/01/2024
CUSIP 02631F 81 0
Fund Number 27114

Returns

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Month-End Returns as of 3/31/24

REGJX
J.P. Morgan Index Blend - 50% JPM EMBI Global Diversified & 50% JPM GBI-EM Global Diversified

Quarter-End Returns as of 3/31/24

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Volatility & Return

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Yield

12-month
Distribution Rates
30-day SEC Yield
Fund at NAV 6.85% 6.88%
Fund at MOP N/A N/A
As of 3/31/2024 (updated monthly)

Portfolio Management

Years of Experience with Fund
Years of Experience with Capital Group
Years of Experience with Investment Industry
Robert Burgess 2 8 34
Luis Freitas de Oliveira 5 30 35
Kirstie Spence 8 28
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(224)
3-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(224 funds rated)
5-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(209 funds rated)
10-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(-- funds rated)
--
Overall Morningstar Risk Average
HIGH
LOW
Category Emerging Markets Bond
Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns as of 3/31/2024 (updated monthly).

Risk Measures

Fund
Standard Deviation
12.16
Sharpe Ratio
0.10
For the 5 Years ending 3/31/24 (updated monthly).
American Funds
Benchmark
Morningstar
Benchmark
J.P. Morgan Index Blend - 50% JPM EMBI Global Diversified & 50% JPM GBI-EM Global Diversified
Bloomberg US Agg Bond TR USD
R-squared 91 33
Beta 1.01 1.13
Capture Ratio (Downside/Upside) 97/111 115/143
American Funds Benchmark for the 5 Years ending 3/31/24 (updated monthly).
Morningstar Benchmark for the 5 Years ending 3/31/24 (updated monthly).
U.S. Treasuries/Agencies
2.9%
AAA/Aaa
1.0%
AA/Aa
6.2%
A
16.7%
BBB/Baa
30.2%
BB/Ba
23.4%
B
10.8%
CCC & Below
2.8%
Unrated
0.3%
Cash & equivalents
5.1%
% of net assets as of 3/31/2024 (updated monthly)

Average Life Breakdown

0-4.9 Years
30.9%
5-9.9 Years
31.3%
10-19.9 Years
15.0%
20-29.9 Years
11.8%
30+ Years
2.1%
% of net assets as of 3/31/2024 (updated monthly)

Holdings

Bonds Breakdown

Bond Details

Total bond holdings
Non-U.S. government/agency securities 69.5%
U.S. Treasury bonds & notes 2.9%

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

Top Fixed-Income Issuers

Mexico (United Mexican States) (Government)
7.0%
Indonesia, Government of the Republic of
6.2%
Brazil, Federal Government of
6.1%
South Africa, Republic of
5.3%
Poland, Republic of
4.1%
Colombia, Republic of
3.8%
Malaysia, Government of
3.8%
U.S. Treasury
2.9%
Egypt, Arab Republic of
2.2%
Panama, Republic of
2.2%

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

Geographic Breakdown

United States
3.2%
Europe
12.9%
Asia & Pacific Basin
19.4%
Other (Including Canada & Latin America)
55.7%
Cash & equivalents
8.8%
% 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 04/16/24

2024
Record
Date
Calculated
Date
Pay Date
Income Dividend Regular
Income Dividend Special
Cap. Gains Long-Term
Cap. Gains Short-Term
Reinvest NAV
Daily 01/31/24 02/01/24 $0.045004 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $7.91
Daily 02/29/24 03/01/24 $0.0429623 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $7.88
Daily 03/28/24 04/01/24 $0.0469109 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $7.92
2024 Year-to-Date: Dividends Subtotal: $0.13487713 Cap Gains Subtotal: $0.00
Total Distributions: $0.13487713

Fees & Expenses

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Fees

Annual Management Fees 0.46%
Other Expenses 0.25%
Service 12b-1 --
As of each fund's most recent prospectus.
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Expense Ratio

REGJX 0.71%
Lipper Emerging Mrkts Hard Currency Debt Funds Average
--%
Fund as of most recent prospectus. Lipper Category as of -- (updated quarterly).

Resources

Prospectuses & Reports for REGJX