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BOND FUNDS

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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 broadly diversified approach to global bonds. Invests primarily in sovereign and corporate bonds in more than 60 developed and developing markets. It provides exposure to high-yielding bond markets and currencies outside the U.S., adding an extra layer of diversification from U.S. investment-grade bonds.
Price at NAV $16.48 as of 12/02/2022 (updated daily)
Fund Assets (millions) $8,743.5
Portfolio Managers
3
Expense Ratio
0.48%

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Returns at NAV

Returns with Sales Charge

Asset Mix

U.S. Equities0.0%
Non-U.S. Equities0.0%
U.S. Bonds42.2%
Non-U.S. Bonds51.6%
Cash & Equivalents
6.2%
U.S. Equities0.0%
Non-U.S. Equities0.0%
U.S. Bonds42.2%
Non-U.S. Bonds51.6%
Cash & Equivalents
6.2%
As of 10/31/2022 (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.
WFBFX
Bloomberg Global Aggregate Index

High & Low Prices

Fund Statistics

6.5 years
Effective Duration
4.7%
Average Yield
to Worst
2.1%
Average Coupon
% of net assets as of 9/30/2022 (updated quarterly)

Morningstar Style BoxTM— Fixed-Income

Medium Quality
Extensive Interest-Rate Sensitivity
Morningstar data as } of 9/30/22 (updated quarterly)

Description

Fund Objective
The fund's investment objective is to provide you, over the long term, with a high level of total return consistent with prudent investment management. Total return comprises the income generated by the fund and the changes in the market value of the fund's investments.
Distinguishing Characteristics
This broadly diversified global bond strategy invests primarily in sovereign and corporate bonds in more than 60 developed and developing markets. The strategy has a conservative investment philosophy, investing in a portfolio of global bonds with moderate exposure to emerging markets. It also provides exposure to high-yield bond markets and currencies outside the U.S., adding an extra layer of diversification from U.S. investment-grade bonds. One of the earliest investors in the global bond markets and emerging markets debt, this is our most research-intensive bond strategy; with a team of more than 100 all over the world, it takes full advantage of our global presence and insights.
Types of Investments
Primarily government/agency, corporate and mortgage- and asset-backed bonds.
Maturity
Typically, the fund will be invested in intermediate- to long-term securities.
Portfolio Restrictions
The fund may invest up to 25% of assets in bonds 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 corporate bonds or those issued by developing country governments and companies.

Fund Facts

Fund Inception 8/04/1987
Fund Assets (millions)
As of 10/31/2022
$8,743.5
Companies/Issuers
Holdings are as of 9/30/2022 (updated quarterly).
548+
Shareholder Accounts
Shareholder accounts are as of 10/31/2022
118,953
Regular Dividends Paid
Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec
Minimum Initial Investment $250
Capital Gains Paid
Jun, Dec
Portfolio Turnover (2021) 89%
Fiscal Year-End Dec
Prospectus Date 03/01/2022
CUSIP 140541 11 1
Fund Number 731

Returns

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Month-End Returns as of 11/30/22

Quarter-End Returns as of 9/30/22

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Volatility & Return

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Fixed-Income

For Class F-3 Shares, this chart tracks the 10-year standard deviation
and 10-year annualized return of the fixed income funds
WFBFX
Bloomberg Global Aggregate Index
Other AF Funds
Standard Deviation as of 10/31/2022 (updated monthly) . Annualized return as of 11/30/2022 (updated monthly) .
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Yield

12-month
Distribution Rates
30-day SEC Yield
Fund at NAV 3.16% 3.88%
Fund at MOP N/A N/A
As of 10/31/2022 (updated monthly)

Portfolio Management

Years of Experience with Fund
Years of Experience with Capital Group
Years of Experience with Investment Industry
Philip Chitty 3 18 28
Andrew A. Cormack 3 3 18
Thomas H. Høgh 26 31 35
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(192)
3-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(192 funds rated)
5-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(170 funds rated)
10-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(135 funds rated)
Overall Morningstar Risk Average
HIGH
LOW
Category Global Bond
Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns as of 10/31/2022 (updated monthly).

Risk Measures

Fund
Standard Deviation
5.87
Sharpe Ratio
-0.24
For the 10 Years ending 10/31/22 (updated monthly).
American Funds
Benchmark
Morningstar
Benchmark
Bloomberg Global Aggregate Index
Bloomberg US Agg Bond TR USD
R-squared 94 66
Beta 1.06 1.20
Capture Ratio (Downside/Upside) 104/106 143/107
American Funds Benchmark for the 10 Years ending 9/30/22 (updated quarterly).
Morningstar Benchmark for the 10 Years ending 10/31/22 (updated monthly).
U.S. Treasuries/Agencies
21.2%
AAA/Aaa
17.1%
AA/Aa
8.9%
A
20.2%
BBB/Baa
16.1%
BB/Ba
4.3%
B
1.6%
CCC & Below
1.6%
Unrated
2.5%
Cash & equivalents
7.0%
% of net assets as of 9/30/2022 (updated quarterly)

Average Life Breakdown

0-4.9 Years
37.7%
5-9.9 Years
37.4%
10-19.9 Years
7.6%
20-29.9 Years
9.3%
30+ Years
0.7%
% of net assets as of 9/30/2022 (updated quarterly)

Holdings

Bonds Breakdown

Bond Details

Total bond holdings
Non-U.S. government/agency securities 39.1%
U.S. Treasury bonds & notes 21.1%
Mortgage-backed obligations 9.0%
Municipal securities 0.1%

% of net assets as of 9/30/2022 (updated quarterly)

Top Fixed-Income Issuers

U.S. Treasury
21.1%
UMBS
5.5%
Japan, Government of
5.4%
China, People's Republic of
3.8%
Canada, Government of
2.6%

% of net assets as of 9/30/2022 (updated quarterly)

Geographic Breakdown

United States
42.0%
Europe
21.7%
Asia & Pacific Basin
16.7%
Other (Including Canada & Latin America)
12.3%
Cash & equivalents
7.3%
% of net assets as of 9/30/2022 (updated quarterly)

Prices & Distributions

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Historical Prices Month-End

Historical Prices Year-End

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Historical Distributions as of 12/02/22

2022
Record
Date
Calculated
Date
Pay Date
Income Dividend Regular
Income Dividend Special
Cap. Gains Long-Term
Cap. Gains Short-Term
Reinvest NAV
03/18/22 03/18/22 03/21/22 $0.1017 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $18.30
06/17/22 06/17/22 06/21/22 $0.0996 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $16.42
09/16/22 09/16/22 09/19/22 $0.0994 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $15.88
2022 Year-to-Date: Dividends Subtotal: $0.3007 Cap Gains Subtotal: $0.00
Total Distributions: $0.3007

Fees & Expenses

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Fees

Annual Management Fees 0.43%
Other Expenses 0.05%
Service 12b-1 --
As of each fund's most recent prospectus.
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Expense Ratio

WFBFX 0.48%
Lipper Global Income Funds Average
0.68%
Fund as of most recent prospectus. Lipper Category as of 9/30/22 (updated quarterly).

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