International Equity | Capital Group


International Equity

Vehicle: Collective Investment Trust, Separate Account


Objective: Long-term growth of capital.

  • Strategy inception date: December 31, 1978
  • Assets in strategy (billions)1: $12.0
  • Benchmark: MSCI EAFE Index
  • Invests in: International equities
  • Minimum account size (millions):
    Please inquire for vehicle availability.
    • Collective investment trust: $5
    • Separate account: $100

Includes all assets for accounts in the International Equity and International Equity Plus strategies; results for International Equity Composite (the "I.E. Composite") below reflect only assets in the I.E. Composite. Assets in strategy as of December 31, 2020.

  • A core belief in independent research, a long-term focus and diverse viewpoints through The Capital System℠ define our investment process
  • The investment process begins with in-depth, independent research conducted by a large global team of analysts through visits to companies, their competitors, suppliers and other relevant parties
  • The team also works with fixed income and macroeconomic analysts to examine potential investments, especially in global industries such as energy, technology and materials
  • Analysts as a group are given assets to manage, each in their particular fields of knowledge and experience
  • The investment team consists of four portfolio managers, each of whom makes independent investment decisions, which allows for robust interaction and constant challenges to prevailing convictions and ideas, prompting frequent retesting of investment theses in each stock and market
  • We have a comprehensive framework for addressing risk
    • Our research process and The Capital System help diversify the portfolio
    • Capital’s independent global investment control group monitors compliance with portfolio guidelines
    • Our legal and compliance team provides guidance on the regulations in the markets in which we invest

History of International Equity at Capital Group

Capital began managing domestic equity portfolios for institutional clients in 1968 and has offered international equity management since 1978. Capital’s first emerging markets equity fund was launched in 1986, more than one year prior to the inception of the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. Our portfolios draw upon a deep pool of research conducted by over 170 investment professionals, many of whom are dedicated to international and emerging markets equity (as of December 31, 2020).


Portfolio Management Team





Fund Characteristics


Defined Benefit Plans (PDF)

Defined Contribution Plans (PDF)

Endowments/Foundations (PDF)

Additional Reports

GIPS Compliant Exhibit (PDF)

Defined Benefit Plans

Annual Report (PDF)

Defined Contribution Plans

Annual Report (PDF)


Tax-Exempt Trusts Annual Report (PDF)





The Capital Group companies manage equity assets through three investment groups. These groups make investment and proxy voting decisions independently. Fixed income investment professionals provide fixed income research and investment management across the Capital organization; however, for securities with equity characteristics, they act solely on behalf of one of the three equity investment groups.

Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other important information is contained in the mutual fund prospectuses/summary prospectuses, which can be obtained from a financial professional, and should be read carefully before investing. Similar information about collective investment trusts can be obtained from Capital Group or participants’ plan provider or employer.

Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value.