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Capital Group New Perspective Fund (AU)

Launched on 31 March 1973 in the US, New Perspective is one of Capital Group’s most well-known global equity strategies. Originally offered only to US-based investors, the strategy is now available to investors via Capital Group New Perspective Fund (AU) - which is managed by the same experienced team and follows the same approach as the US strategy.


Changing global trade conditions

Identifying companies that benefit

For 45 years, the New Perspective strategy has continued to stay relevant by using bottom-up research to identify companies that are driving and benefiting from changing global trade patterns, and economic and political relationships.

Time-tested strategy

Pursuing growth and resilience

New Perspective is a time-tested strategy with a proven track record, which has provided resilience during down markets and generated excess returns during up markets.

Identifying global champions

Of today and tomorrow

Through fundamental research our bottom-up company selection identifies global champions of today and tomorrow.

Introducing the New Perspective strategy

Steve Watson, an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group, introduces the New Perspective strategy, and the way we invest.



Changing global trade patterns

Identifying companies that benefit
For 45 years, the New Perspective strategy has continued to stay relevant by using bottom-up research to identify companies that are driving and benefiting from changing global trade patterns, and economic and political relationships.

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Time-tested strategy

Pursuing growth and resilience
With its ability to identify companies that benefit from long-term trends and market changes, the New Perspective strategy has been able to navigate and gain from changes in global trade patterns. Regardless of market climate, Capital Group and our multi-manager system has set up the strategy for long-term success. Since March 1973, the strategy has delivered 13.6% p.a.1 and demonstrated resilience during market declines. It has outpaced the index2 100% of the time in rolling three-year down markets, and 92% of the time in up markets3. The strategy has also generated four times more wealth than an investment in the index.


Capital Group New Perspective strategy: The hypothetical value of A$10,000 invested at launch

Past results are not a guarantee of future results.
Data as at 30 June 2020.
1 Results prior to the launch of Capital Group New Perspective Fund (AU) (CGNPAU) on 20 November 2015 are derived from the American Funds New Perspective Fund in A$ from 31 March 1973. The strategy is advised by the same portfolio management team managing to the same investment objectives. The returns are after fees, based on the total management cost of 1.05% p.a. that was applicable to CGNPAU up until 30 April 2017 and 0.95% with effect from 1 May 2017. American Funds are not registered for sale outside of the United States. Source: Capital Group

2 MSCI ACWI ex Australia (with net dividends reinvested) from 20 November 2015; previously MSCI ACWI (with net dividends reinvested) from 30 September 2011 and MSCI World Index (with net dividends reinvested) prior to that. Source: MSCI

3 Relative returns calculated geometrically for the strategy, since inception, compared with the index in footnote 2 and net of fees and expenses as detailed in footnote 1. Annualised returns for periods of more than 12 months. Source: Capital Group


Identifying global champions

Of today and tomorrow
Our portfolio managers use bottom-up research to identify strong multinationals. We believe that investing in early-stage multinationals can potentially offer investors growth and investing in established multinationals can help provide resilience during market downturns.


Early-stage multinationals



Established multinationals


Risk factors you should consider before investing:
The value of investments and income from them can go down as well as up, and you may lose some or all of your initial investment. If past results are shown, such figures are not predictive of future results.

Risk factors that may influence the value of an investment in the Funds include, but are not limited to, (i) increased risks of emerging markets, (ii) risk of decline in the price of equities and bonds in response to certain events directly affecting the companies whose securities are owned by the Fund as well as general economic conditions; overall market changes; political, social or economic instability; and currency fluctuations, (iii) interest rate risk as the market value of bonds generally vary inversely with the level of interest rates, (iv) credit risk as the creditworthiness of the Fund’s investment can impact the investment’s ability to meet its obligations, and (v) derivatives risks.

Past results are not predictive of future results.

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