A Standard for International Investing | Capital Group

Investment Insights

December 2016

A Standard for International Investing

Experienced Investors

International investing has deep roots within our organization, dating back to 1953 when we made our first investment outside the United States in Royal Dutch Petroleum. About a decade later, we created what has now become an important benchmark for measuring international results: the MSCI EAFE Index. Today, Capital is one of the largest active managers of international equities in the U.S. and offers five distinct investment strategies across the risk spectrum, from broader strategies with significant allocations to emerging markets, to more conservative strategies that focus on income. 

Active Management

All our strategies are actively managed using our own bottom-up research to identify and weigh the relative attractiveness of companies across markets. We believe active management through security selection can add significant value in broad international markets, as illustrated in the results below.

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