Emerging Markets Total Opportunities Fund | Capital Group


Capital Group Emerging Markets Total Opportunities Fund®

Vehicle: Mutual Fund Share Class: F-2  F-3  R-6

Notice: The board of trustees of the Capital Group Emerging Markets Total Opportunities Fund® has approved closing the fund to new investments and liquidating the fund, all effective December 2, 2019. As a result, the fund will no longer be following its investment objective and, as of December 1, 2019, is no longer paying management and administrative services fees. On or around December 31, 2019, the fund will distribute to its shareholders of record one or more liquidating distributions based on the then current net asset value of the fund.


Objective: Capital Group Emerging Markets Total Opportunities Fund® seeks long-term growth and preservation of capital with lower volatility of returns than emerging markets equities.

  • Fund inception date: 2012
  • Assets in fund (millions): $53.4
  • Portfolio turnover: 56%
  • Benchmarks:
    • MSCI Emerging Markets Investable Market Index
    • J.P. Morgan GBI-EM Global Diversified
    • J.P. Morgan EMBI Global
  • Invests in:
    • Emerging markets equities
    • Emerging markets fixed income (local and USD-denominated)
    • Convertibles
  • Minimum account size:
    • Institutional : $50k

Assets in fund as of June 30, 2019.

  • Research is the cornerstone of Capital’s investment process. Capital Group Emerging Markets Total Opportunities Fund managers draw upon a vast and deep well of emerging markets research and are aided by dedicated quantitative research analysts who help them identify securities with the best expected risk-return trade-offs given the goal of reduced volatility
  • The team consists of four portfolio managers, all with experience in both debt and equity investing. Managers examine stocks, bonds and currencies within a dynamic risk-reward context
  • Rather than using a top-down asset allocation framework, managers analyze valuations and risk parameters — and the relationship between them — to create a comprehensive view of the emerging markets universe. They have the flexibility to use a variety of investments, including forwards, warrants and cash instruments
  • Dedicated quantitative analysts provide the portfolio managers with information on a variety of risk parameters for securities, markets and the overall portfolio. These analysts are also responsible for monitoring individual managers’ portfolios, tracking their progress and identifying any unintended biases that may arise
  • We recognize that exceptional periods in the markets — often marked by high volatility and risk aversion — can provide attractive opportunities. Our process allows portfolio managers to exceed pre-determined risk parameters with the objective of maximizing returns over the long term
  • 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 helps make certain we adhere to regulations in the markets in which we invest

History of Emerging Markets at Capital Group

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. We began investing in emerging markets debt in 1991 and had our first dedicated emerging markets debt account in 1994. Our first emerging markets private equity fund was launched in 1992. We continue to have one of the largest dedicated emerging markets research efforts in the investment management business.


Portfolio Management Team


Investment Results (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.

Fund inception: January 27, 2012.

Investing outside the United States involves risks, such as currency fluctuations, periods of illiquidity and price volatility, as more fully described in the prospectus. These risks may be heightened in connection with investments in developing countries.


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

Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other important information is contained in the mutual fund prospectuses and 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.