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Global Equity

Vehicle: Collective Investment Trust, Separate Account

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Objective: Long-term growth of capital and income.

  • Strategy inception date: 1985
  • Assets in strategy (billions): $2.3
  • Benchmark: MSCI World Index
  • Invests in: Global equities
  • Minimum Account Size (millions):
    • Collective Investment Trust: $5
    • Separate Account: $50

Assets in strategy as of June 30, 2017.

  • 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 equity analysts also work 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. This 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 helps make certain we adhere to regulations in the markets in which we invest

History of Global 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 160 investment professionals, many of whom are dedicated to international and emerging markets equity (as of September 30, 2017). 


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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.

Any collective investment trusts (“CITs”) available under the strategy shown are maintained by Capital Bank and Trust Company (“trustee”), which has retained an affiliate to serve as investment adviser to the trustee for the CITs.

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All data as of September 30, 2017, unless otherwise specified.

Returns are in USD. Periods greater than one year are annualized. Returns reflect the reinvestment of dividends, interest and other earnings.

Composite returns reflect the Capital Group Global Equity Composite.

Composite returns are preliminary and net of withholding taxes on dividends, interest and capital gains. Actual withholding tax rates vary according to the country of denomination and tax status of each portfolio.

Composite net of highest institutional fee results are calculated by deducting the current highest investment management fees that may be applicable to an institutional account in the composite from the gross results. Composite net of highest fee results are calculated by deducting the current highest investment management and advisory fees that may be applicable to certain accounts in the composite from the gross results. Actual fees may vary depending on, among other things, the applicable fee schedule and portfolio size.

The composite consists primarily of accounts that are allowed to invest a portion of their assets in countries outside of the MSCI World Index, such as emerging market countries.

The equity breakdown by revenue reflects the fund’s publicly traded equity holdings and excludes cash (and fixed income securities, if applicable).

Underlying revenue data were compiled by MSCI and account for disparities in the way companies report their revenues across geographic segments. MSCI breaks out each company’s reported revenues into country-by-country estimates. MSCI provides revenue data figures based on a proprietary, standardized model. Revenue exposure at the fund and index level was calculated by using FactSet, which takes these company revenue exposures and multiplies by the company’s weighting in the portfolio and index. In this breakdown, Israel has been included in Europe.

Composite risk characteristics are preliminary and gross of management fees. The analysis is based on monthly data, and periods greater than one year are annualized.

Portfolio reflects Capital Group Global Equity Common Trust (US). MSCI World Index results reflect net dividends reinvested.

Index reflects MSCI World Index. Source: MSCI. MSCI has not approved, reviewed or produced this report, makes no express or implied warranties or representations and is not liable whatsoever for any data in the report. You may not redistribute the MSCI data or use it as a basis for other indices or investment products.

Each index is unmanaged.

Totals may not reconcile due to rounding.

Securities offered through American Funds Distributors, Inc.

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 fund prospectuses and summary prospectuses or the collective investment trust's Characteristics statement, which can be obtained from a financial professional, Capital or your relationship manager, and should be read carefully before investing.