World Dividend Growers | Capital Group



World Dividend Growers℠

Vehicle: Separate Account

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Objective: Provide long-term growth of capital and income.

  • Strategy inception date: 2012
  • Assets in strategy (millions): $79.9
  • Benchmark: MSCI ACWI
  • Invests in: Global Equities
  • Minimum account size (millions):
    • Separate Account: $50

Assets in strategy as of June 30, 2017.

  • A global approach to dividend investing gives the portfolio’s three managers the flexibility they need to build a well-rounded strategy with a good risk-reward framework
  • Managers also draw from a large global team of analysts who carefully examine each company’s dividend policy, history and payout ratio to identify securities that can provide attractive yield and dividend growth over the long term
  • Research is the cornerstone of Capital’s investment process. Most of our analysts have made research their career, which affords long-standing relationships with key people in the companies they follow. This is a long-term perspective that helps analysts project a company’s dividends several years ahead and understand the firm’s capacity for growth
  • Becoming acquainted with companies over an extended period of time also helps analysts identify managements that are committed to providing stable or potentially higher dividends to shareholders over the long term
  • In addition to extensive research, stock selection in this portfolio is based on an eligibility process in which each stock’s current dividend yield and anticipated growth rate of future dividends are reviewed
  • The Capital System℠ creates natural diversification, and the portfolio’s investment in companies with consistent dividend growth can help dampen volatility
  • 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

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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.

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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 reflects the reinvestment of dividends, interest and other earnings.

Composite returns reflect the Capital Group World Dividend Growers 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.

Portfolio reflects Capital Group World Dividend Growers Representative Portfolio.

Geographic exposure totals represent total region.

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.

Current yield for the World Dividend Growers Representative Portfolio reflects the rate at which the representative account is earning income on its current portfolio of securities before the deduction of management fees. Dividends on securities held in the representative portfolio have been reduced by foreign withholding taxes using rates applicable to the representative account. Index yields are shown on a gross basis.

MSCI index results reflect net dividends reinvested.

Index reflects MSCI ACWI. 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. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Composite Index (“Index”) is a product of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and/or its affiliates and has been licensed for use by Capital Group. Copyright © 2017 S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, a division of S&P Global, and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Redistribution or reproduction in whole or in part are prohibited without written permission of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC.

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.

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