Fund Facts  

Inception Date: Jun 27, 2002
Ticker Symbol: RWIEX
Morningstar Category:World Stock
As of Mar 31, 2016
Fund Net Assets ($millions) $81,395

Documents for Fund or Underlying Fund(s)  



The investment seeks long-term growth of capital while providing current income.

Principal Investment Strategies  

The fund invests primarily in common stocks of well-established companies located around the world, many of which have the potential to pay dividends. It invests, on a global basis, in common stocks that are denominated in U.S. dollars or other currencies. Under normal market circumstances, the fund will invest a significant portion of its assets in securities of issuers domiciled outside the United States, including those based in developing countries.

Principal Investment Risks  

There is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. You may lose money by investing in the Fund. Please see the Risk Glossary for additional information about the Fund’s risks.


Performance & Expenses

Standard Performance As of Mar 31, 2016
Fund/Benchmark Name QtrYTD1-Yr3-Yr5-Yr10-YrSince Inception
American Funds Cap World G&Ia0.26%0.26%-4.49%6.14%6.23%5.23%8.76%
MSCI ACWI Index (Net)a,b0.24%0.24%-4.34%5.54%5.22%4.08%N/A
Morningstar World Stocka,c0.10%0.10%-4.46%5.67%5.48%4.13%N/A

Fund past performance, as shown, is no guarantee of how the fund will perform in the future. The performance shown has been annualized for periods greater than one year. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. For current performance, visit

Fund performance is shown comparing it to a "benchmark" which may be a (i) broad-based securities market index (ii) a group of mutual funds with similar investment objectives, or (iii) a short term government backed debt obligation such as a U.S. Treasury Bill. An index is not available for direct investment, is unmanaged, and does not reflect the costs of portfolio management or trading. A fund's portfolio may differ from the securities held in an index.

Annual Fund Operating Expenses
Total expensesa0.79%


a. Returns and/or expenses provided by Morningstar, Inc. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. ICMA-RC does not independently verify Morningstar data.

b. The MSCI All Country World Index (Net) is a free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index that is designed to measure the equity market performance of large and mid-cap segments of developed and emerging markets. The net version of this index reinvests dividends after the deduction of withholding taxes, using a tax rate applicable to non-resident institutional investors who do not benefit from double taxation treaties.

c. The Morningstar Category Average is the equal-weighted average return of all funds per category, as identified by Morningstar, Inc.


Dividends and Capital Gains  
Record Date Ex/Payable Date Income/Capital Gains Paid Per Share
Mar 16, 2016Mar 16, 2016$0.198000000
Dec 22, 2015Dec 22, 2015$0.997200000
Sep 16, 2015Sep 16, 2015$0.167700000
Jun 17, 2015Jun 17, 2015$0.414700000
Mar 13, 2015Mar 13, 2015$0.171200000
Dec 12, 2014Dec 12, 2014$0.288300000
Sep 19, 2014Sep 19, 2014$0.163400000
Jun 13, 2014Jun 13, 2014$0.418200000
Mar 14, 2014Mar 14, 2014$0.167700000
Dec 13, 2013Dec 13, 2013$0.247800000
Sep 20, 2013Sep 20, 2013$0.170000000
Jun 14, 2013Jun 14, 2013$0.419500000
Mar 15, 2013Mar 15, 2013$0.172100000
Dec 14, 2012Dec 14, 2012$0.271500000
Sep 21, 2012Sep 21, 2012$0.161000000
Jun 15, 2012Jun 15, 2012$0.412800000
Mar 16, 2012Mar 16, 2012$0.152400000
Dec 16, 2011Dec 16, 2011$0.250600000

Morningstar Information

Morningstar Rating   As of Mar 31, 2016
Period Stars Category Size
Overall 4 Stars991
3-Year 3 Stars991
5-Year 4 Stars774
10-Year 4 Stars421

For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating™ based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads, fee waivers, and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a fund is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five- and ten-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. For funds with loads, the Morningstar rating on a load-waived basis is provided, when available. Load-waived ratings do not include any front- or back-end sales loads and are intended for investors that have access to such purchase terms. Funds with loads are waived for plans administered by ICMA-RC. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Morningstar Stylebox As of Mar 31, 2016
Equity Stylebox
Large Blend
Allocation of Assets As of Dec 31, 2015
Type of Asset Percent
Fixed Income2%

Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.



Allocation of Assets As of Dec 31, 2015
Asset ClassPercent
Domestic Stock42.3%
Foreign Stock51.4%
Domestic Bond0.9%
Foreign Bond0.4%

Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.

Equity Sector As of Dec 31, 2015
Financial Services15.2%
Consumer Cyclical9.9%
Consumer Defensive8.8%
Communication Services6.6%
Real Estate2.7%
Basic Materials2.5%

Exposure reflects equity securities only and will sum to the equity exposure of the fund.

Top Ten Country Exposure As of Dec 31, 2015
United States43.2%
United Kingdom12.7%
Hong Kong3.5%
Top Ten Holdings As of Dec 31, 2015
Holding NamePercent
Amgen Inc4.0%
Novartis AG2.9%
Verizon Communications Inc1.9%
Philip Morris International Inc1.8%
Prudential PLC1.7%
Altria Group Inc1.5%
UBS Group AG1.4%
Gilead Sciences Inc1.3%
Barclays PLC1.3%
Oracle Corp1.2%


Portfolio Statistics As of Mar 31, 2016
Standard Deviation11.5012.98

Trading Restrictions

Purchase, Sale, and Transfer Restrictions


The American Funds imposes trading restrictions for this investment. If you transfer $5,000 or more out of this investment, you will have limited opportunities to transfer back into this investment for 30 days. Your transfers in will be limited to under $5,000 for a 30 day period following a transfer out of $5,000 or more. Full details are provided in the fund prospectus.




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