Fund Facts  

Inception Date: Jun 7, 2002
CUSIP: 298706847
Ticker Symbol: REREX
Morningstar Category:Foreign Large Growth
As of Sep 30, 2017
Fund Net Assets ($millions) $154,438

Documents for Fund or Underlying Fund(s)  

Description

Objective  

The investment seeks long-term growth of capital.

Principal Investment Strategies  

The fund invests primarily in common stocks of issuers in Europe and the Pacific Basin that the investment adviser believes have the potential for growth. Growth stocks are stocks that the investment adviser believes have the potential for above-average capital appreciation. It normally will invest at least 80% of its net assets in securities of issuers in Europe and the Pacific Basin. The fund may invest a portion of its assets in common stocks and other securities of companies in emerging markets.

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 Fund’s prospectus or other disclosure documents for information about the Fund’s risks.

 

Performance & Expenses

Standard Performance As of Sep 30, 2017
Fund/Benchmark Name QtrYTD1-Yr3-Yr5-Yr10-YrSince Inception
American Funds EuroPacific Gra6.77%25.51%20.21%7.20%9.13%3.30%8.09%
MSCI ACWI ex USA Index (Net)a,b6.16%21.13%19.61%4.70%6.97%1.28%N/A
Morningstar Foreign Large Growtha,c6.51%25.37%18.47%6.96%8.81%2.25%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 www.icmarc.org.

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.

Fund Expensesa
Gross Expenses0.85%
Net Expenses0.85%

 

a. Certain information including, but not limited to, benchmark performance or other performance and/or fee information, is provided by Morningstar, Inc., © 2017 All rights reserved. This information: (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 and/or its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of information. Morningstar is a registered trademark of Morningstar, Inc.

b. The MSCI All Country World ex USA 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, excluding the U.S. 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 represents the average return for a category of funds with similar investment objectives and strategies. The average is calculated and funds are assigned to a category by Morningstar.

Distributions

Dividends and Capital Gains  
Record Date Ex/Payable Date Income/Capital Gains Paid Per Share
Jun 14, 2017Jun 14, 2017$1.085300000
Dec 22, 2016Dec 22, 2016$0.564800000
Dec 23, 2015Dec 23, 2015$1.381500000
Dec 26, 2014Dec 26, 2014$0.645900000
Dec 26, 2013Dec 26, 2013$0.457800000
Dec 26, 2012Dec 26, 2012$0.705400000
 

Morningstar Information

Morningstar RatingTM   As of Sep 30, 2017
Period Stars Category Size
Overall 4 Stars325
3-Year 3 Stars325
5-Year 4 Stars280
10-Year 4 Stars192

The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or “star rating”, is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange–traded funds, closed–end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three–year history. Exchange–traded funds and open–ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk–Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product′s monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product 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 managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three–, five–, and 10–year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three–year rating for 36–59 months of total returns, 60% five–year rating⁄40% three–year rating for 60–119 months of total returns, and 50% 10–year rating⁄30% five–year rating⁄20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

Morningstar Stylebox As of Sep 30, 2017
Equity Stylebox
Large Growth
Allocation of Assets As of Jun 30, 2017
Type of Asset Percent
Equity91%
Fixed Income1%
Cash/Other8%

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

 
 

Characteristics

Allocation of Assets As of Jun 30, 2017
Asset ClassPercent
Domestic Stock0.9%
Foreign Stock89.8%
Domestic Bond0.9%
Foreign Bond0.0%
Preferred0.5%
Convertible0.0%
Cash4.6%
Other3.4%

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

 
Equity Sector As of Jun 30, 2017
SectorPercent
Technology19.4%
Financial Services17.2%
Consumer Cyclical10.6%
Consumer Defensive9.7%
Industrials8.4%
Healthcare5.8%
Energy5.2%
Basic Materials5.2%
Communication Services5.1%
Utilities2.6%
Real Estate1.5%

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

 
Top Ten Country Exposure As of Jun 30, 2017
CountryPercent
Japan14.8%
United Kingdom12.9%
India8.5%
China7.7%
France5.4%
South Korea5.3%
Hong Kong4.8%
Germany3.7%
Canada3.5%
Netherlands3.5%
Top Ten Holdings As of Jun 30, 2017
Holding NamePercent
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd2.9%
British American Tobacco PLC2.8%
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR2.6%
AIA Group Ltd2.5%
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd2.3%
Tencent Holdings Ltd2.1%
SoftBank Group Corp2.1%
HDFC Bank Ltd2.0%
Nintendo Co Ltd1.8%
Sony Corp1.7%
 

Statistics

Portfolio Statistics As of Sep 30, 2017
Statistic3-Year5-Year
Beta0.860.87
Alpha2.952.85
Standard Deviation11.0710.54
 
 

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.

 

Footnotes

1.

Please read the fund's prospectus carefully for a complete summary of all fees, expenses, investment objectives and strategies, risks, financial highlights, and performance information. Investing involves risk, including possible loss of the amount invested. Investors should carefully consider the information contained in the prospectus before investing. You may contact us to obtain a prospectus or to answer questions by calling 800-669-7400, emailing investorservices@icmarc.org, or visiting www.icmarc.org.

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