Fund Facts  

Inception Date: May 28, 2002
Ticker Symbol: RGAEX
Morningstar Category:Large Growth
As of Sep 30, 2016
Fund Net Assets ($millions) $146,792

Documents for Fund or Underlying Fund(s)  



The investment seeks growth of capital.

Principal Investment Strategies  

The fund invests primarily in common stocks and seeks to invest in companies that appear to offer superior opportunities for growth of capital. It may invest up to 25% of its assets in securities of issuers domiciled outside the United States. The investment adviser uses a system of multiple portfolio managers in managing the fund's assets. Under this approach, the portfolio of the fund is divided into segments managed by individual managers who decide how their respective segments will be invested.

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, 2016
Fund/Benchmark Name QtrYTD1-Yr3-Yr5-Yr10-YrSince Inception
Am Funds Growth Fund of Am R4a6.48%6.74%15.01%10.36%16.55%7.43%8.07%
S&P 500 Indexa,b3.85%7.84%15.43%11.16%16.37%7.24%N/A
Morningstar Large Growtha,c5.59%3.45%10.46%9.23%14.98%7.52%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 Expensesa0.67%


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b. The S&P 500 Index consists of 500 companies representing larger capitalization stocks traded in the U.S.

c. The Fund’s Morningstar Category Average is a group of funds with similar investment objectives and strategies and is the equal-weighted return of all funds per category. Morningstar places funds in certain categories based on a fund’s historical portfolio holdings.


Dividends and Capital Gains  
Record Date Ex/Payable Date Income/Capital Gains Paid Per Share
Dec 22, 2015Dec 22, 2015$3.645900000
Dec 17, 2014Dec 17, 2014$4.209700000
Dec 18, 2013Dec 18, 2013$2.881400000
Dec 19, 2012Dec 19, 2012$0.253400000
Dec 20, 2011Dec 20, 2011$0.198500000

Morningstar Information

Morningstar RatingTM   As of Sep 30, 2016
Period Stars Category Size
Overall 4 Stars1482
3-Year 4 Stars1482
5-Year 4 Stars1285
10-Year 3 Stars924

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 Sep 30, 2016
Equity Stylebox
Large Growth
Allocation of Assets As of Jun 30, 2016
Type of Asset Percent
Fixed Income1%

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



Allocation of Assets As of Jun 30, 2016
Asset ClassPercent
Domestic Stock80.1%
Foreign Stock11.2%
Domestic Bond1.1%
Foreign Bond0.0%

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

Equity Sector As of Jun 30, 2016
Consumer Cyclical17.9%
Financial Services7.6%
Consumer Defensive7.3%
Communication Services4.4%
Basic Materials2.2%
Real Estate0.2%

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

Top Ten Holdings As of Jun 30, 2016
Holding NamePercent Inc7.0%
Broadcom Ltd2.6%
UnitedHealth Group Inc2.4%
The Home Depot Inc2.4%
Microsoft Corp1.9%
Amgen Inc1.8%
Philip Morris International Inc1.8%
EOG Resources Inc1.7%
Oracle Corp1.6%
Netflix Inc1.6%


Portfolio Statistics As of Sep 30, 2016
Standard Deviation11.3911.74

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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