Fund Facts  

Inception Date: May 15, 2002
CUSIP: 140543836
Ticker Symbol: RWIFX
Morningstar Category:World Large Stock
As of Mar 31, 2018
Fund Net Assets ($millions) $98,241

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


Performance & Expenses

Standard Performance As of Mar 31, 2018
Fund/Benchmark Name QtrYTD1-Yr3-Yr5-Yr10-YrSince Inception
American Funds Cap World G&Ia0.42%0.42%16.79%8.59%10.03%6.20%9.22%
MSCI ACWI Index (Net)a,b-0.96%-0.96%14.85%8.12%9.20%5.57%N/A
Morningstar World Large Stocka,c-0.44%-0.44%14.93%7.77%9.21%5.76%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 Expensesa
Gross Expenses0.49%
Net Expenses0.49%


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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 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.


Dividends and Capital Gains  
Record Date Ex/Payable Date Income/Capital Gains Paid Per Share
Mar 14, 2018Mar 14, 2018$0.233000000
Dec 20, 2017Dec 20, 2017$2.725100000
Sep 13, 2017Sep 13, 2017$0.234000000
Jun 14, 2017Jun 14, 2017$0.382600000
Mar 15, 2017Mar 15, 2017$0.232200000
Dec 21, 2016Dec 21, 2016$1.589800000
Sep 14, 2016Sep 14, 2016$0.233300000
Jun 15, 2016Jun 15, 2016$0.381100000
Mar 16, 2016Mar 16, 2016$0.228800000
Dec 22, 2015Dec 22, 2015$1.031400000
Sep 16, 2015Sep 16, 2015$0.202300000
Jun 17, 2015Jun 17, 2015$0.450700000
Mar 13, 2015Mar 13, 2015$0.204600000
Dec 12, 2014Dec 12, 2014$0.324200000
Sep 19, 2014Sep 19, 2014$0.200400000
Jun 13, 2014Jun 13, 2014$0.452500000
Mar 14, 2014Mar 14, 2014$0.201700000
Dec 13, 2013Dec 13, 2013$0.280900000

Morningstar Information

Morningstar RatingTM   As of Mar 31, 2018
Period Stars Category Size
Overall 4 Stars717
3-Year 4 Stars717
5-Year 4 Stars591
10-Year 3 Stars340

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 Mar 31, 2018
Equity Stylebox
Large Blend
Allocation of Assets As of Dec 31, 2017
Type of Asset Percent
Fixed Income1%

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



Allocation of Assets As of Dec 31, 2017
Asset ClassPercent
Domestic Stock33.0%
Foreign Stock59.6%
Domestic Bond0.4%
Foreign Bond0.6%

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

Equity Sector As of Dec 31, 2017
Financial Services17.0%
Consumer Cyclical12.0%
Consumer Defensive7.2%
Basic Materials4.2%
Communication Services4.0%
Real Estate2.8%

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

Top Ten Country Exposure As of Dec 31, 2017
United States33.4%
United Kingdom12.0%
South Korea6.8%
Hong Kong3.7%
Top Ten Holdings As of Dec 31, 2017
Holding NamePercent
AbbVie Inc3.0%
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd3.0%
Prudential PLC1.7%
Amgen Inc1.6%
Verizon Communications Inc1.3%
Broadcom Ltd1.3%
Imperial Brands PLC1.2%
Novartis AG1.2% Inc1.2%
Netflix Inc1.1%


Portfolio Statistics As of Mar 31, 2018
Standard Deviation10.419.96

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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