Fund Facts  

Inception Date: May 1, 2009
Ticker Symbol: RERGX
Morningstar Category:Foreign Large Growth
As of Mar 31, 2016
Fund Net Assets ($millions) $121,551

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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 invests 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 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 EuroPacific Gra-2.32%-2.32%-8.26%3.62%2.78%N/A8.67%
MSCI ACWI ex USA Index (Net)a,b-0.38%-0.38%-9.19%0.32%0.31%1.94%N/A
Morningstar Foreign Large Growtha,c-2.00%-2.00%-5.68%2.83%2.87%2.80%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.

Annual Fund Operating Expenses
Total expensesa0.49%

 

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 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 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.

Distributions

Dividends and Capital Gains  
Record Date Ex/Payable Date Income/Capital Gains Paid Per Share
Dec 23, 2015Dec 23, 2015$1.556500000
Dec 26, 2014Dec 26, 2014$0.824000000
Dec 26, 2013Dec 26, 2013$0.614600000
Dec 26, 2012Dec 26, 2012$0.843200000
Dec 27, 2011Dec 27, 2011$0.735300000
 

Morningstar Information

Morningstar Rating   As of Mar 31, 2016
Period Stars Category Size
Overall 3 Stars320
3-Year 4 Stars320
5-Year 3 Stars285
10-Year N/A N/A

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 Growth
Allocation of Assets As of Dec 31, 2015
Type of Asset Percent
Equity89%
Fixed Income1%
Cash/Other10%

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

 
 

Characteristics

Allocation of Assets As of Dec 31, 2015
Asset ClassPercent
Domestic Stock0.2%
Foreign Stock88.9%
Domestic Bond0.3%
Foreign Bond0.4%
Preferred0.2%
Convertible0.0%
Cash7.0%
Other3.1%

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

 
Equity Sector As of Dec 31, 2015
SectorPercent
Financial Services18.1%
Technology14.6%
Healthcare11.8%
Consumer Cyclical11.4%
Industrials9.2%
Consumer Defensive8.4%
Communication Services5.6%
Basic Materials3.5%
Energy2.5%
Real Estate2.2%
Utilities1.9%

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

 
Top Ten Country Exposure As of Dec 31, 2015
CountryPercent
United Kingdom14.5%
Japan13.8%
India7.4%
China7.3%
France7.2%
Denmark5.4%
Hong Kong5.3%
Switzerland5.0%
Germany4.4%
South Korea2.9%
Top Ten Holdings As of Dec 31, 2015
Holding NamePercent
Novo Nordisk A/S B4.9%
Novartis AG2.3%
SoftBank Group Corp2.1%
Prudential PLC2.0%
Baidu Inc ADR1.9%
Barclays PLC1.8%
AIA Group Ltd1.7%
Associated British Foods PLC1.7%
HDFC Bank Ltd1.7%
Bayer AG1.6%
 

Statistics

Portfolio Statistics As of Mar 31, 2016
Statistic3-Year5-Year
Beta0.920.93
Alpha1.791.22
Standard Deviation12.0314.48
 
 

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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Morningstar places funds in certain categories based on the fund's historical portfolio holdings. Placement of a fund in a particular Morningstar category does not mean that the fund will remain in that category or that it will invest primarily in securities consistent with its Morningstar category. A fund's investment strategy and portfolio holdings are governed by its prospectus, guidelines or other governing documents, not its Morningstar category.