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Founded in 1931, Capital Group (Capital) is one of the worlds largest and most trusted investment management firms, managing more than US1.3 trillion in assets on behalf of individual and institutional investors in more than 20 offices around the globe. Our more than 7,800 associates across five continents make our clients their first priority every day.

When we do our job right, millions of investors around the globe fulfill their dreams and financial goals, from home ownership and higher education to a comfortable retirement. Our long:term investment results and outstanding service set us apart from our competitors, while our workplace sets us apart from other employers. How we work is defined by shared values that include absolute integrity, respect and collaboration.

We are privately held and maintain a solid financial foundation with a strong balance sheet that includes no debt. A conservative approach to managing all aspects of its operations has allowed us to remain consistently profitable for more than 40 years while making strategic investments in its people and business capabilities in all manner of market environments.

The Capital organization is composed of groups that perform securities analysis and portfolio management, market and distribute the organizations investment products, provide service and operational support, and manage the firms large technology infrastructure. Our investment offerings span public equity, fixed income, balanced portfolios and private equity. Clients include institutions such as public and corporate retirement plans (defined benefit and defined contribution), endowments and foundations, sovereign wealth funds, financial institutions, retail investors (who invest via the American Funds mutual fund family in the U.S.) and high:net:worth individuals (served by the Private Client Services group).

Investment approach
We invest our clients assets based on thorough research and careful attention to risk. We believe that active investing (picking individual securities as opposed to indexing), provided by the right managers at the right price, produces significant advantages to investors over the long term. Our portfolio managers are among the most experienced in the industry, with an average of 27years of industry experience and 22 years of experience at Capital.

Over several decades, we have developed a unique approach to portfolio management that shuns the star system in favor of a multi:manager structure called The Capital System. With each investment offering, we begin by defining a clear investment objective and assembling a diverse team of portfolio managers and investment research analysts best equipped to pursue the universe of investment opportunities available. The Capital System is designed to enable individual investment professionals to act on their highest convictions, while limiting the risk associated with isolated decision:making. Funds using The Capital System are divided into portions that are managed independently by investment professionals with diverse backgrounds, ages and investment approaches.

Industry recognition
American Funds is one of only four firms to earn the highest Morningstar Stewardship Grade of A. The grade is based on management practices, manager tenure and investment performance, and entails factors like corporate culture, fund board quality, portfolio manager incentives, fees and regulatory history.
The annual Lipper Fund Awards recognize fund families and individual mutual funds that, relative to their peers, have achieved consistently strong risk:adjusted three:, five: and 10:year results. In a near sweep of the target date fund category, eight of our target date funds were honored (seven for multiple time frames and one for a single period) in 2015. New Perspective Fund, SMALLCAP World Fund and U.S. Government Securities Fund were also


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