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ANWPX American Funds New Perspective A

  • Fund
  • ANWPX
  • Price as of: Aug 08, 2016
  • $37.01
  • - $0.06
  • - 0.16%
  • Category
  • Global Equities

ANWPX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 2.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 7.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 9.1%
  • Net Assets $61.1 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 21.6%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$37.01
$31.15
$39.20

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.75%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 27.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$250

IRA

$25

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Global Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style World Stock

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 2.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 5.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 7.9%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.84%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.3%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name American Funds New Perspective Fund®
  • Fund Family Name American Funds
  • Inception Date Mar 13, 1973
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class A
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Jonathan Knowles

Fund Description

The American Funds New Perspective Fund® (ANWPX) is an actively managed mutual fund issued by American Funds and advised by Capital Research & Management Company. The fund was launched on March 13, 1973 and is managed by Gregg E. Ireland, Robert W. Lovelace, Jonathan Knowles, Brady L. Enright, Joanna F. Jonsson, Steven T. Watson, Isabelle de Wismes and Noriko H. Chen. The fund currently holds approximately $456 billion in assets under management (AUM). The fund’s primary objective is to provide long-term growth of capital. Its secondary objective is to provide future income.

The fund focuses on holding common stocks, convertibles, preferred stocks, bonds and cash. The fund may invest 100% of its assets in investments based outside of the United States. The fund typically holds larger, blue chip companies that its management sees as stocks with growth potential. The majority of the fund’s holdings are considered large or giant sized companies.

On a sector basis, the fund is well balanced; the sectors with the largest amount of portfolio weight are technology, consumer cyclical and healthcare. The fund focuses on developed markets and focuses on opportunities from changes in global trade patterns and economic and political relationships. As part of its secondary objective, which is to provide future income, the fund focuses on stocks that may pay a dividend in the future. This fund uses the multiple portfolio manager approach. This approach allows the fund’s holdings to be split up among managers and individually analyzed.

This mutual fund is subject to general market risks including market conditions risk, risks associated with growth stocks and foreign stocks, and management risks.

The American Funds New Perspective Fund® requires an initial investment of at least $250 for both regular and IRA accounts. Additional investments require a $50 deposit.

ANWPX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period ANWPX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 2.7% -62.4% 213.1% 53.72% 3
1 Yr 0.7% -18.8% 17.6% 33.90% 2
3 Yr 7.9% * -9.2% 24.1% 18.70% 1
5 Yr 9.1% * -8.0% 19.6% 15.12% 1
10 Yr 7.1% * -2.7% 15.9% 6.93% 1

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period ANWPX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -0.7% -27.7% 17.2% 22.88% 2
2014 -3.4% -4.6% 1.7% 75.00% 3
2013 20.2% 20.2% 28.5% 100.00% 4
2012 19.5% 15.8% 19.5% 25.00% 1
2011 -8.6% -18.1% -8.4% 50.00% 2

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period ANWPX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 2.7% -62.4% 213.1% 54.42% 3
1 Yr -5.1% -22.8% 17.6% 67.42% 4
3 Yr 5.8% * -10.3% 24.1% 41.96% 3
5 Yr 7.9% * -8.5% 19.6% 29.54% 2
10 Yr 6.5% * -2.8% 15.9% 13.87% 1

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period ANWPX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -0.7% -27.7% 17.2% 22.85% 2
2014 -3.4% -4.6% 3.4% 75.00% 3
2013 28.6% 25.8% 30.6% 50.00% 2
2012 22.8% 20.7% 22.8% 25.00% 1
2011 -8.4% -17.1% -6.8% 75.00% 3

NAV & Total Return History

ANWPX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Jun 30, 2016

Concentration Analysis

ANWPX Category Low Category High ANWPX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 61.1 B 855 K 83.8 B 0.19% 1
Number of Holdings 337 1 7464 3.02% 1
Net Assets in Top 10 12.3 B 0 16.6 B 0.28% 1
Weighting of Top 10 21.6% 0.0% 122.5% 21.36% 4

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Novo Nordisk A/S B 5.05%
  2. Amazon.com Inc 4.41%
  3. Microsoft Corp 1.67%
  4. Naspers Ltd Class N 1.72%
  5. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc 1.53%
  6. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd 1.68%
  7. AIA Group Ltd 1.40%
  8. The Priceline Group Inc 1.41%
  9. British American Tobacco PLC 1.49%
  10. Broadcom Ltd 1.28%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High ANWPX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
91.00% 0.00% 132.91% 21.17% 4
Cash
4.64% -35.60% 102.01% 9.26% 2
Other
3.78% -2.42% 40.46% 2.74% 1
Preferred Stocks
0.55% 0.00% 11.82% 2.17% 1
Convertible Bonds
0.01% 0.00% 29.88% 1.61% 1
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 89.93% 5.10% 5

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High ANWPX % Rank Quintile
Technology
19.35% 0.00% 64.20% 5.39% 1
Consumer Cyclical
16.54% 0.00% 45.84% 6.62% 2
Healthcare
14.49% -0.02% 48.64% 7.95% 2
Consumer Defense
11.45% 0.00% 58.04% 9.93% 2
Financial Services
10.44% 0.00% 42.47% 20.15% 4
Industrials
7.93% 0.00% 88.01% 21.38% 4
Energy
4.25% 0.00% 53.25% 15.33% 3
Basic Materials
3.67% 0.00% 30.32% 13.53% 3
Communication Services
2.33% -1.23% 84.85% 19.30% 4
Utilities
0.55% 0.00% 83.58% 15.89% 3
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 97.86% 20.06% 5

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High ANWPX % Rank Quintile
US
47.34% 0.00% 126.77% 17.77% 3
Non US
43.66% 0.00% 97.75% 16.26% 3

ANWPX - Expenses

Operational Fees

ANWPX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.75% 0.00% 323.68% 27.22% 1
Management Fee 0.38% 0.00% 1.95% 5.59% 1
12b-1 Fee 0.24% 0.00% 1.00% 1.86% 1
Administrative Fee 0.01% 0.01% 0.45% 6.65% 1

Sales Fees

ANWPX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High ANWPX Rank Quintile
Front Load 5.75% 0.00% 5.75% 0.50% 5
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

ANWPX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High ANWPX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.08% 2.00% N/A N/A

Turnover Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

ANWPX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High ANWPX Rank Quintile
Turnover 27.00% 2.00% 1876.00% 13.47% 2

ANWPX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

ANWPX Category Low Category High ANWPX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.3% 0.00% 2.38% 23.36% 2

Dividend Distribution Analysis

ANWPX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Monthly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

ANWPX Category Low Category High ANWPX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 0.84% -1.92% 6.32% 19.85% 3

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

ANWPX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Daily Annually

ANWPX - Managers

Jonathan Knowles

Manager

Start Date

Dec 01, 2004

Tenure

11.67

Tenure Rank

1.3%

Knowles is vice president and porfolio manager of Capital Research and Management Company.


Brady L. Enright

Manager

Start Date

Dec 01, 2005

Tenure

10.67

Tenure Rank

1.7%

Enright is senior vice president with Capital Research Company.


Noriko H. Chen

Manager

Start Date

Apr 30, 2012

Tenure

4.25

Tenure Rank

5.7%

Chen is a senior vice president,an equity portfolio manager and director with Capital Research and Management Company.


Joanna F. Jonsson

Manager

Start Date

Dec 01, 2005

Tenure

10.67

Tenure Rank

1.7%

Ms. Jonsson is a portfolio manager and an investment analyst. Her research responsibilities include the insurance and cruise line industries. From 1998 to 2002, she was a research director with responsibility for hiring, training and overseeing other analysts. Ms. Jonsson is a Senior Vice President of Capital Research Company, an officer of two mutual funds managed by Capital Research and Management Company, a member of the management committee of CIF and the Capital Group Companies board.


Isabelle de Wismes

Manager

Start Date

Dec 01, 2007

Tenure

8.67

Tenure Rank

2.4%

She is a portfolio manager of Capital Research and Management Company.Investment professional for 30 years in total; 21 years with Capital Research and Management Company or affiliate


Robert W. Lovelace

Manager

Start Date

Dec 01, 2000

Tenure

15.67

Tenure Rank

0.7%

Robert W. Lovelace is chairman, principal executive officer and a director of Capital Research Company and a member of The Capital Group Companies Management Committee. He is also a senior vice president for Capital Research and Management Company. He joined Capital Research in 1985 as a mining analyst. Mr. Lovelace received an AB (summa cum laude) from Princeton University and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is based in Los Angeles.


Steven T. Watson

Manager

Start Date

Dec 01, 2005

Tenure

10.67

Tenure Rank

1.7%

Watson is senior vice president, director and portfolio manager with Capital Research and Management Company or affiliate.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

33.9

Category Average

5.53

Category Mode

1.6