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ANWPX American Funds New Perspective A

  • Fund
  • ANWPX
  • Price as of: Nov 17, 2017
  • $45.15
  • - $0.00
  • - 0.00%
  • Category
  • Global Equities

ANWPX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 27.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 10.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 12.5%
  • Net Assets $73.2 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 19.2%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$45.15
$35.33
$45.29

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.77%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 22.00%

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 Large Stock

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 27.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 11.2%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.94%
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 27.8% -31.9% 50.1% 11.70% 1
1 Yr 20.9% -56.3% 45.7% 39.45% 2
3 Yr 10.4% * -8.3% 23.5% 14.84% 1
5 Yr 12.5% * -4.3% 28.2% 23.53% 2
10 Yr 6.4% * -5.4% 15.8% 6.76% 1

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period ANWPX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 -1.9% -73.5% 33.8% 73.01% 5
2015 -0.7% -27.7% 17.2% 18.20% 2
2014 -3.4% -40.2% 27.0% 52.67% 4
2013 20.2% -23.4% 52.0% 57.34% 3
2012 19.5% -33.0% 30.2% 15.91% 1

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period ANWPX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 27.8% -31.9% 50.1% 11.71% 1
1 Yr 13.9% -38.6% 185.9% 62.91% 4
3 Yr 8.2% * -9.4% 35.8% 33.98% 2
5 Yr 11.2% * -4.7% 28.2% 38.73% 2
10 Yr 5.8% * -5.5% 15.8% 11.20% 1

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period ANWPX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 -1.9% -73.5% 33.8% 78.31% 5
2015 5.7% -25.3% 23.7% 7.64% 1
2014 3.8% -13.6% 47.6% 39.98% 3
2013 34.1% -4.2% 170.1% 29.78% 2
2012 28.5% -23.9% 350.8% 16.35% 1

NAV & Total Return History

ANWPX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Sep 30, 2017

Concentration Analysis

ANWPX Category Low Category High ANWPX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 73.2 B 9.87 K 94.6 B 0.38% 1
Number of Holdings 318 1 7922 4.82% 1
Net Assets in Top 10 13.5 B -1.8 M 17.6 B 0.28% 1
Weighting of Top 10 19.2% 0.0% 192.1% 28.73% 4

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Amazon.com Inc 3.38%
  2. Microsoft Corp 1.84%
  3. Naspers Ltd Class N 1.91%
  4. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd 2.27%
  5. The Priceline Group Inc 1.40%
  6. Broadcom Ltd 1.55%
  7. JPMorgan Chase & Co 1.52%
  8. Facebook Inc A 2.39%
  9. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc 1.41%
  10. ASML Holding NV 1.53%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High ANWPX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
93.27% 0.00% 132.91% 22.31% 4
Other
4.80% -39.54% 40.46% 2.93% 1
Cash
1.32% -35.60% 102.01% 21.46% 4
Bonds
0.27% -0.04% 98.20% 6.99% 2
Convertible Bonds
0.22% 0.00% 30.75% 1.13% 1
Preferred Stocks
0.12% 0.00% 8.79% 8.32% 2

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High ANWPX % Rank Quintile
Technology
24.92% 0.00% 80.90% 3.60% 1
Consumer Cyclical
15.26% 0.00% 55.04% 8.89% 2
Financial Services
13.22% 0.00% 40.61% 22.52% 3
Consumer Defense
10.10% -0.70% 52.76% 10.31% 2
Healthcare
9.04% 0.00% 48.64% 22.33% 4
Industrials
8.93% 0.00% 88.19% 23.84% 4
Basic Materials
5.24% 0.00% 33.86% 12.30% 2
Energy
4.05% -0.61% 50.80% 17.50% 3
Communication Services
2.00% -1.23% 76.60% 21.85% 4
Utilities
0.53% 0.00% 86.36% 19.49% 3
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 91.10% 21.29% 5

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High ANWPX % Rank Quintile
Non US
47.42% 0.00% 100.00% 17.01% 3
US
45.85% -7.99% 126.77% 20.79% 3

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High ANWPX % Rank Quintile
Cash & Equivalents
1.32% -35.60% 102.01% 21.19% 4
Corporate
0.44% 0.00% 62.94% 10.22% 2
Government
0.16% -4.91% 98.20% 4.73% 1
Derivative
0.00% -13.37% 8.62% 1.42% 5
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 28.36% 1.99% 5
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 0.82% 1.23% 5

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High ANWPX % Rank Quintile
US
0.16% -0.04% 98.20% 6.99% 2
Non US
0.11% -0.68% 69.80% 3.31% 1

ANWPX - Expenses

Operational Fees

ANWPX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.77% 0.00% 323.68% 26.56% 1
Management Fee 0.38% 0.00% 1.95% 5.58% 1
12b-1 Fee 0.24% 0.00% 1.00% 2.01% 1
Administrative Fee 0.01% 0.01% 0.45% 6.99% 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 22.00% 0.00% 2270.00% 14.23% 2

ANWPX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

ANWPX Category Low Category High ANWPX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.3% 0.00% 2.38% 21.44% 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 0.94% -1.92% 6.67% 19.57% 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

12.84

Tenure Rank

2.0%

Mr. Knowles is vice president and porfolio manager of Capital Research and Management Company. He has joined in Capital Research and Management Company or affiliate since 1991.


Brady L. Enright

Manager

Start Date

Dec 01, 2005

Tenure

11.84

Tenure Rank

2.5%

Brady L. Enright is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 24 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 19 years. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered U.S. small-cap companies, as well as commercial services and supplies companies. Prior to joining Capital, Brady was an equity research analyst and portfolio manager for Provident Investment Counsel. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Stanford University. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. Brady is based in San Francisco.


Noriko H. Chen

Manager

Start Date

Apr 30, 2012

Tenure

5.42

Tenure Rank

7.3%

Noriko Honda Chen is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. She also serves on the Capital Group Management Committee. She has 26 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 18 years. Earlier in her career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, Noriko covered Asian infrastructure, building materials and construction companies, as well as oil, gas & refining companies. She was also a research director for one of the global groups. Before joining Capital, she worked in the research department of Worldsec International Limited in Hong Kong (a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Bank) and was a manager in corporate finance. Noriko holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Williams College and a degree in the Japanese Language Bekka Program at Keio University, Tokyo. Noriko is based in San Francisco.


Isabelle de Wismes

Manager

Start Date

Dec 01, 2007

Tenure

9.84

Tenure Rank

3.5%

Isabelle de Wismes is a vice president and portfolio manager of Capital Research and Management Company. She has joined in Capital Research and Management Company or affiliate since 1993 and has been with the investment industry since 1983.


Robert W. Lovelace

Manager

Start Date

Dec 01, 2000

Tenure

16.84

Tenure Rank

1.0%

Robert W. Lovelace is vice chairman of the Capital Group Companies, president of Capital Research and Management Company, Inc., part of Capital Group, and serves on the Capital Group Management Committee. He is also an equity portfolio manager. Rob has 31 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in his career, Rob was an equity investment analyst at Capital covering global mining & metals companies and companies domiciled in Mexico and the Philippines.


Steven T. Watson

Manager

Start Date

Dec 01, 2005

Tenure

11.84

Tenure Rank

2.5%

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


Jody F. Jonsson

Manager

Start Date

Dec 01, 2005

Tenure

11.84

Tenure Rank

2.5%

Joanna F. Jonsson is an equity portfolio manager. She has 27 years of investment experience with 25 years at Capital. As an equity analyst at Capital, her coverage included insurance, U.S. household & personal care, restaurants & lodging and cruise lines companies. Jody holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Princeton University graduating cum laude. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the CFA Institute. Jody is based in Los Angeles.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

35.1

Category Average

6.04

Category Mode

0.7