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GWPAX American Funds Growth Portfolio A

  • Fund
  • GWPAX
  • Price as of: Aug 08, 2016
  • $15.32
  • + $0.01
  • + 0.07%
  • Category
  • Global Equities

GWPAX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 5.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 8.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return N/A
  • Net Assets $4.04 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 100.0%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$15.32
$12.70
$15.65

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.42%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 24.00%

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 Large Growth

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 5.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 6.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return N/A
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.65%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.1%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name American Funds Growth Portfolio
  • Fund Family Name American Funds
  • Inception Date May 18, 2012
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class A
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Wesley K.-S. Phoa

Fund Description

The American Funds Growth Portfolio Class A (GWPAX) is an actively managed allocation fund designed to help grow capital. The fund invests in other American Funds mutual funds, such as the AMCAP Fund, the EuroPacific Growth Fund, the SMALLCAP World Fund and Fundamental Investors. The mix is designed to provide exposure to a wide range of stock sizes and world regions all under the banner of finding growth.

Given the broad mix of stocks held within the fund, GWPAX makes an ideal choice for investors. The fund is managed by Capital Research and Management Company.

GWPAX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period GWPAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 5.7% -62.4% 213.1% 29.76% 2
1 Yr 0.3% -18.8% 17.6% 37.59% 2
3 Yr 8.4% * -9.2% 24.1% 12.88% 1
5 Yr N/A * -8.0% 19.6% N/A N/A
10 Yr N/A * -2.7% 15.9% N/A N/A

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period GWPAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -3.1% -27.7% 17.2% 38.67% 3
2014 N/A -4.6% 1.7% N/A N/A
2013 N/A 20.2% 28.5% N/A N/A
2012 N/A 15.8% 19.5% N/A N/A
2011 N/A -18.1% -8.4% N/A N/A

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period GWPAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 5.7% -62.4% 213.1% 30.39% 2
1 Yr -5.5% -22.8% 17.6% 70.55% 4
3 Yr 6.3% * -10.3% 24.1% 34.09% 2
5 Yr N/A * -8.5% 19.6% N/A N/A
10 Yr N/A * -2.8% 15.9% N/A N/A

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period GWPAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -3.1% -27.7% 17.2% 38.63% 3
2014 N/A -4.6% 3.4% N/A N/A
2013 N/A 25.8% 30.6% N/A N/A
2012 N/A 20.7% 22.8% N/A N/A
2011 N/A -17.1% -6.8% N/A N/A

NAV & Total Return History

GWPAX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Jun 30, 2016

Concentration Analysis

GWPAX Category Low Category High GWPAX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 4.04 B 855 K 83.8 B 1.89% 1
Number of Holdings 4 1 7464 16.54% 5
Net Assets in Top 10 3.85 B 0 16.6 B 0.57% 1
Weighting of Top 10 100.0% 0.0% 122.5% 0.19% 1

Top 10 Holdings

  1. American Funds AMCAP R6 29.92%
  2. American Funds Fundamental Invs R6 30.12%
  3. American Funds Europacific Growth R6 25.00%
  4. American Funds SMALLCAP World R6 14.96%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High GWPAX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
89.05% 0.00% 132.91% 22.59% 5
Cash
7.10% -35.60% 102.01% 5.95% 1
Other
3.27% -2.42% 40.46% 3.40% 1
Bonds
0.54% 0.00% 89.93% 4.06% 1
Preferred Stocks
0.04% 0.00% 11.82% 4.06% 1
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 29.88% 1.70% 4

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High GWPAX % Rank Quintile
Technology
17.41% 0.00% 64.20% 7.38% 2
Healthcare
14.83% -0.02% 48.64% 7.19% 2
Consumer Cyclical
12.19% 0.00% 45.84% 14.29% 3
Financial Services
10.16% 0.00% 42.47% 20.62% 4
Industrials
9.80% 0.00% 88.01% 17.22% 3
Consumer Defense
8.22% 0.00% 58.04% 16.56% 3
Energy
6.35% 0.00% 53.25% 9.08% 2
Basic Materials
4.26% 0.00% 30.32% 11.54% 2
Communication Services
4.24% -1.23% 84.85% 13.25% 3
Real Estate
0.82% 0.00% 97.86% 17.79% 4
Utilities
0.77% 0.00% 83.58% 15.14% 3

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High GWPAX % Rank Quintile
US
55.24% 0.00% 126.77% 8.98% 2
Non US
33.81% 0.00% 97.75% 25.61% 5

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High GWPAX % Rank Quintile
Cash & Equivalents
7.10% -35.60% 102.01% 6.24% 1
Government
0.45% -0.11% 64.97% 2.46% 1
Corporate
0.13% 0.00% 78.01% 6.15% 2
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 11.44% 1.42% 4
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 1.05% 1.23% 4
Derivative
0.00% -28.59% 24.62% 1.51% 3

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High GWPAX % Rank Quintile
US
0.48% -57.41% 62.19% 3.59% 1
Non US
0.06% 0.00% 145.02% 2.93% 1

GWPAX - Expenses

Operational Fees

GWPAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.42% 0.00% 323.68% 29.68% 1
Management Fee 0.00% 0.00% 1.95% 6.72% 1
12b-1 Fee 0.20% 0.00% 1.00% 2.43% 1
Administrative Fee 0.05% 0.01% 0.45% 4.62% 2

Sales Fees

GWPAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High GWPAX Rank Quintile
Front Load 5.75% 0.00% 5.75% 0.50% 4
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

GWPAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High GWPAX 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.

GWPAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High GWPAX Rank Quintile
Turnover 24.00% 2.00% 1876.00% 14.14% 2

GWPAX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

GWPAX Category Low Category High GWPAX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.1% 0.00% 2.38% 62.92% 4

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

GWPAX Category Low Category High GWPAX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 0.65% -1.92% 6.32% 21.64% 3

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

GWPAX - Managers

Wesley K.-S. Phoa

Manager

Start Date

May 18, 2012

Tenure

4.21

Tenure Rank

5.7%

Wesley K.-S. Phoa is a fixed-income portfolio manager at Capital Group. As a fixed-income investment analyst at Capital, he covers U.S. government-sponsored entities. He is also an economist, and follows U.S. monetary policy, macro-prudential regulation and fixed-income quantitative research. He has 19 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 14 years. Prior to joining Capital, he was director of research with Capital Management Sciences and a quantitative analyst with Deutsche Bank in Australia. He holds a PhD in pure mathematics from Trinity College at the University of Cambridge and a bachelor’s degree with honors from the Australian National University. He is an elected member of the Conference of Business Economists and the International Conference of Commercial Bank Economists. Wesley is based in Los Angeles.


James B. Lovelace

Manager

Start Date

May 18, 2012

Tenure

4.21

Tenure Rank

5.7%

Lovelace is a senior vice president and portfolio manager with Capital Research and Management Company. Lovelace holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.


Bradley J. Vogt

Manager

Start Date

May 18, 2012

Tenure

4.21

Tenure Rank

5.7%

Bradley J. VogtSenior, Vice Chairman of the Board, is president of Capital Research Global Investors at Capital Research and Management Company.


John H. Smet

Manager

Start Date

May 18, 2012

Tenure

4.21

Tenure Rank

5.7%

Smet is a senior vice president with Capital Research & Management Company, his employer since 1983.


Alan N. Berro

Manager

Start Date

May 18, 2012

Tenure

4.21

Tenure Rank

5.7%

Berro is senior vice president and an equity portfolio manager of Capital Research and Management Company. Berro have been as a portfolio counselor for the firm.


Andrew B. Suzman

Manager

Start Date

May 18, 2012

Tenure

4.21

Tenure Rank

5.7%

Suzman is a co-research director and an equity investment analyst with portfolio manager responsibilities for Capital World Investors, covering real estate companies in the U.S. and industrial companies in Australia. Furthermore, Suzman is a director and executive vice president of Capital Research Company, a director of Capital International Research, Inc., a vice president of Capital World Growth and Income Fund. He is also a senior vice president of and a portfolio manager for The Income Fund of America.


Joanna F. Jonsson

Manager

Start Date

Jan 01, 2015

Tenure

1.58

Tenure Rank

8.8%

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.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

33.9

Category Average

5.53

Category Mode

1.6