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NEWFX American Funds New World A

  • Fund
  • NEWFX
  • Price as of: Aug 08, 2016
  • $53.70
  • + $0.08
  • + 0.15%
  • Category
  • Emerging Markets Equities

NEWFX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 7.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 1.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 1.5%
  • Net Assets $24.4 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 13.9%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$53.70
$44.14
$53.70

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.04%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 41.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$250

IRA

$25

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Emerging Markets Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Diversified Emerging Mkts

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 7.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return -0.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 0.3%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.89%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.6%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name American Funds New World Fund®
  • Fund Family Name American Funds
  • Inception Date Jun 17, 1999
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class A
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Nicholas J. Grace

Fund Description

The American Funds New World Fund Class A (NEWFX) is an actively managed fund that seeks to provide all-around exposure to emerging and developing markets. NEWFX can invest in both bonds and stocks of emerging-market nations and companies as well as domestic stocks that have a large share of their revenues or profits coming from that market. There are no sector or market-cap requirements, nor a credit quality metric, for the fund. Managers use fundamental analysis to determine the mix of stocks and bonds in NEWFX’s portfolio.

Giving its all-in-one approach to emerging markets, NEWFX makes an ideal low-cost way to play the sector. The fund is managed by Capital Research and Management Company.

NEWFX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period NEWFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 7.4% -32.2% 261.5% 72.23% 4
1 Yr -0.7% -24.4% 25.4% 42.17% 3
3 Yr 1.5% * -9.8% 21.2% 20.46% 2
5 Yr 1.5% * -11.8% 7.4% 7.33% 1
10 Yr 5.3% * -2.0% 8.0% 14.94% 1

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period NEWFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -6.5% -47.4% 5.5% 5.83% 1
2014 N/A -6.6% -6.6% N/A N/A
2013 N/A 7.7% 7.7% N/A N/A
2012 N/A 20.4% 20.4% N/A N/A
2011 N/A -19.6% -19.6% N/A N/A

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period NEWFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 7.4% -14.5% 261.5% 73.76% 4
1 Yr -6.4% -28.2% 21.4% 76.67% 4
3 Yr -0.5% * -10.9% 21.2% 48.07% 3
5 Yr 0.3% * -12.2% 7.4% 11.74% 1
10 Yr 4.7% * -2.0% 8.0% 23.24% 2

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period NEWFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -6.5% -47.4% 5.5% 5.81% 1
2014 N/A -6.6% -6.6% N/A N/A
2013 N/A 8.4% 8.4% N/A N/A
2012 N/A 21.1% 21.1% N/A N/A
2011 N/A -18.5% -18.5% N/A N/A

NAV & Total Return History

NEWFX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Jun 30, 2016

Concentration Analysis

NEWFX Category Low Category High NEWFX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 24.4 B 272 64.2 B 0.58% 1
Number of Holdings 529 1 4232 3.91% 1
Net Assets in Top 10 3.05 B 0 9.53 B 1.01% 1
Weighting of Top 10 13.9% 0.0% 181.6% 28.84% 5

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC 1.25%
  2. Novo Nordisk A/S B 1.65%
  3. Naspers Ltd Class N 1.72%
  4. AIA Group Ltd 1.60%
  5. HDFC Bank Ltd 1.58%
  6. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR 1.20%
  7. Tencent Holdings Ltd 1.67%
  8. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd 1.17%
  9. China Biologic Products Inc 1.03%
  10. Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd 1.02%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High NEWFX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
81.30% 0.00% 100.40% 27.83% 5
Cash
10.78% -81.97% 100.00% 2.32% 1
Bonds
6.84% 0.00% 98.05% 1.59% 1
Preferred Stocks
0.67% 0.00% 9.90% 4.49% 1
Other
0.41% -1.37% 31.18% 18.41% 4
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 11.35% 0.87% 2

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High NEWFX % Rank Quintile
Technology
15.55% 0.00% 38.96% 20.23% 4
Financial Services
13.57% 0.00% 45.31% 24.75% 4
Consumer Cyclical
10.69% 0.00% 29.65% 17.03% 3
Healthcare
10.17% 0.00% 20.10% 2.33% 1
Consumer Defense
9.20% 0.00% 43.71% 15.72% 3
Industrials
5.41% 0.00% 28.91% 18.63% 4
Basic Materials
5.09% 0.00% 15.64% 16.59% 3
Energy
4.06% 0.00% 23.29% 18.49% 3
Communication Services
3.39% 0.00% 20.02% 18.78% 4
Utilities
2.44% 0.00% 53.57% 14.85% 3
Real Estate
1.31% 0.00% 11.28% 20.23% 4

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High NEWFX % Rank Quintile
Non US
68.07% 0.00% 100.52% 28.70% 5
US
13.23% -3.75% 99.89% 0.43% 1

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High NEWFX % Rank Quintile
Cash & Equivalents
10.78% -24.14% 100.00% 2.34% 1
Government
5.16% 0.00% 70.56% 1.61% 1
Corporate
2.18% 0.00% 57.69% 3.51% 1
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 18.65% 0.73% 2
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 1.50% 0.88% 2
Derivative
0.00% -46.89% 7.66% 2.49% 2

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High NEWFX % Rank Quintile
Non US
6.50% 0.00% 98.05% 1.45% 1
US
0.34% 0.00% 64.15% 1.88% 1

NEWFX - Expenses

Operational Fees

NEWFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 1.04% 0.08% 935.74% 35.90% 1
Management Fee 0.55% 0.03% 2.00% 8.12% 1
12b-1 Fee 0.23% 0.00% 1.00% 3.37% 2
Administrative Fee 0.01% 0.00% 0.55% 9.56% 1

Sales Fees

NEWFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High NEWFX Rank Quintile
Front Load 5.75% 0.50% 5.75% 0.76% 4
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

NEWFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High NEWFX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.50% 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.

NEWFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High NEWFX Rank Quintile
Turnover 41.00% 0.00% 947.00% 12.94% 2

NEWFX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

NEWFX Category Low Category High NEWFX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.6% 0.00% 3.56% 6.32% 1

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

NEWFX Category Low Category High NEWFX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 0.89% -1.67% 5.89% 23.84% 3

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

NEWFX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Semi-Annually Annually

NEWFX - Managers

Nicholas J. Grace

Manager

Start Date

Jan 01, 2008

Tenure

8.59

Tenure Rank

2.7%

Grace is a senior vice president with Capital Research Management Company.


Christopher M. Thomsen

Manager

Start Date

Jan 01, 2009

Tenure

7.58

Tenure Rank

3.7%

Thomsen is a senior portfolio manager with Capital Research and Management Company.


Winnie Kwan

Manager

Start Date

Jan 01, 2009

Tenure

7.58

Tenure Rank

3.7%

Winnie Kwan is a portfolio manager of Capital Research and Management Company.


Wahid Butt

Manager

Start Date

Jan 01, 2008

Tenure

8.59

Tenure Rank

2.7%

Wahid Butt has Served as an equity portfolio manager in Capital Research and Management Company. Mr. Butt has joined in the firm since 2004.


Mark E. Denning

Manager

Start Date

Jun 17, 1999

Tenure

17.13

Tenure Rank

0.7%

Denning is a senior vice president for Capital Research Company with portfolio manager responsibilities. Mark is a director of The Capital Group Companies, Capital International Limited and Capital Research and Management Company. Prior to 1982, Denning worked in the operations department of J & F Martell and Co. in France.


Robert W. Lovelace

Manager

Start Date

Jun 17, 1999

Tenure

17.13

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.


Robert H. Neithart

Manager

Start Date

Jan 01, 2012

Tenure

4.58

Tenure Rank

5.8%

Robert H. Neithart is a fixed-income portfolio manager at Capital Group. He is chairman of the Fixed Income Management Committee and of Capital Strategy Research, Inc. Rob’s investment responsibilities are focused on global multi-currency fixed income, emerging market debt and global high income portfolios. He has 26 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Rob began his career at Capital as a participant in The Associates Program, a two-year series of work assignments in various areas of the organization. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Occidental College graduating cum laude. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the National Association of Business Economists. Rob is based in Los Angeles.


F. Galen Hoskin

Manager

Start Date

Jan 01, 2009

Tenure

7.58

Tenure Rank

3.7%

F. Galen Hoskin is a Senior Vice President and an equity portfolio manager at Capital Research and Management Company or its affiliates.


Jonathan Knowles

Manager

Start Date

Jan 01, 2016

Tenure

0.58

Tenure Rank

11.3%

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


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

24.8

Category Average

4.78

Category Mode

1.6