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GWPAX - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return 6.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 16.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 16.7%
  • Net Assets $14.1 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 N/A

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$24.79
$17.38
$25.43

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.38%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 30.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $250
  • IRA $25

Fund Classification


Compare GWPAX to Popular U.S. Large-Cap Growth Equity Funds and ETFs

Overview

Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

About

$70.68

-0.48%

$272.81 B

0.23%

$0.17

4.65%

0.64%

$325.31

-0.14%

$161.68 B

0.53%

$1.77

1.00%

0.20%

$265.39

-2.10%

$157.88 B

0.46%

$1.26

4.45%

0.04%

$136.58

-2.14%

$157.88 B

-

$0.00

4.66%

0.17%

$17.54

-0.34%

$138.35 B

-

$0.00

4.65%

0.86%

GWPAX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 6.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 14.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 15.4%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.71%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • 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
    Alan Berro

Fund Description

The fund invests in a mix of American Funds in different combinations and weightings. The underlying American Funds will primarily consist of growth funds. Through its investments in the underlying funds, the fund will have significant exposure to growth-oriented common stocks. It will typically have significant exposure to issuers domiciled outside the United States. The fund may also have exposure to smaller capitalization issuers and issuers domiciled in emerging markets.


GWPAX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period GWPAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 6.3% -89.6% 94.2% 29.11%
1 Yr 50.3% -9.0% 112.7% 47.40%
3 Yr 16.8%* 7.3% 55.9% 92.39%
5 Yr 16.7%* 10.8% 41.3% 90.95%
10 Yr N/A* 8.0% 23.1% N/A

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period GWPAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 21.1% -67.0% 145.0% 64.38%
2019 20.3% -28.8% 76.0% 72.16%
2018 -12.1% -57.9% 10.6% 53.96%
2017 21.0% -68.7% 64.3% 42.70%
2016 3.0% -47.1% 15.3% 30.21%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period GWPAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 6.3% -89.6% 94.2% 29.11%
1 Yr 41.7% -9.0% 112.7% 85.00%
3 Yr 14.5%* 6.0% 55.9% 96.45%
5 Yr 15.4%* 10.3% 41.3% 94.88%
10 Yr N/A* 8.0% 23.1% N/A

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period GWPAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 21.1% -67.0% 145.0% 64.38%
2019 20.3% -28.8% 76.0% 72.33%
2018 -6.6% -57.9% 16.5% 49.83%
2017 25.1% -24.8% 64.3% 57.21%
2016 7.5% -43.3% 17.1% 16.18%

NAV & Total Return History


GWPAX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

GWPAX Category Low Category High GWPAX % Rank
Net Assets 14.1 B 10.3 K 273 B 15.10%
Number of Holdings 7 1 2770 98.11%
Net Assets in Top 10 13.3 B 89.8 K 95 B 6.89%
Weighting of Top 10 N/A 10.0% 100.0% 27.27%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. American Funds Growth Fund of Amer R6 24.97%
  2. American Funds AMCAP R6 24.93%
  3. American Funds Fundamental Invs R6 20.25%
  4. American Funds SMALLCAP World R6 10.06%
  5. American Funds New Perspective R6 9.92%
  6. American Funds New Economy R6 9.91%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High GWPAX % Rank
Stocks
95.77% 25.53% 139.38% 87.32%
Cash
3.80% -39.37% 74.46% 9.54%
Preferred Stocks
0.33% 0.00% 3.56% 6.66%
Other
0.10% -2.00% 17.95% 14.99%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 15.13% 47.62%
Bonds
0.00% -0.73% 8.57% 49.06%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High GWPAX % Rank
Technology
22.65% 0.00% 86.94% 89.02%
Healthcare
16.96% 0.00% 38.81% 16.20%
Consumer Cyclical
15.11% 0.00% 47.80% 53.60%
Communication Services
14.20% 0.00% 68.19% 43.53%
Financial Services
10.23% 0.00% 42.02% 46.48%
Industrials
9.06% 0.00% 36.15% 21.88%
Consumer Defense
4.63% 0.00% 20.76% 31.34%
Basic Materials
2.66% 0.00% 17.50% 18.40%
Energy
2.00% 0.00% 30.68% 12.34%
Real Estate
1.28% 0.00% 21.30% 44.51%
Utilities
1.22% 0.00% 10.98% 13.47%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High GWPAX % Rank
US
75.44% 10.47% 137.22% 97.12%
Non US
20.33% 0.00% 88.58% 2.04%

GWPAX - Expenses

Operational Fees

GWPAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.38% 0.01% 46.74% 93.69%
Management Fee 0.00% 0.00% 1.50% 0.60%
12b-1 Fee 0.26% 0.00% 1.00% 61.24%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 1.02% 15.00%

Sales Fees

GWPAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load 5.75% 2.25% 8.50% 21.51%
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A

Trading Fees

GWPAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.50% 5.00% N/A

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 Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 30.00% 0.00% 358.00% 32.71%

GWPAX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

GWPAX Category Low Category High GWPAX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 5.87% 48.54%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

GWPAX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

GWPAX Category Low Category High GWPAX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 0.71% -56.00% 1.83% 9.29%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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GWPAX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Alan Berro


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 18, 2012

8.96

9.0%

Alan N. Berro is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He also serves on the Portfolio Oversight Committee. He has 33 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 28 years. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered U.S. utilities, capital goods and machinery companies. Before joining Capital, he was a portfolio manager and utilities analyst for Fidelity Management and Research Company in Boston. He also worked as an auditor for Price Waterhouse in Los Angeles. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles graduating magna cum laude. He also holds the certified public accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst® designations and is a member of the Los Angeles Society of Financial Analysts. Alan is based in Los Angeles.

Wesley Phoa


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 18, 2012

8.96

9.0%

Wesley K. Phoa is a solutions portfolio manager at Capital Group. His focus is on fund-of-funds and multi-asset solutions. He has 25 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 20 years. Earlier in his career at Capital, Wesley served as a fixed income portfolio manager with a focus on rates-driven and long duration strategies. His areas of research responsibility included interest rates, monetary policy and financial economics. He has also been involved in the development of several fund-of-funds strategies and custom solutions for institutional clients. 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. He sits on the editorial board of The Journal of Portfolio Management. Wesley is based in Los Angeles.

Andrew Suzman


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 18, 2012

8.96

9.0%

Andrew B. Suzman is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He also serves on the Portfolio Oversight Committee. He has 25 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, Andrew covered global real-estate companies, U.S. merchandising, and Australian industrials and banks. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in political economy from Tulane University. Andrew is based in New York.

William Robbins


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 01, 2020

1.33

1.3%

William L. Robbins is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He also serves on the Capital Group Private Client Services Management Committee and the Portfolio Solutions Committee. He has over 20 years of investment experience and joined Capital Group since 2005. Prior to joining Capital, he was a part of the investment team at Tiger Management Corp. in New York and a financial analyst with Morgan Stanley. Will holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College graduating magna cum laude. Will is based in San Francisco.

Samir Mathur


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 01, 2020

1.33

1.3%

Samir Mathur is a solutions portfolio manager at Capital Group. His focus is on fund-of-funds and multi-asset solutions. Samir serves on the Target Date Solutions Committee and the Portfolio Solutions Committee. He has 27 years of investment industry experience and has been with Capital Group for seven years. During his tenure at Capital, Samir has led the development of fund-of-funds solutions and several model portfolios, including tax-aware portfolio models, portfolio sleeves and model portfolios for our insurance series of funds. Prior to joining Capital, Samir was a managing director for

Michelle Black


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 01, 2020

1.33

1.3%

Michelle J. Black is a solutions portfolio manager at Capital Group. Her focus is on fund-of-funds and multi-asset solutions. Michelle serves on the Target Date Solutions Committee and the Portfolio Solutions Committee. She has 25 years of investment industry experience and has been with Capital Group for 18 years. During her tenure at Capital, Michelle led the development of asset allocation design for private high-net-worth clients. She has been deeply involved in glide path development for our target date series, and also worked as an asset allocation investment specialist out of our London office, where she helped construct multi-asset solutions for global institutions. Prior to joining Capital, Michelle was manager of the Los Angeles office and an investment planning analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California. She also holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst® and Certified Private Wealth Advisor® designations, is a member of the Investments & Wealth Institute and serves on the CIMA commission. Michelle is based in Los Angeles.

John Queen


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 01, 2020

1.33

1.3%

John R. Queen is president at Capital Research and Management Company. Prior to that, Queen is a portfolio manager with Mercury Advisors, his employer since 1997. Prior to joining the firm, he was associated with The Capital Group.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.01 53.36 7.72 1.33