International Growth and Income Fund℠
International Growth and Income Fund may be appropriate for:
- Conservative investors looking for opportunities outside the U.S.
- Investors seeking securities that can provide growth as well as dividend income for added stability
- Those interested in adding international diversification to their portfolios
The fund's investment objective is to provide you with long-term growth of capital while providing current income.
The fund is managed by Capital Research and Management Company, one of the nation’s oldest, largest investment management firms. Since 1931, Capital Research has invested with a long-term focus based on thorough research and attention to risk.
- Began operations: 10/01/08
- Expense ratio:* 1.68%
- Investment expenses paid annually: $16.80 for a $1,000 balance
- Ticker symbol: IGICX
*Fund expenses are as of each fund’s prospectus. Please see the fund’s most recent prospectus for details.
You can estimate the investment expenses you’re paying annually by multiplying your balance in the fund by the expense ratio.
Top 10 holdings
(Percentage of net assets shown are for the most recent period available as of 10/31/23; holdings are subject to change)
- Novo Nordisk 2.8%
- AstraZeneca 2.7%
- TSMC 2.5%
- TotalEnergies 2.4%
- Airbus 1.9%
- ASML 1.9%
- Sanofi 1.7%
- AXA 1.4%
- British American Tobacco 1.4%
- MediaTek 1.3%
Where the fund was invested
(as of 10/31/23; percentage of net assets; holdings are subject to change)
*Cash and equivalents includes short-term securities, accrued income and other assets less liabilities. It may also include investments in money market or similar funds managed by the investment adviser or its affiliates that are not offered to the public.
The bar graph below shows the fund’s annual results and illustrates the fund’s fluctuations over the past 10 years.
Figures shown are past results and are not predictive of results in future periods. Current and future results may be lower or higher than those shown here. For more current information and month-end results, click here. Share price and return will vary, so you may lose money. Investing for short periods makes losses more likely. Unless otherwise indicated, all results are calculated at net asset value. Returns at net asset value would have been lower if the contingent deferred sales charge had been deducted. Returns with CDSC reflect deduction of a contingent deferred sales charge (1%) on shares sold within the first year of purchase.
Average annual total returns through 9/30/23
Class C Shares
|Latest10 years||Latest5 years||Latest3 years||Latestyear|
|At net asset value||2.69%||2.69%||4.50%||23.16%|
Investment results reflect the deduction of applicable fees and expenses and the reinvestment of all distributions. When applicable, investment results reflect fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements, without which results would have been lower. Read details about how waivers and/or reimbursements affect the results for each fund.
In applying any particular asset allocation model to your own individual situation, you should consider your other assets, income and investments. For example, in addition to your retirement plan investments, you should consider any investments (including those in an Individual Retirement Account) and savings accounts.
A 1% contingent deferred sales charge may apply to Class C shares sold within one year of purchase. Class C shares convert to Class A shares after 8 years. Prior to 6/30/2020, Class C shares converted to Class F-1 shares after 10 years.
Investing outside the United States involves risks, such as currency fluctuations, periods of illiquidity and price volatility, as more fully described in the prospectus. These risks may be heightened in connection with investments in developing countries.
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Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value.
Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other important information is contained in the fund prospectuses and summary prospectuses, which can be obtained from your plan’s financial professional or downloaded and should be read carefully before investing. You can find a link to the prospectus at the top of the page.
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