American Funds® Multi-Sector Income Fund
Investors may consider American Funds Multi-Sector Income Fund who are:
- seeking a high level of current income across market cycles.
- interested in a broad range of traditional, high income asset classes.
- seeking less volatility and equity correlation than a standalone high-yield or emerging market debt fund.
The fund's primary objective is to provide a high level of current income. Its secondary objective is capital appreciation.
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: 3/22/19
- Expense ratio:* 0.77%
- Investment expenses paid annually: $7.70 for a $1,000 balance
- Ticker symbol: MIAQX
You can estimate the investment expenses you’re paying annually by multiplying your balance in the fund by the expense ratio.
Primarily invests in a broad range of debt securities across the credit spectrum, including high-yield and investment-grade corporate, emerging market, and securitized debt. The fund may opportunistically invest in other sectors, including U.S. government debt, municipal debt and non-corporate credit.
The bar graph below shows the fund’s annual results and illustrates the fund’s fluctuations over the past 10 years. (The percentages are shown at net asset value, updated annually as of 12/31. If the results reflected deduction of the maximum sales charge of 3.75%, they would have been lower.)
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.
Average annual total returns through 12/31/23
|At net asset value
|At maximum offering price
(Class A shares, with 3.75% maximum sales charge)
Investment results assume all distributions are reinvested and reflect applicable fees and expenses. The investment adviser is currently reimbursing a portion of other expenses. Investment results reflect the reimbursement, without which the results would have been lower. The reimbursement will be in effect through at least May 1, 2021. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time. Read details about how waivers and/or reimbursements affect the results for each fund.
Class A shares of the fund include seed money invested by the fund’s investment adviser or its affiliates. Because 12b-1 fees are not paid on these investments, expenses are lower and results are higher than they would have been if the fees had been paid.
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.
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. Investing in smaller companies also involves additional risks, and small-company stocks can fluctuate in price more than larger company stocks.
Lower rated bonds are subject to greater fluctuations in value and risk of loss of income and principal than higher rated bonds. The return of principal in bond funds and for funds with significant underlying bond holdings is not guaranteed. Fund shares are subject to the same interest rate, inflation and credit risks that are associated with the underlying bond holdings owned by the fund.
The use of derivatives involves a variety of risks, which may be different from, or greater than, the risks associated with investing in traditional cash securities, such as stocks and bonds.
Bond ratings, which typically range from AAA/Aaa (highest) to D (lowest), are assigned by credit rating agencies such as Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s and/or Fitch, as an indication of an issuer’s creditworthiness.
Fund results and expense ratio information listed above apply to Class A shares only. The results and expense ratio information for the investments in your plan may differ.
SIMPLE IRA and SEP plans only:
Additional share class options are available without an up-front sales charge. There is no sales charge on Class A shares for plans with over $1 million invested in American Funds. Class C shares have higher expenses than Class A shares and a 1% CDSC if shares are sold within the first 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. Your financial professional can help you decide which option is best for you.
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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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