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American Funds is a family of mutual funds and the American Funds Target Date Retirement Series® with a wide range of investment objectives and a unique approach to investment management. Learn more in our Welcome brochure ( PDF*).

Information provided at is intended only for persons who are eligible to purchase U.S.-registered investment funds. Our funds are sold through financial advisers.

Who we are

  • One of the nation’s oldest mutual fund families, serving investors since 1931.
  • Distributed through financial advisers because we believe in the value of professional advice.
  • One of the nation’s largest mutual fund families with more than $900 billion in investments and over 50 million shareholder accounts.
  • Globally focused, managing more than $300 billion in investments outside the U.S.

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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 a financial professional and should be read carefully before investing.