Fixed Income at Capital Group
Our robust family of bond funds can help investors pursue a variety of goals. They can be used as a portfolio anchor that can help dampen equity volatility, seek enhanced total return/income or establish a dedicated asset class exposure.
We provide value to investors through our distinctive approach, an aligned focus on client outcomes and strong risk-adjusted results.
Our bond funds seek to reduce the impact of market volatility and help investors achieve diversification through attention to the correlation between bonds and equities. They seek to accomplish these goals while also delivering strong total returns and risk-adjusted returns compared to their peers.
Our Implementation Guide explains characteristics of our bond funds and how they aim to play four central roles that fixed income should serve in a portfolio.
A Disciplined Process Guided by Conviction
At Capital Group, research guides our investment decisions. Our unique system empowers analysts to manage money, enhancing their accountability and helping them to identify better opportunities. They work with portfolio managers and collaborate regularly with their equity colleagues through a team approach that results in high-conviction ideas gaining prominence in our portfolios.
Shared Experience Across Equity and Fixed Income Can Lead to Better Decisions
Example: Air Transportation
Examine how airlines are positioned to take advantage of changes in global air travel.
Analyze demand for more fuel-efficient planes as well as the capacity required for routes with the highest growth potential.
Determine which airports are likely to benefit from an increase in traffic and which will need to issue debt to improve facilities and meet growing demand.
Forecast global growth trends that may affect demand for air travel.
Assess the direction and magnitude of changes in fuel prices and how they might affect profitability, costs and consumer demand, as well as the need for new, more fuel-efficient airplanes.
Practical investment ideas executed by analysts and portfolio managers across:
A Robust, Experienced Team of Dedicated Fixed Income Professionals6
Commitment to Investor Success
American Funds is the only top 10 fixed income fund family with 100% of managers invested in the funds they manage.3
Manager compensation places an emphasis on long-term results over one, three, five and eight years — not assets under management.
We offer funds with low expense ratios, as reflected in American Funds’ “A” fee grade from Morningstar.4
American Funds Management Fees Compared to Peer Median5
Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value.
This material is intended for use by financial professionals or in conjunction with the advice of a financial professional.
Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other important information is contained in the fund prospectuses, summary prospectuses and CollegeAmerica Program Description, which can be obtained from a financial professional and should be read carefully before investing.
Securities offered through American Funds Distributors, Inc.
The Capital Group companies manage equity assets through three investment groups. These groups make investment and proxy voting decisions independently. Fixed income investment professionals provide fixed income research and investment management across the Capital organization; however, for securities with equity characteristics, they act solely on behalf of one of the three equity investment groups.
Content contained herein is not intended to serve as impartial investment or fiduciary advice. The content has been developed by Capital Group, which receives fees for managing, distributing and/or servicing its investments.