Fund of America | Catalysts, Conviction, and Caution

For more than 25 years, First Eagle Fund of America has delivered higher total returns with lower volatility than most of the relevant benchmarks and Morningstar categories.

Fund of America’s performance reflects a distinctive approach to event-driven value investing that encompasses three key tenets: 

  • We seek to identify catalysts for corporate change;
  • We maintain a concentrated portfolio of our high-conviction investments;
  • We exercise caution by investing in companies that we believe are undervalued.
     

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The commentary represents the opinion of the Fund of America team as of the date noted and is subject to change based on market and other conditions

The opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the firm. These materials are provided for informational purpose only. These opinions are not intended to be a forecast of future events, a guarantee of future results, or investment advice. Any statistic contained herein have been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but the accuracy of this information cannot be guaranteed. The views expressed herein may change at any time subsequent to the date of issue hereof. The information provided is not to be construed as a recommendation or an offer to buy or sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any fund or security.

The event-driven investment style used by First Eagle Fund of America carries the additional risk that the event anticipated occurs later than expected, does not occur at all or does not have the desired effect on the market price of the securities.

The principal risk of investing in value stocks is that the price of the security may not approach its anticipated value or may decline in value.

Investment in gold and gold related investments present certain risks, and returns on gold related investments have traditionally been more volatile than investments in broader equity or debt markets.

All investments involve the risk of loss of principal.

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