Performance & Prices

Performance & Prices

  1. The performance data quoted herein represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Market volatility can dramatically impact a Fund's short-term performance. Current performance may be lower or higher than figures shown. The investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed may be worth more or less than their original cost. Past performance data through the most recent month end is available on the Prices & Performance page.

  1. The performance data quoted herein represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Market volatility can dramatically impact a Fund's short-term performance. Current performance may be lower or higher than figures shown. The investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed may be worth more or less than their original cost. Past performance data through the most recent month end is available on the Prices & Performance page.

Ticker Class YTD % 1 MO 3 MO 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR INCEPT % Expense Ratio
Gross Net
  1. Fee & Expense Disclosures

  2. The average annual returns for Class A Shares “with sales charge” of First Eagle Global, Overseas and Gold Funds gives effect to the deduction of the maximum sales charge of 3.75% for periods prior to March 1, 2000 and of 5.00% thereafter.

  3. The average annual returns for Class A Shares “with sales charge” of First Eagle U.S. Value, Global Income Builder and Fund of America gives effect to the deduction of the maximum sales charge of 5.00%.

  4. The average annual returns for Class A Shares “with sales charge” of the First Eagle High Income Fund gives effect to the deduction of the maximum sales charge of 4.50%.

  5. The average annual returns for Class C Shares reflect a CDSC (contingent deferred sales charge) of 1.00% in the year-to-date and first year only.

  6. Class I Shares require $1MM minimum investment and are offered without sales charge. There is no minimum subsequent investment amount for Class I Shares.

  7. Class R Shares are offered without sales charge.

  8. Had fees not been waived and/or expenses reimbursed in the past, returns would have been lower.

  9. For the First Eagle U.S. Value Fund, The Adviser has contractually agreed to waive its management fee at an annual rate in the amount of 0.05% of the average daily value of the Fund's net assets for the period through February 28, 2022. This waiver has the effect of reducing the management fee shown in the table for the term of the waiver from 0.75% to 0.70%.

  10. Effective July 1, 2021, First Eagle Investment Management, LLC (‘‘FEIM’’) and the Board of Trustees (the ‘‘Board’’) of First Eagle Funds (the ‘‘Trust’’), on behalf of the High Income Fund, have agreed to reduce the management fee from the annual rate of 0.70% of the average daily value of the Fund’s net assets to the annual rate of 0.45% of the average daily value of the Fund’s net assets. This fee reduction also supersedes the above referenced management fee waiver that had been in effect prior to July 1, 2021.

  11. The average annual returns shown above are historical and reflect changes in share price, reinvested dividends and are net of expenses. Investment results and the principal value of an investment will vary.

  12. Returns for periods less than one year are not annualized.

  13. The annual expense ratio is based on expenses incurred by The Fund, as stated in the most recent prospectus.

  1. Inception Dates

  2. Global Fund Inception dates: A Shares 01/01/1979, C Shares 06/05/2000, I Shares 07/31/1998, R3 Shares 05/01/2018, R4 Shares 01/17/2018, R6 Shares 03/01/2017. Performance for periods prior to January 1, 2000 occurred while a prior portfolio manager of The Fund was affiliated with another firm. Inception date shown is when this prior portfolio manager assumed portfolio management responsibilities.

  3. Overseas Fund Inception dates: A Shares 08/31/1993, C Shares 06/05/2000, I Shares 07/31/1998, R3 Shares 05/01/2018, R4 Shares 01/17/2018, R5 Shares 03/11/2019, R6 Shares 03/01/2017.

  4. U.S. Value Fund Inception dates: A Shares 09/04/2001 , C Shares 09/04/2001, I Shares 09/04/2001, R3 Shares 05/01/2018, R4 Shares 07/29/2019, R5 Shares 07/29/2019,R6 Shares 03/01/2017.

  5. Gold Fund Inception dates: A Shares 08/31/1993, C Shares 05/15/2003, I Shares 05/15/2003, R3 Shares 05/01/2018, R4 Shares 07/29/2019, R5 Shares 07/29/2019, R6 Shares 03/01/2017.

  6. Global Income Builder Fund Inception dates: A Shares 05/01/2012, C Shares 05/01/2012, I Shares 05/01/2012, R3 Shares 05/01/2018, R4 Shares 07/29/2019, R5 Shares 07/29/2019, R6 Shares 03/01/2017.

  7. Fund of America Inception dates: A Shares 11/20/1998, C Shares 03/02/1998, I Shares 03/08/2013, Y Shares 04/10/1987, R3 Shares 05/01/2018, R4 Shares 07/29/2019, R5 Shares 07/29/2019, R6 Shares 03/01/2017.

  8. High Income Fund Inception dates: A Shares 01/03/2012, C Shares 01/03/2012, I Shares 11/19/2007, R3 Shares 05/01/2018, R4 Shares 07/29/2019, R5 Shares 07/29/2019, R6 Shares 03/01/2017.

  9. Small Cap Opportunity I shares incepted on April 27, 2021. Small Cap Opportunity A shares and R6 shares incepted on July 1, 2021.

  10. The International Overseas ADR Composite has an inception date of 01-Jan-2021.

  11. Credit Opportunities Fund Inception dates:  A Shares DEC 02, 2020, I Shares SEP 15, 2020.

  1. Risk Disclosures

  2. All investments involve the risk of loss of principal.

  3. There are risks associated with investing in securities of foreign countries, such as erratic market conditions, economic and political instability and fluctuations in currency exchange rates.

  4. 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.

  5. Investment in gold and gold-related investments present certain risks, including political and economic risks affecting the price of gold and other precious metals like changes in U.S. or foreign tax, currency or mining laws, increased environmental costs, international monetary and political policies, economic conditions within an individual country, trade imbalances and trade or currency restrictions between countries. The price of gold, in turn, is likely to affect the market prices of securities of companies mining or processing gold, and accordingly, the value of investments in such securities may also be affected. Gold related investments as a group have not performed as well as the stock market in general during periods when the U.S. dollar is strong, inflation is low and general economic conditions are stable. In addition, returns on gold related investments have traditionally been more volatile than investments in broader equity or debt markets. Investment in gold and gold related investments may be speculative and may be subject to greater price volatility than investments in other assets and types of companies.

  6. High yield securities (commonly known as "junk bonds") which are generally considered speculative because they may be subject to greater levels of interest rate, credit (including issuer default) and liquidity risk than investment grade securities and may be subject to greater volatility. The Funds invest in high yield securities that are non-investment grade. High yield, lower rated securities involve greater price volatility and present greater risks than high rated fixed income securities. High yield securities are rated lower than investment-grade securities because there is a greater possibility that the issuer may be unable to make interest and principal payments on those securities.

  7. Investments in bonds are subject to interest-rate risk and can lose principal value when interest rates rise. Bonds are also subject to credit risk, in which the bond issuer may fail to pay interest and principal in a timely manner, or that negative perception of the issuer's ability to make such payments may cause the price of that bond to decline. Recent market conditions and events, including a global public health crisis and actions taken by governments in response, may exacerbate these risks.

  8. Bank loans are often less liquid than other types of debt instruments. There is no assurance that the liquidation of any collateral from a secured bank loan would satisfy the borrower's obligation, or that such collateral could be liquidated.

  9. Income generation is not guaranteed. If dividend paying stocks in the Fund's portfolio stop paying or reduce dividends, The Fund's ability to generate income will be adversely affected.

  10. Strategies whose investments are concentrated in a specific industry or sector may be subject to a higher degree of risk than funds whose investments are diversified and may not be suitable for all investors.

  1. Benchmarks

  2. One cannot invest directly in an index. Indices do not incur management fees or other operating expenses.

  3. The MSCI World Index is a widely followed, unmanaged group of stocks from 23 developed markets and is not available for purchase. The index provides total returns in U.S. dollars with net dividends reinvested.

  4. The MSCI EAFE Index is an unmanaged total return index, reported in U.S. dollars, based on share prices and reinvested net dividends of companies from 21 countries and is not available for purchase.

  5. Standard & Poor's 500 Index is a widely recognized unmanaged index including a representative sample of 500 leading companies in leading sectors of the U.S. economy and is not available for purchase. Although the Standard & Poor's 500 Index focuses on the large-cap segment of the market, with approximately 80% coverage of U.S. equities, it is also considered a proxy for the total market.

  6. The Bloomberg Barclays US Corporate High Yield Bond Index is composed of fixed-rate, publicly issued, non-investment grade debt, is unmanaged, with dividends reinvested, and is not available for purchase.  The index includes both corporate and non-corporate sectors.  The corporate sectors are Industrial, Utility and Finance, which include both U.S. and non-U.S. corporations.  The index is presented here for comparison purposes only.

  7. The FTSE Gold Mines Index Series is designed to reflect the performance of the worldwide market in the shares of companies whose principal activity is the mining of gold. The FTSE Gold Mines Index encompasses all gold mining companies that have a sustainable, attributable gold production of at least 300,000 ounces a year and that derive 51% or more of their revenue from mined gold. The Index is unmanaged, is available with dividends reinvested and is not available for purchase.

  8. The Bloomberg Barclays Capital Aggregate Bond Index is a broad-based benchmark that measures the investment grade U.S. dollar-denominated fixed-rate taxable bond market, including Treasuries, government-related and corporate securities, MBS (agency fixed-rate and hybrid ARM passthroughs), ABS, and CMBS.

  9. The Russell 2000 Index is an unmanaged index that measures the performance of the 2000 smallest companies in the Russell 3000 Index and is not available for purchase.

  10. Russell 2000® Value Index measures the performance of small-cap value segment of the US equity universe. It includes those Russell 2000 companies with lower price-to-book ratios and lower forecasted growth values.

  11. Composite Index - effective March 1, 2016 the Global Income Builder Fund is compared against a composite index, 60% of which consists of the MSCI World Index and 40% of which consists of the Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index. The Fund believes this composite index provides a useful comparison against the performance of the Fund, which currently invests in both equity and fixed income securities.

  1. Fund of America Information

  2. Effective August 17, 2020, the First Eagle Fund of America changed its investment objective and principal investment strategy. In addition, effective August 17, 2020, the Fund is subject to different (generally lower) fees and expenses than previously. Under the prior objective and strategy, the Fund's portfolio and investment characteristics differed substantially from that now presented. All investment performance shown for periods through August 17, 2020 is based on the prior investment strategy and the fees and expenses applicable to the Fund at such time. Current management is also as of August 17, 2020.

    The value of the Fund’s portfolio holdings may fluctuate in response to events specific to the companies or markets in which Fund of America invests, as well as economic, political, or social events in the United States or abroad. Recent market conditions and events, including a global public health crisis and actions taken by governments in response, may exacerbate volatility. The value of the Fund’s portfolio may fluctuate in response to the risk that the prices of equity securities, including common stock, rise and fall daily. These price movements may result from factors affecting individual companies, industries or the securities market as a whole. In addition, equity markets tend to move in cycles, which may cause stock prices to fall over short or extended periods of time.

    Investments in bonds are subject to interest-rate risk (including during periods of historically low interest rates) and can lose principal value when interest rates rise. Bonds are also subject to credit risk, in which the bond issuer may fail to pay interest and principal in a timely manner, or that negative perception of the issuer’s ability to make such payments may cause the price of that bond to decline. Recent market conditions and events, including a global public health crisis and actions taken by governments in response, may exacerbate these risks.

    The Fund is a non-diversified mutual fund, and as a result, an investment in Fund of America may expose your money to greater risks than if you invest in a diversified fund.

As of Jan 23, 2022
Ticker Class Inception Date** NAV Daily Price Change ($) Daily Price Change % YTD (%)
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    Inception Dates

  2. Global Fund Inception dates: A Shares 01/01/1979, C Shares 06/05/2000, I Shares 07/31/1998, R3 Shares 05/01/2018, R4 Shares 01/17/2018, R6 Shares 03/01/2017. Performance for periods prior to January 1, 2000 occurred while a prior portfolio manager of The Fund was affiliated with another firm. Inception date shown is when this prior portfolio manager assumed portfolio management responsibilities.

  3. Overseas Fund Inception dates: A Shares 08/31/1993, C Shares 06/05/2000, I Shares 07/31/1998, R3 Shares 05/01/2018, R4 Shares 01/17/2018, R5 Shares 03/11/2019, R6 Shares 03/01/2017.

  4. U.S. Value Fund Inception dates: A Shares 09/04/2001 , C Shares 09/04/2001, I Shares 09/04/2001, R3 Shares 05/01/2018, R4 Shares 07/29/2019, R5 Shares 07/29/2019,R6 Shares 03/01/2017.

  5. Gold Fund Inception dates: A Shares 08/31/1993, C Shares 05/15/2003, I Shares 05/15/2003, R3 Shares 05/01/2018, R4 Shares 07/29/2019, R5 Shares 07/29/2019, R6 Shares 03/01/2017.

  6. Global Income Builder Fund Inception dates: A Shares 05/01/2012, C Shares 05/01/2012, I Shares 05/01/2012, R3 Shares 05/01/2018, R4 Shares 07/29/2019, R5 Shares 07/29/2019, R6 Shares 03/01/2017.

  7. Fund of America Inception dates: A Shares 11/20/1998, C Shares 03/02/1998, I Shares 03/08/2013, Y Shares 04/10/1987, R3 Shares 05/01/2018, R4 Shares 07/29/2019, R5 Shares 07/29/2019, R6 Shares 03/01/2017.

  8. High Income Fund Inception dates: A Shares 01/03/2012, C Shares 01/03/2012, I Shares 11/19/2007, R3 Shares 05/01/2018, R4 Shares 07/29/2019, R5 Shares 07/29/2019, R6 Shares 03/01/2017.

  9. Small Cap Opportunity I shares incepted on April 27, 2021. Small Cap Opportunity A shares and R6 shares incepted on July 1, 2021.

  10. The International Overseas ADR Composite has an inception date of 01-Jan-2021.

  11. Credit Opportunities Fund Inception dates:  A Shares DEC 02, 2020, I Shares SEP 15, 2020.

  1. Investors should consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. The prospectus and summary prospectus contain this and other information about the Funds and may be viewed online or calling us at 800.747.2008. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing. Investments are not FDIC insured or bank guaranteed and may lose value.

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  3. The First Eagle Funds are offered by FEF Distributors, LLC, a subsidiary of First Eagle Investment Management, LLC, which provides advisory services.

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