Effective January 27, 2012, the name of the Fund was changed to the SunAmerica Japan Fund and certain corresponding changes were made to the Fund’s investment strategy and techniques. Prior to this date, the Fund was managed as an international small-cap fund. The performance shown represents the performance of the Fund as an international small-cap fund through January 27, 2012.
Investments in stocks are subject to risk, including the possible loss of principal. Stocks of international companies are subject to additional risks including currency risks and geographic concentration. Stocks of small-cap companies, and to a lesser extent, mid-cap companies, may be more volatile than and not as readily marketable as those of larger companies. Under normal circumstances, at least 80% of the Fund’s net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, will be invested in Japanese companies. Because the Fund concentrates its investments in Japan, the Fund’s performance is expected to be closely tied to social, political and economic conditions of that country. As a result, the Fund is likely to be more volatile than more geographically diverse international funds. The Japanese economy faces a number of long-term problems, including massive government debt, the aging and shrinking of the population, an unstable financial sector and low domestic consumption. Japan has experienced natural disasters of varying degrees of severity, and the risks of such phenomena, and damage resulting therefrom, continue to exist. Japan has a growing economic relationship with China and other Southeast Asian countries, and thus Japan’s economy may also be affected by economic, political or social instability in those countries (whether resulting from local or global events).