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February 28, 2018 - Kansas City, Mo.
Two American Century Investments' mutual funds were recognized at the 2018 U.S. Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Awards. Within Lipper's Mixed-Asset Target Today classification, One Choice® In Retirement Portfolio (I share class) was honored for its performance over the 10-year period ending November 30, 2017. This is the fourth year in a row One Choice In Retirement has been recognized at the annual awards.
In the Emerging Markets classification, American Century® NT Emerging Markets Fund (G share class) won for its performance over the three-year period ending November 30, 2017. The NT funds are "no tobacco" versions of American Century Investments' funds and are used exclusively within the One Choice® Target Date Portfolios series.
For more than three decades and in over 20 countries worldwide, the Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Awards have honored funds and fund management firms that have "excelled in providing consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers," based on Thomson Reuters Lipper's proprietary performance-based methodology. The 2018 U.S. awards were presented on February 27 at a ceremony in New York.
"Over the past four years, One Choice In Retirement has been a consistent winner at the Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Awards," said Rich Weiss, American Century Investments' chief investment officer responsible for multi-asset strategies, which includes the firm's target date portfolios. "The entire One Choice Target Date series was designed to help investors build toward the retirement they envision, while reducing the chances their money will run short. We believe this recognition by Lipper is a validation of our time-tested approach."
In addition to Weiss, the One Choice Portfolios are managed by the firm's Co-Chief Investment Officer David MacEwen, Vice Presidents Scott Wilson, Radu Gabudean and Vidya Rajappa and Portfolio Manager John Donner. The 10 fund-of-funds that comprise the One Choice Target Date series and collective investment trusts utilizing the same approach have attracted nearly $24 billion1 in client assets.
While the award-winning American Century® NT Emerging Markets Fund is only used by the One Choice Portfolios, the same strategy (without the tobacco restriction) is available to investors through mutual funds, separate accounts, collective investment trusts and other vehicles. The Emerging Markets strategy is managed by Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager Patricia Ribeiro and Portfolio Manager Sherwin Soo, CFA. Total Emerging Markets assets under management are nearly $3 billion2.
American Century Investments is a leading global asset manager focused on delivering investment results and building long-term client relationships while supporting research that can improve human health and save lives. Founded in 1958, American Century Investments' 1,300 employees serve investment professionals, institutions, corporations and individual investors from offices in New York; London; Hong Kong; Mountain View, Calif.; and Kansas City, Mo. Jonathan Thomas is president and chief executive officer, and Victor Zhang and David MacEwen serve as co-chief investment officers. Delivering investment results to clients enables American Century Investments to distribute over 40 percent of its dividends to the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, a 500-person, non-profit basic biomedical research organization. The Institute owns more than 40 percent of American Century Investments and has received dividend payments of $1.4 billion since 2000. For more information about American Century Investments, visit americancentury.com.
1 As of Dec. 31, 2017, client assets in the One Choice Target Date Portfolios and Collective Investment Trusts utilizing the same investment approach were $23.7 billion.
2 As of Dec. 31, 2017, client assets in American Century Investments' Emerging Market strategy were $2.93 billion.
You should consider the fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before you invest. Each fund's prospectus or summary prospectus, which can be obtained by visiting americancentury.com, contains this and other information about the fund, and should be read carefully before investing. Investments are subject to market risk.
Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
The Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Awards honor individual funds that have delivered stronger and more consistent risk-adjusted performance than their peers over the three-, five-, and 10-year periods ended Nov.30, 2017. Thomson Reuters Lipper's proprietary mutual fund rating methodology is used to determine the winners. To be considered for a fund award in the U.S., funds must have at least 36 months of performance history and must be classified in a peer group with at least 10 distinct portfolios. The fund with the highest Lipper Leader rating for Consistent Return value in each eligible classification determines the classification winner over three, five, or 10 years. Other share classes may have different performance and expense characteristics. For detailed information about the Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Awards methodology visit https://www.lipperfundawards.com .
Lipper's Mixed-Asset Target Date Today classification for the 10-year period has a Share Class Count of 62 and Portfolio Count of 14. Lipper's Emerging Markets classification for the three-year period has a Share Class Count of 596 and Portfolio Count of 193.
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A One Choice Target Date Portfolio's target date is the approximate year when investors plan to retire or start withdrawing their money. The principal value of the investment is not guaranteed at any time, including at the target date.
Each target-date One Choice Target Date Portfolio seeks the highest total return consistent with American Century Investments' proprietary asset mix. Over time, the asset mix and weightings are adjusted to be more conservative. In general, as the target year approaches, the portfolio's allocation becomes more conservative by decreasing the allocation to stocks and increasing the allocation to bonds and money market instruments.
By the time each fund reaches its target year, its target asset mix will become fixed and will match that of One Choice In Retirement Portfolio.
International investing involves special risks, such as political instability and currency fluctuations. Investing in emerging markets may accentuate these risks.
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