Recognition and Collaborations

Industry accolades and collaborative initiatives are ultimately about our clients.




Providing results, especially during the worst of times, is something we don’t take for granted. Named one of Barron's 10 Best Fund Families  based on 2020 performance.

Read more about Barron’s rankings .




Best Overall Large Fund Manager
Best Equity Large Fund Manager
10-Year Performance for One Choice® In Retirement Portfolios


Recognition is great,  but more encouraging is knowing the consistent, risk-adjusted performance these awards are based on helped clients with their most important financial goals.

Read our announcement about the awards.


For more information, please view disclosures at the bottom of the page.



As active managers, we work to consistently perform better than our benchmarks. Recognition for outperformance for 1, 3, 5 and 10 years is why Investor’s Business Daily named 21 of our funds in their Best Mutual Funds Awards 2021 



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The partnerships we make highlight the values we share with you.


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiatives


Uncommon Owners, A Powerful Purpose

With the Stowers Institute for Medical Research as our primary owner, the impact we can have is multifaceted. It starts with a quest to help our clients succeed financially, while also supporting research that has the power to save lives. Find out about the unique relationship between us and the Stowers Institute, as well as your part in the story. 

Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards

The Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards, granted annually, highlight funds and fund companies that have excelled in delivering consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers.

The Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards are based on the Lipper Leader for Consistent Return rating, which is a risk-adjusted performance measure calculated over 36, 60 and 120 months. The fund with the highest Lipper Leader for Consistent Return (Effective Return) value in each eligible classification wins the Refinitiv Lipper Fund Award. For more information, see lipperfundawards.com . Although Refinitiv Lipper makes reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the data contained herein, the accuracy is not guaranteed by Refinitiv Lipper.

Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards, ©2021 Refinitiv. All rights reserved. Used under license.

Investor’s Business Daily

Investor’s Business Daily looked at “all the funds in the Morningstar universe that were at least 10 years old and identified those that beat their benchmark for the latest one-year, three-year, five-year and 10-year periods. There were 810 funds recognized. The following American Century funds made the list:

Best International Mutual Funds
American Century Focused Global Growth Fund
American Century International Opportunities Fund
American Century Emerging Markets Fund

Best Growth Funds
American Century Focused Dynamic Growth Fund
American Century Ultra® Fund
American Century Select Fund
American Century Small Cap Growth Fund
American Century Growth Fund
American Century Disciplined Growth Fund

Best Large Cap Funds
American Century Focused Dynamic Growth Fund
American Century Ultra® Fund
American Century Select Fund
American Century Growth Fund
American Century Disciplined Growth Fund

Best U.S. Diversified Mutual Funds
American Century Focused Dynamic Growth Fund
American Century Ultra® Fund
American Century Select Fund
American Century Small Cap Growth Fund
American Century Growth Fund
American Century Disciplined Growth Fund

Best Small Cap Funds
American Century Small Cap Growth Fund

One Choice® Target Date Portfolios:

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 cash equivalents.

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.

Investment return and principal value of security investments will fluctuate. The value at the time of redemption may be more or less than the original cost. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

A strategy or emphasis on environmental, social and governance factors ("ESG") may limit the investment opportunities available to a portfolio. Therefore, the portfolio may underperform or perform differently than other portfolios that do not have an ESG investment focus. A portfolio's ESG investment focus may also result in the portfolio investing in securities or industry sectors that perform differently or maintain a different risk profile than the market generally or compared to underlying holdings that are not screened for ESG standards.