Be More Invested

Not Business as Usual—This Is Personal

As an asset manager, our number one job is delivering investment results to help you save for college, retirement or any other ambition. We align an active, risk-aware, long-term approach to managing money for clients’ needs. That means not letting anything stand in the way of our performance-first focus. For 60 years, this commitment has not wavered.

Whether designing tailored strategies for global institutional clients, providing a range of solutions and insights to financial advisors, or developing a comprehensive financial plan for individual investors—our mandate is to serve up unique solutions for unique situations. 

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We're invested in you and your financial future. Find out how

 

More Invested in Your Needs

"Be More Invested" means connecting deeply. Just like some aspects of your life inspire you to be more invested, we too are more invested in what we do for clients. We do that by staying true to you and to ourselves.

From two mutual funds and $100,000 in seed money to over $170 billion1 in assets under management, our values have not changed. Real people being able to pay for their life’s dreams still drives us.

How can we help you?

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True to What We Do Best

Mutual funds were the foundation of our business, but we didn’t stop there. As clients’ needs change, we expand our money management capabilities. 

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True-to-Our-Clients

True to Our Clients

It’s all about taking the mystery out of investing and helping clients at whatever point on their path. From straightforward, complimentary education to meeting advanced financial planning needs, we’re committed to making investing less complicated.

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True-to-Our-Commitment

True to Our Commitment

Trust is the foundation of any solid relationship. It takes on even greater importance because you are entrusting your money to our care. We take that seriously and work hard to do the right thing. We apply this same integrity to protecting your privacy and have proactively established processes to monitor for fraudulent activity for your protection.

True-to-Our-Values

True to Our Values

Giving back is a core value—our employees live it every day. The American Century Foundation supports these efforts through a matching donation program and also provides grants in communities where employees live and work. In 2016, the Foundation granted over $1.5 million.

More Invested in Our Purpose

Ultimately for us, Being More Invested means making a difference in all peoples' lives. It started with our late founder’s passion and still drives us today.

Inspired by his and his wife’s personal experiences with cancer, Jim and Virginia Stowers wanted to give back to the countless people who made their lives so meaningful. To help do that, they founded the Stowers Institute for Medical Research to help the millions of people affected by devastating diseases.

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If we make others successful, we in turn will be successful.

James E. Stowers
 

History of Being More Invested

timeline-1958

American Century Investments was founded by James E. Stowers, Jr.

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Stowers System

Development of accelerating growth investment strategy anchored in a forward-focused method of analysis that became known as the "Stowers System"

U.S. Growth Equity Strategies
Fixed Income Strategies

Timeline-1980s

U.S. Bond Strategies

Variable Investment Options

Speciality Strategies

Asset Allocation Capabilities

Separately Managed Accounts

Timeline-1990s

Disciplined Equity Strategies

Global and Non-U.S. Equity Strategies

Non-U.S. Bond Strategies

U.S. Value Equity Strategies

Inflation Bond Strategies

Timeline-2000s

529 College Savings Plan

Target Date and Target Risk Solutions

Market Neutral Strategies

Timeline-2010s

Alternative Strategies

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Factors

ETFs

SICAVs

Collective Investment Trusts

1300+

Employees

6

Global Offices

Jonathan Thomas

President & CEO 2005-present

James E. Stowers Jr.

Founder 1924-2014

We're Completely Invested in Clients

It's why we focus on long-term investments and put independent thinking at the forefront. We don’t blindly follow trends.

Going the extra mile is for our clients. We don't take any short cuts.

It's the way our founder did it. It's the same way we do it today and the same way we'll do it tomorrow.

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Collective Investment Trusts: Collective investment trusts (CITs) are a pooled vehicle commonly used by ERISA retirement plans. CITs group assets from multiple plans into one pooled portfolio. CITs are only available to ERISA-qualified retirement plans, and are not available to the general public.

Separate Account: A separate account is a type of investment vehicle managed by professional asset managers. Separate accounts have unique structure that allows for more flexibility in customizing the investment portfolio to address specific client needs or investment objectives. Securities held in the account are owned directly by the investor or investors.

Exchange Traded Funds: Similar to a mutual fund, an exchange-traded fund (ETF) represents a group of securities, but the ETF trades on an exchange like an individual stock. An ETF generally follows the performance of an index, such as the S&P 500 Index.

SICAVs: A Société d'investissement à Capital Variable, or SICAV, is a publicly traded, open-end investment fund structure offered outside the United States. SICAV funds are similar to open-end mutual funds in the U.S, but are not available to U.S. domiciled investors.

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Factors: A set of standards used by socially conscious investors to screen potential investments. Environmental issues consider how companies act as stewards towards the natural environment, including how they design their products, handle waste, manage their real estate, etc. Depending on the sector, social issues can include product safety and quality, cybersecurity, supply chain management and stakeholder engagement. Governance issues include business conduct, board independence, risk management structures and executive pay-for-performance alignment.

1 Data as of 6/4/2018. $173B AUM USD

2 Private Client Group advisory services are provided by American Century Personal Financial Solutions, Inc., a registered investment advisor. This service is generally for clients with a minimum $100,000 investment. Call us to determine the level of service that is appropriate for you. The advisory service provides discretionary investment management for a fee. All investing involves risk.

3 Trailing twelve month data as of 5/31/2018. Proprietary Client Satisfaction Survey. Percent of respondents rating their Overall Satisfaction with the Call Center Representative a 7 or 6 on a 1-7 satisfaction scale; 1 = Unacceptable and 7 = Outstanding.  Source: Qualtrics®