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Statistics About American Century Investments History of ESG Investment

Impact Through Ownership Model

With responsible investing firmly rooted in our DNA, American Century Investments' focus on ESG factors is integral to our corporate citizenship and business model. Our ownership structure is unique in the asset management space as it enables our clients to directly support lifesaving research and contribute to the global fight against cancer.

In 1994, American Century Investments' founder, James E. Stowers Jr., and his wife Virginia—inspired by their personal experiences with cancer and a desire to use their wealth to help humanity—dedicated the vast majority of their net worth to create the Stowers Institute for Medical Research (SIMR)   . SIMR is a private biomedical research institution focused on researching genetic-based diseases, including cancer. Through this distinctive ownership structure, whereby the institute is a controlling owner of American Century Investments, we have been distributing dividends to the institute since 2000. Those payments have totalled $1.7 billion.

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