KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third year in a row, the Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Awards U.S. honored American Century Investments One Choice® In Retirement Portfolio for its risk-adjusted mutual fund performance over multiple time periods. Within Lipper's Mixed-Asset Target Today classification, One Choice In Retirement's R6 share class claimed the top spot against 112 peers for the three-year period, while the fund's Institutional share class beat 101 peers over the five-year period, ending November 30, 2016.
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 2017 U.S. awards were presented March 23, 2017, at a ceremony in New York.
"We're excited that One Choice In Retirement was able to 'three-peat' at the Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Awards," said Scott Wittman, American Century Investments chief investment officer responsible for multi-asset and disciplined equity strategies. "Since the inception of the One Choice Target Date series in 2004, we've focused on providing a smoother ride by striving to limit volatile return streams in an effort to help more defined contribution plan participants and other investors achieve retirement success."
In addition to Wittman, the One Choice portfolio management team includes Co-Chief Investment Officer David MacEwen, Senior Vice President Rich Weiss and Vice Presidents Scott Wilson and Radu Gabudean. The 10 fund-of-funds that comprise the One Choice Target Date series have attracted approximately $20 billion* in client assets.
Lipper also honored American Century in the Mid Cap Value classification. American Century NT Mid Cap Value R6 share class had the top ranking against 294 peers over the three-year period, while the Institutional class beat 206 peers over the 10-year period. The NT funds are "no tobacco" versions of American Century funds used exclusively within the One Choice Target Date series.
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 S. 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 nearly $1.3 billion since 2000. For more information about American Century Investments, visit www.americancentury.com.
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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, 2016. 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 http://www.lipperfundawards.com.
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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's 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.
*One Choice Target Date Portfolios on Dec. 31, 2016 were $20 billion.
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