One Fund, Global Diversification. Global Allocation Fund is designed to help investors build and preserve capital with a single fund that’s diversified globally across traditional stocks and bonds and a range of alternative investments.
Leading Edge Diversification
The Global Allocation Fund team casts a wide net in a global search for opportunities to expand return potential and reduce downside risk. They've established a strategic framework spanning traditional U.S. and non-U.S. stock and bond investments as well as alternative asset classes such as commodities, real estate and gold.
State-of-the-Art Tactical Asset Allocation
The fund's management team monitors global macroeconomic conditions and market metrics. Informed by this research, the management team uses a proprietary tactical asset allocation model to take advantage of opportunities, manage risk and adjust to changing market conditions.
Active Alpha Strategies
The fund follows a flexible but risk-managed approach designed for today's increasingly integrated global market. The management team seeks additional return potential through investments in foreign currency, sector exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and other instruments. At the same time, they seek to mitigate risk through investments in volatility-related instruments.
A Note About Risk
The value and/or returns of a portfolio will fluctuate with market and economic conditions. International investing involves special risk considerations, including economic and political conditions, inflation rates and currency fluctuations. The fund may invest in small- and mid-cap stock, which can be more volatile than larger-company stock. The fund also employs a mix of investment styles, each of which has risks associated with it. The fund’s investments in fixed income securities are subject to the risks associated with debt securities including credit, price and interest rate risk. The performance of the portfolio is partially dependent on the performance of the underlying American Century funds and will assume the risks associated with these funds. The fund’s commodity-related investments may be subject to greater volatility than investments in traditional securities. In addition, the fund’s real estate-related investments may subject the fund to risks similar to those associated with direct investment in real estate. There is no guarantee that the investment objectives will be met. Dividends and yields represent past performance and there is no guarantee that they will continue to be paid.
Radu Gabudean, Ph.D.
Vice President, Portfolio Manager
Scott Wilson, CFA
Vice President, Portfolio Manager
G. David MacEwen
Co-Chief Investment Officer, Senior Vice President
Scott Wittman, CFA, CAIA
Chief Investment Officer, Asset Allocation & Disciplined Equity , Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager
Senior Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager
Data reflects past performance for Investor Class shares, assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains and is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than data shown. Investment return and principal value fluctuates. Redemption value may be more or less than original cost. Obtain performance data current to the most recent month end. For additional share class information, consult the prospectus. Extraordinary performance is attributable in part to unusually favorable market conditions and may not be repeated or consistently achieved in the future.
Diversification does not assure a profit nor does it protect against loss of principal.Historically, small- and/or mid-cap stocks have been more volatile than the stock of larger, more-established companies. Smaller companies may have limited resources, product lines and markets, and their securities may trade less frequently and in more limited volumes than the securities of larger companies.
W2 If your account falls below the minimum balance, you will be notified and given 90 days to meet the minimum. If the deadline is not met, American Century Investments may redeem the shares in the account and send the proceeds to the address of record.
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