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The fund’s managers invest in debt securities of emerging markets issuers with strong balance sheets and positive trends in other key fundamentals.
The managers seek to outperform their benchmark over a complete market cycle through an investment process that blends fundamental credit research and top down analysis.
With experience spanning more than 20 years, the team’s expertise in emerging markets corporate debt includes extensive structuring and deal execution as well as deep knowledge of market structures in Eastern Europe, Asia and Latin America.
International investing involves special risks, such as political instability and currency fluctuations. Investing in emerging markets may accentuate these risks. The lower rated securities in which the fund invests are subject to greater credit risk, default risk and liquidity risk. Generally, as interest rates rise, the value of the securities held in the fund will decline. The opposite is true when interest rates decline. The fund is classified as nondiversified. Because it is nondiversified, it may hold large positions in a small number of securities. To the extent it maintains such positions; a price change in any one of those securities may have a greater impact on the fund’s share price than if it were diversified.
Long-term total return primarily through investments in emerging markets corporate debt securities.
Designed to provide distinctive emerging markets exposure through investments in corporate debt securities. The fund's investment process blends fundamental credit research and top down analysis.
Co-Chief Investment Officer — Global Fixed Income, Senior Vice President
Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager
Vice President, Portfolio Manager and Senior Sovereign Analyst
Portfolio Manager and Senior Corporate Analyst
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International investing involves special risks, such as political instability and currency fluctuations. Investing in emerging markets may accentuate these risks.
The lower rated securities in which the fund invests are subject to greater credit risk, default risk and liquidity risk.
Generally, as interest rates rise, the value of the securities held in the fund will decline. The opposite is true when interest rates decline.
The gross expense ratio is the fund's total annual operating costs, expressed as a percentage of the fund's average net assets for a given time period. It is gross of any fee waivers or expense reimbursement. The net expense ratio is the expense ratio after the application of any waivers or reimbursement. This is the actual ratio that investors paid during the fund's most recent fiscal year. Please see the prospectus for more information.
W2 Minimum initial investment is $1,000 for IRA and CESA accounts, and $2,500 for non-retirement accounts, but these minimums are waived with an initial investment of at least $500 per account and automatic investments of at least $100 per month. If your account balance falls below the minimum, or if you cancel your automatic monthly investment plan prior to reaching the minimum, American Century Investments may redeem the account and send the proceeds to you. Prior to doing so, we will notify you and give you 90 days to meet the minimum or reinstate your automatic monthly investment plan.
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