Emerging Markets Small Cap Fund

Summary

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FUND FACTS

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Expenses and Dividends

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FUND DOCUMENTS & RESOURCES

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Investment Objective

Seeks capital growth.

Risk & Additional Details

Goal & Strategy

Long-term capital growth by investing primarily in small-cap companies in emerging countries.

Characteristics

Employs an investment process that seeks consistent growth through investments in emerging small-cap companies exhibiting sustainable and accelerating earnings growth.

Performance

  • ANNUALIZED
  • Average annual total returns illustrate the annual compounded returns that would have produced the cumulative total return if the fund's performance had remained constant throughout the period indicated. Returns for periods less than one year are not annualized.

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  • CALENDAR YEAR
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  • RISK/RETURNS
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    Composition

    • INVESTMENT BLEND
    • Investment Blend

    • TOP TEN HOLDINGS
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    • SECTOR WEIGHTINGS
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      Geography

      • TOP COUNTRIES
      • Top Countries

      • TOP REGIONS
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        Management

        Patricia Ribeiro

        Patricia Ribeiro

        Senior Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager

        Sherwin Soo, CFA

        Sherwin Soo, CFA

        Vice President, Portfolio Manager

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        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 quarter end. For additional share class information, consult the prospectus.

        International investing involves special risks, such as political instability and currency fluctuations. Investing in emerging markets may accentuate these risks.

        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.

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        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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