Global Small Cap Fund

Summary

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FUND FACTS

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Expenses and Dividends

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Morningstar

Morningstar Rating™:
The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange‐traded funds, closed‐end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three‐year history. Exchange‐traded funds and open‐ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk‐Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three‐, five‐, and 10‐year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three‐year rating for 36‐59 months of total returns, 60% five‐year rating/40% three‐year rating for 60‐119 months of total returns, and 50% 10‐year rating/30% five‐year rating/20% three‐ year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10‐year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10‐year period, the most recent three‐year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.
Morningstar Investment Style Box™:
The Morningstar Investment Style Box™ reveals a fund's investment strategy. For the equity holdings in the fund's portfolio, the vertical axis shows the market capitalization of the stocks owned and the horizontal axis shows investment style (value, blend or growth).
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FUND DOCUMENTS & RESOURCES

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Important Note

As of the close of business on October 30, 2020, the Investor Class of the fund is generally closed to new accounts. Please see the prospectus for details.

Investment Objective

Seeks capital growth.

Risk & Additional Details

Goal & Strategy

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

Characteristics

Employs an investment process that seeks consistent growth through investments in global 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.

    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
    • Sector Weightings

      Geography

      • TOP COUNTRIES
      • Top Countries

      • TOP REGIONS
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        Management

        Trevor Gurwich

        Trevor Gurwich

        Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager

        Federico Laffan

        Federico Laffan

        Vice President, Portfolio Manager

        The management fee has been restated to reflect the decrease in the management fee schedule effective August 1, 2020.

        International investing involves special risks, such as political instability and currency fluctuations.

        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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