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Consistent Long-Term Growth. Growth investing can play a key role in helping investors reach their long-term financial goals. Growth is a cornerstone equity fund designed with the objective to steadily build wealth over time without exposing investors to unnecessary risk.

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Compelling Opportunities

Growth invests in large companies with compelling potential. The team’s research-driven process emphasizes:

  • Identifying companies experiencing sustainable business improvement, an important driver of share price
  • Monitoring holdings versus key metrics to validate position size
  • A disciplined buy/sell process

Total Risk Management

The fund’s risk management strategy is focused on:

  • Understanding and quantifying all portfolio risks
  • Taking intended stock-specific risk when the managers believe they can add value
  • Reducing unintended sector and industry risk

Consistent Results

Enduring return, risk and style characteristics make Growth a solid choice for investors of any age.

  • Consistent performance compared to its peer average*
  • Consistent risk and return characteristics*
  • Consistent exposure to large growth stocks

*Growth has a proven track record versus its benchmark and peers

A Note About Risk

The value and/or returns of a portfolio will fluctuate with market and economic conditions. 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.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.


Rating & Rankings

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For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar RatingTM based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. Morningstar ratings are based upon Investor class of shares, unless otherwise indicated. The top 10% of funds in each 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. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund within this scale and rated separately, which may cause slight variations in the distribution percentages.) The Overall Morningstar RatingTM for a fund is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five- and ten-year (if applicable) Morningstar RatingTM metrics. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

The Morningstar Investment Style BoxTM 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 Management

  • Gregory Woodhams, CFA
    Gregory Woodhams, CFA

    CFA, Chief Investment Officer, U.S. Growth Equity - Large Cap, Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager

    View Gregory's Biography
  • Prescott LeGard, CFA
    Prescott LeGard, CFA

    CFA, Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager

    View Prescott's Biography

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.

The value and/or returns of a portfolio will fluctuate with market and economic conditions.

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.


Expense ratios provided are the funds' total annual operating expense ratios, gross of any fee waivers or expense reimbursements. Expense ratios are as of the funds' most current prospectus.

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