AC Alternatives® Market Neutral Value Fund

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Manage Risk. Fight Volatility. AC Alternatives Market Neutral Value Fund is a portfolio diversifier seeking long-term capital appreciation with low volatility and no correlation to the stock market.

Investment Objective

Seeks long-term capital growth, independent of equity market conditions.

Risk & Additional Details

Goal & Strategy

Time-Tested Value Orientation

The fund is managed by a veteran team whose value philosophy dates back to 1993. The fund will:

  • Buy long securities that appear relatively undervalued
  • Sell short securities that appear relatively overvalued
  • Strategically pair long and short positions with tightly correlated business models

Characteristics

A Portfolio Complement

With its uncommon performance characteristics, AC Alternatives Market Neutral Value Fund may complement an investor's traditional stock and bond investments and help manage overall portfolio threats such as:

  • Stock market downside risk and volatility
  • Declining bond prices in a rising-rate environment
  • Low yield on short-term investments

Performance

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    Composition

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        Management

        Michael Liss, CFA, CPA

        Michael Liss

        Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager

        Kevin Toney, CFA

        Kevin Toney

        Senior Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager

        Phillip N. Davidson, CFA

        Phillip Davidson

        Chief Investment Officer - U.S. Value Equity, Senior Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager

        Dan Gruemmer, CFA

        Dan Gruemmer

        Portfolio Manager

        Brian Woglom, CFA

        Brian Woglom

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

        Returns or yields for the fund would have been lower if .25% of the management fee had not been waived. The advisor expects this waiver to continue until July 31, 2018, and cannot terminate it prior to such date without the approval of the Board of Directors. Review the annual or semiannual report for the most current information.

        There are risks associated with selling short, including the risk that the fund may have to cover its short positions at a higher price than the short price, resulting in a loss. The fund's loss on a short sale is potentially unlimited, as a loss occurs when the value of a security sold short increases.

        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.

        Alternative mutual funds that hold a variety of non-traditional investments also often employ more complex trading strategies than traditional mutual funds. Each of these different alternative asset classes and investment strategies have unique risks making them more suitable for investors with an above average tolerance for risk.

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        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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