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rated among 307 Foreign Large Value
(as of 02/28/2014 )
Equity Style BoxN1
The fund's current expense ratio is 1.31%
Effective November 30th 2011, management of the International Value Fund was brought in-house under the Quantitative Equity investment discipline. The fund's investment objective (long-term capital growth) and Morningstar Category (Foreign Large Cap Value) remains the same. However, the American Century Investments team now utilizes a quantitative approach in order to pursue its investment objective. The fund's benchmark changed from the MSCI EAFE Index to the MSCI EAFE Value Index. In our quantitative investment process, approximately 1,700 securities that comprise all the names in the benchmark plus additional securities for each country in the benchmark is the investment universe. This change results in (1) Less exposure to emerging markets (maximum of 5%); (2) More reliance on stock selection to add value (vs. country and sector bets); and (3) Moderately higher turnover.
International investing involves special risk considerations, including economic and political conditions, inflation rates and currency fluctuations. In order to minimize the extent of unintended bets, risk will only be taken in areas that are expected to contribute to consistent positive expected return. For example, sector and country bets may only deviate +/- 1% from the benchmark.
Vinod Chandrashekaran, Ph.D.Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager Director of Quantitative Research
Yulin Long, Ph.D.Vice President, Portfolio Manager
Elizabeth Xie, Ph.D., CFAPortfolio Manager, Senior Quantitative Analyst
Long-term capital growth
(*) The annual expense ratio is based on expenses incurred by the fund, as stated in the most recent prospectus.
The portfolio managers use an approach to stock investing that relies heavily on quantitative tools to identify companies, regardless of size, industry type or geographic location, whose share price patterns suggest their stocks are likely to increase in value. Among the risks associated with the fund, is the reliance on the fund's computer-based investment process. If the investment style embedded in this process falls out of favor with the market, the fund's performance may suffer.
Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) makes no express or implied warranties or representations and shall have no liability whatsoever with respect to any MSCI data contained herein.The MSCI data may not be further redistributed or used to create indices or financial products. This report is not approved or produced by MSCI.
(F1) Redemption of shares within 60 days of purchase will be subject to a 2% redemption fee.
G1Fund performance may be subject to substantial short-term changes due to market volatility or other factors.
International investing involves special risk considerations, including economic and political conditions, inflation rates and currency fluctuations.
N1The Morningstar 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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