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Overview

Seeks to capture the performance of large- and mid-capitalization companies in the U.S. that possess attractive quality, growth and valuation fundamentals. Pursues more consistent exposure to U.S. Growth companies versus market-cap-weighted indexes by emphasizing stable growers as well as high-quality, high-growth companies.

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Key Facts
Investment Objective
Seeks to provide investment results that closely correspond, before fees and expenses, to the performance of the Index.
Inception Date
09/10/2018
Morningstar Category
Large Growth
Benchmark
American Century U.S. Quality Growth IndexA
Total Assets
$645,337,250.09
As of 10/03/2023
Shares Outstanding
9,750,000.00
As of 10/03/2023
Total Holdings
191
As of 08/31/2023
Distribution Frequency
Quarterly
Morningstar Overall Rating
Based on risk-adjusted return
Out of 1,122 funds. Large Growth category
As of 08/31/2023
Fees
Gross Expense Ratio
0.29%
Trading Information
Ticker
QGRO
CUSIP
025072307
ISIN
US0250723071
SEDOL
BFMX8V8
Exchange
NYSE Arca

For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating™ based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance.

STOXX® is a registered trademark of STOXX Ltd.

Trading

As of 10/03/2023
Daily Market Prices
Closing Price
$66.19
Bid Ask Midpoint
$66.21
Day High Price
$67.17
Day Low Price
$65.95
Bid Ask Spread
0.11%
30-Day Median Bid Ask Spread
0.12%
52-Week Range
52-Week High
$72.09
52-Week Low
$53.58

Premium Discount

As of 10/03/2023

0.03%

Performance

QGRO
Market Price
Spliced U.S. Quality Growth Index
Russell 1000 Growth IndexB

Performance data quoted represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Returns less than one year are not annualized. Net asset value (NAV) prices are used to calculate market price performance prior to the date when the fund first traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Market performance is determined using the bid/ask midpoint at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time, when the NAV is typically calculated. Market performance does not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times. Index performance does not represent the fund's performance. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

On May 31, 2023, QGRO began to track the American Century{SUP}®{/SUP} U.S. Quality Growth Index{SUP}A{/SUP}. Historical index data prior to May 31, 2023, is for the iSTOXX{SUP}®{/SUP} American Century{SUP}®{/SUP} USA Quality Growth Index{SUP}C{/SUP}. Spliced index data on and after May 31, 2023, is for the Spliced U.S. Quality Growth Index.

Average annual 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.

30-Day SEC Unsubsidized Yield: Represents net investment income earned by a fund over a 30-day period, expressed as an annual percentage rate based on the fund's share price at the end of the 30-day period. Unsubsidized yield does not adjust for any fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements in effect.

12 Month Distribution Rate: The sum of a fund's total trailing 12-month interest and dividend payments divided by the most recent day's ending share price (NAV).

Data is not available at this time

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment returns will fluctuate and it is possible to lose money.

Total Paid
Ordinary Dividends
Reinvest Price
09/21/2023
$0.0566
$0.0566
$66.88
06/20/2023
$0.0845
$0.0845
$67.55
03/23/2023
$0.0991
$0.0991
$61.67
12/15/2022
$0.0673
$0.0673
$59.41

Historical Distribution (CSV)

Ratings and Risk

As of 08/31/2023
Overall
Out of 1,122 funds. Large Growth category
3 Year
Out of 1,122 funds

Investment Style

Large
Medium
Small
Value
Blend
Growth

For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating™ based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance.

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 Morningstar Rating does not include any adjustment for sales loads. 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).

Portfolio

As of 08/31/2023

Weighted Average Market Cap
199.63 B

Holdings
191

As of 08/31/2023
% Portfolio
Due to rounding, these values may exceed 100%Negative weights may be due to open security or capital stock trades at period end and/or unrealized loss on derivative positions as a percent of net assets at period end.
As of 08/31/2023191 Equity Issues
As of 08/31/2023
Sectors
% Portfolio
Information Technology
35%
Consumer Discretionary
19%
Health Care
15%
Industrials
11%
Communication Services
6%
Financials
5%
Consumer Staples
4%
Energy
3%
Materials
2%
Real Estate
<1%
Due to rounding, these values may exceed 100%
As of 10/02/2023
Company
% Portfolio
SYNOPSYS INC COMMON STOCK USD.01
3.20%
ALPHABET INC CL A COMMON STOCK USD.001
3.11%
BOOKING HOLDINGS INC COMMON STOCK USD.008
3.07%
MANHATTAN ASSOCIATES INC COMMON STOCK USD.01
2.62%
NEUROCRINE BIOSCIENCES INC COMMON STOCK USD.001
2.61%
SERVICENOW INC COMMON STOCK USD.001
2.53%
AUTODESK INC COMMON STOCK USD.01
2.51%
MICROSOFT CORP COMMON STOCK USD.00000625
2.38%
TJX COMPANIES INC COMMON STOCK USD1.0
2.29%
ADOBE INC COMMON STOCK USD.0001
2.05%
% of Top Portfolio Holdings
26.37%
Due to rounding, these values may exceed 100%Negative weights may be due to open security or capital stock trades at period end and/or unrealized loss on derivative positions as a percent of net assets at period end.
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As of 08/31/2023
Countries
Regions
Countries
% Portfolio
United States
100%
Due to rounding, these values may exceed 100%

Team

Rene Casis avatar
Rene Casis

Vice President

Portfolio Manager

Firm Start

2018


Industry Start

1999

Will Enderle avatar
Will Enderle

Associate Portfolio Manager

Firm Start

2019


Industry Start

2017

Resources

Fund Literature
Fact Sheet

Index performance does not represent the fund's performance. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are bought and sold through exchange trading at market price (not NAV), and are not individually redeemed from the fund. Shares may trade at a premium or discount to their NAV in the secondary market. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns.

This fund is not actively managed and the portfolio managers do not attempt to take defensive positions under any market conditions, including declining markets. The portfolio managers also do not generally add or remove a security from the fund until such security is similarly added or removed from the underlying index. Therefore, the fund may hold an underperforming security or not hold an outperforming security until the underlying index reacts. This may result in underperformance compared to the market generally. In addition, there is no assurance that the underlying index will be determined, composed or calculated accurately. While the index provider provides descriptions of what the underlying index is designed to achieve, the index provider does not guarantee the quality, accuracy or completeness of data in respect of its indices, and does not guarantee that the underlying index will be in line with the described index methodology. Gains, losses or costs to the fund caused by errors in the underlying index may therefore be borne by the fund and its shareholders.

Historically, 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.

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.

Brokerage Services are provided by American Century Brokerage, a division of American Century Investment Services, Inc., registered broker/dealer, member FINRASIPC.

American Century® U.S. Quality Growth Index

Seeks to capture the performance of large- and mid-capitalization companies in the U.S. that possess attractive quality, growth and valuation fundamentals. Learn more: ACQGRO Index Methodology Book

Russell 1000® Growth Index

Measures the performance of those Russell 1000 Index companies (the 1,000 largest publicly traded U.S. companies, based on total market capitalization) with higher price-to-book ratios and higher forecasted growth values.

iSTOXX® American Century® USA Quality Growth Index

iSTOXX® American Century® USA Quality Growth Index is a systematic, rules-based proprietary index that is owned and calculated by STOXX® based on the STOXX® 900 Index. The underlying index aims to dynamically allocate to companies that exhibit higher growth and quality characteristics relative to their peers. The STOXX® 900 Index covers the 900 largest U.S. companies by market capitalization. It is not possible to invest directly in an index. STOXX® and iSTOXX® are registered trademarks of STOXX Ltd.

Closing Price: The price of the last reported trade on the fund's primary exchange.

Bid Ask Midpoint: The midpoint between the highest bid and the lowest offer on the primary listing exchange, as of the time that the Fund's NAV is calculated, generally around 4 p.m. (Eastern time).

Premium Discount: A premium is the amount that the fund is trading above the reported NAV, expressed as a percentage of the NAV. A discount is the amount that the fund is trading below the reported NAV, expressed as a percentage of the NAV.

ETF Market Performance (Inception to Date): The fund's per share Net Asset Value (NAV) is the value of one share of the fund. Market Price is determined by using the midpoint between the highest bid and the lowest offer on the primary stock exchange on which the shares of the fund are listed for trading, as of the time that the fund's NAV is calculated. The NAV Return is based on the NAV of the fund, and the Market Price Return is based on the market price per share of the fund. Since shares of the fund did not trade in the secondary market until after the fund's inception, for the period from inception to the first day of secondary market trading in shares of the fund, the NAV of the fund is used as a proxy for the Market Price to calculate market returns. Market Price and NAV returns assume that dividends and capital gain distributions have been reinvested in the fund at Market Price and NAV, respectively.

Weighted Average Market Cap: The weighted average market value of a company's outstanding shares.

Holdings: The number of holdings in the fund excluding cash positions and derivatives such as futures and currency forwards.

Investment Blend: Reflects the blend of securities owned by a fund. For example, the percentage of foreign or domestic stocks held by an equity fund or the percentage of corporate and government securities owned by a bond fund. The U.S./Foreign Convertibles grouping includes Convertible Bonds, Equity Linked Securities and Convertible Preferred securities.

Sector Weights: This value represents the sectors included in the portfolio on a percent of assets basis.

Top Holdings: This value represents the top holdings included in the portfolio on a percent of assets basis. Holdings are subject to change without notice. Shares are units of ownership interest in a corporation or financial asset that provide for an equal distribution in any profits, if any are declared, in the form of dividends. In the context of debt instruments, principal can refer to the face value, or par value, of a bond—that is, the actual amount listed on the bond itself. American Century Investments publishes this listing of identities and quantities of each position held by the fund on each business day, before commencement of trading. Securities are reported at market value. The portfolio data and its presentation here may differ from the complete schedules of investments in regulatory filings due to differing accounting and reporting requirements.

Countries: This value represents the countries included in the portfolio on a percent of assets basis.

Regions: This value represents the regions of the country represented by the securities included in the portfolio on a percent of assets basis.

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