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American Century Investments® Launches New Strategy with Best-In-Progress Focus

11/06/2023
LAUNCHING—American Century Global Sustainable Value Equity Strategy
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American Century Investments® Launches New Strategy with Best-In-Progress Focus

London, November 6, 2023

American Century Investments, a $200 billion* global asset manager, expands its investment lineup with the launch of a new strategy for its clients around the world: American Century Global Sustainable Value Equity strategy.

"We are excited to introduce a new global value capability that offers clients a differentiated value proposition by investing in companies we believe are well positioned to benefit financially from a transition to more sustainable business practices," said Chief Investment Officer Victor Zhang.

The Global Sustainable Value strategy will apply a best-in-progress approach as it seeks to deliver attractive financial returns while contributing to positive sustainability outcomes across every sector of the economy. The strategy will maintain 45-75 securities and will be managed by Global Value Equity Chief Investment Officer Kevin Toney, Senior Portfolio Manager Michael Liss and Portfolio Manager David Byrns.

"The team will leverage our proprietary Improvement Pathway (IP) framework to identify companies that recognize the importance and value of transitioning their business operations to support a more sustainable economy," said Byrns. "This is an opportunity for our clients to invest in a best-in-progress focus sustainable strategy that will strive for outperformance with the goal of delivering downside risk management and lower volatility."

The investment team will work in partnership with American Century's Sustainable Research team to identify companies for the new strategy.

"Instead of focusing on companies that are already known as sustainability leaders, we are seeking diamonds in the rough - companies that are committed to improving the sustainability of their business." said Head of Sustainable Investing Sarah Bratton Hughes.

American Century Investment Management (UK) Limited is registered in England and Wales. Registered number: 06520426. Registered office: 12 Henrietta Street, 4th Floor, London, WC2E 8LH.

American Century Investments® Launches New Strategy with Best-In-Progress Focus

Sydney, Australia, November 6, 2023

American Century Investments, a $200 billion* global asset manager, expands its investment lineup with the launch of a new strategy for its clients around the world: American Century Global Sustainable Value Equity strategy.

"We are excited to introduce a new global value capability that offers clients a differentiated value proposition by investing in companies we believe are well positioned to benefit financially from a transition to more sustainable business practices," said Chief Investment Officer Victor Zhang.

The Global Sustainable Value strategy will apply a best-in-progress approach as it seeks to deliver attractive financial returns while contributing to positive sustainability outcomes across every sector of the economy. The strategy will maintain 45-75 securities and will be managed by Global Value Equity Chief Investment Officer Kevin Toney, Senior Portfolio Manager Michael Liss and Portfolio Manager David Byrns.

"The team will leverage our proprietary Improvement Pathway (IP) framework to identify companies that recognize the importance and value of transitioning their business operations to support a more sustainable economy," said Byrns. "This is an opportunity for our clients to invest in a best-in-progress focus sustainable strategy that will strive for outperformance with the goal of delivering downside risk management and lower volatility."

The investment team will work in partnership with American Century's Sustainable Research team to identify companies for the new strategy.

"Instead of focusing on companies that are already known as sustainability leaders, we are seeking diamonds in the rough - companies that are committed to improving the sustainability of their business." said Head of Sustainable Investing Sarah Bratton Hughes.

American Century Investment Management, Inc. is exempt from the requirement to hold an Australian financial services licence under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Australian Corporations Act) in respect of the financial services it provides to "wholesale clients" for the purposes of the Australian Corporations Act, and does not hold such a licence. American Century Investment Management, Inc. is regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission under United States laws which differ from Australian laws. Any financial services given to any person by American Century Investment Management, Inc. in Australia are provided pursuant to ASIC Class Order [CO 03/1100].

American Century Investments® Launches New Strategy with Best-In-Progress Focus

Frankfurt, Germany, November 6, 2023

American Century Investments, a $200 billion* global asset manager, expands its investment lineup with the launch of a new strategy for its clients around the world: American Century Global Sustainable Value Equity strategy. The investment strategy is offered to clients under the long-term strategic partnership with Nomura Asset Management, including in Germany, where the strategy is available in the form of mandate solutions for institutional clients.

"We are excited to introduce a new global value capability that offers clients a differentiated value proposition by investing in companies we believe are well positioned to benefit financially from a transition to more sustainable business practices," said Chief Investment Officer Victor Zhang.

The Global Sustainable Value strategy will apply a best-in-progress approach as it seeks to deliver attractive financial returns while contributing to positive sustainability outcomes across every sector of the economy. The strategy will maintain 45-75 securities and will be managed by Global Value Equity Chief Investment Officer Kevin Toney, Senior Portfolio Manager Michael Liss and Portfolio Manager David Byrns.

"The team will leverage our proprietary Improvement Pathway (IP) framework to identify companies that recognize the importance and value of transitioning their business operations to support a more sustainable economy," said Byrns. "This is an opportunity for our clients to invest in a best-in-progress focus sustainable strategy that will strive for outperformance with the goal of delivering downside risk management and lower volatility."

The investment team will work in partnership with American Century's Sustainable Research team to identify companies for the new strategy.

"Instead of focusing on companies that are already known as sustainability leaders, we are seeking diamonds in the rough - companies that are committed to improving the sustainability of their business." said Head of Sustainable Investing Sarah Bratton Hughes.

American Century Investment Management, Inc. is not authorised by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BaFin)). American Century Investments (EU) GmbH is registered with the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BaFin)).

About American Century Investments

  • Who We Are

    American Century Investments is a leading global asset manager focused on delivering investment results and building long-term client relationships while supporting breakthrough medical research.

  • Quick Facts

    Founded in 1958, American Century Investments' 1,400 employees serve financial professionals, institutions, corporations and individual investors from offices in Kansas City, Missouri; New York; Los Angeles; Santa Clara, California; Portland, Oregon; London; Frankfurt, Germany; Hong Kong; and Sydney.

  • Management

    Jonathan S. Thomas is president and chief executive officer, and Victor Zhang serves as chief investment officer.

  • Giving Back

    Delivering investment results to clients enables American Century Investments to distribute over 40% of its dividends to the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, a 500-person, nonprofit basic biomedical research organization. The Institute owns more than 40% of American Century Investments and has received dividend payments of nearly $2 billion since 2000.

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Assets under supervision as of 10/27/2023.

This strategy is only available for institutional investors.

The opinions expressed are those of American Century Investments (or the portfolio manager) and are no guarantee of the future performance of any American Century Investments' portfolio. This material has been prepared for educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide, and should not be relied upon for, investment, accounting, legal or tax advice.

Investment return and principal value of security investments will fluctuate. The value at the time of redemption may be more or less than the original cost. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

American Century Investment Management (UK) Limited is registered in England and Wales. Registered number: 06520426. Registered office: 12 Henrietta Street, 4th Floor, London, WC2E 8LH.

American Century Investment Management, Inc. is exempt from the requirement to hold an Australian financial services licence under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Australian Corporations Act) in respect of the financial services it provides to "wholesale clients" for the purposes of the Australian Corporations Act, and does not hold such a licence. American Century Investment Management, Inc. is regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission under United States laws which differ from Australian laws. Any financial services given to any person by American Century Investment Management, Inc. in Australia are provided pursuant to ASIC Class Order [CO 03/1100].

American Century Investment Management, Inc. is not authorised by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BaFin)). American Century Investments (EU) GmbH is registered with the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BaFin)).

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