With more than $125 billion in assets under management and 200 institutional clients, American Century Investments is one of the world’s leading asset management firms. Founded in 1958 by James Stowers, Jr, the company offers a wide range of products and services across a variety of asset classes. It takes a long term view of investments which allows it to be closely aligned to stated investment objectives. American Century prides itself on a team-managed approach and contributes a significant share of profits towards cutting edge medical research.
Below we will share with you 5 top rated American Century funds. Each has earned a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) as we expect the fund to outperform its peers in the future. To view the Zacks Rank and past performance of all American Century funds, investors can click here to see the complete list of funds.
American Century Investments Global Real Estate Fund A (ARYMX - MF report) invests the majority of its assets in REITs and real estate companies. The fund invests in companies across the world, including emerging markets. A minimum of 40% of its assets must be invested in foreign securities. The American Century fund returned 1.54% over the last one year period.
The American Century mutual fund has a minimum initial investment of $2,500 and an expense ratio of 1.45% compared to a category average of 1.41%.
American Century Global Gold (BGEIX - MF report) seeks to provide both dividends and capital appreciation. The fund invests in securities issued by companies whose principal operations involve mining, processing and distributing gold and precious metals. The American Century fund returned - 47.90% over the last one year period.
The Fund Manager is William Martin and he has managed this American Century mutual fund since 1992.
American Century Equity Income (TWEIX - MF report) invests primarily in equity securities with proven track records of paying out regular dividends. The fund seeks out securities which are undervalued and whose price is expected to rise appreciably. The American Century fund returned 17.08% over the last one year period.
The American Century mutual fund has a minimum initial investment of $2,500 and an expense ratio of 0.93% compared to a category average of 1.15%.
American Century One Choice Very Aggressive (AOVIX) seeks the maximum total return possible given its asset composition. The fund invests in mutual funds from American Century which in turn invest in a variety of asset classes and have varied investment strategies. The American Century fund returned 27.72% over the last one year period.
As of September 2013, this American Century mutual fund held 12 issues, with 18.81% of its total assets invested in American Century Growth.
American Century International Opportunities (AIOIX - MF report) focuses on purchasing equity securities of foreign small cap companies from emerging markets as well as developing economies. The fund seeks to invest in stocks which not only grow but growing at an exceptional pace. The American Century fund returned 28.67% over the last one year period.
The Fund Manager is Trevor Gurwich and he has managed this American Century mutual fund since 2005.
To view the Zacks Rank and past performance of all American Century mutual funds, investors can click here to see the complete list of funds.
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