American Century Funds (9) 367 Familes, 1004 Interview Based Profiles

American Century Real Estate Fund

Since REITs tend to be less correlated to stocks and bonds than to the fundamentals of the underlying properties, they can serve as a great portfolio diversifier, providing both income and growth. At the helm of the American Century Real Estate Fund, Steve Brown runs a concentrated REIT portfolio driven by fundamental research and key macro trends.

$965 million

American Century Global Bond Fund

One of the core challenges of achieving fixed-income diversification is the complexity of research required to invest in the vast universe of multiple bond markets. John Lovito, portfolio manager of the American Century Global Bond Fund, relies on a global team of analysts to combine macro views and security selection in building a portfolio with diversified sources of return. 

$1.2 billion

American Century Government Bond Fund

Not all funds that invest in government bonds have a core focus on those securities alone. Bob Gahagan, portfolio manager of the American Century Government Bond Fund, and his team of researchers seek opportunties in bonds and mortgage securities issued by the U.S. government by exploiting the mean-reverting tendencies of the bond market.

$1.1 billion

American Century Large Company Value Fund

Value investors are known for their disciplined buying process. Still, what may be perceived as cheap may not be worth investing or likely to beat the index. Matt Titus, portfolio manager of the American Century Large Company Value Fund, applies a team approach to picking companies with improving fundamentals and favorable risk-reward ratios.

American Century Real Estate Fund

Investing in real estate can provide diversification away from equity and debt markets in combination with attractive total return characteristics. Steven Brown, portfolio manager of the American Century Real Estate Fund, highlights that various segments in commercial real estate have their own supply and demand dynamics to offer investment opportunities uncorrelated to financial markets.

$965 million

American Century Core Plus Fund

In addition to stability of returns, fixed income investing also provides opportunities to benefit from various spread relationships across the different segments of the bond market. Robert V. Gahagan and his team at the American Century Core Plus Fund utilize in-house research methodologies to evaluate sector spreads, select securities and allocate capital based on their views of risks.

American Century Value Fund

The American Century Value Fund seeks long-term capital growth by investing primarily in companies with sustainable earnings through business cycles, leading market share positions and solid return on capital. The portfolio manager, Michael Liss, believes in using a bottom up approach and building a portfolio with stocks that offer the best risk rewards.

American Century Heritage Fund

The great thing about growth stocks is that they can tremendously outperform the market for a period of time. The problem is that this window of opportunity, when the earnings grow recognized and appreciated by the market, is usually rather brief. That’s why the American Century Heritage Fund stresses the effectiveness of monitoring and identifying the areas of the market where fundamental acceleration and relative strength in pricing occur together.

American Century New Opportunities Fund II

In response to customer demand, American Century opened its New Opportunities Fund II in June 2001. As of February 3, the new fund became a load fund and is available to investors only through financial professionals. Ticker spoke with co-manager John D. Seitzer about the fund's unique investment approach.