One Choice® Blend+ Portfolios

Blend Pricing, Plus the Alpha Potential of Active Management

One Choice Blend+ Portfolios (One Choice Blend+) are designed for plans seeking lower-cost blend pricing, plus the alpha potential of active management. The portfolios combine:

  • American Century's risk aware glide path, calibrated for a more growth-oriented demographic
  • Broadly diversified, low-cost active strategies from Avantis Investors
  • Strategies featuring the security selection expertise of American Century's equity and fixed income teams

Growth Tilt for a More Risk-Tolerant Demographic

As of 12/10/2020

One Choice Blend Plus Glide Path

Early/mid-career glide path seeks higher growth for more risk-tolerant populations

Flattening glide path near retirement seeks to reduce sequence-of-returns risk

Lower and later landing point recognizes a phased transition to full retirement

Industry Average Glide Path Data as of 12/31/2020. Source:  Fund prospectuses and websites, Morningstar.

A One Choice Blend+ Target Date Portfolio's target date is the approximate year when investors plan to retire or start withdrawing their money. The principal value of the investment is not guaranteed at any time, including at the target date.

Each target-date One Choice Blend+ Target Date Portfolio seeks the highest total return consistent with American Century Investments' proprietary asset mix. Over time, the asset mix and weightings are adjusted to be more conservative by decreasing the allocation to stocks and increasing the allocation to bonds and short-term investments. The portfolios reach their most conservative allocation approximately five years after the target date.

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Neutral Weights

    Vintages
Strategy 2065 2060 2055 2050 2045 2040 2035 2030 2025 2020 2015
Equities 90.00% 90.00% 89.06% 85.31% 80.43% 73.12% 65.63% 57.57% 49.88% 43.75% 40.00%
  Focused Dynamic Growth 14.43% 14.43% 14.30% 13.68% 12.91% 11.73% 10.46% 8.89% 7.43% 6.26% 5.54%
  Avantis U.S. Equity Fund 21.91% 21.91% 21.68% 20.77% 19.58% 17.80% 15.87% 13.51% 11.31% 9.53% 8.44%
  Low Volatility 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.45% 2.06% 3.31% 4.34% 5.00%
  Focused Large Cap Value 14.45% 14.45% 14.29% 13.69% 12.91% 11.74% 10.57% 9.40% 8.25% 7.31% 6.72%
  Heritage  3.47% 3.47% 3.43% 3.28% 3.10% 2.82% 2.42% 1.75% 1.18% 0.73% 0.45%
  Mid Cap Value 3.47% 3.47% 3.43% 3.28% 3.10% 2.82% 2.54% 2.27% 2.00% 1.78% 1.65%
  Small Cap Growth 1.96% 1.96% 1.94% 1.86% 1.75% 1.59% 1.43% 1.25% 1.08% 0.95% 0.86%
  Avantis U.S. Small Cap Value 1.96% 1.96% 1.94% 1.86% 1.75% 1.59% 1.43% 1.25% 1.08% 0.95% 0.86%
  Focused International Growth 4.50% 4.50% 4.45% 4.27% 4.02% 3.66% 3.34% 3.09% 2.79% 2.53% 2.36%
  Avantis International Equity 8.06% 8.06% 7.97% 7.64% 7.20% 6.54% 5.97% 5.58% 5.09% 4.65% 4.36%
  Non-US Intrinsic Value 4.50% 4.50% 4.45% 4.27% 4.02% 3.66% 3.39% 3.29% 3.10% 2.90% 2.76%
  International Small-Mid Cap 1.84% 1.84% 1.83% 1.75% 1.65% 1.50% 1.25% 0.78% 0.42% 0.16% 0.00%
  NT Emerging Markets 4.05% 4.05% 4.01% 3.84% 3.62% 3.29% 2.68% 1.51% 0.72% 0.23% 0.00%
  Avantis Emerging Markets Equity 2.70% 2.70% 2.67% 2.56% 2.41% 2.19% 1.88% 1.30% 0.76% 0.30% 0.00%
  Global Real Estate 2.70% 2.70% 2.67% 2.56% 2.41% 2.19% 1.95% 1.64% 1.36% 1.13% 1.00%
Fixed Income 10.00% 10.00% 10.94% 14.69% 19.57% 26.88% 34.23% 41.57% 48.07% 52.05% 54.00%
  Avantis Core Fixed Income  5.39% 5.39% 5.91% 7.94% 10.57% 14.52% 18.29% 21.18% 23.59% 25.49% 26.40%
  Global Bond 2.00% 2.00% 2.19% 2.94% 3.91% 5.37% 6.87% 8.49% 10.03% 11.25% 12.00%
  High Income 1.37% 1.37% 1.49% 2.00% 2.67% 3.67% 4.55% 4.90% 4.84% 4.29% 3.60%
  Emerging Markets Debt 0.74% 0.74% 0.80% 1.08% 1.44% 1.98% 2.38% 2.29% 2.01% 1.58% 1.20%
  Short Duration Inflation Protection 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.29% 1.79% 3.59% 4.94% 6.00%
  Inflation-Adjusted Bond 0.50% 0.50% 0.55% 0.73% 0.98% 1.34% 1.85% 2.92% 4.01% 4.50% 4.80%
Short-Term Investments 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.9% 2.1% 4.2% 6.0%
  Avantis Short Term Fixed Income  0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.14% 0.86% 2.05% 4.20% 6.00%
Total 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
  Equity 90.00% 90.00% 89.06% 85.31% 80.43% 73.12% 65.63% 57.57% 49.88% 43.75% 40.00%
  Fixed 10.00% 10.00% 10.94% 14.69% 19.57% 26.88% 34.23% 41.57% 48.07% 52.05% 54.00%
  Short Term Investments 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.14% 0.86% 2.05% 4.20% 6.00%
 
  % Avantis 40.0% 40.0% 40.2% 40.8% 41.5% 42.6% 43.6% 43.7% 43.9% 45.1% 46.1%

As of 3/10/2021

Featured Insights

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    The performance of the portfolios is dependent on the performance of their underlying American Century Investments' funds and will assume the risks associated with these funds. The risks will vary according to each portfolio's asset allocation, and a fund with a later target date is expected to be more volatile than one with an earlier target date.

    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.

    Diversification does not assure a profit nor does it protect against loss of principal.