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Balancing Risks in Glide Path Design


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2021 Retirement Research

Plan Sponsors and their advisors consider many factors when evaluating and defining retirement plan design. Use findings from our 9th national survey to add insight and value in your discussions and deliberations about participant behaviors and plan features.

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Retirement Research Archive

Explore our research from previous retirement research studies beginning in 2013.


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American Century Investments has developed this collection of white papers specifically to help financial professionals find solutions for their business and clients.

Assset TV: In the Hot Seat


ETFs are portfolios of holdings in which their shares trade throughout the day, like stocks. But there are some differences to keep in mind.

Assset TV: In the Hot Seat

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

The environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) investment landscape continues to broaden, offering more opportunities to commit capital to businesses that offer attractive return potential while contributing to a better world.

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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.

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.

When portfolio managers incorporate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors into an investment strategy, they consider those issues in conjunction with traditional financial analysis. When selecting investments, portfolio managers incorporate ESG factors into the portfolio's existing asset class, time horizon, and objectives. Therefore, ESG factors may limit the investment opportunities available, and the portfolio may perform differently than those that do not incorporate ESG factors. Portfolio managers have ultimate discretion in how ESG issues may impact a portfolio's holdings, and depending on their analysis, investment decisions may not be affected by ESG factors.