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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.

A strategy or emphasis on environmental, social and governance factors ("ESG") may limit the investment opportunities available to a portfolio. Therefore, the portfolio may underperform or perform differently than other portfolios that do not have an ESG investment focus. A portfolio's ESG investment focus may also result in the portfolio investing in securities or industry sectors that perform differently or maintain a different risk profile than the market generally or compared to underlying holdings that are not screened for ESG standards.