U.S. Inflation-Adjusted Bond



As of 12/31/2018 tooltip

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Available Vehicles Separate Account
Mutual Fund
Investment Universe TIPS
Benchmark Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) Index
Inception Date 03/01/1997
Total Assets $2.8 B


Tracking Error 0.5% - 1.5% over a standard market cycle
Excess Return 0.25% - 0.75% over a standard market cycle


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The U.S. Inflation-Adjusted Bond strategy implements an actively managed, multiple sector approach to inflation-linked portfolio management as a hedge against U.S. inflation.

The U.S. Inflation-Adjusted Bond strategy's philosophy focuses on identifying and exploiting inefficiencies in the inflation-linked markets through multiple sources, including sector allocation, security selection, duration management and yield curve management.

Key tenets:

  • Exploit market inefficiencies through fundamental research, which provides the basis for relative value assessments between sectors and securities
  • Seek diversified sources of return
  • Employ a defined risk management process


As of 12/31/2018

  QTR YTD 1 YR 3 YR* 5 YR* 10 YR*
U.S. Inflation-Adjusted Bond (gross) -1.02% -2.00% -2.00% 2.19% 1.60% 3.55%
U.S. Inflation-Adjusted Bond (net) -1.10% -2.32% -2.32% 1.82% 1.20% 3.09%
Standard Deviation --- --- 2.76% 3.16% 3.65% 4.84%
Sharpe Ratio --- --- -1.40 0.38 0.27 0.66
Bloomberg Barclays US Treasury Inflation Protected Notes (TIPS) -0.42% -1.26% -1.26% 2.11% 1.69% 3.64%
Excess Return -0.60% -0.74% -0.74% 0.08% -0.09% -0.10%
Tracking Error --- --- 0.86% 0.61% 0.58% 0.80%
Information Ratio --- --- -0.86 0.13 -0.16 -0.12


Sources: Bloomberg Index Services Ltd, FactSet

Data reflects past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The value of investments may fluctuate. Data assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains.

For a presentation that complies with the GIPS® standards, click here .

For purposes of compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards ("GIPS®"), the Firm is defined as American Century Investment Management, Inc. ("ACIM"). ACIM claims compliance with GIPS®. The U.S. Inflation-Adjusted Bond composite includes portfolios that invest in inflation-indexed U.S. Treasury and Agency securities, as well as high-quality, inflation-indexed securities of corporations. Index futures (and currency forwards and futures, where applicable or appropriate) are occasionally used to equitize cash and manage portfolio risk. Other derivative instruments may be used, as allowed, as part of the investment strategy. Returns are calculated and stated in U.S. dollars and may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuation.

Source: Bloomberg Index Services Ltd