Guiding Principles

Open communication. Integrity. Recognition for a job well-done. Always learning, always growing. A feeling of value. These are just a few ways employees describe the culture at American Century Investments®. It's a culture that's built around our Guiding Principles.

These concepts are used daily as guidelines for decision-making. They are ingrained into our entire rewards framework and into everything we do.

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Provide Value for Our Investors

  • Commit ourselves to providing excellent investment performance and quality service
  • Believe our clients' success is our success

Challenge & Inspire the Best People

  • Focus on attracting and developing the best people: individuals with drive, talent, integrity and sincerity
  • Recognize and reward top performers
  • Make investments in tools, technology and training to allow people to do their jobs well
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Build a Financially Sound Company

  • Offer new investment services, finance future growth and create new opportunities
  • Help manage costs company wide

Be Adaptable & Innovative

  • Anticipate, manage and use change advantageously
  • Willingly encourage innovation, embrace technology, explore new avenues
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Work with Integrity

  • Make honesty and sincerity the core of all we do
  • Conduct our business with the highest ethical standards
  • Treat each other—and our clients—with professional courtesy and respect

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