4500 Main St.
Kansas City, MO 64111
CEO: Jonathan Thomas
American Century Investments is a leading
investment manager with nearly 50 years of experience helping
investors achieve their financial goals. Serving investment professionals,
institutions, corporations and 1.6 million individual investors,
American Century offers a broad array of products across a variety
of investment disciplines.
Based in Kansas City,
the company manages approximately $100 billion in assets through
mutual funds, separate accounts, commingled trusts, subadvisory
accounts and institutional class funds.
The company has offices in New York, London, Hong Kong and Mountain View, CA.
The company was started by James Stowers
Jr. along with other investors in 1958 with $107,000. When American
Century (formerly Twentieth Century Investments) opened its doors
in Kansas City, MO, it offered investors two funds - Growth Investors
and Income Investors (now Select).
Recognizing the value of the computer to
the investment business, Mr. Stowers pioneered the use of computers
in portfolio management in 1973. He designed the comprehensive
portfolio analysis system and wrote the software programs used
by American Century Investment Management, Inc., to manage the
funds and track data on more than 18,000 securities. He also
designed the company's shareholder accounting system and terminal
screens and wrote the software programs used in today's operation
of the funds.
In June of 1995, Twentieth Century Investors
merged with The Benham Group, a prominent fixed-income investment
management firm in Mountain View, California. Benham was the
first company to offer an all-treasury money market investment
and continues to forge new approaches to fixed-income management
with zero coupon bond funds and a wide array of other specialized
fixed-income fund offerings.
Stowers' son, James III, is the chairman
of the company.
- Medical Benefits: American Century offers several options for medical
coverage. Each medical option offers coverage for medical and
Rx services. We encourage preventive care by covering certain
services at 100%. We offer extensive prescription drug programs,
which covers medically necessary prescription drugs and oral
contraceptives. Your medical and prescription drug coverage begins
on the first day of employment.
- Retiree Medical Option: Employees who have reached age
50 with 10 years of service or age 55 with five years of service
may elect medical coverage for themselves and eligible dependents
upon retirement. If elected, you are responsible for the full
cost of the premiums.
- Lifecycle Reimbursement: Employees are eligible to receive
an annual reimbursement for a variety of expenses such as home
fitness equipment or classes, childbirth preparation classes,
financial planner fees, music lessons and more.
- Dental Benefits: Whether or not you elect medical coverage,
you can choose dental benefits for you, your spouse/partner or
- Travel Service: Our travel service is a free, personal
travel service that assists you with your leisure travel arrangements.
- Car-Buying Resources: This is a personalized service
that matches your preference for an automobile with a dealership
in a no-hassle environment.
- Mortgage Resources: We make available mortgage resources
that offer an easy application process and quick approval decisions
with other benefits.
- Scholarship Program: Scholarships are available for
eligible employees' dependents. Scholarships are awarded to students
competitively on the basis of academic record, leadership, participation
in school and community activities, and work experience.
- Profit Sharing and 401(k) Savings: The Profit Sharing
feature can reward eligible participants with a discretionary,
employer funded, contribution which has historically been up
to 8% of eligible compensation. The company will also contribute,
to eligible participants, a fixed contribution of 5% of eligible
compensation. Participants who are employed on Dec. 31 and who
have been credited with at least 1,000 hours of service during
the plan year (Jan. 1 through Dec. 31) will be eligible to receive
Profit Sharing contributions. Vesting is based on years of service
(at least 1,000 hours of service during the plan year), beginning
with a vested percentage of 20% for two years of service, growing
to 100% at six years.
- Basic Term Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment
(AD&D): American Century provides basic life insurance
and AD&D coverage for eligible employees. Premiums for this
coverage are paid by American Century
- Disability Insurance: The purpose of disability insurance
is to provide replacement income when personal injury or sickness
causes you to be absent from work. Premiums for short- and long-term
disability are paid by American Century.
- Paid Time Off (PTO): Employees receive from 19 to 24
days of PTO per calendar year. You have the flexibility you need
to do what you want with your PTO days. Even though you earn
PTO throughout the year, they are available on your first day
- Holidays: You receive nine paid holidays a year. The
schedule is subject to change based on the New York Stock Exchange
hours of operation.
- Sabbatical: Employees are eligible for a four-week paid
sabbatical beginning Jan. 1 following the year in which their
seven-year anniversary occurs.
- Tuition Reimbursement: Eligible employees regularly
scheduled to work 20 hours or more per week may receive up to
$5,000 reimbursement per calendar year. Eligible employees regularly
scheduled to work fewer than 20 hours per week may receive up
to $2,500 in reimbursement.
- Additional Benefits:
- a business casual dress policy year round
- 25-cent cans of juice, soda and bottled water
- dry cleaning pick-up and delivery
- ATMs in most of our buildings
Updated July 19, 2010