A smart choice for investing for retirement
The American Funds Target Date Retirement Series® is a professionally managed collection of mutual funds designed to help you invest for retirement and meet your changing financial needs over time.
One fund. Many benefits.
Each fund is made up of a broad range of investments. That’s important when saving for retirement because spreading your investment dollars among different types of investments can help reduce volatility.
American Funds Target Date Retirement Series
Investments in American Funds target date funds are allocated among a diversified portfolio of stocks and bonds. Investors select a target date fund, typically the one nearest their anticipated retirement date. Over time, that fund's mix of stocks and bonds will shift toward more conservative investments. This gradual shift over time is called a "glide path."
Here’s how it works:
- Significant stock investments throughout the lifetime of your fund can help manage the risk of outliving your savings in retirement.
- An increased emphasis on bonds as you near your retirement date can help manage the risk of market declines.
- The fund is managed beyond retirement, so you could feasibly use a single fund for decades.
Benefit from professional oversight and a commitment to low fees
Low fees are crucial to positive investor outcomes
There are fees and expenses associated with investing through an employer’s retirement plan. High investment fees and costs can reduce your long-term retirement savings. The lower the costs, the better it is for you.
Experience can make a difference
Our Target Date Solutions Committee brings a diversity of experience and draws on the fundamental research and quantitative resources of the global Capital Group team.
An emphasis on stocks
Our approach to allocating between stocks and bonds puts more emphasis on stocks than some other target date funds. This helps manage the risk of investors outliving their savings. We also place a greater emphasis on dividend-paying stocks in an effort to provide more equity exposure while managing volatility.
Investment professionals invest alongside you
In addition to managing the funds, our investment professionals invest their own money in the funds.
Find your target date fund
The "target date" is the year closest to the year you plan to retire. To find your target date fund, add your birth year to the year you plan to retire and begin taking retirement withdrawals. The retirement age is 65 for many investors but may be different for you.
To determine your retirement year:
+ Retirement age