American Funds
2020 Target Date
Retirement Fund®

Set your sights on retirement and beyond.

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American Funds 2020 glide path

The fund is designed for investors who plan to retire in, or close to, the year 2020 and begin withdrawing their money.

A glide path is a visual representation of how the investments in each of our funds change over time based on the target retirement date. Depending on the proximity to its target date, the fund will seek to achieve the following objectives to varying degrees: growth, income and conservation of capital. Learn more about the benefits of our glide path.

This layer chart shows the glide path — the allocation of the mix of underlying funds over time — from age 20 to age 95. The five categories of underlying funds are: growth funds, growth-and-income funds, equity-income funds, balanced funds and fixed income funds. The chart shows that at age 20, the greatest allocation is to growth and growth-and-income funds (together, consisting of 85% of total assets), followed by balanced funds (10%) and fixed income funds (5%). As investors age and approach retirement, the allocation to growth and growth-and-income funds declines, and the allocations to equity-income funds, balanced funds and fixed-income funds increase. After retirement, the growth and growth-and-income funds continue to decline, while allocations to fixed income grow substantially. At retirement, growth funds have 6% of assets, growth-and-income funds have 24% of assets, equity-income funds have 13% of assets, balanced funds have 12% of assets and fixed income funds have 45%. The allocation to equity-income funds also grows gradually over the course of retirement. At age 95, there are no allocations to growth funds. Growth-and-income funds have 5% of assets, equity-income funds have 28% of assets, balanced funds have 7% of assets and fixed income funds have 60% of assets.

The target allocations shown are as of April 30, 2021, and are subject to the oversight committee's discretion. The investment adviser anticipates assets will be invested within a range that deviates no more than 10% above or below these allocations. Underlying funds may be added or removed during the year. Changes in the equity allocation within the underlying equity-income and balanced funds may affect the overall equity exposure in the target date portfolios. Visit capitalgroup.com for current allocations.


Asset mix

The asset mix seeks to balance risk and return over time by diversifying investments across asset types such as stocks and bonds. Stocks have the highest long-term return potential while bonds can help manage the risk of market declines.

This donut chart shows the percentage of assets allocated to each category as a percentage of the whole.

 U.S. stocks

34.1%

 Non-U.S. stocks

12.3%

 U.S. bonds

38.9%

 Non-U.S. bonds

7.5%

 Cash & equivalents

7.2%

As of 4/30/2021

Cash and equivalents includes short-term securities, accrued income and other assets less liabilities. It may also include investments in money market or similar funds managed by the investment adviser or its affiliates that are not offered to the public.
For most recent fund statistics, visit capitalgroup.com.

Although the target date portfolios are managed for investors on a projected retirement date time frame, the allocation strategy does not guarantee that investors' retirement goals will be met. Investment professionals manage the portfolio, moving it from a more growth-oriented strategy to a more income-oriented focus as the target date gets closer. The target date is the year that corresponds roughly to the year in which an investor is assumed to retire and begin taking withdrawals. Investment professionals continue to manage each portfolio for approximately 30 years after it reaches its target date.


Target allocation

The following identifies allocation by investment objective and the underlying funds for each.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

This donut chart shows the percentage of assets allocated to each fund as a percentage of the whole.

 Growth

5.1%

AMCAP Fund®

2.4%

American Funds Global Insight Fund℠

2.7%

The Growth Fund of America®

0.0%

New Perspective Fund®

0.0%

 Growth-and-income

23.4%

American Mutual Fund®

6.0%

Capital World Growth and Income Fund®

5.7%

Fundamental Investors®

3.0%

International Growth and Income Fund℠

0.7%

The Investment Company of America®

3.0%

Washington Mutual Investors Fund℠

5.0%

 Equity-income/Balanced

26.4%

Capital Income Builder®

5.2%

The Income Fund of America®

9.2%

American Balanced Fund®

8.0%

American Funds Global Balanced Fund℠

4.0%

 Bond

45.0%

American Funds Inflation Linked Bond Fund®

7.0%

American Funds Mortgage Fund®

6.0%

American High-Income Trust®

5.0%

The Bond Fund of America®

8.0%

Capital World Bond Fund®

5.0%

Intermediate Bond Fund of America®

9.0%

U.S. Government Securities Fund®

5.0%

As of 4/30/2021

For most recent fund statistics, visit capitalgroup.com.

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 For fund results or for information about your retirement plan, talk with your plan provider or employer, or visit your plan’s website.

Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value.

Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other important information is contained in the fund prospectuses and summary prospectuses, which can be obtained from a financial professional and should be read carefully before investing.

Investments in mortgage-related securities involve additional risks, such as prepayment risk.

Each target date portfolio is composed of a mix of underlying funds and is subject to the risks and returns of those funds. Underlying funds may be added or removed during the year. Although the target date portfolios are managed for investors on a projected retirement date time frame, the allocation strategy does not guarantee that investors' retirement goals will be met. The target date is the year that corresponds roughly to the year in which an investor is assumed to retire and begin taking withdrawals. Investment professionals manage the portfolio, moving it from a more growth-oriented strategy to a more income-oriented focus as the target date gets closer. Investment professionals continue to manage each portfolio for approximately 30 years after it reaches its target date.

Fund shares of U.S. Government Securities Fund are not guaranteed by the U.S. government.

Allocations may not achieve investment objectives. The portfolios' risks are directly related to the risks of the underlying funds.

Lower rated bonds are subject to greater fluctuations in value and risk of loss of income and principal than higher rated bonds.

The return of principal for bond funds and for funds with significant underlying bond holdings is not guaranteed. Fund shares are subject to the same interest rate, inflation and credit risks associated with the underlying bond holdings.

While not directly correlated to changes in interest rates, the values of inflation-linked bonds generally fluctuate in response to changes in real interest rates and may experience greater losses than other debt securities with similar durations.

Investing outside the United States involves risks, such as currency fluctuations, periods of illiquidity and price volatility. These risks may be heightened in connection with investments in developing countries.

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Portfolios are managed, so holdings will change.

  1. Figures are based on holdings of the underlying funds, if applicable, as of date shown.

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