* 401(k), SEP and SIMPLE plans as of December 31, 2019.
† Escalent, Cogent Syndicated, Retirement Plan Advisor Trends, October 2019. Methodology: There were 534 respondents to a web survey conducted from August 15 to 23, 2019. The respondents consisted of financial advisors managing defined contribution plans.
†† Source: Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards. © 2020 Refinitiv. All rights reserved. The 2020 Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards were awarded on March 5, 2020, and were based on calculations through November 2019. The Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards, granted annually, highlight funds and fund companies that have excelled in delivering consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers. The Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards are based on the Lipper Leader for Consistent Return rating, which is a risk-adjusted performance measure calculated over 36, 60 and 120 months. The fund with the highest Lipper Leader for Consistent Return (Effective Return) value in each eligible classification wins the Refinitiv Lipper Fund Award. For more information, see lipperfundawards.com. Although Refinitiv Lipper makes reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the data contained herein, the accuracy is not guaranteed by Refinitiv Lipper.
‡‡ Source: Morningstar, "Fund Investor: The Thrilling 36" by Russel Kinnel, August 2020. Morningstar's screening took into consideration expense ratios, manager ownership, returns over manager's tenure, and Morningstar Risk, Analyst and Parent ratings. The universe was limited to share classes accessible to individual investors with a minimum investment no greater than $50,000 and did not include funds of funds. Class A shares were evaluated for American Funds. American Funds Target Date Retirement Series invests in Class R-6 shares of the underlying American Funds. Not all seven American Funds strategies are in each target date fund. Underlying funds may change over time.
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