American Century Short Duration is backed by a competent team of managers, but its broader supporting squad has experienced turnover. Its straightforward investment process focuses on larger allocations to riskier sub-sectors of the bond market, leading to more credit risk relative to its peers. It earns a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Neutral for most share classes and Negative for the most expensive ones.
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