American Century Diversified Bond is backed by a trio of seasoned managers, but its broader supporting cohort has experienced significant turnover since 2019, especially in 2021, when several departing analysts were replaced with new hires. Relative performance improved in both 2020 and 2021 thanks in part to Charles Tan’s 2019 tweaks to the execution of the existing investment process. It earns a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Neutral for most of its share classes and Negative for its two costliest ones.
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