For the 10-year period ended December 31, 2019, over 75% of our funds with a 10-year track record outperformed their 10-year Lipper average.3
As leaders in target date investing, we deliberately and thoughtfully evolve our capabilities and anticipate shifts in behaviors, preferences, and markets in our efforts to help our clients achieve their retirement goals. It's why we're evolving our target date products.
Choosing an investment lineup is a balancing act between meeting fiduciary needs and providing the diversity of selection participants desire. It's why we've designed our open architecture platform to provide the variety and depth of investment options our clients expect.
Consider the investment objectives, risks and charges and expenses carefully before investing. For a prospectus or, if available, a summary prospectus containing this and other information, call 1-800-638-4546. Read it carefully.
Past performance cannot guarantee future results. All investments are subject to market risk, including the possible loss of principal. Diversification cannot assure a profit or protect against loss in a declining market.
The principal value of the Retirement Funds and the Target Funds (collectively, the "target date funds") is not guaranteed at any time, including at or after the target date, which is the approximate year an investor plans to retire (assumed to be age 65) and likely stop making new investments in the fund. If an investor plans to retire significantly earlier or later than age 65, the funds may not be an appropriate investment even if the investor is retiring on or near the target date. The target date funds' allocations among a broad range of underlying T. Rowe Price stock and bond funds will change over time. The Retirement Funds emphasize potential capital appreciation during the early phases of retirement asset accumulation, balance the need for appreciation with the need for income as retirement approaches, and focus on supporting an income stream over a long-term postretirement withdrawal horizon. The Target Funds' emphasize asset accumulation prior to retirement, balance the need for reduced market risk and income as retirement approaches, and focus on supporting an income stream over a moderate post retirement withdrawal horizon. The target date funds are not designed for a lump-sum redemption at the target date and do not guarantee a particular level of income. The key difference between the Retirement Funds and the Target Funds is the overall allocation to equity; although they each maintain significant allocations to equities both prior to and after the target date, the Retirement Funds maintain a higher allocation, which can result in greater volatility over shorter time horizons.
Contact your T. Rowe Price representative to find out how we can take your plan to the next level.