American Funds Retirement Income Portfolio Series℠
Made up of American Funds, these portfolios:
A recent survey found that the chief concern among retirees is having the ability to maintain their lifestyles in retirement. In addition, investors in retirement want to be assured of asset growth as they take withdrawals from their investments.
The American Funds Retirement Income Portfolio Series strives to:
Translating Need and Risk Into Withdrawal Rate Ranges The American Funds Portfolio Oversight Committee used extensive research and modeling to determine the suggested annual withdrawal rate ranges for each of the three portfolios.
Each retirement income portfolio is designed to address varying income needs and risk tolerances, and each has a suggested annual withdrawal rate range.
These suggested withdrawal rate ranges:
With significant allocations to The Bond Fund of America® and U.S. Government Securities Fund®, this portfolio focuses more on preservation of capital, while still seeking to provide current income.
The portfolio includes several fixed-income funds, but the allocation is weighted more toward income-focused funds like Capital Income Builder® and The Income Fund of America®.
With greater allocations to income-focused equity funds, this portfolio has more potential upside over the long term, but will likely result in greater volatility.
We built the American Funds Retirement Income Portfolio Series to help address the needs of investors nearing or in retirement.
These funds of funds are:
The American Funds Portfolio Oversight Committee — investment professionals who have a long history of successfully managing funds to pursue investor objectives — developed and monitor the American Funds Retirement Income Portfolio Series.
Retirement income portfolios are complex. At times the need to take withdrawals can conflict with the desire for capital preservation. The historical roles of stocks and bonds have shifted in recent years, making the interplay between markets more difficult to navigate.
That’s why the committee:
These seven seasoned American Funds portfolio managers offer:
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.
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. Lower rated bonds are subject to greater fluctuations in value and risk of loss of income and principal than higher rated bonds. Investments in mortgage-related securities involve additional risks, such as prepayment risk, as more fully described in the prospectus. 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.
Bond prices and a bond fund's share price will generally move in the opposite direction of interest rates.
Fund shares of U.S. Government Securities Fund are not guaranteed by the U.S. government.
The Retirement Income Portfolio Series' investment allocations may not achieve fund objectives, and adequate income through retirement is not guaranteed. There are expenses associated with the underlying funds in addition to fund-of-funds expenses. The funds’ risks are directly related to the risks of the underlying funds. Payments consisting of return of capital will result in a decrease in an investor’s fund share balance. Higher rates of withdrawal and withdrawals during declining markets may result in a more rapid decrease in an investor’s fund share balance. Persistent returns of capital could ultimately result in a zero account balance.
Past results are not predictive of results in future periods.