Invesco Balanced-Risk Retirement Now FundBalanced | Target Maturity
Objective & Strategy
The fund seeks to provide real return and, as a secondary objective, capital preservation.
Morningstar Rating™Overall Rating - Target-Date Retirement Category
As of 04/30/2017 the Fund had an overall rating of 2 stars out of 136 funds and was rated 2 stars out of 136 funds, 1 stars out of 114 funds and 2 stars out of 66 funds for the 3-, 5- and 10- year periods, respectively.
Source: Morningstar Inc. Ratings are based on a risk-adjusted return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. Open-end mutual funds and exchange-traded funds are considered a single population for comparison purposes. Ratings are calculated for funds with at least a three year history. The overall rating is derived from a weighted average of three-, five- and 10-year rating metrics, as applicable, excluding sales charges and including fees and expenses. ©2017 Morningstar Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers. It may not be copied or distributed and is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The top 10% of funds in a category receive five stars, the next 22.5% four stars, the next 35% three stars, the next 22.5% two stars and the bottom 10% one star. Ratings are subject to change monthly. Had fees not been waived and/or expenses reimbursed currently or in the past, the Morningstar rating would have been lower. Ratings for other share classes may differ due to different performance characteristics.
Average Annual Returns (%)
|YTD (%)||1Y (%)||3Y (%)||5Y (%)||10Y (%)|
Annualized Benchmark Returns
|Index Name||1 Mo (%)||3 Mo (%)||1Y (%)||3Y (%)||5Y (%)||10Y (%)|
|Custom Invesco IBRR Now Index||0.74||2.32||5.55||2.90||4.26||3.40|
|Custom Balanced Risk Broad Index||0.93||3.66||10.93||7.54||9.21||6.35|
|Custom Invesco IBRR Now Index||0.39||2.51||5.48||2.84||4.07||3.51|
|Custom Balanced Risk Broad Index||0.06||3.96||10.34||7.50||9.02||6.56|
Source: Invesco, FactSet Research Systems Inc.
Source: Invesco, FactSet Research Systems Inc.
An investment cannot be made directly in an index.
Expense Ratio per Prospectus
|Total Other Expenses||1.07|
|Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses (Underlying Fund Fees & Expenses)||0.56|
|Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses||1.88|
|Net Expenses - PER PROSPECTUS||0.81|
|Net Expenses - With Additional Fee Reduction||0.81|
|Ex-Date||Income||Short Term||Long Term|
|3-Year Sharpe Ratio||0.63|
|3-Year Standard Deviation||3.59|
|Number of Securities||N/A|
Source: Invesco, FactSet Research Systems Inc., StyleADVISOR
Benchmark: Custom Invesco IBRR Now Index
Banking and Financial Services Industry Focus Risk. From time to time, an underlying fund may invest more than 25% of its assets in unsecured bank instruments, including but not limited to certificates of deposit and time deposits, or securities that may have guarantees or credit and liquidity enhancements provided by banks, insurance companies or other financial institutions. To the extent an underlying fund focuses its investments in these instruments or securities, the underlying fund’s performance will depend on the overall condition of those industries and the individual banks and financial institutions in which an underlying fund invests (directly or indirectly), the supply of short-term financing, changes in government regulation, changes in interest rates, and economic downturns in the United States and abroad.
Changing Fixed Income Market Conditions Risk. The current low interest rate environment was created in part by the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) and certain foreign central banks keeping the federal funds and equivalent foreign rates at or near zero. Increases in the federal funds and equivalent foreign rates may expose fixed income markets to heightened volatility and reduced liquidity for certain fixed income investments, particularly those with longer maturities. In addition, decreases in fixed income dealer market-making capacity may also potentially lead to heightened volatility and reduced liquidity in the fixed income markets. As a result, the value of an underlying fund’s investments and share price may decline. Changes in central bank policies could also result in higher than normal shareholder redemptions, which could potentially increase portfolio turnover and an underlying fund’s transaction costs.
Commodities Tax Risk. The tax treatment of commodity-linked derivative instruments may be adversely affected by changes in legislation, regulations or other legally binding authority. If, as a result of any such adverse action, the income of an underlying fund from certain commodity-linked derivatives was treated as non-qualifying income, an underlying fund might fail to qualify as a regulated investment company and be subject to federal income tax at the fund level. Should the Internal Revenue Service issue guidance, or Congress enact legislation, that adversely affects the tax treatment of an underlying fund’s use of commodity-linked notes or a wholly-owned subsidiary (which guidance might be applied to the underlying fund retroactively), it could, among other consequences, limit the underlying fund’s ability to pursue its investment strategy.
Commodity-Linked Notes Risk. In addition to risks associated with the underlying commodities, investments in commodity-linked notes may be subject to additional risks, such as non-payment of interest and loss of principal, counterparty risk, lack of a secondary market and risk of greater volatility than traditional equity and debt securities. The value of the commodity-linked notes an underlying fund buys may fluctuate significantly because the values of the underlying investments to which they are linked are themselves volatile. Additionally, certain commodity-linked notes employ “economic” leverage by requiring payment by the issuer of an amount that is a multiple of the price increase or decrease of the underlying commodity, commodity index, or other economic variable. Such economic leverage will increase the volatility of the value of these commodity-linked notes and an underlying fund to the extent it invests in such notes.
Commodity Risk. An underlying fund may have investment exposure to the commodities markets and/or a particular sector of the commodities markets, which may subject an underlying fund to greater volatility than investments in traditional securities, such as stocks and bonds. Volatility in the commodities markets may be caused by changes in overall market movements, domestic and foreign political and economic events and policies, war, acts of terrorism, changes in domestic or foreign interest rates and/or investor expectations concerning interest rates, domestic and foreign inflation rates, investment and trading activities of mutual funds, hedge funds and commodities funds, and factors such as drought, floods, weather, livestock disease, embargoes, tariffs and other regulatory developments, or supply and demand disruptions. Because an underlying fund’s performance may be linked to the performance of volatile commodities, investors should be willing to assume the risks of potentially significant fluctuations in the value of an underlying fund’s shares.
Correlation Risk. Because an underlying fund’s investment strategy seeks to balance risk across three asset classes and, within each asset class, across different countries and investments, to the extent either the asset classes or the selected countries and investments become correlated in a way not anticipated an underlying fund’s adviser, an underlying fund’s risk allocation process may result in magnified risks and loss instead of balancing (reducing) the risk of loss.
Debt Securities Risk. The prices of debt securities held by an underlying fund will be affected by changes in interest rates, the creditworthiness of the issuer and other factors. An increase in prevailing interest rates typically causes the value of existing debt securities to fall and often has a greater impact on longer-duration debt securities and higher quality debt securities. Falling interest rates will cause an underlying fund to reinvest the proceeds of debt securities that have been repaid by the issuer at lower interest rates. Falling interest rates may also reduce an underlying fund’s distributable income because interest payments on floating rate debt instruments held by an underlying fund will decline. An underlying fund could lose money on investments in debt securities if the issuer or borrower fails to meet its obligations to make interest payments and/or to repay principal in a timely manner. Changes in an issuer’s financial strength, the market’s perception of such strength or in the credit rating of the issuer or the security may affect the value of debt securities. The Adviser’s credit analysis may fail to anticipate such changes, which could result in buying a debt security at an inopportune time or failing to sell a debt security in advance of a price decline or other credit event.
Derivatives Risk. The value of a derivative instrument depends largely on (and is derived from) the value of an underlying security, currency, commodity, interest rate, index or other asset (each referred to as an underlying asset). In addition to risks relating to the underlying assets, the use of derivatives may include other, possibly greater, risks, including counterparty, leverage and liquidity risks. Counterparty risk is the risk that the counterparty to the derivative contract will default on its obligation to pay the underlying fund the amount owed or otherwise perform under the derivative contract. Derivatives create leverage risk because they do not require payment up front equal to the economic exposure created by owning the derivative. As a result, an adverse change in the value of the underlying asset could result in the underlying fund sustaining a loss that is substantially greater than the amount invested in the derivative, which may make the underlying fund’s returns more volatile and increase the risk of loss. Derivative instruments may also be less liquid than more traditional investments and the underlying fund may be unable to sell or close out its derivative positions at a desirable time or price. This risk may be more acute under adverse market conditions, during which the underlying fund may be most in need of liquidating its derivative positions. Derivatives may also be harder to value, less tax efficient and subject to changing government regulation that could impact the underlying fund’s ability to use certain derivatives or their cost. Also, derivatives used for hedging or to gain or limit exposure to a particular market segment may not provide the expected benefits, particularly during adverse market conditions. These risks are greater for certain underlying funds than most other mutual funds because certain underlying funds will implement their investment strategy primarily through derivative instruments rather than direct investments in stocks/bonds.
Emerging Markets Securities Risk. Emerging markets (also referred to as developing markets) are generally subject to greater market volatility, political, social and economic instability, uncertain trading markets and more governmental limitations on foreign investment than more developed markets. In addition, companies operating in emerging markets may be subject to lower trading volume and greater price fluctuations than companies in more developed markets. Securities law and the enforcement of systems of taxation in many emerging market countries may change quickly and unpredictably. In addition, investments in emerging markets securities may also be subject to additional transaction costs, delays in settlement procedures, and lack of timely information.
Exchange-Traded Funds Risk. In addition to the risks associated with the underlying assets held by the exchange-traded fund, investments in exchange-traded funds are subject to the following additional risks: (1) an exchange-traded fund’s shares may trade above or below its net asset value; (2) an active trading market for the exchange-traded fund’s shares may not develop or be maintained; (3) trading an exchange-traded fund’s shares may be halted by the listing exchange; (4) a passively-managed exchange-traded fund may not track the performance of the reference asset; and (5) a passively managed exchange-traded fund may hold troubled securities. Investment in exchange-traded funds may involve duplication of management fees and certain other expenses, as the Fund or an underlying fund indirectly bears its proportionate share of any expenses paid by the exchange-traded funds in which it invests. Further, certain exchange-traded funds in which the Fund or an underlying fund may invest are leveraged, which may result in economic leverage, permitting the Fund or an underlying fund to gain exposure that is greater than would be the case in an unlevered instrument, and potentially resulting in greater volatility.
Exchange-Traded Notes Risk. Exchange-traded notes are subject to credit risk, counterparty risk, and the risk that the value of the exchange-traded note may drop due to a downgrade in the issuer’s credit rating. The value of an exchange-traded note may also be influenced by time to maturity, level of supply and demand for the exchange-traded note, volatility and lack of liquidity in the underlying market, changes in the applicable interest rates, and economic, legal, political, or geographic events that affect the referenced underlying market or assets. An underlying fund will bear its proportionate share of any fees and expenses borne by an exchange-traded note in which it invests. For certain exchange-traded notes, there may be restrictions on an underlying fund’s right to redeem its investment in an exchange-traded note, which is meant to be held until maturity.
Foreign Government Debt Risk. Investments in foreign government debt securities (sometimes referred to as sovereign debt securities) involve certain risks in addition to those relating to foreign securities or debt securities generally. The issuer of the debt or the governmental authorities that control the repayment of the debt may be unable or unwilling to repay principal or interest when due in accordance with the terms of such debt, and an underlying fund may have limited recourse in the event of a default against the defaulting government.Without the approval of debt holders, some governmental debtors have in the past been able to reschedule or restructure their debt payments or declare moratoria on payments.
Foreign Securities and Credit Exposure Risk. U.S. dollar-denominated securities carrying foreign credit exposure may be affected by unfavorable political, economic or governmental developments that could affect payments of principal and interest. Furthermore, an underlying fund’s foreign investments may be adversely affected by political and social instability, changes in economic or taxation policies, difficulty in enforcing obligations, decreased liquidity or increased volatility. Foreign investments also involve the risk of the possible seizure, nationalization or expropriation of the issuer or foreign deposits (in which an underlying fund could lose its entire investments in a certain market) and the possible adoption of foreign governmental restrictions such as exchange controls.
Foreign Securities Risk. An underlying fund’s foreign investments may be adversely affected by political and social instability, changes in economic or taxation policies, difficulty in enforcing obligations, decreased liquidity or increased volatility. Foreign investments also involve the risk of the possible seizure, nationalization or expropriation of the issuer or foreign deposits (in which an underlying fund could lose its entire investments in a certain market) and the possible adoption of foreign governmental restrictions such as exchange controls. Unless an underlying fund has hedged its foreign securities risk, foreign securities risk also involves the risk of negative foreign currency rate fluctuations, which may cause the value of securities denominated in such foreign currency (or other instruments through which an underlying fund has exposure to foreign currencies) to decline in value. Currency exchange rates may fluctuate significantly over short periods of time. Currency hedging strategies, if used, are not always successful.
Fund of Funds Risk. The Fund’s performance depends on that of the underlying funds in which it invests. Accordingly, the risks associated with an investment in the Fund include the risks associated with investments in the underlying funds. The Fund will indirectly pay a proportional share of the fees and expenses of the underlying funds in which it invests. There are risks that the Fund will vary from its target weightings (if any) in the underlying funds, that the underlying funds will not achieve their investment objectives, that the underlying funds’ performance may be lower than their represented asset classes, and that the Fund may withdraw its investments in an underlying fund at a disadvantageous time.
Liquidity Risk. An underlying fund may be unable to sell illiquid investments at the time or price it desires and, as a result, could lose its entire investment in such investments. Liquid securities can become illiquid during periods of market stress. If a significant amount of the an underlying fund’s securities become illiquid, an underlying fund may not be able to timely pay redemption proceeds and may need to sell securities at significantly reduced prices.
Management Risk. An underlying fund is actively managed and depends heavily on an underlying fund’s adviser’s judgment about markets, interest rates or the attractiveness, relative values, liquidity, or potential appreciation of particular investments made for an underlying fund’s portfolio. An underlying fund could experience losses if these judgments prove to be incorrect. Additionally, legislative, regulatory, or tax developments may adversely affect management of an underlying fund and, therefore, the ability of the underlying fund to achieve its investment objective.
Market Risk. The market values of an underlying fund’s investments, and therefore the value of an underlying fund’s shares, will go up and down, sometimes rapidly or unpredictably. Market risk may affect a single issuer, industry or section of the economy, or it may affect the market as a whole. Individual stock prices tend to go up and down more dramatically than those of certain other types of investments, such as bonds. During a general downturn in the financial markets, multiple asset classes may decline in value. When markets perform well, there can be no assurance that specific investments held by an underlying fund will rise in value.
Money Market Fund Risk. Although an underlying money market fund seeks to preserve the value of the Fund’s investment at $1.00 per share, the Fund may lose money by investing in an underlying money market fund. The share price of money market funds can fall below the $1.00 share price. You should not rely on or expect an underlying money market fund’s adviser or its affiliates to enter into support agreements or take other actions to maintain an underlying money market fund’s $1.00 share price. The credit quality of an underlying money market fund’s holdings can change rapidly in certain markets, and the default of a single holding could have an adverse impact on an underlying money market fund’s share price. An underlying money market fund’s share price can also be negatively affected during periods of high redemption pressures and/or illiquid markets. Furthermore, amendments to money market fund regulations could impact an underlying money market fund’s operations and possibly negatively impact its return.
Municipal Securities Risk. The risk of a municipal obligation generally depends on the financial and credit status of the issuer. Constitutional amendments, legislative enactments, executive orders, administrative regulations, voter initiatives, and the issuer’s regional economic conditions may affect the municipal security’s value, interest payments, repayment of principal and an underlying fund’s ability to sell the security. Failure of a municipal security issuer to comply with applicable tax requirements may make income paid thereon taxable, resulting in a decline in the security’s value. In addition, there could be changes in applicable tax laws or tax treatments that reduce or eliminate the current federal income tax exemption on municipal securities or otherwise adversely affect the current federal or state tax status of municipal securities.
Non-Diversification Risk. The Fund is non-diversified and can invest a greater portion of its assets in the obligations or securities of a small number of issuers or any single issuer than a diversified fund can. A change in the value of one or a few issuers’ securities will therefore affect the value of the Fund more than if it was a diversified fund.
Repurchase Agreement Risk. An underlying fund is subject to the risk that the counterparty may default on its obligation to repurchase the underlying instruments collateralizing the repurchase agreement, which may cause an underlying fund to lose money. These risks are magnified to the extent that a repurchase agreement is secured by securities other than cash or U.S. Government securities. An underlying fund considers repurchase agreements with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to be U.S. Government securities for purposes of the underlying fund’s investment policies.
Short Position Risk. Because an underlying fund’s potential loss on a short position arises from increases in the value of the asset sold short, the underlying fund will incur a loss on a short position, which is theoretically unlimited, if the price of the asset sold short increases from the short sale price. The counterparty to a short position or other market factors may prevent an underlying fund from closing out a short position at a desirable time or price and may reduce or eliminate any gain or result in a loss. In a rising market, an underlying fund’s short positions will cause the underlying fund to underperform the overall market and its peers that do not engage in shorting. If an underlying fund holds both long and short positions, and both positions decline simultaneously, the short positions will not provide any buffer (hedge) from declines in value of the underlying fund’s long positions. Certain types of short positions involve leverage, which may exaggerate any losses, potentially more than the actual cost of the investment, and will increase the volatility of an underlying fund’s returns.
Subsidiary Risk. By investing in the Subsidiary, an underlying fund is indirectly exposed to risks associated with the Subsidiary’s investments. The Subsidiary is not registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (1940 Act), and, except as otherwise noted in this prospectus, is not subject to the investor protections of the 1940 Act. Changes in the laws of the United States and/or the Cayman Islands, under which an underlying fund and the Subsidiary, respectively, are organized, could result in the inability of an underlying fund and/or the Subsidiary to operate as described in this prospectus and the SAI, and could negatively affect an underlying fund and its shareholders.
U.S. Government Obligations Risk. Obligations of U.S. Government agencies and authorities receive varying levels of support and may not be backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government, which could affect an underlying fund’s ability to recover should they default. No assurance can be given that the U.S. Government will provide financial support to its agencies and authorities if it is not obligated by law to do so.
Variable-Rate Demand Notes Risk. The absence of an active secondary market for certain variable and floating rate notes could make it difficult to dispose of these instruments, which could result in a loss.
Volatility Risk. Although an underlying fund’s investment strategy targets a specific volatility level, certain of an underlying fund’s investments may appreciate or decrease significantly in value over short periods of time. This may cause an underlying fund’s net asset value per share to experience significant increases or declines in value over short periods of time.
Yield Risk. An underlying fund’s yield will vary as the short-term securities in its portfolio mature or are sold and the proceeds are reinvested in other securities. When interest rates are very low, an underlying fund’s expenses could absorb all or a portion of an underlying fund’s income and yield. Additionally, inflation may outpace and diminish investment returns over time.