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American Beacon Emerging Markets Fund

Portfolio information as of September 30, 2014
  • Summary
  • Performance
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Investment Objective

A multi-manager Fund seeking long-term capital appreciation primarily through investments in emerging markets.

TEAM OF MANAGERS

The Fund is sub-advised by three experienced, highly regarded asset managers:

  • Brandes: Typically holds fewer stocks (50 to 60) than the other managers (135 to 160); seeks stocks trading at a 33% discount to intrinsic value.

  • MSIM Inc.: Stock selection focuses on growth and country factors more than the other managers.

  • The Boston Company: Bottom-up value manager focusing on the bottom 40% of companies by valuation.

VALUE-DRIVEN APPROACH

The Fund seeks companies that are listed on the trading market of an emerging market country, are headquartered in an emerging market country, or derive at least half of their revenues from operations in an emerging market country.

  • The investments tend to be large-cap value stocks.
  • The Fund holds roughly 300 positions at any one time.
  • The sub-advisors make decisions based on their own market and company analyses, while staying within American Beacon’s guidelines.

Total Fund Assets

$132.6 Million  

Sub-Advisors (%)

Morgan Stanley Investment Management Inc. 33.5
Brandes Investment Partners, L.P. 33.4
The Boston Company Asset Management, LLC 33.1

 



The Fund may invest in futures contracts, which are a type of derivative investment. Investing in derivatives could result in losing more than the amount invested. Investing in foreign securities entails additional risk not associated with domestic securities, such as currency fluctuations, economic and political instability and differences in accounting standards. The risks of investing in foreign securities are heightened when investing in emerging markets. Please see the prospectus for a complete discussion of the Fund’s risks. There can be no assurances that the investment objectives of this Fund will be met.

For a prospectus containing more information, including expenses, click here. Read it carefully before you invest or send money. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

American Beacon Funds and American Beacon Emerging Markets Fund are service marks of American Beacon Advisors, Inc.