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American Beacon SGA Global Growth FUND

Portfolio information as of September 30, 2014
  • Summary
  • Performance
  • Overview

Investment Objective

The Fund’s investment objective is long-term capital appreciation.

growth for the long term

Founded in 2003, Sustainable Growth Advisers (SGA) is an independent, employee-owned, institutional investment management firm specializing in large-cap growth equity investing. The firm uses a team-based approach to research, with the three co-portfolio managers supported by four research analysts.

Firm inception: 2003

Portfolio Managers:

  • George P. Fraise,
    28 years experience

  • Gordon M. Marchand, CFA, CIC,
    30 years experience

  • Robert L. Rohn,
    31 years experience

the core of sustainability

SGA believes that cash flow is the ultimate arbiter of value. Using that fundamental principle, the Fund seeks to generate high returns with low risk by investing in businesses showing sustainable growth, a strategy that is particularly valuable in the more volatile world of global investing.

The firm's investment approach is based on three principles:

  • Selectivity in company identification, focusing on companies that offer strong, predictable and sustainable growth.

  • Diligence in first-hand team-based research, focusing on investing with a long-term horizon.

  • Discipline in valuation, focusing on cash flow metrics that best reflect economic reality.

Total Fund Assets

$6.1 Million  

Sub-Advisor (%)

Sustainable Growth Advisers, LP 100.0

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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 equities are heightened when investing in emerging markets. Growth stocks are typically more volatile than value stocks; however, value stocks have a lower expected growth rate in earnings and sales. Because the Fund may invest in fewer issues than a more diversified portfolio, the fluctuating value of a single holding may have a greater impact on the value of the Fund. 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 SGA Global Growth Fund are service marks of American Beacon Advisors, Inc.