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American Beacon Small Cap Index Fund

Portfolio information as of March 31, 2014
  • Summary
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Investment Objective

A Fund seeking to match the performance of the Russell 2000 Index (the "Russell 2000") as closely as possible before the deduction of Fund expenses.

Key Points

  • The Fund uses a proprietary quantitative investment approach, Stratified Sampling with Optimization, that attempts to replicate, before expenses, the characteristics and performance of the Russell 2000 Index.

  • Stratified sampling statistically identifies a sample of more liquid equity securities included in the Russell 2000 Index. Selected securities are optimized to construct a portfolio that mimics as closely as possible the market capitalization, industry weightings and other key fundamental characteristics of the Index.

  • Stratified Sampling with Optimization allows construction of a portfolio using the most liquid names in the Russell 2000 Index in order to minimize transaction costs, while still achieving fundamental portfolio level characteristics very close to those of the Russell 2000.

Total Fund Assets

$317.6 Million  

Investment Sub-Advisor (%)

The Fund seeks its investment objective by investing all of its investable assets in the Master Small-Cap Index Series, a portfolio of the Quantitative Master Series Trust, which is managed by BlackRock Advisors, LLC. BlackRock Advisors, LLC, on behalf of the Series, has a sub-advisory agreement with BlackRock Investment Management, LLC.



This Fund is closed to new investors effective September 1, 2010.

The Fund invests in small and/or mid-sized companies, which involves additional risks such as limited liquidity and greater volatility than larger companies. 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 Small Cap Index Fund are service marks of American Beacon Advisors, Inc.