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American Beacon Stephens Mid-Cap Growth Fund

Portfolio information as of September 30, 2015
  • Summary
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Investment Objective

The Fund seeks to provide long-term growth of capital.


Stephens Investment Management Group, LLC specializes in equity investment management, focusing on small- and mid-capitalization growth companies.

Firm inception: October 2004

Portfolio Managers:

  • Ryan E. Crane, CFA, CIO and Senior Portfolio Manager, 21 years experience
  • John Thornton, CFA, 15 years experience
  • Sam Chase, CFA, 13 years experience
  • Kelly Ranucci, CFA, 21 years experience


The Fund's sub-advisor believes that earnings growth drives stock performance. They also believe that mid-cap markets are inefficient and contain some of the fastest growing stocks.

  • By using behavioral finance principles to identify overconfidence and anchoring by others, the Fund seeks securities mispriced by other investors.
  • The portfolio includes a blend of core growth stocks (sustainable earnings) and earnings catalyst stocks (expected to experience an earnings boost).
  • The bottom-up stock selection process builds a diversified portfolio with some thematic concentration.

Total Fund Assets

$123.2 Million  

Sub-Advisor (%)

Stephens Investment Management Group, LLC 100.0

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Growth stocks typically are more volatile than value stocks; however, value stocks have a lower expected growth rate in earnings and sales. Investing in medium-capitalization stocks may involve greater volatility and lower liquidity than larger company stocks. Investing in foreign securities may involve heightened risk due to currency fluctuations and economic and political risks. The use of futures contracts for cash management may subject the Fund to losing more money than invested. The Fund may participate in a securities lending program. 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 Stephens Mid-Cap Growth Fund are service marks of American Beacon Advisors, Inc.