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Portfolio information as of June 30, 2019
  • Summary
  • Performance
  • Overview

Investment Objective

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

pioneers in managed volatility

Acadian Asset Management pioneered its global managed volatility strategy in 2006. Having previously introduced its first emerging markets portfolio in 1993, Acadian funded its first emerging markets managed volatility portfolio in March 2011.

Firm inception: 1986

Portfolio Managers:

  • Brendan O. Bradley, Ph.D., Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer
  • Ryan Taliaferro, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Director of Equity Strategies

active selection
and emerging markets

Emerging markets have historically exhibited a higher level of volatility than developed markets. Acadian’s global expertise allows the team to build an active, lower volatility portfolio from the bottom up, where sector, country and market-cap allocations are largely by-products of stock selection. The investment strategy has three goals:

  • Benchmark-beating returns over a full market cycle → Fully invested active EM equity strategy.
  • Decreased volatility of returns and substantial downside protection → Risk-based portfolio construction.
  • Avoid overpriced low-risk stocks → Sophisticated return projections on 13,500 EM securities, exploiting broad-based mispricings across the capitalization spectrum.

Total Fund Assets

$21.1 Million  

Sub-Advisor (%)

Acadian Asset Management LLC 100.0


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Investing in foreign and emerging market securities may involve heightened risk due to currency fluctuations and economic and political risks. Investing in lower volatility securities may produce more modest gains than other stock funds as a trade-off for the potentially lower downside risk. The use of futures contracts for cash management may subject the Fund to losing more money than invested. The Fund participates 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 and American Beacon Acadian Emerging Markets Managed Volatility Fund are service marks of American Beacon Advisors, Inc.