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American Beacon Earnest Partners Emerging Markets Equity Fund

Portfolio information as of December 31, 2013
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Investment Objective

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

Global Reach

EARNEST Partners, LLC, the Fund’s sub-advisor, was founded in 1999 in Atlanta, Georgia, and has since grown to more than $20 billion in assets under management* across fixed income, U.S. and global equity asset classes.

Firm inception: 1999

Portfolio Manager:

  • Paul E. Viera, CEO and Partner

a fresh approach
to emerging markets

The American Beacon Earnest Partners Emerging Markets Equity Fund looks at emerging markets companies differently from other funds in this category:

  • The fundamental, bottom-up approach relies on proprietary stock screens (Return Pattern Recognition®) and independent research.
  • A team approach to issue selection based on practical, real-world industry experience.
  • The sub-advisor seeks to lessen the likelihood of significantly underperforming the benchmark by using a risk control technique that focuses on downside deviation.

*As of August 31, 2013

Sub-Advisor (%)

EARNEST Partners, LLC 100%


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. 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.

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