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American Beacon EAM International Small Cap Fund

Portfolio information as of March 31, 2024
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Investment Objective

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


EAM’s investment process aims to generate outperformance by harnessing the power of the momentum premium, exploiting behavioral biases around change (such as shifting investor expectations/valuation), identifying companies with improving or accelerating financial performance, and constantly addressing portfolio risk. Their systematic approach to discovering ideas, focused analysis, timely decision making and efficient implementation supports their effort to maximize outperformance and achieve consistent results.

Firm inception: 2014

Portfolio manager:

  • Travis Prentice; industry since 1997
  • Joshua Moss; industry since 1999
  • John Scripp; industry since 2007


  • Deploy systematic daily process using momentum signals to identify small capitalization, non-U.S. equities exhibiting dynamic change.
  • Conduct focused analysis on candidate companies to identify drivers of change that are mispriced by the market.
  • Consistently refresh the portfolio in a disciplined manner to avoid stale momentum.
  • Execute through a skilled trading team to minimize implementation costs.
  • Employ portfolio risk management through qualitative and quantitative processes.

Total Fund Assets

$140.8 Million  

Sub-Advisor (%)

EAM Global Investors LLC 100.0

Effective January 21, 2023, the Fund’s strategy was changed to principally invest in equity securities of small-market-capitalization companies that are economically tied to countries outside of the United States, including developed and emerging market countries, and the Fund’s benchmark index was changed from the MSCI EAFE Index to the MSCI ACWI ex-U.S. Small Cap Index.

Investing in small-capitalization stocks may involve greater volatility and lower liquidity than larger company stocks. Growth stocks typically are more volatile than value stocks; however, value stocks have a lower expected growth rate in earnings and sales. Investing in foreign and emerging market securities may involve heightened risk due to currency fluctuations and economic and political risks. To the extent the Fund invests more heavily in a particular country or geographic region, its performance will be sensitive to factors affecting that country or region. The Fund may have high portfolio turnover risk, which could increase the Fund’s transaction costs and possibly have a negative impact on performance. Geopolitical and other events have led to market disruptions causing adverse changes in the value of investments broadly. Changes in value may be temporary or may last for extended periods. 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 is a registered service mark of American Beacon Advisors, Inc. American Beacon Funds and American Beacon EAM International Small Cap Fund are service marks of American Beacon Advisors, Inc.