FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- American Beacon Advisors ("American Beacon"), an experienced provider of investment advisory services to retail and institutional clients, today launched the American Beacon Acadian Emerging Markets Managed Volatility Fund (Institutional Class: ACDIX, A Class: ACDAX).
"We remain dedicated to providing investors with access to a variety of investment strategies created and overseen by asset managers we believe are among the 'best of the best,'" said Gene L. Needles Jr., American Beacon President and Chief Executive Officer. "This emerging market equity strategy is the latest addition to our product suite, offering the potential for high returns and low volatility over the long term as part of a well-diversified portfolio."
The American Beacon Acadian Emerging Markets Managed Volatility Fund seeks to identify lower-risk emerging market stocks to construct a carefully risk-managed portfolio. The Fund's sub-advisor, Acadian Asset Management ("Acadian"), pioneered their Managed Volatility strategy in 2006 in order to give investors the opportunity to achieve market-like returns with significantly less risk than capitalization-weighted indices. Acadian considers return forecasts as well as long- and short-term risk estimates during construction of the Fund's portfolio, which holds benchmark and non-benchmark securities. Founded in 1986, Acadian now manages nearly $60 billion in assets and employs over 200 professionals worldwide.
"Our primary objective is to create a low-risk portfolio of promising emerging markets stocks, and partnering with American Beacon enables us to bring our strategy to a broader range of investors," said Ryan Taliaferro, Acadian Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager. "This Fund gives shareholders the opportunity to gain exposure to emerging market equities at a lower risk profile than is typical for the asset class."
About American Beacon Advisors
Established in 1986, American Beacon Advisors, Inc. is an experienced provider of investment advisory services to institutional and retail markets. American Beacon Advisors serves defined benefit plans, defined contribution plans, foundations, endowments, corporations and other institutional investors, as well as retail clients. The firm also provides corporate cash management and fixed-income separate account management.
American Beacon Advisors manages the American Beacon Funds, a series of low-cost mutual funds. The Funds employ a "manager of managers" investment style and currently include international and domestic equity, fixed income and money market Funds. As of June 30, 2013, American Beacon Advisors had $51.6 billion in assets under management.
You should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Fund carefully before investing. The prospectus and summary prospectus contain this and additional information regarding the Fund. To obtain a prospectus or summary prospectus, please contact your financial advisor, call 800-967-9009 or visit americanbeaconfunds.com. The prospectus and summary prospectus should be read carefully before investing.
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 may produce more modest gains than other stock funds as a trade-off for the potentially lower downside risk from investments in lower volatility securities.
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American Beacon is a registered service mark of American Beacon Advisors, Inc. American Beacon Funds and American Beacon Acadian Emerging Markets Managed Volatility Fund are service marks of American Beacon Advisors, Inc.
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