American Beacon Advisors Launches First Mutual Fund With Continuous Capital
IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 17, 2018--American Beacon Advisors, Inc. (“American Beacon”), a leading provider of investment advisory services to institutional and retail markets, has announced the launch of the American Beacon Continuous Capital Emerging Markets Fund.
The Fund is the first open-end mutual fund from Continuous Capital, LLC, a firm specializing in value equity strategies and an affiliate company of Resolute Investment Managers, Inc., the parent company of American Beacon. The Fund’s strategy is to identify investment opportunities at the intersection of value and quality and to mitigate volatility by primarily investing in dividend-paying stocks. Three share classes of the Fund are available: Institutional Class (CCEIX), Investor Class (CCEPX) and Y Class (CCEYX).
“We’re pleased to partner with Continuous Capital to launch this Fund, which is designed to help investors diversify their portfolios while addressing concerns commonly associated with emerging markets,” Gene Needles, American Beacon’s chairman and chief executive officer, said. “Continuous Capital’s philosophy – establishing a repeatable process that evaluates potential investments, reviewing holdings daily and using a rigorous sell discipline – aligns with our thinking, making them a natural fit to serve as this Fund’s sub-advisor. We are thrilled to bring this product to market.”
The American Beacon Continuous Capital Emerging Markets Fund employs a two-pronged screening process, consisting of both quantitative and fundamental research, to evaluate 4,000 companies in emerging market economies. The Fund is broadly diversified across multiple dimensions – countries, currencies and sectors – both to minimize uncompensated risks and to generate a consistent return profile. Its sector and country exposures will be relatively flat to the benchmark, ensuring the majority of the portfolio’s alpha is generated by stock selection.
“Many U.S. investors are hesitant to invest in emerging markets equity, especially in the current geopolitical climate, because of concerns about volatility and portfolio drawdowns,” Morley Campbell, Continuous Capital’s president and chief investment officer, said. “Although tariffs and trade tensions may give investors pause, emerging market valuations are at historic discounts compared to developed markets. What’s more, emerging markets are poised for economic growth as their larger-than-average populations benefit from the spread of technology, creating a case for long-term investment.”
About American Beacon Advisors
An investment affiliate of Resolute Investment Managers, Inc., American Beacon Advisors, Inc. is a leading provider of investment advisory services to institutional and retail markets. Established in 1986, 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 competitively priced 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 September 30, 2018, American Beacon Advisors had $59.1 billion in assets under management; the affiliated companies of Resolute Investment Managers had $71.2 billion in assets under management. For more information, visit www.americanbeaconadvisors.com.
About Continuous Capital
Continuous Capital, LLC, became an affiliate of Resolute Investment Managers in April 2018. Based in Irving, Texas, the firm specializes in value equity strategies for international and emerging markets. Continuous Capital pursues alpha through security selection rather than country or sector allocation. Accordingly, the firm seeks to diversify portfolios across countries, sectors, industries and companies. The firm’s first mutual fund was introduced in December 2018.
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, call 800.967.9009 or visit americanbeaconfunds.com. The prospectus and summary prospectus should be read carefully before investing.
Important Information: All investing involves risk including the possible loss of principal. Investing in foreign andemerging market securities may involve heightened risk due to currency fluctuations and economic and political risks. The Fund may have high portfolio turnover, which could increase the Fund’s transaction costs and possibly have a negative impact on performance. 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.
American Beacon is a registered service mark of American Beacon Advisors, Inc. American Beacon Continuous Capital Emerging Markets Fund is a service mark of American Beacon Advisors, Inc.
The American Beacon Funds are distributed by Resolute Investment Distributors, Inc.
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