Best American Beacon Mutual Funds 2015

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American Beacon Advisors Inc is previously part of AMR Corporation (i.e. American Airlines). It is now part of Lighthouse Holdings, Inc., an Affiliate of Pharos Capital Group, LLC and TPG Capital, L.P. American Beacon provides mainly mutual funds. It offers alternative mutual fund, equity funds, index funds, fixed income funds, money market funds, balanced funds, etc.

Note: The lighthouse holding Inc will be acquired by Private equity firms Kelso & Company and Estancia Capital Management in a deal set to be completed in the second quarter of 2015.

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Popular American Beacon Funds

You can find these popular American Beacon funds for different sectors such as U.S. stock fund, international stock fund, municipal bond fund, balanced fund, target date fund, taxable bond fund. Depend on your risk tolerance; you may pick and choose from this best mutual funds list.

Best American Beacon mutual funds 2015 are:

American Beacon Bridgeway Large Cap Value Fund

American Beacon Bridgeway Large Cap Value Fund is popular among investors. This large value fund has total assets of $1.3 billion. The current dividend yield is 0.41%. This top American Beacon’s fund uses its assets to purchase a diversified portfolio of stocks of large capitalization companies that are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange, and NASDAQ. The fund managers are John N.R. Montgomery, Elena Khoziaeva, and Michael Whipple.

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Morningstar has ranked this mutual fund with 5 star rating. In 2014, it has year-to-date return of 13.89%. It has returned 21.62% over the past 3 year, and 15.83% over the past 5 year. Top 5 stocks are HCA Holdings Inc, Southwest Airlines Co, Level 3 Communications Inc, Micron Technology Inc, and Trinity Industries Inc.

American Beacon International Equity Fund

This American Beacon International Equity Fund has a high yield of 2.51%. The total net assets are $2.2 billion. Its expense fee is 1.04% per year. This foreign large value fund is ranked with 4 star rating. It has a 3 year annualized return of 11.15%.

American Beacon Balanced Fund 

American Funds American Balanced Fund invests in equity securities (50-70%) and bonds (30-50%). This best balanced fund has a dividend yield of 2.33%. With assets of $1.05 billion, this moderate allocation mutual fund has expense fee of 0.92%.

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Ranked with 4 star rating, this American Beacon fund has YTD return of 8.93% in 2014. The 3 year average return is 13.58%.

Fund Information


Fund NameTickerType3 year Return %
American Beacon Bridgeway Lg Cp Val InvBWLIXLarge Value22.91%
American Beacon SiM High Yld Opps InvSHYPXHigh Yield Bond11.57%
American Beacon Intl Equity InvAAIPXForeign Large Value12.42%
American Beacon Mid Cap Value InvAMPAXMid-Cap Value20.71%
American Beacon Balanced InvAABPXModerate Allocation14.95%
American Beacon Zebra Global Eq InvAZLPXWorld Stock14.70%
American Beacon Flexible Bond InvAFXPXNontraditional Bond3.08%
American Beacon Small Cp Val InvAVPAXSmall Value18.75%
American Beacon Holland Lg Cap Gr InvLHGFXLarge Growth16.66%
American Beacon Stephens Sm Cp Gr InvSTSGXSmall Growth15.89%
American Beacon Lg Cap Value InvAAGPXLarge Value21.38%
American Beacon S&P 500 Idx InvAAFPXLarge Blend20.20%
American Beacon Emerging Mkts InvAAEPXDiversified Emerging Mkts4.85%
American Beacon Retire Inc & Apprec InvAANPXRetirement Income5.08%
American Beacon Stephens Mid-Cap Gr InvSTMGXMid-Cap Growth15.60%
American Beacon High Yld Bd InvAHYPXHigh Yield Bond8.79%
American Beacon Zebra Small Cap Eq InvAZSPXSmall Value17.68%

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