American Beacon Advisors Launches American Beacon Bahl & Gaynor Small Cap Growth Fund

Fund Uses A Quantitative Strategy to Focus On High-Quality, Dividend-Paying Stocks

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American Beacon Advisors

This partnership demonstrates our commitment to identify investment excellence in our subadvisors and to bring their strategies to our investors.

Fort Worth, Texas (PRWEB) July 15, 2014

American Beacon Advisors (“American Beacon”), an experienced provider of investment advisory services to retail and institutional clients, today launched the American Beacon Bahl & Gaynor Small Cap Growth Fund (Institutional Class: GBSIX, A Class: GBSAX).

The American Beacon Bahl & Gaynor Small Cap Growth Fund seeks to achieve its investment objectives by employing a conservative investment strategy focused on high-quality, dividend-paying stocks. At least 80 percent of the stocks in the portfolio at the time of purchase are expected to pay a dividend. The focus on dividend-paying stocks can potentially dampen downside market pressure in declining markets.

“This partnership demonstrates our commitment to identify investment excellence in our subadvisors and to bring their strategies to our investors,” said Gene L. Needles Jr., American Beacon President and Chief Executive Officer. “Bahl & Gaynor’s investment discipline is a great complement to our overall product strategy.”

The Fund’s sub-advisor, Bahl & Gaynor Investment Counsel (“Bahl & Gaynor”), is a 100% employee-owned, independent registered investment advisor located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Our firm’s mission of growing income through dividends has enabled Bahl & Gaynor to protect and grow our clients’ hard-earned wealth and help fulfill their life goals. Founded in 1990, the firm has more than $11 billion in assets under management/advisement as of March 31, 2014.

“Bahl & Gaynor is excited to partner with American Beacon in launching the American Beacon Bahl & Gaynor Small Cap Growth Fund,” Ed Woods, Vice President and Principal at Bahl & Gaynor said. “We believe our dedicated focus of investing in dividend growth companies in the small capitalization universe gives investors an excellent opportunity for appreciation, downside protection and income growth.”

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 March 31, 2014, American Beacon Advisors had $58.5 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.

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 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. Growth stocks typically are more volatile than value stocks; however, value stocks have a lower expected growth rate in earnings and sales. The Fund invests in small and/or mid-sized companies, which involves additional risks such as limited liquidity and greater volatility than larger companies. The Fund may participate 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 the Fund(s) will be met.

Distributed by Foreside Fund Services, LLC.

American Beacon is a registered service mark of American Beacon Advisors, Inc. American Beacon Funds and American Beacon Bahl & Gaynor Small Cap Growth Fund are service marks of American Beacon Advisors, Inc.

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