10 important things you should know about American Beacon AAIEX mutual fund
Updated: October 10, 2021
Bull case
No sales load or distribution fees
Bear case
3-year return below the benchmark
5-year return below the benchmark
10-year return below the benchmark
15-year return below the benchmark
High expense ratio

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Are you looking to buy or sell AAIEX? Or perhaps you’re looking for AAIEX fact sheet, and learn about its alternatives? If so, you came to the right place.

In this AAIEX mutual fund review, we’ll address key questions our readers have been asking us about this fund, above and beyond what you can find in its prospectus, and on Morningstar or Yahoo Finance.

Here is what you’ll be able to find in this review:

  • Fact Sheet: AAIEX performance, returns, expense ratio, holdings and dividend yield;
  • Analysis: AAIEX buy or sell; the pros and cons of investing in AAIEX mutual fund;
  • Alternatives: other ETFs and mutual funds you should consider as alternatives to AAIEX.

And here is the list of questions we’ll answer:

  1. Describe American Beacon Funds: American Beacon International Equity Fund; Institutional Class Shares (AAIEX).
  2. What are AAIEX holdings?
  3. What is AAIEX performance? What are AAIEX historical returns?
  4. What is AAIEX dividend yield?
  5. What is AAIEX minimum initial investment amount?
  6. Does AAIEX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?
  7. What is AAIEX Finny Score? AAIEX buy or sell?
  8. What are the pros of investing in AAIEX? What are AAIEX buy reasons?
  9. What are the cons of investing in AAIEX? What are AAIEX sell reasons?

So let’s start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Fact Sheet

1. Describe American Beacon Funds: American Beacon International Equity Fund; Institutional Class Shares (AAIEX).

2. What are AAIEX top holdings?

AAIEX has 158 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 25.80% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Future on MSCI EAFE Dec20 N/A 3.22%
Volkswagen AG Participating Preferred VOW3 2.98%
Novartis AG NOVN.DE 2.94%
SAP SE SAP 2.90%
American Beacon US Govt MMkt Select AAOXX 2.67%
ABB Ltd ABBN.PA 2.54%
Sanofi SA SAN.KS 2.41%
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 005930.MI 2.40%
Enel SpA ENEL.DE 1.96%
Basf SE BAS 1.78%

3. What is AAIEX performance? What are AAIEX historical returns?

AAIEX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is -1.72%;
  • 3-month return is 1.06%;
  • 1-year return is 1.06%;
  • 3-year return is 5.17%;
  • 5-year return is 6.48%;
  • 10-year return is 6.96%;
  • 15-year return is 3.44%.

4. What is AAIEX dividend yield?

AAIEX yield is 1.5%.

5. What is AAIEX minimum initial investment amount?

AAIEX minimum initial investment amount is N/A.

6. Does AAIEX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?

AAIEX 12b-1 distribution fee is 0. AAIEX front-end sales load is 0. AAIEX back-end sales load is 0.

Analysis

7. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 17. Our quantitative analysis shows 1 reason to buy and 5 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 17.

8. What are the pros of investing in AAIEX? What are AAIEX buy reasons?

The following are AAIEX strengths from our perspective:

  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

9. What are the cons of investing in AAIEX? What are AAIEX negatives?

The following are AAIEX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • AAIEX 3-year return is 5.17%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EAFE NR USD), 8.62%.
  • AAIEX 5-year return is 6.48%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EAFE NR USD), 8.88%.
  • AAIEX 10-year return is 6.96%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EAFE NR USD), 7.83%.
  • AAIEX 15-year return is 3.44%, which is lower than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EAFE NR USD), 4.02%.
  • AAIEX expense ratio is 0.72%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
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