14 important things you should know about American Beacon AAIEX mutual fund

Updated: June 27, 2020
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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. How many up and down years did AAIEX have historically?
  5. What is AAIEX dividend yield?
  6. What is AAIEX minimum initial investment amount?
  7. What is AAIEX expense ratio?
  8. Does AAIEX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?
  9. What is AAIEX tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?
  10. What is AAIEX beta? How would you assess AAIEX risk?
  11. What is AAIEX Sharpe ratio?
  12. What is AAIEX Finny Score? AAIEX buy or sell?
  13. What are the pros of investing in AAIEX? What are AAIEX buy reasons?
  14. 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).

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing at least 80% of the its assets in common stocks and securities convertible into common stocks of issuers based in at least three different countries.

2. What are AAIEX top holdings?

AAIEX has 140 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 24.81% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Future on MSCI EAFE Mar20 N/A 3.87%
Volkswagen AG Participating Preferred VOW3 3.38%
Novartis AG NOVN.DE 2.99%
SAP SE SAP 2.72%
ABB Ltd ABBN.KS 2.50%
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 005930.L 2.19%
RELX PLC REL.L 1.97%
Prudential PLC PRU.DE 1.77%
Basf SE BAS 1.73%
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd 4502 1.69%

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

AAIEX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 0.52%;
  • 3-month return is -25.21%;
  • 1-year return is -19.94%;
  • 3-year return is -6.62%;
  • 5-year return is -4.18%;
  • 10-year return is 2.42%;
  • 15-year return is 2.52%.

4. How many up and down years did AAIEX have historically?

In the last 10 years, AAIEX had 6 up years and 4 down years.

5. What is AAIEX dividend yield?

AAIEX yield is 2.93%.

6. What is AAIEX minimum initial investment amount?

AAIEX minimum initial investment amount is N/A.

7. What is AAIEX expense ratio?

AAIEX expense ratio is 0.74%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

8. 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.

9. What is AAIEX tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 1.17%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 1.37%.

10. What is AAIEX beta? How would you assess AAIEX risk?

  • 3-year beta is 1.12;
  • 5-year beta is 1.05;
  • 10-year beta is 1.05.

11. What is AAIEX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.40;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is -0.25;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.12.

Analysis

12. What is AAIEX Finny Score? AAIEX buy or sell?

AAIEX Finny Score is 14. Our quantitative analysis shows 1 reason to buy AAIEX and 6 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 14.

13. 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.

14. 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 -6.62%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EAFE NR USD), -1.38%.
  • AAIEX 5-year return is -4.18%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EAFE NR USD), -0.36%.
  • AAIEX 10-year return is 2.42%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EAFE NR USD), 4.6%.
  • AAIEX 15-year return is 2.52%, which is lower than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EAFE NR USD), 3.5%.
  • AAIEX expense ratio is 0.74%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
  • AAIEX 3-year Beta is 1.12, which is higher than the index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD) 3-year beta, 1.00. The fund is perceived to be riskier than the comparable index based on the previous 3 years.
In the AAIEX review, we covered AAIEX key stats (return, performance, yield, expense ratio, and holdings), buy and sell analysis, and alternative investments. If this review was helpful to you, feel free to check out other mutual fund and ETF reviews.
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