Top industry awards. Four years running.
GuideStone Extended-Duration Bond Fund wins the 2015 Lipper Fund Awards for Best Fund Over 3 Years (Corporate Debt A-Rated Funds) and Best Fund Over 5 Years (Corporate Debt A-Rated Funds)
The annual Lipper Fund Awards announced this year’s award winners at a dinner and ceremony held March 31, 2015, at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in New York City, hosted by The Wall Street Journal and Investment News. Once again, GuideStone Funds was recognized for outstanding fund performance, this time as:
Lipper Fund Awards 2015 Best Fund Over 3 Years (Corporate Debt A-Rated Funds) and Best Fund Over 5 Years (Corporate Debt A-Rated Funds) for the Extended-Duration Bond Fund.
In each category, the Extended-Duration Bond Fund beat out more than 40 eligible funds. The Fund was awarded the same pair of accolades in 2014.
“Engineering a repeat performance is difficult,” said John R. Jones, President of GuideStone Funds. “To have the Extended-Duration Bond Fund recognized by Lipper two years in a row is a fitting testament to our investment approach and the outstanding team that puts it into practice. We believe being recognized for industry awards, such as Lipper, is once again proof that investors do not need to sacrifice performance to invest with their values and beliefs.”
The Lipper Fund Awards are among the most prestigious awards provided by industry ranking firms and recognize funds and fund management firms for their consistently strong risk-adjusted performance, relative to their peers.
This marks the fourth consecutive year the Lipper Fund Awards has recognized GuideStone. In 2012, the entire GuideStone Funds family was honored with Lipper’s Best Overall Small Fund Group in the U.S. over the 3-year period ending November 30, 2011, making it the first Christian-screened mutual fund family to receive this prestigious honor. In 2013, the MyDestination 2025 Fund was ranked No. 1 out of 92 Mixed-Asset Target Date 2025 funds for its performance over the 3-year period ending November 30, 2012.
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||GuideStone Funds is the nation’s largest Christian-screened mutual fund family.
||All fund options are managed without compromising the heritage of Christian values.
||Multi-manager approach provides access to multiple, proven investment management firms within a single fund.
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The entire GuideStone Funds family won the Lipper Fund Award for 2012 Best Overall Small Company over 3 years (out of 182 eligible as of November 30, 2011). Moreover, the MyDestination 2025 Fund-Investor share class won the 2013 Mixed Asset Target 2025 Fund Award-3 year (out of 92 funds as of November 30, 2012); the Extended-Duration Bond Fund Institutional share class won the 2014 Corporate Debt A-Rated Fund Award-3 year (out of 57 funds as of November 30, 2013), 2014 Corporate Debt-A Rated Fund Award-5 year (out of 51 funds as of November 30, 2013), 2015 Corporate Debt ARated Fund Award-3 year (out of 44 funds as of November 30, 2014) and 2015 Corporate Debt A-Rated Fund Award-5 year (out of 41 funds as of November 30, 2014); the Defensive Market Strategies Fund Institutional share class won the 2017 Flexible Portfolio Funds Award-3 year (out of 147 funds as of November 30, 2016) and 2017 Flexible Portfolio Funds Award-5 year (out of 107 funds as of November 30, 2016). Awards are based on risk-adjusted total return.
As of March 31, 2018, GuideStone Funds has $12.6 billion in assets, which makes GuideStone Funds the nation’s largest Christian-screened mutual fund family. No other fund family with a Christian screen exceeds GuideStone Funds in asset size.