Overview:

Fund data as of 09/30/2019 unless otherwise specified.

Investment Objective:

The Fund seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation. Any income received is incidental to this objective.

Investment Strategy:

The Fund is actively managed and invests mainly in a diversified portfolio of equity securities that are economically tied to emerging markets.

Investment Suitability:

This Fund may be suitable to investors who seek higher, long-term rates of return, can accept significant short-term fluctuations in account value and want to diversify their portfolio with emerging market stocks.

Foreign and emerging market securities may involve additional risks, including social and political instability, reduced market liquidity, currency volatility, less available public information about the issuers of securities, less stringent regulatory standards and a lack of uniform accounting, auditing and financial standards. This description of risk is provided as a summary of the principal investment risks associated with this mutual fund. Refer to the Fund's prospectus for more detailed risk information.

  • NASDAQ Ticker: GEMZX
  • Inception Date: 10/31/2013
Fund Size ($ in millions)
Total fund net assets for all share classes 477
Number of holdings 508

*Does not include currencies or forward currency contracts

Benchmark^
100%
MSCI® Emerging Markets Index 100%
Sub-Adviser Composite
31% 29% 22% 18%
Wellington Management Company 31%
AQR Capital Management 29%
RBC Global Asset Management (UK) Limited^^ 22%
Goldman Sachs Asset Management 18%

Performance

Net Asset Value (as of 11/21/2019)
Net Asset Value $9.73
Inception Date
Inception Date 10/31/2013
FEES AND EXPENSES (annualized)
Gross Expense Ratio 1.55%
Net Expense Ratio* 1.57%
*The Adviser has agreed to waive fees and/or reimburse expenses to the extent needed to limit total annual operating expenses to 1.57% for the Investor Class. This contractual waiver and reimbursement applies to Fund operating expenses only and will remain in place until April 30, 2020.
Daily Performance (as of 11/21/2019)
One Month 1.46%
Three Month 6.57%
Year To Date 11.58%
One Year 9.53%
Three Year* 7.07%
Five Year* 0.68%
Ten Year* N/A
Since Inception* 0.41%
*Returns are annualized.
The performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results.
Quarterly Performance (as of 9/30/2019)
Fund Benchmark
Three Month -3.81% -4.25%
YTD 7.00% 5.89%
One Year -4.22% -2.02%
Three Year* 3.51% 5.97%
Since Inception* -0.29% 1.87%
*Returns are annualized.
The performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. Performance data current to the most recent month-end and complete calendar year may be obtained at GuideStoneFunds.com/Funds. The investment return of an investment will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance would have been lower without fee waivers and reimbursements to the Fund in effect. Returns exceeding 20% reflect unusual market conditions and may not be sustained at this level over the long term.
Annual Performance (as of 9/30/2019)
Fund Benchmark
2013 -2.50% -2.89%
2014 -4.38% -2.19%
2015 -19.25% -14.92%
2016 13.35% 11.19%
2017 35.37% 37.28%
2018 -20.49% -14.57%
Benchmark: MSCI® Emerging Markets Index
The performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results.
Morningstar
Morningstar Rating based upon risk-adjusted return as of 10/31/2019
Category: Diversified Emerging Mkts
(Two Stars) Overall rating among 700 funds in this category.
(Two Stars) Three year rating among 700 funds in this category.
(Two Stars) Five year rating among 562 funds in this category.

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Characteristics

Asset Allocation
94%
Non-U.S. Equities 94%
Cash* 6%
Total 100%
*Cash is maintained by the Fund for liquidity purposes and may be overlaid with equity and / or U.S. Treasury futures to provide capital market exposure.

 

Equity Sector Holdings
13.7% 22.32% 26.67%
Communication Services 5.84%
Consumer Discretionary 13.70%
Consumer Staples 5.17%
Energy 5.72%
Financial Services 22.32%
Health Care 3.26%
Industrials 5.63%
Materials 5.60%
Real Estate 2.10%
Technology 26.67%
Utilities 3.98%
Total 99.99%

Due to rounding, portfolio holdings data may not sum to 100%.

Top Ten Equity Holdings
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 4.79%
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Sponsored ADR 4.65%
Tencent Holdings Ltd. 4.47%
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR 2.71%
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. 2.37%
SK hynix Inc 1.98%
AIA Group Limited 1.39%
CNOOC Limited 1.25%
Naspers Limited Class N 1.12%
Wal-Mart de Mexico SAB de CV 1.09%
Total 25.82%
Risk/Return Characteristics
Standard Deviation 16.14%
R-Squared 97.70%
Beta vs. Benchmark 1.03
Beta vs. S&P 500 Index 0.96
Sharpe Ratio -0.06
Information Ratio -0.93
Calculated over previous 5 years
Portfolio Characteristics
Price to Earnings Ratio 20.20x
Price to Book Ratio 3.30x
5 Year EPS Growth 15.30%
Weighted Avg Market Cap* $85,612
* $ in millions
Top Ten Countries
23.63% 12.27%
China 23.63%
South Korea 12.27%
Taiwan 11.53%
Brazil 9.22%
India 8.95%
Hong Kong 7.41%
South Africa 4.44%
Thailand 2.49%
Russian Federation 2.49%
Mexico 2.40%
Total 84.83%

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