Fund data as of 03/31/2021 unless otherwise specified.
The Fund seeks to maximize total return through capital gains and current income while preserving capital value.
The Fund is actively managed and invests in a diversified portfolio composed primarily of global fixed income securities with an average dollar-weighted duration that normally varies between three and 10 years.
This Fund may be suitable for investors who have a medium- to long-term investment horizon, seek higher returns than those offered by a shorter maturity bond fund, can accept short-term fluctuations in account value and want to diversify their portfolio with a globally diversified fixed income investment option.
This Fund may invest, to a large extent, in high yield securities ("junk bonds"). These securities involve greater risks of default, are more volatile than bonds rated investment grade and are inherently speculative. Obligations of foreign issuers may be negatively impacted by political events, economic conditions or inefficient, illiquid or unregulated markets in foreign countries, and they also may be subject to inadequate regulatory or accounting standards, which may increase investment risk. Investing in emerging markets may involve greater risks than investing in more developed foreign markets because, among other things, emerging markets often have more political and economic instability. This Fund is subject to interest rate risk, meaning, when interest rates rise, the value of the existing fixed income securities decreases and vice versa. Changes in interest rates have a bigger impact on long-duration holdings than on short-duration holdings. This description of risks 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: GGBFX
- Inception Date: 12/29/2006
|Total fund net assets for all share classes||$589|
|Number of holdings||966|
|J.P. Morgan Emerging Markets Bond Index (EMBI) Plus||15%|
|Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index - Unhedged||70%|
|Bloomberg Barclays US Corporate High Yield Index - 2% Issuer Capped||15%|
|Western Asset Management Company||65%|
|Loomis, Sayles & Company||10%|
|Neuberger Berman Investment Advisers||25%|
GuideStone Capital Management, LLC (the “Adviser”), the adviser to the Fund, may invest directly in securities on behalf of the Fund. The Adviser also maintains a sub-advisory agreement with Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC ("Parametric") under which Parametric will provide completion portfolios within the Fund, as instructed by the Adviser. The Adviser’s direct investments and Parametric’s “completion portfolios” are used to assist in preserving the desired risk exposures for the Fund in furtherance of its investment objective. Direct investments and completion portfolios that are short-term in nature are not included in the target allocations of the Fund to sub-advisers listed above.
|Net Asset Value||$10.19|
|Year To Date||-0.55%|
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 performance may be obtained at GuideStoneFunds.com/Funds. Benchmark performance numbers are provided by Morningstar, Inc. and have not been verified by GuideStone Funds. The investment return of an investment will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Year 2006 annual performance began 12/29/2006. The weightings of the Fund's benchmark were modified effective May 1, 2020, and therefore, the weightings of the underlying indexes were different than the current benchmark weightings prior to that date. Benchmark Index performance represents the Fund's current benchmark linked with its previous benchmark.
|Morningstar Rating based upon risk-adjusted return as of 4/30/2021|
|Category: World Bond|
|(Four Stars) Overall rating among 187 funds in this category.|
|(Three Stars) Three year rating among 187 funds in this category.|
|(Four Stars) Five year rating among 173 funds in this category.|
|(Five Stars) Ten year rating among 119 funds in this category.|
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Due to rounding, portfolio holdings data may not sum to 100%.
|Beta vs. Benchmark||1.15|
|Beta vs. Bloomberg Barclays US Agg.||0.90|
Calculated over previous 3 years.
|Weighted Avg Maturity||8.66 years|
|Effective Duration||6.40 years|
|SEC 30-Day Yield||2.09%|
|SEC 30-Day Yield (Gross)†||2.09%|
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