Overview:

Fund data as of 06/30/2020 unless otherwise specified.

Investment Objective:

The Fund seeks to maximize total return through capital gains and current income while preserving capital value.

Investment Strategy:

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 to ten years.

Investment Suitability:

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
Fund Size ($ in millions)
Total fund net assets for all share classes 588
Number of holdings* 933

*Does not include currencies or forward currency contracts

Benchmark: On 5/1/2020, the Fund's benchmark changed from 50% Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index-Unhedged, 25% Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Corporate High Yield Index - 2% Issuer Capped and 25% JPMorgan Emerging Markets Bond Index Plus to 70% Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index-Unhedged, 15% Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Corporate High Yield Index - 2% Issuer Capped and 15% JPMorgan Emerging Markets Bond Index Plus . Benchmark performance shown represents the Fund's current benchmark linked with its previous benchmark.

 

Benchmark^
15% 70% 15%
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%
Sub-Adviser Composite
50% 35% 15%
Western Asset Management Company 50%
Neuberger Berman Investment Advisers 35%
Loomis, Sayles & Company 15%

Performance

Net Asset Value (as of 9/21/2020)
Net Asset Value $10.02
Inception Date
Inception Date 12/29/2006
FEES AND EXPENSES (annualized)
Gross Expense Ratio 0.83%
Net Expense Ratio 0.83%
Daily Performance (as of 9/21/2020)
One Month -0.10%
Three Month 2.56%
Year To Date 1.09%
One Year 2.61%
Three Year* 2.43%
Five Year* 4.34%
Ten Year* 3.93%
Since Inception* 4.78%
*Returns are annualized.
The performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results.
Quarterly Performance (as of 6/30/2020)
Fund Benchmark
Three Month 7.28% 5.35%
YTD -1.93% -0.50%
One Year 0.26% 1.52%
Three Year* 1.97% 3.12%
Five Year* 3.16% 4.06%
Ten Year* 4.26% 4.39%
Since Inception* 4.62% 4.98%

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. Prior to 5/1/2020, the Fund's benchmark was a composite of 50% Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index-Unhedged, 25% Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Corporate High Yield Index - 2% Issuer Capped and 25% JPMorgan Emerging Markets Bond Index Plus. Benchmark performance shown represents the Fund's current benchmark linked with its previous benchmark.

 

*Returns are annualized.
Annual Performance (as of 6/30/2020)
Fund Benchmark
2013 0.20% -1.62%
2014 3.00% 2.45%
2015 -6.00% -2.21%
2016 10.91% 7.62%
2017 7.69% 7.66%
2018 -4.73% -2.41%
2019 11.03% 10.16%
The performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results.
Morningstar
Morningstar Rating based upon risk-adjusted return as of 8/31/2020
Category: World Bond
(Four Stars) Overall rating among 182 funds in this category.
(Three Stars) Three year rating among 182 funds in this category.
(Three Stars) Five year rating among 169 funds in this category.
(Five Stars) Ten year rating among 112 funds in this category.

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The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or “star rating”, is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds and separate accounts) with at least a 3-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product’s monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5- and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% 3-year rating for 36–59 months of total returns, 60% 5-year rating/40% 3-year rating for 60–119 months of total returns and 50% 10-year rating/30% 5-year rating/20% 3-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent 3-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods. Ratings are for the share class shown only; other classes may vary. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Characteristics

Asset Allocation
98%
Fixed Income 98%
Cash* 2%
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.

 

Fixed Income Sectors
35.35% 50.65%
Cash 7.34%
Corporate 35.35%
Derivatives 0.13%
Government 50.65%
Municipal 0.01%
Securitized 6.53%
Total 100.01%
Duration weighted

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

Credit Ratings
32.2% 24.43% 16.41%
AAA/Govt/Agency 32.20%
AA 2.32%
A 7.29%
BBB 24.43%
BB 16.41%
B 9.82%
Lower Than B 2.84%
Not Rated 4.69%
The credit quality letter ratings are provided to indicate the creditworthiness of the underlying securities within the Fund and not of the Fund itself. These credit ratings range from AAA/Govt/Agency (highest) to Lower Than B (lowest) and are assigned by the rating agencies Moody’s and Fitch. Where credit ratings differ between these rating agencies, the lower (more conservative) rating shall be used. If only one rating is provided, that rating shall be used. If a security is unrated by both of the Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations (NRSROs) listed above, then it will be classified as Not Rated in the table.
Top Ten Countries
57.92%
United States 57.92%
Mexico 3.89%
Indonesia 3.67%
United Kingdom 2.86%
Brazil 2.82%
Italy 2.49%
Russia 2.17%
South Africa 1.90%
Canada 1.46%
Switzerland 1.09%
Total 80.27%
Risk/Return Characteristics
Standard Deviation 6.58%
R-Squared 96.05%
Beta vs. Benchmark 1.21
Beta vs. Bloomberg Barclays US Agg. 0.70
Sharpe Ratio 0.07
Information Ratio -0.67

Calculated over previous 3 years.

Portfolio Characteristics
Weighted Avg Maturity 9.07 years
Effective Duration 6.16 years
Yield
SEC 30-Day Yield 1.95%
SEC 30-Day Yield (Gross)† 1.95%
Gross Yield reflects yield if fee waivers were not in effect.

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