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.
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Asset allocation subject to change at any time. Pie chart is a representation and actual exposures may differ. The size denotes the relative weighting in the Fund.
Sub-Adviser Composites are subject to change at any time. The percentages shown reflect the target allocations of the Funds. Actual Sub-Adviser weights may differ at any time.
^ The Bloomberg Global Aggregate Index – Unhedged is a flagship measure of global investment grade debt. This multi-currency benchmark includes treasury, government-related, corporate and securitized fixed-rate bonds from both developed and emerging markets issuers. The Bloomberg Barclays US Corporate High Yield Index – 2% Issuer Capped is an issuer-constrained version of the flagship Bloomberg US Corporate High Yield Index, which measures the U.S. dollar-denominated, high yield, fixed-rate corporate bond market. The index follows the same rules as the uncapped version but limits the exposure of each issuer to 2% of the total market value and redistributes any excess market value index-wide on a pro rata basis. . “Bloomberg®”, Bloomberg Global Aggregate Index- Unhedged and Bloomberg U.S. Corporate High Yield Index – 2% Issuer Capped are service marks of Bloomberg Finance L.P. and its affiliates, including Bloomberg Index Services Limited (“BISL”), the administrator of the index (collectively, “Bloomberg”) and have been licensed for use for certain purposes by GuideStone Financial Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention (“GuideStone Financial Resources”) and its affiliates. Bloomberg is not affiliated with GuideStone Financial Resources and its affiliates and Bloomberg does not approve, endorse, review, or recommend the Global Bond Fund. Bloomberg does not guarantee the timeliness, accurateness, or completeness of any data or information relating to the Global Bond Fund. The J.P. Morgan Emerging Markets Bond Index (EMBI) Plus is a traditional, market-capitalization weighted index comprised of U.S. dollar-denominated Brady bonds, Eurobonds and traded loans issued by sovereign entities. Information has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but J.P. Morgan does not warrant its completeness or accuracy. The index may not be copied, used or distributed without J.P. Morgan’s prior written approval. Copyright 2022, JP Morgan Chase & Co. All rights reserved. All indexes used with permission. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.
Weighted Average Maturity is the average amount of time remaining before the debt securities in a portfolio mature.
Duration — A measure of the sensitivity, or volatility, of fixed income investments to changes in interest rates.
Standard Deviation — Depicts how widely returns varied over a certain period of time. A high standard deviation implies greater volatility and greater risk.
R-squared — Shows the percentage of a fund's performance that is explained by movements in the benchmark index. An R-squared of 100% indicates that all movements of a fund can be explained by movements in the benchmark.
Beta vs. Benchmark — Beta is a measure of a fund's sensitivity to market movements as defined by a fund’s benchmark. A fund with a higher beta relative to the benchmark is more volatile than the benchmark.
Beta vs. Bloomberg US Aggregate Bond Index — Beta is a measure of a fund's sensitivity to market movements as defined by the Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index.
Sharpe Ratio — A risk-adjusted measure that measures reward per unit of risk. The higher the Sharpe ratio, the better a fund's historical risk-adjusted performance.
Information Ratio — Measures how much a fund outperformed the benchmark per unit of additional risk taken.
Net Asset Value — The Net Asset Value (NAV) is calculated by taking the closing market value of all the investments owned by a fund, plus all other assets such as cash, subtracting all liabilities, then dividing the result (total net assets) by the total number of shares outstanding.
Record Date — The distribution that an investor receives is calculated based on the number of shares that an investor owns on Record Date, typically using the share balance in an investor's account at the close of that day’s business.
Pay/Reinvest Date — The date on which distributions are posted to accounts for reinvestment or paid to shareholders who take distributions in cash.
Dividends — Dividends are income distributions to shareholders out of income from a fund’s investments.
Short-term Capital Gains — Distributions to shareholders derived from the profit of the sale of stocks or bonds held within a fund for a period of one year or less.
Long-term Capital Gains — Distributions to shareholders derived from the profit of the sale of stocks or bonds held within a fund for a period of more than one year.