Overview:

Fund data as of 09/30/2020 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 primarily invests in a diversified portfolio of equity securities of foreign companies in countries having economies and markets generally considered to be developed.

Investment Suitability:

This Fund may be suitable for 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 international 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: GIEZX
  • Inception Date: 8/27/2001
Fund Size ($ in millions)
Total fund net assets for all share classes $1,198
Number of holdings* 627

*Does not include currencies or forward currency contracts.

Benchmark^
100%
MSCI® EAFE Index 100%
Sub-adviser Composite
27% 25% 20% 15% 13%
Mondrian Investment Partners 27%
MFS Institutional Advisors 25%
AQR Capital Management 20%
WCM Investment Management 15%
Harris Associates 13%
GuideStone Capital Management, LLC, the adviser to the Fund, maintains a sub-advisory agreement with Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC ("Parametric") under which Parametric will provide completion portfolios for temporary use within the Fund. The strategy can be used to assist in preserving the Fund's desired risk exposures and stated objectives. Completion portfolios will be implemented for risk management purposes only and are not included in the target allocation of the Fund. 

Performance

Net Asset Value (as of 11/24/2020)
Net Asset Value $14.32
Inception Date
Inception Date 8/27/2001
FEES AND EXPENSES (annualized)
Gross Expense Ratio 1.36%
Net Expense Ratio 1.36%
Daily Performance (as of 11/24/2020)
One Month 9.82%
Three Month 10.49%
Year To Date 3.69%
One Year 7.70%
Three Year* 2.93%
Five Year* 7.29%
Ten Year* 5.07%
Since Inception* 5.66%
*Returns are annualized.
The performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results.
Quarterly Performance (as of 9/30/2020)
Fund Benchmark
Three Month 5.31% 4.80%
YTD -8.04% -7.09%
One Year 0.56% 0.49%
Three Year* -0.20% 0.62%
Five Year* 5.77% 5.26%
Ten Year* 4.08% 3.93%
Since Inception* 5.05% 5.47%
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 2001 annual performance began 08/27/2001. Prior to 11/1/2013, the fund's benchmark was the MSCI ACWI Ex-US. Benchmark performance shown represents the Fund's current benchmark linked with its previous benchmark. Returns exceeding 20% reflect unusual market conditions and may not be sustained at this level over the long term.
*Returns are annualized.
Annual Performance (as of 9/30/2020)
Fund Benchmark
2013 18.23% 16.68%
2014 -6.00% -4.90%
2015 -2.23% -0.81%
2016 2.70% 1.00%
2017 29.50% 25.03%
2018 -15.06% -13.79%
2019 23.10% 22.01%
Benchmark: MSCI® EAFE Index
The performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results.
Morningstar
Morningstar Rating based upon risk-adjusted return as of 10/31/2020
Category: Equity
(Two Stars) Overall rating among 661 funds in this category.
(Two Stars) Three year rating among 661 funds in this category.
(Three Stars) Five year rating among 563 funds in this category.
(Two Stars) Ten year rating among 367 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%
Non-U.S. Equities 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.

 

Equity Sector Holdings
13% 14.14% 16.08% 17.2% 14.26%
Communication Services 6.12%
Consumer Discretionary 13.00%
Consumer Staples 7.34%
Energy 2.11%
Financial Services 14.14%
Health Care 16.08%
Industrials 17.20%
Materials 6.25%
Real Estate 0.70%
Information Technology 14.26%
Utilities 2.80%
Total 100.00%

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

Top Ten Equity Holdings
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd ADR 2.55%
Nestle SA 1.78%
Experian PLC 1.61%
Roche Holding AG Dividend Right Cert. 1.58%
Hoya Corp 1.54%
Novartis AG 1.53%
AIA Group Ltd 1.50%
SAP SE 1.43%
Tencent Holdings Ltd 1.42%
Schneider Electric SE 1.29%
Total 16.23%
Risk/Return Characteristics
Standard Deviation 17.12%
R-Squared 96.88%
Beta vs. Benchmark 1.09
Beta vs. S&P 500 Index 0.86
Sharpe Ratio -0.02
Information Ratio -0.24
Calculated over previous 3 years
Portfolio Characteristics
Price to Earnings Ratio 19.92x
Price to Book Ratio 1.57x
Weighted Avg Market Cap* $37,577
*$ in millions
Top Ten Countries
16.64% 13.72%
Japan 16.64%
United Kingdom 13.72%
Switzerland 10.99%
France 10.76%
Germany 9.53%
United States 5.97%
Hong Kong 4.26%
Taiwan 3.61%
Italy 3.46%
China 3.01%
Total 81.95%

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