How We Invest

Christian. Active. Intentional.

Invest with confidence.

Breaking down GuideStone Funds investment philosophy.

As a manager-of-managers, we seek to identify best-in-class sub-advisers for our mutual funds and optimally allocate capital among them — all while remaining committed to Christian values. Our investment professionals use sophisticated data models to make informed decisions based on current or anticipated market and investor actions. And as the nation’s largest faith-based mutual fund family, we have delivered a proven process and strong results, all while staying true to our investors’ personal values.

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Competitive long-term results can be produced while incorporating a Christian-based screen.

Active portfolio management can add value over a full market cycle.

Broad diversification and an emphasis on intentional risk aimed to help investors reach their long-term goals.

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Competitive results are possible without sacrificing your values.

GuideStone does not invest in any company that is publicly recognized, as determined by GuideStone, as being in the alcohol, tobacco, gambling, pornography or abortion industries or any company whose products, services or activities are publicly recognized as being incompatible with the moral and ethical posture of GuideStone.

We are disciplined in our adherence to these guidelines and take very seriously our responsibility to help investors meet their financial goals without compromising their personal principles.

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Active.

Value is a result of rigor.

As a manager-of-managers, GuideStone follows an active and rigorous sub-adviser evaluation, selection and monitoring process. Our portfolio managers perform thorough due diligence research so you don’t have to. We consider the following qualitative and quantitative factors when making sub-adviser engagement and allocation decisions, with qualitative factors accounting for approximately 80 percent of our decision-making process:

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Qualitative

  • Assess the firm's competitive advantages
  • Analyze the investment team
  • Review infrastructure and business
  • Understand value-added components, consistency and repeatability of the investment process  
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Quantitative

  • Validate the firm's investment process
  • Complete fundamental portfolio analysis
  • Conduct performance analysis
  • Perform risk management analysis

Intentional.

Managed risk can help achieve your long-term goals.

Our portfolio managers conduct proprietary market and securities research to validate our investment theses and identify potential areas of portfolio risk. We seek to understand the specific risks within each fund. We then intentionally emphasize the risks that we believe will provide investors with the highest probability for attractive risk-adjusted returns over longer term time frames.

GuideStone uses sophisticated tools to help understand how sub-advisers should be expected to perform in relation to one another within a fund. Our rigorous evaluation, selection and monitoring disciplines allow us to strategically allocate fund assets across multiple strategies of distinct yet complementary sub-advisers — optimizing the risk/return profile of our funds by providing diversification at both the funds and sub-adviser levels. This allows us to strategically combine multiple strategies and divide assets appropriately among complementary sub-advisers — optimizing the risk/return profile of our Christian-screened mutual funds. We regularly evaluate our investment portfolios and use diversification at both the fund and sub-adviser levels to increase operational efficiency and manage risk more effectively.

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Media, market commentary and resources from a Christian perspective.

GuideStone Capital Management® provides regular insights on market performance, portfolio perspectives and our own GuideStone faith-based mutual funds. Visit the pages provided below for videos and other resources designed to keep you informed.

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Updates on GuideStone and the faith-based investing community

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COMMENTARY

Quarterly market updates and insights from GuideStone investment advisors

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Perspectives and conversations with GuideStone about faith-based investing

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How can we serve you?

GuideStone Funds offer diversified investment options across most major asset classes to individual investors, plan sponsors, financial professionals and institutional investors. One way our multi-decade expertise in faith-based investing can be leveraged is through our Defined Contribution Investment Only (DCIO) option — which allows an advisor or plan sponsor to plug GuideStone Funds into their retirement plans. Discover your options with our Lipper Award-winning Funds:

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