Stephens Funds®Stephens Investment Management Group, LLC (“SIMG") launched the Stephens Small Cap Growth Fund in December 2005 and the Stephens Mid Cap Growth Fund in February 2006, each a series of the Professionally Managed Portfolios Trust through U.S. Bancorp.
In launching our own fund family, SIMG was not looking to be all things to all people. We were very fortunate to build a small, successful fund family from the ground up. As a relatively small, boutique firm, we have had the unique opportunity to know the majority of our mutual fund investors. We are very grateful to those Shareholders, Advisors, Consultants and Institutions that gave us an opportunity early on in our first few years.
Effective February 24, 2012, the Stephens Small Cap Growth Fund and Stephens Mid Cap Growth Fund were reorganized into the American Beacon Family of Funds. The new Funds were renamed as the American Beacon Stephens Small Cap Growth Fund and the American Beacon Stephens Mid-Cap Growth Fund. SIMG continues to manage the day-to-day portfolio as the sub-adviser to the American Beacon Stephens Funds. By engaging SIMG as a sub-adviser, American Beacon Advisers was able to provide shareholders continuity of the portfolio management team that has been responsible for the Stephens Funds' performance records since the inception of each of the Funds.
For more information on the Funds, please visit American Beacon's website at www.americanbeaconfunds.com.
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