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Alpha Strategy Fund

Summary

Summary

What is the Alpha Strategy Fund?

The Fund seeks to deliver long-term growth of capital by investing primarily in Lord Abbett Funds that invest in stocks of smaller and mid-sized U.S. and international companies.

Fund Basicsas of 10/31/2019

Total Net Assets
$917.88 M
Inception Date
03/18/1998
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Fund Gross Expense Ratio
2.27%
Fund Net Expense Ratio
2.17%
Number of Holdings
6
Minimum Initial Investment
$1,500+

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 2.27%

Net 2.17%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 03/18/1998
w/o sales charge 16.06% 4.86% 9.89% 6.22% 10.73% 6.59%
Lipper Category Avg. Small-Cap Core Funds 16.73% 4.69% 8.93% 6.09% 11.22% -
Russell 2000® Index 17.18% 4.90% 10.96% 7.37% 12.27% 7.10%
w/ sales charge 15.06% 4.86% 9.89% 6.22% 10.73% 6.59%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 2.27%

Net 2.17%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 2.27%

Net 2.17%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 03/18/1998
w/o sales charge 14.12% -9.03% 7.67% 6.73% 9.85% 6.53%
Lipper Category Avg. Small-Cap Core Funds 14.58% -7.36% 7.00% 6.79% 10.49% -
Russell 2000® Index 14.18% -8.89% 8.23% 8.19% 11.19% 7.00%
w/ sales charge 13.12% -9.03% 7.67% 6.73% 9.85% 6.53%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 2.27%

Net 2.17%

HOLDINGS as of 10/31/2019View Portfolio

Holding Assets
Axis Capital Holdings Ltd. 1.1%
Drew Industries, Inc. 0.9%
Malibu Boats, Inc. 0.9%
Generac Holdings, Inc. 0.8%
Portland General Electric Co. 0.7%
Landstar System, Inc. 0.7%
Northwestern Corp. 0.7%
Bank of Hawaii Corp. 0.7%
Urban Outfitters, Inc. 0.7%
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. 0.6%

SECTOR ALLOCATION as of 10/31/2019 View Portfolio

Allocation Assets
Industrials
Financials
Information Technology
Health Care
Consumer Discretionary
Real Estate
Materials
Consumer Staples
Utilities
Telecommunication Services
Energy
Unclassified

INVESTMENT TEAM

Giulio Martini
Giulio Martini

Partner, Director of Strategic Asset Allocation

34 Years of Industry Experience

Robert A. Lee
Robert A. Lee

Partner & Chief Investment Officer

28 Years of Industry Experience

Jeffrey O. Herzog
Jeffrey O. Herzog, Ph.D.

Portfolio Manager

10 Years of Industry Experience

David B. Ritt
David B. Ritt, CFA

Portfolio Manager

21 Years of Industry Experience

Supported By 8 Investment Professionals with 27 Years Avg. Industry Experience

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Performance

Performance

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 2.27%

Net 2.17%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 03/18/1998
w/o sales charge 16.06% 4.86% 9.89% 6.22% 10.73% 6.59%
Lipper Category Avg. Small-Cap Core Funds 16.73% 4.69% 8.93% 6.09% 11.22% -
Russell 2000® Index 17.18% 4.90% 10.96% 7.37% 12.27% 7.10%
w/ sales charge 15.06% 4.86% 9.89% 6.22% 10.73% 6.59%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 2.27%

Net 2.17%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 2.27%

Net 2.17%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 03/18/1998
w/o sales charge 14.12% -9.03% 7.67% 6.73% 9.85% 6.53%
Lipper Category Avg. Small-Cap Core Funds 14.58% -7.36% 7.00% 6.79% 10.49% -
Russell 2000® Index 14.18% -8.89% 8.23% 8.19% 11.19% 7.00%
w/ sales charge 13.12% -9.03% 7.67% 6.73% 9.85% 6.53%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 2.27%

Net 2.17%

Year Fund Returns Russell 2000® Index
2018 -10.17% -11.01%
2017 19.69% 14.65%
2016 8.42% 21.31%
2015 -1.80% -4.41%
2014 2.10% 4.89%
2013 41.31% 38.82%
2012 11.72% 16.35%
2011 -6.96% -4.18%
2010 26.04% 26.86%
2009 38.76% 27.17%
2008 -41.16% -
2007 13.34% -
2006 20.95% -
2005 16.36% -
2004 16.07% -
2003 40.98% -
2002 -21.25% -
2001 -12.19% -
2000 -6.27% -
1999 23.98% -
Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Yearly Returns
2019 15.29% 3.42% -4.29% - 18.82%
2018 0.62% 6.26% 5.39% -20.28% -10.17%
2017 4.46% 3.78% 5.53% 4.62% 19.69%
2016 -2.89% 2.01% 7.58% 1.74% 8.42%
2015 5.44% 1.73% -10.25% 2.00% -1.80%
2014 2.41% 1.03% -6.93% 6.03% 2.10%
2013 12.54% 4.28% 11.03% 8.45% 41.31%
2012 12.86% -7.26% 5.69% 0.99% 11.72%
2011 6.62% -0.08% -22.50% 12.69% -6.96%
2010 7.57% -9.83% 13.14% 14.86% 26.04%
2009 -8.19% 24.89% 16.77% 3.63% 38.76%
2008 -13.19% 1.05% -10.29% -25.22% -41.16%
2007 3.99% 8.59% 2.19% -1.78% 13.34%
2006 14.16% -3.40% -0.96% 10.73% 20.95%
2005 -1.64% 2.74% 11.03% 3.71% 16.36%
2004 6.06% 1.86% -3.84% 11.73% 16.07%
2003 -4.03% 19.00% 8.74% 13.52% 40.98%
2002 1.12% -6.00% -19.62% 3.07% -21.25%
2001 -12.46% 7.33% -18.69% 14.94% -12.19%
2000 9.34% -8.91% 1.14% -6.96% -6.27%
1999 -3.06% 13.58% -4.62% 18.06% 23.98%
1998 - -1.34% -21.41% 17.80% -7.59%

NAV Historical Prices

Date Net Asset Value

Portfolio

Portfolio

Portfolio Positioningas of 06/30/2019

  • During the second quarter of 2019, the portfolio outperformed its primary benchmark, the Russell 2000® Index and its secondary benchmark, a blend consisting of 85% Russell 2000® Index/15% S&P Developed Ex-U.S. SmallCap® Index.
  • The portfolio’s weightings in domestic small-cap growth and micro-cap growth stocks contributed to relative performance. Additionally, the portfolio’s allocations to international small-cap stocks and micro-cap value equities modestly contributed to outperformance.
  • The portfolio’s exposure to small-cap and smid value equities detracted from relative performance.
  • During the quarter, the portfolio’s weighting in the financials sector increased, while its allocation to health care and industrials decreased. The health care, industrials, and information technology sectors are the largest weightings in the portfolio.
Holding Assets
Axis Capital Holdings Ltd. 1.1%
Drew Industries, Inc. 0.9%
Malibu Boats, Inc. 0.9%
Generac Holdings, Inc. 0.8%
Portland General Electric Co. 0.7%
Landstar System, Inc. 0.7%
Northwestern Corp. 0.7%
Bank of Hawaii Corp. 0.7%
Urban Outfitters, Inc. 0.7%
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. 0.6%
Holding Assets
Small Cap Value Fund 20.6%
Value Opportunities Fund 20.6%
International Opportunities Fund 20.4%
Developing Growth Fund 18.6%
Focused Small Cap Value Fund 10.4%
Micro Cap Growth Fund 9.3%

SECTOR ALLOCATION as of 10/31/2019

Allocation Assets
Industrials
Financials
Information Technology
Health Care
Consumer Discretionary
Real Estate
Materials
Consumer Staples
Utilities
Telecommunication Services
Energy
Unclassified

Dividends & Cap Gains

Dividends & Cap Gains

Dividend Payments

For
YTD Dividends Paidas of 11/15/2019
$0
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Reinvest & Payable Date Dividend Reinvest Price
12/19/2018 12/20/2018 12/20/2018 $0.03350 $16.62

Upcoming Dividend Payment Dates

This section lists all anticipated income and Capital Gain distribution dates and any actual distributions are subject to adequacy of earnings and must be approved by the Board of Directors/Trustees. Please note that dates are subject to change.

Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Reinvest & Payable Date
12/19/2019 12/20/2019 12/20/2019

Capital Gains Distributions

For
Record Date Reinvest & Payable Date Long-term Short-term * Total Reinvest Price
12/19/2018 12/20/2018 $3.1583 - $3.1583 $16.62

Upcoming Capital Gain Distribution

This section lists all anticipated income and Capital Gain distribution dates and any actual distributions are subject to adequacy of earnings and must be approved by the Board of Directors/Trustees. Please note that dates are subject to change.

Record Date Ex-Dividend Date
12/19/2019 12/20/2019

Fees & Expenses

Fees & Expenses

Expense Ratioas of 10/31/2019

Fund Gross Expense Ratio Fund Net Expense Ratio
2.27% 2.17%

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