Core Plus Bond Fund

★★★★

Class A: LAPLX | Class F: LPLFX

Since the Fund’s inception – a period that has included sharply rising and falling interest rates – the Fund has delivered attractive risk-adjusted returns versus intermediate alternatives.

Delivered Attractive Risk-Adjusted Returns vs. Intermediate Alternatives

Since inception (12/08/2015 – 06/30/2019).

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Morningstar Information
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Morningstar rated the Lord Abbett Core Plus Bond Fund class F share 4 stars among 539 Intermediate Core-Plus Bond Funds for the overall rating and the 3 year period ended 7/31/2019, respectively. Morningstar Rating for other share classes may have different performance characteristics.

The iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of the total U.S. investment-grade bond market.

The Morningstar Intermediate Core-Plus Bond portfolios invest primarily in investment-grade U.S. fixed-income issues, including government, corporate, and securitized debt, but generally have greater flexibility than core offerings to hold noncore sectors such as corporate high yield, bank loan, emerging-markets debt, and non-U.S. currency exposures. Their durations (a measure of interest-rate sensitivity) typically range between 75% and 125% of the three-year average of the effective duration of the Morningstar Core Bond Index.