Principles of Portfolio Construction: Growth Leaders Fund
Indexes are unmanaged, do not reflect the deduction of fees or expenses, and are not available for direct investment.
A Note about Risk: The Lord Abbett Growth Leaders Fund invests primarily in large, mid, and small cap growth company stocks. Mid and small cap stocks tend to be more volatile and can be less liquid than other types of stocks. Mid and small cap companies may also have more limited product lines, markets, or financial resources and typically experience a higher risk of failure than large companies. Larger companies may have slower rates of growth than smaller companies. The value of investments in equity securities will fluctuate in response to general economic conditions and to changes in the prospects of particular companies and/or sectors in the economy. Investments in foreign (including emerging market) companies generally pose greater risks than those of domestic companies, including market, liquidity, currency, and political risks. The Fund is newly organized. There can be no assurance that the Fund will reach or maintain a sufficient asset size to effectively implement its investment strategy. These factors can affect Fund performance.
Additional Risks to Consider: While growth stocks are subject to the daily ups and downs of the stock market, their long-term potential as well as their volatility can be substantial. Value investing involves the risk that the market may not recognize that securities are undervalued, and they may not appreciate as anticipated. The securities markets of emerging countries tend to be less liquid, especially subject to greater price volatility, have a smaller market capitalization, have less government regulation, and may not be subject to as extensive and frequent accounting, financial, and other reporting requirements as securities issued in more developed countries. Further, investing in the securities of issuers located in certain emerging countries may present a greater risk of loss resulting from problems in security registration and custody or substantial economic or political disruptions. No investing strategy can overcome all market volatility or guarantee future results.
The Fund's portfolio is actively managed and may change significantly over time.
Diversification does not guarantee a profit or protect against loss in declining markets.
Statements concerning financial market trends are based on current market conditions, which will fluctuate. There is no guarantee that markets will perform in a similar manner under similar conditions in the future.
The opinions in the preceding commentary are as of the date of publication and subject to change based on subsequent developments and may not reflect the views of the firm as a whole. This material is not intended to be legal or tax advice and is not to be relied upon as a forecast, or research or investment advice regarding a particular investment or the markets in general, nor is it intended to predict or depict performance of any investment. Investors should not assume that investments in the securities and/or sectors described were or will be profitable. This document is prepared based on information Lord Abbett deems reliable; however, Lord Abbett does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information. Investors should consult with a financial advisor prior to ma king an investment decision.