Spanning the World for Small Cap Opportunities
A Note about Risk: The International Opportunities Fund invests primarily in foreign small and mid-cap company stocks, which tend to be more volatile and less liquid than U.S. or large cap company stocks. Foreign securities generally pose greater risks than domestic securities, including greater price fluctuations and higher transaction costs. Foreign investments may be affected by changes in currency rates or currency controls. With respect to certain foreign countries, there is a possibility of nationalization, expropriation or confiscatory taxation, imposition of withholding or other taxes, and political or social instability that could affect investments in those countries. These risks can be greater in the case of emerging country securities. Small and mid-cap companies may have more limited product lines, markets, or financial resources and typically experience a higher risk of failure than large cap companies. The Fund is subject to the risks associated with derivatives, which may be different from and greater than the risks associated with investing directly in securities and other investments. These factors can affect Fund performance. No investing strategy can overcome all market volatility or guarantee future results.
Market forecasts and projections are based on current market conditions and are subject to change without notice. Projections should not be considered a guarantee.
The Fund’s portfolio is actively managed and may change significantly over time.
Indexes are unmanaged, do not reflect the deduction of fees or expenses, and are not available for direct investment.
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 9or completeness of the information. Investors should consult with a financial advisor prior to making an investment decision.