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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 12/31/2018

Total Net Assets
$868.13 M
Inception Date
03/18/1998
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Fund Gross Expense Ratio
1.55%
Fund Net Expense Ratio
1.45%
Number of Underlying Funds
6
CUSIP
543915763
Minimum Initial Investment
$1,500+

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.55%

Net 1.45%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 03/18/1998
w/o sales charge 10.64% -3.26% 12.98% 6.39% 14.42% 7.32%
Lipper Category Avg. Small-Cap Core Funds 10.83% -5.48% 12.27% 6.29% 13.94% -
Russell 2000® Index 11.25% -3.52% 14.71% 7.26% 14.52% 7.10%
w/ sales charge 4.26% -8.82% 10.77% 5.14% 13.75% 7.01%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.55%

Net 1.45%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.55%

Net 1.45%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 03/18/1998
w/o sales charge -9.44% -9.44% 6.05% 3.96% 12.44% 6.83%
Lipper Category Avg. Small-Cap Core Funds -12.67% -12.67% 5.86% 3.41% 11.64% -
Russell 2000® Index -11.01% -11.01% 7.36% 4.41% 11.97% 6.58%
w/ sales charge -14.64% -14.64% 3.98% 2.73% 11.78% 6.52%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.55%

Net 1.45%

HOLDINGS as of 12/31/2018View Portfolio

Holding Assets
Cott Corp. 1.5%
Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. 1.0%
Gibraltar Industries, Inc. 1.0%
Federal Signal Corp. 1.0%
Sprouts Farmers Markets LLC 1.0%
Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. 0.9%
Argo Group International Holdings Ltd. 0.9%
CenterState Banks, Inc. 0.9%
Teledyne Technologies, Inc. 0.8%
Wolverine World Wide, Inc. 0.8%

SECTOR ALLOCATION as of 12/31/2018 View Portfolio

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

Investment Team

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 Herzog
Jeffrey 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 26 Years Avg. Industry Experience

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Performance

Performance

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.55%

Net 1.45%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 03/18/1998
w/o sales charge 10.64% -3.26% 12.98% 6.39% 14.42% 7.32%
Lipper Category Avg. Small-Cap Core Funds 10.83% -5.48% 12.27% 6.29% 13.94% -
Russell 2000® Index 11.25% -3.52% 14.71% 7.26% 14.52% 7.10%
w/ sales charge 4.26% -8.82% 10.77% 5.14% 13.75% 7.01%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.55%

Net 1.45%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.55%

Net 1.45%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 03/18/1998
w/o sales charge -9.44% -9.44% 6.05% 3.96% 12.44% 6.83%
Lipper Category Avg. Small-Cap Core Funds -12.67% -12.67% 5.86% 3.41% 11.64% -
Russell 2000® Index -11.01% -11.01% 7.36% 4.41% 11.97% 6.58%
w/ sales charge -14.64% -14.64% 3.98% 2.73% 11.78% 6.52%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.55%

Net 1.45%

Year Fund Returns Russell 2000® Index
2018 -9.44% -11.01%
2017 20.59% 14.65%
2016 9.20% 21.31%
2015 -1.06% -4.41%
2014 2.90% 4.89%
2013 42.33% 38.82%
2012 12.56% 16.35%
2011 -6.32% -4.18%
2010 26.87% 26.86%
2009 39.71% 27.17%
2008 -40.78% -
2007 14.07% -
2006 21.71% -
2005 17.20% -
2004 16.82% -
2003 41.77% -
2002 -20.86% -
2001 -11.54% -
2000 -5.67% -
1999 24.84% -
Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Yearly Returns
2019 - - - - 17.00%
2018 0.83% 6.45% 5.60% -20.10% -9.44%
2017 4.69% 3.94% 5.73% 4.81% 20.59%
2016 -2.69% 2.15% 7.80% 1.91% 9.20%
2015 5.64% 1.89% -10.04% 2.18% -1.06%
2014 2.62% 1.21% -6.75% 6.24% 2.90%
2013 12.73% 4.50% 11.23% 8.63% 42.33%
2012 13.05% -7.07% 5.87% 1.20% 12.56%
2011 6.76% 0.08% -22.34% 12.91% -6.32%
2010 7.68% -9.67% 13.35% 15.07% 26.87%
2009 -8.07% 25.22% 16.89% 3.83% 39.71%
2008 -13.04% 1.15% -10.11% -25.10% -40.78%
2007 4.13% 8.74% 2.40% -1.62% 14.07%
2006 14.29% -3.24% -0.79% 10.94% 21.71%
2005 -1.43% 2.90% 11.15% 3.95% 17.20%
2004 6.24% 2.06% -3.73% 11.92% 16.82%
2003 -3.86% 19.18% 8.87% 13.65% 41.77%
2002 1.25% -6.05% -19.47% 3.30% -20.86%
2001 -12.31% 7.48% -18.57% 15.26% -11.54%
2000 9.56% -8.78% 1.25% -6.78% -5.67%
1999 -2.84% 13.76% -4.45% 18.21% 24.84%
1998 - -1.15% -21.24% 17.97% -7.08%

Growth of $10,000 as of 01/31/2019

NAV Historical Prices

Date Net Asset Value

Portfolio

Portfolio

Portfolio Positioningas of 12/31/2018

  • During the fourth quarter of 2018, the Fund outperformed its primary benchmark, the Russell 2000® Index and underperformed its secondary benchmark, a blend consisting of 85% Russell 2000® Index/15% S&P Developed Ex-U.S. SmallCap® Index.
  • The Fund’s allocations to international small-cap stocks, smid-cap value and micro-cap value equities contributed to relative performance, as all three strategies outperformed the Alpha Strategy Fund’s primary and secondary benchmarks.
  • The Fund’s weightings in small-cap value, domestic small-cap growth and micro-cap growth stocks detracted from relative performance, as these categories underperformed the Fund’s primary and secondary benchmarks.
  • During the quarter, the Fund’s weighting in the information technology and health care sectors declined, while its allocation to the industrials and consumer discretionary sectors increased. The industrials, health care, and information technology sectors are the largest weightings in the Fund.
Holding Assets
Cott Corp. 1.5%
Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. 1.0%
Gibraltar Industries, Inc. 1.0%
Federal Signal Corp. 1.0%
Sprouts Farmers Markets LLC 1.0%
Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. 0.9%
Argo Group International Holdings Ltd. 0.9%
CenterState Banks, Inc. 0.9%
Teledyne Technologies, Inc. 0.8%
Wolverine World Wide, Inc. 0.8%
Holding Assets
Developing Growth Fund 20.1%
Small Cap Value Fund 20.0%
Value Opportunities Fund 20.0%
International Opportunities Fund 19.4%
Micro Cap Growth Fund 10.2%
Micro Cap Value Fund 10.2%

SECTOR ALLOCATION as of 12/31/2018

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

Dividends & Cap Gains

Dividends & Cap Gains

Dividend Payments

For
YTD Dividends Paidas of 02/22/2019
$0
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Reinvest & Payable Date Dividend Reinvest Price
12/19/2018 12/20/2018 12/20/2018 $0.26070 $20.12

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 $20.12

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

Sales Charge Schedule as of 02/22/2019

  Sales Charge Dealer's Concession Prices at Breakpoint
Less than $50,000 5.75% 5.00% $25.56
$50,000 to $99,999 4.75% 4.00% $25.29
$100,000 to $249,999 3.95% 3.25% $25.08
$250,000 to $499,999 2.75% 2.25% $24.77
$500,000 to $999,999 1.95% 1.75% $24.57
$1,000,000 to $5,000,000 0.00% 1.00% $24.09

Expense Ratioas of 01/31/2019

Fund Gross Expense Ratio Fund Net Expense Ratio
1.55% 1.45%

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Class A  Except as noted below, returns with sales charges reflect a maximum sales charge of 5.75% for equity funds, 2.25% for all tax-free income funds, fixed income funds and multi-asset class funds. There are also ongoing 12b-1 service fees (and, in certain cases, distribution fees).

Class A Shares purchased subject to a front-end sales charge have no contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC). However, certain purchases of Class A shares made without a front-end sales charge may be subject to a CDSC of 1% if the shares are redeemed before the first day of the month in which the one year anniversary of the purchase falls. The CDSC is not reflected in the performance with maximum sales charge.

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