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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 03/29/2019

Total Net Assets
$967.60 M
Inception Date
03/18/1998
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Fund Gross Expense Ratio
1.52%
Fund Net Expense Ratio
1.42%
Number of Underlying Funds
6
Minimum Initial Investment
$1,500+

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.52%

Net 1.42%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 03/18/1998
w/o sales charge 15.44% 3.69% 12.26% 6.43% 15.03% 7.48%
Lipper Category Avg. Small-Cap Core Funds 13.48% 0.09% 10.06% 5.78% 14.58% -
Russell 2000® Index 14.58% 2.05% 12.92% 7.05% 15.36% 7.19%
w/ sales charge 8.79% -2.29% 10.07% 5.18% 14.35% 7.17%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.52%

Net 1.42%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.52%

Net 1.42%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 03/18/1998
w/o sales charge 15.44% 3.69% 12.26% 6.43% 15.03% 7.48%
Lipper Category Avg. Small-Cap Core Funds 13.48% 0.09% 10.06% 5.78% 14.58% -
Russell 2000® Index 14.58% 2.05% 12.92% 7.05% 15.36% 7.19%
w/ sales charge 8.79% -2.29% 10.07% 5.18% 14.35% 7.17%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.52%

Net 1.42%

HOLDINGS as of 03/29/2019View Portfolio

Holding Assets
Cott Corp. 1.4%
Gibraltar Industries, Inc. 1.0%
Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. 1.0%
Federal Signal Corp. 1.0%
Conduent, Inc. 0.9%
Argo Group International Holdings Ltd. 0.8%
Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. 0.8%
Teledyne Technologies, Inc. 0.8%
Lundin Mining Corp. 0.8%
Everbridge, Inc. 0.8%

SECTOR ALLOCATION as of 03/29/2019 View Portfolio

Allocation Assets
Health Care
Industrials
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 27 Years Avg. Industry Experience

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Performance

Performance

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.52%

Net 1.42%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 03/18/1998
w/o sales charge 15.44% 3.69% 12.26% 6.43% 15.03% 7.48%
Lipper Category Avg. Small-Cap Core Funds 13.48% 0.09% 10.06% 5.78% 14.58% -
Russell 2000® Index 14.58% 2.05% 12.92% 7.05% 15.36% 7.19%
w/ sales charge 8.79% -2.29% 10.07% 5.18% 14.35% 7.17%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.52%

Net 1.42%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.52%

Net 1.42%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 03/18/1998
w/o sales charge 15.44% 3.69% 12.26% 6.43% 15.03% 7.48%
Lipper Category Avg. Small-Cap Core Funds 13.48% 0.09% 10.06% 5.78% 14.58% -
Russell 2000® Index 14.58% 2.05% 12.92% 7.05% 15.36% 7.19%
w/ sales charge 8.79% -2.29% 10.07% 5.18% 14.35% 7.17%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.52%

Net 1.42%

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 15.44% - - - 18.46%
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 03/31/2019

NAV Historical Prices

Date Net Asset Value

Portfolio

Portfolio

Portfolio Positioningas of 03/31/2019

  • During the first quarter of 2019, the Fund 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 Fund’s weightings in domestic small-cap growth and micro-cap growth stocks contributed to relative performance, as these categories outperformed the Fund’s primary and secondary benchmarks.
  • The Fund’s allocations to international small-cap stocks, smid-cap value and micro-cap value equities detracted from relative performance, as all three strategies underperformed the Alpha Strategy Fund’s primary and secondary benchmarks.
  • During the quarter, the Fund’s weighting in the information technology and health care sectors increased, while its allocation to the industrials and consumer discretionary sectors decreased. The health care, industrials, and information technology sectors are the largest weightings in the Fund.
Holding Assets
Cott Corp. 1.4%
Gibraltar Industries, Inc. 1.0%
Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. 1.0%
Federal Signal Corp. 1.0%
Conduent, Inc. 0.9%
Argo Group International Holdings Ltd. 0.8%
Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. 0.8%
Teledyne Technologies, Inc. 0.8%
Lundin Mining Corp. 0.8%
Everbridge, Inc. 0.8%
Holding Assets
Developing Growth Fund 21.0%
Small Cap Value Fund 19.8%
Value Opportunities Fund 19.6%
International Opportunities Fund 18.7%
Micro Cap Growth Fund 10.7%
Micro Cap Value Fund 10.0%

SECTOR ALLOCATION as of 03/29/2019

Allocation Assets
Health Care
Industrials
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 04/23/2019
$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 04/23/2019

  Sales Charge Dealer's Concession Prices at Breakpoint
Less than $50,000 5.75% 5.00% $25.88
$50,000 to $99,999 4.75% 4.00% $25.61
$100,000 to $249,999 3.95% 3.25% $25.39
$250,000 to $499,999 2.75% 2.25% $25.08
$500,000 to $999,999 1.95% 1.75% $24.88
$1,000,000 to $5,000,000 0.00% 1.00% $24.39

Expense Ratioas of 03/31/2019

Fund Gross Expense Ratio Fund Net Expense Ratio
1.52% 1.42%

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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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