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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 02/28/2019

Total Net Assets
$994.17 M
Inception Date
10/19/2004
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Fund Gross Expense Ratio
1.27%
Fund Net Expense Ratio
1.17%
Number of Holdings
6
CUSIP
543915581
Minimum Initial Investment
$1,000,000+

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.27%

Net 1.17%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 10/19/2004
w/o sales charge 17.04% 5.85% 15.87% 6.70% 16.43% 10.66%
Lipper Category Avg. Small-Cap Core Funds 16.01% 3.32% 13.68% 6.38% 15.82% -
Russell 2000® Index 17.03% 5.58% 16.67% 7.36% 16.60% 8.83%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.27%

Net 1.17%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.27%

Net 1.17%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 10/19/2004
w/o sales charge -9.23% -9.23% 6.31% 4.21% 12.74% 9.56%
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% 7.74%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.27%

Net 1.17%

HOLDINGS as of 02/28/2019View Portfolio

Holding Assets
Cott Corp. 1.4%
Gibraltar Industries, Inc. 1.0%
Conduent, Inc. 1.0%
CenterState Banks, Inc. 0.9%
Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. 0.9%
Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. 0.9%
Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. 0.8%
Federal Signal Corp. 0.8%
Western Alliance Bancorp 0.8%
Plantronics, Inc. 0.8%

SECTOR ALLOCATION as of 02/28/2019 View Portfolio

Allocation Assets
Industrials
Information Technology
Health Care
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 1.27%

Net 1.17%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 10/19/2004
w/o sales charge 17.04% 5.85% 15.87% 6.70% 16.43% 10.66%
Lipper Category Avg. Small-Cap Core Funds 16.01% 3.32% 13.68% 6.38% 15.82% -
Russell 2000® Index 17.03% 5.58% 16.67% 7.36% 16.60% 8.83%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.27%

Net 1.17%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.27%

Net 1.17%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 10/19/2004
w/o sales charge -9.23% -9.23% 6.31% 4.21% 12.74% 9.56%
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% 7.74%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.27%

Net 1.17%

Year Fund Returns Russell 2000® Index
2018 -9.23% -11.01%
2017 20.86% 14.65%
2016 9.52% 21.31%
2015 -0.82% -4.41%
2014 3.16% 4.89%
2013 42.68% 38.82%
2012 12.87% 16.35%
2011 -6.08% -4.18%
2010 27.32% 26.86%
2009 40.16% 27.17%
2008 -40.57% -
2007 14.49% -
2006 22.14% -
2005 17.58% -
2004 12.81% -
Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Yearly Returns
2019 - - - - 13.82%
2018 0.88% 6.52% 5.68% -20.07% -9.23%
2017 4.73% 4.02% 5.80% 4.86% 20.86%
2016 -2.65% 2.25% 7.88% 1.99% 9.52%
2015 5.71% 1.93% -9.98% 2.25% -0.82%
2014 2.68% 1.26% -6.70% 6.34% 3.16%
2013 12.78% 4.56% 11.32% 8.70% 42.68%
2012 13.15% -7.00% 5.89% 1.28% 12.87%
2011 6.84% 0.15% -22.29% 12.95% -6.08%
2010 7.76% -9.59% 13.46% 15.18% 27.32%
2009 -7.98% 25.22% 17.09% 3.88% 40.16%
2008 -12.96% 1.23% -10.06% -25.01% -40.57%
2007 4.25% 8.79% 2.50% -1.52% 14.49%
2006 14.42% -3.19% -0.66% 11.00% 22.14%
2005 -1.37% 3.02% 11.27% 4.00% 17.58%
2004 - - - - 12.81%

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. 1.4%
Gibraltar Industries, Inc. 1.0%
Conduent, Inc. 1.0%
CenterState Banks, Inc. 0.9%
Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. 0.9%
Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. 0.9%
Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. 0.8%
Federal Signal Corp. 0.8%
Western Alliance Bancorp 0.8%
Plantronics, Inc. 0.8%
Holding Assets
Developing Growth Fund 20.6%
Small Cap Value Fund 19.9%
Value Opportunities Fund 19.8%
International Opportunities Fund 19.4%
Micro Cap Growth Fund 10.2%
Micro Cap Value Fund 9.9%

SECTOR ALLOCATION as of 02/28/2019

Allocation Assets
Industrials
Information Technology
Health Care
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 03/22/2019
$0
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Reinvest & Payable Date Dividend Reinvest Price
12/19/2018 12/20/2018 12/20/2018 $0.32980 $20.65

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 $20.65

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

Expense Ratioas of 02/28/2019

Fund Gross Expense Ratio Fund Net Expense Ratio
1.27% 1.17%

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