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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 09/30/2020

Total Net Assets
$668.90 M
Inception Date
03/18/1998
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Fund Gross Expense Ratio
1.53%
Fund Net Expense Ratio
1.43%
Number of Underlying Funds
6
Minimum Initial Investment
$1,500+

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.53%

Net 1.43%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 03/18/1998
w/o sales charge -0.80% 7.94% 5.53% 8.57% 10.01% 7.30%
Lipper Category Avg. Small-Cap Core Funds -14.96% -8.08% -1.73% 5.00% 8.02% -
Russell 2000® Index -8.69% 0.39% 1.77% 8.00% 9.85% 6.70%
w/ sales charge -6.52% 1.73% 3.47% 7.30% 9.36% 7.01%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.53%

Net 1.43%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.53%

Net 1.43%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 03/18/1998
w/o sales charge -0.80% 7.94% 5.53% 8.57% 10.01% 7.30%
Lipper Category Avg. Small-Cap Core Funds -14.96% -8.08% -1.73% 5.00% 8.02% -
Russell 2000® Index -8.69% 0.39% 1.77% 8.00% 9.85% 6.70%
w/ sales charge -6.52% 1.73% 3.47% 7.30% 9.36% 7.01%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.53%

Net 1.43%

HOLDINGS as of 09/30/2020View Portfolio

Holding Assets
Masonite International Corp. 1.3%
Malibu Boats, Inc. 1.2%
Hillenbrand Inc. 0.8%
Bancorp, Inc. 0.8%
Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc 0.8%
Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc 0.8%
Fiverr International Ltd 0.7%
Landstar System, Inc. 0.7%
Dunkin' Brands, Inc. 0.7%
Acuity Brands, Inc. 0.7%

SECTOR ALLOCATION as of 09/30/2020 View Portfolio

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

INVESTMENT TEAM

Giulio Martini
Giulio Martini

Partner, Director of Strategic Asset Allocation

35 Years of Industry Experience

Robert A. Lee
Robert A. Lee

Partner & Co-Director of Taxable Fixed Income

29 Years of Industry Experience

Jeffrey O. Herzog
Jeffrey O. Herzog, Ph.D.

Portfolio Manager

11 Years of Industry Experience

Supported By 7 Investment Professionals with 29 Years Avg. Industry Experience

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Performance

Performance

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.53%

Net 1.43%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 03/18/1998
w/o sales charge -0.80% 7.94% 5.53% 8.57% 10.01% 7.30%
Lipper Category Avg. Small-Cap Core Funds -14.96% -8.08% -1.73% 5.00% 8.02% -
Russell 2000® Index -8.69% 0.39% 1.77% 8.00% 9.85% 6.70%
w/ sales charge -6.52% 1.73% 3.47% 7.30% 9.36% 7.01%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.53%

Net 1.43%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.53%

Net 1.43%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 03/18/1998
w/o sales charge -0.80% 7.94% 5.53% 8.57% 10.01% 7.30%
Lipper Category Avg. Small-Cap Core Funds -14.96% -8.08% -1.73% 5.00% 8.02% -
Russell 2000® Index -8.69% 0.39% 1.77% 8.00% 9.85% 6.70%
w/ sales charge -6.52% 1.73% 3.47% 7.30% 9.36% 7.01%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.53%

Net 1.43%

Year Fund Returns Russell 2000® Index
2019 24.82% 25.53%
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% -
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% -
Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Yearly Returns
2020 -28.64% 29.50% 7.34% - 6.60%
2019 15.44% 3.62% -4.10% 8.81% 24.82%
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 09/30/2020

NAV Historical Prices

Date Net Asset Value

Portfolio

Portfolio

Portfolio Positioningas of 06/30/2020

  • During the quarter, the portfolio’s weighting in the information technology and consumer discretionary sectors increased, while its allocation to the financials and consumer discretionary sectors decreased. The information technology, industrials, and health care sectors are the largest weightings in the portfolio.
  • The second quarter of 2020 nearly completely erased its first quarter loss in U.S. equity markets – its best quarterly performance since the fourth quarter of 1998. Equities got a lift from a bevy of improving economic data, including a twelve-point jump in U.S. consumer confidence in June to 98.1, by far the largest monthly increase since October 2011.
  • Growth stocks continued to outperform on a relative basis, exhibiting resiliency during a period where they historically have underperformed. The strong returns were dominated by technology and health care companies that benefitted from COVID-19 related lockdowns and the push for a vaccine. 
  • Key risks include the clear tradeoff between economic recovery and the spread of Covid-19, the shape of the ongoing U.S. social crisis/2020 U.S. Presidential election, and Sino-US relations.
Holding Assets
Masonite International Corp. 1.3%
Malibu Boats, Inc. 1.2%
Hillenbrand Inc. 0.8%
Bancorp, Inc. 0.8%
Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc 0.8%
Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc 0.8%
Fiverr International Ltd 0.7%
Landstar System, Inc. 0.7%
Dunkin' Brands, Inc. 0.7%
Acuity Brands, Inc. 0.7%
Holding Assets
Developing Growth Fund 20.2%
International Opportunities Fund 20.2%
Value Opportunities Fund 19.7%
Small Cap Value Fund 19.6%
Micro Cap Growth Fund 10.1%
Focused Small Cap Value Fund 10.0%

SECTOR ALLOCATION as of 09/30/2020

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

Dividends & Cap Gains

Dividends & Cap Gains

Dividend Payments

For
YTD Dividends Paidas of 10/23/2020
$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
12/21/2020 12/22/2020 12/22/2020

Capital Gains Distributions

For
Record Date Reinvest & Payable Date Long-term Short-term * Total Reinvest Price
12/19/2019 12/20/2019 $3.2865 - $3.2865 $22.46

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
12/21/2020 12/22/2020

Fees & Expenses

Fees & Expenses

Sales Charge Schedule as of 10/23/2020

  Sales Charge Dealer's Concession Prices at Breakpoint
Less than $50,000 5.75% 5.00% $25.36
$50,000 to $99,999 4.75% 4.00% $25.09
$100,000 to $249,999 3.95% 3.25% $24.88
$250,000 to $499,999 2.75% 2.25% $24.58
$500,000 to $999,999 1.95% 1.75% $24.38
$1,000,000 to $5,000,000 0.00% 1.00% $23.90

Expense Ratioas of 09/30/2020

Fund Gross Expense Ratio Fund Net Expense Ratio
1.53% 1.43%

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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.

Except as noted below, returns with sales charges reflect a maximum sales charge of 2.50%. There are also ongoing 12b-1 service and 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 1.50% if the shares are repurchased 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.

 

Except as noted below, returns with sales charges reflect a maximum sales charge of 2.50%. There are also ongoing 12b-1 service and 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 1.50% if the shares are repurchased 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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