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International Value Fund

Summary

Summary

What is the International Value Fund?

The Fund seeks to deliver long-term growth of capital by investing primarily in the stocks of international companies that the Fund believes are undervalued.

VETERAN INTERNATIONAL MANAGERS

The management team are pioneers in exploring international equities, investing abroad since the 1980’s in what were once uncharted and unknown markets to the average U.S. investor.

VALUATION FOCUS

The strategy has a focus on stocks that Lord Abbett believes are undervalued on a relative basis with strong fundamentals and sound management teams.

MULTI-DIMENSIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT

Comprehensive risk monitoring occurs throughout the investment process, with a focus on company fundamentals and stock valuations at the security level and regional, sector, and industry exposures at the portfolio level.  

Fund Basicsas of 07/31/2019

Total Net Assets
$590.24 M
Inception Date
06/30/2008
Dividend Frequency
Quarterly
Fund Gross Expense Ratio
0.89%
Fund Net Expense Ratio
0.82%
Number of Holdings
70
Minimum Initial Investment
$1,000,000+

Yield

12-Month Dividend Yield 1 as of 08/19/2019  

  Subsidized3 Un-Subsidized4
w/o sales charge 3.91% 3.84%

30-Day Standardized Yield 2 as of 07/31/2019  

  Subsidized5 Un-Subsidized6
w/o sales charge 2.89% 2.80%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 0.89%

Net 0.82%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 06/30/2008
w/o sales charge 7.45% -6.59% 3.26% -1.62% 3.63% 1.29%
Lipper Category Avg. International Multi-Cap Value 7.33% -9.00% 4.27% -0.01% 4.11% -
MSCI EAFE Value Net Index 7.12% -6.97% 5.82% -0.07% 4.29% 1.55%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 0.89%

Net 0.82%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 0.89%

Net 0.82%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 06/30/2008
w/o sales charge 9.83% -1.78% 5.05% -1.65% 4.85% 1.50%
Lipper Category Avg. International Multi-Cap Value 10.06% -4.21% 6.70% 0.06% 5.38% -
MSCI EAFE Value Net Index 9.58% -2.10% 8.46% 0.05% 5.50% 1.78%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 0.89%

Net 0.82%

Countryas of 07/31/2019View Portfolio

Country Assets
Japan 16.5%
United Kingdom 16.4%
Germany 13.1%
France 10.6%
Switzerland 5.7%
Canada 3.7%
Italy 3.0%
Australia 2.9%
Netherlands 2.8%
Belgium 2.5%
Cayman Islands 2.1%
Hong Kong 2.1%
Taiwan 1.7%
Russian Federation 1.5%
Finland 1.5%
Singapore 1.5%
Bermuda 1.4%
New Zealand 1.3%
Luxembourg 1.2%
Mexico 1.1%
China 1.1%
Ireland 0.8%
Portugal 0.7%
India 0.1%
Region Weighting Fund Change from Previous Quarter
Europe ex-U.K. arrowDown2.2%
Japan arrowUp1.0%
Americas arrowDown0.4%
United Kingdom arrowDown0.3%
EMEA 0.0%
Asia/Pacific arrowDown0.6%
Cash arrowUp2.5%

INVESTMENT TEAM

Vincent J. McBride
Vincent J. McBride

Partner & Portfolio Manager

32 Years of Industry Experience

Todd D. Jacobson
Todd D. Jacobson, CFA

Partner & Portfolio Manager

31 Years of Industry Experience

Ryan Howard
Ryan C. Howard, CFA

Portfolio Manager

16 Years of Industry Experience

Supported By 39 Investment Professionals with 19 Years Avg. Industry Experience

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Performance

Performance

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 0.89%

Net 0.82%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 06/30/2008
w/o sales charge 7.45% -6.59% 3.26% -1.62% 3.63% 1.29%
Lipper Category Avg. International Multi-Cap Value 7.33% -9.00% 4.27% -0.01% 4.11% -
MSCI EAFE Value Net Index 7.12% -6.97% 5.82% -0.07% 4.29% 1.55%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 0.89%

Net 0.82%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 0.89%

Net 0.82%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 06/30/2008
w/o sales charge 9.83% -1.78% 5.05% -1.65% 4.85% 1.50%
Lipper Category Avg. International Multi-Cap Value 10.06% -4.21% 6.70% 0.06% 5.38% -
MSCI EAFE Value Net Index 9.58% -2.10% 8.46% 0.05% 5.50% 1.78%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 0.89%

Net 0.82%

Year Fund Returns MSCI EAFE Value Net Index
2018 -15.76% -14.78%
2017 21.75% 21.44%
2016 2.78% 5.02%
2015 -11.45% -5.68%
2014 -2.74% -5.39%
2013 14.89% 22.95%
2012 15.93% 17.69%
2011 -8.69% -12.17%
2010 4.54% 3.25%
2009 40.96% 34.23%
2008 -34.07% -
Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Yearly Returns
2019 7.45% 2.22% - - 4.59%
2018 -1.08% -4.76% 0.97% -11.43% -15.76%
2017 5.91% 4.79% 5.63% 3.85% 21.75%
2016 0.38% -0.51% 4.92% -1.92% 2.78%
2015 0.12% 0.01% -13.51% 2.25% -11.45%
2014 2.29% 5.91% -6.69% -3.79% -2.74%
2013 3.20% -3.62% 10.64% 4.41% 14.89%
2012 10.82% -8.13% 6.07% 7.36% 15.93%
2011 5.80% 2.12% -18.89% 4.20% -8.69%
2010 0.21% -13.99% 16.20% 4.38% 4.54%
2009 -13.79% 29.07% 23.23% 2.80% 40.96%
2008 - - -16.55% -20.99% -34.07%

NAV Historical Prices

Date Net Asset Value

Portfolio

Portfolio

Countryas of 07/31/2019

Country Assets
Japan 16.5%
United Kingdom 16.4%
Germany 13.1%
France 10.6%
Switzerland 5.7%
Canada 3.7%
Italy 3.0%
Australia 2.9%
Netherlands 2.8%
Belgium 2.5%
Cayman Islands 2.1%
Hong Kong 2.1%
Taiwan 1.7%
Russian Federation 1.5%
Finland 1.5%
Singapore 1.5%
Bermuda 1.4%
New Zealand 1.3%
Luxembourg 1.2%
Mexico 1.1%
China 1.1%
Ireland 0.8%
Portugal 0.7%
India 0.1%
Region Weighting Fund Change from Previous Quarter
Europe ex-U.K. arrowDown2.2%
Japan arrowUp1.0%
Americas arrowDown0.4%
United Kingdom arrowDown0.3%
EMEA 0.0%
Asia/Pacific arrowDown0.6%
Cash arrowUp2.5%

Portfolio Positioning as of 06/30/2019

  • The portfolio is overweight the consumer staples sector, where we see a combination of strong free cash flow and improving organic growth.
  • The portfolio remains overweight the health care sector, with an emphasis on European pharmaceuticals, given their improving organic growth rates and reasonable valuation.
  • Global equity markets have rallied sharply year to date, driven by a more dovish U.S. Federal Reserve, hopes for an easing of the U.S.-China trade battle, and signs of increased Chinese economic stimulus.  We continue to see value opportunities across both Europe/U.K. and Asia-Pacific, with many cyclical companies trading close to trough valuation levels.
  • Key identifiable risks include an escalation in the ongoing U.S.-China trade disputes, a prolonged Brexit process which increases economic uncertainty, and a negative global growth surprise.

Portfolio Details as of 07/31/2019

Weighted Average Market Cap.
69.1 B
P/E Ratio
11.8x
P/B Ratio
1.3x
Portfolio Turnover Ratio as of 10/31/2018
74.0%
Number of Holdings
70
Total Net Assets
$590.24 M

Attribution Analysis 

International Value Fund Benchmark Variance
Sector Avg. Weight Base Return Avg. Weight Base Return Stock Selection Group Weight Total

Contributors & Detractors as of  06/28/2019

Contributors

Holding Contribution
Allianz AG 0.4%
Sony Corp. 0.3%
Swiss Life Holding AG 0.2%
Novartis AG Registered Shares 0.2%
Danone 0.2%

Detractors

Holding Contribution
Imperial Brands plc -0.3%
The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc -0.2%
Nokia Corp. -0.2%
Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd. -0.2%
Bank Of Ireland Group P -0.2%

Dividends & Cap Gains

Dividends & Cap Gains

Dividend Payments

Dividend Payments

For
YTD Dividends Paidas of 08/19/2019
$0.174
Dividend Frequency
Quarterly
Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Reinvest & Payable Date Dividend Reinvest Price
06/27/2019 06/28/2019 06/28/2019 $0.12290 $6.92
03/28/2019 03/29/2019 03/29/2019 $0.05110 $6.89

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
09/26/2019 09/27/2019 09/27/2019
12/26/2019 12/27/2019 12/27/2019

Capital Gains Distributions

For
Record Date Reinvest & Payable Date Long-term Short-term * Total Reinvest Price
12/18/2014 12/19/2014 $0.4903 - $0.4903 $8.02

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
12/17/2019 12/18/2019

Fees & Expenses

Fees & Expenses

Expense Ratioas of 07/31/2019

Fund Gross Expense Ratio Fund Net Expense Ratio
0.89% 0.82%

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