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Multi-Asset Balanced Opportunity Fund

Summary

Summary

What is the Multi-Asset Balanced Opportunity Fund?

The Fund seeks to deliver long-term growth of capital with current monthly income by investing primarily in Lord Abbett Funds that invest in a wide variety of U.S. stocks and bonds along with select international securities.

 

DIVERSE ASSETS

This Fund is designed with the flexibility to invest in bonds, stocks, and currencies from around the world.

TACTICALLY MANAGED

The investment team can rapidly shift allocations based on market opportunities and to hedge unwanted exposures.

STRONG GROWTH WITH INCOME

Led by a senior Investment Committee, the Fund has delivered competitive performance and attractive income.

Yield

12-Month Dividend Yield 1 as of 02/27/2020  

w/o sales charge 1.54%

30-Day Standardized Yield 2 as of 01/31/2020  

1.25%

Fund Basicsas of 01/31/2020

Total Net Assets
$2.48 B
Inception Date
07/15/1996
Dividend Frequency
Monthly
Fund Expense Ratio
1.98%
Minimum Initial Investment
$1,500+

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.98%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 07/15/1996
w/o sales charge -0.49% 10.82% 5.22% 4.42% 6.49% 5.96%
Lipper Category Avg. Mixed-Asset Trgt Alloc Mod Fds -0.12% 11.65% 7.17% 5.65% 7.20% -
Russell 1000® Index 0.11% 21.39% 14.33% 12.13% 13.97% 9.37%
w/ sales charge -1.48% 10.82% 5.22% 4.42% 6.49% 5.96%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.98%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.98%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 07/15/1996
w/o sales charge 19.30% 19.30% 5.84% 4.30% 6.32% 6.01%
Lipper Category Avg. Mixed-Asset Trgt Alloc Mod Fds 17.46% 17.46% 7.70% 5.55% 7.04% -
Russell 1000® Index 31.43% 31.43% 15.05% 11.48% 13.54% 9.40%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.98%

Investment Team

martini
Giulio Martini

Partner, Director of Strategic Asset Allocation

35 Years of Industry Experience

Robert A. Lee
Robert A. Lee

Partner & Chief Investment Officer

29 Years of Industry Experience

Jeffrey Herzog
Jeffrey Herzog, Ph.D.

Portfolio Manager

11 Years of Industry Experience

David B. Ritt
David B. Ritt, CFA

Portfolio Manager

22 Years of Industry Experience

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

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Performance

Performance

12-Month Dividend Yield 1 as of 02/27/2020  

w/o sales charge 1.54%

30-Day Standardized Yield 2 as of 01/31/2020  

  Subsidized5 Un-Subsidized6
w/o sales charge 1.25% 1.25%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.98%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 07/15/1996
w/o sales charge -0.49% 10.82% 5.22% 4.42% 6.49% 5.96%
Lipper Category Avg. Mixed-Asset Trgt Alloc Mod Fds -0.12% 11.65% 7.17% 5.65% 7.20% -
Russell 1000® Index 0.11% 21.39% 14.33% 12.13% 13.97% 9.37%
w/ sales charge -1.48% 10.82% 5.22% 4.42% 6.49% 5.96%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.98%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.98%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 07/15/1996
w/o sales charge 19.30% 19.30% 5.84% 4.30% 6.32% 6.01%
Lipper Category Avg. Mixed-Asset Trgt Alloc Mod Fds 17.46% 17.46% 7.70% 5.55% 7.04% -
Russell 1000® Index 31.43% 31.43% 15.05% 11.48% 13.54% 9.40%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.98%

Year Fund Returns Russell 1000® Index
2019 19.30% 31.43%
2018 -9.42% -4.78%
2017 9.73% 21.69%
2016 10.71% 12.05%
2015 -5.96% 0.92%
2014 5.04% 13.24%
2013 17.27% 33.11%
2012 13.82% 16.42%
2011 -4.08% 1.50%
2010 11.20% 16.10%
2009 31.11% -
2008 -29.06% -
2007 5.18% -
2006 11.90% -
2005 1.78% -
2004 9.51% -
2003 23.59% -
2002 -11.40% -
2001 -2.24% -
2000 6.79% -
Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Yearly Returns
2020 - - - - -4.29%
2019 10.75% 2.80% -0.64% 5.46% 19.30%
2018 -1.04% -0.06% 3.94% -11.89% -9.42%
2017 3.04% 1.36% 2.08% 2.93% 9.73%
2016 0.31% 2.74% 4.40% 2.91% 10.71%
2015 1.91% -0.80% -7.91% 1.00% -5.96%
2014 2.50% 3.83% -2.84% 1.59% 5.04%
2013 6.57% -0.04% 4.49% 5.34% 17.27%
2012 9.21% -3.85% 5.14% 3.11% 13.82%
2011 4.30% -0.29% -14.39% 7.73% -4.08%
2010 3.90% -8.76% 9.54% 7.09% 11.20%
2009 -5.22% 15.50% 15.16% 4.00% 31.11%
2008 -6.58% -1.75% -8.26% -15.75% -29.06%
2007 1.40% 3.15% 2.27% -1.67% 5.18%
2006 3.64% -0.74% 4.73% 3.87% 11.90%
2005 -2.17% 0.36% 2.45% 1.18% 1.78%
2004 2.01% 0.18% -0.18% 7.36% 9.51%
2003 -2.32% 13.13% 2.12% 9.53% 23.59%
2002 1.60% -7.70% -12.07% 7.43% -11.40%
2001 -4.40% 3.13% -8.34% 8.18% -2.24%
2000 0.57% -1.33% 4.72% 2.77% 6.79%
1999 1.99% 5.75% -4.31% 6.52% 9.92%
1998 5.50% 0.07% -8.75% 11.91% 7.81%
1997 0.99% 8.31% 4.85% 1.22% 16.09%
1996 - - - 5.57% 10.90%

NAV Historical Prices

Date Net Asset Value

Portfolio

Portfolio

Portfolio Positioning as of 12/31/2019

  • Risk assets rose across the board, with the S&P 500 rising 9.07% and bonds rallying during the quarter as well. The Fed cut its benchmark interest rate in October to a target range of 1.5%-1.75%, subsequently leaving the range unchanged in December and indicating that no action is likely next year amid persistently low inflation. In addition to the Fed’s continued accommodative stance, trade tensions subsided dramatically after U.S. President Donald Trump announced a “phase one” trade deal with China, set to be signed sometime in January. Finally, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party won a commanding majority in the country’s general election, granting Johnson the power to drive through his Brexit deal and take the U.K. out of the EU before the January 31 deadline.
  • The broad general U.S. bond market, as measured by the Bloomberg Barclays Aggregate Bond Index, was positive for the quarter. High yield corporate bonds experienced positive returns for the quarter, returning 2.61%, with modest spread compression. Higher-quality tiers of the high yield market outperformed during most of the period before a sharp rally occurred in the “CCC” segment in December.
  • In today’s environment in which there has been a bias towards perceived safety, we believe there is more opportunity in risk assets. The investment climate remains favorable for harvesting carry, where bank loans and high yield bonds are attractive options.
  • We increased the portfolio’s allocation towards leveraged loans, investment grade bonds, and international equities this quarter. The portfolio’s allocation to short duration bonds and U.S. equities was reduced.
Holding Assets
Fundamental Equity Fund 16.9%
High Yield Fund 16.5%
Growth Opportunities Fund 11.9%
Mid Cap Stock Fund 10.0%
Growth Leaders Fund 8.1%
Convertible Fund 6.4%
International Equity Fund 5.0%
International Value Fund 5.0%
Core Fixed Income Fund 4.9%
Inflation Focused Fund 4.5%
Emerging Markets Bond Fund 3.6%
Floating Rate Fund 3.0%
Ultra Short Bond Fund 2.9%
Holding Assets
FX Vol Swap USD/JPY 6.975% 10/23/203.1%
FX Vol Swap USD/JPY 6.75% 5/14/203.1%
MSCI EAFE MAR203.1%
FX Vol Swap EUR/USD 5.95% 10/23/203.1%
FX Vol Swap EUR/USD 5.425% 5/14/203.1%
MSCI EMGMKT MAR201.0%
S&P500 EMINI FUT MAR20-2.0%

Equity Sector Allocation as of 01/31/2020

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

Dividends & Cap Gains

Dividends & Cap Gains

Dividend Payments

For
YTD Dividends Paidas of 02/27/2020
$0.003
Dividend Frequency
Monthly
Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Reinvest & Payable Date Dividend Reinvest Price
01/30/2020 01/31/2020 01/31/2020 $0.00360 $11.52

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
02/27/2020 02/28/2020 02/28/2020
03/30/2020 03/31/2020 03/31/2020
04/29/2020 04/30/2020 04/30/2020
05/28/2020 05/29/2020 05/29/2020
06/29/2020 06/30/2020 06/30/2020
07/30/2020 07/31/2020 07/31/2020
08/27/2020 08/28/2020 08/28/2020
09/29/2020 09/30/2020 09/30/2020
10/29/2020 10/30/2020 10/30/2020
11/24/2020 11/25/2020 11/25/2020
12/29/2020 12/30/2020 12/30/2020

Capital Gains Distributions

For
Record Date Reinvest & Payable Date Long-term Short-term * Total Reinvest Price
12/19/2019 12/20/2019 $0.1424 - $0.1424 $11.59

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

EXPENSE RATIOas of 01/31/2020

1.98%

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