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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 07/23/2019  

w/o sales charge 2.95%

30-Day Standardized Yield 2 as of 06/30/2019  

1.59%

Fund Basicsas of 06/28/2019

Total Net Assets
$2.64 B
Inception Date
09/28/2007
Dividend Frequency
Monthly
Fund Expense Ratio
1.58%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.58%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 09/28/2007
w/o sales charge 14.16% 4.62% 7.16% 3.47% 8.21% 4.67%
Lipper Category Avg. Mixed-Asset Target Alloc Moderate Funds 11.45% 5.61% 7.04% 4.46% 8.06% -
Russell 1000® Index 18.84% 10.02% 14.15% 10.45% 14.77% 8.10%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.58%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.58%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 09/28/2007
w/o sales charge 14.16% 4.62% 7.16% 3.47% 8.21% 4.67%
Lipper Category Avg. Mixed-Asset Target Alloc Moderate Funds 11.45% 5.61% 7.04% 4.46% 8.06% -
Russell 1000® Index 18.84% 10.02% 14.15% 10.45% 14.77% 8.10%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.58%

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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

12-Month Dividend Yield 1 as of 07/23/2019  

w/o sales charge 2.95%

30-Day Standardized Yield 2 as of 06/30/2019  

  Subsidized5 Un-Subsidized6
w/o sales charge 1.59% 1.59%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.58%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 09/28/2007
w/o sales charge 14.16% 4.62% 7.16% 3.47% 8.21% 4.67%
Lipper Category Avg. Mixed-Asset Target Alloc Moderate Funds 11.45% 5.61% 7.04% 4.46% 8.06% -
Russell 1000® Index 18.84% 10.02% 14.15% 10.45% 14.77% 8.10%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.58%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.58%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 09/28/2007
w/o sales charge 14.16% 4.62% 7.16% 3.47% 8.21% 4.67%
Lipper Category Avg. Mixed-Asset Target Alloc Moderate Funds 11.45% 5.61% 7.04% 4.46% 8.06% -
Russell 1000® Index 18.84% 10.02% 14.15% 10.45% 14.77% 8.10%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.58%

Year Fund Returns Russell 1000® Index
2018 -9.16% -4.78%
2017 10.15% 21.69%
2016 11.24% 12.05%
2015 -5.59% 0.92%
2014 5.44% 13.24%
2013 17.64% 33.11%
2012 14.30% 16.42%
2011 -3.74% 1.50%
2010 11.78% 16.10%
2009 32.52% 28.43%
2008 -28.36% -
2007 5.31% -
Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Yearly Returns
2019 11.04% 2.81% - - 15.43%
2018 -0.92% 0.05% 3.93% -11.82% -9.16%
2017 3.15% 1.42% 2.20% 3.03% 10.15%
2016 0.48% 2.77% 4.56% 3.02% 11.24%
2015 2.04% -0.69% -7.81% 1.05% -5.59%
2014 2.62% 3.92% -2.78% 1.69% 5.44%
2013 6.64% 0.06% 4.59% 5.42% 17.64%
2012 9.34% -3.88% 5.24% 3.33% 14.30%
2011 4.41% -0.18% -14.42% 7.91% -3.74%
2010 3.93% -8.54% 9.70% 7.19% 11.78%
2009 -5.05% 16.01% 15.54% 4.12% 32.52%
2008 -6.46% -1.64% -8.13% -15.25% -28.36%
2007 1.49% 3.23% 2.13% -1.58% 5.31%

NAV Historical Prices

Date Net Asset Value

Portfolio

Portfolio

Portfolio Positioning as of 06/30/2019

  • Risk assets continued their rally with only the month of May, as an outlier, showing signs of weakness following an announcement that the U.S. would move forward with tariff increases on imports from China. In Emerging Markets, during the month of April, concerns over supply and an announcement by the Trump Administration ending waivers on Iranian oil sanctions sent the commodity’s price notably higher.
  • Given weaker economic data from around the globe, risks to the trade outlook, and persisting low inflation, the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) and the European Central Bank (ECB) signaled monetary stimulus in June. This reversed the softness in May, leading risk assets such as equities and credit to experience a rally.
  • Credit spreads continued to tighten after widening significantly at the tail end of 2018. We believe there is still room to tighten further given valuations are well below recent peaks. Thus, the risk/reward profile of risk assets such as convertibles, high yield bonds and stocks continues to be relatively attractive.
  • We maintained the portfolio’s allocation towards large cap equities and high yield bonds over the quarter. With valuations still attractive and the overall macro environment still favorable, we feel that risk assets in the U.S. may be poised to perform well. We decreased exposure to convertible and Emerging Market bonds while increasing the investment grade fixed income allocation.
Holding Assets
High Yield Fund 15.5%
Mid Cap Stock Fund 13.6%
Fundamental Equity Fund 13.2%
Growth Opportunities Fund 11.0%
Growth Leaders Fund 8.6%
Convertible Fund 8.5%
Ultra Short Bond Fund 7.2%
International Equity Fund 5.5%
International Value Fund 5.5%
Emerging Markets Bond Fund 5.4%
Inflation Focused Fund 5.0%
Holding Assets
SPX Put Option JPM (2583.10) 5/18/20-0.3%
SPX Put Option Citi (2265.89) 5/18/20-0.3%
SPX Put Option JPM (2296.09) 5/18/20-0.3%
SPX Call Option JPM (3157.12) 5/18/20-0.3%
SPX Call Option Citi (3115.60) 5/18/20-0.3%
SPX Put Option Citi (2549.13) 5/18/20-0.3%
MSCI EAFE JUN19-2.3%
NASDAQ 100 E-MINI JUN19-2.4%
S&P500 EMINI FUT JUN19-3.0%
Forward Volatility Agreement 1Y2Y5Y 3/5/20-3.0%

Equity Sector Allocation as of 06/28/2019

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

Dividends & Cap Gains

Dividends & Cap Gains

Dividend Payments

For
YTD Dividends Paidas of 07/23/2019
$0.049
Dividend Frequency
Monthly
Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Reinvest & Payable Date Dividend Reinvest Price
06/17/2019 06/18/2019 06/18/2019 $0.00490 $11.56
05/30/2019 05/31/2019 05/31/2019 $0.00660 $11.22
04/29/2019 04/30/2019 04/30/2019 $0.00660 $11.62
03/28/2019 03/29/2019 03/29/2019 $0.01660 $11.35
02/27/2019 02/28/2019 02/28/2019 $0.01230 $11.31
01/30/2019 01/31/2019 01/31/2019 $0.00290 $10.99

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
07/30/2019 07/31/2019 07/31/2019
08/29/2019 08/30/2019 08/30/2019
09/26/2019 09/27/2019 09/27/2019
10/30/2019 10/31/2019 10/31/2019
11/26/2019 11/27/2019 11/27/2019
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
12/19/2018 12/20/2018 $0.3306 $0.0114 $0.3420 $10.19

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 06/30/2019

1.58%

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Class R2 - The performance quotations for Class R2 reflect the following methods of calculation: (a) for periods prior to the inception date for Class R2, a restated figure is used based on the Fund's Class A performance, excluding the effect of Class A's maximum sales charge (which does not apply to Class R2) adjusted to reflect the Rule 12b-1 rate differential between Class A and Class R2, which has a higher 12b-1 fee than Class A; and (b) for periods after the inception date for Class R2, actual Class R2 performance is used reflecting all charges and fees applicable to Class R2 shares. Hypothetical performance data for Class R2, as measured from since inception of the Fund using the methodology described above, is not available if the Class A inception date is equal or greater than ten years old. Please refer to the Class R2 performance information for the inception date for Class R2. Please refer to the Class A performance information for the inception date for Class A.

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