Portfolio ManagerAlger Small Cap Focus Strategies.
Primarily invests in a focused portfolio of 40-to-50 U.S. small cap growth stocks, generally concentrating in sectors undergoing dynamic change, like healthcare and technology.
Amy "is off to a good start at Alger using the same benchmark-agnostic, low turnover strategy."
Portfolio ManagerHead of Alger Capital Appreciation & Spectra Strategies
Primarily invests in a portfolio of U.S. large cap growth stocks, focusing on companies experiencing Positive Dynamic Change. Has the fexibility to short up to 10% of assets.
"Since taking the helm here and at Alger Capital Appreciation ALARX in late September 2004, his first shot at portfolio management,
Kelly has executed the firm's aggressive approach with great success."
Portfolio ManagerAlger Capital Appreciation & Spectra Strategies
Primarily invests in a portfolio of U.S. large cap growth stocks, focusing on companies either experiencing high unit volume growth, or a positive lifecycle change.
"Kelly and Crawford draw support from roughly 20 analystswho divide coverage based on global sectors and regions."
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