Podcast: A Focus on 50 Stocks
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The W​eatherbie Specialized Growth Strategy is Alger's high conviction, high active share, focused portfolio in the small- to mid-cap space.

In this podcast, Weatherbie Senior Managing Director and Director of Research, Josh Bennett discusses how the strategy evolved over time to focus on 50 stocks, and how Weatherbie's team process identifies the ideal companies for the portfolio.

Key Points
  • Uses forced constraint by targeting 50 stocks, which allows the team to continually refine the portfolio.​

  • Looks for companies with a sustainable, competitive advantage, and a "moat" that is widening over time, not narrowing.

  • Team consists of experienced stock pickers building actively managed portfolios of America's fastest growing companies.​

 ​Click  here for more information on Weatherbie Specialized Growth Strategy.​

The views expressed are the views of Fred Alger Management, Inc. as of April 2018. These views are subject to change at any time and should not be interpreted as a guarantee of the future performance of the markets, any security or any strategy managed by Fred Alger Management, Inc. These views should not be considered a recommendation to purchase or sell securities. Individual securities or industries/sectors mentioned, if any, should be considered in the context of an overall portfolio and therefore reference to them should not be construed as a recommendation or offer to purchase or sell securities. 

Risk Disclosures: Investing in the stock market involves gains and losses and may not be suitable for all investors. Growth stocks tend to be more volatile than other stocks as the prices of growth stocks tend to be higher in relation to their companies’ earnings and may be more sensitive to market, political and economic developments. There are additional risks when investing in an active investment strategy, such as increased short-term trading, additional transaction costs and potentially increased taxes that a shareholder may pay, which can lower the actual return on an investment.  Stocks of small- and mid-sized companies are subject to greater risk than stocks of larger, more established companies owing to such factors as limited liquidity, inexperienced management, and limited financial resources. The Portfolio may be more concentrated than other portfolios, so it may be more vulnerable to changes in the market value of a single issuer and may be more susceptible to risks associated with a single economic, political or regulatory occurrence than a fund that has a more diversified portfolio. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Please visit www.alger.com for additional risk disclosures. 

Weatherbie Capital, LLC (“Weatherbie”), an affiliate of Fred Alger Management, Inc., invests in smaller cap U. S. growth companies that have enduring earnings, reasonable valuations and a distinct competitive advantage. Weatherbie invests in Foundation growth stocks and Opportunity growth stocks. Foundation growth stocks are companies demonstrating both strong earnings growth and high investment quality. Opportunity growth stocks are companies whose earnings may be temporarily depressed, but change is underway that can reaccelerate earnings. 

Distributor: Fred Alger & Company, Incorporated. Member NYSE Euronext, SIPC. NOT FDIC INSURED. NOT BANK GUARANTEED. MAY LOSE VALUE.

Founded in 1964, Fred Alger Management provides investment advisory services to institutional and individual investors through traditional and alternative strategies in a variety of products, including separate accounts, mutual funds and privately offered investment vehicles. For more information, please visit www.alger.com.