These Alger strategies have been recognized by Morningstar based on their strong risk-adjusted returns.

Funds
Overall
Morningstar Rating
Class Z, among 571 Small Growth Funds, as of 12/31/19​
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Class Z, among 135 Health Funds, as of 12/31/19
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Class Z, among 192 Long-Short Equity Funds, as of 12/31/19
 
 
 
 
 
 
Class Z, among 1,218 Large Growth Funds, as of 12/31/19
 
 
 
 
 
 
Class Z, among 565 Mid-Cap Growth Funds, as of 12/31/19
 
 
 
 
 
 
Class Z, among 571 Small Growth Funds, as of 12/31/19
 
 
 
 
 
 
Separately Managed Accounts
Overall
Morningstar Rating
Among 228 ​Mid-Cap Growth SMAs, as of 12/31/19
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Among 253 ​Small ​​​Growth SMAs, as of 12/31/19
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Among 253 Small Growth SMAs, as of 12/31/19
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Among 519 Large Growth SMAs, as of 12/31/19
 
 
 
 
 
 
Among 519​ Large Growth SMAs, as of 12/31/19​
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
Risk Disclosure: Investing in the stock market involves risks, and may not be suitable for all investors. Growth stocks tend to be more volatile than other stocks as their prices tend to be higher in relation to their companies’ earnings and may be more sensitive to market, political, and economic developments. A significant portion of assets will be invested in technology and healthcare companies, which may be significantly affected by competition, innovation, regulation, and product obsolescence, and may be more volatile than the securities of other companies. Short sales could increase market exposure, magnifying losses and increasing volatility. Leverage increases volatility in both up and down markets and its costs may exceed the returns of borrowed securities. Assets may be focused in a small number of holdings, making them susceptible to risks associated with a single economic, political or regulatory event than a more diversified portfolio. Active trading may increase transaction costs, brokerage commissions, and taxes, which can lower the return on investment. Foreign securities involve special risks including currency risk and risks related to political, social, or economic conditions. Investing in companies of small and medium capitalizations involve the risk that such issuers may have limited product lines or financial resources, lack management depth, or have limited liquidity. Private placements are offerings of a company’s securities not registered with the SEC and not offered to the public, for which limited information may be available. Such investments are generally considered to be illiquid.

The Board of Trustees of the Alger Small Cap Focus Fund has authorized a partial closing of the Fund effective July 31, 2019. Class Z Shares will be available for purchase by existing shareholders who maintain open accounts, new investors that utilize certain retirement recordkeeping platforms, and investors who transact with certain brokers identified by Fred Alger & Company, LLC. Please check with your financial advisor regarding the availability of Class Z Shares for purchase at their firm​​.

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Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating™ based on a Morningstar Risk- Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a fund’s monthly performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The Morningstar Rating may differ among share classes of a mutual fund as a result of different sales loads and/or expense structures. It may be based in part, on the performance of a predecessor fund. The Morningstar Rating does not include any adjustment for sales loads. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics.

The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or “star rating”, is calculated for separate accounts with at least a three-year history. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product’s monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The Morningstar Rating does not include any adjustment for sales loads. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

Alger Health Sciences Fund Z was rated 5, 4, and 3 Star(s) for the 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods among 135, 125, and 102 Health funds as of 12/31/19. Alger Dynamic Opportunities Fund Z was rated 4, 4 and 3 Star(s) for the 3- and 5-year periods among 192, 139 and 39 Long-Short Equity funds as of 12/31/19. Alger Small Cap Focus Fund Z was rated 5, 5, and 4 Star(s) for the 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods among 571, 505, and 379 Small Growth funds as of 12/31/19. Alger Focus Equity Fund Z was rated 4, 4, and 4 Star(s) for the 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods among 1218, 1086, and 811 Large Growth funds as of 12/31/19. Alger Weatherbie Specialized Growth Fund was rated 5, 4 and 3 Star(s) for the 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods among 565, 501, and 385 Mid-Cap Growth funds as of 12/31/19. Alger Small Cap Growth Fund Z was rated 4, 4, and 3 Star(s) for the 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods among 571, 505, and 379 Small Growth funds as of 12/31/19.

Alger Small Cap Focus SMA was rated 5 Stars for the 3-year period among 253 Small Growth separate accounts as of 12/31/19. Alger Focus Equity SMA was rated 4 and 4 Stars for the 3- and 5-year periods among 519 and 478 Large Growth separate accounts as of 12/31/19. Alger Weatherbie Specialized Growth SMA was rated 5, 5, and 4 Stars for the 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods among 228, 213, and 175 Mid-Cap Growth separate accounts as of 12/31/19. Alger Weatherbie Select 15 SMA was rated 5 Stars for the 3-year period among among 253 Small Growth separate accounts as of 12/31/19. Alger Capital Appreciation SMA was rated 4, 4, and 4 stars for the 3-, 5-, and 10-year period among 519, 478, and 406 Large Growth separate accounts as of 12/31/19.​

​Rankings and ratings may be based in part on the performance of a predecessor fund or share class and are calculated by Morningstar using a performance calculation methodology that differs from that used by Fred Alger Management, LLC. Differences in the methodologies may lead to variances in calculating total performance returns, in some cases this variance may be significant, thereby potentially affecting the rating/ranking of the Fund(s). When an expense waiver is in effect, it may have a material effect on the total return or yield, and therefore the rating/ranking for the period.
 

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