Alger Names Amy Y. Zhang, CFA, to Alger Partners Plan
Alger Names Amy Y. Zhang, CFA, to Alger Partners Plan
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Alger Names Amy Y. Zhang, CFA, to Alger Partners Plan
NEW YORK, December 17, 2018 – Fred Alger Management, Inc. (“Alger”), a leading asset management firm, announced today that Amy Y. Zhang, CFA, has been named a member of the Alger Partners Plan. Amy, a seasoned and highly respected veteran in the asset management industry, is a Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager who joined Alger in 2015. Amy manages the Alger Small Cap Focus Fund, a focused portfolio of approximately 50 high-conviction small capitalization stocks. Amy and the Fund have been well-recognized by investors for the excellent performance. Over the past three years, the Fund outperformed its benchmark by more than 1,000 bps. The Fund also ranks in the top 2% or better in the Morningstar Small Growth category over the past one-, three-, and five-year time periods. Also, Morningstar recognized the Fund by garnering it with a Silver Morningstar Analyst Rating and an overall 5-Star Morningstar Rating (Class Z, among 606 Small Growth funds, based on risk adjusted returns as of 9/30/18). Alger now has more than $2.5 billion in the Small Cap Focus strategy. Leading publications and television shows have also acknowledged Amy and the Fund’s unique investment process and strong performance, including The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, The New York Times, Citywire, Business Insider, Investment News, MarketWatch, CNBC, and CNN. Additional accolades this year include Amy being awarded the “AAA” Citywire Fund Manager Rating for strong risk-adjusted performance (equity-U.S. small and medium companies category as of November 2018). Also, she is a 2018 recipient of the Money Management Executive Top Women in Asset Management Award, as well as the Mulan Award, which recognizes successful Asian women. “I am thrilled to welcome Amy as a member of the Alger Partners Plan,” said Dan Chung, CFA, CEO and Chief Investment Officer. “ Amy’s hard work, astute investment acumen and contributions to the firm have been exemplary. We are proud to add her as a member, signifying her leadership in the organization.” Amy is a summa cum laude graduate of Manhattanville College where she earned a B.A. in Economics, and graduate of Columbia Business School where she earned an M.B.A. in Finance and where she was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. She is also a member of Columbia Business School’s Ambassador Program. Amy is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA institute. Alger Partners Plan, which was launched in 2009, recognizes individuals who are leaders of the firm. This plan, along with the Alger Profit Participation Plan, are incentive programs developed to enable key personnel of Alger to share in the growth of the firm, while at the same time align their interests with those of our shareholders and clients.
Amy Y. Zhang, CFA Amy joined Alger in 2015 and has 23 years of investment experience. Prior to joining Alger, Amy worked at Brown Capital Management as a Partner, Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager of its Brown Capital Small Company Fund. Her previous experience includes working as a Portfolio Manager/Analyst at Epsilon Investment Management, Research Analyst at Templeton Worldwide, and Associate at Citicorp Securities. Amy earned her B.A. from Manhattanville College, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She earned her M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.
Performance of the Alger Small Cap Focus Fund
Average Annual Total Returns (%) as of 9/30/18 YTD
1 Year 51.81 21.06 1% 11/702
Class Z (Incepted 12/29/10) Russell 2000 Growth Index Morningstar Percentile Rank (Small Growth, based on total returns)
28.29 17.98 1% 6/606
17.57 12.14 2% 8/532
Total Annual Operating Expenses by Class (Prospectus Dated 3/1/18): 0.90%
Only periods greater than 12 months are annualized.
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