Alger Names Amy Y. Zhang, CFA, to Alger Partners Plan

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

3 Years

5 Years

Since Inception

Class Z (Incepted 12/29/10) Russell 2000 Growth Index Morningstar Percentile Rank (Small Growth, based on total returns)

45.18 15.76

28.29 17.98 1% 6/606

17.57 12.14 2% 8/532

16.15 13.06



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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