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EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, FRED ALGER & CO.
orn in Shanghai, AmyYun Zhang represents a tradition of strong women in her family. Her grandmother achieved fame as a professor and senior engineer at a Tungsten bulb factory. Her mother, a chemical engineer, instilled in Ms. Zhang a strong work ethic and interest in science. As a teenager, Ms. Zhang received a presti- gious scholarship to the U.S., and hard work has paid off. Since 2015, she has grown a $15 million small-cap fund to more than $4 billion this year. She also manages Alger’s new Mid Cap Focus Fund, where she creates alpha through genuine stock selection, rather than closet benchmarking. “Women should be excited to be portfolio man- agers or financial advisers, knowing performance will be rewarded,” said Ms. Zhang, who is a char- tered financial analyst. She insists those businesses are meritocracies, where results matter more than gender. Ms. Zhang quotes a Chinese proverb to describe natural talent and tenacity. “If you are gold, you will shine!” Ms. Zhang said. — Vanessa Drucker
This article reprint, originally published by InvestmentNews on November 18, 2019, is considered sales literature for the Alger funds mentioned only and not for any other products shown. Please note that InvestmentNews is an independent publication and the performance and ratings cited in the article do not represent the experience of any individual investor.
Alger Small Cap Focus Fund
Alger Mid Cap Focus Fund
The Board of Trustees of the Alger Small Cap Focus Fund has authorized a partial closing of the Fund effective July 31, 2019. Class I and Z Shares will be available for purchase by existing shareholders who maintain open accounts and new investors that utilize certain retirement record keeping platforms identified by Fred Alger & Company, LLC, the Fund’s distributor. Class I and Z Shares will also be available for purchase by investors who transact with certain brokers identified by the distributor. Please check with your financial advi- sor regarding the availability of Class I and Z Shares for purchase at their firm. Risk Disclosures: 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. 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.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.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. Leverage increases volatility in both up and down markets and its costs may exceed the returns of borrowed securities. Foreign securities involve special risks including currency fluctuations, less liquidity, inefficient trading, political instability, and increased volatility.Active trading may increase transaction costs, brokerage commissions, and taxes, which can lower the return on investment.The Alger Mid Cap Focus Fund is classified as a“non-diversified fund”under federal securities laws because it can invest in fewer individual companies than a diversified fund. Before investing, carefully consider the Fund’s investment objective, risks, charges, and expenses. For a prospectus and summary prospectus containing this and other information, or for the Fund’s most recent month-end performance data, visit www.alger.com, call (800) 992-3863, or consult your financial advisor. Read the prospectus and summary prospectus carefully before investing. Distributor: Fred Alger & Company, LLC, Member NYSE Euronext, SIPC. NOT FDIC INSURED. NOT BANK GUARANTEED. MAY LOSE VALUE.
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