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Alger Small Cap Growth Portfolio (AASOX)
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Fund Info

ISINUS0155444062
IssuerAlger
Inception DateSep 21, 1988
CategorySmall Cap Growth Equities
Min. Investment$500,000
Asset ClassEquity

Asset Class Size

Small-Cap

Asset Class Style

Growth

Expense Ratio

AASOX has a high expense ratio of 0.95%, indicating higher-than-average management fees.


Expense ratio chart for AASOX: current value at 0.95% compared with the broader market ranging from 0.00% to 2.12%.0.50%1.00%1.50%2.00%0.95%

Share Price Chart


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Alger Small Cap Growth Portfolio

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Performance

Performance Chart

The chart shows the growth of an initial investment of $10,000 in Alger Small Cap Growth Portfolio, comparing it to the performance of the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. All prices have been adjusted for splits and dividends.


150.00%200.00%250.00%300.00%350.00%400.00%2024FebruaryMarchAprilMayJune
139.83%
417.55%
AASOX (Alger Small Cap Growth Portfolio)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

S&P 500

Returns By Period

Alger Small Cap Growth Portfolio had a return of 1.39% year-to-date (YTD) and 7.23% in the last 12 months. Over the past 10 years, Alger Small Cap Growth Portfolio had an annualized return of 1.24%, while the S&P 500 had an annualized return of 10.85%, indicating that Alger Small Cap Growth Portfolio did not perform as well as the benchmark.


PeriodReturnBenchmark
Year-To-Date1.39%13.87%
1 month-4.45%2.33%
6 months4.29%15.10%
1 year7.23%22.72%
5 years (annualized)3.45%13.49%
10 years (annualized)1.24%10.85%

Monthly Returns

The table below presents the monthly returns of AASOX, with color gradation from worst to best to easily spot seasonal factors. Returns are adjusted for dividends.


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecTotal
2024-2.90%10.47%1.18%-9.03%3.13%1.39%
20239.65%-3.02%0.07%-1.26%-1.07%6.64%4.01%-3.36%-6.26%-6.88%8.55%10.35%16.49%
2022-13.49%-0.75%-2.09%-13.61%-5.28%-7.87%10.81%-2.50%-10.16%8.34%1.13%-8.59%-38.39%
20214.18%2.36%-6.09%4.82%-5.64%7.49%-0.82%0.91%-4.46%4.04%-9.57%-0.86%-5.07%
20203.38%-4.45%-9.07%18.70%13.11%5.20%8.05%1.47%1.38%-2.40%12.69%7.78%67.18%
201912.29%6.73%-0.57%4.44%-2.26%6.67%3.22%-2.49%-5.49%-1.04%6.71%-0.75%29.36%
20184.89%-3.08%2.00%1.68%7.82%2.11%-0.11%13.43%-0.85%-13.59%0.48%-10.37%1.47%
20173.04%3.88%1.15%1.43%3.59%1.41%0.65%1.88%4.28%2.85%2.52%-1.02%28.73%
2016-11.87%-1.66%5.24%1.18%3.23%0.82%4.88%1.89%2.00%-6.30%7.97%-13.47%-8.35%
2015-1.68%7.14%1.47%-3.58%2.67%1.30%0.94%-7.80%-5.59%4.35%1.88%-31.31%-31.22%
2014-1.16%5.24%-3.59%-6.90%2.03%5.50%-6.40%4.95%-5.56%5.36%0.37%-7.52%-8.82%
20136.55%0.84%3.99%-1.39%3.86%0.22%7.44%-1.78%5.92%0.90%2.20%-11.11%17.49%

Risk-Adjusted Performance

Risk-Adjusted Performance Rank

The current rank of AASOX is 12, indicating that it is in the bottom 12% of mutual funds on our website in terms of risk-adjusted performance. This ranking is based on the combined values of the indicators listed below.


The Risk-Adjusted Performance Rank of AASOX is 1212
AASOX (Alger Small Cap Growth Portfolio)
The Sharpe Ratio Rank of AASOX is 1313Sharpe Ratio Rank
The Sortino Ratio Rank of AASOX is 1414Sortino Ratio Rank
The Omega Ratio Rank of AASOX is 1313Omega Ratio Rank
The Calmar Ratio Rank of AASOX is 88Calmar Ratio Rank
The Martin Ratio Rank of AASOX is 1313Martin Ratio Rank
The risk-adjusted ranks indicate the investment's position relative to the market. A rank closer to 100 signifies top-performing investments, while a rank closer to 0 might suggest underperformance, based on the selected ratio. The values are calculated based on the past 12 months of returns.

Risk-Adjusted Performance Indicators

The charts below present risk-adjusted performance metrics for Alger Small Cap Growth Portfolio (AASOX) and compare them to a chosen benchmark (^GSPC). These indicators evaluate an investment's returns against its associated risks.


AASOX
Sharpe ratio
The chart of Sharpe ratio for AASOX, currently valued at 0.43, compared to the broader market-1.000.001.002.003.004.000.43
Sortino ratio
The chart of Sortino ratio for AASOX, currently valued at 0.74, compared to the broader market0.005.0010.000.74
Omega ratio
The chart of Omega ratio for AASOX, currently valued at 1.08, compared to the broader market1.002.003.004.001.08
Calmar ratio
The chart of Calmar ratio for AASOX, currently valued at 0.13, compared to the broader market0.005.0010.0015.000.13
Martin ratio
The chart of Martin ratio for AASOX, currently valued at 1.17, compared to the broader market0.0020.0040.0060.0080.001.17
^GSPC
Sharpe ratio
The chart of Sharpe ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 2.14, compared to the broader market-1.000.001.002.003.004.002.14
Sortino ratio
The chart of Sortino ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 3.04, compared to the broader market0.005.0010.003.04
Omega ratio
The chart of Omega ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 1.38, compared to the broader market1.002.003.004.001.38
Calmar ratio
The chart of Calmar ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 1.71, compared to the broader market0.005.0010.0015.001.71
Martin ratio
The chart of Martin ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 8.02, compared to the broader market0.0020.0040.0060.0080.008.02

Sharpe Ratio

The current Alger Small Cap Growth Portfolio Sharpe ratio is 0.43. This value is calculated based on the past 1 year of trading data and takes into account price changes and dividends.

Use the chart below to compare the Sharpe ratio of Alger Small Cap Growth Portfolio with the selected benchmark, providing insights into the investment's historical performance in terms of risk-adjusted returns. Go to the Sharpe ratio tool for more fine-grained control over the calculation options.


Rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio-0.500.000.501.001.502.002.503.002024FebruaryMarchAprilMayJune
0.43
2.14
AASOX (Alger Small Cap Growth Portfolio)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

Dividends

Dividend History

Alger Small Cap Growth Portfolio granted a 0.00% dividend yield in the last twelve months. The annual payout for that period amounted to $0.00 per share.


PeriodTTM202320222021202020192018
Dividend$0.00$0.00$3.18$13.87$3.08$1.61$1.07

Dividend yield

0.00%0.00%22.43%49.73%6.88%5.59%4.58%

Monthly Dividends

The table displays the monthly dividend distributions for Alger Small Cap Growth Portfolio. The dividends shown in the table have been adjusted to account for any splits that may have occurred.


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecTotal
2024$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
2023$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
2022$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$3.18$3.18
2021$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$13.87$13.87
2020$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$3.08$3.08
2019$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$1.61$1.61
2018$1.07$1.07

Drawdowns

Drawdowns Chart

The Drawdowns chart displays portfolio losses from any high point along the way.


-50.00%-40.00%-30.00%-20.00%-10.00%0.00%2024FebruaryMarchAprilMayJune
-49.65%
-0.04%
AASOX (Alger Small Cap Growth Portfolio)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

Worst Drawdowns

The table below displays the maximum drawdowns of the Alger Small Cap Growth Portfolio. A maximum drawdown is a measure of risk, indicating the largest reduction in portfolio value due to a series of losing trades.

The maximum drawdown for the Alger Small Cap Growth Portfolio was 60.31%, occurring on Nov 20, 2008. Recovery took 592 trading sessions.

The current Alger Small Cap Growth Portfolio drawdown is 49.65%.


Depth

Start

To Bottom

Bottom

To Recover

End

Total

-60.31%Nov 1, 2007266Nov 20, 2008592Mar 30, 2011858
-59.2%Dec 16, 2021469Oct 27, 2023
-55.76%May 2, 20111203Feb 11, 20161068May 11, 20202271
-34.4%May 15, 2002102Oct 9, 2002228Sep 8, 2003330
-23.32%Feb 16, 2021211Dec 14, 20211Dec 15, 2021212

Volatility

Volatility Chart

The current Alger Small Cap Growth Portfolio volatility is 4.72%, representing the average percentage change in the investments's value, either up or down over the past month. The chart below shows the rolling one-month volatility.


2.00%3.00%4.00%5.00%6.00%7.00%2024FebruaryMarchAprilMayJune
4.72%
2.26%
AASOX (Alger Small Cap Growth Portfolio)
Benchmark (^GSPC)