The Alger Funds II
Prospectus March 1, 2023 (As Revised April 6, 2023)
 
Class
Ticker
Symbol
Alger Spectra Fund
A
SPECX
C
ASPCX
Alger Responsible Investing Fund
A
SPEGX
C
AGFCX
Alger Dynamic Opportunities Fund
A
SPEDX
C
ADOCX
Alger Emerging Markets Fund
A
AAEMX
C
ACEMX
(Alger is a signatory to the PRI and carbon neutral.)
The Securities and Exchange Commission has not determined if the information in this Prospectus is accurate or complete, nor has it approved or disapproved these securities. It is a criminal offense to represent otherwise.


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Summary Sections
Alger Spectra Fund
Investment Objective
Alger Spectra Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation.
Fund Fees and Expenses
This table describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy, hold and sell shares of the Fund. You may pay other fees, such as brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries, which are not reflected in the table and examples below. You may qualify for sales charge discounts if you and your family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $25,000 in Class A Shares of the Alger Family of Funds, including the Fund. More information about these and other discounts is available from your financial professional and in “Purchasing and Redeeming Fund Shares” on page 34 and in Appendix A – Waivers and Discounts Available from Intermediaries on page A-1 in the Fund’s Prospectus, and in the sections “Right of Accumulation (Class A Shares)” and “Letter of Intent (Class A)” on page 40 of the Fund’s Statement of Additional Information.
Shareholder Fees
(fees paid directly from your investment)
 
Class A
Class C
Maximum sales charge (load) imposed on purchases as a % of offering price
5.25%
None
Maximum deferred sales charge (load) as a % of purchase price or redemption proceeds, whichever is lower
None*
1.00%
Annual Fund Operating Expenses
(expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)
 
Class A
Class C
Advisory Fees**
.85%
.85%
Distribution and/or Service (12b-1) Fees
.25%
1.00%
Other Expenses***
.38%
.40%
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses****
1.48%
2.25%
*
Purchases of $1 million or more of Class A Shares at net asset value may be subject to a contingent deferred sales charge of 1.00% on redemptions made within 12 months of purchase.
**
The Fund and Fred Alger Management, LLC (the “Manager”) have adopted fee breakpoints for the Fund. The advisory fee for assets up to $2 billion is .90%, for assets between $2 billion and $4 billion is .75%, for assets between $4 billion and $6 billion is .65%, for assets between $6 billion and $8 billion is .55%, and for assets in excess of $8 billion is .45%. The actual rate paid as a percentage of average daily net assets for the year ended October 31, 2022 was .76%.
***
Other Expenses includes dividend and interest expense on short sales of .19% for each of Class A Shares and Class C Shares.
****“Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses” have been restated to reflect current fees.
Example
The following examples are intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other funds. The examples assume that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated, that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the Fund’s operating expenses remain the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions you would pay the following expenses if you redeemed your shares at the end of each period:
 
1 Year
3 Years
5 Years
10 Years
Class A
$668
$968
$1,291
$2,201
Class C
$328
$703
$1,205
$2,585
You would pay the following expenses if you did not redeem your shares:
 
1 Year
3 Years
5 Years
10 Years
Class C
$228
$703
$1,205
$2,585
Portfolio Turnover
The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the examples, affect the Fund’s performance. During the most recent fiscal year, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 216.84% of the average value of its portfolio.

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Principal Investment Strategy
The Manager believes companies undergoing Positive Dynamic Change offer the best investment opportunities. Positive Dynamic Change refers to companies realizing High Unit Volume Growth or companies undergoing Positive Lifecycle Change. High Unit Volume Growth companies are traditional growth companies experiencing, for example, rapidly growing demand or market dominance. Positive Lifecycle Change companies are, for example, companies benefitting from new regulations, a new product innovation or new management.
The Fund invests primarily in the equity securities of companies of any size that the Manager believes demonstrate promising growth potential. Equity securities include common or preferred stocks that are listed on U.S. or foreign exchanges.
The Fund may sell securities short, which is the sale of a security the Fund does not own either to hedge a portfolio position or to seek to profit on the decline in value of the securities sold. The Fund arranges with a broker to borrow the security being sold short, and replaces the security by buying it at the current market price when it closes out the short sale. If the price of the security sold short has increased since the time of the short sale, the Fund will incur a loss in addition to the costs associated with establishing, maintaining and closing out the short position. If the price of the security sold short has decreased since the time of the short sale, the Fund will experience a gain to the extent the difference in price is greater than these costs. The Fund will not make a short sale if, after giving effect to such sale, the market value of all securities sold short exceeds 10% of the value of its net assets.
The Fund may invest a significant portion of its assets in securities of companies conducting business within a single sector, as defined by third party sources, including the information technology, consumer discretionary, and health care sectors.
The Fund can leverage, that is, borrow money to purchase additional securities.
The Fund may sell a stock when it reaches a target price, it fails to perform as expected, or other opportunities appear more attractive. As a result, the Fund may engage in active trading of portfolio securities.
The Fund can invest in foreign securities.
The Fund invests in cash (and cash equivalents) when the Fund is unable to find enough attractive long-term investments to meet its investment objective, to meet redemptions and/or when the Manager believes it is advisable to do so during times of short-term market volatility. During these times, cash (and cash equivalents) will not exceed 15% of the Fund’s net assets.
Principal Risks
An investment in the Fund involves risks. The Fund’s share price may go down, which means you could lose money. An investment in the Fund is not a deposit of a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. The following is a summary description of principal risks involved in investing in the Fund.
Investment Risk – An investment in the Fund is subject to investment risk, including the possible loss of the entire principal amount that you invest.
Market Risk – Your investment in Fund shares represents an indirect investment in the securities owned by the Fund. The value of these securities, like other investments, may move up or down, sometimes rapidly and unpredictably. Your Fund shares at any point in time may be worth less than what you invested, even after taking into account the reinvestment of Fund dividends and distributions. Local, regional or global events such as environmental or natural disasters, war, terrorism, pandemics, outbreaks of infectious diseases, and similar public health threats, recessions, or other events could have a significant impact on the Fund and its investments.
Equity Securities Risk – As with any fund that invests in stocks, your investment will fluctuate in value, and the loss of your investment is a risk of investing. The Fund’s price per share will fluctuate due to changes in the market prices of its investments. Also, the Fund’s investments may not grow as fast as the rate of inflation and stocks tend to be more volatile than some other investments you could make, such as bonds.
Growth Securities Risk – Prices of growth stocks tend to be higher in relation to their companies’ earnings and may be more sensitive to market, political and economic developments than other stocks, making their prices more volatile. An investment in the Fund may be better suited to investors who seek long-term capital growth and can tolerate fluctuations in their investment’s value.
Short Sales Risk – Because making short sales in securities that it does not own exposes the Fund to the risks associated with those securities, such short sales involve speculative exposure risk. The market price of a security may increase after the Fund borrows the security in order to sell it short, so that the Fund suffers a loss when it replaces the borrowed security at the higher price. The use of short sales could increase the Fund’s exposure to the market, magnifying losses and increasing volatility. Short sale transactions involve leverage because they can provide investment exposure in an amount exceeding the initial investment. Although the Fund’s gain is limited to the amount at which it sold a security short, its potential loss is limited only by the maximum attainable price of the security, less the price at which the security was sold and may, theoretically, be unlimited.

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Sector Risk – The Fund may have a significant portion of its assets invested in securities of companies conducting business within a single sector, as defined by third party sources. Companies in the same sector may be similarly affected by economic, regulatory, political or market events or conditions, which may make the Fund more vulnerable to unfavorable developments in that sector than a fund that has a more diversified portfolio. Generally, the more broadly the Fund invests, the more it spreads risk and potentially reduces the risks of loss and volatility.
Information Technology Sector Risk – The Fund may have a significant portion of its assets invested in securities of technology-related companies. Therefore, the Fund may be more susceptible to particular risks that may affect companies in the information technology sector and technology-related sectors than if it were invested in a wider variety of companies in unrelated sectors. At times, the performance of such companies will lag the performance of other industries or the broader market as a whole. Certain technology related companies may face special risks that their products or services may not prove to be commercially successful. Technology related companies are also strongly affected by worldwide scientific or technological developments. As a result, their products may rapidly become obsolete. Such companies are also often subject to governmental regulation and may, therefore, be adversely affected by governmental policies. These factors may lead to limited earnings and/or failing profit margins. As a result, the value of technology related companies’ securities may fall or fail to rise. Many technology related companies’ securities have historically been more volatile than other securities, especially over the short term.
Consumer Discretionary Sector Risk – The consumer discretionary sector may be affected by changes in domestic and international economies, exchange and interest rates, competition, consumers’ disposable income, consumer preferences, social trends and marketing campaigns.
Health Care Sector Risk – The Fund may have a significant portion of its assets invested in securities of healthcare companies. At times, the performance of healthcare companies will lag the performance of other industries or the broader market as a whole, and the performance of such companies may be more volatile. Healthcare companies may also be significantly affected by intense competition, aggressive pricing, government regulation, technological innovations, product obsolescence, patent considerations, product compatibility and consumer preferences.
Foreign Securities Risk – The Fund’s performance will be influenced by political, social and economic factors affecting investments in foreign companies. Special risks associated with investments in foreign companies include exposure to currency fluctuations, lack of liquidity, potential for market manipulation, less developed or less efficient trading markets, limited access to reliable capital, lack of comprehensive company information, political instability, differing audit, regulatory, and legal standards and lack of financial reporting standards.
Leverage Risk – The cost of borrowing money to leverage may exceed the returns for the securities purchased or the securities purchased may actually go down in value; thus, the Fund’s net asset value may decrease more quickly than if the Fund had not borrowed.
Portfolio Turnover (Active Trading) Risk – Because the Fund may engage in active trading of portfolio securities, it may incur increased transaction costs and brokerage commissions, both of which can lower the actual return on an investment. Active trading may also increase short-term gains and losses, which may affect the taxes a shareholder has to pay.
Cash Position Risk – At times, the Fund may hold up to 15% of its net assets in cash (and cash equivalents), which may underperform relative to equity securities.
Performance
The following bar chart and the table beneath it provide some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing changes in the Fund’s performance from year to year and by showing how the Fund’s average annual returns for the indicated periods compare with those of an appropriate benchmark of market performance. Performance in the bar chart does not reflect the effect of the sales charge imposed on purchases of Class A Shares of the Fund. If the bar chart reflected the applicable sales charges, returns would be less than those shown. The Fund’s past performance (before and after taxes) is not necessarily an indication of how it will perform in the future. Updated performance information is available on the Fund’s website www.alger.com.

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Annual Total Return for Class A Shares as of December 31 (%)
Best Quarter:
Q2 2020
29.93%
Worst Quarter:
Q2 2022
-23.94%
Average Annual Total Return as of December 31, 2022
 
1 Year
5 Years
10 Years
Inception
Date
Class A
 
 
 
7/28/69
Return Before Taxes
-42.52%
3.85%
9.88%
 
Return After Taxes on Distributions
-42.87%
1.16%
7.52%
 
Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares
-24.91%
3.65%
8.18%
 
Class C
 
 
 
9/24/08
Return Before Taxes
-40.35%
4.19%
9.64%
 
Russell 3000 Growth Index (reflects no deductions for fees, expenses or taxes)
-28.97%
10.45%
13.75%
 
In the foregoing table, after-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on an investor’s tax situation and may differ from those shown. The after-tax returns shown may not be relevant to investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts. After-tax returns for Class C Shares, which are not shown, will vary from those shown for Class A Shares. A “Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares” may sometimes be higher than the other two return figures; this happens when there is a capital loss on redemptions, giving rise to a tax benefit to the shareholder.
Management
Investment Manager
Portfolio Managers Jointly and Primarily Responsible for Day-to-Day Management of
the Fund
Fred Alger Management, LLC
Dan C. Chung, CFA
Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager
Since February 2021
Patrick Kelly, CFA
Executive Vice President, Head of Alger Capital Appreciation and Spectra Strategies and
Portfolio Manager
Since September 2004
Ankur Crawford, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President and Portfolio Manager
From June 2015 to February 2021; and
From March 2021 to Present

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When a Fund is co-managed, the responsibilities of such portfolio managers may be shared, divided or otherwise assigned based on various factors including, but not limited to, level of Fund assets to be managed, their overall experience, their sector expertise, and such other factors as the Manager believes are most efficient and effective. In all cases, each portfolio manager collaborates with the other portfolio manager(s) and analysts to develop overall strategy, outlook, and themes, which impact industry, sector and security allocations in the Fund. Responsibilities amongst portfolio managers may be fully or partially allocated to one of the portfolio managers for the purposes of day-to-day portfolio management and stock selection, implementation of trades, strategic and performance oversight, risk management, or oversight of guidelines, whether externally driven or internally developed by the Manager.
Shareholder Information
Purchasing and Redeeming Fund Shares
Class C Shares of the Fund are only offered to investors through certain financial intermediaries and group retirement plan recordkeeping platforms.
Minimum Investments: the following minimums apply to an account in the Fund, whether invested in Class A or Class C Shares.
Type of Account
Initial
Investment
Subsequent
Investment
Regular account
$1,000
$50
Retirement Accounts (including IRAs)
500
50
Automatic Investment
500
50
Asset-based Fee Program Accounts
250
50
Minimums may be waived in certain circumstances. See “Additional Information about Minimum Initial Investments” in the Prospectus.
In general, investors may purchase or redeem Fund shares on any business day by mail (Alger Family of Funds, c/o UMB Fund Services, Inc., P.O. Box 2175, Milwaukee, WI 53201-2175), online at www.alger.com, by telephone at 1 (800) 992-3863 or through a financial intermediary.
Investors who wish to purchase, exchange or redeem Fund shares through a financial intermediary should contact their financial intermediary directly.
Tax Information
The Fund’s distributions may be taxable as ordinary income or capital gains. The Fund is actively managed, and as a result, investors may receive capital gains distributions annually.
Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries
If you purchase the Fund through a broker-dealer or other financial intermediary (such as a bank), the Fund and/or the Manager or the Fund’s distributor may pay the intermediary for the sale of Fund shares and related services. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or other intermediary and your financial professional to recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your financial professional or visit your financial intermediary’s website for more information.

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Alger Responsible Investing Fund
Investment Objective
Alger Responsible Investing Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation.
Fund Fees and Expenses
This table describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy, hold and sell shares of the Fund. You may pay other fees, such as brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries, which are not reflected in the table and examples below. You may qualify for sales charge discounts if you and your family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $25,000 in Class A Shares of the Alger Family of Funds, including the Fund. More information about these and other discounts is available from your financial professional and in “Purchasing and Redeeming Fund Shares” on page 34 and in Appendix A – Waivers and Discounts Available from Intermediaries on page A-1 in the Fund’s Prospectus, and in the sections “Right of Accumulation (Class A Shares)” and “Letter of Intent (Class A)” on page 40 of the Fund’s Statement of Additional Information.
Shareholder Fees
(fees paid directly from your investment)
 
Class A
Class C
Maximum sales charge (load) imposed on purchases as a % of offering price
5.25%
None
Maximum deferred sales charge (load) as a % of purchase price or redemption proceeds, whichever is lower
None*
1.00%
Annual Fund Operating Expenses
(expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)
 
Class A
Class C
Advisory Fees**
.71%
.71%
Distribution and/or Service (12b-1) Fees
.25%
1.00%
Other Expenses
.40%
.38%
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses
1.36%
2.09%
*
Purchases of $1 million or more of Class A Shares at net asset value may be subject to a contingent deferred sales charge of 1.00% on redemptions made within 12 months of purchase.
**
The Fund and Fred Alger Management, LLC (the “Manager”) have adopted fee breakpoints for the Fund. The advisory fee for assets up to $1 billion is .71%, and for assets in excess of $1 billion is .65%. The actual rate paid as a percentage of average daily net assets for the year ended October 31, 2022 was .71%.
Example
The following examples are intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other funds. The examples assume that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated, that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the Fund’s operating expenses remain the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions you would pay the following expenses if you redeemed your shares at the end of each period:
 
1 Year
3 Years
5 Years
10 Years
Class A
$656
$933
$1,231
$2,074
Class C
$312
$655
$1,124
$2,421
You would pay the following expenses if you did not redeem your shares:
 
1 Year
3 Years
5 Years
10 Years
Class C
$212
$655
$1,124
$2,421
Portfolio Turnover
The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the examples, affect the Fund’s performance. During the most recent fiscal year, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 14.55% of the average value of its portfolio.

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Principal Investment Strategy
The Manager believes companies undergoing Positive Dynamic Change offer the best investment opportunities. Positive Dynamic Change refers to companies realizing High Unit Volume Growth or companies undergoing Positive Lifecycle Change. High Unit Volume Growth companies are traditional growth companies experiencing, for example, rapidly growing demand or market dominance. Positive Lifecycle Change companies are, for example, companies benefitting from new regulations, a new product innovation or new management.
Under normal circumstances, the Fund invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in equity securities of companies of any size with an environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) rating of average or above by a third-party ESG rating agency (an “ESG Rating Agency”) that also demonstrate, in the view of the Manager, promising growth potential. Equity securities include common or preferred stocks that are listed on U.S. or foreign exchanges. The Manager employs fundamental analysis to identify innovative and dynamic companies and uses an ESG Rating Agency’s ratings to consider how such stocks rank within an industry or sector based on a company’s conduct in offering products or services that promote positive environmental, social and/or governance policies, or have a positive impact in these areas, addressing concerns such as climate change, resource depletion, health and safety, employee relations and diversity, bribery and corruption, and fostering board diversity and structure. The Fund does not bar companies in any industries.
The Fund may invest a significant portion of its assets in securities of companies conducting business within a single sector, as defined by third party sources, including the information technology, consumer discretionary, and health care sectors.
The Fund may sell a stock when it reaches a target price, it fails to perform as expected, or other opportunities appear more attractive.
The Fund invests in cash (and cash equivalents) when the Fund is unable to find enough attractive long-term investments to meet its investment objective, to meet redemptions and/or when the Manager believes it is advisable to do so during times of short-term market volatility. During these times, cash (and cash equivalents) will not exceed 15% of the Fund’s net assets.
Principal Risks
An investment in the Fund involves risks. The Fund’s share price may go down, which means you could lose money. An investment in the Fund is not a deposit of a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. The following is a summary description of principal risks involved in investing in the Fund.
Investment Risk – An investment in the Fund is subject to investment risk, including the possible loss of the entire principal amount that you invest.
Market Risk – Your investment in Fund shares represents an indirect investment in the securities owned by the Fund. The value of these securities, like other investments, may move up or down, sometimes rapidly and unpredictably. Your Fund shares at any point in time may be worth less than what you invested, even after taking into account the reinvestment of Fund dividends and distributions. Local, regional or global events such as environmental or natural disasters, war, terrorism, pandemics, outbreaks of infectious diseases, and similar public health threats, recessions, or other events could have a significant impact on the Fund and its investments.
Equity Securities Risk – As with any fund that invests in stocks, your investment will fluctuate in value, and the loss of your investment is a risk of investing. The Fund’s price per share will fluctuate due to changes in the market prices of its investments. Also, the Fund’s investments may not grow as fast as the rate of inflation and stocks tend to be more volatile than some other investments you could make, such as bonds.
Growth Securities Risk – Prices of growth stocks tend to be higher in relation to their companies’ earnings and may be more sensitive to market, political and economic developments than other stocks, making their prices more volatile. An investment in the Fund may be better suited to investors who seek long-term capital growth and can tolerate fluctuations in their investment’s value.
Environmental, Social and/or Governance Sustainability-Related Securities Risk – The Fund’s ESG investment criteria may result in the selection or exclusion of securities of certain issuers for reasons other than financial performance, and carries the risk that the Fund’s investment returns may underperform funds that do not utilize an ESG investment strategy. The application of this strategy may affect the Fund’s investment exposure to certain companies, sectors, regions, countries or types of investments, which could negatively impact the Fund’s performance depending on whether such investments are in or out of favor. Applying ESG criteria to investment decisions is qualitative and subjective by nature, and there is no guarantee that the criteria utilized by the Manager or any judgment exercised by the Manager will reflect the beliefs or values of any particular investor. ESG standards differ by region and industry, and a company’s ESG practices or the Manager’s assessment of a company’s ESG practices may change over time.

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Sector Risk – The Fund may have a significant portion of its assets invested in securities of companies conducting business within a single sector, as defined by third party sources. Companies in the same sector may be similarly affected by economic, regulatory, political or market events or conditions, which may make the Fund more vulnerable to unfavorable developments in that sector than a fund that has a more diversified portfolio. Generally, the more broadly the Fund invests, the more it spreads risk and potentially reduces the risks of loss and volatility.
Information Technology Sector Risk – The Fund may have a significant portion of its assets invested in securities of technology-related companies. Therefore, the Fund may be more susceptible to particular risks that may affect companies in the information technology sector and technology-related sectors than if it were invested in a wider variety of companies in unrelated sectors. At times, the performance of such companies will lag the performance of other industries or the broader market as a whole. Certain technology related companies may face special risks that their products or services may not prove to be commercially successful. Technology related companies are also strongly affected by worldwide scientific or technological developments. As a result, their products may rapidly become obsolete. Such companies are also often subject to governmental regulation and may, therefore, be adversely affected by governmental policies. These factors may lead to limited earnings and/or failing profit margins. As a result, the value of technology related companies’ securities may fall or fail to rise. Many technology related companies’ securities have historically been more volatile than other securities, especially over the short term.
Consumer Discretionary Sector Risk – The consumer discretionary sector may be affected by changes in domestic and international economies, exchange and interest rates, competition, consumers’ disposable income, consumer preferences, social trends and marketing campaigns.
Health Care Sector Risk – The Fund may have a significant portion of its assets invested in securities of healthcare companies. At times, the performance of healthcare companies will lag the performance of other industries or the broader market as a whole, and the performance of such companies may be more volatile. Healthcare companies may also be significantly affected by intense competition, aggressive pricing, government regulation, technological innovations, product obsolescence, patent considerations, product compatibility and consumer preferences.
Cash Position Risk – At times, the Fund may hold up to 15% of its net assets in cash (and cash equivalents), which may underperform relative to equity securities.
Performance
The following bar chart and the table beneath it provide some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing changes in the Fund’s performance from year to year and by showing how the Fund’s average annual returns for the indicated periods compare with those of an appropriate benchmark of market performance. Performance in the bar chart does not reflect the effect of the sales charge imposed on Class A Shares of the Fund. If the bar chart reflected the applicable sales charges, returns would be less than those shown. Prior to December 29, 2016, the Fund followed different investment strategies under the name “Alger Green Fund,” and was managed by different portfolio management teams. Performance during that period does not reflect the Fund’s current investment strategies. The Fund’s past performance (before and after taxes) is not necessarily an indication of how it will perform in the future. Updated performance information is available on the Fund’s website www.alger.com.

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Annual Total Return for Class A Shares as of December 31 (%)
Best Quarter:
Q2 2020
27.69%
Worst Quarter:
Q2 2022
-21.27%
Average Annual Total Return as of December 31, 2022
 
1 Year
5 Years
10 Years
Inception
Date
Class A
 
 
 
12/4/00
Return Before Taxes
-34.44%
7.75%
10.57%
 
Return After Taxes on Distributions
-34.56%
6.26%
9.15%
 
Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares
-20.29%
6.14%
8.56%
 
Class C
 
 
 
9/24/08
Return Before Taxes
-31.97%
8.08%
10.29%
 
Russell 1000 Growth Index (reflects no deductions for fees, expenses or taxes)
-29.14%
10.96%
14.10%
 
In the foregoing table, after-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on an investor’s tax situation and may differ from those shown. The after-tax returns shown may not be relevant to investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts. After-tax returns for Class C Shares, which are not shown, will vary from those shown for Class A Shares. A “Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares” may sometimes be higher than the other two return figures; this happens when there is a capital loss on redemptions, giving rise to a tax benefit to the shareholder.
Management
Investment Manager
Portfolio Manager Primarily Responsible for Day-to-Day Management of the Fund
Fred Alger Management, LLC
Gregory S. Adams, CFA
Senior Vice President, Director of Quantitative & Risk Management and Portfolio Manager
Since December 2016
Shareholder Information
Purchasing and Redeeming Fund Shares
Class C Shares of the Fund are only offered to investors through certain financial intermediaries and group retirement plan recordkeeping platforms.

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Minimum Investments: the following minimums apply to an account in the Fund, whether invested in Class A or Class C Shares.
Type of Account
Initial
Investment
Subsequent
Investment
Regular account
$1,000
$50
Retirement Accounts (including IRAs)
500
50
Automatic Investment
500
50
Asset-based Fee Program Accounts
250
50
Minimums may be waived in certain circumstances. See “Additional Information about Minimum Initial Investments” in the Prospectus.
In general, investors may purchase or redeem Fund shares on any business day by mail (Alger Family of Funds, c/o UMB Fund Services, Inc., P.O. Box 2175, Milwaukee, WI 53201-2175), online at www.alger.com, by telephone at 1 (800) 992-3863 or through a financial intermediary.
Investors who wish to purchase, exchange or redeem Fund shares through a financial intermediary should contact their financial intermediary directly.
Tax Information
The Fund’s distributions may be taxable as ordinary income or capital gains. The Fund is actively managed, and as a result, investors may receive capital gains distributions annually.
Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries
If you purchase the Fund through a broker-dealer or other financial intermediary (such as a bank), the Fund and/or the Manager or the Fund’s distributor may pay the intermediary for the sale of Fund shares and related services. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or other intermediary and your financial professional to recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your financial professional or visit your financial intermediary’s website for more information.

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Alger Dynamic Opportunities Fund
Investment Objective
Alger Dynamic Opportunities Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation.
Fund Fees and Expenses
This table describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy, hold and sell shares of the Fund. You may pay other fees, such as brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries, which are not reflected in the table and examples below. You may qualify for sales charge discounts if you and your family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $25,000 in Class A Shares of the Alger Family of Funds, including the Fund. More information about these and other discounts is available from your financial professional and in “Purchasing and Redeeming Fund Shares” on page 34 and in Appendix A – Waivers and Discounts Available from Intermediaries on page A-1 in the Fund’s Prospectus, and in the sections “Right of Accumulation (Class A Shares)” and “Letter of Intent (Class A)” on page 40 of the Fund’s Statement of Additional Information.
Shareholder Fees
(fees paid directly from your investment)
 
Class A
Class C
Maximum sales charge (load) imposed on purchases as a % of offering price
5.25%
None
Maximum deferred sales charge (load) as a % of purchase price or redemption proceeds, whichever is lower
None*
1.00%
Annual Fund Operating Expenses
(expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)
 
Class A
Class C
Advisory Fees**
1.20%
1.20%
Distribution and/or Service (12b-1) Fees
.25%
1.00%
Other Expenses***
1.32%
1.33%
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses
2.77%
3.53%
Fee Waiver and/or Expense Reimbursement****
(.77)%
(.78)%
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses After Fee Waiver and/or Expense Reimbursement
2.00%
2.75%
*
Purchases of $1 million or more of Class A Shares at net asset value may be subject to a contingent deferred sales charge of 1.00% on redemptions made within 12 months of purchase.
**
The Fund and Fred Alger Management, LLC (the “Manager”) have adopted fee breakpoints for the Fund. The advisory fee for assets up to $1 billion is 1.20%, and for assets in excess of $1 billion is 1.00%. The actual rate paid as a percentage of average daily net assets for the year ended October 31, 2022 was 1.20%.
***
Other Expenses includes dividend and interest expense on short sales of 1.09% for each of Class A Shares and Class C Shares.
****The Manager has contractually agreed to waive and/or reimburse Fund expenses (excluding custody fees, acquired fund fees and expenses, interest, taxes, brokerage and extraordinary expenses, to the extent applicable) through February 28, 2025 to the extent necessary to limit other expenses and any other applicable share class-specific expenses of the Fund’s Class A Shares to .80%, and the Class C Shares to 1.55%, of such class’s average daily net assets. This expense reimbursement may only be amended or terminated prior to its expiration date by agreement between the Manager and the Fund’s Board of Trustees, and will terminate automatically in the event of termination of the Investment Advisory Agreement. The Manager may recoup any fees waived or expenses reimbursed pursuant to the contract; however, the Fund will only make repayments to the Manager if such repayment does not cause the Fund’s expense ratio after the repayment is taken into account, to exceed both (i) the expense cap in place at the time such amounts were waived or reimbursed, and (ii) the Fund’s current expense cap. Such recoupment is limited to two years from the date the amount is initially waived or reimbursed.
Example
The following examples are intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other funds. The examples assume that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated, that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the Fund’s operating expenses remain the same. The one-year example and the first two years of the three-, five- and ten-year examples are based on net operating expenses, which reflect the contractual expense limitation agreed to by the Manager. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions you would pay the following expenses if you redeemed your shares at the end of each period:
 
1 Year
3 Years
5 Years
10 Years
Class A
$717
$1,197
$1,779
$3,352
Class C
$378
$934
$1,694
$3,694
You would pay the following expenses if you did not redeem your shares:
 
1 Year
3 Years
5 Years
10 Years
Class C
$278
$934
$1,694
$3,694

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Portfolio Turnover
The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the examples, affect the Fund’s performance. During the most recent fiscal year, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 334.12% of the average value of its portfolio.
Principal Investment Strategy
The Manager believes companies undergoing Positive Dynamic Change offer the best investment opportunities. Positive Dynamic Change refers to companies realizing High Unit Volume Growth or companies undergoing Positive Lifecycle Change. High Unit Volume Growth companies are traditional growth companies experiencing, for example, rapidly growing demand or market dominance. Positive Lifecycle Change companies are, for example, companies benefitting from new regulations, a new product innovation or new management.
A portion of the Fund’s assets are sub-advised by Weatherbie Capital, LLC (“Weatherbie”), an affiliate of the Manager (Weatherbie and the Manager, collectively referred to as the “Manager,” where applicable).  Subject to the general supervision by the Fund’s Board of Trustees, the Manager oversees Weatherbie and evaluates its performance results. The Manager reviews portfolio performance, compliance with investment guidelines and federal securities laws, and changes in key personnel of Weatherbie. Weatherbie is primarily responsible for the day-to-day management of the portion of the Fund’s portfolio that it sub-advises, including purchases and sales of individual securities.
The Fund invests in a portfolio of U.S. and foreign equity securities (common stocks, preferred stocks and convertible securities). In addition to purchasing securities (i.e., taking long positions), the Manager will identify securities that it believes will underperform on an absolute or relative basis and will sell these securities short on behalf of the Fund. The Fund will not, however, follow a market neutral strategy and generally will have a net long position. As a result, and as a result of the cash proceeds the Fund will receive from selling securities short, the Fund will generally maintain significant positions in cash and cash equivalents. The Fund may also seek to manage the volatility of either the portfolio, a particular exposure (e.g., sector or industry) of the portfolio or individual securities through short sales, or buying or selling put or call options primarily for hedging purposes. The Fund arranges with a broker to borrow the security being sold short, and replaces the security by buying it at the current market price when it closes out the short sale. If the price of the security sold short has increased since the time of the short sale, the Fund will incur a loss in addition to the costs associated with establishing, maintaining and closing out the short position. If the price of the security sold short has decreased since the time of the short sale, the Fund will experience a gain to the extent the difference in price is greater than these costs.
The Fund has no specific guidelines or restrictions governing the concentration of the Fund’s portfolio in specific entities, sectors or market capitalizations. Accordingly, the Fund may invest a portion of its assets in securities issued by small capitalization companies. The Fund may also invest a portion of its assets in equity securities not listed on an exchange.
The Fund may invest a significant portion of its assets in securities of companies conducting business within a single sector, as defined by third party sources, including the consumer discretionary, information technology, health care, and industrials sectors.
The Fund may sell a stock when it reaches a target price, it fails to perform as expected, or other opportunities appear more attractive. As a result, the Fund may engage in active trading of portfolio securities.
The Fund can leverage, that is, borrow money to purchase additional securities.
The Fund can invest in foreign securities.
Principal Risks
An investment in the Fund involves risks. The Fund’s share price may go down, which means you could lose money. An investment in the Fund is not a deposit of a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. The following is a summary description of principal risks involved in investing in the Fund.
Investment Risk – An investment in the Fund is subject to investment risk, including the possible loss of the entire principal amount that you invest.
Market Risk – Your investment in Fund shares represents an indirect investment in the securities owned by the Fund. The value of these securities, like other investments, may move up or down, sometimes rapidly and unpredictably. Your Fund shares at any point in time may be worth less than what you invested, even after taking into account the reinvestment of Fund dividends and

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distributions. Local, regional or global events such as environmental or natural disasters, war, terrorism, pandemics, outbreaks of infectious diseases, and similar public health threats, recessions, or other events could have a significant impact on the Fund and its investments.
Options Risk – Price movements in the Fund’s portfolio securities may not correlate precisely with movements of the price of the option selected as a hedge. The Fund may lose money and be forced to liquidate portfolio securities to meet settlement obligations.
Short Sales Risk – Because making short sales in securities that it does not own exposes the Fund to the risks associated with those securities, such short sales involve speculative exposure risk. The market price of a security may increase after the Fund borrows the security in order to sell it short, so that the Fund suffers a loss when it replaces the borrowed security at the higher price. The use of short sales could increase the Fund’s exposure to the market, magnifying losses and increasing volatility. Short sale transactions involve leverage because they can provide investment exposure in an amount exceeding the initial investment. Although the Fund’s gain is limited to the amount at which it sold a security short, its potential loss is limited only by the maximum attainable price of the security, less the price at which the security was sold and may, theoretically, be unlimited.
Equity Securities Risk – As with any fund that invests in stocks, your investment will fluctuate in value, and the loss of your investment is a risk of investing. The Fund’s price per share will fluctuate due to changes in the market prices of its investments. Also, the Fund’s investments may not grow as fast as the rate of inflation and stocks tend to be more volatile than some other investments you could make, such as bonds.
Growth Securities Risk – Prices of growth stocks tend to be higher in relation to their companies’ earnings and may be more sensitive to market, political and economic developments than other stocks, making their prices more volatile. An investment in the Fund may be better suited to investors who seek long-term capital growth and can tolerate fluctuations in their investment’s value.
Sector Risk – The Fund may have a significant portion of its assets invested in securities of companies conducting business within a single sector, as defined by third party sources. Companies in the same sector may be similarly affected by economic, regulatory, political or market events or conditions, which may make the Fund more vulnerable to unfavorable developments in that sector than a fund that has a more diversified portfolio. Generally, the more broadly the Fund invests, the more it spreads risk and potentially reduces the risks of loss and volatility.
Consumer Discretionary Sector Risk – The consumer discretionary sector may be affected by changes in domestic and international economies, exchange and interest rates, competition, consumers’ disposable income, consumer preferences, social trends and marketing campaigns.
Information Technology Sector Risk – The Fund may have a significant portion of its assets invested in securities of technology-related companies. Therefore, the Fund may be more susceptible to particular risks that may affect companies in the information technology sector and technology-related sectors than if it were invested in a wider variety of companies in unrelated sectors. At times, the performance of such companies will lag the performance of other industries or the broader market as a whole. Certain technology related companies may face special risks that their products or services may not prove to be commercially successful. Technology related companies are also strongly affected by worldwide scientific or technological developments. As a result, their products may rapidly become obsolete. Such companies are also often subject to governmental regulation and may, therefore, be adversely affected by governmental policies. These factors may lead to limited earnings and/or failing profit margins. As a result, the value of technology related companies’ securities may fall or fail to rise. Many technology related companies’ securities have historically been more volatile than other securities, especially over the short term.
Health Care Sector Risk – The Fund may have a significant portion of its assets invested in securities of healthcare companies. At times, the performance of healthcare companies will lag the performance of other industries or the broader market as a whole, and the performance of such companies may be more volatile. Healthcare companies may also be significantly affected by intense competition, aggressive pricing, government regulation, technological innovations, product obsolescence, patent considerations, product compatibility and consumer preferences.
Industrials Sector Risk – The Fund may have a significant portion of its assets invested in securities of companies in the industrials sector. Industrial companies are affected by supply and demand both for their specific product or service and for industrials sector products in general. Government regulation, world events, exchange rates and economic conditions, technological developments and liabilities for environmental damage and general civil liabilities will likewise affect the performance of these companies. Aerospace and defense companies, a component of the industrials sector, can be significantly affected by government spending policies because companies involved in this industry rely, to a significant extent, on U.S. and foreign government demand for their products and services.
Foreign Securities Risk – The Fund’s performance will be influenced by political, social and economic factors affecting investments in foreign companies. Special risks associated with investments in foreign companies include exposure to currency fluctuations, lack of liquidity, potential for market manipulation, less developed or less efficient trading markets, limited access to

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reliable capital, lack of comprehensive company information, political instability, differing audit, regulatory, and legal standards and lack of financial reporting standards.
Convertible Securities Risk – Issuers of convertible securities may not be as strong financially as other companies, and may be more vulnerable to changes in the economy.
Small Cap Securities Risk – There may be greater risk in investing in companies with small market capitalizations rather than larger, more established companies owing to such factors as more limited product lines or financial resources or lack of management depth. It may also be difficult or impossible to liquidate a security position at a time and price acceptable to the Fund because of the potentially less frequent trading of stocks of smaller market capitalization.
Leverage Risk – The cost of borrowing money to leverage may exceed the returns for the securities purchased or the securities purchased may actually go down in value; thus, the Fund’s net asset value may decrease more quickly than if the Fund had not borrowed.
Portfolio Turnover (Active Trading) Risk – Because the Fund may engage in active trading of portfolio securities, it may incur increased transaction costs and brokerage commissions, both of which can lower the actual return on an investment. Active trading may also increase short-term gains and losses, which may affect the taxes a shareholder has to pay.
Cash Position Risk – At times, the Fund may hold a significant portion of its net assets in cash (and cash equivalents), which may underperform relative to equity securities.
Performance
The following bar chart and the table beneath it provide some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing changes in the Fund’s performance from year to year and by showing how the Fund’s average annual returns for the indicated periods compare with those of an appropriate benchmark of market performance. Performance in the bar chart does not reflect the effect of the sales charge imposed on purchases of Class A Shares of the Fund. If the bar chart reflected the applicable sales charges, returns would be less than those shown. The Fund’s past performance (before and after taxes) is not necessarily an indication of how it will perform in the future. Updated performance information is available on the Fund’s website www.alger.com.
The Fund compares its performance to the S&P 500 Index, a broad based measure of market performance. The Fund also compares its performance to the HFRI Equity Hedge (Total) Index (the “HFRI Index”). The HFRI Index provides a more complete comparison of Fund performance relative to a broader array of long-short equity strategies. In addition, the HFRI Index utilizes shorting as a component of its construction, unlike the S&P 500 Index.
Annual Total Return for Class A Shares as of December 31 (%)
Best Quarter:
Q2 2020
19.60%
Worst Quarter:
Q4 2018
-15.07%

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Average Annual Total Return as of December 31, 2022
 
1 Year
5 Years
10 Years
Inception
Date
Class A
 
 
 
11/2/09
Return Before Taxes
-18.43%
6.58%
7.19%
 
Return After Taxes on Distributions
-18.43%
5.71%
6.11%
 
Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares
-10.91%
5.07%
5.51%
 
Class C
 
 
 
12/29/10
Return Before Taxes
-15.40%
6.93%
6.96%
 
S&P 500 Index (reflects no deductions for fees, expenses or taxes)
-18.11%
9.42%
12.56%
 
HFRI Equity Hedge (Total) Index (reflects no deductions for fees, expenses or taxes)
-10.37%
4.50%
5.54%
 
In the foregoing table, after-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on an investor’s tax situation and may differ from those shown. The after-tax returns shown may not be relevant to investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts. After-tax returns for Class C Shares, which are not shown, will vary from those shown for Class A Shares. A “Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares” may sometimes be higher than the other two return figures; this happens when there is a capital loss on redemptions, giving rise to a tax benefit to the shareholder.
Management
Investment Manager
Portfolio Managers Jointly and Primarily Responsible for Day-to-Day Management of
the Fund
Fred Alger Management, LLC
Dan C. Chung, CFA
Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager
Since Inception (November 2009)
Gregory S. Adams, CFA
Senior Vice President, Director of Quantitative & Risk Management and Portfolio Manager
Since Inception (November 2009)
Sub-Adviser
 
Weatherbie Capital, LLC*
H. George Dai, Ph.D.
Chief Investment Officer and Senior Portfolio Manager
Since March 2017
Joshua D. Bennett, CFA
Chief Operating Officer and Senior Portfolio Manager
Since March 2017
Daniel J. Brazeau, CFA
Senior Managing Director and Portfolio Manager
Since March 2017
*
Weatherbie sub-advises the Fund subject to the Manager’s supervision and approval.
When a Fund is co-managed, the responsibilities of such portfolio managers may be shared, divided or otherwise assigned based on various factors including, but not limited to, level of Fund assets to be managed, their overall experience, their sector expertise, and such other factors as the Manager believes are most efficient and effective. In all cases, each portfolio manager collaborates with the other portfolio manager(s) and analysts to develop overall strategy, outlook, and themes, which impact industry, sector and security allocations in the Fund. Responsibilities amongst portfolio managers may be fully or partially allocated to one of the portfolio managers for the purposes of day-to-day portfolio management and stock selection, implementation of trades, strategic and performance oversight, risk management, or oversight of guidelines, whether externally driven or internally developed by the Manager.
Shareholder Information
Purchasing and Redeeming Fund Shares
Class C Shares of the Fund are only offered to investors through certain financial intermediaries and group retirement plan recordkeeping platforms.

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Minimum Investments: the following minimums apply to an account in the Fund, whether invested in Class A or Class C Shares.
Type of Account
Initial
Investment
Subsequent
Investment
Regular account
$1,000
$50
Retirement Accounts (including IRAs)
500
50
Automatic Investment
500
50
Asset-based Fee Program Accounts
250
50
Minimums may be waived in certain circumstances. See “Additional Information about Minimum Initial Investments” in the Prospectus.
In general, investors may purchase or redeem Fund shares on any business day by mail (Alger Family of Funds, c/o UMB Fund Services, Inc., P.O. Box 2175, Milwaukee, WI 53201-2175), online at www.alger.com, by telephone at 1 (800) 992-3863 or through a financial intermediary.
Investors who wish to purchase, exchange or redeem Fund shares through a financial intermediary should contact their financial intermediary directly.
Tax Information
The Fund’s distributions may be taxable as ordinary income or capital gains. The Fund is actively managed, and as a result, investors may receive capital gains distributions annually.
Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries
If you purchase the Fund through a broker-dealer or other financial intermediary (such as a bank), the Fund and/or the Manager or the Fund’s distributor may pay the intermediary for the sale of Fund shares and related services. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or other intermediary and your financial professional to recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your financial professional or visit your financial intermediary’s website for more information.

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Alger Emerging Markets Fund
Investment Objective
Alger Emerging Markets Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation.
Fund Fees and Expenses
This table describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy, hold and sell shares of the Fund. You may pay other fees, such as brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries, which are not reflected in the table and examples below. You may qualify for sales charge discounts if you and your family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $25,000 in Class A Shares of the Alger Family of Funds, including the Fund. More information about these and other discounts is available from your financial professional and in “Purchasing and Redeeming Fund Shares” on page 34 and in Appendix A – Waivers and Discounts Available from Intermediaries on page A-1 in the Fund’s Prospectus, and in the sections “Right of Accumulation (Class A Shares)” and “Letter of Intent (Class A)” on page 40 of the Fund’s Statement of Additional Information.
Shareholder Fees
(fees paid directly from your investment)
 
Class A
Class C
Maximum sales charge (load) imposed on purchases as a % of offering price
5.25%
None
Maximum deferred sales charge (load) as a % of purchase price or redemption proceeds, whichever is lower
None*
1.00%
Annual Fund Operating Expenses
(expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)
 
Class A
Class C
Advisory Fees
.75%
.75%
Distribution and/or Service (12b-1) Fees
.25%
1.00%
Other Expenses
.96%
.94%
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses**
1.96%
2.69%
Fee Waiver and/or Expense Reimbursement***
(.41)%
(.39)%
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses After Fee Waiver and/or Expense Reimbursement
1.55%
2.30%
*
Purchases of $1 million or more of Class A Shares at net asset value may be subject to a contingent deferred sales charge of 1.00% on redemptions made within 12 months of purchase.
**
“Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses” have been restated to reflect current fees.
***
Fred Alger Management, LLC (the “Manager”) has contractually agreed to waive and/or reimburse Fund expenses (excluding acquired fund fees and expenses, dividend expense on short sales, net borrowing costs, interest, taxes, brokerage and extraordinary expenses, to the extent applicable) through February 28, 2025 to the extent necessary to limit other expenses and any other applicable share class-specific expenses of the Fund’s Class A Shares to .80%, and the Class C Shares to 1.55%, of such class’s average daily net assets. This expense reimbursement may only be amended or terminated prior to its expiration date by agreement between the Manager and the Fund’s Board of Trustees, and will terminate automatically in the event of termination of the Investment Advisory Agreement. The Manager may recoup any fees waived or expenses reimbursed pursuant to the contract; however, the Fund will only make repayments to the Manager if such repayment does not cause the Fund’s expense ratio after the repayment is taken into account, to exceed both (i) the expense cap in place at the time such amounts were waived or reimbursed, and (ii) the Fund’s current expense cap. Such recoupment is limited to two years from the date the amount is initially waived or reimbursed.
Example
The following examples are intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other funds. The examples assume that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated, that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the Fund’s operating expenses remain the same. The one-year example and the first two years of the three-, five- and ten-year examples are based on net operating expenses, which reflect the contractual expense limitation agreed to by the Manager. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions you would pay the following expenses if you redeemed your shares at the end of each period:
 
1 Year
3 Years
5 Years
10 Years
Class A
$674
$1,031
$1,453
$2,626
Class C
$333
$760
$1,354
$2,963
You would pay the following expenses if you did not redeem your shares:
 
1 Year
3 Years
5 Years
10 Years
Class C
$233
$760
$1,354
$2,963

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Portfolio Turnover
The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the examples, affect the Fund’s performance. During the most recent fiscal year, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 112.35% of the average value of its portfolio.
Principal Investment Strategy
The Fund invests in companies that it believes are attractively valued, high quality growth companies. High quality growth companies are those companies that have definable strategic advantages and competitive positioning that offer strong earnings visibility and sustainability. The Fund focuses on analyzing growth trajectories and identifying catalysts for future growth for companies that it believes are in a positive earnings revision cycle. The Fund is an all-cap, all-country, opportunistic focus fund which generally holds less than 50 holdings. Fund holdings may differ from this number for a variety of reasons, including, among others, because of extreme market volatility, such as when the Fund has entered a temporary defensive position. Additionally, the Fund may exceed the stated number of holdings when it acquires a new holding and determines that it is in the best interests of shareholders to sell an existing holding over a period of time, instead of immediately selling the entire holding.
Under normal circumstances, the Fund invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in equity securities, including common stocks, American Depositary Receipts and Global Depositary Receipts, of emerging country issuers. The Manager may consider classifications including those of the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, or the United Nations (and its agencies) in determining whether a country is an emerging country. Emerging countries include, but are not limited to, the countries that comprise the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. Currently, most Central and South American, African, Asian and Eastern European nations, among others, are considered emerging countries.
The Fund may invest up to 20% of its net assets in equity securities, including common stocks, American Depositary Receipts and Global Depositary Receipts, of frontier country issuers. Frontier countries include, but are not limited to, the countries that comprise the MSCI Frontier Markets Index.
For purposes of the Fund’s investment strategies, the issuer of a security is considered to be located in a country if: (i) the company is organized under the laws of, or has a principal office in that country, (ii) the company’s securities are primarily listed in that country, or (iii) a majority of its assets are in, or a majority of its revenue or profits from businesses, investments or sales are from, that country. An emerging or frontier country issuer may also include an exchange-traded fund that is principally invested in equity securities of emerging or frontier market country issuers.
The Fund generally invests in at least three emerging countries, and, at times, may invest a substantial portion of its assets in a single emerging country. The Fund may invest in companies of any market capitalization, from larger, well-established companies to small, emerging growth companies.
The Fund generally invests a substantial portion of its assets in a smaller number of issuers. The Fund may invest a significant portion of its assets in securities of companies conducting business within a single sector, as defined by third party sources.
The Fund may sell a stock when it reaches a target price, it fails to perform as expected, or other opportunities appear more attractive. As a result, the Fund may engage in active trading of portfolio securities.
The Fund invests in cash (and cash equivalents) when the Fund is unable to find enough attractive long-term investments to meet its investment objective, to meet redemptions and/or when the Manager believes it is advisable to do so during times of short-term market volatility. During these times, cash (and cash equivalents) will not exceed 15% of the Fund’s net assets.
Principal Risks
An investment in the Fund involves risks. The Fund’s share price may go down, which means you could lose money. An investment in the Fund is not a deposit of a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. The following is a summary description of principal risks involved in investing in the Fund.
Investment Risk – An investment in the Fund is subject to investment risk, including the possible loss of the entire principal amount that you invest.
Market Risk – Your investment in Fund shares represents an indirect investment in the securities owned by the Fund. The value of these securities, like other investments, may move up or down, sometimes rapidly and unpredictably. Your Fund shares at any point in time may be worth less than what you invested, even after taking into account the reinvestment of Fund dividends and

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distributions. Local, regional or global events such as environmental or natural disasters, war, terrorism, pandemics, outbreaks of infectious diseases, and similar public health threats, recessions, or other events could have a significant impact on the Fund and its investments.
Equity Securities Risk – As with any fund that invests in stocks, your investment will fluctuate in value, and the loss of your investment is a risk of investing. The Fund’s price per share will fluctuate due to changes in the market prices of its investments. Also, the Fund’s investments may not grow as fast as the rate of inflation and stocks tend to be more volatile than some other investments you could make, such as bonds.
Growth Securities Risk – Prices of growth stocks tend to be higher in relation to their companies’ earnings and may be more sensitive to market, political and economic developments than other stocks, making their prices more volatile. An investment in the Fund may be better suited to investors who seek long-term capital growth and can tolerate fluctuations in their investment’s value.
Foreign Securities Risk – The Fund’s performance will be influenced by political, social and economic factors affecting investments in foreign companies. Special risks associated with investments in foreign companies include exposure to currency fluctuations, lack of liquidity, potential for market manipulation, less developed or less efficient trading markets, limited access to reliable capital, lack of comprehensive company information, political instability, differing audit, regulatory, and legal standards and lack of financial reporting standards.
Emerging Markets Risk – The Fund may invest in issuers located in emerging markets, and therefore may be exposed to the economies, industries, securities and currency markets of such countries, which may be adversely affected by protectionist trade policies, a slow U.S. economy, political and social instability, regional and global conflicts, terrorism and war, including actions that are contrary to the interests of the United States. Emerging markets are riskier than more developed markets because they tend to develop unevenly and may never fully develop. Investments in emerging markets may be considered speculative. Emerging markets are more likely to experience hyperinflation and currency devaluations, which adversely affect returns to U.S. investors. In addition, many emerging securities markets have far lower trading volumes and less liquidity than developed markets. The Fund, individually or in combination with other shareholders, may have limited rights and remedies against emerging market issuers.
Frontier Markets Risk – The Fund may invest in issuers located in frontier countries. Frontier markets are those emerging markets that are considered to be among the smallest, least mature and least liquid, and as a result, may be more likely to experience inflation, political turmoil and rapid changes in economic conditions than more developed and traditional emerging markets. Investments in frontier markets may be subject to a greater risk of loss than investments in more developed and traditional emerging markets. Frontier markets often have less uniformity in accounting, auditing and financial reporting requirements, unreliable securities valuations and greater risk associated with custody of securities. Economic, political and currency risks may be more pronounced with respect to investments in frontier markets than in emerging markets.
Small Cap Securities Risk – There may be greater risk in investing in companies with small market capitalizations rather than larger, more established companies owing to such factors as more limited product lines or financial resources or lack of management depth. It may also be difficult or impossible to liquidate a security position at a time and price acceptable to the Fund because of the potentially less frequent trading of stocks of smaller market capitalization.
Sector Risk – The Fund may have a significant portion of its assets invested in securities of companies conducting business within a single sector, as defined by third party sources. Companies in the same sector may be similarly affected by economic, regulatory, political or market events or conditions, which may make the Fund more vulnerable to unfavorable developments in that sector than a fund that has a more diversified portfolio. Generally, the more broadly the Fund invests, the more it spreads risk and potentially reduces the risks of loss and volatility.
Consumer Discretionary Sector Risk – The consumer discretionary sector may be affected by changes in domestic and international economies, exchange and interest rates, competition, consumers’ disposable income, consumer preferences, social trends and marketing campaigns.
Financials Sector Risk – The Fund may have a significant portion of its assets invested in securities of financial services companies, which means the Fund may be more affected by the performance of the financials sector than a fund that is more diversified. Financial services companies are subject to extensive governmental regulation which may limit both the amounts and types of loans and other financial commitments they can make, the interest rates and fees they can charge, the scope of their activities, the prices they can charge and the amount of capital they must maintain. Certain events in the financials sector may cause an unusually high degree of volatility in the financial markets, both domestic and foreign, and cause certain financial services companies to incur large losses.
Information Technology Sector Risk – The Fund may have a significant portion of its assets invested in securities of technology-related companies. Therefore, the Fund may be more susceptible to particular risks that may affect companies in the information technology sector and technology-related sectors than if it were invested in a wider variety of companies in unrelated sectors. At times, the performance of such companies will lag the performance of other industries or the broader

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market as a whole. Certain technology related companies may face special risks that their products or services may not prove to be commercially successful. Technology related companies are also strongly affected by worldwide scientific or technological developments. As a result, their products may rapidly become obsolete. Such companies are also often subject to governmental regulation and may, therefore, be adversely affected by governmental policies. These factors may lead to limited earnings and/or failing profit margins. As a result, the value of technology related companies’ securities may fall or fail to rise. Many technology related companies’ securities have historically been more volatile than other securities, especially over the short term.
Small Number of Holdings Risk – Under normal circumstances, the Fund invests in a small number of issuers. Therefore, the Fund’s performance may be more vulnerable to changes in the market value of a single issuer and more susceptible to risks associated with a single economic, political, or regulatory occurrence than a fund that has a higher number of holdings.
Portfolio Turnover (Active Trading) Risk – Because the Fund may engage in active trading of portfolio securities, it may incur increased transaction costs and brokerage commissions, both of which can lower the actual return on an investment. Active trading may also increase short-term gains and losses, which may affect the taxes a shareholder has to pay. The Fund may experience increased turnover as a result of the change in portfolio management and transition to investing in a smaller number of issuers.
Cash Position Risk – At times, the Fund may hold up to 15% of its net assets in cash (and cash equivalents), which may underperform relative to equity securities.
Performance
The following bar chart and the table beneath it provide some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing changes in the Fund’s performance from year to year and by showing how the Fund’s average annual returns for the indicated periods compare with those of an appropriate benchmark of market performance. Performance in the bar chart does not reflect the effect of the sales charge imposed on purchases of Class A Shares of the Fund. If the bar chart reflected the applicable sales charges, returns would be less than those shown. Before September 24, 2019, the Fund followed different investment strategies and was managed by different portfolio managers. Performance prior to September 24, 2019 reflects these prior management styles and does not reflect the Fund's current investment strategies and investment personnel. The Fund’s past performance (before and after taxes) is not necessarily an indication of how it will perform in the future. Updated performance information is available on the Fund’s website www.alger.com.
Annual Total Return for Class A Shares as of December 31 (%)
Best Quarter:
Q2 2020
27.05%
Worst Quarter:
Q1 2020
-20.12%

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Average Annual Total Return as of December 31, 2022
 
1 Year
5 Years
10 Years
Inception
Date
Class A
 
 
 
12/29/10
Return Before Taxes
-36.08%
-4.05%
0.56%
 
Return After Taxes on Distributions
-36.08%
-4.66%
0.08%
 
Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares
-21.36%
-3.19%
0.27%
 
Class C
 
 
 
12/29/10
Return Before Taxes
-33.74%
-3.74%
0.34%
 
MSCI Emerging Markets Index (reflects no deductions for fees, expenses or taxes)
-19.74%
-1.03%
1.81%
 
In the foregoing table, after-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on an investor’s tax situation and may differ from those shown. The after-tax returns shown may not be relevant to investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts. After-tax returns for Class C Shares, which are not shown, will vary from those shown for Class A Shares. A “Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares” may sometimes be higher than the other two return figures; this happens when there is a capital loss on redemptions, giving rise to a tax benefit to the shareholder.
Management
Investment Manager
Portfolio Manager Primarily Responsible for Day-to-Day Management of the Fund
Fred Alger Management, LLC
Gregory Jones
Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager
Since September 2019
Pragna Shere
Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager
Since September 2019
When a Fund is co-managed, the responsibilities of such portfolio managers may be shared, divided or otherwise assigned based on various factors including, but not limited to, level of Fund assets to be managed, their overall experience, their sector expertise, and such other factors as the Manager believes are most efficient and effective. In all cases, each portfolio manager collaborates with the other portfolio manager(s) and analysts to develop overall strategy, outlook, and themes, which impact industry, sector and security allocations in the Fund. Responsibilities amongst portfolio managers may be fully or partially allocated to one of the portfolio managers for the purposes of day-to-day portfolio management and stock selection, implementation of trades, strategic and performance oversight, risk management, or oversight of guidelines, whether externally driven or internally developed by the Manager.
Shareholder Information
Purchasing and Redeeming Fund Shares
Class C Shares of the Fund are only offered to investors through certain financial intermediaries and group retirement plan recordkeeping platforms.
Minimum Investments: the following minimums apply to an account in the Fund, whether invested in Class A or Class C Shares.
Type of Account
Initial
Investment
Subsequent
Investment
Regular account
$1,000
$50
Retirement Accounts (including IRAs)
500
50
Automatic Investment
500
50
Asset-based Fee Program Accounts
250
50
Minimums may be waived in certain circumstances. See “Additional Information about Minimum Initial Investments” in the Prospectus.

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In general, investors may purchase or redeem Fund shares on any business day by mail (Alger Family of Funds, c/o UMB Fund Services, Inc., P.O. Box 2175, Milwaukee, WI 53201-2175), online at www.alger.com, by telephone at 1 (800) 992-3863 or through a financial intermediary.
Investors who wish to purchase, exchange or redeem Fund shares through a financial intermediary should contact their financial intermediary directly.
Tax Information
The Fund’s distributions may be taxable as ordinary income or capital gains. The Fund is actively managed, and as a result, investors may receive capital gains distributions annually.
Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries
If you purchase the Fund through a broker-dealer or other financial intermediary (such as a bank), the Fund and/or the Manager or the Fund’s distributor may pay the intermediary for the sale of Fund shares and related services. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or other intermediary and your financial professional to recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your financial professional or visit your financial intermediary’s website for more information.

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Investment Objectives, Principal Investment Strategies and Related Risks
The investment objective, principal strategy and primary risks of each Fund are discussed individually in each Fund’s Summary Section in this Prospectus. Each Fund except Alger Spectra Fund and Alger Dynamic Opportunities Fund has adopted a policy to invest at least 80% of its assets in specified securities appropriate to its name (as described in the Fund’s Summary Section in this Prospectus) and to provide its shareholders with at least 60 days’ prior notice of any change with respect to this policy. Each Fund’s investment objective is a non-fundamental investment policy and may be changed by the Board of Trustees (the “Board”) without shareholder approval. A Fund will provide its shareholders with at least 60 days’ prior notice of any change to its investment objective. A Fund may, from time to time, take temporary defensive positions that are inconsistent with the Fund’s principal investment strategies in attempting to respond to adverse market, economic, political, or other conditions. A Fund may not achieve its investment objective while in a temporary defensive position.
All of a Fund’s share classes invest in the same portfolio of securities. Performance of each share class will vary from the performance of the Fund’s other share classes due to the differences in charges or expenses. A Fund’s past performance (before and after taxes) is not necessarily an indication of how it will perform in the future.
Each index used in the Summary Sections is a broad-based index designed to track a particular market or market segment. No expenses, fees or taxes are reflected in the returns for the indexes, which are unmanaged. All returns for the indexes assume reinvestment of dividends and interest of the underlying securities that make up the respective index. Investors cannot invest directly in any index.
HFRI Equity Hedge (Total) Index: publishes equally weighted monthly performance based on a number of hedge funds reporting to create a composite, net of fees. HFRI constituents may change without notice. HFRI, therefore, may have possibly lower risk, and differ in asset allocation, portfolio structure, and holdings. Unlike asset-weighting, the equal-weighting of HFRI presents a more general picture of performance of the hedge fund industry. Any bias towards the larger funds potentially created by alternative weightings is greatly reduced, especially for strategies that encompass a small number of funds.
Russell 1000 Growth Index: measures the performance of the large-cap growth segment of the U.S. equity universe. It includes those Russell 1000 Index companies with higher growth earning potential as defined by Russell’s leading style methodology. The Russell 1000 Growth Index is constructed to provide a comprehensive and unbiased barometer for the large-cap growth segment.
Russell 3000 Growth Index: combines the large-cap Russell 1000 Growth, the small-cap Russell 2000 Growth and the Russell Microcap Growth Index. It includes companies that are considered more growth oriented relative to the overall market as defined by Russell’s leading style methodology. The Russell 3000 Growth Index is constructed to provide a comprehensive, unbiased, and stable barometer of the growth opportunities within the broad market.
MSCI Emerging Markets Index: A free float-adjusted market capitalization index designed to measure equity market performance in the global emerging markets.
S&P 500 Index: An index of large company stocks considered to be representative of the U.S. stock market.
Additional Information About the Funds’ Investment Strategies and Investments
Investment Objective
Each of the Funds seeks long-term capital appreciation.
Principal Investment Strategies
The following are each Fund’s investment process and principal investment strategies. Each Fund may invest in other securities that are not its principal strategy, and such strategies and related risks are described in more detail in the Fund’s Statement of Additional Information (“SAI”).
Each Fund invests primarily in equity securities. Each Fund’s investments in equity securities are primarily in common or preferred stocks, but its equity investments may also include securities convertible into or exchangeable for equity securities (including warrants and rights) and depositary receipts. Each Fund invests primarily in companies whose securities are traded on U.S. or foreign exchanges.
Each of these Funds’ equity investments are primarily in “growth” stocks. The Funds’ investment manager, Fred Alger Management, LLC (“Alger Management” or the “Manager”), believes that these companies tend to fall into one of two categories:

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High Unit Volume Growth
Vital, creative companies that offer goods or services to a rapidly expanding marketplace. They include both established and emerging firms, exercising market dominance, offering new or improved products, or simply fulfilling an increased demand for an existing product line.
Positive Life Cycle Change
Companies experiencing a major change which is expected to produce advantageous results. These changes may be as varied as new management, products or technologies; restructuring or reorganization; regulatory change; or merger and acquisition.
A portion of the Alger Dynamic Opportunities Fund’s assets are sub-advised by Weatherbie Capital, LLC (“Weatherbie” or the “Sub-Adviser”), an affiliate of the Manager (Weatherbie and the Manager, collectively referred to as the “Manager,” where applicable).  Subject to the general supervision by the Board, the Manager oversees Weatherbie and evaluates its performance results. The Manager reviews portfolio performance, compliance with investment guidelines and federal securities laws, and changes in key personnel of Weatherbie. Weatherbie is primarily responsible for the day-to-day management of the portion of the Alger Dynamic Opportunities Fund’s portfolio that it sub-advises, including purchases and sales of individual securities.
ESG Integration
The following is applicable to all Funds, except Alger Responsible Investing Fund.
Although a Fund does not seek to implement a specific environmental, social and governance (“ESG”), impact or sustainability strategy unless otherwise disclosed, the Manager has sought to integrate ESG considerations into its investment process through the use of both third-party ESG specific information and its own proprietary research. Specifically, with respect to 75% of its assets under management, the Manager evaluates a company’s ESG factors and, based on such factors, may engage with the company to (i) identify drivers of poor ESG metrics; (ii) interview management with key questions about ESG issues; and (iii) evaluate the prospect of positive ESG change within a company. Upon conclusion of this engagement, a report is published to the Manager’s research database to ensure that all portfolio managers have access to the report summarizing the company’s ESG issues, the results of any meeting/interview with the company, an ESG rating of the company and any other relevant factors. The author of each report will meet with portfolio managers as necessary to discuss the ESG report and the impact the report may have on the overall investment view of the company.
The Manager may change the sources for such ESG information, including by adding or modifying the information it receives from third-party firms, selecting different third-party firms, using company-provided information, or performing different or additional internal assessments. To assist with efforts to incorporate ESG considerations into the investment process, all of the Manager’s investment professionals have access to company-specific ESG reports. The Manager has established an ESG steering committee comprised of executive management and senior investment professionals to oversee this process.
ESG characteristics are not the sole considerations when making investment decisions for a Fund. Further, investors can differ in their views of what constitutes positive or negative ESG characteristics. As a result, a Fund may invest in issuers that do not reflect the beliefs and values with respect to ESG of any particular investor. ESG considerations may affect a Fund’s exposure to certain companies or industries and a Fund may forego certain investment opportunities. While the Manager views ESG considerations as having the potential to contribute to a Fund’s long-term performance, there is no guarantee that such results will be achieved.
Principal Risks
This section contains a discussion of the general risks of investing in the Funds. The “Investment Strategies and Policies” section in the SAI also includes more information about the Funds and their investments and the related risks. An investment in the Funds is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or by any bank or governmental agency. As with any fund, an investment in the Funds involves risks. Each risk noted below is applicable to each Fund unless the specific Fund or Funds are noted in a parenthetical.
Investment Risk
An investment in a Fund is subject to investment risk, including the possible loss of the entire principal amount that you invest.
Market Risk
Your investment in Fund shares represents an indirect investment in the securities owned by a Fund. The value of these securities, like other investments, may move up or down, sometimes rapidly and unpredictably. Your Fund shares at any point in time may be worth less than what you invested, even after taking into account the reinvestment of Fund dividends and distributions. Local, regional or global events such as environmental or natural disasters, war, terrorism, pandemics, outbreaks of infectious diseases, and similar public health threats, recessions, or other events could have a significant impact on a Fund and its investments.

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Equity Securities Risk
As with any fund that invests in stocks, your investment will fluctuate in value, and the loss of your investment is a risk of investing. Each Fund’s price per share will fluctuate due to changes in the market prices of its investments. Because stock markets tend to move in cycles, stock prices overall may decline. A particular stock’s market value may decline as a result of general market conditions that are not related to the issuing company (e.g., adverse economic conditions or investor sentiment) or due to factors that affect the particular company (e.g., management performance or factors affecting the industry). Also, a Fund’s investments may not grow as fast as the rate of inflation and stocks tend to be more volatile than some other investments you could make, such as bonds.
Growth Securities Risk
Prices of growth stocks tend to be higher in relation to their companies’ earnings and may be more sensitive to market, political and economic developments than other stocks, making their prices more volatile. An investment in a Fund may be better suited to investors who seek long-term capital growth and can tolerate fluctuations in their investment’s value. Expected growth may not be realized.
Small Cap Securities Risk (Alger Dynamic Opportunities Fund, Alger Emerging Markets Fund)
There may be greater risk investing in small capitalization companies rather than larger, more established companies owing to such factors as more limited product lines or financial resources or lack of management depth. They may be less financially secure than larger, more established companies. They may depend on a small number of key personnel. If a product fails, there are other adverse developments, or if management changes, a Fund’s investment in a small cap company may lose substantial value. In addition, it is more difficult to get information on smaller companies, which tend to be less well known, have shorter operating histories, do not have significant ownership by large investors and are followed by relatively few securities analysts. The securities of small cap companies generally trade in lower volumes and are subject to greater and more unpredictable price changes than larger cap securities or the market as a whole. In addition, it may be difficult or impossible to liquidate a security position at a time and price acceptable to a Fund because of the potentially less frequent trading of stocks of smaller market capitalization. Small cap securities may be particularly sensitive to changes in interest rates, borrowing costs and earnings. Investing in small cap securities requires a longer term view.
Options Risk (Alger Dynamic Opportunities Fund)
The Fund may purchase put and call options and sell (write) covered put and call options, on securities and securities indexes, to increase gain, to hedge against the risk of unfavorable price movements in the underlying securities or to provide diversification of risk. For example, a Fund may purchase a put option on a portfolio security to seek to protect against a decline in the market value of the security, or, if the Fund contemplates purchasing a security in the future, purchase a call option on the security in anticipation of an increase in the security’s market value. When a Fund writes an option, if the market value of the underlying security does not move to a level that would make exercise of the option profitable to its holder, the option generally will expire unexercised and the Fund will realize as a profit the premium it received.
A call option on a security gives the purchaser of the option the right, in return for a premium paid, to buy from the writer (seller) of the call option the security underlying the option at a specified exercise price during the term of the option. The writer is obligated upon exercise of the option to deliver the underlying security upon payment of the exercise price. A put option on a security gives the holder of the option, in return for the premium paid, the right to sell the underlying security to the writer (seller) at a specified price during the term of the option. The writer, who receives the premium, is obligated upon exercise of the option to buy the underlying security at the exercise price. An option on a stock index gives the holder the right to receive a cash settlement during the term of the option based on the amount, if any, by which the exercise price exceeds (if the option is a put) or is exceeded by (if the option is a call) the current value of the index, which is itself a function of the market values of the securities included in the index. The writer of the option is obligated, in return for the premium received, to make delivery of this amount.
When purchasing options, a Fund bears the risk that if the market value of the underlying security does not move to a level that would make exercise of the option profitable, the option will expire unexercised. When a call option written by a Fund is exercised, the Fund will be required to sell the underlying security to the option holder and will not participate in any increase in the security’s value above that price. When a put option written by the fund is exercised, the Fund will be required to purchase the underlying security at a price in excess of its market value. Use of options on securities indexes entails the risk that trading in the options may be interrupted if trading in certain securities included in the index is interrupted. Price movements in a Fund’s portfolio securities may not correlate precisely with movements in the level of an index and, therefore, the use of options on indexes cannot serve as a complete hedge and would depend in part on the ability of the Manager to predict correctly movements in the direction of a particular market or of the stock market generally. Because options on indexes require settlement in cash, the Fund may be forced to liquidate portfolio securities to meet settlement obligations.

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Sector Risk
Each Fund may have a significant portion of its assets invested in securities of companies conducting business within a single sector, as defined by third party sources. Companies in the same sector may be similarly affected by economic, regulatory, political or market events or conditions, which may make a Fund more vulnerable to unfavorable developments in that sector than a fund that has a more diversified portfolio. Generally, the more broadly a Fund invests, the more it spreads risk and potentially reduces the risks of loss and volatility.
Consumer Discretionary Sector Risk – The success of consumer product manufacturers and retailers is tied closely to the performance of domestic and international economies, interest rates, exchange rates, competition, consumer confidence, changes in demographics and consumer preferences. Companies in the consumer discretionary sector depend heavily on disposable household income and consumer spending, and may be strongly affected by social trends and marketing campaigns. These companies may be subject to severe competition, which may have an adverse impact on their profitability.
Financials Sector Risk – A Fund may have a significant portion of its assets invested in securities of financial services companies, which means the Fund may be more affected by the performance of the financials sector than a fund that is more diversified. Financial services companies are subject to extensive governmental regulation which may limit both the amounts and types of loans and other financial commitments they can make, the interest rates and fees they can charge, the scope of their activities, the prices they can charge and the amount of capital they must maintain. Certain events in the financials sector may cause an unusually high degree of volatility in the financial markets, both domestic and foreign, and cause certain financial services companies to incur large losses.
Health Care Sector Risk – A Fund may be more susceptible to particular risks that may affect companies in the health care sector than if it were invested in a wider variety of companies in unrelated sectors. At times, the performance of such companies will lag the performance of other industries or the broader market as a whole, and the performance of such companies may be more volatile. The healthcare field is subject to substantial governmental regulation and may, therefore, be adversely affected by changes in governmental policies. These factors may lead to limited earnings and/or failing profit margins. As a result, the value of healthcare companies’ securities may fall or fail to rise. In addition, companies in the health care sector can be significantly affected by intense competition, aggressive pricing, technological innovations, product obsolescence, patent considerations, product compatibility and consumer preferences.
Industrials Sector Risk – A Fund may have a significant portion of its assets invested in securities of companies in the industrials sector. Industrial companies are affected by supply and demand both for their specific product or service and for industrials sector products in general. Government regulation, world events, exchange rates and economic conditions, technological developments and liabilities for environmental damage and general civil liabilities will likewise affect the performance of these companies. Aerospace and defense companies, a component of the industrials sector, can be significantly affected by government spending policies because companies involved in this industry rely, to a significant extent, on U.S. and foreign government demand for their products and services.
Information Technology Sector Risk – A Fund may be more susceptible to particular risks that may affect companies in the information technology sector and technology-related sectors than if it were invested in a wider variety of companies in unrelated sectors. At times, the performance of such companies will lag the performance of other industries or the broader market as a whole. Certain technology related companies may face special risks that their products or services may not prove to be commercially successful. Technology related companies are also strongly affected by worldwide scientific or technological developments. As a result, their products may rapidly become obsolete. Such companies are also often subject to governmental regulation and may, therefore, be adversely affected by governmental policies. These factors may lead to limited earnings and/or failing profit margins. As a result, the value of technology related companies’ securities may fall or fail to rise. Many technology related companies’ securities have historically been more volatile than other securities, especially over the short term.
Small Number of Holdings Risk (Alger Emerging Markets Fund)
A Fund’s performance may be more vulnerable to changes in the market value of a single issuer and more susceptible to risks associated with a single economic, political, or regulatory occurrence than a fund that has a higher number of holdings. At times, the performance of shares of particular companies will lag the performance of other sectors or the market as a whole. This risk is magnified when a fund has a small number of holdings. Generally, the more broadly a fund invests, the more it spreads its risks and potentially reduces the risk of loss and volatility.
Leverage Risk (Alger Spectra Fund, Alger Dynamic Opportunities Fund)
Each Fund can leverage, that is, borrow money to buy additional securities. By borrowing money, the Funds have the potential to increase their returns if the increase in the value of the securities purchased exceeds the cost of borrowing, including interest paid on the money borrowed. There is a risk that the cost of borrowing money to leverage may exceed the returns for the securities

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purchased or that the securities purchased may actually go down in value; thus the Fund’s net asset value could decrease more quickly than if it had not borrowed.
Environmental, Social and/or Governance Sustainability-Related Securities Risk (Alger Responsible Investing Fund)
The Manager incorporates ESG criteria into its investment process for a Fund, which may be viewed as providing opportunities for long-term rather than short-term returns, and may result in the selection or exclusion of securities of certain issuers for reasons other than financial performance. As a result, a Fund may forego opportunities to buy certain securities when it might be otherwise advantageous to do so, or sell certain securities when it might be otherwise disadvantageous to do so. ESG investing also carries the risk that a Fund’s investment returns may underperform funds that do not utilize an ESG investment strategy. The application of this strategy may affect a Fund’s investment exposure to certain companies, sectors, regions, countries or types of investments, which could negatively impact a Fund’s performance depending on whether such investments are in or out of favor. Applying ESG criteria to investment decisions is qualitative and subjective by nature, and there is no guarantee that the criteria utilized by the Manager or any judgment exercised by the Manager will reflect the beliefs or values of any particular investor. In evaluating a company, the Manager is dependent upon information and data obtained through voluntary or third-party reporting that may be incomplete, inaccurate or unavailable, which could cause the Manager to incorrectly assess a company’s ESG practices. ESG standards differ by region and industry, and a company’s ESG practices or the Manager’s assessment of a company’s ESG practices may change over time.
Foreign Securities Risk (Alger Spectra Fund, Alger Dynamic Opportunities Fund, and Alger Emerging Markets Fund)
Investing in foreign securities involves risks related to the political, social and economic conditions of foreign countries, particularly emerging market countries. These risks may include political instability, exchange control regulations, expropriation, lack of comprehensive information, national policies restricting foreign investment, currency fluctuations, lack of liquidity, potential for market manipulation, less developed or less efficient trading markets, limited access to reliable capital, lack of comprehensive company information, political instability, differing auditing, regulatory and legal standards and lack of accounting and financial reporting standards, inflation and rapid fluctuations in inflation, withholding or other taxes, and operational risks. There may be less stringent government supervision and oversight of foreign markets than in the United States. There may be less corporate financial information publicly available, less stringent investor protection and disclosure standards, and differing auditing and legal standards.
Investment in foreign currencies is subject to the risk that those currencies will decline in value relative to the U.S. dollar, or, in the case of hedged positions, that the U.S. dollar will decline relative to the currency being hedged. Currency rates in foreign countries may fluctuate significantly over short periods of time. A decline in the value of foreign currencies relative to the U.S. dollar will reduce the value of securities held by a Fund and denominated in those currencies. Foreign currencies also are subject to risks caused by inflation, interest rates, budget deficits and low savings rates, political factors and government controls.
Emerging Market Securities Risk (Alger Emerging Markets Fund)
The risks of foreign investments are usually much greater for emerging markets. Investments in emerging markets may be considered speculative. Emerging markets may include those in countries considered emerging or developing by the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation or the United Nations. Emerging markets are riskier than more developed markets because they tend to develop unevenly and may never fully develop. They are more likely to experience hyperinflation and currency devaluations, which adversely affect returns to U.S. investors. In addition, many emerging markets have far lower trading volumes and less liquidity than developed markets. Since these markets are often small, they may be more likely to suffer sharp and frequent price changes or long-term price depression because of adverse publicity, investor perceptions or the actions of a few large investors. In addition, traditional measures of investment value used in the United States, such as price to earnings ratios, may not apply to certain small markets. Also, there may be less publicly available information about issuers in emerging markets than would be available about issuers in more developed capital markets, and such issuers may not be subject to accounting, auditing and financial reporting standards and requirements comparable to those to which U.S. companies are subject.
Many emerging markets have histories of political instability and abrupt changes in policies. As a result, their governments are more likely to take actions that are hostile or detrimental to private enterprise or foreign investment than those of more developed countries, including expropriation of assets, confiscatory taxation, high rates of inflation or unfavorable diplomatic developments. In the past, governments of such nations have expropriated substantial amounts of private property, and most claims of the property owners have never been fully settled. There is no assurance that such expropriations will not reoccur. In such an event, it is possible that a Fund could lose the entire value of its investments in the affected market. Some countries have pervasive corruption and crime that may hinder investments. Certain emerging markets may also face other significant internal or external risks, including the risk of war, and ethnic, religious and racial conflicts. In addition, governments in many emerging market countries participate to a significant degree in their economies and securities markets, which may impair investment and economic growth. National policies that may limit a Fund’s investment opportunities include restrictions on investment in issuers or industries deemed sensitive to national interests.

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Emerging markets may also have differing legal systems and the existence or possible imposition of exchange controls, custodial restrictions or other foreign or U.S. governmental laws or restrictions applicable to such investments. Sometimes, they may lack or be in the relatively early development of legal structures governing private and foreign investments and private property. Many emerging markets do not have income tax treaties with the United States, and as a result, investments by a Fund may be subject to higher withholding taxes in such countries. In addition, some countries with emerging markets may impose differential capital gains taxes on foreign investors.
Practices in relation to settlement of securities transactions in emerging markets involve higher risks than those in developed markets, in part because a Fund will need to use brokers and counterparties that are less well capitalized, and custody and registration of assets in some countries may be unreliable. The possibility of fraud, negligence, undue influence being exerted by the issuer or refusal to recognize that ownership exists in some emerging markets, and, along with other factors, could result in ownership registration being completely lost. A Fund would absorb any loss resulting from such registration problems and may have no successful claim for compensation. In addition, communications between the United States and emerging market countries may be unreliable, increasing the risk of delayed settlements or losses of security certificates.
Frontier Markets Risk (Alger Emerging Markets Fund)
Frontier markets are those emerging markets considered to be among the smallest, least mature and the securities of the issuers of which are the least liquid. Investments in frontier markets generally are subject to a greater risk of loss than investments in developed markets or traditional emerging markets. This is due to, among other things, smaller economies, less developed capital markets, greater market volatility, lower trading volume, political and economic instability, greater risk of a market shutdown and more governmental limitations on foreign investments than typically found in more developed markets. Frontier markets often have less uniformity in accounting, auditing and financial reporting requirements, unreliable securities valuations and greater risk associated with custody of securities. Frontier markets are even more prone to economic shocks associated with political and economic risks than are emerging markets generally. Many frontier market countries may be dependent on commodities, foreign trade or foreign aid. As a result, those risks traditionally associated with investments in emerging markets may be more pronounced with respect to investments in frontier market economies.
Short Sales Risk (Alger Spectra Fund and Alger Dynamic Opportunities Fund)
Because making short sales in securities that it does not own exposes a Fund to the risks associated with those securities, such short sales involve speculative exposure risk. The market price of a security may increase after a Fund borrows the security in order to sell it short, so that a Fund suffers a loss when it replaces the borrowed security at the higher price. A Fund will realize a gain if the security declines in price between those dates. As a result, if a Fund makes short sales in securities that increase in value, it will likely underperform similar funds that do not make short sales in securities they do not own. There can be no assurance that a Fund will be able to close out a short sale position at any particular time or at an acceptable price. Although a Fund’s gain is limited to the amount at which it sold a security short, its potential loss is limited only by the maximum attainable price of the security, less the price at which the security was sold and may, theoretically, be unlimited. A Fund may also pay transaction costs and borrowing fees in connection with short sales.
Convertible Securities Risk (Alger Dynamic Opportunities Fund)
Issuers of convertible securities may not be as strong financially as other companies, and may be more vulnerable to changes in the economy.
Portfolio Turnover (Active Trading) Risk (Alger Spectra Fund, Alger Dynamic Opportunities Fund, Alger Emerging Markets Fund)
If a Fund engages in active trading of portfolio securities, it may incur increased transaction costs and brokerage commissions, both of which can lower the actual return on an investment. Active trading may also increase short-term gains and losses, which may affect the taxes a shareholder has to pay.
Cash Position Risk
A Fund may hold up to 15% (no limit for Alger Dynamic Opportunities Fund) of its net assets in cash (or cash equivalents) at any time or for an extended time and may hold a significant portion of its assets in cash (or cash equivalents) when taking a temporary defensive position, as described under “Temporary Defensive Investments.” The Manager will determine the amount of a Fund’s assets to be held in cash (or cash equivalents) at its sole discretion, based on such factors as it may consider appropriate under the circumstances. To the extent a Fund holds assets in cash and is otherwise uninvested, the ability of a Fund to meet its objective may be limited. If a Fund holds a large cash position, a Fund may under-perform relative to equity securities.

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Temporary Defensive Investments
In times of adverse or unstable market, economic or political conditions, each Fund may invest up to 100% of its assets in cash, high-grade bonds, or cash equivalents (such as commercial paper or money market instruments) for temporary defensive reasons. This is to attempt to protect the Fund’s assets from a temporary, unacceptable risk of loss, rather than directly to promote the Fund’s investment objective. A Fund may also hold these types of securities in an amount up to 15% of net assets, pending the investment of proceeds from the sale of Fund shares or portfolio securities or to meet anticipated redemptions of Fund shares. A Fund may not achieve its investment objective while in a temporary defensive position.

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Management and Organization
Manager
Fred Alger Management, LLC
100 Pearl Street, 27th Floor
New York, NY 10004
The Manager has been an investment adviser since 1964, and manages investments totaling (at December 31, 2022) approximately $21.7 billion. The Manager is responsible for providing a continuous investment program for the Funds, making decisions with respect to all purchases and sales of assets, and placing orders for the investment and reinvestment of Fund assets. The Manager also arranges for transfer agency, custody and all other services necessary for each Fund to operate. These advisory responsibilities are subject to the supervision of the Board. A discussion of the Trustees’ basis for approving the advisory contract with respect to each Fund is available in the Funds’ annual report to shareholders for its most recent October 31 fiscal year end. The Funds pay the Manager advisory fees at the below annual rates based on a percentage of average daily net assets. The actual rate paid as a percentage of average daily net assets, for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2022, is set forth below under the heading “Actual Rate.”
Fund
Annual Fee as a Percentage of Average Daily Net Assets
Actual Rate
Alger Spectra Fund
.90% for assets up to $2 billion;
.75% for assets between $2 billion and $4 billion;
.65% for assets between $4 billion and $6 billion;
.55% for assets between $6 billion and $8 billion;
.45% for assets in excess of $8 billion
.76%
Alger Responsible Investing Fund
.71% for assets up to $1 billion;
.65% for assets in excess of $1 billion
.71%
Alger Dynamic Opportunities Fund
1.20% for assets up to $1 billion;
1.00% for assets in excess of $1 billion
1.20%
Alger Emerging Markets Fund
.75%
.75%
The Manager has made contractual commitments to certain Funds to waive and/or reimburse the Funds for expenses to the extent necessary to maintain those Funds’ other expenses and any other applicable share class-specific expenses at or below certain levels. With respect to Alger Emerging Markets Fund, the limitations do not apply to acquired fund fees and expenses, dividend expense on short sales, net borrowing costs, interest, taxes, brokerage and extraordinary expenses, to the extent applicable. With respect to Alger Dynamic Opportunities Fund, the limitations do not apply to custody fees, acquired fund fees and expenses, interest, taxes, brokerage and extraordinary expenses, to the extent applicable. Each agreement runs through February 28, 2025 and may only be amended or terminated prior to its expiration date by agreement between the Manager and the Board, and will terminate automatically in the event of termination of the Investment Advisory Agreement. Such waiver/reimbursement arrangements are as follows: Alger Dynamic Opportunities Fund Class A Shares – 0.80%; Alger Dynamic Opportunities Fund Class C Shares – 1.55%; Alger Emerging Markets Fund Class A Shares – 0.80%; Alger Emerging Markets Fund Class C Shares – 1.55%. The Manager may recoup any fees waived or expenses reimbursed pursuant to the contract; however, a Fund will only make repayments to the Manager if such repayment does not cause a Fund’s expense ratio after the repayment is taken into account, to exceed both (i) the expense cap in place at the time such amounts were waived or reimbursed, and (ii) a Fund’s current expense cap. Such recoupment is limited to two years from the date the amount is initially waived or reimbursed.
Sub-Adviser
Weatherbie Capital, LLC
265 Franklin Street, Suite 1603
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
The Manager has engaged Weatherbie, an affiliate of the Manager, to serve as Alger Dynamic Opportunities Fund’s sub-adviser under a sub-investment advisory agreement between the Manager and the Sub-Adviser. Weatherbie is a registered investment adviser formed in 1995. As of December 31, 2022, Weatherbie had approximately $2.9 billion in assets under management. The Manager pays a sub-advisory fee to the Sub-Adviser out of its own resources at no additional charge to the Fund. Alger Management and Weatherbie are both wholly-owned subsidiaries of Alger Group Holdings, LLC.

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Portfolio Managers Jointly and Primarily Responsible for Day-to-Day Management of the Funds
Fund
Portfolio Manager(s)
Since
Alger Spectra Fund
Dan C. Chung, CFA
Patrick Kelly, CFA
Ankur Crawford, Ph.D.
February 2021
September 2004
June 2015 to
February 2021; and
March 2021 to
Present
Alger Responsible Investing Fund
Gregory S. Adams, CFA
December 2016
Alger Dynamic Opportunities Fund
Dan C. Chung, CFA
Gregory S. Adams, CFA
H. George Dai, Ph.D.
Joshua D. Bennett, CFA
Daniel J. Brazeau, CFA
Inception (11/2/09)
Inception (11/2/09)
March 2017
March 2017
March 2017
Alger Emerging Markets Fund
Gregory Jones
Pragna Shere
September 2019
September 2019
Mr. Adams has been employed by the Manager since 2006. He became a Senior Vice President and the Director of Quantitative & Risk Management in 2006, and a portfolio manager in 2012. From 2006 through 2012, Mr. Adams was a Senior Analyst.
Mr. Bennett is the Chief Operating Officer of Weatherbie and a Senior Portfolio Manager. He joined Weatherbie in 2007.
Mr. Brazeau is a Senior Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of Weatherbie. He joined Weatherbie in 2004.
Mr. Chung has been employed by the Manager since 1994. He became a portfolio manager in 2000, Chief Investment Officer in 2001, President in 2003, and Chief Executive Officer in 2006.
Dr. Crawford has been employed by the Manager since 2004. She became a portfolio manager and a Senior Vice President in 2010 and an Executive Vice President in 2019. She served as a Vice President and an Analyst from 2007 to 2010, and a Senior Analyst from 2010 to 2016.
Dr. Dai is the Chief Investment Officer of Weatherbie and a Senior Portfolio Manager. He joined Weatherbie in 2001.
Mr. Jones has been employed by the Manager since March 2018 as a portfolio manager and a Senior Vice President. Previously, Mr. Jones was a portfolio manager and analyst at Redwood Investments from 2016 to 2018, and prior to that, was Director of Global Equities, Co-Chief Investment Officer and portfolio manager/analyst at Ashfield Capital Partners.
Mr. Kelly has been employed by the Manager since 1999. He became a portfolio manager in 2004, an Executive Vice President in 2008, and the Head of Alger Capital Appreciation and Spectra Strategies in 2015.
Ms. Shere has been employed by the Manager since March 2018 as a portfolio manager and a Senior Vice President. Previously, Ms. Shere was a portfolio manager and analyst at Redwood Investments from 2016 to 2018, and prior to that, was portfolio manager/analyst at Ashfield Capital Partners.
The SAI provides additional information about the portfolio managers’ compensation, other accounts that they manage, and their ownership of securities of the Fund(s) that they manage.
Administrator
Pursuant to a separate Fund Administration Agreement, the Manager also provides administrative services to each Fund, including, but not limited to: providing office space, telephone, office equipment and supplies; paying compensation of the Fund’s officers for services rendered as such; authorizing expenditures and approving bills for payment on behalf of the Fund; preparation of the periodic updating of the Fund’s Registration Statement, including Prospectus and SAI, for the purpose of filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and monitoring and maintaining the effectiveness of such filings, as appropriate; supervising preparation of periodic shareholder reports, notices and other shareholder communications; supervising the daily pricing of the Fund’s investment portfolios and the publication of the net asset value of the Fund’s shares, earnings reports and other financial data; monitoring relationships with organizations providing services to each Fund, including the Fund’s custodian, transfer agent, blue sky agent and printers; providing trading desk facilities for the Fund; supervising compliance by the Fund with recordkeeping and periodic reporting requirements under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “1940 Act”); preparation of materials for meetings of the Fund’s Board of Trustees and preparation of minutes of such meetings; oversight of service providers who file claims for class action lawsuits with respect to securities in the Fund; arranging for the Fund the required

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fidelity bond and other insurance, if applicable; and providing executive, clerical and secretarial help needed to carry out these responsibilities. Each Fund pays the Manager an administrative fee at the annual rate of 0.0275% of the Fund’s average daily net assets.
Pursuant to a separate Shareholder Administrative Services Agreement, the Manager also supervises the Funds’ transfer agent, UMB Fund Services, Inc. (the “Transfer Agent”), and provides certain shareholder administrative services to the Funds. Each Fund pays the Manager a shareholder administrative services fee at the annual rate of 0.0165% of net assets with respect to Class A and C Shares.
For more information, please see the Shareholder Information section beginning on page 33.

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Shareholder Information
Distributor
Fred Alger & Company, LLC
100 Pearl Street, 27th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Although Fred Alger & Company, LLC (the “Distributor”) is the broker-of-record on certain direct shareholder accounts, the Distributor does not interact directly with such shareholders and therefore, does not believe it makes recommendations to such shareholders regarding the holdings in their accounts.
Transfer Agent
Alger Family of Funds
c/o UMB Fund Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 2175
Milwaukee, WI 53201-2175
Net Asset Value
The value of one share is its net asset value, or “NAV.” Each Fund values its financial instruments at fair value using independent dealers or pricing services under policies approved by the Board. Investments held by a Fund are valued on each day the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) is open, as of the close of the NYSE (normally 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time).
NAV of a class of shares is computed by adding together the value allocable to the class of a Fund’s investments plus cash and other assets, subtracting applicable liabilities and then dividing the result by the number of outstanding shares of the class.
The Board has designated, pursuant to Rule 2a-5 under the 1940 Act, the Manager as its valuation designee (the “Valuation Designee”) to make fair value determinations subject to the Board’s review and oversight. The Valuation Designee has established a Valuation Committee (“Valuation Committee”) comprised of representatives of the Manager and officers of the Trust to assist in performing the duties and responsibilities of the Valuation Designee. The Valuation Designee has established valuation processes, including but not limited to: making fair value determinations when market quotations for a financial instrument are not readily available in accordance with valuation policies and procedures adopted by the Board; assessing and managing material risks associated with fair valuation determinations; selecting, applying and testing fair valuation methodologies; and overseeing and evaluating pricing services used by a Fund. The Valuation Designee reports its fair valuation determinations and related valuation information to the Board. The Valuation Committee meets on an as-needed basis and generally meets quarterly to review and evaluate the effectiveness of the valuation policies and procedures in accordance with the requirements of Rule 2a-5.
Investments in money market funds and short-term securities held by a Fund having a remaining maturity of sixty days or less are valued at amortized cost, which approximates market value.
Equity securities, including traded rights, warrants and option contracts for which valuation information is readily available, are valued at the last quoted sales price or official closing price on the primary market or exchange on which they are traded as reported by an independent pricing service. In the absence of quoted sales, such securities are valued at the bid price or, in the absence of a recent bid price, the equivalent as obtained from one or more of the major market makers for the securities to be valued.
Foreign securities are usually valued on the basis of the most recent closing price of the foreign markets on which such securities principally trade. Securities in which a Fund may invest may be traded in foreign markets that close before the close of the NYSE. Developments that occur between the close of the foreign markets and the close of the NYSE may result in adjustments to the closing foreign prices to reflect what the Valuation Designee, with assistance from the Valuation Committee, believes to be the fair value of these securities as of the close of the NYSE. The Valuation Designee may also fair value securities in other situations, for example, when a particular foreign market is closed but a Fund is open.
Securities for which market quotations are not readily available are valued at fair value, as determined in good faith pursuant to policies and procedures approved by the Board.
The Valuation Designee’s valuation techniques are generally consistent with either the market or the income approach to fair value. The market approach considers prices and other relevant information generated by market transactions involving identical or comparable assets to measure fair value. The income approach converts future amounts to a current, or discounted, single amount. These fair value measurements are determined on the basis of the value indicated by current market expectations about such future events. Because of the inherent uncertainty and often limited markets for restricted securities, the valuations assigned

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to such securities by the Valuation Designee may significantly differ from the valuations that would have been assigned by the Valuation Designee had there been an active market for such securities.
Purchasing and Redeeming Fund Shares
Shares of a Fund can be purchased or redeemed on any day the NYSE is open. Orders will be processed at the NAV next calculated after the purchase or redemption request is received in good order by the Transfer Agent or other agent appointed by the Distributor. Ordinarily, the Fund will issue a redemption check within seven days after the Transfer Agent receives a redemption request in good order. “In good order” means that all necessary information and documentation related to the redemption request have been provided to the Transfer Agent or authorized intermediary, if applicable. If your request is not in good order, the Transfer Agent may require additional documentation in order to redeem your shares. However, when you buy shares with a check, via Automatic Investment Plan, or online, the Fund will not issue payment for redemption requests against those funds until the purchase proceeds are available, which may take up to 15 days. Payment may be postponed in cases where the SEC declares an emergency or normal trading is halted. The Transfer Agent or the Fund may reject any purchase order. Share certificates are not issued for shares of the Fund.
Under normal circumstances, each Fund expects to meet redemption requests by using cash or cash equivalents in its portfolio and/or by selling portfolio assets to generate cash. As discussed in each Fund’s SAI, a Fund also may pay redemption proceeds using cash obtained through borrowing arrangements that may be available from time to time.
Each Fund may pay all or a portion of your redemption proceeds in securities rather than cash (i.e., “redeem in kind”) if, for example, the redemption request is during stressed market conditions or the Fund believes that a cash redemption may have a substantial impact on the Fund and its remaining shareholders. Securities will generally be selected on a pro rata basis pursuant to the Fund’s procedures. A shareholder who receives a redemption in kind bears the market risk of the securities until they are converted into cash, in transactions conducted at the shareholder’s expense.
Legislation passed by Congress in 2008 requires mutual funds to report both to the shareholder and to the Internal Revenue Service the “cost basis” of shares acquired on or after January 1, 2012 that are subsequently redeemed or exchanged. This reporting is not required for Fund shares held in retirement or other tax-advantaged accounts or for certain other types of entities (such as C corporations).
If you are a direct shareholder, you may request your cost basis reported on Form 1099-B to be calculated using any one of the alternative methods offered by the Fund. Please contact the Fund to make, revoke, or change your election. If you do not affirmatively elect a cost basis method then the Fund will use the average cost basis method. If you hold Fund shares through a broker, please contact that broker with respect to the reporting of cost basis and available elections for your account.
Please note that you will continue to be responsible for calculating and reporting gains and losses on redemptions of shares purchased prior to January 1, 2012. You are encouraged to consult your tax advisor regarding the application of the cost basis reporting rules and, in particular, which cost basis calculation method is best for you.
Dividends and Distributions and Tax Consequences
All Funds declare and pay dividends and distributions annually, and expect these payments to shareholders will consist primarily of capital gains, which may be taxable to you at different rates depending upon how long the Fund held the securities that it sold to create the gains (rather than the length of time you have held shares of the Fund), and that they will also include net investment income, which is taxable as ordinary income. Certain dividend income received by a Fund and paid to you may be subject to a maximum tax rate of 20% (qualified dividends); other income paid to you, such as non-qualifying dividend income or interest earned on debt securities held by the Fund, will continue to be taxed at the higher ordinary income rates. Dividends and distributions may differ among classes of shares of a Fund. Unless your investment is in a tax-deferred account, you may want to avoid buying shares shortly before a Fund pays a dividend. If you buy shares when a Fund has declared, but not yet distributed ordinary income or capital gains, you will pay full price for the shares and then receive a portion of the price back in the form of a taxable dividend. In addition, it may be the case that a significant amount of the securities held by a Fund are held at values above their purchase price. In such cases, the sale of such securities in a Fund, which may be from a portfolio management decision or to meet Fund shareholder redemptions, will generate either long-term or short-term capital gains, which will be distributed and taxable to you as described above if your investment is not in a tax-deferred account. Therefore, a substantial tax liability may arise for a shareholder who invests in a Fund when such conditions exist. The amount of long-term and short-term capital gains are disclosed in a Fund’s most recent annual and semi-annual report. Before investing you may want to consult your tax advisor.
Unless you choose to receive cash payments by checking the box on your account application, any dividends and distributions will be reinvested automatically at the NAV on their payment dates. No additional sales charge will apply to automatically reinvested dividends and distributions. If you have chosen cash payments and a payment is returned to the Fund as undeliverable, that payment will be reinvested upon receipt by the Transfer Agent in Fund shares at the next NAV. All subsequent payments will be reinvested until you reinstate your cash election and provide a valid mailing address.

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Regardless of whether you choose to take distributions in cash or reinvest them in a Fund, they may be subject to federal and state taxes. An exchange of Fund shares for shares of another fund will be treated as a sale of the Fund shares, and any gain on the transaction may be subject to federal and state taxes. Because everyone’s tax situation is unique, see a tax advisor about federal, state and local tax consequences of investing in a Fund.
Classes of Fund Shares
Alger Dynamic Opportunities Fund offers three classes of shares (Class A, C and Z Shares). Each of Alger Responsible Investing Fund and Alger Emerging Markets Fund offers four classes of shares (Class A, C, I and Z Shares). Alger Spectra Fund offers five classes of shares (Class A, C, I, Y and Z Shares). Class I, Y and Z Shares are offered in a separate prospectus. Class A and C Shares are offered in this Prospectus.
The table below summarizes key features of each of the share classes of the Funds offered in this prospectus. The sections below the table cover additional details of each share class, including sales charges, waivers of sales charges, sales charge discounts, and waivers of investment minimums.
 
Class A
Class C
Availability
Generally available for purchase directly from the Fund
via:
- Mail: Alger Family of Funds,
c/o UMB Fund Services, Inc.,
P.O. Box 2175, Milwaukee, WI
53201-2175
- Online: www.alger.com
- Telephone: 1 (800) 992-3863
Generally available through financial intermediaries.
Generally available through financial intermediaries and
group retirement plan recordkeeping platforms
Minimum Investment
Initial Investments
Regular Account: $1,000
Retirement Accounts (including IRAs): $500
Automatic Investment: $500
Asset-based Fee Program Accounts: $250
Subsequent Investments
$50 for all accounts
Initial Investments
Regular Account: $1,000
Retirement Accounts (including IRAs): $500
Automatic Investment: $500
Asset-based Fee Program Accounts: $250
Subsequent Investments
$50 for all accounts
Maximum Investment
None
$999,999
Initial Sales Charge?
Yes. Payable at time of purchase. Lower sales charges
are available for larger investments.
No. Entire purchase price is invested in shares of the
Fund.
Deferred Sales Charge?
No. (May be charged for purchases of $1 million or
more that are redeemed within 12 months).
Yes. Payable if you redeem within one year of
purchase.
Distribution and/or Service
(12b-1) Fees?
0.25%
1.00%
Redemption Fees?
No.
No.
Conversion to Class A
Shares?
N/A
Yes, automatically on the fifth business day of the
month following the eighth anniversary of the purchase
date. It is a financial intermediary’s responsibility to
ensure that the shareholder is credited with the proper
holding period. Certain financial intermediaries who
hold Class C shares in an omnibus account for
shareholders of group retirement plans may not track
participant level aging of shares and therefore these
shares may not be eligible for an automatic conversion.
Shareholders who purchased Class C shares through
certain financial intermediaries or group retirement plan
recordkeeping platforms or whose shares are held in
an omnibus account may not be eligible to participate
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Investors with non-U.S. addresses and intermediary controlled accounts designated as foreign accounts (“Restricted Accounts”) are restricted from investing in the Funds. Existing Restricted Accounts may remain in the Funds, but are prohibited from making further investments. U.S. Armed Forces and Diplomatic post office addresses abroad are treated as U.S. addresses and can invest in the Funds. Addresses in U.S. territories, such as Guam and Puerto Rico, are also treated as U.S. addresses and can invest in the Funds.
Sales Charges
The availability of certain sales charge waivers and reductions will depend on whether you purchase your shares directly from a Fund or through a financial intermediary. Financial intermediaries may have different policies and procedures regarding the availability of front-end sales charge waivers or deferred sales charge waivers, which are discussed below. In all instances, it is your responsibility to notify the Fund or your financial intermediary at the time of purchase of any relationship or other facts qualifying you for sales charge waivers or reductions. For waivers and discounts not available through a particular financial intermediary, shareholders will have to purchase Fund shares directly from a Fund or through another financial intermediary to receive these waivers or reductions. Please see “Appendix A – Waivers and Discounts Available from Intermediaries” at the end of this Prospectus.
Class A Shares
When you buy Class A Shares you may pay the following sales charge:
Purchase Amount
Sales Charge
as a % of
Offering Price
Sales Charge
as a % of Net
Asset Value
Dealer
Allowance as a %
of Offering Price
Less than $25,000
5.25%
5.54%
5.00%
$25,000 - $49,999
4.50%
4.71%
4.25%
$50,000 - $99,999
4.00%
4.17%
3.75%
$100,000 - $249,999
3.50%
3.63%
3.25%
$250,000 - $499,999
2.50%
2.56%
2.25%
$500,000 - $749,999
2.00%
2.04%
1.75%
$750,000 - $999,999
1.50%
1.52%
1.25%
$1,000,000 and over
*
*
1.00%
*
Purchases of Class A Shares which, when combined with current holdings of Class A Shares of the Alger Family of Funds offered with a sales charge, equal or exceed $1,000,000 in the aggregate may be made at net asset value without any initial sales charge, but may be subject to a contingent deferred sales charge (“CDSC”) of 1.00% on redemptions made within 12 months of purchase. The CDSC is waived if the shareholder’s financial intermediary notified the Distributor before the shareholder purchased the Class A Shares that the financial intermediary would waive the 1.00% Dealer Allowance noted in the chart above.
In calculating a CDSC, the Fund assumes first, that the redemption is of shares, if any, that are not subject to any CDSC.
Distribution and/or Service (12b-1) Fees
Each Fund offering Class A Shares has adopted a plan pursuant to Rule 12b-1 under the 1940 Act that allows Class A Shares to pay a 0.25% fee out of its assets on an ongoing basis for distribution and shareholder services provided to Class A shareholders. The Distributor may pay some or all of this fee to a broker-dealer, investment adviser or other financial institution (“Financial Intermediary”) that also provides distribution, servicing and/or maintenance of shareholder accounts. These fees will increase the cost of your investment in Class A Shares and may cost you more than paying other types of sales charges.
Maximum Investment Amount
No maximum investment limit for Class A shares.
Minimum Investment Amount
For the minimum investment amount for Class A shares, see table below.
 
Initial
Investment
Subsequent
Investment
Regular account
$1,000
$50
Retirement Accounts (including IRAs)
500
50
Automatic Investment
500
50
Asset-based Fee Program Accounts
250
50

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Minimums may be waived in certain circumstances. See “Additional Information about Minimum Initial Investments” in the Prospectus.
Class C Shares
Class C Shares are only offered to investors through certain Financial Intermediaries and group retirement plan recordkeeping platforms. See “Investment Instructions – Special Instructions for Class C Shares.”
There is no sales charge when you buy Class C Shares. When you redeem Class C Shares, you may pay the following CDSC:
Years Shares Were Held
Contingent Deferred
Sales Charge
(CDSC)
Less than one
1%
One or more
0%
In calculating a CDSC, the Fund assumes, first, that the redemption is of shares, if any, that are not subject to any CDSC. The Fund’s Distributor collects and retains any applicable CDSC paid. Under certain circumstances, the CDSC may be waived. These circumstances are discussed below and in the SAI.
Class C Share Conversion Feature
On the fifth business day of the month following the eighth anniversary of the purchase date of a shareholder’s Class C Shares, such Class C Shares will automatically convert to Class A Shares without the imposition of any sales load, fee or other charge. At conversion, a proportionate amount of shares representing reinvested dividends and distributions will also be converted into Class A Shares.
Shareholders who purchase Class C Shares through certain Financial Intermediaries or group retirement plan recordkeeping platforms or whose shares are held in an omnibus account may not be eligible to participate in such Class C Share conversion or may have their Class C Shares converted on a different schedule. Certain financial intermediaries who hold Class C Shares in an omnibus account for shareholders of group retirement plans may not track participant level aging of shares and therefore those shares also may not be eligible for an automatic conversion. Contact your Financial Intermediary or plan recordkeeper for eligibility information. See Appendix A – Waivers and Discounts Available from Intermediaries in this prospectus for further details regarding Class C Share conversion schedules available from certain intermediaries.
Distribution and/or Service (12b-1) Fees
Each Fund offering Class C Shares has adopted a plan pursuant to Rule 12b-1 under the 1940 Act that allows Class C Shares to pay a 1.00% fee out of its assets on an ongoing basis for distribution and shareholder services provided to Class C shareholders. The Distributor may pay some or all of this fee to a Financial Intermediary that also provides servicing and/or maintenance of shareholder accounts. These fees will increase the cost of your investment in Class C Shares and may cost you more than paying other types of sales charges. At the time of the initial sale of Class C Shares, the Distributor generally pays a Financial Intermediary from its own resources an upfront commission of 1% of the amount invested. This amount represents a prepayment of the first year’s distribution and shareholder servicing fees. In the first year following the initial sale, a Fund pays the distribution and shareholder service fees to the Distributor as reimbursement for the Distributor’s upfront commission. If you redeem your Class C Shares on or before the first anniversary date of your purchase of your Class C Shares, you will pay a 1% CDSC. In the first year, the payment of a CDSC may result in the Distributor receiving amounts greater than the upfront commission paid to the Financial Intermediary. For Class C Shares held over a year, a Fund pays the distribution and shareholder service fees to the Distributor, who is responsible for paying Financial Intermediaries.
Maximum Investment Amount
The maximum investment limit for Class C Shares is $999,999.
Minimum Investment Amount

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For the minimum investment amount for Class C Shares, see table below.
 
Initial
Investment
Subsequent
Investment
Regular account
$1,000
$50
Retirement Accounts (including IRAs)
500
50
Automatic Investment
500
50
Asset-based Fee Program Accounts
250
50
Minimums may be waived in certain circumstances. See “Additional Information about Minimum Initial Investments” in the Prospectus.
Waivers of Sales Charges
Different financial intermediaries may impose different sales charges or offer different sales charge discounts. These variations are described at the end of this Prospectus in Appendix A – Waivers and Discounts Available from Intermediaries.
No initial sales charge is imposed on purchases of Class A Shares, and no CDSC is imposed on redemptions of Class A and C Shares by:
employees, officers and/or Trustees of the Distributor and its affiliates,
Individual Retirement Accounts (“IRAs”), Keogh Plans and employee benefit plans for those persons, and
spouses, children, siblings and parents of those employees and trusts of which those individuals are beneficiaries, as long as orders for the shares on behalf of those individuals and trusts were placed by those persons;
accounts managed by the Manager,
employees, participants and beneficiaries of those accounts,
IRAs, Keogh Plans and employee benefit plans for those employees, participants and beneficiaries, and
spouses and minor children of those employees, participants and beneficiaries as long as orders for the shares were placed by the employees, participants and beneficiaries;
employee benefit or retirement plans or charitable accounts, including, but not limited to, IRAs, Keogh Plans, 401(k) plans, profit-sharing pension plans, defined benefit plans, Taft-Hartley multiemployer pension plans, 457 plans, 403(b) plans, non-qualified deferred compensation plans, and other defined contribution plans subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, other than employee benefit or retirement plans or charitable accounts that purchase Class A Shares through brokerage relationships in which sales charges are customarily imposed;
an investment company registered under the 1940 Act, as amended, in connection with the combination of the investment company with the Fund by merger, acquisition of assets or by any other transaction;
registered investment advisers for their own accounts;
certain registered investment advisers, banks, trust companies and other financial institutions (including broker-dealers) that have an agreement in place with the Distributor (see Appendix A – Waivers and Discounts Available from Intermediaries of this Prospectus for a list of such entities), as long as the orders for the shares were placed on behalf of their clients;
certain financial intermediaries offering self-directed investment brokerage accounts that have an agreement in place with the Distributor (see Appendix A – Waivers and Discounts Available from Intermediaries of this Prospectus for a list of such entities);
a financial institution as shareholder of record on behalf of:
investment advisers or financial planners trading for their own accounts or the accounts of their clients, and who charge a separate fee for their services, and
clients of such investment advisers or financial planners trading for their own accounts if the accounts are linked to the master account of such investment adviser or financial planner on the books and records of the financial institution;
a financial institution as shareholder of record on behalf of retirement and deferred compensation plans and trusts used to fund those plans;

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registered representatives of broker-dealers that have an agreement in place with the Distributor, for their own accounts and their spouses, children, siblings and parents;
children or spouses of individuals who died in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 made directly through the Fund;
shareholders of Alger Global Focus Fund as of January 21, 2005 purchasing Class A Shares directly from the Fund for their existing accounts;
investors purchasing Class A Shares of the Alger Family of Funds when those purchases are made directly from the Fund (including shareholders of Class N Shares as of September 23, 2008); and
investors purchasing Class A Shares directly from the Fund which, when combined with current holdings of Class A Shares of the Alger Family of Funds offered with a sales charge, equal or exceeds $1,000,000 in the aggregate, when such Class A Shares are redeemed within 12 months of purchase.
Investors purchasing Class A Shares who may be entitled to one of the foregoing waivers should consult with their financial adviser as to their eligibility, and are required to claim and substantiate their eligibility for the waiver at the time of purchase. It is also the responsibility of shareholders redeeming shares otherwise subject to a CDSC but qualifying for a waiver of the charge to assert this status at the time of redemption. As the Distributor has no information regarding the nature of the underlying shareholders in an omnibus account (in which shares are held in the name of an intermediary on behalf of multiple beneficial owners, a common form of holding shares among retirement plans and financial intermediaries such as brokers, advisers and third-party administrators) it cannot aid in the substantiation of any such claims for waivers. Information regarding these procedures is available by contacting the Fund at (800) 992-3863.
Any CDSC which otherwise would be imposed on redemptions of shares of the Fund will be waived with respect to (a) redemptions of shares held at the time a shareholder becomes disabled or dies, including the shares of a shareholder who owns the shares with his or her spouse as joint tenants with right of survivorship, provided that the redemption is requested within one year after the death or initial determination of disability, (b) redemptions in connection with the following retirement plan distributions: (i) lump-sum or other distributions from a qualified corporate or Keogh retirement plan following retirement, termination of employment, death or disability (or in the case of a five percent owner of the employer maintaining the plan, following attainment of age 70-1/2); (ii) required distributions from an IRA following the attainment of age 70-1/2 or from a custodial account under Section 403(b)(7) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, following the later of retirement or attainment of age 70-1/2; and (iii) a tax-free return of an excess contribution to an IRA, (c) systematic withdrawal payments, and (d) redemptions by the Fund of Fund shares whose value has fallen below the minimum initial investment amount. For purposes of the waiver described in (a) above, a person will be deemed “disabled” if the person is unable to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment that can be expected to result in death or to be of long-continued and indefinite duration.
Class N shareholders of certain funds in the Alger Family of Funds whose shares were redesignated as Class A Shares on September 23, 2008 will not be subject to initial sales charges in connection with additional purchases of Class A Shares of the Alger Family of Funds. Due to operational limitations at certain financial intermediaries, a sales charge may be assessed unless you inform the financial intermediary at the time you make any additional purchase that you are eligible for this waiver. Notwithstanding the foregoing, shareholders investing through certain financial intermediaries may not be eligible to purchase shares without imposition of an initial sales charge through such financial intermediaries if the nature of their relationship with, and/or service received from, the financial intermediary changes. Please consult your financial representative for further details.
Reinvestment Privilege Under the Reinvestment Privilege, a shareholder who has redeemed Shares in a Fund account may reinvest all or part of the redemption proceeds in Shares of the same Fund in the same account without an initial sales charge and receive a credit for any CDSC paid on the redemption, provided the reinvestment is made within 30 days after the redemption. Reinvestment will be at the net asset value of the Fund next determined upon receipt of the proceeds and a letter requesting that this privilege be exercised, subject to confirmation of the shareholder’s status or holdings, as the case may be. You will also receive a pro rata credit for any CDSC imposed. This reinvestment privilege may be exercised only once by a shareholder. Reinvestment will not alter any capital gains tax payable on the redemption and a loss may not be allowed for tax purposes.
Sales Charge Discounts
In addition to waivers of sales charges for eligible investors, there are several ways in which any investor in Class A Shares may be eligible for a sales charge discount. Information on sales charge discounts is posted on each Fund’s website, www.alger.com.
When purchasing Class A Shares, when the dollar amount of your purchase reaches a specified level, known as a breakpoint, you are entitled to pay a discounted initial sales charge. For example, a purchase of up to $24,999 of Class A Shares of a Fund would be charged an initial charge of 5.25%, while a purchase of $25,000 would be charged an initial charge of 4.50%. There are several breakpoints, as shown in the above sales charge table for Class A Shares. The greater the investment, the greater the sales charge discount.

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Letter of Intent A sales charge discount is also available to Class A Share investors who indicate an intent to purchase shares in an amount aggregating $25,000 or more over a 13-month period. A Letter of Intent (“LOI”) allows the Class A Share investor to qualify for a breakpoint discount now without immediately investing the aggregate dollar amount at which the breakpoint discount is offered. The investor must refer to the LOI when placing purchase orders. For purposes of an LOI, the purchase amount includes purchases by “any person” (which includes an individual, his or her spouse or domestic partner and children under the age of 21, or a trustee or other fiduciary of a single trust, estate or single fiduciary account) of shares of all classes of the funds in the Alger Family of Funds offered with a sales charge over the following 13 months. At the investor’s request, the 13-month period may begin up to 90 days before the date the LOI is signed. The minimum initial investment under the LOI is 5% of the total LOI amount. Further details are in the SAI.
Rights of Accumulation An investor in Class A Shares may be eligible for a sales charge discount by reason of Rights of Accumulation (“ROA”). With ROA, Class A Shares of a Fund may be purchased by “any person” (as defined in the immediately preceding paragraph) at a discounted sales charge as determined by aggregating the dollar amount of the new purchase and the current value (at offering price) of all shares of all classes of the funds in the Alger Family of Funds offered with a sales charge then held by such person and applying the sales charge applicable to such aggregate, as noted in the Class A sales charge chart above. In order to obtain such discount, the purchaser must provide sufficient information at the time of purchase to permit verification that the purchase qualifies for the sales charge discount. The right of accumulation is subject to modification or discontinuance at any time with respect to all shares purchased thereafter.
Additional Information about Minimum Initial Investments
The Distributor, in its sole discretion, may waive minimum initial investment requirements. Minimum initial investment and related requirements may be modified at any time, without prior notice.
There is no minimum initial investment for the following categories of eligible investors:
Any current employee of the Manager, the Distributor, or their affiliates, and any of their immediate family members who share the same address.
Trustees of the Funds and Directors of Alger Associates, Inc., or its affiliates, and any of their immediate family members who share the same address.
Investment Instructions
Special Instructions for Class C Shares
Class C Shares are only offered to investors through certain financial intermediaries and group retirement plan recordkeeping platforms. Class C Shares may not be purchased directly from the Fund.
To Open a New Account:
New account applications must be received in good order. Any application received not in good order may be rejected. Please see the “Purchasing and Redeeming Fund Shares” section for more information.
By Mail: Visit the Fund’s website to download a prospectus and New Account Application at www.alger.com, or call (800) 992-3863 to receive an application and prospectus via U.S. mail. Make checks payable to “The Alger Funds.” The Funds do not accept cash or cash alternatives for Fund purchases. Purchases made through ACH (Automated clearing house) are subject to a maximum limit of $50,000. Mail your completed application and check to the Fund’s transfer agent:
Alger Family of Funds
c/o UMB Fund Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 2175
Milwaukee, WI 53201-2175
Overnight mail is to be sent to the Fund’s transfer agent at the following address:
Alger Family of Funds
c/o UMB Fund Services, Inc.
235 Galena Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212
By FED Wire: To open a new account and fund it using FED Wire, complete a new account application and mail it to the Fund’s transfer agent at the address provided above. Upon confirmation from UMB that your account has been setup, have your bank wire funds to UMB following the instructions below.

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UMB Bank, N.A.
1010 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64106
ABA: 101000695
DDA: 9872325141
Please contact UMB at (800) 992-3863 to advise of any purchases by wire.
Online: You can open a new account online. Go to www.alger.com and follow the online instructions. Please be sure to first read the Fund prospectus before investing.
By Financial Intermediary: Call or visit your broker-dealer, investment adviser, bank or other financial institution.
To Make Additional Investments in an Existing Account:
By Mail: Complete and return the Invest by Mail slip attached to your Alger Funds Statement or include your account number, along with investment instructions noting the Alger Fund and share class in which you wish to invest, and a check to the addresses provided above in the “To Open A New Account” section. Purchases made through ACH are subject to a maximum limit of $50,000.
By Telephone: You may purchase shares by telephone (minimum $500, maximum $50,000). Your purchase will be processed at the NAV next calculated after your request is received and the funds will be transferred from your previously designated bank account to your Fund account normally within one business day. Call (800) 992-3863 to initiate a purchase by telephone.
By FED Wire: Have your bank wire funds to UMB Fund Services, Inc. in accordance with the instructions noted above in the “To Open A New Account” section.
Online: You can purchase additional shares in an existing Fund account. Go to www.alger.com and follow the online instructions.
By Financial Intermediary: Call or visit your broker-dealer, investment adviser, bank or other financial institution.
Automatic Investment Plan
The Alger Family of Funds’ Automatic Investment Plan allows you to make automatic purchases on the day of the month that you select. The minimum automatic investment is $50 with a minimum initial investment of $500.
You can sign up for the Automatic Investment Plan when you first establish your account by selecting the option on the new account form or, to add this service to your existing account, complete and return the Additional Services Form available at www.alger.com or call (800) 992-3863 to receive the form by mail.
To Exchange Shares:
By Telephone or Online: To complete an exchange, go to www.alger.com, login to access your account, and follow the online instructions, or call (800) 992-3863 to exchange shares (unless you have refused the telephone exchange privilege on your New Account Application). You can exchange Class A, B or C Shares of a Fund for the same class of shares of another fund in the Alger Family of Funds, subject to certain restrictions. Shares of one class may not be exchanged for shares of another class, except that in limited circumstances certain accounts will be permitted an exchange from one class to another, provided that you meet applicable eligibility and investment minimum requirements. An exchange between different funds in the Alger Family of Funds may be a taxable event.
To Redeem Shares:
By Mail: Send a letter of instruction to Alger Family of Funds, c/o UMB Fund Services, Inc. that includes:
account number
Fund name and Share class
number of shares or dollar amount of redemption
where to send the proceeds
signature(s) of registered owner(s)
a Medallion signature guarantee is required
if your redemption is for more than $50,000; or

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if you want the check to be made payable to someone other than the registered owners we have on file; or
if you have changed your address on file within the past 30 days; or
if you want to add bank information to your existing account; or
if you want to change bank information on your existing account; or
to change registered account holders; or
to request a wire transfer of redemption proceeds to a bank account other than the bank account of record; or
to request redemption proceeds to be mailed to an address other than the address of record.
Medallion Signature Guarantee is a guarantee by a financial institution that your signature is authentic. The financial institution accepts liability for any forgery or fraud if the signature it guarantees proves to be counterfeit. It is an ideal means to protect investors and their assets. A notarization by a Notary Public is not an acceptable substitute.
By Telephone: Call (800) 992-3863 to sell shares (unless you refuse this service on your New Account Application). The Fund will send you a check for any amount. You cannot request a check if you have changed your address on file within the past 30 days. For amounts over $5,000, you can choose to receive a wire to a bank account you previously designated on the records of the Fund.
If you request that your redemption proceeds be wired to your bank account, there is generally a fee per wire sent to a bank account that you had previously designated on the Fund’s records, and generally a fee per wire sent to a bank account not previously designated on the Fund’s records. Fed wire requests to a bank account not previously designated on the Fund’s records must be made in writing, and require a Medallion signature guarantee.
Online: You can redeem shares from an existing Fund account. Go to www.alger.com and follow the online instructions.
By Financial Intermediary: Call or visit your broker-dealer, investment adviser, bank or other financial institution.
Automatic Withdrawal Plan
The Systematic Withdrawal Plan allows you to receive regular monthly, quarterly or annual payments. Your account value must be at least $10,000 at the time you begin participation in the Plan, and the payments must be for $50 or more.
The maximum monthly withdrawal is 1% of the account value in the Fund at the time you begin participation in the Plan.
Limitations on Excessive Trading
Each of the Funds except for the Alger Emerging Markets Fund invests predominantly in U.S.-traded, highly liquid securities for which current New York Stock Exchange closing prices are readily available on a daily basis. Each Fund will determine a fair value for portfolio securities for which current market closing prices are not readily available or otherwise require fair valuation in the circumstances discussed under “Net Asset Value.” As a result, the Manager believes that there is little incentive for investors to engage in frequent and/or short-term trading (often referred to as market-timing) to benefit from “stale” pricing. Nonetheless, the presence of small capitalization and medium capitalization securities and/or foreign securities in a Fund and other circumstances may invite frequent and/or short-term trading by Fund shareholders. Active trading may be attempted and may, if carried out on a large scale, impose burdens on a Fund’s portfolio managers, interfere with the efficient management of a Fund, increase a Fund's transaction costs, administrative costs or tax liability or otherwise be detrimental to the interests of a Fund and its other shareholders. The Funds therefore discourage market timing, and to the extent possible monitor for market timing patterns.
The Board has adopted policies and procedures that seek to discourage frequent and/or short-term trading of Fund shares. These policies and procedures allow, among other things, a Fund to reject purchase or exchange orders, on a temporary or permanent basis, or redeem all Fund shares from investors that the Manager believes, in its reasonable business judgment, are engaging in frequent and/or short-term trading in Fund shares or shares of other funds sponsored by the Manager that is detrimental to the Fund involved. If a Fund rejects your purchase or exchange order, you will not be able to execute that transaction, and neither the Fund nor the Manager will be responsible for any losses you may suffer as a result.
In an effort to detect significant market timing, the Manager, in accordance with policies and procedures approved by the Board, seeks to, among other things, monitor overall subscription, redemption and exchange activity, and isolate significant daily activity to determine if there appears to be market timing activity in an individual portfolio.
Under these policies and procedures, each Fund generally prohibits more than two purchases and sales or exchanges of its shares within a 90-day calendar period. The following transactions are excluded when making such a determination: (i) transactions

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associated with systematic investment and withdrawal plans; (ii) transactions through firm-sponsored, discretionary asset allocation or wrap programs; and (iii) transactions subject to the trading policy of an intermediary that is unable to implement the Fund’s policy. 
If, based on a Fund’s policies and procedures, the Manager determines that a shareholder is engaged in, or has engaged in, market timing or excessive trading, the Manager, on behalf of the Fund, may place a temporary or permanent block on all further purchases or exchanges of Fund shares.  Multiple accounts under common ownership or control may be considered one account for the purpose of determining a pattern of excessive trading, short-term market timing or other abusive trading practices.  A Fund will also utilize fair value pricing in an effort to reduce arbitrage opportunities available to short-term traders.
Due to the complexity involved in identifying excessive trading and market timing activity, there can be no guarantee that a Fund will be able to identify and restrict such activity in all cases.  Additionally, it is more difficult for a Fund to monitor the trading activity of beneficial owners of Fund shares who hold those shares through third-party 401(k) and other group retirement plans and other omnibus arrangements maintained by broker/dealers and other intermediaries.  Omnibus account arrangements permit multiple investors to aggregate their respective share ownership positions and purchase, redeem and exchange Fund shares in a single account.
As noted above, in certain circumstances a Fund may be subject to frequent trading restrictions of intermediaries that differ from the Fund’s policies and procedures. Such frequent trading restrictions of intermediaries may be more or less restrictive than a Fund’s policies and procedures. Since such intermediaries execute or administer transactions with many fund families, it may be impractical for them to enforce a particular fund’s frequent trading or exchange policy. The Funds do not monitor intermediaries’ frequent trading restrictions.  A Fund reserves the right to prohibit any purchase, sale or exchange of its shares that the Fund believes may be disruptive to the Fund or its long-term investors.
Disclosure of Portfolio Holdings
For a discussion of each Fund’s policies and procedures regarding the selective disclosure of its portfolio holdings, please see the SAI. Each Fund makes publicly available its month-end top 10 holdings with a 10 day lag and its month-end full portfolio with a 60 day lag on its website www.alger.com.
Other Information
In Kind Redemptions. A Fund may redeem some of your shares “in kind,” which means that some of the proceeds will be paid with securities the Fund owns instead of cash. The Fund has elected to be governed by Rule 18f-1 under the 1940 Act, pursuant to which the Fund is obligated to redeem shares solely in cash up to the lesser of $250,000 or 1% of the net assets of the Fund during any 90-day period for any one shareholder. If you receive securities, you should expect to incur brokerage or other charges in converting the securities to cash. If a Fund pays large redemptions in cash, these transactions may increase the Fund's transaction costs and detract from the Fund's performance. Large purchases pose similar risks.
Shares may be worth more or less when you redeem them than they were at the time you bought them. For tax purposes, this means that when you redeem them you may realize a short- or long-term capital gain or loss, depending upon how long you have held the shares.
If you are a participant in a retirement plan, such as a 401(k) plan, and you purchase shares in a Fund through an administrator or trustee (“Plan Administrator”) that maintains a master or “omnibus” account with one or more funds for trading on behalf of retirement plans and their participants, the Plan Administrator may apply purchase and exchange limitations which are different than the limitations discussed herein. These limitations may be more or less restrictive than the limitations imposed by the Funds. Consult with your Plan Administrator to determine what purchase and exchange limitations may be applicable to your transactions in the Funds through your retirement plan.
Each Fund and the Transfer Agent have reasonable procedures in place to determine that instructions submitted by telephone are genuine. They include requesting personal identification and recording calls. If the Fund and Transfer Agent follow these procedures, they are not liable for acting in good faith on telephone instructions.
Other Payments by the Funds. Certain Financial Intermediaries perform networking, sub-transfer agency, sub-accounting, recordkeeping and/or administrative services for their clients that would otherwise be performed by the transfer agent, UMB Fund Services, Inc. (the “Transfer Agent”). In addition to fees that the Funds may pay to a Financial Intermediary for distribution and/or shareholder servicing (12b-1), and fees the Funds pay to the Transfer Agent, the Distributor, on behalf of a Fund, may enter into agreements with Financial Intermediaries pursuant to which a Fund will pay a Financial Intermediary for such services. These payments are generally based on either (1) a percentage of the average daily net assets of Fund shareholders serviced by a Financial Intermediary or (2) a fixed dollar amount for each account serviced by a Financial Intermediary. The aggregate amount of these payments may be substantial.

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The Distributor may pay partnership and/or sponsorship fees to support seminars, conferences, and other programs designed to educate intermediaries about a Fund and may cover the expenses associated with attendance at such meetings, including travel costs. The Distributor also may pay fees related to obtaining data regarding Financial Intermediary or financial advisor activities to assist the Distributor with sales reporting, business intelligence, and training and education opportunities. These payments and activities are intended to provide an incentive to Financial Intermediaries to sell a Fund by educating them about a Fund and helping defray the costs associated with offering a Fund. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the Financial Intermediary to recommend a Fund over another investment. Ask your salesperson or visit your Financial Intermediary’s website for more information. The amount of any payments described by this paragraph is determined by the Manager or the Distributor, and all such amounts are paid out of their legitimate profits, and not paid by you or a Fund. As a result, the total expense ratio of a Fund will not be affected by any such payments.
Additional Compensation. From time to time the Distributor, at its expense from its legitimate profits, may compensate Financial Intermediaries who are instrumental in effecting investments by their clients or customers in a Fund, in an amount up to 1% of the value of those investments. The Distributor may also from time to time, at its expense from its own resources, make payments to Financial Intermediaries that provide shareholder servicing, or transaction processing, with such payments structured as a percentage of gross sales, a percentage of net assets, and/or as a fixed dollar amount (the latter as a per account fee or as reimbursement for transactions processing and transmission charges). The Distributor determines whether to make any additional cash payments and the amount of any such payments in response to requests from Financial Intermediaries, based on factors the Distributor deems relevant. Factors considered by the Distributor generally include the Financial Intermediary’s reputation, ability to attract and retain assets for the Fund, expertise in distributing a particular class of shares of the Fund, entry into target markets, and/or quality of service. In addition, the Distributor may make payments to dealer firms in the form of payments for marketing support, seminar support, training meetings, or comparable expenses in the discretion of the Distributor. Please contact your Financial Intermediary for details about revenue sharing payments it may receive. Any payments described above will not change the price paid by investors for the purchase of shares of a Fund or the amount of proceeds received by a Fund on the sale of shares.
Redemptions by the Funds. If your account, excluding asset-based fee program accounts and accounts held with certain intermediaries, falls below the minimum initial investment amount of the share class in which you are invested, a Fund may redeem all the Fund shares within your account after giving you 60 days’ prior written notice. You may avoid having your account redeemed during the notice period by investing additional amounts up to the minimum initial investment amount.
The Funds and their agents reserve the right at any time to reject or cancel all or any part of any purchase or exchange order and to redeem all Fund shares if it suspects the shareholder is engaged in, or has engaged in, abusive trading practices and/or violations of any applicable securities laws. When an exchange request in respect of Fund shares is rejected, such shares may be redeemed from the Fund on request of the shareholder. In addition, the Fund reserves the right to modify any terms or conditions of purchase of shares of the Fund or suspend, change or withdraw all or any part of the offering made by this prospectus. If the Fund rejects your purchase or exchange order, you may not be able to execute that transaction, and the Funds and their agents will not be responsible for any losses you may suffer as a result.
Lost Shareholders, Inactive Accounts and Unclaimed Property. It is important that each Fund maintain a correct address for each shareholder. An incorrect address may cause a shareholder’s account statements and other mailings to be returned to a Fund. Based upon statutory requirements for returned mail, the Fund will attempt to locate the shareholder or rightful owner of the account. If the Fund is unable to locate the shareholder, then it will determine whether the shareholder’s account would legally be considered abandoned. Your mutual fund account may be transferred to the state government of your state of residence if no shareholder initiated activity occurs within your account during the “inactivity period” specified in your state’s abandoned property laws. Each Fund is legally obligated to escheat (or transfer) abandoned property to the appropriate state’s unclaimed property administrator in accordance with statutory requirements. The shareholder’s last known address of record determines which state has jurisdiction. If you hold your account directly at the Transfer Agent, please proactively contact the Transfer Agent toll-free at (800) 992-3863 at least annually to ensure your account remains in active status. You may also update your contact information through your Alger access account online at www.alger.com.
If you are a resident of the state of Texas, you may designate a representative to receive notifications that, due to inactivity, your mutual fund account assets may be delivered to the Texas Comptroller. Please contact the Transfer Agent if you wish to complete a Texas Designation of Representative form.
Householding. To reduce expenses, only one copy of most financial reports and prospectuses may be mailed to households, even if more than one person in a household holds shares of a Fund. Call an Alger Funds Representative at (800) 992-3863 if you need additional copies of financial reports or prospectuses, or download them at www.alger.com. If you do not want the mailing of these documents to be combined with those for other members of your household, contact The Alger Funds in writing at Alger Family of Funds, c/o UMB Fund Services, Inc., P.O. Box 2175, Milwaukee, WI  53212-2175.

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Hypothetical Investment and Expense Information
Hypothetical investment and expense information, which is not required to be included in this Prospectus by the SEC, is presented in the chart below. This information is intended to reflect the annual and cumulative effect of a Fund’s expenses, including advisory fees and other Fund costs, on each Fund’s total return based on NAV over a 10-year period. The example assumes the following:
You invest $10,000 in the Fund and hold it for the entire 10-year period;
Your investment has a 5% return before expenses each year; and
The maximum initial sales charge is applied.
There is no assurance that the annual expense ratio will be the expense ratio for the Fund  classes for any of the years shown. To the extent that the Manager and any of its affiliates alter any fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements pursuant to a voluntary or contractual arrangement, your actual expenses may be higher or lower. This is only a hypothetical presentation made to illustrate what expenses and returns would be under the above scenarios. Your actual expenses and returns are likely to differ (higher or lower) from those shown below.
Alger Spectra Fund
Class A
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Expense Ratio
1.48%
1.48%
1.48%
1.48%
1.48%
1.48%
1.48%
1.48%
1.48%
1.48%
Cumulative Gross Return
5.00%
10.25%
15.76%
21.55%
27.63%
34.01%
40.71%
47.75%
55.13%
62.89%
Cumulative Net Return
-1.73%
1.73%
5.31%
9.02%
12.85%
16.83%
20.94%
25.20%
29.60%
34.17%
End Investment Balance
$9,809
$10,154
$10,511
$10,881
$11,264
$11,661
$12,071
$12,496
$12,936
$13,391
Annual Expense
$668
$148
$153
$158
$164
$170
$176
$182
$188
$195
Class C
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Expense Ratio
2.25%
2.25%
2.25%
2.25%
2.25%
2.25%
2.25%
2.25%
2.25%
2.25%
Cumulative Gross Return
5.00%
10.25%
15.76%
21.55%
27.63%
34.01%
40.71%
47.75%
55.13%
62.89%
Cumulative Net Return
2.75%
5.58%
8.48%
11.46%
14.53%
17.68%
20.91%
24.24%
27.65%
31.17%
End Investment Balance
$10,275
$10,558
$10,848
$11,146
$11,453
$11,768
$12,091
$12,424
$12,765
$13,117
Annual Expense
$228
$234
$241
$247
$254
$261
$268
$276
$283
$291
Alger Responsible Investing Fund
Class A
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Expense Ratio
1.36%
1.36%
1.36%
1.36%
1.36%
1.36%
1.36%
1.36%
1.36%
1.36%
Cumulative Gross Return
5.00%
10.25%
15.76%
21.55%
27.63%
34.01%
40.71%
47.75%
55.13%
62.89%
Cumulative Net Return
-1.61%
1.97%
5.68%
9.53%
13.52%
17.65%
21.93%
26.37%
30.97%
35.74%
End Investment Balance
$9,820
$10,177
$10,548
$10,932
$11,330
$11,742
$12,169
$12,612
$13,072
$13,547
Annual Expense
$656
$136
$141
$146
$151
$157
$163
$169
$175
$181
Class C
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Expense Ratio
2.09%
2.09%
2.09%
2.09%
2.09%
2.09%
2.09%
2.09%
2.09%
2.09%
Cumulative Gross Return
5.00%
10.25%
15.76%
21.55%
27.63%
34.01%
40.71%
47.75%
55.13%
62.89%
Cumulative Net Return
2.91%
5.90%
8.99%
12.16%
15.42%
18.78%
22.24%
25.79%
29.45%
33.22%
End Investment Balance
$10,291
$10,590
$10,899
$11,216
$11,542
$11,878
$12,224
$12,579
$12,945
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