Seeks income generation and long-term growth by:

  • Investing across a broad universe of global fixed income, global equities and non-traditional assets and strategies

  • Dynamically adjusting exposures by allocating across asset classes based on changing market conditions

  • Leveraging asset class experts at AB to provide superior security selection

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Investment Risks to Consider

These and other risks are described in the Portfolio's prospectus

Investment in the Portfolio entails certain risks. Investment returns and principal value of the Portfolio will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Some of the principal risks of investing in the Portfolio include:

  • Allocation risk: The risk that the allocation of investments between growth and value companies may have a more significant effect on the Portfolio’s Net Asset Value (NAV) when one of these strategies is not performing as well as the other. In addition, the transaction costs of rebalancing the investments may, over time, be significant.

  • Corporate debt obligations risk: The risk that a particular issuer may not fulfill its payment and other obligations. In addition, an issuer may experience adverse changes to its financial position or a decrease in its credit rating resulting in increased debt obligation price volatility and negative liquidity. There may also be a higher risk of default.

  • Credit risk: The risk that issuers or counterparties may not be able to meet interest payments or repay the capital borrowed. A default by the issuer may impact the value of the Portfolio

  • Derivatives risk: The Portfolio may include financial derivative instruments. These may be used to obtain, increase or reduce exposure to underlying assets and may create gearing; their use may result in greater fluctuations of the net asset value.

  • Dynamic asset allocation risk: The risk that investments among different global asset classes may have a significant effect on performance when one asset class does not perform as well as another and potentially, transactions costs may, over time, be significant. In addition, certain asset allocation decisions may not achieve the desired results causing the Portfolio to incur significant losses

  • Emerging-markets risk: Where the Portfolio invests in emerging markets, these assets are generally smaller and more sensitive to economic and political factors, and may be less easily traded, which could cause a loss to the Portfolio.

  • Equity securities risk: The value of equity investments may fluctuate in response to the activities and results of individual companies or because of market and economic conditions. These investments may decline over short- or long-term periods.

  • Fixed-income securities risk: The value of these investments will change in response to fluctuations in interest rates and currency exchange rates, as well as changes in the credit quality of the issuer. Also, medium, lower and unrated securities may be subject to wider fluctuations in yield and market values than higher-rated securities.

  • Lower-rated and unrated instruments risk: These securities are subject to a greater risk of loss of capital and interest, and are usually less liquid and more volatile. Some investments may be in high-yielding fixed-income securities, so the risk of depreciation and capital losses may be unavoidable

  • OTC derivatives counterparty risk: Transactions in over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets may have generally less governmental regulation and supervision than transactions entered into on organized exchanges. These will be subject to the risk that its direct counterparty will not perform its obligations and that the Portfolio will sustain losses.

  • Portfolio turnover risk: A portfolio may be actively managed and turnover may, in response to market conditions, exceed 100%. A higher rate of portfolio turnover increases brokerage and other expenses. High portfolio turnover may also result in the realization of substantial net short-term capital gains, which may be taxable when distributed.

  • Sovereign debt obligations risk: The risk that government issued debt obligations will be exposed to direct or indirect consequences of political, social and economic changes in various countries. Political changes or the economic status of a country may impact the willingness or ability of a government to honour its payment obligations.

  • Structured investments risk: These types of instruments are potentially more volatile and carry greater market risks than traditional debt instruments, depending on the structure. Changes in a benchmark may be magnified by the terms of the structured instrument and have an even more dramatic and substantial effect upon its value. These instruments may be less liquid and more difficult to price than less complex instruments.

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