Aligning Mutual Fund Fees with Investor Outcomes

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Offering the Best of Active and Passive

Fund Type

FlexFee™ Funds

Traditional Mutual Funds


Management Type

FlexFee™ Funds:

  • Actively managed

Traditional Mutual Funds:

  • Actively managed


  • Mostly passively managed

Expense Variability

FlexFee™ Funds:

  • Expenses fluctuate based on performance versus benchmark

Traditional Mutual Funds:

  • Limited fee fluctuations


  • Limited fee fluctuations

Fee Calculations

FlexFee™ Funds:

  • Low, ETF-like fee when fund matches or underperforms benchmark
  • Fee rises only when fund outperforms benchmark—up to a set maximum
  • Fees reset annually to reflect current year's performance

Traditional Mutual Funds:

  • Asset-weighted fee, regardless of performance versus benchmark


  • Low fees, but benchmark-like returns

Learn More About FlexFee™ Funds

AB FlexFee Funds

A lineup of equity and fixed-income funds designed to help you meet your long-term investing goals.

FlexFee Large Cap Growth Portfolio (FFLYX)

FlexFee US Thematic Portfolio (FFTYX)

FlexFee Emerging Markets Growth Portfolio (FFEYX)

FlexFee International Strategic Core Portfolio (FFSYX)

FlexFee International Bond Portfolio (FFIYX)

FlexFee High Yield Portfolio (HIYYX)


Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Fund/Portfolio before investing. For copies of our prospectus or summary prospectus, which contain this and other information, click here or contact your AB representative. Please read the prospectus and/or summary prospectus carefully before investing.

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Investment Products Offered:

Are Not FDIC Insured | May Lose Value | Are Not Bank Guaranteed