The AB Growth and Value Balanced Index℠ (the Index) combines a dynamic equity strategy with duration managed fixed income to deliver diversification and consistent returns. The Index dynamically adapts exposures using a rules-based approach to help navigate changing market environments. The Index seeks consistent risk-adjusted returns, with diversification across stocks and bonds. 

About this Fund

  • Uses a risk-driven approach to tactically allocate more assets into stocks in calm markets and more assets into bonds when markets are stressed
  • Employs proprietary signals to dictate allocations between growth and value equities
  • Actively manages the interest rate sensitivity of the index to navigate changing interest rate environments

Primary Investments

  • US Growth Equities
  • US Value Equities
  • 10 Year US Treasuries
  • 2 Year US Treasuries 

AB’s Multi-Asset Solutions

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Leveraging capabilities across asset classes, AB’s Multi-Asset team takes a thoughtful, unconstrained approach to strategy design and implementation. Backed by 50 years of trusted portfolio management and innovation, we use all markets to get through all markets. This global perspective allows us to see beyond conventional investment strategy in creating custom solutions to meet unique client needs.

Risks To Consider

  • Alternative Investment Risk: An alternative investment is subject to a number of risks and is not suitable for all investors. Investing in alternative investments is only intended for experienced and sophisticated investors who are willing to bear the high economic risk associated with such investments.

  • Asset Allocation Risk: Diversification and asset allocation may not protect against market risk. All investments have inherent risks and investors may experience a loss.

  • Below Investment Grade Securities Risk: Investments in fixed-income securities with lower ratings (a/k/a junk bonds) are subject to a higher probability that an issuer will default or fail to meet its payment obligations. These securities may be subject to greater price volatility due to such factors as specific municipal or corporate developments and negative performance of the junk bond market generally and may be more difficult to trade than other types of securities.

  • Commodity Risk: Commodity-linked investments may experience greater volatility than investments in traditional securities. The value of commodity-linked investments may be affected by financial factors, political developments and natural disasters.

  • Credit Risk: A bond’s credit rating reflects the issuer’s ability to make timely payments of interest or principal—the lower the rating, the higher the risk of default. If the issuer’s financial strength deteriorates, the issuer’s rating may be lowered, and the bond’s value may decline.

  • Derivatives Risk: Derivatives may be more sensitive to changes in market conditions and may amplify risks.

  • Diversification Risk: Portfolios that hold a smaller number of securities may be more volatile than more diversified portfolios, since gains or losses from each security will have a greater impact on the portfolio's overall 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

  • ETF Risk: Investments in ETFs bear the share of the ETF's expenses and run the risk that the ETF may not achieve its investment objective.

  • Foreign (Non-U.S.) Investment Risk: Investments in securities of non-U.S. issuers may involve more risk than those of U.S. issuers. These securities may fluctuate more widely in price and may be more difficult to trade than domestic securities due to adverse market, economic, political, regulatory, or other factors.

  • Interest Rate Risk: As interest rates rise, bond prices fall and vice versa, long-term securities tend to rise and fall more than short-term securities.

  • Leverage Risk: To the extent the Fund uses leveraging techniques, its NAV may be more volatile because leverage tends to exaggerate the effect of changes in interest rates, and any increase or decrease in the value of the Fund’s investments.

  • Market Risk: The market values of the portfolio’s holdings rise and fall from day to day, so investments may lose value. 

  • Real Estate Risk: Investments in real estate can decline due to a variety of factors affecting the real estate market, such as economic conditions, mortgage rates and availability. REITs may have additional risks due to limited diversification and the impact of tax law changes.

  • Sector Risk: The Fund may have more risk because it may invest to a significant extent in one or more particular market sectors, such as the information technology sector. To the extent it does so, market or economic factors affecting the relevant sector(s) could have a major effect on the value of the Fund’s investments. 


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For more information, please email Financial Services Client Service or call 1-516-217-6797.