ULTRA SHORT BOND FUND - Lord Abbett

 
ULTRA SHORT BOND FUND

                                                       Market & Product Opportunity

                                                                             JUNE 30, 2019

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OUR FIRM

                                                                                    INVESTMENT-LED. INVESTOR-FOCUSED.

 AT A GLANCE

     Independent, privately held firm
     50 partners
     Assets under management: $185.4 billion*
     167 investment professionals with an average of 18 years of industry experience

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 INVESTMENT-LED. INVESTOR-FOCUSED.

   OUR FIRM                                    OUR MISSION                                           OUR DIFFERENTIATORS

   A singular focus on the                     Delivering superior long-term                          Independent Perspective
   management of money                         investment performance and a
                                                                                                      Commitment to Active Management
   since 1929                                  client experience that exceeds
                                               expectations                                           Intelligent Product Design

Data as of 06/30/2019.
*Includes approximately $1.2 billion for which Lord Abbett provides investment models to managed account sponsors.
TAXABLE FIXED INCOME INVESTMENT CAPABILITIES

ASSETS UNDER MANAGEMENT BY STRATEGY & CAPABILITY
(AS OF 06/30/2019)

Strategy                                                Assets                        Capability                                              Assets
Total Taxable Fixed Income                          $131,742,226,960                  Total Corporate Credit                                $71,301,406,502
 Money Market                                             $361,541,903                  Investment Grade Corporate                           $34,019,035,970
                                                                                          U.S. IG Corporate                                  $22,921,360,095
 Ultra Short                                           $18,655,914,991
                                                                                          Non-U.S IG Corporate                               $11,097,675,875
 Short Duration Credit                                 $55,545,947,255
                                                                                        High Yield Corporate                                 $17,695,014,957
 Intermediate Government/Credit                           $403,898,673
                                                                                          U.S. HY Corporate                                  $14,646,013,078
 Government                                               $263,621,289
                                                                                          Non-U.S. HY Corporate                               $3,049,001,879                       3
 Core                                                   $2,845,036,283                  Short Duration High Yield                             $3,738,327,420
 Core Plus                                              $7,298,789,012                    U.S. HY Corporate                                   $2,999,160,508
 Inflation Focused                                      $1,224,868,061                    Non-U.S. HY Corporate                                 $739,166,912
 Corporate Credit                                       $2,415,238,872                  Bank Loans                                           $14,171,515,448
                                                                                        Convertibles                                          $1,677,512,707
 Bank Loan                                             $11,807,782,116
                                                                                      Total Securitized Products                             $43,984,776,250
 Multi Sector                                          $16,248,173,427
                                                                                        Commercial MBS                                       $15,881,055,638
 Global Multi Sector                                        $71,888,288
                                                                                        Asset Backed Securities                              $22,914,033,478
 Emerging Markets Corporate                                 $59,363,536
                                                                                        Residential MBS                                       $5,189,687,134
 Emerging Markets Bond                                    $183,905,995                U.S. Government Related                                 $5,831,121,569
 High Yield Core                                        $4,380,740,428                Emerging Markets Debt                                   $5,853,426,678
 High Yield Opportunistic                               $8,490,261,242                    EM Corporate                                        $4,218,078,524
 Convertible                                            $1,441,710,852                    EM Sovereign US$                                    $1,585,434,625
 Credit Opportunities                                       $43,544,737                   EM Sovereign Local Currency                             $49,913,529

Assets under management data is as of 06/30/2019 unless noted and includes approximately $612.1 million for which Lord Abbett provides investment models to managed
account sponsors. In addition to the strategies listed above, the fixed income asset totals include the fixed income portion of the multi-asset class strategies managed by Lord
Abbett. Strategy and Capability total assets may differ since only key capabilities are displayed.
INVESTMENT TEAM

                                      Collaborative Team with Deep Sector Expertise
                                                                          Robert A. Lee                                                  Additional Lord Abbett
                                                                Partner & Chief Investment Officer                                      Equity and Fixed-Income
                                                                                                                                       Investment Professionals
                                                                             28 Years

                                                                          Steven F. Rocco, CFA
                                                               Partner & Director of Taxable Fixed Income
                                                                                18 Years
                                                                             Leveraged Credit
      Kewjin Yuoh                Andrew H. O’Brien, CFA       Jeffrey D. Lapin, J.D.       Alan R. Kurtz                 Leah G. Traub, Ph.D      John J. Morton, CFA
        Partner &                       Partner &                   Partner &            Portfolio Manager                    Partner &             Portfolio Manager
    Portfolio Manager               Portfolio Manager           Portfolio Manager            19 Years                     Portfolio Manager             34 Years
         25 Years                       21 Years                    22 Years               Convertibles                       18 Years             Emerging Markets
   Liquid & Securitized                Corporates                  Bank Loans                                                 Currency
         Products                                                                                                                                                             4

GLOBAL CREDIT RESEARCH                                                PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT                                                         TRADING

      Gregory S. Parker, CFA                Manish S. Rajguru, CFA             Robert S. Clark, CFA          Kearney Posner, CFA                Andrew M. Khatri
                                                                                                                                         Partner & Director of Global Fixed
        Partner & Director of                       CMBS                          Multi-Sector                   Bank Loans                       Income Trading
       Global Credit Research                      28 Years                         22 Years                      20 Years                           17 Years
              28 Years
          Emanuela Scura                                                       Yoana Koleva, CFA            Christopher Gizzo, CFA
                                                Hyun Lee, CFA
                                                                                Managing Director             Managing Director                10 Additional Traders
     Partner & Deputy Director of                 Rates/MBS
                                                                                  Corporates                       High Yield                    12 Years Average
       Global Credit Research                      18 Years                        16 Years                        11 Years
              18 Years
                                             Adam C. Castle, CFA                     16 Additional Investment Professionals
  23 Additional Research Analysts                   ABS                                                                                INVESTMENT STRATEGISTS
                                                                                                12 Years Average
         16 Years Average                         11 Years
                                                                                                                                               Joseph Graham, CFA
                                                                                                                                                    20 Years
 QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH                        ADDITIONAL RESOURCES                                  RISK MANAGEMENT
                                                                                                                                                 Timothy Paulson
       Walter H. Prahl, Ph.D.                                                                                                                       20 Years
                                                                                                        Alec Crawford
     Partner & Director, 34 Years                       Giulio Martini                       Partner & Chief Investment Risk Officer            Andrew Fox, CFA
        Bjorn Flesaker, Ph.D                         Partner & Director of                                  31 Years                                20 Years
   Director, Fixed Income, 27 Years               Strategic Asset Allocation
                                                          34 Years                               4 Additional Risk Professionals                   Ritchie Oriol
  11 Additional Investment Professionals
            15 Years Average
                                                                                                       16 Years Average                              23 Years

                       66 investment professionals with 16 years average industry experience
As of 06/30/2019. Years of industry experience as of 01/01/2019.
CATEGORY OVERVIEW:
ULTRA SHORT BOND
MORNINGSTAR CATEGORY DEFINITIONS

                     DURATION RANGES

    0 – 1 YEAR         1- 3.5 YEAR     3.5 - 6 YEAR

    Ultra Short        Short Term      Intermediate
       Bond              Bond           Term Bond
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WHY ULTRA SHORT BONDS?

■ Higher Income and Total Return Potential versus Money Markets

■ Lower Volatility than Short- and Intermediate-Term Bonds

■ Diversification Benefits Due to Low Correlation
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■ Attractive Performance During Periods of Rising Rates
U.S. CASH BALANCES REMAIN HIGH

CASH & SHORT TERM ASSETS VERSUS MONEY MARKET ASSETS
(AS OF 06/30/2019)
   $16,000
                       Total Cash & Short Term Assets*                                                                                                   $14.9
                                                                                                                                                        Trillion
   $14,000             ICI U.S. Money Market Mutual Fund Assets

   $12,000

   $10,000
                                                                                                                                                                   8
 $B

      $8,000

      $6,000

      $4,000

                                                                                                                                                         $3.2
      $2,000
                                                                                                                                                        Trillion

         $0
          Jun-05   Jun-06    Jun-07    Jun-08   Jun-09    Jun-10    Jun-11    Jun-12   Jun-13    Jun-14    Jun-15    Jun-16   Jun-17    Jun-18    Jun-19

Source: Investment Company Institute data, Federal Reserve, and Bloomberg.
For illustrative purposes only and does not represent any specific portfolio managed by Lord Abbett or any particular investment.
*Total cash and short-term assets include money market assets (ICI), large time deposits, all commercial banks, NSA (not seasonally adjusted), savings deposits,
and small time deposits.
PORTFOLIO BENEFITS OF ULTRA SHORT BONDS

LOWER VOLATILITY                                                                       LOWER CORRELATION
TRAILING 5-YEAR STANDARD DEVIATION                                                     TRAILING 5-YEAR CORRELATION
                                                                                         1.2
   3.5

                2.94                                                                                1.00
   3.0                                                                                   1.0                          0.97

                                   2.61
   2.5                                                                                                                                   0.80
                                                                                         0.8

   2.0
                                                                                         0.6                                                                                     9

   1.5

                                                                                         0.4
                                                      0.98
   1.0

                                                                                         0.2                                                                0.16
   0.5                                                                   0.38

   0.0                                                                                   0.0
         Bloomberg Barclays    Morningstar      Morningstar Short-     Morningstar                Bloomberg         Morningstar    Morningstar Short-     Morningstar
           U.S. Aggregate   Intermediate Core      Term Bond         Ultrashort Bond             Barclays U.S.   Intermediate Core    Term Bond         Ultrashort Bond
                                  Bond                                                            Aggregate            Bond

          Less than 20% of the volatility of the                                               Provides diversification benefits
                broad U.S. Bond Market
Source: Morningstar. Data as of 06/30/2019.
Data represents standard deviation and correlation statistics for the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index and Morningstar Category averages. For illustrative
purposes only and does not represent any specific portfolio managed by Lord Abbett or any particular investment, and not intended to predict or depict future results.
Diversification does not guarantee a profit or protect against loss in declining markets. Indexes are unmanaged, do not reflect the deduction of fees or expenses, and are not
available for direct investment.
BENEFITS OF INVESTMENT GRADE FLOATING RATE NOTES

FLOATING RATE NOTES HAVE HAD LOW VOLATILITY
                             4.0%
 3 Year Standard Deviation

                                                 3.03%
                             3.0%

                             2.0%

                                                                               0.95%
                             1.0%                                                                             0.60%
                                                                                                                                          0.28%
                             0.0%
                                         Bloomberg Barclays U.S.    Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Year        Bloomberg Barclays FRN      Bloomberg Barclays FRN            10
                                          Aggregate Bond Index            Treasury Index                       Index                  (< 18 month) Index

FLOATING RATE COUPONS ADJUST WITH RISING SHORT-TERM RATES
                             3.80
                                                                              3-Month Libor           FRN Index: Avg. Coupon
                             3.40

                             3.00                                                                                                                           2.79%
      Rate (%)

                             2.60

                             2.20                                                                                                                           2.32%
                             1.80

                             1.40

                             1.00

                             0.60

                             0.20
                                Mar-17        Jun-17       Sep-17    Dec-17        Mar-18         Jun-18      Sep-18      Dec-18     Mar-19       Jun-19

Data as of 06/30/2019. Past Performance is not a reliable indicator or guarantee of future results. The historical data are for illustrative purposes only, do not
represent the performance of any specific portfolio managed by Lord Abbett or any particular investment, and are not intended to predict or depict future results.
Source: Morningstar Direct & Bloomberg Barclays.
FLOATERS HAVE PERFORMED WELL DURING RISING LONG TERM RATES

INDEX RETURNS DURING THE EIGHT PERIODS OF GREATER THAN 100 BPS
RISE IN THE 10-YEAR U.S. TREASURY YIELD (MONTH-END ANNUALIZED RETURNS)
                          10-Year          Bloomberg      IG Corporate                             Floating        High
                                                                              Short-Term                                         Convertible
      Period                U.S.            Barclays        Floating                                 Rate          Yield                          S&P 5008
                                                                              Corporates4                                         Bonds7
                         Treasury1         Aggregate2     Rate Notes3                              Loans5         Bonds6

  09/30/1993 –
  11/30/1994
                           -8.9%              -3.0%             -                 2.1%              11.3%           1.2%           -2.7%            1.8%

  01/31/1996 –
  08/31/1996
                           -6.0%              -1.8%             -                 1.7%              4.8%            3.1%            5.4%            3.9%

  09/30/1998 –
  01/31/2000
                           -7.7%              -0.6%             -                 4.2%              4.9%            3.7%           41.4%           28.3%
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  06/30/2005 –
                           -5.8%              -0.8%           4.6%                2.3%              6.7%            4.7%            9.4%            8.6%
  06/30/2006
  12/31/2008 –
                           -9.9%               5.9%           8.8%               21.3%              44.9%          57.5%           49.1%           26.5%
  12/31/2009
  08/31/2010 –
                           -6.1%              -0.8%           1.6%                2.3%              7.4%           10.3%           19.2%           27.8%
  03/31/2011
  07/31/2012 –
                           -6.2%              -1.1%           1.8%                3.2%              7.0%            9.5%           22.9%           25.7%
  12/31/2013
  06/30/2016 –
                           -7.5%              -2.5%           1.2%                0.6%              5.4%            7.5%            8.3%            8.1%
  12/31/2016
Source: Morningstar
                During periods of sharply rising U.S. Treasury yields, credit sensitive sectors of the bond market, such as High
                            Yield Bonds, Floating Rate Loans, and Convertible Bonds, historically have done well.
  1 FTSE   10 Year Treasury Bond Index                                    2 Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index
  3 Bloomberg  Barclays U.S. Floating Rate Note Index                     4 ICE BofAML U.S. Corporate BBB-Rated 1-3 Year Index
  5 Credit Suisse Leveraged Loan Index                                    6 ICE BofAML High Yield Master II Index
  7ICE BofAML All Convertibles All Qualities Index                        8 S&P 500 Index

Past performance is not a reliable indicator or guarantee of future results. Performance during other time periods may have been different or
negative. Other indexes may not have performed in the same manner under similar conditions. Source: Morningstar. For illustrative purposes only and does
not represent any specific portfolio managed by Lord Abbett or any particular investment. Indexes are unmanaged, do not reflect the deduction of fees or expenses, and are
not available for direct investment. No data available for Floating Rate Note Index prior to 2003.
PERFORMANCE DURING RISING RATES

 PERFORMANCE DURING PERIODS OF FED RATE HIKES
                                                                           Bloomberg Barclays U.S.                   Morningstar Ultrashort
              Date                   10- Year U.S. Treasury
                                                                            Aggregate Bond Index                            Bond
 12/15/1986 – 09/04/1987                         -6.3%                             -0.4%                                     1.7%
 03/28/1988 – 02/24/1989                         2.5%                               3.4%                                     6.0%
 02/03/1994 – 02/01/1995                         -7.1%                             -2.2%                                     2.5%
 06/29/1999 – 05/16/2000                         -0.3%                              2.2%                                     4.3%
 06/29/2004 – 06/29/2006                         1.9%                               3.1%                                     2.7%
        Average                                  -1.9%                              1.2%                                     3.4%

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 PERFORMANCE DURING PERIODS OF RISING TREASURY YIELDS
                                                                          Bloomberg Barclays U.S.                    Morningstar Ultrashort
              Date                  10- Year U.S. Treasury
                                                                           Aggregate Bond Index                             Bond
 09/30/1993 – 11/30/1994                        -8.9%                                   -3.0%                                    2.1%
 01/31/1996 – 08/31/1996                        -6.0%                                   -1.8%                                    2.7%
 09/30/1998 – 01/31/2000                        -7.7%                                   -0.6%                                    4.3%
 06/30/2005 – 06/30/2006                        -5.8%                                   -0.8%                                    3.3%
 12/31/2008 – 12/31/2009                        -9.9%                                    5.9%                                    7.2%
 08/31/2010 – 03/31/2011                        -6.1%                                   -0.8%                                    0.9%
 07/31/2012 – 12/31/2013                        -6.2%                                   -1.1%                                    0.8%
 06/30/2016 – 12/31/2016                        -7.5%                                   -2.5%                                    0.6%
        Average                                 -7.3%                                   -0.6%                                    2.7%
Source: Morningstar. 10-Year Treasury represented by FTSE 10 Year Treasury Bond Index. Past performance is not a reliable indicator or guarantee of
future results. For illustrative purposes only and does not represent any specific portfolio managed by Lord Abbett or any particular investment. Indexes are
unmanaged, do not reflect the deduction of fees or expenses, and are not available for direct investment.
MONEY MARKET FUND REFORM IMPACTING SHORT TERM MARKETS

SEC REGULATIONS FOR MONEY MARKET MUTUAL FUNDS

                                                                     Net Asset                     Redemption                    Redemption
 Retail & Institutional Funds
                                                                      Value                           Fee                        Suspension

 Government                                                      Stable at $1.00                         None*                        None*
*Government money market funds are permitted, but not required, to impose redemption fees and restrictions

 Retail Funds                                                        Net Asset                     Redemption                    Redemption
 Ownership is restricted to individual investors
 (defined as “natural persons”)                                       Value                           Fee                        Suspension
                                                                                                                                                                                13
 Prime                                                                                                                           Up to 10
                                                                 Stable at $1.00                      Up to 2%
 Municipal/Tax-Exempt                                                                                                          business days

 Institutional Funds                                                 Net Asset                     Redemption                    Redemption
 Ownership is open to all investors, including
 individual investors                                                 Value                           Fee                        Suspension

 Prime                                                                                                                           Up to 10
                                                                      Floating                        Up to 2%
 Municipal/Tax-Exempt                                                                                                          business days

Source: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). For illustrative purposes only. An investment in a money market fund is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal
Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. You could lose money by investing in a money market fund. Although the fund seeks to preserve the value of
your investment at $1.00 per share, it cannot guarantee it will do so. The fund may impose a fee upon the sale of your shares or may temporarily suspend your ability to sell
shares if the fund’s liquidity falls below required minimums because of market conditions or other factors. The fund’s sponsor has no legal obligation to provide financial
support to the fund, and you should not expect that the sponsor will provide financial support to the fund at any time.
ASSETS HAVE SHIFTED TO GOVERNMENT MONEY MARKET FUNDS

PRIME MONEY MARKET FUND ASSETS                                                                                                                                                                                                           GOVERNMENT-ONLY FUND ASSETS
(10/07/2015 – 06/30/2019)                                                                                                                                                                                                                (10/07/2015 – 06/30/2019)
           $1,500                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   $2,600

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    $2,400

           $1,300
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    $2,200

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    $2,000
           $1,100

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    $1,800

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Assets ($B)
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                $900                                                                                                                                                                                                                                $1,600

                                                                                                                          Assets have                                                                                                               $1,400                                                                                                      Assets have
                $700                                                                                                      declined by                                                                                                                                                                                                                           increased by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    $1,200
                                                                                                                          almost $1T                                                                                                                                                                                                                              over $1T
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                $500

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                          Assets have declined in money market funds due to fund manager conversions
                                                     and investor outflows
Source: Bloomberg and ICI Money Market Fund data. For illustrative purposes only, does not represent the performance of any specific portfolio managed by Lord
Abbett or any particular investment, and not intended to predict or depict future results. You could lose money by investing in a money market fund. An investment in
a money market fund is not insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. Although a money market fund seeks to preserve
the value of your investment at $1 per share, it is possible to lose money by investing in such a fund. A fund’s sponsor has no legal obligation to provide financial
support to the fund, and an investor should not expect that the sponsor will provide financial support to the fund at any time.
THE LORD ABBETT
ULTRA SHORT BOND FUND
FIXED INCOME LINE-UP

LORD ABBETT ULTRA SHORT BOND FUND
Seeks to generate higher income and potential total return versus cash or money market funds, with
potentially less volatility and lower interest rate risk than short or intermediate-term bonds.

 POTENTIAL
 RETURN

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        Ultra     Short    Short       Core      Total    Core     Inflation   Corporate   Income   Floating   Global     Bond    Emerging Emerging   High    Convertible
        Short    Duration Duration    Fixed     Return    Plus     Focused       Bond                 Rate     Bond     Debenture Markets   Markets   Yield
        Bond    Core Bond Income     Income               Bond                                                                    Corporate  Bond
                                                                                                                                    Debt
                                                                                     RELATIVE RISK

The chart represents Lord Abbett’s assessment of the relative level of investment risk and potential investment return among the Lord Abbett taxable fixed-income Funds
listed in the chart. The information is intended to graphically depict Lord Abbett’s overall assessment of relative risk and potential return. It is not intended to depict any
specific risk measurement, such as standard deviation, for any particular product, nor is it to depict any performance of any particular product. In addition, the graphic above
does not depict different types of investment risk and does not reflect that a portion of a Fund’s portfolio may be invested in securities that have higher investment risk
relative to the overall portfolio. For example, a Fund may be depicted as having relatively lower risk because it had less exposure to interest rate changes; however, the Fund
may hold higher yielding securities that have relatively higher credit risk.
MORNINGSTAR CATEGORY DEFINITIONS

                                  DURATION RANGES

         0 – 1 YEAR                 1- 3.5 YEAR                  3.5 - 6 YEAR

         Ultra Short                Short Term                   Intermediate
            Bond                      Bond                        Term Bond
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LORD ABBETT MUTUAL FUND OFFERINGS
   Ultra Short Bond Fund      Short Duration Income Fund      Core Fixed Income Fund
                                                                Total Return Fund
                                                                Core Plus Bond Fund
KEY PORTFOLIO PARAMETERS

LOW DURATION                                                                          HIGH QUALITY

       Limited Interest Rate Exposure                                                               Limited Credit Exposure
       Average Duration < 1 year                                                            100% Investment Grade*
       Average Maturity < 1 year                                                            15% Maximum in BBB
       Maximum Maturity Limits:
          2.25 years (Fixed Rate Securities)
          3.25 years (Floating Rate Securities                                                                                      18

           and other similar instruments)

FLEXIBLE APPROACH
The Fund can seek opportunity across multiple sectors of the ultra short term market, primarily:
      Investment Grade Corporate Floating Rate Notes
      Commercial Paper
      AAA-rated Asset Backed Securities

The strategy will not include high yield* bonds, bank loans or CMBS

*Securities must be rated investment grade at time of purchase. The Fund’s portfolio is actively managed and is subject to change.
MANAGED BY AN EXPERIENCED, TENURED TEAM

MANAGED BY A DEEP, EXPERIENCED TEAM:
 ■    Includes over 65 investment professionals with an average of 15 years industry experience
                                                                                                                         2010
 ■    Managed through a collaboration across Portfolio Management, Credit Research, and Trading

 ■    Recognized for delivering consistent performance

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*Among 57 qualifying fund families. Based on net total return of the one-year period ending 12/31/2018. Barron's Best Mutual Fund Families, March 11, 2019, Lord
Abbett Funds ranked 21 out of 57, 3 out of 55, 3 out of 49 mutual fund families within the taxable bond category for the 1-, 5- and 10- year periods ending
12/31/2018, respectively. Barron's Best Mutual Fund Families, March 10, 2018, Lord Abbett Funds ranked 3 out of 59, 1 out of 54, and 1 out of 50 mutual fund
families within the taxable bond category for the 1-, 5- and 10- year periods ending 12/31/2017, respectively. Barron's Best Mutual Fund Families, February 11, 2017,
Lord Abbett Funds ranked #1 in the Taxable Bond Category among 61 fund families based on the net total return of the one-year period ending 12/31/2016,
respectively. Barron's Best Mutual Fund Families, February 6, 2016, #21 in the Taxable Bond Category among 67 fund families based on the net total return of the
one-year period ending 12/31/2015. Barron's Best Mutual Fund Families, February 7, 2015, #1 in the Taxable Bond Category among 65 fund families. Based on the
net total return of the one-year period ending 12/31/2014. Barron's Best Mutual Fund Families, February 8, 2014, #3 in the Taxable Bond Category among 64 fund
families. Based on the net total return of the one-year period ending 12/31/2013. Barron's Best Mutual Fund Families, February 11, 2013, #2 in the Taxable Bond
Category among 62 fund families. Based on the net total return of the one-year period ending 12/31/2012. Barron's Best Mutual Fund Families, February 6, 2012,
#4 in the Taxable Bond Category among 58 fund families. Based on the net total return of the one year period ending 12/31/2011.

The Ultra Short Bond Fund Class A share rankings within the Lipper Ultra Short Obligations Funds Average as of 06/30/2019 for the one-year time period
was 49% (76/156) and Since Inception, 43% (55/129). Source: Lipper Analytical Services. Lipper Funds Average ranking reflect all share classes within the category
and are based on total return and do not reflect the effect of sales charges.
Past performance is not a reliable indicator or guarantee of future results. Please see “Important Information” regarding Barron’s
rankings.
TAXABLE FIXED INCOME INVESTMENT CAPABILITIES

ASSETS UNDER MANAGEMENT BY STRATEGY & CAPABILITY
(AS OF 06/30/2019)

Strategy                                                Assets                        Capability                                              Assets
Total Taxable Fixed Income                          $131,742,226,960                  Total Corporate Credit                                $71,301,406,502
 Money Market                                             $361,541,903                  Investment Grade Corporate                           $34,019,035,970
                                                                                          U.S. IG Corporate                                  $22,921,360,095
 Ultra Short                                           $18,655,914,991
                                                                                          Non-U.S IG Corporate                               $11,097,675,875
 Short Duration Credit                                 $55,545,947,255
                                                                                        High Yield Corporate                                 $17,695,014,957
 Intermediate Government/Credit                           $403,898,673
                                                                                          U.S. HY Corporate                                  $14,646,013,078
 Government                                               $263,621,289
                                                                                          Non-U.S. HY Corporate                               $3,049,001,879                       20
 Core                                                   $2,845,036,283                  Short Duration High Yield                             $3,738,327,420
 Core Plus                                              $7,298,789,012                    U.S. HY Corporate                                   $2,999,160,508
 Inflation Focused                                      $1,224,868,061                    Non-U.S. HY Corporate                                 $739,166,912
 Corporate Credit                                       $2,415,238,872                  Bank Loans                                           $14,171,515,448
                                                                                        Convertibles                                          $1,677,512,707
 Bank Loan                                             $11,807,782,116
                                                                                      Total Securitized Products                             $43,984,776,250
 Multi Sector                                          $16,248,173,427
                                                                                        Commercial MBS                                       $15,881,055,638
 Global Multi Sector                                        $71,888,288
                                                                                        Asset Backed Securities                              $22,914,033,478
 Emerging Markets Corporate                                 $59,363,536
                                                                                        Residential MBS                                       $5,189,687,134
 Emerging Markets Bond                                    $183,905,995                U.S. Government Related                                 $5,831,121,569
 High Yield Core                                        $4,380,740,428                Emerging Markets Debt                                   $5,853,426,678
 High Yield Opportunistic                               $8,490,261,242                    EM Corporate                                        $4,218,078,524
 Convertible                                            $1,441,710,852                    EM Sovereign US$                                    $1,585,434,625
 Credit Opportunities                                       $43,544,737                   EM Sovereign Local Currency                             $49,913,529

Assets under management data is as of 06/30/2019 unless noted and includes approximately $612.1 million for which Lord Abbett provides investment models to managed
account sponsors. In addition to the strategies listed above, the fixed income asset totals include the fixed income portion of the multi-asset class strategies managed by Lord
Abbett. Strategy and Capability total assets may differ since only key capabilities are displayed.
SECTOR ALLOCATION
                                                                                                                                           Current Portfolio

AS OF 06/30/2019

              Corp Floating                                                                                                                             45.3

         Commercial Paper                                                                                          29.2

                         ABS                                                                             24.5                                                               21

U.S. Government Related                                  2.0

           Corp Fixed Rate                         0.2

                        Cash           -1.1

                                 -5%          0%           5%      10%         15%        20%         25%        30%        35%         40%        45%         50%

                                                                       Ultra Short Bond Fund

The Fund's portfolio is actively managed and sector allocation may change significantly over time. "Other" may include municipal bonds and non-index holdings.
Allocations are reported as of the date a security transaction is initiated; however, certain transactions may not settle until several days later. Accordingly, cash may
appear as a negative allocation as a result of forward settling instruments, such as currency forwards, certain mortgage-backed securities, and treasury futures.
CREDIT QUALITY DISTRIBUTION
                                                                                                                                          Current Portfolio

AS OF 06/30/2019
                 35%

                 30%                                                                                                     28.2

                 25%

                                                                                       20.6
% of Portfolio

                 20%

                                                                                                                                                                                   22
                                                     14.6
                 15%                13.7
                                                                                                        11.1
                 10%                                                                                                                      9.2

                  5%
                                                                       1.9
                         0.6                                                                                                                               0.1
                  0%
                       A-1/P-1    A-2/P-2          A-3/P-3      U.S. Treasury          AAA              AA                A              BBB           Not Rated

                                                                        Ultra Short Bond Fund
The Fund's portfolio is actively managed and credit quality distribution may change significantly over time. Totals may not equal 100% due to rounding. Ratings (other than
U.S. Treasury securities or securities issued or backed by U.S. agencies) provided by Standard & Poor's, Moody's, and Fitch. For certain securities that are not rated by any of
these three agencies, credit ratings from other agencies may be used. Where the rating agencies rate a security differently, Lord Abbett uses the median, but if there are only
two ratings, the lower rating is used. Ratings range from AAA (highest) to D (lowest). Bonds rated BBB or above are considered investment grade. Credit ratings BB and
below are lower-rated securities (junk bonds). High-yielding, non-investment-grade bonds (junk bonds) involve higher risks than investment-grade bonds. Adverse
conditions may affect the issuer's ability to pay interest and principal on these securities. A portion of the portfolio's securities may not be rated. Breakdown is not an S&P
credit rating or an opinion of S&P as to the creditworthiness of such portfolio. Ratings apply to the credit worthiness of the issuers of the underlying securities and not the
fund or its shares. Ratings may be subject to change. Indexes are unmanaged, do not reflect the deduction of fees or expenses, and are not available for direct investment.
Please see “Important Performance and Other Information”
MATURITY BREAKDOWN

MATURITY BREAKDOWN
      60%

      50%

                        40.2
      40%

      30%

                                           18.6
      20%                                                         16.5                                                                                           23
                                                                                        14.4

      10%                                                                                                        6.2
                                                                                                                                     4.0

       0%
                  0.0-0.5 years        0.5-1.0 years         1.0-1.5 years          1.5-2.0 years            2.0-2.5 years      2.5-3.0 years

                                                                                           Ultra Short Bond Fund

         Average Effective Duration                                                                 0.23 Years
         Average Life                                                                               0.88 Years

Data as of 06/30/2019. Past performance is not a reliable indicator or guarantee of future results. The Fund’s portfolio is actively managed and is subject to
change.
ULTRA SHORT BOND FUND: PERFORMANCE

AVERAGE ANNUAL TOTAL RETURNS
(AS OF 06/30/2019)

                                                                                                                                   Since Inception
                                                                       YTD                            One Year
                                                                                                                                    (10/17/2016)

 Net Asset Value:
                                                                     1.60%                             2.69%                            1.89%

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Returns for less than one year are not annualized. There is no up-front commission on purchases of the Lord Abbett Ultra Short Bond Fund, but a contingent
deferred sales charge (CDSC) will be charged on shares exchanged from a Lord Abbett-sponsored fund that are subject to a CDSC and that are subsequently
redeemed. The average annual total return figures include changes in net asset value, reinvested dividends, and capital gain distribution.

Expense Ratio: Net: 0.42%; Gross: 0.49%. The net expense ratio takes into account contractual fee waivers/expense reimbursements that currently are
scheduled to remain in place through 03/31/2020. For periods when fees and expenses were waived and/or reimbursed, the Fund benefited by not bearing such
expenses. Without such fee waivers/reimbursements, performance would have been lower.

Without sales charge (NAV): the net asset value performance above shows the Fund's average annual total returns excluding sales charges. If sales charges,
including any applicable contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC) had been included, performance would have been lower.

Past performance is not a reliable indicator or guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the
performance data quoted. The investment return and principal value of an investment in the Fund will fluctuate so that shares, on any given
day or when redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. You can obtain performance data current to the most recent
month-end by calling Lord Abbett at 888-522-2388 or referring to lordabbett.com.
IMPORTANT PERFORMANCE AND OTHER INFORMATION

The index performance data cited in this presentation is presented for informational purposes only and do not depict the performance of the Lord Abbett Ultra
Short Bond Fund or any other investment.

Past performance is not a reliable indicator or guarantee of future results. It is neither implied nor guaranteed that investors in the Lord Abbett Ultra Short
Bond Fund will experience the performance of indexes cited above. Because the Fund has a limited operating history, the performance information available at
this time is very limited. Indexes are unmanaged, do not reflect the deduction of fees or expenses, and are not available for direct investment. You may obtain
Fund performance by calling Lord Abbett at 888-522-2388 or referring to our website at lordabbett.com.

Morningstar Information
Morningstar, Inc. ©2019. All rights reserved. The information contained herein is the proprietary information of Morningstar, Inc., may not be copied or
redistributed for any purpose and may only be used for non-commercial, personal purposes. The information contained herein is not represented or warranted to
be accurate, correct, complete or timely. Morningstar, Inc., shall not be responsible for investment decisions, damages, or other losses resulting from the use of
this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future performance. Morningstar, Inc. has not granted consent for it to be considered or deemed an "expert"
under the Securities Act of 1933.

© Reuters 2019. All Rights Reserved. Lipper Analytical Services, Inc. is an independent mutual fund research and rating service. Although Lipper makes
reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the data contained herein, the accuracy is not guaranteed by Lipper.                                     25

Barron’s Information
Barron’s, “Best Fund Families of 2018,” March 11, 2019. Barron’s rankings are based on asset-weighted returns in five categories — US equity funds; world equity
funds; mixed equity funds; taxable bond funds; and tax-exempt funds. To be included for Lipper/Barron’s Fund Survey, each fund in the survey must have had at
least three funds in Lipper’s general equity category, one world equity category, one mixed-asset, two taxable-bond funds and one national tax-exempt bond fund.
Rankings also take into account an individual fund's performance within its Lipper peer universe. Each fund’s return was measured against those of all funds in its
Lipper category, resulting in a percentile ranking which was then weighted by asset size, relative to the fund family’s other assets in its general classification.
Lipper calculated each fund's net total return for the year ended December 31, 2018, minus the effects of 12b-1 fees and sales charges. Barron's Fund Family
Rankings are awarded annually.

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IMPORTANT PERFORMANCE AND OTHER INFORMATION

Source ICE Data Indices, LLC (“ICE”), used with permission. ICE PERMITS USE OF THE ICE BofAML INDICES AND RELATED DATA ON AN "AS IS" BASIS,
MAKES NO WARRANTIES REGARDING SAME, DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE SUITABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, AND/OR
COMPLETENESS OF THE ICE BofAML INDICES OR ANY DATA INCLUDED IN, RELATED TO, OR DERIVED THEREFROM, ASSUMES NO LIABILITY IN
CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE FOREGOING, AND DOES NOT SPONSOR, ENDORSE, OR RECOMMEND LORD ABBETT, OR ANY OF ITS
PRODUCTS OR SERVICES.

Lipper Category Average - Peer group averages are based on universes of funds with the same investment objectives. The average return for the peer group is
based on the returns of each individual fund within the group for the period shown. This average assumes reinvestment of dividends.

New Fund Risk: The Fund is newly organized. There can be no assurance that the Fund will reach or maintain a sufficient asset size to effectively implement its
investment strategy.

A Note about Risk:

Ultra Short Bond Fund: The Fund is subject to the general risks associated with investing in debt securities, including market, credit, liquidity, and interest rate
risk. The value of an investment in the Fund will change as interest rates fluctuate in response to market movements. When interest rates rise, the prices of debt
securities are likely to decline, and when interest rates fall, the prices of debt securities tend to rise. Debt securities are subject to credit risk, which is the risk that   26
the issuer will fail to make timely payments of interest and principal to the Fund. The Fund may invest in foreign or emerging market securities, which may be
adversely affected by economic, political, or regulatory factors and subject to currency volatility and greater liquidity risk. The Fund may invest in derivatives, which
are subject to greater liquidity, leverage, and counterparty risk. Although the Fund may invest in money market securities, this is not a money market fund. These
factors can affect Fund performance. As it is a newly organized fund, the Fund’s performance at this time is very limited. The Fund's performance achieved during
its initial period of investment operation may not be replicated over longer periods and may not be indicative of how the Fund will perform in the future. Past
performance is no guarantee of future results.

Taxable Fixed-Income: The value of an investment in fixed-income securities will change as interest rates fluctuate and in response to market movements. As
interest rates fall, the prices of debt securities tend to rise. As rates rise, prices tend to fall. High-yield securities, sometimes called junk bonds, carry increased
risks of price volatility, illiquidity, and the possibility of default in the timely payment of interest and principal. Convertible securities have both equity and fixed-
income risk characteristics. Like all fixed-income securities, the value of convertible securities is susceptible to the risk of market losses attributable to changes in
interest rates. Generally, the market value of convertible securities tends to decline as interest rates increase and, conversely, to increase as interest rates
decline.
IMPORTANT PERFORMANCE AND OTHER INFORMATION

This information in this presentation is only for illustrative purposes and is intended to provide general investment education and is not intended to provide legal, tax or
investment advice. It is not intended to be relied upon as a forecast or research regarding a particular investment or the markets in general, nor is it intended to predict or
depict performance of any investment or serve as a recommendation or offer to buy or sell securities.

Bonds are affected by interest rate movements. Bond prices and, likewise, a bond fund’s share price, generally move in the opposite direction of interest rates. As the
prices of bonds in a fund adjust to a rise in interest rates, a fund’s share price may decline. In addition, bonds are subject to call, credit, liquidity, interest rate, and general
market risks. Investors should be aware of the special risks involved with investments in high-yield bonds. High-yield bonds invest in lower-rated, higher-yielding
instruments, which are subject to increased risk of default and can potentially result in loss of principal. Higher-yielding, lower-rated corporate bonds entail a greater degree
of credit risk than investment-grade securities. Adverse conditions may affect the issuer’s ability to pay interest and principal on the securities. Lower-rated bonds may
carry greater risks than higher-rated bonds. Mortgage-backed securities are susceptible to prepayment risk.

Please note: The credit quality of the securities in a portfolio are assigned by a nationally recognized statistical rating organization (NRSRO), such as Standard & Poor’s,
Moody’s, or Fitch, as an indication of an issuer’s creditworthiness. Ratings range from AAA (highest) to D (lowest). Bonds rated BBB or above are considered investment
grade. Credit ratings BB and below are lower-rated securities (junk bonds). High-yielding, non-investment-grade bonds (junk bonds) involve higher risks than investment-
grade bonds. Adverse conditions may affect the issuer’s ability to pay interest and principal on these securities. The credit quality distribution breakdown is not an S&P
credit rating or an opinion of S&P as to the creditworthiness of the portfolio.
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The information provided is not directed at any investor or category of investors and is provided solely as general information about Lord Abbett’s products and services
and to otherwise provide general investment education. None of the information provided should be regarded as a suggestion to engage in or refrain from any investment-
related course of action as neither Lord Abbett nor its affiliates are undertaking to provide impartial investment advice, act as an impartial adviser, or give advice in a
fiduciary capacity. If you are an individual retirement investor, contact your financial advisor or other fiduciary about whether any given investment idea, strategy, product or
service may be appropriate for your circumstances.

Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of the Lord Abbett Funds. This and other
important information is contained in the Fund's summary prospectus and/or prospectus. To obtain a prospectus or summary prospectus on
any Lord Abbett mutual fund, contact your investment professional, Lord Abbett Distributor LLC at 888-522-2388 or visit us at
lordabbett.com. Read the prospectus carefully before you invest.

Mutual funds are not insured by the FDIC, are not deposits or other obligations of, or guaranteed by banks, and are subject to investment risks
including possible loss of principal amount invested. Lord Abbett Distributor LLC is the principal underwriter of the Lord Abbett Mutual Funds.
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