Form 485APOS ALGER FUNDS

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As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 23, 2021
Securities Act File No. 33-4959
Investment Company Act File No. 811-1355

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington D.C. 20549
FORM N-1A
REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
Pre-Effective Amendment No.
Post-Effective Amendment No. 135
and/or
 
REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT OF 1940
Amendment No. 137
(Check appropriate box or boxes)
 

THE ALGER FUNDS
(a Massachusetts business trust)
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
360 Park Avenue South, New York, New York
10010
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s Telephone Number, including Area Code:212-806-8800
Tina Payne, Esq.
Fred Alger Management, LLC
360 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10010
(Name and Address of Agent for Service)
Copy to:
Nicole M. Runyan, Esq.
Proskauer Rose LLP
11 Times Square
New York, NY 10036

It is proposed that this filing will become effective (check appropriate box):
immediately upon filing pursuant to paragraph (b), or
on (date) pursuant to paragraph (b), or
60 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(1), or
on (date) pursuant to paragraph (a)(1), or
75 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(2), or
on December 10, 2021 pursuant to paragraph (a)(2) of Rule 485
If appropriate, check the following box:
This post-effective amendment designates a new effective date for a previously filed post-effective amendment.
Title of Securities Being Registered: Shares of beneficial interest, par value $0.001 per share.



The information in this prospectus is not complete and may be changed. We may not sell these securities until the registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission is effective. This prospectus is not an offer to sell these securities and is not soliciting an offer to buy these securities in any state where the offer or sale is not permitted.
SUBJECT TO COMPLETION, PRELIMINARY PROSPECTUS DATED SEPTEMBER 23, 2021
Prospectus [●]
 
Class
Ticker
Symbol
Alger Weatherbie Enduring Growth Fund
A
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C
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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 Section
Alger Weatherbie Enduring Growth Fund
Investment Objective
Alger Weatherbie Enduring Growth 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 13 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 Shares)” on page 24 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**
.70%
.70%
Distribution and/or Service (12b-1) Fees
.25%
1.00%
Other Expenses***
.25%
.26%
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses
1.20%
1.96%
Fee Waiver and/or Expense Reimbursement****
.05%
.11%
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses After Fee Waiver and/or Expense Reimbursement
1.15%
1.85%
*
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 $250 million is .70%, and for assets in excess of $250 million is .50%.
***
“Other Expenses” are based on estimated amounts for the current fiscal year. Actual expenses may differ from estimates.
****The Manager has contractually agreed to waive fees or to reimburse Fund expenses (excluding acquired fund fees and expenses, dividend expense on short sales, borrowing costs, interest, taxes, brokerage and extraordinary expenses) through February 29, 2024 to the extent necessary to limit the total annual fund operating expenses of the Class A Shares of the Fund to 1.15% of the class’s average daily net assets and the Class C Shares of the Fund to 1.85% of the 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, during the term of the contract, recoup any fees waived or expenses reimbursed pursuant to the contract to the extent that such recoupment would not cause the expense ratio to exceed the stated limitation in effect at the time of (i) the waiver or reimbursement and (ii) the recoupment by the Manager, after repayment of the recoupment is taken into account.
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 period of the three-year example through February 29, 2024 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
Class A
$636
$876
Class C
$288
$593

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You would pay the following expenses if you did not redeem your shares:
 
1 Year
3 Years
Class C
$188
$593
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 example, affect the Fund's performance. No portfolio turnover rate is included for the Fund because the Fund has not yet commenced operations.
Principal Investment Strategy
The Fund is sub-advised by Weatherbie Capital, LLC (“Weatherbie” or the “Sub-Adviser”), an affiliate of the Manager. The Manager oversees Weatherbie’s investment process. Weatherbie invests in small- and mid-cap growth companies that Weatherbie believes have enduring earnings, reasonable valuations and a distinct competitive advantage. Weatherbie invests in Foundation growth stocks and Opportunity growth stocks. Foundation growth stocks are companies led by experienced management teams, with innovative business models and the potential for high sales and earnings growth. Opportunity growth stocks are companies whose earnings may be temporarily depressed, but Weatherbie believes change is underway that can reaccelerate earnings.
The Fund invests primarily in equity securities of mid-cap companies 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 Weatherbie, promising growth potential.
Weatherbie employs fundamental analysis to identify innovative and dynamic companies and uses an ESG Rating Agency’s ratings (as discussed below) 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. Under normal circumstances, the weighted average of the Fund's holdings must be rated at or better than a medium or average rating provided by the ESG Rating Agency. The Fund will not invest in securities with a rating at or worse than severe or poor, as provided by the ESG Rating Agency. If a security’s rating is downgraded to severe or poor, Weatherbie will sell out of the security within a reasonable period of time. Unrated securities will be excluded from determining the weighted average rating. If a security is not rated by the ESG Rating Agency, the security will be given a 12-month grace period from the date it is added to the Fund in order for the security to obtain a rating from the ESG Rating Agency. The number of portfolio holdings without a rating by the ESG Rating Agency will be limited to three securities and 20% of the Fund’s assets.
For purposes of the Fund’s principal investment strategies, “mid-cap companies” are those companies that, at the time of purchase of the securities, generally have total market capitalization within the range of $1 billion to $25 billion. Because of the Fund’s long-term approach to investing, it could have a significant portion of its assets invested in securities of issuers that have appreciated beyond the market capitalization thresholds noted.
Equity securities include common or preferred stocks that are listed on U.S. or foreign exchanges.
The Fund intends to invest a substantial portion of its assets in a smaller number of issuers. Generally, the Fund will own no more than 30 holdings. As a result, the Fund is a non-diversified investment company, which means the performance results of any one position may have a greater impact on the Fund’s performance. Fund holdings may differ from this number for any reason. Such reasons may be, among others, because of extreme market volatility, such as when the Fund has entered a temporary defensive position. Additionally, the Fund may temporarily 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.
The Fund may invest a significant portion of its assets in securities of companies conducting business within a single sector.
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, in times of adverse or unstable market, economic or political conditions, to meet redemptions and/or when the Sub-Adviser believes it is advisable to do so. Except during temporary defensive periods, such investments will not exceed 15% of the Fund’s assets.

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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, if applicable. Local, regional or global events such as war, acts of terrorism, the spread of infectious illness or other public health issues, recessions, or other events could have a significant impact on the Fund and its investments.
An outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus designated as COVID-19 was first detected in China in December 2019 and subsequently spread internationally. The transmission of COVID-19 and efforts to contain its spread have resulted in, among other things, border closings and other significant travel restrictions and disruptions; significant disruptions to business operations, supply chains and customer activity; lower consumer demand for goods and services; significant job losses and increasing unemployment; event cancellations and restrictions; service cancellations, reductions and other changes; significant challenges in healthcare service preparation and delivery; prolonged quarantines; as well as general concern and uncertainty that has negatively affected the economic environment. The impact of this outbreak and any other epidemic or pandemic that may arise in the future could adversely affect the economies of many nations or the entire global economy and the financial performance of individual issuers, sectors, industries, asset classes, and markets in significant and unforeseen ways. Although the Federal Reserve has taken a number of actions to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on U.S. markets and institutions, including decreasing interest rates and implementing a variety of emergency stimulus measures, these actions may not succeed or have the intended effect. This crisis or other public health crises may also exacerbate other pre-existing political, social, economic, market and financial risks. The duration of the COVID-19 outbreak and its effects cannot be determined with certainty. The foregoing could result in significant market volatility, exchange trading suspensions and closures, declines in global financial markets, higher default rates and a substantial economic downturn or recession. Such impacts could impair the Fund’s ability to maintain operational standards (such as with respect to satisfying redemption requests), disrupt the operations of the Fund’s service providers, adversely affect the value and liquidity of the Fund’s investments and negatively impact the Fund’s performance and your investment in the Fund.
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.
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 Sub-Adviser or any judgment exercised by the Sub-Adviser 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 Sub-Adviser’s assessment of a company’s ESG practices may change over time.
Small Number of Holdings Risk – Under normal circumstances, the Fund invests in a portfolio of no more than 30 stocks. 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.
Mid Cap Securities Risk – There may be greater risk in investing in medium-capitalization companies rather than larger, more established companies due to such factors as inexperienced management and limited product lines or financial resources. 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.
Growth Stocks 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.

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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. 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.
Non-Diversification Risk – The Fund is a non-diversified investment company. 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 diversified portfolio.
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 – The Fund’s large cash position may underperform relative to both equity and fixed-income securities.
Performance
No performance information will be presented until the Fund has been in operation for a full calendar year. Annual performance information gives some indication of the risks of an investment in the Fund by comparing the Fund’s performance with a broad measure of market performance. The Fund’s past performance (before and after taxes) is not necessarily an indication of how the Fund will perform in the future. Updated performance will be available at www.alger.com within a reasonable amount of time after the Fund commences operations.
Management
Investment Manager
Portfolio Managers Jointly and Primarily Responsible for Day-to-Day Management of
the Fund
Fred Alger Management, LLC
 
Sub-Adviser
 
Weatherbie Capital, LLC*
H. George Dai, Ph.D.
Chief Investment Officer and Senior Portfolio Manager of Weatherbie Capital, LLC
Since Inception
Joshua D. Bennett, CFA
Chief Operating Officer and Senior Portfolio Manager of Weatherbie Capital, LLC
Since Inception
*
Weatherbie Capital, LLC, an affiliate of the Manager, 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 is 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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Investment Objective, Investment Strategies and Related Risks
The investment objective, principal strategy and primary risks of the Fund are discussed individually above. The Fund’s investment objective is a non-fundamental investment policy and may be changed by the Board of Trustees (the “Board”) without shareholder approval. The Fund will provide its shareholders with at least 60 days’ prior notice of any change to its investment objective. The 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. The Fund may not achieve its investment objective while in a temporary defensive position.
All of the 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. The Fund’s past performance (before and after taxes) is not necessarily an indication of how it will perform in the future.
Investment Objective
Alger Weatherbie Enduring Growth Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation.
Principal Investment Strategies
The following are the Fund’s investment process and principal investment strategies. The 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”).
The Fund invests primarily in equity securities. The 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. The Fund invests primarily in companies whose securities are traded on U.S. or foreign exchanges.
The Fund’s investment manager is Fred Alger Management, LLC (“Alger Management” or the “Manager”), and the Fund is sub-advised by Weatherbie Capital, LLC (“Weatherbie” or the “Sub-Adviser”), an affiliate of the Manager. The Manager oversees Weatherbie’s investment process. Weatherbie invests in small- and mid-cap growth companies that Weatherbie believes have enduring earnings, reasonable valuations and a distinct competitive advantage. Weatherbie believes that these companies tend to fall into categories:
Foundation growth stocks
Companies led by experienced management teams, with innovative business models and the potential for high sales and earnings growth.
Opportunity growth stocks
Companies whose earnings may be temporarily depressed, but Weatherbie believes change is underway that can reaccelerate earnings.
The Fund must take into account a company’s market capitalization when considering it for investment. The market capitalization of a company is its price per share multiplied by its number of outstanding shares.
Alger Weatherbie Enduring Growth Fund
The Fund invests primarily in equity securities of mid-cap companies 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 Weatherbie, promising growth potential.
Weatherbie employs fundamental analysis to identify innovative and dynamic companies and uses an ESG Rating Agency’s ratings (as discussed below) 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. Under normal circumstances, the weighted average of the Fund's holdings must be rated at or better than a medium or average rating provided by the ESG Rating Agency. The Fund will not invest in securities with a rating at or worse than severe or poor, as provided by the ESG Rating Agency. If a security’s rating is downgraded to severe or poor, Weatherbie will sell out of the security within a reasonable period of time. Unrated securities will be excluded from determining the weighted average rating. If a security is not rated by the ESG Rating Agency, the security will be given a 12-month grace period from the date it is added to the Fund in order for the security to obtain a rating from the ESG Rating Agency. The number of portfolio holdings without a rating by the ESG Rating Agency will be limited to three securities and 20% of the Fund’s assets.

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For purposes of the Fund’s principal investment strategies, “mid-cap companies” are those companies that, at the time of purchase of the securities, generally have total market capitalization within the range of $1 billion to $25 billion. Because of the Fund’s long-term approach to investing, it could have a significant portion of its assets invested in securities of issuers that have appreciated beyond the market capitalization thresholds noted.
Equity securities include common or preferred stocks that are listed on U.S. or foreign exchanges.
The Fund intends to invest a substantial portion of its assets in a smaller number of issuers. Generally, the Fund will own no more than 30 holdings. As a result, the Fund is a non-diversified investment company, which means the performance results of any one position may have a greater impact on the Fund’s performance. Fund holdings may differ from this number for any reason. Such reasons may be, among others, because of extreme market volatility, such as when the Fund has entered a temporary defensive position. Additionally, the Fund may temporarily 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.
The Fund may invest a significant portion of its assets in securities of companies conducting business within a single sector.
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, in times of adverse or unstable market, economic or political conditions, to meet redemptions and/or when the Manager believes it is advisable to do so. Except during temporary defensive periods, such investments will not exceed 15% of the Fund’s assets.
Other Strategies of the Fund
In addition to the principal strategies discussed above, the Fund may also invest or engage in the following investments/strategies:
Short Sales: The Fund may make short sales of securities either as a hedge against potential declines in the value of a portfolio security or to realize appreciation when a security that the Fund does not own declines in value. The Fund may also make short sales “against the box” without being subject to such limitations. In this type of short sale, at the time of the sale, the Fund owns or has the immediate and unconditional right to acquire the identical security at no additional cost. Any short sales of securities will not count towards the Fund’s 30-holdings portfolio.
Foreign Securities: The Fund may invest in equity securities of companies located outside the United States.
Private Investments: The Fund may invest in private placements and make private investments in public equities (“PIPEs”). The Fund may invest up to 10% of its assets in such strategies.
Investment Risks
This section contains a discussion of the general risks of investing in the Fund. The “Investment Strategies and Policies” section in the SAI also includes more information about the Fund and its investments and the related risks. An investment in the Fund 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 Fund involves risks.
Principal Risks of 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, if applicable. Local, regional or global events such as war, acts of terrorism, the spread of infectious illness or other public health issues, recessions, or other events could have a significant impact on the Fund and its investments.
An outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus designated as COVID-19 was first detected in China in December 2019 and subsequently spread internationally. The transmission of COVID-19 and efforts to contain its spread have resulted in, among other things, border closings and other significant travel restrictions and disruptions; significant disruptions to business operations, supply chains and customer activity; lower consumer demand for goods and services; significant job losses and

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increasing unemployment; event cancellations and restrictions; service cancellations, reductions and other changes; significant challenges in healthcare service preparation and delivery; prolonged quarantines; as well as general concern and uncertainty that has negatively affected the economic environment. The impact of this outbreak and any other epidemic or pandemic that may arise in the future could adversely affect the economies of many nations or the entire global economy and the financial performance of individual issuers, sectors, industries, asset classes, and markets in significant and unforeseen ways. Although the Federal Reserve has taken a number of actions to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on U.S. markets and institutions, including decreasing interest rates and implementing a variety of emergency stimulus measures, these actions may not succeed or have the intended effect. This crisis or other public health crises may also exacerbate other pre-existing political, social, economic, market and financial risks. The effects of this outbreak or any future outbreak in developing or emerging market countries may be greater due to less established health care systems. The duration of the COVID-19 outbreak and its effects cannot be determined with certainty. The foregoing could result in significant market volatility, exchange trading suspensions and closures, declines in financial markets, higher default rates and a substantial economic downturn or recession. Such impacts could impair the Fund's ability to maintain operational standards (such as with respect to satisfying redemption requests), disrupt the operations of the Fund's service providers, adversely affect the value and liquidity of the Fund's investments and negatively impact the Fund's performance and your investment in the Fund.
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. 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, 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.
Environmental, Social and/or Governance Sustainability-Related Securities Risk
The Sub-Adviser incorporates ESG criteria into its investment process for the 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, the 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 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 Sub-Adviser or any judgment exercised by the Sub-Adviser will reflect the beliefs or values of any particular investor. In evaluating a company, the Sub-Adviser is dependent upon information and data obtained through voluntary or third-party reporting that may be incomplete, inaccurate or unavailable, which could cause the Sub-Adviser to incorrectly assess a company’s ESG practices. ESG standards differ by region and industry, and a company’s ESG practices or the Sub-Adviser’s assessment of a company’s ESG practices may change over time.
Small Number of Holdings Risk
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. 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.
Mid Cap Securities Risk
There may be greater risk in investing in medium-capitalization companies rather than larger, more established companies due to such factors as inexperienced management and limited product lines or financial resources. 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.

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Growth Stocks 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. Expected growth may not be realized.
Sector Risk
The Fund may have a significant portion of its assets invested in securities of companies conducting business within a single sector. 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.
Non-Diversification Risk
The Fund is a non-diversified investment company. As such, the Fund can invest in fewer individual companies than a diversified investment company. As a result, 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 diversified portfolio. This risk is magnified compared to a fund that invests more broadly.
Portfolio Turnover (Active Trading) Risk
If the 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.
Other Risks of Investing in the Fund:
The Fund may also be subject to certain other non-principal risks associated with its investments and investment strategies, including:
Temporary Defensive Investments
In times of adverse or unstable market, economic or political conditions, the 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. The 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. The Fund may not achieve its investment objective while in a temporary defensive position.
Short Sales 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.
Foreign Securities Risk
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

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reduce the value of securities held by the 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.
Privately Placed Securities Risk
Private equity investments, which include PIPE and other private equity transactions, and which are distinct from investments in private equity funds, involve an extraordinarily high degree of business and financial risk and can result in substantial or complete losses. Some companies in which the Fund may invest may be operating at a loss or with substantial variations in operating results from period to period and may need substantial additional capital to support expansion or to achieve or maintain competitive positions. Such companies may face intense competition, including competition from companies with much greater financial resources, much more extensive development, production, marketing and service capabilities and a much larger number of qualified managerial and technical personnel. The Fund can offer no assurance that the marketing efforts of any particular company will be successful or that its business will succeed.
With respect to PIPE transactions, PIPE investors purchase securities directly from a publicly traded company in a private placement transaction, typically at a discount to the market price of the company’s common stock. Because the sale of the securities is not registered under the Securities Act of 1933, the securities are “restricted” and cannot be immediately resold by the investors into the public markets. Accordingly, the company typically agrees as part of the PIPE deal to register the restricted securities with the Securities and Exchange Commission. PIPE securities may be deemed illiquid.

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Management and Organization
Manager
Fred Alger Management, LLC
360 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10010
The Manager has been an investment adviser since 1964, and manages investments totaling (at October 31, 2021) approximately $[__] billion. The Manager is responsible for providing a continuous investment program for the Fund, 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 the 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 the Fund will be available in the Fund’s first available annual or semi-annual report to shareholders for its most recent October 31 fiscal year end or April 30 semi-annual fiscal year end. The Fund pays the Manager a fee at the annual rate of .70% for assets up to $250 million and .50% for assets in excess of $250 million.
The Manager has made contractual commitments to the Fund to waive its fee and/or reimburse the Fund for expenses to the extent necessary to maintain the Fund’s total annual operating expenses at or below certain levels. Such waiver/reimbursement arrangements are as follows: Class A shares – 1.15%; Class C shares – 1.85%. The limitations do not apply to acquired fund fees and expenses, dividend expense on short sales, borrowing costs, interest, taxes, brokerage and extraordinary expenses. Each agreement runs through February 29, 2024 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. The Manager may, during the term of the contract, recoup any fees waived or expenses reimbursed pursuant to the contract to the extent that such recoupment would not cause the expense ratio to exceed the stated limitation in effect at the time of (i) the waiver or reimbursement and (ii) the recoupment by the Manager, after repayment of the recoupment is taken into account.
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 the 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 October 31, 2021, Weatherbie had approximately $[__] billion in assets under management. Weatherbie sub-advises the Fund subject to the Manager’s supervision and approval. The Manager pays a sub-advisory fee to the Sub-Adviser out of its own resources at no additional charge to the Fund.
Portfolio Managers Jointly and Primarily Responsible for Day-to-Day Management of Portfolio Investments
Fund
Portfolio Managers
Since
Alger Weatherbie Enduring Growth Fund
H, George Dai, Ph.D.
Joshua D. Bennett, CFA
Inception
Inception
Mr. Bennett is the Chief Operating Officer of Weatherbie and a Senior Portfolio Manager. He joined Weatherbie in 2007.
Dr. Dai is the Chief Investment Officer of Weatherbie and a Senior Portfolio Manager. He joined Weatherbie in 2001.
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 the 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 Statement of Additional Information, 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 the Fund, including the

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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 fidelity bond and other insurance, if applicable; and providing executive, clerical and secretarial help needed to carry out these responsibilities. The 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 Fund's transfer agent, UMB Fund Services, Inc. (the “Transfer Agent”), and provides certain shareholder administrative services to the Fund. The 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 13.

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Shareholder Information
Distributor
Fred Alger & Company, LLC
360 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10010
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. The NAV for the Fund is calculated as of the close of business (normally 4:00 p.m. Eastern time) every day the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) is open. Generally, the NYSE is closed on weekends and national holidays.
NAV (net asset value) of a class of shares is computed by adding together the value allocable to the class of the 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.
Foreign securities are usually valued on the basis of the most recent closing price of the foreign markets on which such securities principally trade. Because the Fund invests in foreign securities principally listed on foreign exchanges that may trade on days the NYSE is closed, the value of the Fund’s assets may be affected on days when shareholders will not be able to purchase or redeem Fund shares.
The assets of the Fund are generally valued on the basis of market quotations. If market quotations are not readily available or do not accurately reflect fair value for a security, or if a security’s value has been materially affected by events occurring after the close of the market on which the security is principally traded, the security may be valued on the basis of fair value as determined by the Manager under procedures adopted by the Board. A security’s valuation may differ depending on the method used for determining value. Short-term money market instruments held by the Fund are generally valued on the basis of amortized cost.
In determining whether market quotations are reliable and readily available, the Manager monitors information it routinely receives for significant events it believes will affect market prices of portfolio instruments held by the Fund. Significant events may affect a particular company (for example, a trading halt in the company’s securities on an exchange during the day) or may affect securities markets (for example, a natural disaster that causes a market to close). If the Manager is aware of a significant event that has occurred after the close of the market where a portfolio instrument is primarily traded, but before the close of the NYSE, that the Manager believes has affected or is likely to affect the price of the instrument, the Manager will use its best judgment to determine a fair value for that portfolio instrument under procedures adopted by the Board.
The Manager believes that under certain circumstances foreign securities values may be affected by volatility that occurs in U.S. markets on a trading day after the close of foreign securities markets. The Manager’s fair valuation procedures therefore include a procedure whereby foreign securities prices may be “fair valued” to take those factors into account.
Purchasing and Redeeming Fund Shares
Shares of the 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

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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, the Fund expects to meet redemption requests by using cash or cash equivalents in its portfolio and/or by selling portfolio assets to generate cash. The Fund also may pay redemption proceeds using cash obtained through borrowing arrangements that may be available from time to time.
The 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
The Fund declares and pays 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 the 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. Shareholders who hold Fund shares in tax-deferred accounts ordinarily will not be subject to taxation on dividends from net investment income and net realized capital gains until they receive a distribution of the dividends from their individual plan accounts. 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 the Fund pays a dividend. If you buy shares when the 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 the Fund are held at values above their purchase price. In such cases, the sale of such securities in the 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 the Fund when such conditions exist. The amount of long-term and short-term capital gains are disclosed in the Fund’s most recent annual or 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.
Regardless of whether you choose to take distributions in cash or reinvest them in the 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 the Fund.
Classes of Fund Shares
Alger Weatherbie Enduring Growth Fund offers five classes of shares (A, C, I, Y, and Z Shares). Class A and C Shares are offered by this Prospectus. Class I, Y and Z Shares are offered in a separate prospectus.

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The table below summarizes key features of each of the share classes of the Fund. 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
in such Class C share conversions.
Investors with non-U.S. addresses and intermediary controlled accounts designated as foreign accounts (“Restricted Accounts”) are restricted from investing in the Fund. Existing Restricted Accounts may remain in the Fund, 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 Fund. Addresses in U.S. territories, such as Guam and Puerto Rico, are also treated as U.S. addresses and can invest in the Fund.
Sales Charges
The availability of certain sales charge waivers and reductions will depend on whether you purchase your shares directly from the 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

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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 the 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
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.”

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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 Statement of Additional Information.
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. 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 (0.75% distribution and/or shareholder services and 0.25% shareholder services) 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, the 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 their purchase, 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, the 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
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
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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;
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.

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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 the 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 the 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.
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 Statement of Additional Information.
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 the 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

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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 Fred Alger Management, LLC or Fred Alger & Company, LLC or their affiliates, and any of their immediate family members who share the same address.
Trustees of the Fund 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 Fund does 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.
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.

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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 Trusts 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
you want the check sent to a different address than the one we have on file; or
you want the check to be made payable to someone other than the registered owners we have on file; or
you have changed your address on file within the past 30 days.
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 $10 fee per wire sent to a bank account that you had previously designated on the Fund’s records, and generally a $15 fee per wire sent to a bank account not

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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.
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.
Limitations on Excessive Trading
The 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. The 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 the Fund and other circumstances may invite frequent and/or short-term trading by Fund shareholders, for whatever reason implemented. Active trading may be attempted and may, if carried out on a large scale, impose burdens on the Fund’s portfolio managers, interfere with the efficient management of the Fund, increase the Fund’s transaction costs, administrative costs or tax liability or otherwise be detrimental to the interests of the Fund and its other shareholders. The Fund therefore discourage market timing, and to the extent possible monitor for market timing patterns.
The Board has adopted policies and procedures to discourage frequent and/or short-term trading of Fund shares and will generally not accommodate such practices. These policies and procedures allow the 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 the 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 order to detect significant market timing, the Manager, in accordance with policies and procedures approved by the Board, will, among other things, seek to 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, the 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 determining whether trading activity is excessive: (i) transactions 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 the Fund deems materially similar to the Fund’s policy. 
If, based on the 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.  The 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 the Fund will be able to identify and restrict such activity in all cases.  Additionally, it is more difficult for the 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. 
In certain circumstances the Fund may accept frequent trading restrictions of intermediaries that differ from the Fund’s policies and procedures. Since such intermediaries execute or administer transactions with many fund families, it may be impractical for

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them to enforce a particular fund’s frequent trading or exchange policy. These alternate trading restrictions would be authorized only if the Fund believes that the alternate restrictions would provide reasonable protection to the Fund and its shareholders.  The 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 the Fund’s policies and procedures regarding the selective disclosure of its portfolio holdings, please see the SAI. The 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. The 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 the 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.
The 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.
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 Fund. 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.
Other Payments by the Fund. In addition to fees that the Fund may pay to a Financial Intermediary for distribution (12b-1) and shareholder servicing, and fees the Fund pays to their transfer agent, UMB Fund Services, Inc., the Distributor, on behalf of the Fund, may enter into agreements with Financial Intermediaries pursuant to which the Fund will pay a Financial Intermediary for networking, sub-transfer agency and/or sub-accounting 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.
Additional Compensation. From time to time the Distributor, at its expense from its own resources, may compensate Financial Intermediaries who are instrumental in effecting investments by their clients or customers in the 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 the Fund or the amount of proceeds received by the Fund on the sale of shares.
Redemptions by the Fund. 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, the 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 bringing the account value up to the minimum initial investment amount.
The Fund and its 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

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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 Fund and its 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 the 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 the 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. The 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 the 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 the Fund’s expenses, including advisory fees and other Fund costs, on the 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; and
Your investment has a 5% return before expenses each year.
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 Weatherbie Enduring Growth 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
1.15%
1.15%
1.20%
1.20%
1.20%
1.20%
1.20%
1.20%
1.20%
1.20%
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
-1.40%
2.40%
6.29%
10.33%
14.52%
18.87%
23.39%
28.08%
32.94%
37.99%
End Investment Balance
$9,840
$10,219
$10,607
$11,010
$11,428
$11,863
$12,313
$12,781
$13,267
$13,771
Annual Expense
$636
$115
$125
$130
$135
$140
$145
$151
$156
$162
Class C
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Expense Ratio
1.85%
1.85%
1.96%
1.96%
1.96%
1.96%
1.96%
1.96%
1.96%
1.96%
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
3.15%
6.40%
9.63%
12.97%
16.40%
19.94%
23.59%
27.34%
31.21%
35.20%
End Investment Balance
$10,315
$10,640
$10,963
$11,297
$11,640
$11,994
$12,359
$12,734
$13,121
$13,520
Annual Expense
$188
$194
$212
$218
$225
$232
$239
$246
$253
$261
Financial Highlights
The financial highlights are not available at this time for the Fund because the Fund has not commenced operations prior to the date of this Prospectus. Financial information, when available, will be included in the Fund’s next annual or semiannual report.

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Appendix A
Waivers and Discounts Available from Intermediaries
The availability of certain sales charge waivers and discounts will depend on whether you purchase your shares directly from the Fund or through a financial intermediary. Intermediaries may have different policies and procedures regarding the availability of front-end sales load waivers or contingent deferred (back-end) sales load (“CDSC”) waivers, which are discussed below. In all instances, it is the purchaser’s responsibility to notify the Fund or the purchaser’s financial intermediary at the time of purchase of any relationship or other facts qualifying the purchaser for sales charge waivers or discounts. For waivers and discounts not available through a particular intermediary, shareholders will have to purchase Fund shares directly from the Fund or through another intermediary to receive these waivers or discounts.
Ameriprise Financial
The following information applies to Class A shares purchases if you have an account with or otherwise purchase Fund shares through Ameriprise Financial:
Shareholders purchasing Fund shares through an Ameriprise Financial brokerage account are eligible for the following front-end sales charge waivers, which may differ from those disclosed elsewhere in this Fund’s prospectus or SAI:
Class A Shares Front-End Sales Charge Waivers Available at Ameriprise Financial
Employer-sponsored retirement plans (e.g., 401(k) plans, 457 plans, employer-sponsored 403(b) plans, profit sharing and money purchase pension plans
and defined benefit plans). For purposes of this provision, employer-sponsored retirement plans do not include SEP IRAs, Simple IRAs or SAR-SEPs.
Shares purchased through reinvestment of capital gains distributions and dividend reinvestment when purchasing shares of the same Fund (but not any other
fund within the same fund family).
Shares exchanged from Class C shares of the same fund in the month of or following the 7-year anniversary of the purchase date. To the extent that this
prospectus elsewhere provides for a waiver with respect to exchanges of Class C shares or conversion of Class C shares following a shorter holding period,
that waiver will apply.
Employees and registered representatives of Ameriprise Financial or its affiliates and their immediate family members.
Shares purchased by or through qualified accounts (including IRAs, Coverdell Education Savings Accounts, 401(k)s, 403(b) TSCAs subject to ERISA and
defined benefit plans) that are held by a covered family member, defined as an Ameriprise financial advisor and/or the advisor’s spouse, advisor’s lineal
ascendant (mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, great grandmother, great grandfather), advisor’s lineal descendant (son, step-son, daughter, step-
daughter, grandson, granddaughter, great grandson, great granddaughter) or any spouse of a covered family member who is a lineal descendant.
Shares purchased from the proceeds of redemptions within the same fund family, provided (1) the repurchase occurs within 90 days following the
redemption, (2) the redemption and purchase occur in the same account, and (3) redeemed shares were subject to a front-end or deferred sales load (i.e.
Rights of Reinstatement).
Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. and each entity’s affiliates (“Raymond James”)
Shareholders purchasing fund shares through a Raymond James platform or account, or through an introducing broker-dealer or independent registered investment adviser for which Raymond James provides trade execution, clearance, and/or custody services, will be eligible only for the following load waivers (front-end sales charge waivers and contingent deferred, or back-end, sales charge waivers) and discounts, which may differ from those disclosed elsewhere in this Fund’s prospectus or SAI. To receive a waiver, such waiver must be requested when an eligible trade is made.
Front-end Sales Load Waivers on Class A Shares available at Raymond James
Shares purchased in an investment advisory program.
Shares purchased within the same fund family through a systematic reinvestment of capital gains distributions and dividend reinvestment when purchasing
shares of the same fund (but not any other fund within the fund family).
Employees and registered representatives of Raymond James or its affiliates and their family members as designated by Raymond James.
Shares purchased from the proceeds of redemptions within the same fund family, provided (1) the repurchase occurs within 90 days following the
redemption, (2) the redemption and purchase occur in the same account, and (3) redeemed shares were subject to a front-end or deferred sales load (known
as Rights of Reinstatement).
A shareholder in the Fund’s Class C shares will have their shares converted at net asset value to Class A shares (or the appropriate share class) of the Fund if
the shares are no longer subject to a CDSC and the conversion is in line with the policies and procedures of Raymond James.
CDSC Waivers on Classes A, B and C shares available at Raymond James
Death or disability of the shareholder.
Shares sold as part of a systematic withdrawal plan as described in the fund’s prospectus.

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CDSC Waivers on Classes A, B and C shares available at Raymond James
Return of excess contributions from an IRA Account.
Shares sold as part of a required minimum distribution for IRA and retirement accounts due to the shareholder reaching the qualified age based on applicable
IRS regulations as described in the fund’s prospectus.
Shares sold to pay Raymond James fees but only if the transaction is initiated by Raymond James.
Shares acquired through a right of reinstatement.
Front-end load discounts available at Raymond James: breakpoints, and/or rights of accumulation, and/or letters of intent
Breakpoints as described in this prospectus.
Rights of accumulation which entitle shareholders to breakpoint discounts will be automatically calculated based on the aggregated holding of fund family
assets held by accounts within the purchaser’s household at Raymond James. Eligible fund family assets not held at Raymond James may be included in the
calculation of rights of accumulation only if the shareholder notifies his or her financial advisor about such assets.
Letters of intent which allow for breakpoint discounts based on anticipated purchases within a fund family, over a 13-month time period. Eligible fund family
assets not held at Raymond James may be included in the calculation of letters of intent only if the shareholder notifies his or her financial advisor about such
assets.
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Shareholders purchasing Fund shares through a Morgan Stanley Wealth Management transactional brokerage account will be eligible only for the following front-end sales charge waivers with respect to Class A shares, which may differ from and may be more limited than those disclosed elsewhere in this Fund’s Prospectus or SAI.
Front-end Sales Load Waivers on Class A Shares available at Morgan Stanley
Employer-sponsored retirement plans (e.g., 401(k) plans, 457 plans, employer-sponsored 403(b) plans, profit sharing and money purchase pension plans
and defined benefit plans). For purposes of this provision, employer-sponsored retirement plans do not include SEP IRAs, Simple IRAs, SAR-SEPs or Keogh
plans.
Morgan Stanley employee and employee-related accounts according to Morgan Stanley’s account linking rules.
Shares purchased through reinvestment of dividends and capital gains distributions when purchasing shares of the same fund.
Shares purchased through a Morgan Stanley self-directed brokerage account.
Class C (i.e., level-load) shares that are no longer subject to a contingent deferred sales charge and are converted to Class A shares of the same fund
pursuant to Morgan Stanley Wealth Management’s share class conversion program.
Shares purchased from the proceeds of redemptions within the same fund family, provided (i) the repurchase occurs within 90 days following the redemption,
(ii) the redemption and purchase occur in the same account, and (iii) redeemed shares were subject to a front-end or deferred sales charge.
Merrill Lynch
Shareholders purchasing Fund shares through a Merrill Lynch platform or account will be eligible only for the following load waivers (front-end sales charge waivers and contingent deferred, or back-end, sales charge waivers) and discounts, which may differ from those disclosed elsewhere in this Fund’s prospectus or SAI.
Front-end Sales Load Waivers on Class A Shares available at Merrill Lynch
Employer-sponsored retirement, deferred compensation and employee benefit plans (including health savings accounts) and trusts used to fund those plans,
provided that the shares are not held in a commission-based brokerage account and shares are held for the benefit of the plan
Shares purchased by a 529 Plan (does not include 529 Plan units or 529-specific share classes or equivalents)
Shares purchased through a Merrill Lynch affiliated investment advisory program
Shares exchanged due to the holdings moving from a Merrill Lynch affiliated investment advisory program to a Merrill Lynch brokerage (non-advisory)
account pursuant to Merrill Lynch’s policies relating to sales load discounts and waivers
Shares purchased by third party investment advisors on behalf of their advisory clients through Merrill Lynch’s platform
Shares of funds purchased through the Merrill Edge Self-Directed platform
Shares purchased through reinvestment of capital gains distributions and dividend reinvestment when purchasing shares of the same fund (but not any other
fund within the fund family)
Shares exchanged from Class C (i.e. level-load) shares of the same fund pursuant to Merrill Lynch’s policies relating to sales load discounts and waivers
Employees and registered representatives of Merrill Lynch or its affiliates and their family members
Directors or Trustees of the Fund, and employees of the Fund’s investment adviser or any of its affiliates, as described in this prospectus

Prospectus A-3/A-8
Front-end Sales Load Waivers on Class A Shares available at Merrill Lynch
Eligible shares purchased from the proceeds of redemptions within the same fund family, provided (1) the repurchase occurs within 90 days following the
redemption, (2) the redemption and purchase occur in the same account, and (3) redeemed shares were subject to a front-end or deferred sales load (known
as Rights of Reinstatement). Automated transactions (i.e. systematic purchases and withdrawals) and purchases made after shares are automatically sold to
pay Merrill Lynch’s account maintenance fees are not eligible for reinstatement
CDSC Waivers on A, B and C Shares available at Merrill Lynch
Death or disability of the shareholder
Shares sold as part of a systematic withdrawal plan as described in the Fund’s prospectus
Return of excess contributions from an IRA Account
Shares sold as part of a required minimum distribution for IRA and retirement accounts pursuant to the Internal Revenue Code
Shares sold to pay Merrill Lynch fees but only if the transaction is initiated by Merrill Lynch
Shares acquired through a right of reinstatement
Shares held in retirement brokerage accounts, that are exchanged for a lower cost share class due to transfer to certain fee based accounts or platforms
(applicable to A and C shares only)
Shares received through an exchange due to the holdings moving from a Merrill Lynch affiliated investment advisory program to a Merrill Lynch brokerage
(non-advisory) account pursuant to Merrill Lynch’s policies relating to sales load discounts and waivers
Front-end load Discounts Available at Merrill Lynch: Breakpoints, Rights of Accumulation & Letters of Intent
Breakpoints as described in this prospectus.
Rights of Accumulation (ROA) which entitle shareholders to breakpoint discounts as described in the Fund’s prospectus will be automatically calculated based
on the aggregated holding of fund family assets held by accounts (including 529 program holdings, where applicable) within the purchaser’s household at
Merrill Lynch. Eligible fund family assets not held at Merrill Lynch may be included in the ROA calculation only if the shareholder notifies his or her financial
advisor about such assets
Letters of Intent (LOI) which allow for breakpoint discounts based on anticipated purchases within a fund family, through Merrill Lynch, over a 13-month period
of time
Janney Montgomery Scott LLC
Effective May 1, 2020, if you purchase fund shares through a Janney Montgomery Scott LLC (“Janney”) brokerage account, you will be eligible for the following load waivers (front-end sales charge waivers and contingent deferred sales charge (“CDSC”), or back-end sales charge, waivers) and discounts, which may differ from those disclosed elsewhere in this fund’s Prospectus or SAI.
Front-end sales charge* waivers on Class A shares available at Janney
Shares purchased through reinvestment of capital gains distributions and dividend reinvestment when purchasing shares of the same fund (but not any other
fund within the fund family).
Shares purchased by employees and registered representatives of Janney or its affiliates and their family members as designated by Janney.
Shares purchased from the proceeds of redemptions within the same fund family, provided (1) the repurchase occurs within ninety (90) days following the
redemption, (2) the redemption and purchase occur in the same account, and (3) redeemed shares were subject to a front-end or deferred sales load (i.e.,
right of reinstatement).
Employer-sponsored retirement plans (e.g., 401(k) plans, 457 plans, employer-sponsored 403(b) plans, profit sharing and money purchase pension plans
and defined benefit plans). For purposes of this provision, employer-sponsored retirement plans do not include SEP IRAs, Simple IRAs, SAR-SEPs or Keogh
plans.
Shares acquired through a right of reinstatement.
Class C shares that are no longer subject to a contingent deferred sales charge and are converted to Class A shares of the same fund pursuant to Janney’s
policies and procedures.
CDSC waivers on Class A and C shares available at Janney
Shares sold upon the death or disability of the shareholder.
Shares sold as part of a systematic withdrawal plan as described in the fund’s Prospectus.
Shares purchased in connection with a return of excess contributions from an IRA account.
Shares sold as part of a required minimum distribution for IRA and other retirement accounts due to the shareholder reaching age 70½ as described in the
fund’s Prospectus.
Shares sold to pay Janney fees but only if the transaction is initiated by Janney.
Shares acquired through a right of reinstatement.
Shares exchanged into the same share class of a different fund.

Prospectus A-4/A-8
Front-end sales charge* discounts available at Janney: breakpoints, rights of accumulation, and/or letters of intent
Breakpoints as described in the fund’s Prospectus.
Rights of accumulation (“ROA”), which entitle shareholders to breakpoint discounts, will be automatically calculated based on the aggregated holding of fund
family assets held by accounts within the purchaser’s household at Janney. Eligible fund family assets not held at Janney may be included in the ROA
calculation only if the shareholder notifies his or her financial advisor about such assets.
Letters of intent which allow for breakpoint discounts based on anticipated purchases within a fund family, over a 13-month time period. Eligible fund family
assets not held at Janney Montgomery Scott may be included in the calculation of letters of intent only if the shareholder notifies his or her financial advisor
about such assets.
*Also referred to as an “initial sales charge.”
Edward D. Jones & Co. (“Edward Jones”)
Policies Regarding Transactions Through Edward Jones
The following information has been provided by Edward Jones:
Effective on or after March 1, 2021, the following information supersedes prior information with respect to transactions and positions held in fund shares through an Edward Jones system. Clients of Edward Jones (also referred to as “shareholders”) purchasing fund shares on the Edward Jones commission and fee-based platforms are eligible only for the following sales charge discounts (also referred to as “breakpoints”) and waivers, which can differ from discounts and waivers described elsewhere in the mutual fund prospectus or statement of additional information ("SAI") or through another broker-dealer. In all instances, it is the shareholder’s responsibility to inform Edward Jones at the time of purchase of any relationship, holdings of the Alger Funds, or other facts qualifying the purchaser for discounts or waivers. Edward Jones can ask for documentation of such circumstance. Shareholders should contact Edward Jones if they have questions regarding their eligibility for these discounts and waivers.
Breakpoints
Breakpoint pricing, otherwise known as volume pricing, at dollar thresholds as described in the prospectus.
Rights of Accumulation (“ROA”)
The applicable sales charge on a purchase of Class A shares is determined by taking into account all share classes (except certain money market funds and
any assets held in group retirement plans) of the Alger Family of Funds held by the shareholder or in an account grouped by Edward Jones with other
accounts for the purpose of providing certain pricing considerations (“pricing groups”). If grouping assets as a shareholder, this includes all share classes
held on the Edward Jones platform and/or held on another platform. The inclusion of eligible fund family assets in the ROA calculation is dependent on the
shareholder notifying Edward Jones of such assets at the time of calculation. Money market funds are included only if such shares were sold with a sales
charge at the time of purchase or acquired in exchange for shares purchased with a sales charge.
The employer maintaining a SEP IRA plan and/or SIMPLE IRA plan may elect to establish or change ROA for the IRA accounts associated with the plan to a
plan-level grouping as opposed to including all share classes at a shareholder or pricing group level.
ROA is determined by calculating the higher of cost minus redemptions or market value (current shares x NAV).
Letter of Intent (“LOI”)
Through a LOI, shareholders can receive the sales charge and breakpoint discounts for purchases shareholders intend to make over a 13-month period from
the date Edward Jones receives the LOI. The LOI is determined by calculating the higher of cost or market value of qualifying holdings at LOI initiation in
combination with the value that the shareholder intends to buy over a 13-month period to calculate the front-end sales charge and any breakpoint discounts.
Each purchase the shareholder makes during that 13-month period will receive the sales charge and breakpoint discount that applies to the total amount. The
inclusion of eligible fund family assets in the LOI calculation is dependent on the shareholder notifying Edward Jones of such assets at the time of calculation.
Purchases made before the LOI is received by Edward Jones are not adjusted under the LOI and will not reduce the sales charge previously paid. Sales
charges will be adjusted if LOI is not met.
If the employer maintaining a SEP IRA plan and/or SIMPLE IRA plan has elected to establish or change ROA for the IRA accounts associated with the plan to a
plan-level grouping, LOIs will also be at the plan-level and may only be established by the employer.
Sales Charge Waivers
Sales charges are waived for the following shareholders and in the following situations:
Associates of Edward Jones and its affiliates and their family members who are in the same pricing group (as determined by Edward Jones under its
policies and procedures) as the associate. This waiver will continue for the remainder of the associate’s life if the associate retires from Edward Jones in
good-standing and remains in good standing pursuant to Edward Jones' policies and procedures.
Shares purchased in an Edward Jones fee-based program.
Shares purchased through reinvestment of capital gains distributions and dividend reinvestment.
Shares purchased from the proceeds of redeemed shares of the same fund family so long as the following conditions are met: 1) the proceeds are from
the sale of shares within 60 days of the purchase, and 2) the sale and purchase are made in the same share class and the same account or the purchase is
made in an individual retirement account with proceeds from liquidations in a non-retirement account.

Prospectus A-5/A-8
Sales Charge Waivers
Shares exchanged into Class A shares from another share class so long as the exchange is into the same fund and was initiated at the discretion of
Edward Jones. Edward Jones is responsible for any remaining CDSC due to the fund company, if applicable. Any future purchases are subject to the
applicable sales charge as disclosed in the prospectus.
Exchanges from Class C shares to Class A shares of the same fund, generally, in the 84th month following the anniversary of the purchase date or earlier
at the discretion of Edward Jones.
Contingent Deferred Sales Charge (“CDSC”) Waivers
If the shareholder purchases shares that are subject to a CDSC and those shares are redeemed before the CDSC is expired, the shareholder is responsible
to pay the CDSC except in the following conditions:
The death or disability of the shareholder
Systematic withdrawals with up to 10% per year of the account value
Return of excess contributions from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA)
Shares sold as part of a required minimum distribution for IRA and retirement accounts if the redemption is taken in or after the year the shareholder
reaches qualified age based on applicable IRS regulations
Shares sold to pay Edward Jones fees or costs in such cases where the transaction is initiated by Edward Jones
Shares exchanged in an Edward Jones fee-based program
Shares acquired through NAV reinstatement
Shares redeemed at the discretion of Edward Jones for Minimum Balances, as described below
Other Important Information Regarding Transactions Through Edward Jones
Minimum Purchase Amounts
Initial purchase minimum: $250
Subsequent purchase minimum: none
Minimum Balances
Edward Jones has the right to redeem at its discretion fund holdings with a balance of $250 or less. The following are examples of accounts that are not
included in this policy:
A fee-based account held on an Edward Jones platform
A 529 account held on an Edward Jones platform
An account with an active systematic investment plan or LOI
Exchanging Share Classes
At any time it deems necessary, Edward Jones has the authority to exchange at NAV a shareholder’s holdings in a fund to Class A shares of the same fund.
Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.
Shareholders purchasing Fund shares through an Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. (“OPCO”) platform or account are eligible only for the following load waivers (front-end sales charge waivers and contingent deferred, or back-end, sales charge waivers) and discounts, which may differ from those disclosed elsewhere in this Fund’s prospectus or SAI. To receive a waiver, such waiver must be requested when an eligible trade is made.
Front-end Sales Load Waivers on Class A Shares available at OPCO
Employer-sponsored retirement, deferred compensation and employee benefit plans (including health savings accounts) and trusts used to fund those plans,
provided that the shares are not held in a commission-based brokerage account and shares are held for the benefit of the plan
Shares purchased by or through a 529 Plan
Shares purchased through a OPCO affiliated investment advisory program
Shares purchased through reinvestment of capital gains distributions and dividend reinvestment when purchasing shares of the same fund (but not any other
fund within the fund family)
Shares purchased from the proceeds of redemptions within the same fund family, provided (1) the repurchase occurs within 90 days following the
redemption, (2) the redemption and purchase occur in the same account, and (3) redeemed shares were subject to a front-end or deferred sales load (known
as Rights of Restatement)
Shareholders in the Fund’s Class C shares will have their shares converted at net asset value to Class A shares (or the appropriate share class) of the Fund if
the shares are no longer subject to a CDSC and the conversion is in line with the policies and procedures of OPCO
Employees and registered representatives of OPCO or its affiliates and their family members
Trustees of the Fund, and employees of the Fund’s investment adviser or any of its affiliates, as described in this prospectus

Prospectus A-6/A-8
CDSC Waivers on A, B and C Shares available at OPCO
Death or disability of the shareholder
Shares sold as part of a systematic withdrawal plan as described in the Fund’s prospectus
Return of excess contributions from an IRA Account
Shares sold as part of a required minimum distribution for IRA and retirement accounts due to the shareholder reaching the qualified age based upon
applicable IRS regulations as described in the prospectus
Shares sold to pay OPCO fees but only if the transaction is initiated by OPCO
Shares acquired through a right of reinstatement
Front-end load Discounts Available at OPCO: Breakpoints, Rights of Accumulation & Letters of Intent
Breakpoints as described in this prospectus
Rights of Accumulation (ROA) which entitle shareholders to breakpoint discounts will be automatically calculated based on the aggregated holding of fund
family assets held by accounts within the purchaser’s household at OPCO. Eligible fund family assets not held at OPCO may be included in the ROA
calculation only if the shareholder notifies his or her financial advisor about such assets
Robert W. Baird & Co.
Shareholders purchasing Fund shares through a Robert W. Baird & Co. (“Baird”) platform or account will only be eligible for the following sales charge waivers (front-end sales charge waivers and CDSC waivers) and discounts, which may differ from those disclosed elsewhere in this prospectus or the SAI. To receive a waiver, such waiver must be requested when an eligible trade is made.
Front-End Sales Charge Waivers on Investor A Shares Available at Baird
Shares purchased through reinvestment of capital gains distributions and dividend reinvestment when purchasing share of the same Fund
Share purchase by employees and registers representatives of Baird or its affiliate and their family members as designated by Baird
Shares purchased using the proceeds of redemptions within the Alger Family of Funds, provided (1) the repurchase occurs within 90 days following the
redemption, (2) the redemption and purchase occur in the same accounts, and (3) redeemed shares were subject to a front-end or deferred sales charge
(known as rights of reinstatement)
A shareholder in the Fund’s Investor C shares will have their shares converted at net asset value to Investor A shares of the same Fund if the shares are no
longer subject to CDSC and the conversion is in line with the policies and procedures of Baird
Employer-sponsored retirement plans or charitable accounts in a transactional brokerage account at Baird, including 401(k) plans, 457 plans, employer-
sponsored 403(b) plans, profit sharing and money purchase pension plans and defined benefit plans. For purposes of this provision, employer-sponsored
retirement plans do not include SEP IRAs, Simple IRAs or SAR-SEPs
CDSC Waivers on Investor A and C Shares Available at Baird
Shares sold due to death or disability of the shareholder
Shares sold as part of a systematic withdrawal plan as described in the Fund’s prospectus
Shares bought due to returns of excess contributions from an IRA account
Shares sold as part of a required minimum distribution for IRA and retirement accounts due to the shareholder reaching the qualified age based on applicable
Internal Revenue Service regulations as described in the Fund’s prospectus
Shares sold to pay Baird fees but only if the transaction is initiated by Baird
Shares acquired through a right of reinstatement
Front-End Sales Charge Discounts Available at Baird: Breakpoints and/or Rights of Accumulations
Breakpoints as described in the Fund’s prospectus
Rights of accumulations which entitles shareholders to breakpoint discounts will be automatically calculated based on the aggregated holding of assets
within the Alger Family of Funds held by accounts within the purchaser’s household at Baird. Eligible assets within the Alger Family of Funds not held at Baird
may be included in the rights of accumulations calculation only if the shareholder notifies his or her financial advisor about such assets
Letters of Intent (LOI) allow for breakpoint discounts based on anticipated purchases within the Alger Family of Funds through Baird, over a 13-month period
of time

Prospectus A-7/A-8
Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated (“Stifel”)
Shareholders purchasing Fund shares through a Stifel platform or account or who own shares for which Stifel or an affiliate is the broker-dealer of record are eligible for the following additional sales charge waiver, which may differ from the waivers disclosed elsewhere in this Fund’s prospectus or SAI. To receive a waiver, such waiver must be requested when an eligible trade is made.
Front-end Sales Load Waiver on Class A Shares Available at Stifel
Class C shares that have been held for more than seven (7) years will be converted to Class A shares of the same Fund pursuant to Stifel’s policies and
procedures
All other sales charge waivers and reductions described elsewhere in the Fund’ Prospectus or SAI still apply.
No initial sales charge is imposed on purchases of Class A Shares, and no CDSC is imposed on redemptions of Class shares, by the following financial institutions, on behalf of their clients, and financial intermediaries offering self-directed investment brokerage accounts, that have an agreement in place with the Distributor:
(1)
Alcatel-lucent Investment Management Corporation
(2)
Alight Financial Solutions, LLC
(3)
Allstate Financial Services LLC
(4)
Alpine Financial Advisers, LLC
(5)
American Enterprise Investment Services
(6)
American Portfolios Financial Services
(7)
Ameritas Investment Corp
(8)
Ameritrade Inc.
(9)
Apex Clearing Corporation
(10)
APW Capital Inc
(11)
Ascensus Trust Company
(12)
Ausdal Financial Partners, Inc.
(13)
Avantax Investment Services, Inc.
(14)
Bankers Life Securities, Inc.
(15)
BB&T Securities LLC
(16)
Benjamin F Edwards & Company, Inc.
(17)
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
(18)
Cadaret, Grant & Co. Inc.
(19)
Cambridge Investment Research Inc.
(20)
Cantella & Co. Inc.
(21)
Capitol Securities Management Inc.
(22)
Cascade Financial Management Inc.
(23)
Centaurus Financial Inc.
(24)
Cetera Advisor Networks LLC
(25)
Cetera Advisors LLC
(26)
Cetera Financial Specialists LLC
(27)
Cetera Investment Services LLC
(28)
Charles Schwab & Co
(29)
Client One Securities LLC
(30)
Cognitiant
(31)
Cri Securities, LLC
(32)
Cuso Financial Services, LP
(33)
DCC&S Default Dealer
(34)
Default Dealer
(35)
Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.
(36)
E*Trade Clearing LLC
(37)
E*Trade Securities
(38)
Edward Jones & Co
(39)
Emerson Equity LLC
(40)
Equitable Advisors LLC
(41)
First Allied Securities, Inc.
(42)
Folio Investments, Inc.
(43)
Fred Alger & Company, LLC
(44)
FSC Securities Corporation
(45)
Fulcrum Securities LLC
(46)
Geneos Wealth Management, Inc.
(47)
Global Investor Services LC
(48)
GWFS Equities Inc.
(49)
GWN Securities Inc.
(50)
H Beck, Inc.
(51)
Harbour Investments, Inc.
(52)
Hightower Advisors, LLC
(53)
Hornor Townsend & Kent Inc.
(54)
HSBC Bank USA NA
(55)
IFP Securities, LLC
(56)
Independent Financial Group, LLC
(57)
Infinex Investments, Inc.
(58)
ING America Insurance Holdings Inc.
(59)
Janney Montgomery Scott LLC
(60)
JP Morgan Clearing Corp
(61)
Kestra Investment Services
(62)
Kovack Securities Inc.
(63)
Lamberson Knight Wealth Management LLC
(64)
Lincoln Financial Advisors
(65)
Lincoln Financial Securities
(66)
Lincoln Investment Planning, LLC
(67)
LPL Financial LLC
(68)
M Holdings Securities
(69)
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated
(70)
Mid Atlantic Capital Corp
(71)
Mid Atlantic Clearing & Settlement Corp
(72)
MML Distributors LLC
(73)
MML Distributors SMF-PL
(74)
MML Investors Services, LLC
(75)
Money Concepts Capital Corp
(76)
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC
(77)
MSCS Financial Services LLC
(78)
Mwa Financial Services Inc.
(79)
National Financial Services LLC
(80)
Nationwide Investment Services Corp
(81)
Network 1 Financial Securities Inc.
(82)
Northland Securities, Inc.
(83)
Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC
(84)
NYlife Securities LLC
(85)
Oppenheimer & Co Inc.
(86)
Park Avenue Securities LLC
(87)
Pensionmark Securities LLC
(88)
Pershing LLC
(89)
Planmember Securities Corporation
(90)
Principal Securities, Inc.
(91)
Princor Financial Services
(92)
Prudential Investment Management Service

Prospectus A-8/A-8
(93)
Raisonne & Hammer Price Corporation
(94)
Raymond James & Associates, Inc.
(95)
Raymond James Financial Services, Inc.
(96)
RBC Capital Markets LLC
(97)
Reliance Trust Company
(98)
Robert W Baird & Co Inc.
(99)
Royal Alliance Associates Inc.
(100)
Sagepoint Financial, Inc.
(101)
Securian Financial Services Inc.
(102)
Securities America Inc.
(103)
Securities Service Network, Inc.
(104)
Snowden Account Services, Inc.
(105)
State Street Bank & Trust Co.
(106)
Stephens Inc
(107)
Stifel, Nicolaus & Company Inc.
(108)
T Rowe Price
(109)
TD Ameritrade Clearing, Inc.
(110)
TD Ameritrade Trust Company
(111)
TFS Securities, Inc.
(112)
The Investment Center, Inc.
(113)
The O.n. Equity Sales Company
(114)
Tiaa-cref Individual & Institutional Services, LLC
(115)
Trilogy Financial Solutions
(116)
UBS Financial Services Inc.
(117)
United Planners Financial
(118)
US Bancorp Investments Inc.
(119)
Valmark Securities Inc.
(120)
Vanguard Fiduciary Trust Co
(121)
Vanguard Marketing Corporation
(122)
Voya Financial Advisors, Inc.
(123)
Wachovia Bank
(124)
Waddell & Reed, Inc.
(125)
Wells Fargo Bank
(126)
Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC
(127)
Western International
(128)
Woodbury Financial Services

For Fund Information:
By Telephone:
(800) 992-3863
By Mail:
Alger Family of Funds
c/o UMB Fund Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 2175
Milwaukee, WI  53212-2175
Online
Text versions of Fund documents can be downloaded from the following sources:
 
The Fund: http://www.alger.com
 
SEC (EDGAR data base): www.sec.gov
Statement of Additional Information
For more detailed information about the Fund and its policies, please read the Fund’s Statement of Additional Information, which is incorporated by reference into (is legally made a part of) this Prospectus. You can get a free copy of the Statement of Additional Information by calling the Fund's toll-free number, at the Fund's website at www.alger.com or by writing to the address above. The Statement of Additional Information is on file with the SEC.
Annual and Semi-Annual Reports
Additional information about the Fund’s investments is available in the Fund’s annual and semi-annual reports to shareholders. In the Fund’s annual report you will find a discussion of the market conditions and investment strategies that significantly affected the Fund’s performance during the period covered by the report. You can receive free copies of these reports by calling the Fund's toll-free number, at the Fund's website at www.alger.com or by writing to the address above. Copies can also be obtained for a duplicating fee by E-mail request to publicinfo@sec.gov. Fund documents are also available on the EDGAR database on the SEC’s Internet site at www.sec.gov.
Quarterly Fund Holdings
The Fund’s most recent month end portfolio holdings are available approximately sixty days after month-end on the Fund’s website at www.alger.com. The Fund also files its complete schedule of portfolio holdings with the SEC for the first and third quarter of each fiscal year as an exhibit to Form N-PORT and semi-annually on Form N-CSR. Forms N-PORT and N-CSR are available online on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. A copy of the most recent quarterly holdings may also be obtained from the Fund by calling (800) 992-3863.
Alger Electronic Delivery Service
The Fund provides you with an enhancement of your ability to access Fund documents online. When Fund documents such as prospectuses and annual and semi-annual reports are available, you will be sent an e-mail notification with a link that will take you directly to the Fund information on the Funds’ website. To sign up for this free service, enroll at www.icsdelivery.com/alger.
Distributor: Fred Alger & Company, LLC
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The information in this prospectus is not complete and may be changed. We may not sell these securities until the registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission is effective. This prospectus is not an offer to sell these securities and is not soliciting an offer to buy these securities in any state where the offer or sale is not permitted.
SUBJECT TO COMPLETION, PRELIMINARY PROSPECTUS DATED SEPTEMBER 23, 2021
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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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Prospectus 1/27
Summary Section
Alger Weatherbie Enduring Growth Fund
Investment Objective
Alger Weatherbie Enduring Growth 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.
Shareholder Fees
(fees paid directly from your investment)
 
Class I
 
None
Annual Fund Operating Expenses
(expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)
 
Class I
Advisory Fees*
.70%
Distribution and/or Service (12b-1) Fees
.25%
Other Expenses**
.25%
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses
1.20%
Fee Waiver and/or Expense Reimbursement***
.10%
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses After Fee Waiver and/or Expense Reimbursement
1.10%
*
The Fund and Fred Alger Management, LLC (the “Manager”) have adopted fee breakpoints for the Fund. The advisory fee for assets up to $250 million is .70%, and for assets in excess of $250 million is .50%.
**
“Other Expenses” are based on estimated amounts for the current fiscal year. Actual expenses may differ from estimates.
***
The Manager has contractually agreed to waive fees or to reimburse Fund expenses (excluding acquired fund fees and expenses, dividend expense on short sales, borrowing costs, interest, taxes, brokerage and extraordinary expenses) through February 29, 2024 to the extent necessary to limit the total annual fund operating expenses of the Class I Shares of the Fund to 1.10% of the 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, during the term of the contract, recoup any fees waived or expenses reimbursed pursuant to the contract to the extent that such recoupment would not cause the expense ratio to exceed the stated limitation in effect at the time of (i) the waiver or reimbursement and (ii) the recoupment by the Manager, after repayment of the recoupment is taken into account.
Example
The following example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other funds. The example assumes 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 period of the three-year example through February 29, 2024 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
Class I
$112
$361
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 example, affect the Fund's performance. No portfolio turnover rate is included for the Fund because the Fund has not yet commenced operations.

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Principal Investment Strategy
The Fund is sub-advised by Weatherbie Capital, LLC (“Weatherbie” or the “Sub-Adviser”), an affiliate of the Manager. The Manager oversees Weatherbie’s investment process. Weatherbie invests in small- and mid-cap growth companies that Weatherbie believes have enduring earnings, reasonable valuations and a distinct competitive advantage. Weatherbie invests in Foundation growth stocks and Opportunity growth stocks. Foundation growth stocks are companies led by experienced management teams, with innovative business models and the potential for high sales and earnings growth. Opportunity growth stocks are companies whose earnings may be temporarily depressed, but Weatherbie believes change is underway that can reaccelerate earnings.
The Fund invests primarily in equity securities of mid-cap companies 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 Weatherbie, promising growth potential.
Weatherbie employs fundamental analysis to identify innovative and dynamic companies and uses an ESG Rating Agency’s ratings (as discussed below) 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. Under normal circumstances, the weighted average of the Fund's holdings must be rated at or better than a medium or average rating provided by the ESG Rating Agency. The Fund will not invest in securities with a rating at or worse than severe or poor, as provided by the ESG Rating Agency. If a security’s rating is downgraded to severe or poor, Weatherbie will sell out of the security within a reasonable period of time. Unrated securities will be excluded from determining the weighted average rating. If a security is not rated by the ESG Rating Agency, the security will be given a 12-month grace period from the date it is added to the Fund in order for the security to obtain a rating from the ESG Rating Agency. The number of portfolio holdings without a rating by the ESG Rating Agency will be limited to three securities and 20% of the Fund’s assets.
For purposes of the Fund’s principal investment strategies, “mid-cap companies” are those companies that, at the time of purchase of the securities, generally have total market capitalization within the range of $1 billion to $25 billion. Because of the Fund’s long-term approach to investing, it could have a significant portion of its assets invested in securities of issuers that have appreciated beyond the market capitalization thresholds noted.
Equity securities include common or preferred stocks that are listed on U.S. or foreign exchanges.
The Fund intends to invest a substantial portion of its assets in a smaller number of issuers. Generally, the Fund will own no more than 30 holdings. As a result, the Fund is a non-diversified investment company, which means the performance results of any one position may have a greater impact on the Fund’s performance. Fund holdings may differ from this number for any reason. Such reasons may be, among others, because of extreme market volatility, such as when the Fund has entered a temporary defensive position. Additionally, the Fund may temporarily 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.
The Fund may invest a significant portion of its assets in securities of companies conducting business within a single sector.
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, in times of adverse or unstable market, economic or political conditions, to meet redemptions and/or when the Sub-Adviser believes it is advisable to do so. Except during temporary defensive periods, such investments will not exceed 15% of the Fund’s 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, if applicable. Local, regional or global events such as war, acts of terrorism, the spread of infectious illness or other public health issues, recessions, or other events could have a significant impact on the Fund and its investments.
An outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus designated as COVID-19 was first detected in China in December 2019 and subsequently spread internationally. The transmission of COVID-19 and efforts to contain its spread have resulted in, among other things, border closings and other significant travel restrictions and disruptions; significant disruptions to business operations, supply chains and customer activity; lower consumer demand for goods and services; significant job losses and increasing unemployment; event cancellations and restrictions; service cancellations, reductions and other changes; significant challenges in healthcare service preparation and delivery; prolonged quarantines; as well as general concern and uncertainty that has negatively affected the economic environment. The impact of this outbreak and any other epidemic or pandemic that may arise in the future could adversely affect the economies of many nations or the entire global economy and the financial performance of individual issuers, sectors, industries, asset classes, and markets in significant and unforeseen ways. Although the Federal Reserve has taken a number of actions to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on U.S. markets and institutions, including decreasing interest rates and implementing a variety of emergency stimulus measures, these actions may not succeed or have the intended effect. This crisis or other public health crises may also exacerbate other pre-existing political, social, economic, market and financial risks. The duration of the COVID-19 outbreak and its effects cannot be determined with certainty. The foregoing could result in significant market volatility, exchange trading suspensions and closures, declines in global financial markets, higher default rates and a substantial economic downturn or recession. Such impacts could impair the Fund’s ability to maintain operational standards (such as with respect to satisfying redemption requests), disrupt the operations of the Fund’s service providers, adversely affect the value and liquidity of the Fund’s investments and negatively impact the Fund’s performance and your investment in the Fund.
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.
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 Sub-Adviser or any judgment exercised by the Sub-Adviser 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 Sub-Adviser’s assessment of a company’s ESG practices may change over time.
Small Number of Holdings Risk – Under normal circumstances, the Fund invests in a portfolio of no more than 30 stocks. 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.
Mid Cap Securities Risk – There may be greater risk in investing in medium-capitalization companies rather than larger, more established companies due to such factors as inexperienced management and limited product lines or financial resources. 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.
Growth Stocks 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. 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.
Non-Diversification Risk – The Fund is a non-diversified investment company. 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 diversified portfolio.
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.

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Cash Position Risk – The Fund’s large cash position may underperform relative to both equity and fixed-income securities.
Performance
No performance information will be presented until the Fund has been in operation for a full calendar year. Annual performance information gives some indication of the risks of an investment in the Fund by comparing the Fund’s performance with a broad measure of market performance. The Fund’s past performance (before and after taxes) is not necessarily an indication of how the Fund will perform in the future. Updated performance will be available at www.alger.com within a reasonable amount of time after the Fund commences operations.
Management
Investment Manager
Portfolio Managers Jointly and Primarily Responsible for Day-to-Day Management of
the Fund
Fred Alger Management, LLC
 
Sub-Adviser
 
Weatherbie Capital, LLC*
H. George Dai, Ph.D.
Chief Investment Officer and Senior Portfolio Manager of Weatherbie Capital, LLC
Since Inception
Joshua D. Bennett, CFA
Chief Operating Officer and Senior Portfolio Manager of Weatherbie Capital, LLC
Since Inception
*
Weatherbie Capital, LLC, an affiliate of the Manager, 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 is 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
The Fund’s Class I Shares are not subject to a minimum initial investment. Class I Shares are an investment vehicle principally for institutional investors such as registered investment advisers, banks, trust companies, and other financial institutions, for investments in employee benefit plans, or for advisory platform investors who pay a separate fee to such institution for the right to invest.
Investors may purchase or redeem Fund shares on any business day through a financial intermediary.
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 Weatherbie Enduring Growth Fund
Investment Objective
Alger Weatherbie Enduring Growth 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.
Shareholder Fees
(fees paid directly from your investment)
 
Class Y
 
None
Annual Fund Operating Expenses
(expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)
 
Class Y
Advisory Fees*
.70%
Distribution and/or Service (12b-1) Fees
None
Other Expenses**
.19%
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses
.89%
Fee Waiver and/or Expense Reimbursement***
.19%
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses After Fee Waiver and/or Expense Reimbursement
.70%
*
The Fund and Fred Alger Management, LLC (the “Manager”) have adopted fee breakpoints for the Fund. The advisory fee for assets up to $250 million is .70%, and for assets in excess of $250 million is .50%.
**
“Other Expenses” are based on estimated amounts for the current fiscal year. Actual expenses may differ from estimates.
***
The Manager has contractually agreed to waive fees or to reimburse Fund expenses (excluding acquired fund fees and expenses, dividend expense on short sales, borrowing costs, interest, taxes, brokerage and extraordinary expenses) through February 29, 2024 to the extent necessary to limit the total annual fund operating expenses of the Class Y Shares of the Fund to 0.70% of the 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, during the term of the contract, recoup any fees waived or expenses reimbursed pursuant to the contract to the extent that such recoupment would not cause the expense ratio to exceed the stated limitation in effect at the time of (i) the waiver or reimbursement and (ii) the recoupment by the Manager, after repayment of the recoupment is taken into account.
Example
The following example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other funds. The example assumes 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 period of the three-year example through February 29, 2024 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
Class Y
$72
$245
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 example, affect the Fund's performance. No portfolio turnover rate is included for the Fund because the Fund has not yet commenced operations.
Principal Investment Strategy
The Fund is sub-advised by Weatherbie Capital, LLC (“Weatherbie” or the “Sub-Adviser”), an affiliate of the Manager. The Manager oversees Weatherbie’s investment process. Weatherbie invests in small- and mid-cap growth companies that Weatherbie believes have enduring earnings, reasonable valuations and a distinct competitive advantage. Weatherbie invests in Foundation growth stocks and Opportunity growth stocks. Foundation growth stocks are companies led by experienced management teams, with

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innovative business models and the potential for high sales and earnings growth. Opportunity growth stocks are companies whose earnings may be temporarily depressed, but Weatherbie believes change is underway that can reaccelerate earnings.
The Fund invests primarily in equity securities of mid-cap companies 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 Weatherbie, promising growth potential.
Weatherbie employs fundamental analysis to identify innovative and dynamic companies and uses an ESG Rating Agency’s ratings (as discussed below) 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. Under normal circumstances, the weighted average of the Fund's holdings must be rated at or better than a medium or average rating provided by the ESG Rating Agency. The Fund will not invest in securities with a rating at or worse than severe or poor, as provided by the ESG Rating Agency. If a security’s rating is downgraded to severe or poor, Weatherbie will sell out of the security within a reasonable period of time. Unrated securities will be excluded from determining the weighted average rating. If a security is not rated by the ESG Rating Agency, the security will be given a 12-month grace period from the date it is added to the Fund in order for the security to obtain a rating from the ESG Rating Agency. The number of portfolio holdings without a rating by the ESG Rating Agency will be limited to three securities and 20% of the Fund’s assets.
For purposes of the Fund’s principal investment strategies, “mid-cap companies” are those companies that, at the time of purchase of the securities, generally have total market capitalization within the range of $1 billion to $25 billion. Because of the Fund’s long-term approach to investing, it could have a significant portion of its assets invested in securities of issuers that have appreciated beyond the market capitalization thresholds noted.
Equity securities include common or preferred stocks that are listed on U.S. or foreign exchanges.
The Fund intends to invest a substantial portion of its assets in a smaller number of issuers. Generally, the Fund will own no more than 30 holdings. As a result, the Fund is a non-diversified investment company, which means the performance results of any one position may have a greater impact on the Fund’s performance. Fund holdings may differ from this number for any reason. Such reasons may be, among others, because of extreme market volatility, such as when the Fund has entered a temporary defensive position. Additionally, the Fund may temporarily 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.
The Fund may invest a significant portion of its assets in securities of companies conducting business within a single sector.
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, in times of adverse or unstable market, economic or political conditions, to meet redemptions and/or when the Sub-Adviser believes it is advisable to do so. Except during temporary defensive periods, such investments will not exceed 15% of the Fund’s 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, if applicable. Local, regional or global events such as war, acts of terrorism, the spread of infectious illness or other public health issues, recessions, or other events could have a significant impact on the Fund and its investments.
An outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus designated as COVID-19 was first detected in China in December 2019 and subsequently spread internationally. The transmission of COVID-19 and efforts to contain its spread have resulted in, among other things, border closings and other significant travel restrictions and disruptions; significant disruptions to business operations, supply chains and customer activity; lower consumer demand for goods and services; significant job losses and increasing unemployment; event cancellations and restrictions; service cancellations, reductions and other changes; significant

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challenges in healthcare service preparation and delivery; prolonged quarantines; as well as general concern and uncertainty that has negatively affected the economic environment. The impact of this outbreak and any other epidemic or pandemic that may arise in the future could adversely affect the economies of many nations or the entire global economy and the financial performance of individual issuers, sectors, industries, asset classes, and markets in significant and unforeseen ways. Although the Federal Reserve has taken a number of actions to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on U.S. markets and institutions, including decreasing interest rates and implementing a variety of emergency stimulus measures, these actions may not succeed or have the intended effect. This crisis or other public health crises may also exacerbate other pre-existing political, social, economic, market and financial risks. The duration of the COVID-19 outbreak and its effects cannot be determined with certainty. The foregoing could result in significant market volatility, exchange trading suspensions and closures, declines in global financial markets, higher default rates and a substantial economic downturn or recession. Such impacts could impair the Fund’s ability to maintain operational standards (such as with respect to satisfying redemption requests), disrupt the operations of the Fund’s service providers, adversely affect the value and liquidity of the Fund’s investments and negatively impact the Fund’s performance and your investment in the Fund.
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.
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 Sub-Adviser or any judgment exercised by the Sub-Adviser 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 Sub-Adviser’s assessment of a company’s ESG practices may change over time.
Small Number of Holdings Risk – Under normal circumstances, the Fund invests in a portfolio of no more than 30 stocks. 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.
Mid Cap Securities Risk – There may be greater risk in investing in medium-capitalization companies rather than larger, more established companies due to such factors as inexperienced management and limited product lines or financial resources. 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.
Growth Stocks 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. 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.
Non-Diversification Risk – The Fund is a non-diversified investment company. 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 diversified portfolio.
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 – The Fund’s large cash position may underperform relative to both equity and fixed-income securities.
Performance
No performance information will be presented until the Fund has been in operation for a full calendar year. Annual performance information gives some indication of the risks of an investment in the Fund by comparing the Fund’s performance with a broad measure of market performance. The Fund’s past performance (before and after taxes) is not necessarily an indication of how the

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Fund will perform in the future. Updated performance will be available at www.alger.com within a reasonable amount of time after the Fund commences operations.
Management
Investment Manager
Portfolio Managers Jointly and Primarily Responsible for Day-to-Day Management of
the Fund
Fred Alger Management, LLC
 
Sub-Adviser
 
Weatherbie Capital, LLC*
H. George Dai, Ph.D.
Chief Investment Officer and Senior Portfolio Manager of Weatherbie Capital, LLC
Since Inception
Joshua D. Bennett, CFA
Chief Operating Officer and Senior Portfolio Manager of Weatherbie Capital, LLC
Since Inception
*
Weatherbie Capital, LLC, an affiliate of the Manager, 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 is 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
The Fund’s Class Y Shares are generally subject to a minimum initial investment of $500,000. Class Y Shares are available for purchase by institutional investors such as qualified and non-qualified retirement, deferred compensation, and benefit plans, bank and trust companies, insurance companies, corporations, charitable organizations, endowments and foundations, government entities, and fund-of-funds.
Investors may purchase or redeem Fund shares on any business day through a financial intermediary.
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 Weatherbie Enduring Growth Fund
Investment Objective
Alger Weatherbie Enduring Growth 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.
Shareholder Fees
(fees paid directly from your investment)
 
Class Z
 
None
Annual Fund Operating Expenses
(expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)
 
Class Z
Advisory Fees*
.70%
Distribution and/or Service (12b-1) Fees
None
Other Expenses**
.19%
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses
.89%
Fee Waiver and/or Expense Reimbursement***
.14%
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses After Fee Waiver and/or Expense Reimbursement
0.75%
*
The Fund and Fred Alger Management, LLC (the “Manager”) have adopted fee breakpoints for the Fund. The advisory fee for assets up to $250 million is .70%, and for assets in excess of $250 million is .50%.
**
“Other Expenses” are based on estimated amounts for the current fiscal year. Actual expenses may differ from estimates.
***
The Manager has contractually agreed to waive fees or to reimburse Fund expenses (excluding acquired fund fees and expenses, dividend expense on short sales, borrowing costs, interest, taxes, brokerage and extraordinary expenses) through February 29, 2024 to the extent necessary to limit the total annual fund operating expenses of the Class Z Shares of the Fund to 0.75% of the 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, during the term of the contract, recoup any fees waived or expenses reimbursed pursuant to the contract to the extent that such recoupment would not cause the expense ratio to exceed the stated limitation in effect at the time of (i) the waiver or reimbursement and (ii) the recoupment by the Manager, after repayment of the recoupment is taken into account.
Example
The following example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other funds. The example assumes 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 period of the three-year example through February 29, 2024 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
Class Z
$77
$255
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 example, affect the Fund's performance. No portfolio turnover rate is included for the Fund because the Fund has not yet commenced operations.
Principal Investment Strategy
The Fund is sub-advised by Weatherbie Capital, LLC (“Weatherbie” or the “Sub-Adviser”), an affiliate of the Manager. The Manager oversees Weatherbie’s investment process. Weatherbie invests in small- and mid-cap growth companies that Weatherbie believes have enduring earnings, reasonable valuations and a distinct competitive advantage. Weatherbie invests in Foundation growth

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stocks and Opportunity growth stocks. Foundation growth stocks are companies led by experienced management teams, with innovative business models and the potential for high sales and earnings growth. Opportunity growth stocks are companies whose earnings may be temporarily depressed, but Weatherbie believes change is underway that can reaccelerate earnings.
The Fund invests primarily in equity securities of mid-cap companies 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 Weatherbie, promising growth potential.
Weatherbie employs fundamental analysis to identify innovative and dynamic companies and uses an ESG Rating Agency’s ratings (as discussed below) 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. Under normal circumstances, the weighted average of the Fund's holdings must be rated at or better than a medium or average rating provided by the ESG Rating Agency. The Fund will not invest in securities with a rating at or worse than severe or poor, as provided by the ESG Rating Agency. If a security’s rating is downgraded to severe or poor, Weatherbie will sell out of the security within a reasonable period of time. Unrated securities will be excluded from determining the weighted average rating. If a security is not rated by the ESG Rating Agency, the security will be given a 12-month grace period from the date it is added to the Fund in order for the security to obtain a rating from the ESG Rating Agency. The number of portfolio holdings without a rating by the ESG Rating Agency will be limited to three securities and 20% of the Fund’s assets.
For purposes of the Fund’s principal investment strategies, “mid-cap companies” are those companies that, at the time of purchase of the securities, generally have total market capitalization within the range of $1 billion to $25 billion. Because of the Fund’s long-term approach to investing, it could have a significant portion of its assets invested in securities of issuers that have appreciated beyond the market capitalization thresholds noted.
Equity securities include common or preferred stocks that are listed on U.S. or foreign exchanges.
The Fund intends to invest a substantial portion of its assets in a smaller number of issuers. Generally, the Fund will own no more than 30 holdings. As a result, the Fund is a non-diversified investment company, which means the performance results of any one position may have a greater impact on the Fund’s performance. Fund holdings may differ from this number for any reason. Such reasons may be, among others, because of extreme market volatility, such as when the Fund has entered a temporary defensive position. Additionally, the Fund may temporarily 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.
The Fund may invest a significant portion of its assets in securities of companies conducting business within a single sector.
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, in times of adverse or unstable market, economic or political conditions, to meet redemptions and/or when the Sub-Adviser believes it is advisable to do so. Except during temporary defensive periods, such investments will not exceed 15% of the Fund’s 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, if applicable. Local, regional or global events such as war, acts of terrorism, the spread of infectious illness or other public health issues, recessions, or other events could have a significant impact on the Fund and its investments.
An outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus designated as COVID-19 was first detected in China in December 2019 and subsequently spread internationally. The transmission of COVID-19 and efforts to contain its spread have resulted in, among other things, border closings and other significant travel restrictions and disruptions; significant disruptions to business operations, supply chains and customer activity; lower consumer demand for goods and services; significant job losses and

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increasing unemployment; event cancellations and restrictions; service cancellations, reductions and other changes; significant challenges in healthcare service preparation and delivery; prolonged quarantines; as well as general concern and uncertainty that has negatively affected the economic environment. The impact of this outbreak and any other epidemic or pandemic that may arise in the future could adversely affect the economies of many nations or the entire global economy and the financial performance of individual issuers, sectors, industries, asset classes, and markets in significant and unforeseen ways. Although the Federal Reserve has taken a number of actions to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on U.S. markets and institutions, including decreasing interest rates and implementing a variety of emergency stimulus measures, these actions may not succeed or have the intended effect. This crisis or other public health crises may also exacerbate other pre-existing political, social, economic, market and financial risks. The duration of the COVID-19 outbreak and its effects cannot be determined with certainty. The foregoing could result in significant market volatility, exchange trading suspensions and closures, declines in global financial markets, higher default rates and a substantial economic downturn or recession. Such impacts could impair the Fund’s ability to maintain operational standards (such as with respect to satisfying redemption requests), disrupt the operations of the Fund’s service providers, adversely affect the value and liquidity of the Fund’s investments and negatively impact the Fund’s performance and your investment in the Fund.
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.
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 Sub-Adviser or any judgment exercised by the Sub-Adviser 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 Sub-Adviser’s assessment of a company’s ESG practices may change over time.
Small Number of Holdings Risk – Under normal circumstances, the Fund invests in a portfolio of no more than 30 stocks. 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.
Mid Cap Securities Risk – There may be greater risk in investing in medium-capitalization companies rather than larger, more established companies due to such factors as inexperienced management and limited product lines or financial resources. 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.
Growth Stocks 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. 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.
Non-Diversification Risk – The Fund is a non-diversified investment company. 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 diversified portfolio.
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 – The Fund’s large cash position may underperform relative to both equity and fixed-income securities.

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Performance
No performance information will be presented until the Fund has been in operation for a full calendar year. Annual performance information gives some indication of the risks of an investment in the Fund by comparing the Fund’s performance with a broad measure of market performance. The Fund’s past performance (before and after taxes) is not necessarily an indication of how the Fund will perform in the future. Updated performance will be available at www.alger.com within a reasonable amount of time after the Fund commences operations.
Management
Investment Manager
Portfolio Managers Jointly and Primarily Responsible for Day-to-Day Management of
the Fund
Fred Alger Management, LLC
 
Sub-Adviser
 
Weatherbie Capital, LLC*
H. George Dai, Ph.D.
Chief Investment Officer and Senior Portfolio Manager of Weatherbie Capital, LLC
Since Inception
Joshua D. Bennett, CFA
Chief Operating Officer and Senior Portfolio Manager of Weatherbie Capital, LLC
Since Inception
*
Weatherbie Capital, LLC, an affiliate of the Manager, 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 is 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
The Fund’s Class Z Shares are generally subject to a minimum initial investment of $500,000, which may be waived for group employer-sponsored 401(k) plans, 457 plans, employer sponsored 403(b) plans, profit-sharing and money purchase pension plans, defined benefit plans, retiree health benefit plans and non-qualified deferred compensation plans. The waiver is available only for retirement plans that hold omnibus positions, or for aggregate plan participant positions, for each Fund made available for the plan. The waiver is generally not available to non-retirement accounts, traditional and Roth Individual Retirement Accounts, Coverdell Education Savings Accounts, SEPs, SARSEPs, SIMPLE IRAs, individual 401(k) plans or individual 403(b) plans. The minimum initial investment may also be waived for direct shareholders investing through an intermediary with aggregate assets of $125 million or more invested in the family of funds advised by the Manager.
Investors may purchase or redeem Fund shares on any business day through a financial intermediary or directly with the Fund’s transfer agent.
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 Objective, Investment Strategies and Related Risks
The investment objective, principal strategy and primary risks of the Fund are discussed individually above. The Fund’s investment objective is a non-fundamental investment policy and may be changed by the Board of Trustees (the “Board”) without shareholder approval. The Fund will provide its shareholders with at least 60 days’ prior notice of any change to its investment objective. The 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. The Fund may not achieve its investment objective while in a temporary defensive position.
All of the 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. The Fund’s past performance (before and after taxes) is not necessarily an indication of how it will perform in the future.
Investment Objective
Alger Weatherbie Enduring Growth Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation.
Principal Investment Strategies
The following are the Fund’s investment process and principal investment strategies. The 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”).
The Fund invests primarily in equity securities. The 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. The Fund invests primarily in companies whose securities are traded on U.S. or foreign exchanges.
The Fund’s investment manager, Fred Alger Management, LLC (“Alger Management” or the “Manager”), and the Fund is sub-advised by Weatherbie Capital, LLC (“Weatherbie” or the “Sub-Adviser”), an affiliate of the Manager. The Manager oversees Weatherbie’s investment process. Weatherbie invests in small- and mid-cap growth companies that Weatherbie believes have enduring earnings, reasonable valuations and a distinct competitive advantage. Weatherbie believes that these companies tend to fall into categories:
Foundation growth stocks
Companies led by experienced management teams, with innovative business models and the potential for high sales and earnings growth.
Opportunity growth stocks
Companies whose earnings may be temporarily depressed, but Weatherbie believes change is underway that can reaccelerate earnings.
The Fund must take into account a company’s market capitalization when considering it for investment. The market capitalization of a company is its price per share multiplied by its number of outstanding shares.
Alger Weatherbie Enduring Growth Fund
The Fund invests primarily in equity securities of mid-cap companies 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 Weatherbie, promising growth potential.
Weatherbie employs fundamental analysis to identify innovative and dynamic companies and uses an ESG Rating Agency’s ratings (as discussed below) 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. Under normal circumstances, the weighted average of the Fund's holdings must be rated at or better than a medium or average rating provided by the ESG Rating Agency. The Fund will not invest in securities with a rating at or worse than severe or poor, as provided by the ESG Rating Agency. If a security’s rating is downgraded to severe or poor, Weatherbie will sell out of the security within a reasonable period of time. Unrated securities will be excluded from determining the weighted average rating. If a security is not rated by the ESG Rating Agency, the security will be given a 12-month grace period from the date it is added to the Fund in order for the security to obtain a rating from the ESG Rating Agency. The number of portfolio holdings without a rating by the ESG Rating Agency will be limited to three securities and 20% of the Fund’s assets.

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For purposes of the Fund’s principal investment strategies, “mid-cap companies” are those companies that, at the time of purchase of the securities, generally have total market capitalization within the range of $1 billion to $25 billion. Because of the Fund’s long-term approach to investing, it could have a significant portion of its assets invested in securities of issuers that have appreciated beyond the market capitalization thresholds noted.
Equity securities include common or preferred stocks that are listed on U.S. or foreign exchanges.
The Fund intends to invest a substantial portion of its assets in a smaller number of issuers. Generally, the Fund will own no more than 30 holdings. As a result, the Fund is a non-diversified investment company, which means the performance results of any one position may have a greater impact on the Fund’s performance. Fund holdings may differ from this number for any reason. Such reasons may be, among others, because of extreme market volatility, such as when the Fund has entered a temporary defensive position. Additionally, the Fund may temporarily 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.
The Fund may invest a significant portion of its assets in securities of companies conducting business within a single sector.
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, in times of adverse or unstable market, economic or political conditions, to meet redemptions and/or when the Manager believes it is advisable to do so. Except during temporary defensive periods, such investments will not exceed 15% of the Fund’s assets.
Other Strategies of the Fund
In addition to the principal strategies discussed above, the Fund may also invest or engage in the following investments/strategies:
Short Sales: The Fund may make short sales of securities either as a hedge against potential declines in the value of a portfolio security or to realize appreciation when a security that the Fund does not own declines in value. The Fund may also make short sales “against the box” without being subject to such limitations. In this type of short sale, at the time of the sale, the Fund owns or has the immediate and unconditional right to acquire the identical security at no additional cost. Any short sales of securities will not count towards the Fund’s 30-holdings portfolio.
Foreign Securities: The Fund may invest in equity securities of companies located outside the United States.
Private Investments: The Fund may invest in private placements and make private investments in public equities (“PIPEs”). The Fund may invest up to 10% of its assets in such strategies.
Investment Risks
This section contains a discussion of the general risks of investing in the Fund. The “Investment Strategies and Policies” section in the SAI also includes more information about the Fund and its investments and the related risks. An investment in the Fund 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 Fund involves risks.
Principal Risks of 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, if applicable. Local, regional or global events such as war, acts of terrorism, the spread of infectious illness or other public health issues, recessions, or other events could have a significant impact on the Fund and its investments.
An outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus designated as COVID-19 was first detected in China in December 2019 and subsequently spread internationally. The transmission of COVID-19 and efforts to contain its spread have resulted in, among other things, border closings and other significant travel restrictions and disruptions; significant disruptions to business operations, supply chains and customer activity; lower consumer demand for goods and services; significant job losses and

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increasing unemployment; event cancellations and restrictions; service cancellations, reductions and other changes; significant challenges in healthcare service preparation and delivery; prolonged quarantines; as well as general concern and uncertainty that has negatively affected the economic environment. The impact of this outbreak and any other epidemic or pandemic that may arise in the future could adversely affect the economies of many nations or the entire global economy and the financial performance of individual issuers, sectors, industries, asset classes, and markets in significant and unforeseen ways. Although the Federal Reserve has taken a number of actions to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on U.S. markets and institutions, including decreasing interest rates and implementing a variety of emergency stimulus measures, these actions may not succeed or have the intended effect. This crisis or other public health crises may also exacerbate other pre-existing political, social, economic, market and financial risks. The effects of this outbreak or any future outbreak in developing or emerging market countries may be greater due to less established health care systems. The duration of the COVID-19 outbreak and its effects cannot be determined with certainty. The foregoing could result in significant market volatility, exchange trading suspensions and closures, declines in financial markets, higher default rates and a substantial economic downturn or recession. Such impacts could impair the Fund's ability to maintain operational standards (such as with respect to satisfying redemption requests), disrupt the operations of the Fund's service providers, adversely affect the value and liquidity of the Fund's investments and negatively impact the Fund's performance and your investment in the Fund.
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. 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, 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.
Environmental, Social and/or Governance Sustainability-Related Securities Risk
The Sub-Adviser incorporates ESG criteria into its investment process for the 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, the 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 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 Sub-Adviser or any judgment exercised by the Sub-Adviser will reflect the beliefs or values of any particular investor. In evaluating a company, the Sub-Adviser is dependent upon information and data obtained through voluntary or third-party reporting that may be incomplete, inaccurate or unavailable, which could cause the Sub-Adviser to incorrectly assess a company’s ESG practices. ESG standards differ by region and industry, and a company’s ESG practices or the Sub-Adviser’s assessment of a company’s ESG practices may change over time.
Small Number of Holdings Risk
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. 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.
Mid Cap Securities Risk
There may be greater risk in investing in medium-capitalization companies rather than larger, more established companies due to such factors as inexperienced management and limited product lines or financial resources. 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.

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Growth Stocks 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. Expected growth may not be realized.
Sector Risk
The Fund may have a significant portion of its assets invested in securities of companies conducting business within a single sector. 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.
Non-Diversification Risk
The Fund is a non-diversified investment company. As such, the Fund can invest in fewer individual companies than a diversified investment company. As a result, 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 diversified portfolio. This risk is magnified compared to a fund that invests more broadly.
Portfolio Turnover (Active Trading) Risk
If the 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.
Other Risks of Investing in the Fund:
The Fund may also be subject to certain other non-principal risks associated with its investments and investment strategies, including:
Temporary Defensive Investments
In times of adverse or unstable market, economic or political conditions, the 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. The 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. The Fund may not achieve its investment objective while in a temporary defensive position.
Short Sales 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.
Foreign Securities Risk
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

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reduce the value of securities held by the 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.
Privately Placed Securities Risk
Private equity investments, which include PIPE and other private equity transactions, and which are distinct from investments in private equity funds, involve an extraordinarily high degree of business and financial risk and can result in substantial or complete losses. Some companies in which the Fund may invest may be operating at a loss or with substantial variations in operating results from period to period and may need substantial additional capital to support expansion or to achieve or maintain competitive positions. Such companies may face intense competition, including competition from companies with much greater financial resources, much more extensive development, production, marketing and service capabilities and a much larger number of qualified managerial and technical personnel. The Fund can offer no assurance that the marketing efforts of any particular company will be successful or that its business will succeed.
With respect to PIPE transactions, PIPE investors purchase securities directly from a publicly traded company in a private placement transaction, typically at a discount to the market price of the company’s common stock. Because the sale of the securities is not registered under the Securities Act of 1933, the securities are “restricted” and cannot be immediately resold by the investors into the public markets. Accordingly, the company typically agrees as part of the PIPE deal to register the restricted securities with the Securities and Exchange Commission. PIPE securities may be deemed illiquid.

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Management and Organization
Manager
Fred Alger Management, LLC
360 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10010
The Manager has been an investment adviser since 1964, and manages investments totaling (at October 31, 2021) approximately $[__] billion. The Manager is responsible for providing a continuous investment program for the Fund, 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 the 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 the Fund will be available in the Fund’s first available annual or semi-annual report to shareholders for its most recent October 31 fiscal year end or April 30 semi-annual fiscal year end. The Fund pays the Manager a fee at the annual rate of .70% for assets up to $250 million and .50% for assets in excess of $250 million.
The Manager has made contractual commitments to the Fund to waive its fee and/or reimburse the Fund for expenses to the extent necessary to maintain the Fund’s total annual operating expenses at or below certain levels. Such waiver/reimbursement arrangements are as follows: Class I shares – 1.10%; Class Y shares – 0.70%; Class Z shares – 0.75%. The limitations do not apply to acquired fund fees and expenses, dividend expense on short sales, borrowing costs, interest, taxes, brokerage and extraordinary expenses. Each agreement runs through February 29, 2024 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. The Manager may, during the term of the contract, recoup any fees waived or expenses reimbursed pursuant to the contract to the extent that such recoupment would not cause the expense ratio to exceed the stated limitation in effect at the time of (i) the waiver or reimbursement and (ii) the recoupment by the Manager, after repayment of the recoupment is taken into account.
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 the 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 October 31, 2021, Weatherbie had approximately $[__] billion in assets under management. Weatherbie sub-advises the Fund subject to the Manager’s supervision and approval. The Manager pays a sub-advisory fee to the Sub-Adviser out of its own resources at no additional charge to the Fund.
Portfolio Managers Jointly and Primarily Responsible for Day-to-Day Management of Portfolio Investments
Fund
Portfolio Managers
Since
Alger Weatherbie Enduring Growth Fund
H, George Dai, Ph.D.
Joshua D. Bennett, CFA
Inception
Inception
Mr. Bennett is the Chief Operating Officer of Weatherbie and a Senior Portfolio Manager. He joined Weatherbie in 2007.
Dr. Dai is the Chief Investment Officer of Weatherbie and a Senior Portfolio Manager. He joined Weatherbie in 2001.
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 the 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 Statement of Additional Information, 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 the Fund, including the

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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 fidelity bond and other insurance, if applicable; and providing executive, clerical and secretarial help needed to carry out these responsibilities. The 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 Fund's transfer agent, UMB Fund Services, Inc. (the “Transfer Agent”), and provides certain shareholder administrative services to the Fund. The 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 20.

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Shareholder Information
Distributor
Fred Alger & Company, LLC
360 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10010
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. The NAV for the Fund is calculated as of the close of business (normally 4:00 p.m. Eastern time) every day the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) is open. Generally, the NYSE is closed on weekends and national holidays.
NAV (net asset value) of a class of shares is computed by adding together the value allocable to the class of the 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.
Foreign securities are usually valued on the basis of the most recent closing price of the foreign markets on which such securities principally trade. Because the Fund invests in foreign securities principally listed on foreign exchanges that may trade on days the NYSE is closed, the value of the Fund’s assets may be affected on days when shareholders will not be able to purchase or redeem Fund shares.
The assets of the Fund are generally valued on the basis of market quotations. If market quotations are not readily available or do not accurately reflect fair value for a security, or if a security’s value has been materially affected by events occurring after the close of the market on which the security is principally traded, the security may be valued on the basis of fair value as determined by the Manager under procedures adopted by the Board. A security’s valuation may differ depending on the method used for determining value. Short-term money market instruments held by the Fund are generally valued on the basis of amortized cost.
In determining whether market quotations are reliable and readily available, the Manager monitors information it routinely receives for significant events it believes will affect market prices of portfolio instruments held by the Fund. Significant events may affect a particular company (for example, a trading halt in the company’s securities on an exchange during the day) or may affect securities markets (for example, a natural disaster that causes a market to close). If the Manager is aware of a significant event that has occurred after the close of the market where a portfolio instrument is primarily traded, but before the close of the NYSE, that the Manager believes has affected or is likely to affect the price of the instrument, the Manager will use its best judgment to determine a fair value for that portfolio instrument under procedures adopted by the Board.
The Manager believes that under certain circumstances foreign securities values may be affected by volatility that occurs in U.S. markets on a trading day after the close of foreign securities markets. The Manager’s fair valuation procedures therefore include a procedure whereby foreign securities prices may be “fair valued” to take those factors into account.
Dividends and Distributions and Tax Consequences
The Fund declares and pays 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 the 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. Shareholders who hold Fund shares in tax-deferred accounts ordinarily will not be subject to taxation on dividends from net investment income and net realized capital gains until they receive a distribution of the dividends from their individual plan accounts. Dividends and

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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 the Fund pays a dividend. If you buy shares when the 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 the Fund are held at values above their purchase price. In such cases, the sale of such securities in the 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 the Fund when such conditions exist. The amount of long-term and short-term capital gains are disclosed in the Fund’s most recent annual or 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 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.
Regardless of whether you choose to take distributions in cash or reinvest them in the 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 the Fund.
Classes of Fund Shares
Alger Weatherbie Enduring Growth Fund offers five classes of shares (A, C, I, Y, and Z Shares). Class I, Y and Z Shares are offered by this Prospectus. Class A and C Shares are offered in a separate prospectus.
The table below summarizes key features of each of the share classes of the Fund. The sections below the table cover additional details of each share class, including distribution and/or servicing fees, if any, and waivers of investment minimums.
 
Class I
Class Y
Class Z
Availability
Generally available only to
institutional investors, including,
but not limited to, qualified
pension and retirement plans.
Also available on brokerage
platforms of firms that have
agreements with the Distributor to
offer such shares solely when
acting as an agent for the
investor.
Generally available only to
institutional investors.
Available for purchase through
financial intermediaries.
Generally available only to
institutional investors.
Available for purchase through
financial intermediaries or 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
Minimum Investment
None
$500,000
$500,000
Maximum Investment
None
None
None
Initial Sales Charge?
No. Entire purchase price is
invested in shares of the Fund.
No. Entire purchase price is
invested in shares of the Fund.
No. Entire purchase price is
invested in shares of the Fund.
Deferred Sales Charge?
No.
No.
No.
Distribution and/or Service
(12b-1) Fees?
0.25%
None
None
Shareholder Servicing Fee?
None
None
None
Redemption Fees?
No.
No.
No.
Conversion to Class A
Shares?
No.
No.
No.
Investors with non-U.S. addresses and intermediary controlled accounts designated as foreign accounts (“Restricted Accounts”) are restricted from investing in the Fund. Existing Restricted Accounts may remain in the Fund, 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 Fund. Addresses in U.S. territories, such as Guam and Puerto Rico, are also treated as U.S. addresses and can invest in the Fund.

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Purchasing and Redeeming Fund Shares
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.
The Distributor may pay all or a portion of the distribution (12b-1) and/or shareholder servicing fees paid by the Fund to a broker-dealer, investment adviser or other financial institution (“Financial Intermediary”) that has entered into an agreement with the Fund. The Distributor may retain for itself a portion of the distribution and/or shareholder servicing (12b-1) fees to the extent that it provides such services to shareholder accounts. Additionally, an investor purchasing shares on a brokerage platform of firms that have agreements with the Distributor to offer such shares solely when acting as an agent for the investor may be required to pay a commission and/or other forms of compensation to the broker.
Class I Shares
Class I Shares are generally available to institutional investors, such as corporations, foundations, and trusts managing various types of employee benefit plans, as well as charitable, religious and educational institutions. Class I shares are not subject to a minimum initial investment. Typical institutional investors include banks, insurance companies, broker-dealers, investment advisers, investment companies, qualified pension and profit-sharing plans, non-qualified deferred compensation plans, trusts funding charitable, religious and educational institutions and investors who invest through such institutions (or through an organization that processes investor orders on behalf of such institutions) and do so by paying a management, consulting or other fee to such institutions for the right to invest.
Class I Shares are subject to distribution and/or shareholder servicing (12b-1) fees.
Class Y Shares
Class Y Shares are generally available for purchase by institutional investors such as qualified and non-qualified retirement, deferred compensation, and benefit plans, bank and trust companies, insurance companies, corporations, charitable organizations, endowments and foundations, government entities, and fund-of-funds. Class Y Shares are generally subject to a minimum initial investment and a minimum account size requirement of $500,000. Class Y Shares have no distribution and/or shareholder servicing (12b-1) fees. No remuneration is paid by Class Y Shares to financial intermediaries.
The Distributor may waive the minimum initial investment for Class Y Shares of the Funds for group employer-sponsored 401(k) plans, 457 plans, employer sponsored 403(b) plans, profit-sharing and money purchase pension plans, defined benefit plans, retiree health benefit plans and non-qualified deferred compensation plans. The waiver is available only in the following instances:
Retirement plans that hold omnibus or aggregate plan participant positions, for each Fund made available for the plan;
Investors in retirement and deferred compensation plans investing through certain financial intermediaries and third-party recordkeepers and/or administrators who have agreements with the Distributor; and
Certain financial intermediaries who have entered into an agreement with the Distributor to offer shares through a wrap and/or asset allocation program.
Class Z Shares
The Fund’s Class Z Shares, which are generally subject to a minimum initial investment of $500,000, provide an investment vehicle for qualified or non-qualified retirement or employment benefit plans; banks, bank trust departments and trust companies; Section 529 college savings plans; asset-based fee programs; fee-paying clients of a registered investment advisor; corporations; insurance companies; registered investment companies; foundations and endowments; charitable, religious and educational institutions; and individual investors.
The Distributor may waive the minimum initial investment of $500,000 for Class Z Shares of the Fund for group employer sponsored 401(k) plans, 457 plans, employer sponsored 403(b) plans, profit-sharing and money purchase pension plans, defined benefit plans, retiree health benefit plans, non-qualified deferred compensation plans and asset-based fee programs and fee-paying clients of a registered investment adviser that hold omnibus positions. The waiver is generally not available to non-retirement accounts, traditional and Roth Individual Retirement Accounts, Coverdell Education Savings Accounts, SEPs, SARSEPs, SIMPLE IRAs, individual 401(k) plans or individual 403(b) plans. The Distributor may also waive the minimum initial investment for Class Z Shares of the Fund for direct shareholders investing through an intermediary with aggregate assets of $125 million or more invested in the Alger Family of Funds.
In addition, there is no minimum initial investment for the following categories of eligible investors:
Any current employee of Fred Alger Management, LLC or Fred Alger & Company, LLC, or their affiliates, and any of their immediate family members who share the same address.

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Trustees of the Fund and Directors of Alger Associates, Inc., or its affiliates, and any of their immediate family members who share the same address.
Class Z Shares have no distribution and/or shareholder servicing (12b-1) fees.
Additional Information
Shares of the 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 Fund’s transfer agent or authorized intermediary, if applicable. If your request is not in good order, the Fund’s transfer agent may require additional documentation in order to redeem your shares. 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, the Fund expects to meet redemption requests by using cash or cash equivalents in its portfolio and/or by selling portfolio assets to generate cash. The Fund also may pay redemption proceeds using cash obtained through borrowing arrangements that may be available from time to time.
The 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.
Exchanges
You can exchange shares of the Fund for shares of another Fund in the Alger Family of Funds, subject to certain restrictions. Shares of the Funds in the Alger Family of Funds can be exchanged or redeemed via telephone under certain circumstances. The Fund and Transfer Agent have reasonable procedures in place to determine that telephone instructions 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. For more information on telephone exchanges and redemptions, contact the Transfer Agent.
Other Purchase and Exchange Limitations
If you are a participant in a retirement plan, such as a 401(k) plan, and you purchase shares in the Fund through an administrator or trustee that maintains a master or “omnibus” account with one or more Funds for trading on behalf of retirement plans and their participants, the 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 Fund. Consult with your Administrator to determine what purchase and exchange limitations may be applicable to your transactions in the Fund through your retirement plan.
Limitations on Excessive Trading
The 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. The 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

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capitalization securities and/or foreign securities in the Fund and other circumstances may invite frequent and/or short-term trading by Fund shareholders, for whatever reason implemented. Active trading may be attempted and may, if carried out on a large scale, impose burdens on the Fund’s portfolio managers, interfere with the efficient management of the Fund, increase the Fund’s transaction costs, administrative costs or tax liability or otherwise be detrimental to the interests of the Fund and its other shareholders. The Fund therefore discourage market timing, and to the extent possible monitor for market timing patterns.
The Board has adopted policies and procedures to discourage frequent and/or short-term trading of Fund shares and will generally not accommodate such practices. These policies and procedures allow the 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 the 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 order to detect significant market timing, the Manager, in accordance with policies and procedures approved by the Board, will, among other things, seek to 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, the 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 determining whether trading activity is excessive: (i) transactions 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 the Fund deems materially similar to the Fund’s policy. 
If, based on the 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.  The 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 the Fund will be able to identify and restrict such activity in all cases.  Additionally, it is more difficult for the 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. 
In certain circumstances the Fund may accept frequent trading restrictions of intermediaries that differ from the 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. These alternate trading restrictions would be authorized only if the Fund believes that the alternate restrictions would provide reasonable protection to the Fund and its shareholders.  The 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 the Fund’s policies and procedures regarding the selective disclosure of its portfolio holdings, please see the SAI. The 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. The 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 the 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.
The Fund may pay the Distributor, Fred Alger & Company, LLC, or other entities, a fee of up to 0.25% of the value of the Fund’s average daily net assets for ongoing service and/or maintenance of shareholder accounts with respect to Class I Shares. This fee

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is included in the Fund’s shareholder servicing fee. 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 servicing and/or maintenance of shareholder accounts.
Other Payments by the Fund. In addition to fees that the Fund may pay to a Financial Intermediary for distribution (12b-1) and shareholder servicing, and fees the Fund pays to their transfer agent, UMB Fund Services, Inc., the Distributor, on behalf of the Fund, may enter into agreements with Financial Intermediaries pursuant to which the Fund will pay a Financial Intermediary for networking, sub-transfer agency and/or sub-accounting 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.
Additional Compensation. From time to time the Distributor, at its expense from its own resources, may compensate Financial Intermediaries who are instrumental in effecting investments by their clients or customers in the 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 the Fund or the amount of proceeds received by the Fund on the sale of shares.
Redemptions by the Fund. 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, the 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 bringing the account value up to the minimum initial investment amount.
The Fund and its 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 Fund and its 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 the 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 the 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. The 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 the 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 the Fund’s expenses, including advisory fees and other Fund costs, on the 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; and
Your investment has a 5% return before expenses each year.
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 Weatherbie Enduring Growth Fund
Class I
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Expense Ratio
1.10%
1.10%
1.20%
1.20%
1.20%
1.20%
1.20%
1.20%
1.20%