MFS® Global Alternative Strategy Fund

Fund Positioning %

As of 6/30/17

 
Active Security Selection
Derivative Overlay Positions1
Long Short*

Net Exposure
  Real Estate Related *
 
 
2.62
U.S.
2.19
0.00
0.00
2.19
Non-U.S.
0.43
0.00
0.00
0.43
  Fixed Income *
 
 
-6.69
North America ex-U.S.
0.40
5.49
0.00
5.88
U.S.
17.29
0.00
-16.44
0.85
Emerging Markets
0.21
0.00
0.00
0.21
Asia/Pacific ex-Japan
0.15
0.00
0.00
0.15
United Kingdom
0.49
0.00
-1.09
-0.60
Europe ex-U.K.
0.52
0.00
-13.69
-13.17
  Equity *
 
 
-7.90
U.S. Small/Mid Cap
18.60
2.13
-11.82
8.91
Europe ex-U.K.
9.82
3.18
-8.21
4.79
Japan
3.72
0.00
-2.21
1.51
United Kingdom
3.86
0.00
-2.63
1.23
Emerging Markets
2.38
2.97
-4.65
0.70
Developed - Middle East/Africa
0.21
0.00
0.00
0.21
Asia/Pacific ex-Japan
1.16
0.00
-2.95
-1.79
U.S. Large Cap
27.48
7.19
-42.93
-8.26
North America ex-U.S.
0.90
0.00
-16.09
-15.19
Cash & Cash Equivalents
 
 
11.08
Other2
 
 
100.88
Total Net Exposure Summary
92.87
210.26
-203.14
100.00

1 Market exposure of derivative position utilized to adjust fund.

2 Other consists of: (i) currency derivatives and/or (ii) any derivative offsets.

Performance Statistics

Performance Based

Updated monthly as of 6/30/17

BENCHMARK:
Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Year U.S. Treasury Bond Index

 
3 Yr
5 Yr
10 Yr
Alpha
0.30
2.58
n/a
Beta
0.64
1.19
n/a
R-squared
1.25
3.21
n/a
Standard Deviation %
4.40
4.27
n/a
Sharpe Ratio
0.11
0.74
n/a
Tracking Error
4.38
4.20
n/a
Information Ratio
-0.01
0.63
n/a
Upside Capture %
140.43
403.44
n/a
Downside Capture %
189.28
280.86
n/a
Treynor Ratio
0.75
2.65
n/a

Performance-based characteristics are only calculated for Class A shares at NAV.

Top 10 Holdings

As of 6/30/17

Russell 1000 Value Index Future SEP 15 17
Canadian Bond 10yr Future Sep 20 17
S&P 400 Mid Cap Future SEP 15 17*
UST Bond 10Yr Future SEP 20 17*
Russell 2000 E-Mini Future SEP 15 17*
ITRAXX EUR SER 27 1.000 JUN 20 22*
Euro Bund 10yr Future Sep 07 17*
CDX NA IG 28 1.000 JUN 20 22*
S&P TSX 60 Index Future SEP 14 17*
S&P 500 Future SEP 14 17*

13.80% long and 100.97% short (*) positions of total net assets

Total number of holdings: 840

Full and Historical Holdings

Important Characteristics Information

Portfolio characteristic data are based on unaudited net assets.

The portfolio is actively managed, and current holdings may be different.

Portfolio characteristics are based on equivalent exposure, which measures how a portfolio's value would change due to price changes in an asset held either directly or, in the case of a derivative contract, indirectly. The market value of the holding may differ.

*Short positions, unlike long positions, lose value if the underlying asset gains value.

Definitions

Alpha: Alpha is a measure of the portfolio's risk-adjusted performance. When compared to the portfolio's beta, a positive alpha indicates better-than-expected portfolio performance and a negative alpha worse-than-expected portfolio performance.

Beta: Beta is a measure of the volatility of a portfolio relative to the overall market. A beta less than 1.0 indicates lower risk than the market; a beta greater than 1.0 indicates higher risk than the market. It is most reliable as a risk measure when the return fluctuations of the portfolio are highly correlated with the return fluctuations of the index chosen to represent the market.

Information Ratio: Information ratio is a measure of consistency in excess return. The annualized excess return over a benchmark divided by the annualized standard deviation of excess return.

R-squared: R2 represents the percentage of the portfolio's movements that can be explained by the general movements of the market. Index portfolios will tend to have values very close to 100.

Sharpe Ratio: The Sharpe Ratio is a risk-adjusted measure calculated to determine reward per unit of risk. It uses a standard deviation and excess return. The higher the Sharpe Ratio, the better the portfolio's historical risk-adjusted performance.

Standard Deviation: Standard deviation is an indicator of the portfolio's total return volatility, which is based on a minimum of 36 monthly returns. The larger the portfolio's standard deviation, the greater the portfolio's volatility.

Tracking Error: Tracking error is the active risk of the portfolio that measures the dispersion of the portfolio's return minus the benchmark's annualized return.

Treynor Ratio: Treynor Ratio is a risk adjusted measure of performance. It is the ratio of the annualized excess return of the portfolio over the risk free rate for a given period divided by the Beta of the portfolio versus its benchmark for the same period. It measures the amount of excess return over the risk free rate earned per unit of systematic risk (beta) assumed.

Upside / Downside Capture %: The upside and downside capture is a measure of how well a manager was able to replicate or improve on phases of positive benchmark returns, and how badly the manager was affected by phases of negative benchmark returns. To calculate the up capture, we first form new series from the manager and benchmark series by dropping all time periods where the benchmark return is zero or negative. The up capture is then the quotient of the annualized return of the resulting manager series, divided by the annualized return of the resulting benchmark series. The down capture is calculated analogously.

Weighted Average IBES Long Term EPS Growth: Weighted Average IBES Long Term EPS Growth sourced from: Thomson Reuters.

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