Why the big picture?
The JPMorgan Global Macro Opportunities Fund targets positive performance regardless of the market environment, investing in shares, bonds and other assets to build portfolio resilience.
Why Now?Return Expectations
1. Return expectations for traditional assets have fallen
Long-term capital market assumptions have fallen in recent years, suggesting that returns will be much harder to generate from traditional assets over the next 10-15 years versus the last. To bridge this return gap, investors need to consider funds that are not reliant solely on market beta to drive returns.
2. Flexibility in different market environments
The depth and breadth of the human and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is still unfolding, and the speed and sustainability of the recovery remains quite uncertain. With a wide range of economic outcomes, we anticipate higher volatility in the months to come and continue to monitor high frequency activity data as economies re-open alongside continued support from policy globally. One of the Fund’s key characteristics that helps us to seek positive returns in different market environments is ﬂexibility. We are able to quickly shift our positioning should the macro backdrop change, for example if we see a sustained strength in recovery or greater risks of rising cases of infection.
How we see the world?
The JPMorgan Global Macro Opportunities Fund seeks to exploit the inefficiencies in markets presented by the mispricing of macro trends and changes, which might be cyclical or secular in nature. We delineate our world view into a set of macro themes to provide an efficient framework for focusing our research and the basis of profitable investment opportunities. We implement these themes through a focused set of strategies and can flexibly adjust portfolio exposures when the macro landscape and market environment are shifting. Risk awareness is central to the investment approach.
For example, the rapid development and widespread adoption of new technology is disrupting existing business models and creating opportunities, resulting in an environment of winners and losers. We are tapping into a number of trends and changes such as digital transformation, cloud computing and the increasing use of electronic payments, and are currently assessing what opportunities may arise from the advent of 5G.
In addition, demographic shifts and economic developments also carry global implications. Our strategy benefits from an unconstrained approach and is not reliant on rising markets to generate returns on your investment.
How our macro themes and strategies are interlinked
Our team of macro investors draws on multiple asset classes to reflect their macro themes in focused investment strategies (involving multiple trades and securities) to deliver a high conviction portfolio.
Unconstrained, dynamic portfolio
We offer investors an unconstrained, dynamic portfolio that can invest across equities, fixed income and currencies with the ability to go long and short. As the macro landscape and direction of markets evolve, we can dynamically shift the JPMorgan Global Macro Opportunities Fund’s exposures, taking into account the correlations between asset classes.
With macro and markets evolving rapidly, investors need portfolios with the flexibility to navigate changes and generate return from different sources. The grid shows how the Fund’s correlation to different assets has varied over time as we have reflected our views in different strategies and, importantly, stayed low in the long term.
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