JPMorgan Funds - Asia Pacific Income Fund: Important Information
JPMorgan Funds - Asia Pacific Income Fund
- The Fund invests primarily in income generating securities of countries in the Asia Pacific region (excluding Japan), and may invest a significant proportion of its assets in below investment grade and unrated debt securities.
- The Fund is therefore exposed to equity, liquidity and convertibles risks, interest rate risks which may affect the price of bonds, credit and real estate market related risks (associated with the risk of investing in REITs and other property related securities; direct investment in real estate is not permitted) as well as the emerging markets and currency risks. Pertaining to investments in below investment grade or unrated debt securities, these securities may be subject to higher liquidity risks and credit risks compared with investment grade bonds, with an increased risk of loss of investment. For currency hedged share classes, the currency hedging process may not give a precise hedge and there is no guarantee that the hedging will be totally successful. For “(irc)” share classes, they may have greater capital erosion, and their NAV may fluctuate more and be significantly different from the other share classes. Investment in RMB hedged share class is subject to risks associated with the RMB currency and currency hedged share classes risks. RMB is currently not freely convertible and RMB convertibility from offshore RMB (CNH) to onshore RMB (CNY) is a managed currency process subject to foreign exchange control policies of and restrictions imposed by the Chinese government. There can be no assurance that RMB will not be subject to devaluation at some point.
- The Fund may at its discretion pay dividends out of capital, giving priority to dividends rather than capital growth. The Fund may also at its discretion pay dividends out of gross income while charging all or part of the Fund’s fees and expenses to the capital of the Fund, resulting in an increase in distributable amount for the payment of dividends and therefore, effectively paying dividends out of realised, unrealised capital gains or capital. Investors should note that, share classes of the Fund which pay dividends may distribute not only investment income, but also realised and unrealised capital gains or capital. Payment of dividends out of capital amounts to a return or withdrawal of part of an investor’s original investment or from any capital gains attributable to that original investment. Any dividend payments, irrespective of whether such payment is made up or effectively made up out of income, realised and unrealised capital gains or capital, may result in an immediate reduction of the net asset value per share.
- Investors may be subject to substantial losses.
- Investors should not solely rely on this document to make any investment decision.