JPMorgan Commodities Strategy Fund


The Fund seeks total return.

Strategy/Investment process

  • The Fund invests in a diversified portfolio of commodity-linked derivatives.
  • The Fund intends to maintain a net exposure to the commodities market within a range of 70% to 130% of the value of the Fund's net assets.
  • The Fund is actively managed and performs fundamental and quantitative analysis utilizing inputs in the decision to over/underweight individual commodity holdings relative to the Fund's benchmark.


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Total return assumes reinvestment of income.

The Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return is composed of futures contracts and reflects the returns on a fully collateralized investment in the index. This combines the returns of the index with the returns on cash collateral invested in 13 week (3 Month) U.S. Treasury Bills. The performance of the index does not reflect the deduction of expenses associated with a fund, such as investment management fees. By contrast, the performance of the Fund reflects the deduction of the fund expenses, including sales charges if applicable. An individual cannot invest directly in an index.

The performance of the Lipper Commodities General Funds Average includes expenses associated with a mutual fund, such as investment management fees. These expenses are not identical to the expenses charged by the Fund.

Total return assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains distributions and reflects the deduction of any sales charges, where applicable. Performance may reflect the waiver of a portion of the Fund's advisory or administrative fees and/or reimbursement of certain expenses for certain periods since the inception date. If fees had not been waived and/or certain expenses were not reimbursed, performance would have been less favorable.

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The Fund will gain exposure to commodity markets primarily by investing up to 25% of its total assets in the JPM Commodities Strategy Fund Ltd a wholly owned subsidiary of the Fund organized under the laws of the Cayman Islands. By investing in the Subsidiary, the Fund is indirectly exposed to the risks associated with the Subsidiary's investments. The derivatives and other investments held by the Subsidiary are generally similar to those that are permitted to be held by the Fund and are subject to the same risks that apply to similar investments if held directly by the Fund. The Fund may use derivatives in connection with its investment strategies. Derivatives may be riskier than other types of investments because they may be more sensitive to changes in economic or market conditions than other types of investments and could result in losses that significantly exceed the Fund's original investment. The Subsidiary may use derivatives to obtain long or short exposure in an attempt to increase the Subsidiary's income or gain, to hedge various investments and for risk management. In rising markets, the Fund expects that the value of the long positions will appreciate more rapidly than the short positions, and in declining markets, that the value of the short positions will appreciate more rapidly than the long positions. The techniques and strategies contemplated by the Fund are expected to result in a high degree of portfolio turnover. Portfolio turnover may vary greatly from year to year as well as within a particular year. High portfolio turnover (e.g. over 100%) may involve correspondingly greater expenses to the Fund, including brokerage commissions or dealer mark-ups and other transaction costs on the sale of securities and reinvestments in other securities.

The Fund's investment in income securities is subject to interest rate risks. Bond prices generally fall when interest rates rise. The Fund will have a significant portion of its assets concentrated in commodity-linked securities. Developments affecting commodities will have a disproportionate impact on the Fund. The Fund's investment in commodity-linked derivative instruments may subject the Fund to greater volatility than investments in traditional securities, particularly if the instruments involve leverage. The value of commodity-linked derivative instruments may be affected by changes in overall market movements, commodity index volatility, changes in interest rates, or factors affecting a particular industry or commodity, such as drought, floods, weather, livestock disease, embargoes, tariffs and international economic, political and regulatory developments. Use of leveraged commodity-linked derivatives creates an opportunity for increased return but, at the same time, creates the possibility for greater loss (including the likelihood of greater volatility of the Fund's net asset value), and there can be no assurance that the Fund's use of leverage will be successful.
Total return assumes reinvestment of income.