JPMORGAN CORE BOND FUND
Quality at the Core.
A value-driven approach that emphasizes intermediate bonds of the highest quality, the Core Bond Fund serves as a foundation to investors seeking a well-diversified portfolio.
- Uses bottom-up security selection to construct a portfolio of high-quality, U.S. investment-grade bonds.
- Portfolio manager Barb Miller and team have delivered consistently higher risk-adjusted returns with meaningfully lower volatility.1
- Strong performance in both rising rate environments and down markets.2
1 Outperformed its benchmark and Morningstar peer group over the 10-
and 15-year periods.
2 Outperformed Barclays Index in all six of the most recent rising-rate environments.
A high-quality, time-tested approach
With a bias towards high-quality bonds, the portfolio team employs the same process that has been used consistently for over 20 years to identify undervalued sectors and securities within defined allocation guidelines.
Combining this value-driven approach with embedded risk management has enabled the Fund to deliver consistently higher risk-adjusted returns relative to the benchmark and Morningstar peer group over one-, five-, 10- and 15-year periods* while serving as a portfolio anchor during periods of market volatility.
*Source: Morningstar, as of 12/31/15.
Fees and Investment Minimums
Total return assumes reinvestment of income.
The Barclays U.S. Aggregate Index is an unmanaged index that represents securities that are SEC-registered, taxable, and dollar denominated. The index covers the U.S. investment grade fixed rate bond market, with index components for government and corporate securities, mortgage pass-through securities, and asset-backed securities. 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 Core Bond Funds Index 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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Ordinarily, the Fund will invest at least 80% of its total assets in bonds, both domestic and foreign.
International investing involves a greater degree of risk and increased volatility. Changes in currency exchange rates and differences in accounting and taxation policies outside the U.S. can raise or lower returns. Also, some overseas markets may not be as politically and economically stable as the United States and other nations.
The Fund may invest up to 5% of its assets in "sub-prime" mortgage-related securities. The risk of defaults is generally higher in the case of mortgage-backed investments that include so-called "sub-prime" mortgages. The structure of some of these securities may be complex and there may be less available information than other types of debt securities.
The Fund may invest in futures contracts and derivatives. Many derivatives create leverage that can cause the Fund to be more volatile than it would be if it had not used derivatives.
The top 10 holdings listed reflect only the Fund's long-term investments. Short-term investments are excluded. Holdings are subject to change. The holdings listed should not be considered recommendations to purchase or sell a particular security. Each individual security is calculated as a percentage of the aggregate market value of the securities held in the Fund and does not include the use of derivative positions, where applicable.