JPMORGAN EMERGING MARKETS EQUITY FUND
Your guide to the world’s most dynamic economies.
Leveraging our global research and local insights on the world’s fastest-growing markets, the Emerging Markets Equity Fund seeks to identify high-quality businesses that compound earnings sustainably over the long term.
- Comprehensive research and local knowledge; 100 dedicated investment professionals across nine locations around the globe.
- High-conviction strategy with a growth and quality focus and long-term investment horizon that integrates environmental, social and governance considerations.
- Outperformed the MSCI Emerging Markets Index over the latest one-, three-, five- and 10-year periods.1
SHARE OF GLOBAL NOMINAL CONSUMPTION
Current dollar household expenditures, 2004–2014
1 Source: For Select Shares as of 12/31/16.
Chart source: The Brookings Institution, World Bank, United Nations, J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Real GDP per Capita numbers are current U.S. dollar GDP per capita figures from the World Bank, adjusted by the 2013 U.S. dollar GDP deflator. Middle class is defined as $3,600-$36,000 annual per capita income in purchasing power parity terms. Historical and forecast figures come from the Brookings Development, Aid and Governance Indicators. Guide to the Markets – U.S. Data as of 12/31/16.
Management and Commentary
Total return assumes reinvestment of income.
The cap on annual operating expenses is guaranteed in a fee waiver contract with the investment advisor, administrator and distributor. The cap does not extend to acquired fund costs, dividend expenses relating to short sales, interest, taxes, extraordinary expenses and expenses related to the Board of Trustees' deferred compensation plan. The cap may be modified or discontinued after 5/31/2017. "Total reductions" includes all applicable fee waivers and expense reimbursements.
The quoted performance of the Fund includes performance of a predecessor fund/share class prior to the Fund's commencement of operations. Please refer to the current prospectus for further information.
Mutual funds have fees that reduce their performance: indexes do not. You cannot invest directly in an index.
The MSCI Emerging Markets Index (net of foreign withholding taxes) is a free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index measuring emerging market equity performance.
The performance of the Lipper Emerging Markets 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. An individual cannot invest directly in an index.
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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International investing bears greater risk due to social, economic, regulatory and political instability in countries in "emerging markets." This makes emerging market securities more volatile and less liquid developed market securities. Changes in exchange rates and differences in accounting and taxation policies outside the U.S. can also affect returns.
Investments in foreign currencies and foreign issuers are subject to additional risks, including political and economic risks, greater volatility, civil conflicts and war, currency fluctuations, higher transaction costs, delayed settlement, possible foreign controls on investment, expropriation and nationalization risks, and less stringent investor protection and disclosure standards of foreign markets. These risks are magnified in countries in "emerging markets."
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.
P/E ratio: the number by which earnings per share is multiplied to estimate a stock's value.
P/B ratio: the relationship between a stock's price and the book value of that stock.
Beta measures a fund's volatility in comparison to the market as a whole. A beta of 1.00 indicates a fund has been exactly as volatile as the market.
Sharpe ratio measures the fund's excess return compared to a risk-free investment. The higher the Sharpe ratio, the better the returns relative to the risk taken.
Average Life: The length of time the principal of a debt issue is expected to be outstanding.
Tracking Error: The active risk of the portfolio, which determines the annualized standard deviation of the excess returns between the portfolio and the benchmark.
Alpha: The relationship between the performance of the Fund and its beta over a three-year period of time.
Standard deviation/Volatility: A statistical measure of the degree to which the Fund's returns have varied from its historical average. The higher the standard deviation, the wider the range of returns from its average and the greater the historical volatility. The standard deviation is calculated over a 36-month period based on Fund's monthly returns. The standard deviation shown is based on the Fund's Class A Shares or the oldest share class, where Class A Shares are not available.
R2: The percentage of a Fund's movements that result from movements in the index ranging from 0 to 100. A Fund with an R2 of 100 means that 100 percent of the Fund's movement can completely be explained by movements in the Fund's external index benchmark.
EPS: Total earnings divided by the number of shares outstanding.
Risk measures are calculated based upon the Funds' broad-based index as stated in the prospectus.