JPMorgan Emerging Markets Strategic Debt Fund - R6 - J.P. Morgan Asset Management
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JPMorgan Emerging Markets Strategic Debt Fund
(JECUX)
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Designed To

Designed to deliver total return through investments in emerging markets debt.

Approach

  • Invests primarily in emerging markets corporate and sovereign debt securities denominated in US, developed or emerging market currencies
  • Bases security selection on a combination of macroeconomic research and bottom-up fundamental country analysis
  • Uses futures contracts, options, derivatives and currency options to manage duration and FX volatility

Performance

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Fees and Minimums

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Portfolio

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Management and Commentary

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Disclaimer

1Please refer to the prospectus for additional information about cut-off times.

Total return assumes reinvestment of income.

The Fund's adviser and/or its affiliates have contractually agreed to waive fees and/or reimburse expenses to the extent Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses (excluding acquired fund fees and expenses, dividend and interest expenses related to short sales, interest, taxes, expenses related to litigation and potential litigation and extraordinary expenses) exceed 1.20% for A Shares, 1.70% for C Shares, 1.45% for R2 Shares, 0.75% for R5 Shares, 0.70% for R6 Shares and 0.95% for Select Shares of the average daily net assets. The Fund may invest in one or more money market funds advised by the adviser or its affiliates (affiliated money market funds). The Fund's adviser has contractually agreed to waive fees and/or reimburse expenses in an amount sufficient to offset the fees and expenses of the affiliated money market funds incurred by the Fund because of the Fund's investment in such money market funds. This waiver is in effect through 2/28/2018 for A Shares, 2/28/2018 for C Shares, 2/28/2018 for R2 Shares, 2/28/2018 for R5 Shares, 2/28/2018 for R6 Shares and 2/28/2018 for Select Shares, at which time the adviser and/or its affiliates will determine whether to renew or revise it. The difference between net and gross fees includes all applicable fee waivers and expense reimbursements.

Mutual funds have fees that reduce their performance: indexes do not. You cannot invest directly in an index.

The J.P. Morgan Emerging Markets Bond Index Global Diversified tracks total returns for U.S. dollar-denominated debt instruments issued by emerging market sovereign and quasi-sovereign entities: Brady bonds, loans, Eurobonds. The diversified index limits the exposure of some of the larger countries.

The Emerging Markets Strategic Debt Composite Benchmark is comprised of unmanaged indices that include an equally weighted average of the J.P. Morgan Emerging Markets Bond Index (EMBI) Global Diversified, JPM Government Bond Index-Emerging Markets (GBI-EM) Global Diversified and the J.P. Morgan Corporate Emerging Markets Bond Index (CEMBI) Broad Diversified. The performance of the composite 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 fund expenses, including sales charges if applicable. An individual cannot invest directly in an index.

The performance of the Lipper Emerging Markets Local Currency Debt 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.

©2017, American Bankers Association, CUSIP Database provided by the Standard & Poor's CUSIP Service Bureau, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
Morningstar rates mutual funds from one to five stars based on how well they've performed (after adjusting for risk and accounting for all sales charges) in comparison to similar funds. Within each Morningstar Category, the top 10% of funds receive five stars, the next 22.5% four stars, the middle 35% three stars, the next 22.5% two stars, and the bottom 10% receive one star. Funds are rated for up to three time periods--three-, five-, and 10 years--and these ratings are combined to produce an overall rating. Funds with less than three years of history are not rated. Ratings are objective, based entirely on a mathematical evaluation of past performance. They're a useful tool for identifying funds worthy of further research, but shouldn't be considered buy or sell recommendations. Overall ratings represent a weighted average of specific time period (3-, 5- and 10-year) ratings.
The following risks could cause the fund to lose money or perform more poorly than other investments. For more complete risk information, see the prospectus.

Investments in bonds and other debt securities will change in value based on changes in interest rates. If rates rise, the value of these investments generally drops.

Under normal circumstances, the Fund invests at least 80% of its Assets in debt securities of issuers located in or tied economically to emerging markets that are denominated in emerging markets currencies (Local Currency Debt Securities) or in derivatives or other instruments that are used as substitutes for Local Currency Debt Securities.

Securities rated below investment grade are considered "high-yield," "non-investment grade," "below investment-grade," or "junk bonds." They generally are rated in the fifth or lower rating categories of Standard & Poor's and Moody's Investors Service. Although they can provide higher yields than higher rated securities, they can carry greater risk.

International investing involves special risks, including economic, political, and currency instability - especially in emerging markets. The Fund's investments in emerging markets could lead to more volatility in the value of the Fund's shares. The small size of securities markets and the low trading volume may lead to a lack of liquidity, which leads to increased volatility. Emerging markets may not provide adequate legal protection for private or foreign investment or private property.

The Fund may invest all or substantially all of its assets in sovereign debt securities. These investments are subject to the risk of payment delays or defaults, due, for example, to cash flow problems, insufficient foreign currency reserves, political considerations, large debt positions relative to the country's economy or failure to implement economic reforms. There is no legal or bankruptcy process for collecting sovereign debt.

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.
Total return assumes reinvestment of income.

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.

Duration: Measures price sensitivity of fixed income securities to interest rate changes.

Average Life: The length of time the principal of a debt issue is expected to be outstanding.