JPMorgan Large Cap Growth Fund - A - J.P. Morgan Asset Management

As of April 3, 2017, this fund's Select share class has been renamed to I. Please see the prospectus for more details.


Invest in America’s biggest and best.

Targeting companies with large markets, sustainable competitive advantages and strong price momentum, the Large Cap Growth Fund seeks to harness the return potential of America’s fastest growing companies.

Fund Story   Commentary  

Key Points

  • Experienced portfolio manager Giri Devulapally is supported by five dedicated growth analysts.
  • Style-pure large cap growth strategy that uses Russell 1000 Growth Index a fundamental, bottom-up approach to identify companies with strong growth potential.
  • Top-decile performance, information ratio, and batting average over the 10-year period.1

Compared to benchmark and category average, in thousands (difference vs. benchmark)

1Source: Morningstar as of 6/30/17. Large Growth Category. Ranked: 1-yr. (90/1424), 3 yrs. (163/1277), 5-yrs. (626/1152) and 10-yrs. (74/803). Batting average measures manager’s ability to meet or beat the market consistently, calculated by dividing the number of quarters/months when the manager beats/matches the index by the total number of quarters/months in the period. 1-yr. (112/1459), 3-yrs. (172/1410), 5-yrs. (331/1388) and 10-yrs. (58/1162) For information ratio, the excess return vs. the benchmark divided by tracking error. 1-yr. (130/1459), 3-yrs. (194/1410), 5-yrs. (642/1388) and 10-yrs. (111/1162).

Chart source: Morningstar, J.P. Morgan Asset Management; as of 6/30/17. Morningstar Large Growth Category. Returns shown are for the I Shares. Other share classes may have higher expenses, resulting in lower returns. Returns with dividend and capital gains reinvested. There is no direct correlation between a hypothetical investment and the anticipated performance of the Fund. The $0 value for benchmark growth is the baseline for the over and under comparison.


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As of June 30, 2017

Quarter in review
  • The JPMorgan Large Cap Growth Fund (I Class Shares) outperformed its benchmark, the Russell 1000 Growth Index, for the quarter ended June 30, 2017.
  • Within the large-cap space, growth continued to outperform value as higher-growth stocks that exceeded earnings expectations were rewarded. This has been favorable for our approach.
  • An overweight position in NVIDIA Corp. (3.3% portfolio weight) was the top contributor during the quarter after reporting first quarter revenues and earnings that exceeded market expectations. The report highlighted continued global adoption of GPUs within data centers to support deep learning workloads. The data center business showed growth of 186% year over year. Gaming, their largest segment, was also strong and is sustaining high overall growth rates. We continue to believe NVIDIA is well positioned for further upside as the potential disruption from their solutions, specifically in data center and autos, remains underappreciated.
  • An overweight position in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (3.3% portfolio weight) was also a top contributor. The stock continues to be rewarded as the company has executed well. The company reported first-quarter earnings and revenues that came in ahead of expectations and raised guidance. The results were driven by strong procedure growth. Management also made headway on a new product launch that should further expand their footprint within robotic surgery and in more cost sensitive markets.     
  • An overweight position in Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (0.8% portfolio weight) was the top detractor. The stock underperformed as the market discounted the impact of falling oil prices. While the commodity price decline is a headwind in the near term, we continue to have a favorable outlook for Pioneer as the company has some of the highest return assets in the U.S. energy space.
  • An overweight position in Snap, Inc. (0.3% portfolio weight) also detracted. The stock traded lower after announcing disappointing revenue growth in its first quarter of earnings. A seasonal impact of large brand spending as well as user growth that came in at the lower-end of expectations were the primary drivers of results. We believe that revenue growth will improve as the adoption of new automated advertising units increases. The company’s ability to generate a high participation rate for content creation across their user base continues to drive strong engagement and future monetization. While we continue to hold a position, we pared it back during the quarter to account for these near term risks in the business model.
Looking ahead
  • Portfolio positioning has not changed materially during the quarter. We remain aligned with areas of market leadership.
  • Financials and information technology remain the largest overweight exposures in the portfolio. Within financials, we continue to have a positive view on companies with exposure to capital markets and interest rates. The information technology overweight continues to be driven by a variety of industries, such as payments, semiconductors, video games, software and mobility.
  • The consumer staples and industrials sectors remain the largest underweights.

Fees and Minimums

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Fund Managers



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 1.05% for A Shares, 1.55% for C Shares, 0.90% for I Shares, 1.40% for R2 Shares, 1.15% for R3 Shares, 0.90% for R4 Shares, 0.70% for R5 Shares and 0.65% for R6 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 10/31/2017 for A Shares, 10/31/2017 for C Shares, 10/31/2017 for I Shares, 10/31/2018 for R2 Shares, 10/31/2017 for R3 Shares, 10/31/2017 for R4 Shares, 10/31/2017 for R5 Shares and 10/31/2017 for R6 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.

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 Russell 1000 Growth Index is an unmanaged index measuring the performance of those Russell 1000 companies with higher price-to-book ratios and higher forecasted growth values.

The performance of the Lipper Large-Cap Growth 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 figures (for the fund and any index quoted) assume payment of fees and reinvestment of dividends (after the highest applicable foreign withholding tax) and distributions. Without fee waivers, fund returns would have been lower. Due to rounding, some values may not total 100%.

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The Morningstar RatingTM for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10- year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.Rankings do not take sales loads into account.
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.

The prices of equity securities are sensitive to a wide range of factors, from economic to company-specific news, and can fluctuate rapidly and unpredictably, causing an investment to decrease in value.
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.

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.

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.

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.