JPMorgan SmartRetirement 2050 Fund - Institutional - J.P. Morgan Asset Management
JPMorgan SmartRetirement 2050 Fund


The Fund seeks high total return with a shift to current income and some capital appreciation over time as the Fund approaches and passes the target retirement date.

Strategy/Investment process

  • Uses an asset allocation strategy designed for investors expecting to retire around the year 2050, becoming more conservative as the Fund nears the target retirement date.
  • Invests in a combination of equity, fixed income and short-term JPMorgan mutual funds.

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Fund Managers

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

Total return assumes reinvestment of income.

The performance of the Lipper Mixed-Asset Target 2050 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. An individual cannot invest directly in an index.

The S&P Target Date Index Series (each, an Index) reflects exposure to various asset classes included in target date funds driven by a survey of such funds for each particular target date. These asset class exposures include U.S. large cap, U.S. mid cap, U.S. small cap, international equities, emerging markets, U.S. and international REITs, core fixed income, short term treasuries, Treasury Inflation Protected Securities, high yield corporate bonds and commodities and are represented by exchange traded funds (ETFs) in the index calculation. The original inception date for the Indexes was September 25, 2008 (the Original Inception Date), except the S&P Target Date 2050 Index (the Index), which was May 31, 2011. Subsequently, Standard & Poor's (S&P) decided to provide return information for periods prior to the Original Inception Date. Return information for the Indexes, except the S&P Target Date 2050 Index, is now available beginning from May 31, 2005. Effective March 1, 2010, S&P modified the method used to calculate Index levels and returns for each Index. Prior to March 1, 2010, each Index was reconstituted once per year on the last trading day of May, with effect on the first trading day of June. Reconstitution is the process whereby asset class weights are established for the upcoming year. Effective March 1, 2010, each Index is reconstituted on the same schedule. However, the Indexes are now rebalanced on a monthly basis. Rebalancing is the process whereby the asset class weights that were determined at the previous reconstitution are reestablished. This process takes place after the close of business on the last trading day of each month, with effect on the first trading day of the following month. The Index returns are calculated on a daily basis and will continue to be calculated daily. The performance of the index does not reflect the deduction of expenses associated with a fund or the ETFs included in the index, such as investment management fees. By contrast, the performance of the Fund reflects the deduction of the fund expenses, including sales charges if applicable. Investors 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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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.
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.

This investment is not a complete retirement program and may not provide sufficient retirement income.

Target date funds are funds with the target date being the approximate date when investors plan to start withdrawing their money. Generally, the asset allocation of each fund will change on an annual basis with the asset allocation becoming more conservative as the fund nears the target retirement date. The principal value of the fund(s) is not guaranteed at any time, including at the target date.

There may be additional fees or expenses associated with investing in a Fund of Funds strategy.

Asset allocation does not guarantee investment returns and does not eliminate the risk of loss.
Total return assumes reinvestment of income.

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.

Risk measures are calculated based upon the Funds' broad-based index as stated in the prospectus.