- Investment philosophy driven by a proprietary, robust investment process with proven longterm performance.
- Seeks to capture the best ideas of dedicated career analyst team, using a time-tested process for researching, ranking and selecting stocks.
- Top-decile performance, information ratio and batting average over 10-year period.1
EXCESS GROWTH OF $100,000 OVER 10 YEARS
Compared to benchmark and category average, in thousands (difference vs. benchmark)
1Morningstar 12/31/16. Ranked: 1-yr. (690/1409), 3-yrs. (296/1255), 5-yrs. (95/1106) and 10-yrs. (37/814). Information Ratio: A risk-adjusted performance measure defined as excess return divided by tracking error. This ratio considers the annualized standard deviation of both series (measures of risks inherent in owning either a portfolio or the benchmark). Ranked: 1-yr. (545/1456), 3-yrs. (209/1363), 5-yrs. (101/1272) and 10-yrs. (20/1110). 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. Ranked: 1-yr. (13/1456), 3-yrs. (7/1363), 5-yrs. (27/1272) and 10-yrs. (12/110)
Chart source: Morningstar, J.P. Morgan Asset Management; as of 12/31/16. Large Blend Category. Select Shares. Other share classes may have higher expenses, which would result in lower returns. Ten-year growth with dividends 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.
Management and Commentary
Total return assumes reinvestment of income.
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 S&P 500 Index is an unmanaged index generally representative of the performance of large companies in the U.S. stock market. Index levels are in total return USD.
The performance of the Lipper Large-Cap Core 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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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.
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.