J.P. Morgan Asset Management Launches JPMorgan Active China ETF (JCHI)
The newest active ETF offering focuses on China equities
NEW YORK, March 16, 2023 – J.P. Morgan Asset Management announced today the launch of its newest active ETF, the JPMorgan Active China ETF (JCHI). The Fund is designed to provide investors with access to a "best ideas" portfolio of Chinese equities and focuses on an investment process driven by bottom-up stock selection, while being mindful of macro and policy considerations.
The Fund is managed by JPMorgan Asset Management (Asia Pacific) Limited, and comprehensively leverages the Greater China research team within J.P. Morgan's Emerging Markets and Asia Pacific (EMAP) Equities team which has an extensive local research footprint that seeks to identify high-conviction ideas. It is priced at 65 basis points.
"The launch of JPMorgan Active China ETF is another example of our commitment to delivering innovative and differentiated investment solutions to clients,” said Bryon Lake, Global Head of ETF Solutions at J.P. Morgan Asset Management. “There are a lot of opportunities in China that investors want to invest in with intentionality, and we are excited to offer them a strategic option to capitalize on.”
Li Tan and Rebecca Jiang will serve as the Fund’s portfolio managers. Utilizing its rigorous research process, the Fund will seek to identify attractively valued industry leaders, with an emphasis on companies it believes have sustainable earnings and disciplined capital management.
"The launch of JPMorgan Active China ETF marks an exciting new time for investors,” explained Li Tan. “Backed by the expertise of our Greater China research team, JCHI offers investors access to long-term capital appreciation potential in some of China's fastest-growing industries."
The dedicated Greater China team currently consists of 26 investment professionals, 17 of whom are Greater China product specific research analysts, with an average 17 years of industry experience. JCHI complements the firm’s existing style pure offerings, including JPMorgan Active Growth ETF (JGRO) and JPMorgan Active Value ETF (JAVA).
The addition of JCHI brings a differentiated offering to J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s full U.S. suite of ETFs, which now has over $100 billion in assets under management, as of March 13, 2023. J.P. Morgan Asset Management ranks as a top ten ETF issuer in the U.S. with respect to AUM and ranked number two in net active flows across active ETFs in the U.S. for 20221.
Li Tan, executive director, is a portfolio manager for Greater China equities and a member of the Greater China team within EMAP Equities team, based in Hong Kong. An employee since 2011, Mr. Tan was previously a financial analyst covering Asian banks within the EMAP Equities team in London. Prior to that, he held strategy roles within the Investment Banking and Commercial Banking divisions of JPMorgan.
Rebecca Jiang, managing director, is a portfolio manager for Greater China equities and a member of the Greater China Team within the EMAP Equities Team. Based in Hong Kong, she joined the firm in 2017 after six years at Fidelity International where she was a senior equity research analyst.
Because the Fund invests at least 80% of the value of its assets in equity securities and equity-related instruments that are tied economically to China, it presents different risks than funds that do not so invest. See “Risk Summary” below and “The Fund’s Main Investment Risks” in the prospectus.
Investments in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau are subject to significant legal, regulatory, monetary and economic risks, as well as the potential for regional and global conflicts, including actions that are contrary to the interests of the U.S. As a result, the Fund may not be suitable for all investors and should be used only by investors who understand the risks of investing in securities and instruments economically tied to China. Investors in the Fund monitor their investment. An investor in the Fund could potentially lose the full value of their investment.
Chinese operating companies sometimes rely on Variable Interest Entity (VIE) structures to raise capital from non-Chinese investors. Even though such arrangements are not formally recognized under Chinese law. VIE structures are used due to Mainland Chinese government prohibitions on foreign ownership of companies in certain industries and it is not clear that the contracts are enforceable or that the structures will otherwise work as intended. There may also be conflicts of interest between the legal owners of the Mainland Chinese company and non-Chinese investors (such as the Fund). It is unclear whether the Mainland Chain government will withdraw its implicit acceptance of the VIE structure, or whether any new laws, rules or regulations relating to VIE structures will be adopted or, if adopted, what impact they would have on the interests of non-Chinese investors. The market value of the Fund’s associated portfolio holdings would likely fall, causing substantial investment losses.
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