The manager receives credit quality ratings on underlying securities of the portfolio from the three major ratings agencies - S&P, Moody's and Fitch. When calculating the credit quality breakdown, the manager selects the middle rating of the agencies when all three agencies rate a security. The manager will use the lower of the two ratings if only two agencies rate a security and will use one rating if that is all that is provided. Securities that are not rated by all three agencies are reflected as such.
The Fund invests in securities including junk bonds, loans and instruments that are issued by companies that are highly leveraged, less creditworthy or financially distressed. These investments are considered to be speculative and are subject to greater risk of loss, greater sensitivity to interest rate and economic changes, valuation difficulties and potential illiquidity. Such investments are subject to additional risks including, but not limited to, subordination to other creditors, no collateral or limited rights in collateral, lack of a regular trading market, extended settlement periods, liquidity risks, prepayment risks, and lack of publicly available information.
The Fund may invest in securities that are below investment grade (i.e., "high yield" or "junk bonds") that are generally rated in the fifth or lower rating categories of Standard & Poor's and Moody's Investors Service. Although these securities tend to provide higher yields than higher-rated securities, there is a greater risk that the Fund's share price will decline.
Under normal circumstances, the Fund invests at least 80% of its assets in high yield securities. However, the Fund may invest up to 100% of its total assets in below investment grade securities or unrated securities that the adviser deems to be of equivalent quality.
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.
The rate of return anticipated on a bond if it is held until the maturity date.
Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the J.P. Morgan Funds. This and other important information is contained in the prospectus, which can be obtained from your financial professional and should be read carefully before investing.
Opinions and statements of financial market trends that are based on current market conditions constitute our judgment and are subject to change without notice. We believe the information provided here is reliable but should not be assumed to be accurate or complete. The views and strategies described may not be suitable for all investors.
J.P. Morgan Funds are distributed by JPMorgan Distribution Services, Inc., which is an affiliate of JPMorgan Chase & Co. Affiliates of JPMorgan Chase & Co. receive fees for providing various services to the funds. JPMorgan Distribution Services, Inc. is a member of FINRA/SIPC.
J.P. Morgan Asset Management is the marketing name for the
asset management businesses of JPMorgan Chase & Co. Those
businesses include, but are not limited to, J.P. Morgan Investment
Security Capital Research & Management Incorporated and
J.P. Morgan Alternative Asset Management, Inc.
NOT FDIC INSURED | NO BANK GUARANTEE | MAY LOSE VALUE