The Fund will gain exposure to commodity markets primarily by investing up to 25% of its total assets in the JPM Commodities Strategy Fund Ltd a wholly owned subsidiary of the Fund organized under the laws of the Cayman Islands. By investing in the Subsidiary, the Fund is indirectly exposed to the risks associated with the Subsidiary's investments. The derivatives and other investments held by the Subsidiary are generally similar to those that are permitted to be held by the Fund and are subject to the same risks that apply to similar investments if held directly by the Fund. The Fund may use derivatives in connection with its investment strategies. Derivatives may be riskier than other types of investments because they may be more sensitive to changes in economic or market conditions than other types of investments and could result in losses that significantly exceed the Fund's original investment. The Subsidiary may use derivatives to obtain long or short exposure in an attempt to increase the Subsidiary's income or gain, to hedge various investments and for risk management. In rising markets, the Fund expects that the value of the long positions will appreciate more rapidly than the short positions, and in declining markets, that the value of the short positions will appreciate more rapidly than the long positions. The techniques and strategies contemplated by the Fund are expected to result in a high degree of portfolio turnover. Portfolio turnover may vary greatly from year to year as well as within a particular year. High portfolio turnover (e.g. over 100%) may involve correspondingly greater expenses to the Fund, including brokerage commissions or dealer mark-ups and other transaction costs on the sale of securities and reinvestments in other securities.
The Fund's investment in income securities is subject to interest rate risks. Bond prices generally fall when interest rates rise. The Fund will have a significant portion of its assets concentrated in commodity-linked securities. Developments affecting commodities will have a disproportionate impact on the Fund. The Fund's investment in commodity-linked derivative instruments may subject the Fund to greater volatility than investments in traditional securities, particularly if the instruments involve leverage. The value of commodity-linked derivative instruments may be affected by changes in overall market movements, commodity index volatility, changes in interest rates, or factors affecting a particular industry or commodity, such as drought, floods, weather, livestock disease, embargoes, tariffs and international economic, political and regulatory developments. Use of leveraged commodity-linked derivatives creates an opportunity for increased return but, at the same time, creates the possibility for greater loss (including the likelihood of greater volatility of the Fund's net asset value), and there can be no assurance that the Fund's use of leverage will be successful.
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