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JPMorgan Global Bond Opportunities Fund - Select (GBOSX)

JPMorgan Global Bond Opportunities Fund - Select (GBOSX)
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Robert Michele
Robert Michele| Managing Director Biography

Robert Michele, managing director, is the Chief Investment Officer of the Global Fixed Income, Currency & Commodities (GFICC) group. Based in New York, Bob directs the global investment process and oversees the portfolio management and research functions. Prior to joining the firm in 2008, Bob was at Schroder Investment Management for ten years, most recently serving as the global head of fixed income. He also previously served as the head of Schroder’s U.S. Fixed Income Group, based in New York. Bob was at BlackRock from 1995 to 1998, responsible for managing core bond portfolios and developing credit strategies across all client mandates. Prior to that, Bob spent five years at FirstBoston Asset Management as head of their domestic fixed income desk. Before that, he was at Brown Brothers Harriman for eight years managing taxable, total return portfolios for non-U.S. institutions. Bob began his career at Bankers Trust, working as an investment analyst and portfolio manager. He holds a B.A. in classics from the University of Pennsylvania, is a CFA charterholder and has the Investment Management Certificate of the UK Society of Investment Professionals.

Education
  • B.A., Classics, University of Pennsylvania
Experience
  • Industry Experience, 33 Years
  • Firm Experience, 6 Years
  • Fund Experience, 2 Years
Other funds managed by Robert Michele:
Iain Stealey
Iain Stealey| Executive Director Biography

Iain Stealey, executive director, is the head of Global Aggregate Strategies within the Global Fixed Income, Currency & Commodities (GFICC) group. Based in London, he is a portfolio manager focusing on multi-sector bond strategies for both segregated clients and pooled funds. Within the Global Aggregate team, Iain was previously responsible for the portfolio management of enhanced cash and short duration portfolios. An employee since 2002, he obtained a B.Sc. in management science from Loughborough University. Iain is a CFA charterholder and holds the Investment Management Certificate from the UK Society of Investment Professionals.

Education
  • BSc in Management Science from Loughborough University
Experience
  • Industry Experience, 12 Years
  • Firm Experience, 12 Years
  • Fund Experience, 2 Years
Other funds managed by Iain Stealey:
Nicholas Gartside
Nicholas J. Gartside| Managing Director Biography

Nicholas J. Gartside, managing director, is the International Chief Investment Officer of our Global Fixed Income, Currency & Commodities (GFICC) group. In addition, he is the co-manager of our multi-sector fixed income products and serves on the Currency Investment Policy Committee (CIPC). Prior to joining the firm in 2010, Nick was at Schroder Investment Management for eight years, initially as a euro government bond portfolio manager. In 2007, he moved to the global bond team as a global government bond portfolio manager and most recently served as the Head of Global Fixed Income. His previous roles were at Mercury Asset Management/Merrill Lynch Investment Managers. Nick earned a B.A. in History and Politics from Durham University and an M.Phil. in International Relations from Cambridge University. Nick is a CFA charterholder and holds the Investment Management Certificate from the UK Society of Investment Professionals.

Education
  • B.A. in History and Politics from Durham University
  • M.Phil. in International Relations from Cambridge University
Experience
  • Industry Experience, 17 Years
  • Firm Experience, 4 Years
  • Fund Experience, 1 Year
Other funds managed by Nicholas J. Gartside:

The Fund's fixed income securities are subject to interest rate risk. If rates increase, the value of the Fund's investments generally declines.

Under normal circumstances, the Fund will invest at least 80% of its Assets in bonds.

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.

International investing involves a greater degree of risk and increased volatility. Changes in currency exchange rates and differences in accounting and taxation policies outside the U.S. can raise or lower returns. Also, some overseas markets may not be as politically and economically stable as the United States and other nations. The risks associated with foreign securities are magnified in countries in "emerging markets." These countries may have relatively unstable governments and less-established market economies than developed countries. Emerging markets may face greater social, economic, regulatory and political uncertainties. These risks make emerging market securities more volatile and less liquid than securities issued in more developed countries.

Under normal circumstances, the Fund will invest at least 40% of its total assets in countries other than the United States.

The Fund may invest in futures contracts, options, swaps, forwards and other derivatives. Many derivatives create leverage thereby causing the Fund to be more volatile than it would be if it had not used derivatives. Derivatives may be more sensitive to changes in economic and market conditions and could result in losses that significantly exceed the Fund's original investment.