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Strategic Preservation Fund - A (JSPAX)

Strategic Preservation Fund - A (JSPAX)
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Talib Sheikh
Talib Sheikh| Managing Director Biography

Talib Sheikh, CFA, is a portfolio manager in the Global Multi-Asset Group, responsible for managing total return, balanced and tactical asset allocation overlay accounts. An employee since 1998, Talib was previously an assistant portfolio manager in the derivative implementation team. Areas of focus include expanding allocation decisions through new products, portfolio risk and the fixed income market.

Education
  • B.Sc., Agriculture and M.Sc., International Marketing, Newcastle University
Experience
  • Industry Experience, 18 Years
  • Firm Experience, 16 Years
  • Fund Experience, 7 Years

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. Many derivatives will give rise to a form of leverage. Derivatives are also subject to the risk that changes in the value of a derivative may not correlate perfectly with the underlying asset, rate or index. The use of derivatives may not be successful, resulting in losses to the Fund, and the cost of such strategies may reduce the Fund's returns. Derivatives also expose the Fund to the credit risk of the derivative counterparty. In addition, the Fund may use derivatives for non-hedging purposes, which increases the Fund's potential for loss.

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

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 Fund may also invest in certain securities such as non-investment grade bonds, futures contracts and other derivatives, which contribute to fund volatility. These risks make emerging market securities more volatile and less liquid than securities issued in more developed countries. Securities rated below investment grade are called "high-yield bonds," "non-investment grade bonds," "below investment-grade bonds," or "junk bonds." They generally are 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. There is no guarantee that the use of long and short positions will succeed in limiting the Fund's exposure to domestic stock market movements, capitalization, sector-swings or other risk factors. Investment in a portfolio involved in long and short selling may have higher portfolio turnover rates. This will likely result in additional tax consequences. Short selling involves certain risks, including additional costs associated with covering short positions and a possibility of unlimited loss on certain short sale positions. The Fund may invest a portion of its securities in small-cap stocks. Small-capitalization funds typically carry more risk than stock funds investing in well-established "blue-chip" companies since smaller companies generally have a higher risk of failure. Historically, smaller companies' stock has experienced a greater degree of market volatility than the average stock.