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Michael Sais, CFA, joined JPMorgan in 1994. Michael is a fixed income fund manager for the Insurance Asset Management Team responsible for managing investments consistent with the unique requirements of insurance industry clients. Additionally, he is a member of the Taxable Bond Team, where he has served as lead manager for the Ultra Short-Term Bond Fund since 1995 and Government Bond products since 1996. Michael joined the firm as a senior fixed income research analyst responsible for the valuation and analysis of the mortgage-backed securities market. Prior to this, he served as senior investment portfolio manager of Valley National Bank of Phoenix, where he was responsible for the management of the bank's $2.2 billion investment portfolio. Michael began his career with Citibank in San Juan, Puerto Rico, as an asset/liability manager and eurodollar trader.Education
Robert Manning, executive director, is a portfolio manager for the Global Insurance Solutions Team. Based in Columbus, Bob is responsible for managing investments consistent with the unique requirements of insurance industry clients. Previously, he was a member of the Fixed Income Portfolio Management Group that supports Mid-Institutional Portfolios. An employee since 1999, Robert was previously a mortgage banking specialist at Ohio Savings Bank. He holds a B.S. in business management from Wittenberg University, an M.B.A. from Ohio State University and is a CFA charterholder.Education
The Fund's fixed income securities are subject to interest rate risk. If rates increase, the value of the Fund's investments generally declines. Ordinarily the Fund will invest at least 80% of its total assets in bonds. The Fund may invest in derivatives that may be riskier than other types of investments because they may be more sensitive to changes in economic or market conditions and could result in losses that significantly exceed the Fund's original investment. Many derivatives create leverage that can cause the Fund to be more volatile than it would be if it had not used derivatives. The Fund may invest in mortgage-related and asset-backed securities that may or may not be guaranteed by governments and their agencies, supranational organizations, corporations, or banks. The value of these assets will be influenced by factors affecting the assets underlying such securities. During periods of declining asset values, the asset-backed securities may decline in value. The Fund may invest up to 25% of its assets in "sub-prime" mortgage-related securities. The risk of defaults is generally higher in the case of mortgage-backed investments that include so-called "sub-prime" mortgages. The structure of some of these securities may be complex and there may be less available information than other types of debt securities.
Ordinarily the Fund will invest at least 80% of its total assets in bonds.