JPMorgan Climate Change Solutions ETF earns an Above Average Process Pillar rating.
The most important driver of the rating is the parent firm's five-year risk-adjusted success ratio of 57%. The measure indicates the percentage of a firm's funds that survived and outperformed their respective category's median Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return for the period. The stability of talent across its parent firm also supports the process. The firm's asset-weighted manager tenure of 16 years demonstrates its ability to retain portfolio managers. Lastly, the process is limited by being an actively managed strategy. Historical data, such as Morningstar's Active/Passive Barometer, finds that actively managed funds have generally underperformed their passive counterparts, especially over longer time horizons.
This strategy skews toward smaller, deeper value companies than its average peer in the Global Large-Stock Growth Morningstar Category. Examining additional factor exposure, this fund has constantly tilted toward stocks with higher trading volumes than its Morningstar Category Peers over the past few years. Such stocks may have less potential upside than illiquid holdings, but they are easier to trade during market downturns. In recent months, the strategy was more exposed to the Liquidity factor compared with its Morningstar Category peers as well. This strategy has also favored low-quality stocks. This means the fund avoids holding companies that are consistently profitable, growing, and have solid balance sheets. Such positions do not tend to provide much ballast for a portfolio. Similarly, in recent months, the strategy also had less exposure to the Quality factor than peers. Additionally, the managers have consistently taken on more risk, demonstrated by higher volatility exposure than peers. This orientation tends to pay off most prominently when markets are hot. In recent months, however, the strategy had less Volatility factor exposure over its peers. More information on a fund and its respective category's factor exposure can be found in the Factor Profile module within the Portfolio section.
The portfolio is overweight in industrials and utilities relative to the category average by 43.2 and 13.2 percentage points, respectively. The sectors with low exposure compared to category peers are healthcare and technology, underweight the average by 15.7 and 14.2 percentage points of assets, respectively. The portfolio is positioned across 69 holdings and is relatively top-heavy. Of the strategy's assets, 38.8% are concentrated within the top 10 holdings, as opposed to the typical peer's 31.4%. And in closing, in terms of portfolio turnover, this portfolio's holdings turn over more often than comparable products in its peer group, possibly resulting in higher costs for investors and a drag on performance.