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JPMorgan BetaBuilders Dev APAC ex-JpnETF BBAX

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JPMorgan BetaBuilders Dev APAC ex-JpnETF’s management team is rated Average, but a solid investment process still helps this strategy retain its Morningstar Medalist Rating of Gold.

Our research team assigns Gold ratings to strategies that they have the most conviction will outperform a relevant index, or most peers, over a market cycle on a risk-adjusted basis.

JPMorgan BetaBuilders Dev APAC ex-JpnETF’s management team is rated Average, but a solid investment process still helps this strategy retain its Morningstar Medalist Rating of Gold.

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The portfolio maintains a sizable cost advantage over competitors, priced within the cheapest fee quintile among peers.

The strategy's investment process inspires confidence and earns a High Process Pillar rating. Independent of the rating, analysis of the strategy's portfolio shows it has maintained a significant underweight position in quality exposure and an overweight in yield exposure compared with category peers. Low quality exposure is attributed to stocks with higher financial leverage and lower profitability. And a high yield exposure is rooted in holding high dividend-paying or buyback stocks. The strategy’s management team earns an Average People Pillar rating. The strategy's parent organization earns the firm an Above Average Parent Pillar rating. People Pillar and Parent Pillar ratings for this strategy are indirectly assigned by a Morningstar analyst rather than algorithmically derived. Please see the notes following each pillar section for more details. The details of assigning methods can be found in each pillar section.

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Morningstar's evaluation of this security's process aims to determine the likelihood that it will outperform its Morningstar Category index on a risk-adjusted basis over the long term.

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JPMorgan BetaBuilders Dev APAC ex-JpnETF earns a High Process Pillar rating.

The leading factor in the rating is that this fund tracks an index. Historical data, like Morningstar's Active/Passive Barometer, finds that passively managed funds have generally outperformed their active counterparts, especially over longer time horizons. Impressive risk-adjusted performance also strengthens the process. This can be seen in the fund's five-year alpha calculated relative to the category index, which suggests that the process was successful over that period. The parent firm's excellent risk-adjusted performance, as shown by its average 10-year Morningstar Rating of 3.3 stars, supports the rating as well.

The investment strategy as stated in the fund's prospectus is:

The investment seeks investment results that closely correspond, before fees and expenses, to the performance of the Morningstar® Developed Asia Pacific ex-Japan Target Market Exposure IndexSM. The fund will invest at least 80% of its assets in securities included in the underlying index. The underlying index targets 85% of the stocks traded on the primary exchanges in each country or region by market capitalization, and and primarily includes large-and mid-cap companies.

The portfolio is overweight in financial services and basic materials relative to the category average by 14.4 and 10.4 percentage points, respectively. The sectors with low exposure compared to category peers are technology and consumer cyclical, underweight the average by 22.5 and 9.8 percentage points of assets, respectively. The portfolio is composed of 121 holdings and is quite concentrated. In particular, 44.6% of the strategy's assets are housed within the top 10 holdings, compared to the category’s 28.0% average. And finally, in terms of portfolio turnover, looking at year-over-year movements, 6% of the fund's holdings have changed, whether through increasing, decreasing, or changing a position.

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JPMorgan’s team is valuable but does not stand out as one of the industry's best, warranting an Average People Pillar rating.

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There are four managers listed on the fund: Alex Hamilton, Oliver Furby, Nicholas D’Eramo, Michael Loeffler. Experience on the team is abundant, with 12 years of average portfolio management experience. Together, they manage a total of eight strategies, with a Silver asset-weighted algorithmically-assigned average Morningstar Medalist Rating, indicating the potential to deliver positive alpha relative to the category median in aggregate.

Note: This People Pillar rating is indirectly assigned by an analyst. Morningstar analysts evaluate the People Pillar for passive products at the brand level and may also differentiate by asset class. There is at least one other passive strategy at the firm that is covered by a Morningstar analyst, so the People Pillar rating of the fund is inherited from the rating that the Morningstar analyst assigned to investment vehicles under the same brand name.

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A well-resourced, thoughtful, and disciplined steward of client assets, JPMorgan Asset Management maintains an Above Average Parent rating.

Associate Director Emory Zink

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Above Average

As of 2022, this investment stalwart manages more than USD 2.5 trillion in AUM. Composed of various global cohorts and diverse asset classes, the firm has more tightly integrated its capabilities in recent years, notably through the development of proprietary analytical and risk systems. Investment teams are robustly staffed and helmed by seasoned contributors. The firm’s strategies tend to produce reliable portfolios, and several flagship offerings are Morningstar Medalists. Manager incentives align with fundholders'; compensation reflects longer-term performance factors, and portfolio managers invest in the firm’s strategies as part of their compensation plans.

The firm’s funds tend to be well-priced, but they aren’t as competitive as many highly regarded peers of similar scale. Recent product launches include thematic and single-country strategies, both of which carry the potential for volatile performance and flows, along with misuse by investors. The firm remains intrepid when it comes to developing an environmental, social, and governance-focused framework and continues to move into other areas such as direct indexing through its 55iP acquisition and China through its joint venture, but these complicated initiatives take time to assess any real and lasting effect.

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This share class has a commendable short-term track record.

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Over the past three years, it beat the category index, the MSCI All Countries Far East ex Japan Index, by an annualized 7.8 percentage points, and outperformed the category average by 4.3 percentage points. And more importantly, when looking across a longer horizon, the strategy surpassed the index. On a five-year basis, it outperformed the index by an annualized 2.5 percentage points. Although one-year performance does not factor heavily in the overall rating, it is worth mentioning that this share class lost 1.7%, a sizable 6.2-percentage-point loss over its average peer, placing it within the bottom 10% of its category group.

The risk-adjusted performance only continues to make a case for this fund. The share class had a higher Sharpe ratio, a measure of risk-adjusted return, than the index over the trailing five-year period. Often, higher returns are associated with more risk. However, this strategy stayed in line with the benchmark's standard deviation. However, the share class proved itself ineffective as it was unable to generate alpha, over the same period, against the category group index: a benchmark that encapsulates the performance of the broader asset class.

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It is critical to evaluate expenses, as they are pulled directly out of returns.

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This fund is in the cheapest quintile of its Morningstar Category. Its low expense ratio, considered jointly with the fund’s People, Process, and Parent Pillars, indicates that this share class has the ability to deliver positive alpha relative to the lesser of its median category peer or the category benchmark, leading to its Morningstar Medalist Rating of Gold.

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Portfolio Holdings BBAX

  • Current Portfolio Date
  • Equity Holdings
  • Bond Holdings
  • Other Holdings
  • % Assets in Top 10 Holdings 45.6
Top 10 Holdings
% Portfolio Weight
Market Value USD

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