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JPMorgan BetaBuilders MSCI US REIT ETF’s management team is rated Average, but a solid investment process still helps this strategy retain its Morningstar Medalist Rating of Silver.

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

JPMorgan BetaBuilders MSCI US REIT ETF’s management team is rated Average, but a solid investment process still helps this strategy retain its Morningstar Medalist Rating of Silver.

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The portfolio maintains a sizable cost advantage over competitors, priced within the lowest 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 overweight position in yield exposure and quality exposure compared with category peers. High yield exposure is attributed to holding more stocks with high dividend or buyback yields. And a high quality exposure is rooted in holding stocks with low financial leverage and strong returns on equity. 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 benchmark on a risk-adjusted basis over the long term.

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JPMorgan BetaBuilders MSCI US REIT ETF earns a High Process Pillar rating.

The leading factor in the rating is that this fund tracks an index. Historical data, such as Morningstar's Active/Passive Barometer, finds that passively managed funds have generally outperformed their active counterparts, especially over longer time horizons. The parent firm's five-year risk-adjusted success ratio of 59% also bolsters the process. 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. Their relatively high success ratio suggests that the firm does well for investors and that this fund may benefit from that. Excellent risk-adjusted performance also contributes to the process, as shown by the fund's five-year alpha calculated relative to the category index, which suggests the process was successful over that period.

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

The investment seeks investment results that closely correspond, before fees and expenses, and to the performance of the MSCI U.S. REIT Custom Capped Index. The fund will invest at least 80% of its assets in securities included in the underlying index. The underlying index is a free-float adjusted market-cap weighted index designed to measure the performance of U.S. equity real estate investment trust ("REIT") securities. The fund may invest up to 20% of its assets in exchange-traded futures to seek performance that corresponds to the underlying index.

The portfolio is overweight in real estate by 2.6 percentage points in terms of assets compared with the category average, and its consumer defensive allocation is similar to the category. The sectors with low exposure compared to category peers are consumer cyclical and financial services; however, the allocations are similar to the category. The strategy owns 126 securities and is less top-heavy than peers. Specifically, 46.7% of the fund’s assets are concentrated within the top 10 fund holdings, as opposed to the typical peer's 61.8%. And in closing, in terms of portfolio turnover, this fund trades less regularly than the typical peer in its category, which may result in a lower cost to investors.

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JPMorgan’s team is good but unexceptional, earning the strategy an Average People Pillar rating.

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There are four managers listed on the fund: Nicholas D’Eramo, Michael Loeffler, Oliver Furby, Alex Hamilton. The team is well equipped, with an average of 12 years of portfolio management experience. Together, they manage a total of eight strategies, with a Silver asset-weighted average Morningstar Medalist Rating, demonstrating their 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 had inconsistent outcomes, requiring closer analysis.

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Narrowing in on the past three-year period, it trailed the category index, the S&P United States REIT Index, by an annualized 18 basis points, but outperformed the category average by 2.1 percentage points. Although more significantly, when widening the time horizon, the strategy struggled to separate itself from the pack. On a five-year basis, it mirrored the index.

The risk-adjusted performance makes a case for this fund. The share class outstripped the index with a higher Sharpe ratio, a measure of risk-adjusted return, over the trailing five-year period. These strong risk-adjusted results have not come with a bumpier ride for investors. This strategy took on similar risk as the benchmark, as measured by 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 imperative to evaluate fees, which compound over time and diminish returns.

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This fund lands in the cheapest quintile of its Morningstar Category. Its affordable expense ratio, considered jointly with the fund’s People, Process, and Parent Pillars, indicates that this share class is well-positioned to generate positive alpha against the lesser of its median category peer or the category benchmark, leading to its Morningstar Medalist Rating of Silver.

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Portfolio Holdings BBRE

  • Current Portfolio Date
  • Equity Holdings 121
  • Bond Holdings 0
  • Other Holdings 5
  • % Assets in Top 10 Holdings 47.4
Top 10 Holdings
% Portfolio Weight
Market Value USD

Prologis Inc

Real Estate

Equinix Inc

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Simon Property Group Inc

Real Estate

Welltower Inc

Real Estate

Public Storage

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Digital Realty Trust Inc

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Realty Income Corp

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VICI Properties Inc Ordinary Shares

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Extra Space Storage Inc

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AvalonBay Communities Inc

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