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JPMorgan Diversified A JDVAX

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  • NAV / 1-Day Return 14.97  /  −0.86 %
  • Total Assets 448.4 Mil
  • Adj. Expense Ratio
  • Expense Ratio 0.960%
  • Distribution Fee Level Below Average
  • Share Class Type Front Load
  • Category Moderate Allocation
  • Investment Style Large Growth
  • Credit Quality / Interest Rate Sensitivity
  • Status Open
  • TTM Yield 0.98%
  • Turnover 94%

USD | NAV as of Apr 12, 2024 | 1-Day Return as of Apr 12, 2024, 11:18 PM GMT+0


Morningstar’s Analysis JDVAX

Medalist rating as of .

A sound investment process and strong management team underpin JPMorgan Diversified A's Morningstar Medalist Rating of Bronze.

Our research team assigns Bronze ratings to strategies they’re confident will outperform a relevant index, or most peers, over a market cycle on a risk-adjusted basis.

A sound investment process and strong management team underpin JPMorgan Diversified A's Morningstar Medalist Rating of Bronze.

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The strategy charges fees in line with its similarly distributed peers, priced within the middle quintile.

The strategy's investment process inspires confidence and earns an Above Average Process Pillar rating. Independent of the rating, analysis of the strategy's portfolio shows it has maintained a significant overweight position in the Europe-Developed region and the financial services sector compared with category peers. The strategy’s management team earns an Above 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 fund's process seeks to understand management's investment philosophy, and whether it has been applied consistently over time and can add value across the market cycle.

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Above Average

JPMorgan Diversified Fund earns an Above Average Process Pillar rating.

The leading factor in 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 beat their respective category's median Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return for the period. Impressive risk-adjusted performance also influences the rating. This can be seen in the fund's five-year alpha calculated relative to the category index, which suggests that the managers have shown skill in their allocation of risk. 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 maintains a fixed-income weighting similar to Moderate Allocation peers, but holds more assets in equities, with a 35% to 60% fixed-income to equity composition. Its equity sleeve has been persistently biased to growth stocks versus the category average. Although in terms of market-cap exposure, it is close to average. The strategy has three region or sector biases compared to category peers. The most meaningful exposure is to the Developed Europe region, where the portfolio is typically overallocated. It also maintains an overweight bias toward the financial services sector. And finally, the portfolio has been underweight in developed markets regions compared with peers.

The portfolio has allocations in its top two sectors, consumer cyclical and financial services, that are similar to the category. The sectors with low exposure compared to category peers are communication services and consumer defensive, with communication services underweighting the average portfolio by 2.7 percentage points of assets and consumer defensive similar to the average. The portfolio is overweight in Developed Europe and Developed Asia regions relative to the category average by 9.7 percentage points and 3.0 percentage points, respectively. The regions with low exposure compared to their category peers are North America and Middle East and Africa, with North America underweight the average by 18.0 percentage points and Middle East and Africa similar to the average.

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JPMorgan Diversified Fund earns an Above Average People Pillar rating.

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Above Average

Jeffrey A. Geller, the longest-tenured manager on the strategy, boasts 23 years of listed portfolio management experience. The strategies they currently manage have an average Morningstar Rating of 3.1 stars, demonstrating average risk-adjusted performance compared with category peers. Although the team is small, it is a solid supporting cast. Together, the three listed managers boast more than an average of 16 years of listed portfolio management experience. As a team, they manage three investment vehicles together, with solid long-term prospects. The strategies average a Bronze asset-weighted Morningstar Medalist Rating, indicating a position to deliver positive alpha in aggregate. The highest personal investment in the fund by any of its managers is between$ 500,000 and$ 1 million. That's on the low side--it would need to be more than$ 1 million for us to see the investment as sufficient to promote the strong alignment of their interests with the strategy's investors.

Note: The People Pillar rating is indirectly assigned by an analyst. The longest-tenured manager of the fund also manages a different product rated by an analyst. Their analyst-assigned People Pillar rating is combined here with the People scores (algorithmic or analyst-assigned) for the fund’s other managers on a tenure-weighted basis.

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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

Emory Zink

Associate Director


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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Outpacing both its peers and the category benchmark, this strategy’s A share class, has had a noteworthy track record.

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This share class led its average peer by an annualized excess return of 55 basis points over a 10-year period. And it also beat the category index, the Morningstar Moderate Target-Risk Index, by an annualized 74 basis points over the same period.

The risk-adjusted performance only continues to make a case for this fund. The share class led the index with a higher Sharpe ratio, a measure of risk-adjusted return, over the trailing 10-year period. Often, higher returns are associated with more risk. However, this strategy stayed in line with the benchmark's standard deviation. Finally, the share class proved itself effective by generating positive alpha, over the same 10-year 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 come directly out of returns.

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This share class levies a fee that ranks in its Morningstar Category's middle quintile. Despite this fee, the fund’s People, Process, and Parent Pillars suggest this share class can deliver positive alpha relative to its category benchmark, garnering a Morningstar Medalist Rating of Bronze.

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Portfolio Holdings JDVAX

  • Current Portfolio Date
  • Equity Holdings
  • Bond Holdings
  • Other Holdings
  • % Assets in Top 10 Holdings 19.1
Top 10 Holdings
% Portfolio Weight
Market Value USD

JPMorgan Prime Money Market Inst

3.23 14.4 Mil
Cash and Equivalents

Microsoft Corp

3.19 14.3 Mil

JPMorgan Core Bond R6

3.13 14.0 Mil Inc

2.21 9.9 Mil
Consumer Cyclical


2.07 9.2 Mil

JPMorgan Large Cap Value R6

2.06 9.2 Mil

United States Treasury Notes 4.125%

1.42 6.3 Mil

Meta Platforms Inc Class A

1.39 6.2 Mil
Communication Services

United States Treasury Notes 1.25%

1.37 6.1 Mil

ASML Holding NV

1.30 5.8 Mil