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JPMorgan Short-Interm Muncpl Bd I JIMIX

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  • NAV / 1-Day Return 10.12  /  0.00
  • Total Assets 790.2 Mil
  • Adj. Expense Ratio
    0.250%
  • Expense Ratio 0.250%
  • Distribution Fee Level Low
  • Share Class Type Institutional
  • Category Muni National Short
  • Credit Quality / Interest Rate Sensitivity Medium/Limited
  • Min. Initial Investment 1.0 Mil
  • Status Open
  • TTM Yield 2.55%
  • Effective Duration 2.52 years

USD | NAV as of Apr 16, 2024 | 1-Day Return as of Apr 16, 2024, 10:15 PM GMT+0

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Morningstar’s Analysis JIMIX

Medalist rating as of .

An upgrade in People Pillar rating is the primary driver of JPMorgan Short-Interm Muncpl Bd I's upgrade to a Morningstar Medalist Rating of Bronze from Neutral.

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.

An upgrade in People Pillar rating is the primary driver of JPMorgan Short-Interm Muncpl Bd I's upgrade to a Morningstar Medalist Rating of Bronze from Neutral.

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Summary

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

The strategy underwent an entire portfolio management team change less than a year ago, but confidence in the strategy's new leadership drives an Above Average People Pillar rating. The strategy's sensible investment philosophy earns an Above Average Process Pillar rating. The strategy's parent organization earns the firm an Above Average Parent Pillar rating, and this rating is inherited from vehicles belonging to the same branding entity and is indirectly assigned by an analyst.

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Morningstar's style-agnostic evaluation of this fund's process seeks to understand whether the strategy has a performance objective and sensible, repeatable execution.

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Process

Above Average

JPMorgan Short-Intermediate Muncpl Bd Fd earns an Above Average Process Pillar rating.

The primary contributor to 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 parent firm's excellent risk-adjusted performance, as shown by its average 10-year Morningstar Rating of 3.3 stars, also bolsters the rating. Lastly, the process is limited by being an actively managed strategy. Historical data, like Morningstar's Active/Passive Barometer, finds that actively managed funds have generally underperformed their passive counterparts, especially over longer time horizons.

Compared with other funds in the Muni National Short Morningstar Category, this fund, historically, hews closely to peers' credit and interest-rate sensitivity over the past few years. Opening the analysis to additional factors, the portfolio has displayed biases over time, whether towards or away from certain fixed-income instruments. Relative to the category average, the managers have been underweight AAA rated bonds in recent years. In the latest month, the strategy has also relatively underweighted AAA rated bonds compared with Morningstar Category peers. Additionally, there's been a bias away from debt with 20- to 30-year maturities over the past few years. Similarly, in recent months, the strategy also had less exposure to debt with 20- to 30-year maturities than peers. Finally, during the past few years, the fund leaned away from corporate bonds. Nevertheless, the fund's corporate debt exposure was in line with peers in the latest month.

This strategy's 12-month yield is 2.5%, which is neck-and-neck with its average peer. It also has a 3.0% 30-day SEC yield (a measure similar to yield-to-maturity). The portfolio's average surveyed credit quality is on par with peers, with both the fund and the average being rated A.

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The fund earns an Above Average People Pillar rating.

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People

Above Average

Even though this strategy’s track record dates back to May 1998, the listed management team joined within the past three years. Therefore, the track record achieved under the previous team is not representative of the fund’s current merits.

Note: The People Pillar rating is indirectly assigned by an analyst. At least one of the managers on this fund manages a different product rated by an analyst. The analyst-assigned People Pillar rating(s) for these managers are combined with algorithmic scores for any non-covered 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

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Associate Director

Parent

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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Following a complete portfolio management regime change, JPMorgan Short-Intermediate Muncpl Bd Fd's long-term track record, dating back to June 2009, may no longer be indicative of the current strategy.

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Performance

This makes it difficult to compare recent and past performance. The new team took the reins in February 2024. With this narrow of a time frame with the new team, it is difficult to meaningfully assess the fund’s performance.

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

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Price

This share class lands in the cheapest quintile of its Morningstar Category. Its affordable fee, in conjunction with the fund’s People, Process, and Parent Pillars, suggests that this share class has high potential to deliver positive alpha relative to its category benchmark, explaining its Morningstar Medalist Rating of Bronze.

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Portfolio Holdings JIMIX

  • Current Portfolio Date
  • Equity Holdings
  • Bond Holdings
  • Other Holdings
  • % Assets in Top 10 Holdings 13.0
Top 10 Holdings
% Portfolio Weight
Market Value USD
Sector

JPMorgan Instl Tx Fr Mny Mkt Agcy

8.82 71.4 Mil
Cash and Equivalents

WASHINGTON ST HEALTH CARE FACS AUTH REV 5%

1.91 15.4 Mil
municipal

PENNSYLVANIA ST TPK COMMN TPK REV 3.3%

1.85 15.0 Mil
municipal

NORTH CAROLINA MED CARE COMMN HEALTH CARE FACS REV 2.55%

1.67 13.6 Mil
municipal

CALIFORNIA ST 4%

1.26 10.2 Mil
municipal

METROPOLITAN GOVT NASHVILLE & DAVIDSON CNTY TENN HEALTH & EDL FACS BRD MULT

1.21 9.8 Mil
municipal

OHIO ST 5%

1.04 8.4 Mil
municipal

MASSACHUSETTS ST 4%

1.04 8.4 Mil
municipal

CALIFORNIA ST 5%

1.02 8.3 Mil
municipal

UNIVERSITY WASH UNIV REVS 4%

1.00 8.1 Mil
municipal