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JPMorgan Developed International Value C JIUCX

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  • NAV / 1-Day Return 13.08  /  +1.24 %
  • Total Assets 525.9 Mil
  • Adj. Expense Ratio
    1.500%
  • Expense Ratio 1.500%
  • Distribution Fee Level Low
  • Share Class Type Level Load
  • Category Foreign Large Value
  • Investment Style Large Value
  • Min. Initial Investment 1,000
  • Status Open
  • TTM Yield 4.31%
  • Turnover 34%

USD | NAV as of Mar 02, 2024 | 1-Day Return as of Mar 02, 2024, 12:00 AM GMT+0

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Morningstar’s Analysis JIUCX

Medalist rating as of .

A sound investment process and strong management team underpin JPMorgan Developed International Value C's 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.

A sound investment process and strong management team underpin JPMorgan Developed International Value C's Morningstar Medalist Rating of Silver.

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Summary

Fees are a weakness here. The strategy's lofty fees are a high hurdle to clear, as it is priced within the highest quintile among peers.

The strategy's sensible investment philosophy merits 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 volatility exposure compared with category peers. Low quality exposure is attributed to stocks with higher financial leverage and lower profitability. And high volatility exposure is rooted in stocks that have a higher standard deviation of returns. The management team's large personal investment in the strategy helps it earn an Above Average People 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 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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Process

High

JPMorgan Developed International Val Fd earns a High Process Pillar rating.

The main 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. Strong 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 managers have shown skill in their allocation of risk. The parent firm's superior risk-adjusted performance, as shown by its average 10-year Morningstar Rating of 3.3 stars, strengthens the process as well.

This strategy leans toward smaller, more value-oriented companies than its average peer in the Foreign Large Value Morningstar Category. Examining additional factor exposure, this strategy tilts consistently toward stocks with lower quality or the shares of companies with more financial leverage and lower profitability, compared with Morningstar Category peers over the past few years. Lacking this ballast, the fund's prospects could rest on its ability to beat peers during economic booms. In the latest month, the strategy was also less exposed to the Quality factor compared with Morningstar Category peers. This strategy also has had an overweight bias to the volatility factor over these years, meaning it has owned companies that have a higher historical standard deviation of returns. This is a higher-risk, higher-reward approach. Compared with category peers, the strategy also had more exposure to the Volatility factor in the most recent month. In addition, this strategy's holdings have included more companies with high dividend or buyback yields than peers over these years. Stocks with high yields can be more stable, mature companies, but at times extreme market pressure or fundamental deterioration may prompt them to cut their dividends, which tends to hurt stock performance. In this month, the strategy also had more exposure to the Yield factor 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 financial services and energy relative to the category average by 10.3 and 3.0 percentage points, respectively. The sectors with low exposure compared to category peers are technology and consumer defensive, underweight the average by 6.7 and 5.5 percentage points of assets, respectively. The strategy owns 232 securities and is quite concentrated. In particular, 18.3% of the fund’s assets are housed within the top 10 holdings, compared to the typical peer's 14.2%. And in closing, in terms of portfolio turnover, looking at year-over-year movements, 34% of the fund's holdings have changed, whether through increasing, decreasing, or changing a position.

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JPMorgan Developed International Val Fd earns an Above Average People Pillar rating.

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People

Above Average

The number one contributor to the rating is its parent firm's five-year success ratio of 58%. The measure indicates the percentage of a firm's funds that survived and beat their respective category's median return for the period. The combined average five-year excess return of each manager also bolsters the rating. It implies that the funds they manage have outperformed the average manager.

Michael Barakos, the longest-tenured manager on the strategy, provides strong guidance, bringing forward over 25 years of listed portfolio management experience. The average Morningstar Rating of the strategies they manage is 3.3 stars, demonstrating above-average risk-adjusted performance relative to category peers. The team boasts an experienced corps of listed portfolio managers, with three others supporting Michael Barakos. Together, they average 17 years of listed portfolio management experience. The management team has provided the fund with commendable continuity. There have been no documented departures within the past five years.

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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

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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This strategy’s C share class has endured varying fortunes.

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Performance

It has been strong over the short term but weak over the long term. Over the past five years, the fund outperformed the category index, the MSCI ACWI ex USA Value Index, by 78 basis points, and lagged the category's average return by 16 basis points. More importantly, on a 10-year basis, this share class fell behind the index by an annualized 93 basis points.

The share class had a lower Sharpe ratio, a measure of risk-adjusted returns, than the index over the trailing 10-year period. However, this strategy hewed close to the benchmark's standard deviation.

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It is imperative to evaluate fees, which compound over time and diminish returns.

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Price

This share class levies a fee that places it in its Morningstar Category's highest 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 Silver.

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Portfolio Holdings JIUCX

  • Current Portfolio Date
  • Equity Holdings
  • Bond Holdings
  • Other Holdings
  • % Assets in Top 10 Holdings 18.1
Top 10 Holdings
% Portfolio Weight
Market Value USD
Sector

Novartis AG Registered Shares

2.84 14.5 Mil
Healthcare

Shell PLC

2.75 14.0 Mil
Energy

TotalEnergies SE

2.05 10.4 Mil
Energy

JPMorgan Prime Money Market Inst

2.04 10.4 Mil
Cash and Equivalents

BHP Group Ltd

1.63 8.3 Mil
Basic Materials

HSBC Holdings PLC

1.62 8.3 Mil
Financial Services

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc

1.57 8.0 Mil
Financial Services

Roche Holding AG

1.53 7.8 Mil
Healthcare

BP PLC

1.44 7.3 Mil
Energy

Allianz SE

1.43 7.3 Mil
Financial Services