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JPMorgan Small Cap Growth C OSGCX

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  • NAV / 1-Day Return 10.08  /  +1.31 %
  • Total Assets 4.1 Bil
  • Adj. Expense Ratio
    1.740%
  • Expense Ratio 1.740%
  • Distribution Fee Level Low
  • Share Class Type Level Load
  • Category Small Growth
  • Investment Style Small Growth
  • Min. Initial Investment 1,000
  • Status Limited
  • TTM Yield
  • Turnover 33%

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 OSGCX

Medalist rating as of .

A strong management team and sound investment process underpin JPMorgan Small Cap Growth C'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 strong management team and sound investment process underpin JPMorgan Small Cap Growth C's Morningstar Medalist Rating of Bronze.

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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 most expensive quintile among peers.

The strategy's managers invest alongside shareholders, which helps it earn an Above Average People Pillar rating. The strategy's sensible investment philosophy earns an Above Average Process Pillar rating. High liquidity exposure is attributed to stocks with a high trading volume, lending managers more flexibility. And a low quality exposure is rooted in stocks with higher financial leverage and lower profitability. 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

Above Average

JPMorgan Small Cap Growth 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. The parent firm's impressive risk-adjusted performance, as shown by its average 10-year Morningstar Rating of 3.3 stars, also supports the process. 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 is similar to its Small Growth category peers in terms of market-cap and style exposure. Analyzing additional factors, this strategy has consistently tilted toward companies with relatively higher trading volumes in the last few years. This gives the managers more flexibility during bear markets to sell without adversely affecting prices. In recent months, the strategy was more exposed to the Liquidity factor compared with its Morningstar Category peers as well. The strategy has also had a defensive tilt, demonstrated by lower exposure to the quality factor than peers in recent years. This means the fund has avoided holding companies that are consistently profitable, growing, and have solid balance sheets. Lacking this ballast, the fund's prospects could rest on its ability to surpass peers during economic booms. Similarly, in recent months, the strategy also had less exposure to the Quality factor than peers. Additionally, the managers have consistently taken on more risk, demonstrated by higher volatility exposure than peers. This contributes to a higher-risk, higher-reward approach. In this month, the strategy also had more exposure to the Volatility 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 technology and consumer cyclical relative to the category average by 3.2 and 3.2 percentage points, respectively. The sectors with low exposure compared to category peers are financial services and communication services, with financial services underweighting the average portfolio by 5.3 percentage points of assets and communication services similar to the average. The strategy owns 131 securities and is less top-heavy than peers. Specifically, 16.1% of the strategy's assets are concentrated within the top 10 fund holdings, as opposed to the category’s 27.5% average. And in closing, in terms of portfolio turnover, looking at year-over-year movements, 33% of the fund's holdings have turned over, whether through increasing, decreasing, or changing a position.

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JPMorgan Small Cap Growth Fund earns an Above Average People Pillar rating.

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People

Above Average

The team is backed by Eytan M. Shapiro, the longest-tenured manager on the strategy, who brings over 25 years of listed portfolio management experience. The strategies they currently manage have an average Morningstar Rating of 2.1 stars, demonstrating disappointing risk-adjusted performance compared with category peers. The team boasts an experienced corps of listed portfolio managers, with three others supporting Eytan M. Shapiro. Together, they average 19 years of listed portfolio management experience. The highest personal investment in this offering by any of its managers is at least$ 1 million. An investment of that size is large enough to align managers' interests with investors.

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

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 had varying fortunes.

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Performance

It has been subpar over the short term but successful over the long term. Over the past five years, the fund lagged the category index, the Russell 2000 Growth Index, by 14 basis points, and lagged the category average by 1.4 percentage points. More importantly, on a 10-year basis, this share class outpaced the index by an annualized 75 basis points.

The share class had a higher Sharpe ratio, a measure of risk-adjusted return, than the index over the trailing 10-year period. However, these strong risk-adjusted results came with more volatility for investors. This strategy took on elevated risk, as measured by a higher standard deviation, 22.2%, compared to the benchmark's 20.7%.

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It is important to pay attention to fees as lower-cost investments maximize investors' returns.

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Price

This share class charges a fee that places it in its Morningstar Category's highest quintile. Even with 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 OSGCX

  • Current Portfolio Date
  • Equity Holdings
  • Bond Holdings
  • Other Holdings
  • % Assets in Top 10 Holdings 17.0
Top 10 Holdings
% Portfolio Weight
Market Value USD
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Industrials

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Technology

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Industrials

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Industrials

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Technology