J.P. Morgan Asset Management has introduced a new actively managed fixed income ETF called the JPMorgan Active Bond ETF (JBND). This ETF, listed on the NYSE Arca, focuses on delivering value to investors through a bottom-up, value-oriented approach emphasizing security selection.
JBND aims to maximize total return by primarily investing in a diversified portfolio of intermediate and long-term debt securities, with a special focus on securitized debt. The ETF leverages the same team and philosophy as the JPMorgan Core Bond Fund and intends to outperform the Bloomberg US Aggregate Bond Index over a three to five-year market cycle.
The strategy of JBND prioritizes a value-driven approach, particularly focusing on intermediate bonds of the highest quality. It taps into the expertise of the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Global Fixed Income, Currency & Commodities (GFICC) portfolio managers with over 70 years of combined experience. The lead portfolio managers for JBND include Richard Figuly, Justin Rucker, Andrew Melchiorre, and Edward Fitzpatrick III, all Managing Directors.
As the fixed income environment becomes increasingly complex, JBND offers an active fixed income solution designed to meet investor needs. With its value-driven strategy and active approach, JBND enhances J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s active ETF capabilities.