Last updated: 05:14 / Monday, 11 April 2016
Strategic Beta Suite

J.P. Morgan Asset Management Launches Two Currency-Hedged Equity ETFs

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J.P. Morgan Asset Management Launches Two Currency-Hedged Equity ETFs
  • The JPMorgan Diversified Return Europe Currency Hedged Equity ETF that tracks the FTSE Developed Europe Diversified Factor
  • The JPMorgan Diversified Return International Currency Hedged Equity tracks the FTSE Developed ex-North America Diversified Factor
  • Both new funds offer a risk-managed approach to investing, and diversify risk across sectors, while hedging FX exposure back to USD

J.P. Morgan Asset Management recently announced the expansion of its strategic beta suite with the launch of two new funds, JPMorgan Diversified Return Europe Currency Hedged Equity ETF (JPEH) and JPMorgan Diversified Return International Currency Hedged Equity (JPIH).

Both new funds offer a risk-managed approach to investing that can allow investors to capture most of the upside with a goal of providing less volatility in down markets. The ETFs diversify risk across sectors, while hedging FX exposure back to USD, providing investors with exposure to international equity markets with less risk.

JPEH tracks the FTSE Developed Europe Diversified Factor100% Hedged to USD Index and JPIH tracks the FTSE Developed ex-North America Diversified Factor 100% Hedged to USD Index which were thoughtfully constructed based on J.P. Morgan's active insights and risk management expertise.

"As volatility and currency risk continue to worry investors, clients are increasingly turning to our strategic beta products for a new approach to address the drawbacks of market cap-weighted indices." said Robert Deutsch, Global Head of ETFs for J.P. Morgan Asset Management. "We are thrilled to expand our investment capabilities with currency-hedged ETFs, complementing our existing strategies and offering clients more choices."

"We are excited to be able to draw on our significant global index capability to design innovative new indexes to serve as the basis for ETFs provided by our global partners like J.P. Morgan," said Ron Bundy, CEO of North America benchmarks for FTSE Russell.

 

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