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JPMORGAN SMARTRETIREMENT FUNDS

JPMorgan SmartRetirement Income Fund

JPMorgan SmartRetirement 2015 Fund

JPMorgan SmartRetirement 2020 Fund

JPMorgan SmartRetirement 2025 Fund

JPMorgan SmartRetirement 2030 Fund

JPMorgan SmartRetirement 2035 Fund

JPMorgan SmartRetirement 2040 Fund

JPMorgan SmartRetirement 2045 Fund

JPMorgan SmartRetirement 2050 Fund

JPMorgan SmartRetirement 2055 Fund

JPMorgan SmartRetirement 2060 Fund

(Institutional Class Shares)

(each, a series of JPMorgan Trust I)

Supplement dated November 1, 2016

To the Prospectus, Summary Prospectuses and Statement of Additional Information

dated November 1, 2016

Institutional Class Shares

The Board of Trustees has approved certain changes to the Institutional Class Shares (“Institutional Shares”) of the JPMorgan SmartRetirement Income Fund, JPMorgan SmartRetirement 2015 Fund, JPMorgan SmartRetirement 2020 Fund, JPMorgan SmartRetirement 2025 Fund, JPMorgan SmartRetirement 2030 Fund, JPMorgan SmartRetirement 2035 Fund, JPMorgan SmartRetirement 2040 Fund, JPMorgan SmartRetirement 2045 Fund, JPMorgan SmartRetirement 2050 Fund, JPMorgan SmartRetirement 2055 Fund and JPMorgan SmartRetirement 2060 Fund (each, a “Fund” and collectively, the “Funds”).

Name Change for the Institutional Shares and Change to Shareholder Eligibility

Effective on or about April 3, 2017, each Fund’s Institutional Shares will be redesignated as and renamed Class R5 Shares (the “Transition”). At that time, the ongoing eligibility for the renamed class will be changed to match the eligibility for the Class R5 Shares of other J.P. Morgan Funds, except that other J.P. Morgan Funds of Funds are not permitted to invest in the Funds. The Class R5 Shares of the other JPMorgan Funds are limited to investments by group retirement plans, Section 529 college savings plans and certain other J.P. Morgan Funds of Funds.

Therefore, beginning as of the time of the Transition, the eligibility of each Fund’s new Class R5 Shares will be as follows:

 

   

Group Retirement Plans — The only retirement plans that are eligible to purchase Class R5 Shares are employer-sponsored retirement, deferred compensation and employee benefit plans (including health savings accounts) and trusts used to fund those plans. To satisfy eligibility requirements, the plan must be a group plan (more than one participant), the shares cannot be held in a commission-based brokerage account and the shares must be held a) at a plan level or b) at the Fund level through an omnibus account of a retirement plan recordkeeper. Group Retirement Plans include group employer-sponsored 401(k) plans, 457 plans, employer-sponsored 403(b) plans, profit-sharing and money purchase pension plans, defined benefit plans, retiree health benefit plans and non-qualified deferred compensation plans. Class R5 Shares generally are not available to non-retirement accounts, traditional and Roth Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), Coverdell Education Savings Accounts, SEPs, SARSEPs, SIMPLE IRAs, KEOGHs, individual 401(k) plans or individual 403(b) plans.

 

   

Section 529 college savings plans.

 

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Any current shareholders in the Fund’s Institutional Shares who would not otherwise be eligible to own Class R5 Shares after the Transition but who held Institutional Shares prior to the Transition can continue to purchase the Class R5 Shares in accounts that existed at the time of the Transition.

For the JPMorgan SmartRetirement 2060 Fund, the Fund’s Institutional Shares are currently offered on a limited basis to Group Retirement Plans and Section 529 college savings plans. As such, on April 3, 2017, the Institutional Shares will be renamed Class R5 Shares and the limited offering will be removed.

Other Changes to the Institutional Shares as a Result of the Transition

 

   

At the time of the Transition, certain operational features will be changed as follows:

 

   

If you have online trading or other online account features set up, these features will be discontinued effective as of the date of the Transition

 

   

Your exchange privileges will be changed. Currently Institutional Shares may be exchanged for Institutional Class Shares of another non-money market J.P. Morgan Fund or for another class of the same fund to the extent you meet any investment minimum or eligibility requirements. After the Transition, subject to meeting any applicable investment minimum and eligibility requirements, your renamed Class R5 Shares may be exchanged for Class R5 Shares of another J.P. Morgan Fund, or any other class of shares of your Fund. Please note that if you don’t generally meet the eligibility requirements for Class R5 Shares, after the Transition you will not be able to exchange from the Fund into Class R5 Shares of another J.P. Morgan Fund

If these features are important to you, you may want to consider exchanging your Institutional Shares into another J.P. Morgan Fund prior to the Transition. Such exchange will, however, generally be considered a sale, and generally results in a capital gain or loss, for federal income tax purposes.

 

INVESTORS SHOULD RETAIN THIS SUPPLEMENT

WITH THE PROSPECTUS, SUMMARY PROSPECTUSES AND

STATEMENT OF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR FUTURE REFERENCE


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Prospectus

JPMorgan SmartRetirement Funds

Class A, Class C, Select Class* & Institutional Class Shares

November 1, 2016

JPMorgan SmartRetirement® Income Fund

Class/Ticker: A/JSRAX; C/JSRCX; Select/JSRSX; Institutional/JSIIX

JPMorgan SmartRetirement® 2015 Fund

Class/Ticker: A/JSFAX; C/JSFCX; Select/JSFSX; Institutional/JSFIX

JPMorgan SmartRetirement® 2020 Fund

Class/Ticker: A/JTTAX; C/JTTCX; Select/JTTSX; Institutional/JTTIX

JPMorgan SmartRetirement® 2025 Fund

Class/Ticker: A/JNSAX; C/JNSCX; Select/JNSSX; Institutional/JNSIX

JPMorgan SmartRetirement® 2030 Fund

Class/Ticker: A/JSMAX; C/JSMCX; Select/JSMSX; Institutional/JSMIX

JPMorgan SmartRetirement® 2035 Fund

Class/Ticker: A/SRJAX; C/SRJCX; Select/SRJSX; Institutional/SRJIX

JPMorgan SmartRetirement® 2040 Fund

Class/Ticker: A/SMTAX; C/SMTCX; Select/SMTSX; Institutional/SMTIX

JPMorgan SmartRetirement® 2045 Fund

Class/Ticker: A/JSAAX; C/JSACX; Select/JSASX; Institutional/JSAIX

JPMorgan SmartRetirement® 2050 Fund

Class/Ticker: A/JTSAX; C/JTSCX; Select/JTSSX; Institutional/JTSIX

JPMorgan SmartRetirement® 2055 Fund

Class/Ticker: A/JFFAX; C/JFFCX; Select/JFFSX; Institutional/JFFIX

JPMorgan SmartRetirement® 2060 Fund

Class/Ticker: A/JAKAX; C/JAKCX; Select/JAKSX; Institutional/JAKIX

 

*   Effective April 3, 2017, Select Class Shares will be renamed “Class I Shares.”

The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission have not approved or disapproved of these securities or determined if this prospectus is truthful or complete. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.

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Risk/Return Summaries:   
JPMorgan SmartRetirement Income Fund      1   
JPMorgan SmartRetirement 2015 Fund      9   
JPMorgan SmartRetirement 2020 Fund      18   
JPMorgan SmartRetirement 2025 Fund      27   
JPMorgan SmartRetirement 2030 Fund      35   
JPMorgan SmartRetirement 2035 Fund      44   
JPMorgan SmartRetirement 2040 Fund      52   
JPMorgan SmartRetirement 2045 Fund      61   
JPMorgan SmartRetirement 2050 Fund      69   
JPMorgan SmartRetirement 2055 Fund      77   
JPMorgan SmartRetirement 2060 Fund      85   
More About the Funds      93   

Principal Investment Strategies

     93   

Fundamental Policies

     93   

Investment Risks

     96   

Conflicts of Interest

     103   

Temporary Defensive Positions

     103   

Additional Fee Waiver and/or Expense Reimbursement

     104   

More Information on S&P Target Date Index Series

     104   
Investing with J.P. Morgan Funds      105   

Choosing a Share Class

     105   

Sales Charges and Financial Intermediary Compensation

     108   

Purchasing Fund Shares

     114   

Exchanging Fund Shares

     117   

Redeeming Fund Shares

     118   

Minimum Account Balance

     120   

Frequent Trading Policy

     120   

Valuation

     122   

Distributions and Taxes

     123   

Shareholder Statements and Reports

     125   

Availability of Proxy Voting Record

     125   

Portfolio Holdings Disclosure

     125   
Glossary of Common Investment Terminology      127   
Management of the Funds      128   

The Adviser, Administrator and Distributor

     128   

Advisory Fees

     128   

Additional Compensation to Financial Intermediaries

     128   

The Fund Managers

     128   
Financial Highlights      130   
Appendix A — Underlying Funds      150   
How to Reach Us      Back cover   
 

 

 


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JPMorgan SmartRetirement® Income Fund

 

Class/Ticker:

A/JSRAX; C/JSRCX; Select/JSRSX; Institutional/JSIIX

What is the goal of the Fund?

The Fund seeks current income and some capital appreciation.

Fees and Expenses of the Fund

The following tables describe the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy and hold shares of the Fund. You may qualify for sales charge discounts on purchases of Class A Shares if you and your family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $100,000 in the J.P. Morgan Funds. More information about these and other discounts is available from your financial intermediary and in “Investing with J.P. Morgan Funds — SALES CHARGES AND FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARY COMPENSATION” on page 108 of the prospectus and in “PURCHASES, REDEMPTIONS AND EXCHANGES” in Appendix A to Part II of the Statement of Additional Information.

 

SHAREHOLDER FEES (Fees paid directly from your investment)
     Class A   Class C   Select
Class
  Institutional
Class
Maximum Sales Charge (Load) Imposed on Purchases as % of Offering Price   4.50%   NONE   NONE   NONE
Maximum Deferred Sales Charge (Load) as % of Original Cost of the Shares   NONE   1.00%   NONE   NONE
    (under
$1 million)
           

“Acquired Fund (Underlying Fund) Fees and Expenses” are expenses incurred indirectly by the Fund through its ownership of shares in other investment companies, including affiliated money market funds, other mutual funds, exchange-traded funds and business development companies. The impact of Acquired Fund (Underlying Fund) Fees and Expenses is included in the total returns of the Fund. Acquired Fund (Underlying Fund) Fees and Expenses are not direct costs of the Fund, are not used to calculate the Fund’s net asset value per share and are not included in the calculation of the ratio of expenses to average net assets shown in the Financial Highlights section of the Fund’s prospectus.

ANNUAL FUND OPERATING EXPENSES

(Expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value
of your investment)

 
     Class A     Class C     Select
Class
    Institutional
Class
 
Management Fees     NONE        NONE        NONE        NONE   
Distribution (Rule 12b-1) Fees     0.25     0.75     NONE        NONE   
Other Expenses     0.33        0.33        0.32     0.16

Shareholder Service Fees

    0.25        0.25        0.25        0.10   

Remainder of Other Expenses

    0.08        0.08        0.07        0.06   
Acquired Fund (Underlying Fund) Fees and Expenses     0.45        0.45        0.45        0.45   
   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses     1.03        1.53        0.77        0.61   
Fee Waivers and Expense Reimbursements1     (0.31     (0.16     (0.15     (0.08
   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses After Fee Waivers and Expense Reimbursement1     0.72        1.37        0.62        0.53   

 

1 The Fund’s adviser and/or its affiliates have contractually agreed to waive fees and/or reimburse expenses to the extent Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses (excluding Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses, other than certain money market fund fees as described below, dividend and interest expenses related to short sales, interest, taxes, expenses related to litigation and potential litigation, and extraordinary expenses) exceed 0.29%, 0.94%, 0.19%, and 0.10% of the average daily net assets of the Class A, Class C, Select Class, and Institutional Class Shares, respectively. The Fund may invest in one or more money market funds advised by the Adviser or its affiliates (affiliated money market funds). The Fund’s shareholder servicing agent has contractually agreed to waive fees and/or reimburse expenses in an amount sufficient to offset the respective net fees it collects from the affiliated money market funds on the Fund’s investment in such money market funds. These waivers are in effect through 10/31/17, at which time the adviser and/or its affiliates will determine whether to renew or revise them.

Example

This Example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the Fund’s operating expenses are equal to the total annual fund operating expenses after fee waivers and expense reimbursements shown in the fee table through 10/31/17 and total annual fund operating expenses thereafter. Your actual costs may be higher or lower.

 

 

 

 
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IF YOU SELL YOUR SHARES, YOUR COST WOULD BE:  
     1 Year     3 Years     5 Years     10 Years  
CLASS A SHARES ($)     520        734        964        1,626   
CLASS C SHARES ($)     239        468        819        1,810   
SELECT CLASS SHARES ($)     63        231        413        940   
INSTITUTIONAL CLASS SHARES ($)     54        187        332        755   

 

IF YOU DO NOT SELL YOUR SHARES, YOUR COST
WOULD BE:
 
     1 Year     3 Years     5 Years     10 Years  
CLASS A SHARES ($)     520        734        964        1,626   
CLASS C SHARES ($)     139        468        819        1,810   
SELECT CLASS SHARES ($)     63        231        413        940   
INSTITUTIONAL CLASS SHARES ($)     54        187        332        755   

 

Portfolio Turnover

The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the Example, affect the Fund’s performance. During the Fund’s most recent fiscal year, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 29% of the average value of its portfolio.

 

 

 

 
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What are the Fund’s main investment strategies?

The JPMorgan SmartRetirement® Income Fund is a “fund of funds” that invests in other J.P. Morgan Funds (underlying funds), and is generally intended for investors who are retired or about to retire soon. The Fund is designed to provide exposure to a variety of asset classes through investments in underlying funds, with an emphasis on fixed income funds over equity funds and other funds. The Fund’s strategic target allocations among various asset and sub-asset classes as of the date of this prospectus are set forth below:

 

Strategic Target Allocations1       
Fixed Income     52.5
U.S. Fixed Income Funds     34.5
Inflation Managed Funds     7.5
High Yield Funds     7.8
Emerging Markets Debt Funds     2.8
Equity     36.0
U.S. Large Cap Equity Funds     17.5
U.S. Small/Mid Cap Equity Funds     3.8
REIT Funds     2.5
International Equity Funds     9.0
Emerging Markets Equity Funds     3.5
Money Market/Cash and Cash Equivalents     10.0
Money Market Funds /Cash and Cash Equivalents     10.0
Commodities     1.5
Commodities Funds     1.5

 

Note: Above allocations may not sum up to 100% due to rounding.

 

1 As of the date of this prospectus, the Fund utilizes underlying funds and, to a lesser extent, direct investments in exchange-traded funds to implement its strategic target allocations although the Fund also has flexibility to utilize other direct investments in securities and derivatives to implement its strategic target allocations in the future.

The table above shows the Fund’s long term strategic target allocations as of the date of this prospectus. The Fund’s actual allocations may differ due to changes to these strategic target allocations or due to tactical allocations. In establishing the Fund’s strategic target allocations, the Adviser focuses on asset classes and underlying funds that the Adviser believes will outperform the S&P Target Date Retirement Income Index (the Fund’s benchmark) and peer group over the long term. The Adviser will use tactical allocations to take advantage of short to intermediate term opportunities through a combination of positions in underlying funds and direct investments, including derivatives.

The Adviser will review the Fund’s strategic target allocations at least annually (generally, in the first quarter of each calendar year), and may adjust the targets in its discretion, consistent with the Fund’s investment strategy. These changes might include modifying the existing strategic target allocations among the asset and sub-asset classes or, among other things, adding or removing asset and sub-asset classes or maintaining

long-term strategic target allocations for longer or shorter periods of time. Consistent with this strategy, the Fund’s strategic target allocations shown in the table above may be different from the Fund’s actual strategic target allocations by +/- 5% for the equity, fixed income, money market/cash and cash equivalents and commodity asset and sub-asset classes. Additionally, as a result of short to intermediate term tactical allocations, the Fund may deviate from the strategic target allocations at any given time by up to +/- 15% for fixed income, +/- 10% for equity, +/- 20% for money market/cash and cash equivalents and +/- 5% for commodity asset and sub-asset classes. The Adviser will review its tactical decisions on a periodic basis and may make modifications in its discretion.

As a result of the Adviser’s ability to make these modifications, the Fund’s actual allocations may differ from what is shown above. Updated information concerning the Fund’s strategic target allocations and actual allocations to underlying funds and investments is available in the Fund’s shareholder reports and on the Fund’s website from time to time.

In addition to investing in J.P. Morgan Funds, the Fund may invest directly in securities and other financial instruments, including derivatives. Derivatives are instruments that have a value based on another instrument, exchange rate or index. The Fund may use derivatives such as futures contracts to gain exposure to, or to overweight or underweight its investments among, various sectors or markets. The Fund may also use exchange traded futures for cash management and to gain market exposure pending investment in underlying funds.

The Fund’s Main Investment Risks

The Fund is subject to management risk and may not achieve its objective if the Adviser’s expectations regarding particular instruments or markets are not met. The Fund is exposed to the risks summarized below through both its investments in underlying funds and its direct investments.

 

An investment in this Fund or any other fund may not provide a complete investment program. The suitability of an investment in the Fund should be considered based on the investment objective, strategies and risks described in this prospectus, considered in light of all of the other investments in your portfolio, as well as your risk tolerance, financial goals and time horizons. You may want to consult with a financial advisor to determine if this Fund is suitable for you.

The Fund is subject to the main risks noted below, any of which may adversely affect the Fund’s performance and ability to meet its investment objective.

Investment Risk. The Fund is not a complete retirement program and there is no guarantee that the Fund will provide sufficient retirement income to an investor. Meeting your

 

 

 
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retirement goals is dependent upon many factors including the amount you save and the period over which you do so. You should consider your expected retirement date, individual retirement needs (i.e., how much money you expect to need), other expected income after retirement, inflation, other assets, and risk tolerance in choosing whether to invest in the Fund. Your risk tolerance may change over time and the Adviser may change the Fund’s strategic target allocation model. It is important that you re-evaluate your investment in the Fund periodically.

Investments in Mutual Funds Risk. The Fund invests in other J.P. Morgan Funds as a primary strategy, so the Fund’s investment performance and risks are directly related to the performance and risks of the underlying funds. Shareholders will indirectly bear the expenses charged by the underlying funds. Because the Fund’s Adviser or its affiliates provide services to and receive fees from the underlying funds, the Fund’s investments in the underlying funds benefit the Adviser and/or its affiliates. In addition, the Fund may hold a significant percentage of the shares of an underlying fund. As a result, the Fund’s investments in an underlying fund may create a conflict of interest.

Tactical Allocation Risk. The Adviser has discretion to make short to intermediate term tactical allocations that increase or decrease the exposure to asset classes and investments listed above. The Fund’s tactical allocation strategy may not be successful in adding value, may increase losses to the Fund and/or cause the Fund to have a risk profile different than that portrayed above from time to time.

Income Securities Risk. Investments in income securities are subject to interest rate risk and credit risk. The Fund’s exposure to bonds and other debt securities will change in value based on changes in interest rates. Securities with greater interest rate sensitivity and longer maturities generally are subject to greater fluctuations in value. Certain underlying funds invest in variable and floating rate loan assignments and participations (Loans) and other variable and floating rate securities. Although these instruments are generally less sensitive to interest rate changes than other fixed rate instruments, the value of floating rate Loans and other securities may decline if their interest rates do not rise as quickly, or as much, as general interest rates. Given the historically low interest rate environment, risks associated with rising rates are heightened.

Income securities are also subject to the risk that issuers and/or counterparties will fail to make payments when due or default completely. Prices of the Fund’s investments may be adversely affected if any of the issuers or counterparties it is invested in are subject to an actual or perceived deterioration in their credit quality. Credit spreads may increase, which may reduce the market values of the Fund’s securities. Credit spread risk is the risk that economic and market conditions or

any actual or perceived credit deterioration may lead to an increase in the credit spreads (i.e., the difference in yield between two securities of similar maturity but different credit quality) and a decline in price of the issuer’s securities.

Certain underlying funds invest in mortgage-related and asset-backed securities including so-called “sub-prime” mortgages that are subject to certain other risks including prepayment and call risks. When mortgages and other obligations are prepaid and when securities are called, an underlying fund may have to reinvest in securities with a lower yield or fail to recover additional amounts (i.e., premiums) paid for securities with higher interest rates, resulting in an unexpected capital loss and/or a decrease in the amount of dividends and yield. Mortgage-related and asset-backed securities may decline in value, face valuation difficulties, be more volatile and/or be illiquid. The risk of default for “sub-prime” mortgages is generally higher than other types of mortgage-backed securities. The structure of some of these securities may be complex and there may be less available information than other types of debt securities.

Some of the underlying funds invest in securities issued or guaranteed by the U.S. government or its agencies and instrumentalities (such as securities issued by the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae), the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) or the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac)). Securities, such as those issued or guaranteed by Ginnie Mae or the U.S. Treasury, that are backed by the full faith and credit of the United States are guaranteed only as to the timely payment of interest and principal when held to maturity and the market prices for such securities will fluctuate. Notwithstanding that these securities are backed by the full faith and credit of the United States, circumstances could arise that would prevent the payment of principal and interest. This would result in losses to an underlying fund. Securities issued by U.S. government related organizations, such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, are not backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government and no assurance can be given that the U.S. government will provide financial support. Therefore, U.S. government-related organizations may not have the funds to meet their payment obligations in the future.

The issuer of certain securities may repay principal in advance, especially when yields fall. Changes in the rate at which prepayments occur can affect the return on investment of these securities. When debt obligations are prepaid or when securities are called, the Fund or underlying fund also may fail to recover additional amounts (i.e., premiums) paid for securities with higher coupons, resulting in an unexpected capital loss.

Equity Securities Risk. Investments in equity securities (such as stocks) are more volatile and carry more risks than some other forms of investment. The price of equity securities may rise or

 

 

 
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fall because of economic or political changes or changes in a company’s financial condition, sometimes rapidly or unpredictably. These price movements may result from factors affecting individual companies, sectors or industries selected for the Fund’s or the underlying fund’s portfolio or the securities market as a whole, such as changes in economic or political conditions. When the value of such securities goes down, the Fund’s investment decreases in value.

Real Estate Securities Risk. The Fund may be exposed through its direct investments or investments in underlying funds to real estate securities, including real estate investment trusts (REITs). These securities are subject to the same risks as direct investments in real estate and mortgages, which include, but are not limited to, sensitivity to changes in real estate values and property taxes, interest rate risk, tax and regulatory risk, fluctuations in rent schedules and operating expenses, adverse changes in local, regional or general economic conditions, deterioration of the real estate market and the financial circumstances of tenants and sellers, unfavorable changes in zoning, building, environmental and other laws, the need for unanticipated renovations, unexpected increases in the cost of energy, environmental factors and, in the case of mortgages, credit risk, prepayment risk and extension risk. In addition, investments in REITS are subject to risks associated with management skill and creditworthiness of the issuer and underlying funds will indirectly bear their proportionate share of expenses, including management fees, paid by each REIT in which they invest in addition to the expenses of the underlying funds. Certain underlying funds are highly concentrated in real estate securities, including REITs.

General Market Risk. Economies and financial markets throughout the world are becoming increasingly interconnected, which increases the likelihood that events or conditions in one country or region will adversely impact markets or issuers in other countries or regions. Securities in some of the underlying funds may underperform securities in comparison to general financial markets, a particular financial market or other asset classes, due to a number of factors, including inflation, interest rates, global demand for particular products or resources, natural disasters or events, terrorism, regulatory events and government controls.

Foreign Securities and Emerging Markets Risk. Investments in foreign currencies and foreign issuers are subject to additional risks, including political and economic risks, greater volatility, civil conflicts and war, sanctions or other measures by the United States or other governments, liquidity risks, currency fluctuations, higher transaction costs, delayed settlement, possible foreign controls on investment, expropriation and nationalization risks, and less stringent investor protection and disclosure standards of foreign markets. In certain markets where securities and other instruments are not traded “delivery

versus payment,” an underlying fund may not receive timely payment for securities or other instruments it has delivered or receive delivery of securities paid for and may be subject to increased risk that the counterparty will fail to make payments or delivery when due or default completely. Events and evolving conditions in certain economies or markets may alter the risks associated with investments tied to countries or regions that historically were perceived as comparatively stable becoming riskier and more volatile.

These risks are magnified in countries in “emerging markets.” Emerging market countries typically have less-established market economies than developed countries and may face greater social, economic, regulatory and political uncertainties. In addition, emerging markets typically present greater illiquidity and price volatility concerns due to smaller or limited local capital markets and greater difficulty in determining market valuations of securities due to limited public information on issuers.

High Yield Securities and Loan Risk. Certain underlying funds invest in junk bonds, Loans and instruments that are issued by companies that are highly leveraged, less creditworthy or financially distressed. These investments are considered to be speculative and may be subject to greater risk of loss, greater sensitivity to economic changes, valuation difficulties, and potential illiquidity. Such investments are subject to additional risks including subordination to other creditors, no collateral or limited rights in collateral, lack of a regular trading market, extended settlement periods, liquidity risks, prepayment risks, potentially less protections under the federal securities laws and lack of publicly available information. High yield securities and Loans that are deemed to be liquid at the time of purchase may become illiquid.

No active trading market may exist for some instruments and certain investments may be subject to restrictions on resale. In addition, the settlement period for Loans is uncertain as there is no standardized settlement schedule applicable to such investments. The inability to dispose of the underlying fund’s securities and other investments in a timely fashion could result in losses to the Fund and underlying fund. Because some instruments may have a more limited secondary market, liquidity risk is more pronounced for certain underlying funds than for underlying funds that invest primarily in other types of fixed income instruments or equity securities. When Loans and other instruments are prepaid, an underlying fund may have to reinvest in securities with a lower yield or fail to recover additional amounts (i.e., premiums) paid for these securities, resulting in an unexpected capital loss and/or a decrease in the amount of dividends and yield. Certain Loans may not be considered securities under the federal securities laws and, therefore, investments in such Loans may not be subject to certain protections under those laws. In addition, the adviser may not

 

 

 
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have access to material non-public information to which other investors may have access.

Smaller Company Risk. Investments in smaller companies may be riskier, less liquid, more volatile and more vulnerable to economic, market and industry changes than investment in larger, more established companies. The securities of smaller companies may trade less frequently and in smaller volumes than securities of larger companies. As a result, changes in the price of debt or equity issued by such companies may be more sudden or erratic than the prices of other securities, especially over the short term.

Derivatives Risk. The underlying funds and the Fund may use derivatives, including futures contracts and exchange traded futures. Derivatives may be riskier than other investments and may increase the volatility of the Fund and the underlying funds. Derivatives may be sensitive to changes in economic and market conditions and may create leverage, which could result in losses that significantly exceed the Fund’s or an underlying fund’s original investment. Derivatives expose the Fund and the underlying funds to counterparty risk, which is the risk that the derivative counterparty will not fulfill its contractual obligation (including credit risk associated with the counterparty.) Certain derivatives are synthetic instruments that attempt to replicate the performance of certain reference assets. With regard to such derivatives, the Fund or the underlying fund do not have a claim on the reference assets and are subject to enhanced counterparty risk. Derivatives may not perform as expected, so the Fund and the underlying funds may not realize the intended benefits. When used for hedging, the change in value of a derivative may not correlate as expected with the security or other risk being hedged. In addition, given their complexity, derivatives expose the Fund and underlying funds to risks of mispricing or improper valuation.

Commodity Risk. Exposure to commodities, commodity-related securities and derivatives may subject the Fund to greater volatility than investments in traditional securities, particularly if the instruments involve leverage. The value of commodity-linked investments may be affected by changes in overall market movements, commodity index volatility, changes in interest rates, or factors affecting a particular industry or commodity, such as drought, floods, weather, livestock disease, embargoes, tariffs and international economic, political and regulatory developments. In addition, to the extent that an underlying fund gains exposure to an asset through synthetic replication by investing in commodity-linked investments rather than directly in the asset, it may not have a claim on the applicable underlying asset and will be subject to enhanced counterparty risk.

Inflation Managed Strategy Risk. The Fund may invest in underlying funds that utilize derivatives and debt securities to mimic a portfolio of inflation-protected bonds. There is no guarantee that this strategy will be effective. In addition, the Fund may be

exposed to inflation-protected securities. Unlike conventional bonds, the principal and interest payments on inflation-protected securities such as Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) are adjusted periodically to a specified rate of inflation (i.e., Non-Seasonally Adjusted Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI-U)). Exposure to TIPS and other inflation-linked debt securities are subject to the effects of changes in market interest rates caused by factors other than inflation (real interest rates). In general, the price of a TIPS tends to decline when real interest rates increase.

Securities and Financial Instruments Risk. The Fund’s direct investments in securities and financial instruments are subject to additional risks specific to their structure, sector or market (e.g., futures and swaps on foreign securities are subject to foreign investment, emerging market and derivative risks; debt securities are subject to credit risk).

Industry and Sector Focus Risk. At times the underlying funds and the Fund may increase the relative emphasis of its investments in a particular industry or sector. The prices of securities of issuers in a particular industry or sector may be more susceptible to fluctuations due to changes in economic or business conditions, government regulations, availability of basic resources or supplies, or other events that affect that industry or sector more than securities of issuers in other industries and sectors. To the extent that the underlying funds and the Fund increase the relative emphasis of its investments in a particular industry or sector, its shares’ values may fluctuate in response to events affecting that industry or sector.

Transactions Risk. The Fund could experience a loss and its liquidity may be negatively impacted when selling securities to meet redemption requests by shareholders. The risk of loss increases if the redemption requests are unusually large or frequent or occur in times of overall market turmoil or declining prices. Similarly, large purchases of Fund shares may adversely affect the Fund’s performance to the extent that the Fund is delayed in investing new cash and is required to maintain a larger cash position than it ordinarily would.

 

Investments in the Fund are not deposits or obligations of, or guaranteed or endorsed by, any bank and are not insured or guaranteed by the FDIC, the Federal Reserve Board or any other government agency.

You could lose money investing in the Fund.

The Fund’s Past Performance

This section provides some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund. The bar chart shows how the performance of the Fund’s Institutional Class Shares has varied from year to year for the past nine calendar years. The table shows the average annual total returns for the past one year, five years and life of

 

 

 
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the Fund. It compares that performance to the S&P Target Date Retirement Income Index, a broad-based securities market index, and the Lipper Mixed-Asset Target Today Funds Average, an index based on the total returns of all mutual funds within the Fund’s designated category as determined by Lipper. Unlike the S&P index, the Lipper index includes the fees and expenses of the mutual funds included in the index. Past performance (before and after taxes) is not necessarily an indication of how any class of the Fund will perform in the future. Updated performance information is available by visiting www.jpmorganfunds.com or by calling 1-800-480-4111.

 

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Best Quarter    2nd quarter, 2009      10.15%   
Worst Quarter    4th quarter, 2008      –7.91%   

The Fund’s year-to-date total return through 9/30/16 was 5.90%.

 

AVERAGE ANNUAL TOTAL RETURNS

(For periods ended December 31, 2015)

 
     Past
1 Year
    Past
5 Years
    Life of
Fund
(since
5/15/06)
 
INSTITUTIONAL CLASS SHARES        
Return Before Taxes     (1.01 )%      4.62     4.89
Return After Taxes on Distributions     (1.96     3.55        3.69   
Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares     (0.40     3.17        3.40   
CLASS A SHARES        
Return Before Taxes     (5.71     3.41        4.08   
CLASS C SHARES        
Return Before Taxes     (2.87     3.69        3.95   
SELECT CLASS SHARES        
Return Before Taxes     (1.09     4.47        4.74   
S&P TARGET DATE RETIREMENT
INCOME INDEX
       
(Reflects No Deduction for Fees, Expenses or Taxes)     0.07        4.72        4.49   
LIPPER MIXED-ASSET TARGET TODAY FUNDS AVERAGE1        
(Reflects No Deduction for Taxes)     (1.60     3.57        4.04   

After-tax returns are shown only for the Institutional Class Shares and after-tax returns for the other classes will vary. After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on your tax situation and may differ from those shown. The after-tax returns are not relevant to investors who hold their shares through tax-deferred arrangements such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.

 

1 The Fund commenced operations on 5/15/06. Performance for the benchmark is from 5/31/06.

Management

J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc.

 

Portfolio Manager   Managed
Fund  Since
   Primary Title with
Investment Adviser
Jeffrey A. Geller   2008    Managing Director
Anne Lester   2006    Managing Director
Michael Schoenhaut   2006    Managing Director
Daniel Oldroyd   2010    Managing Director
Eric J. Bernbaum   2014    Vice President

 

 

 

 
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Purchase and Sale of Fund Shares

Purchase minimums

 

For Class A and Class C Shares   

To establish an account

     $500   

To add to an account

     $50   
For Select Class Shares   

To establish an account

     $1,000,000   

To add to an account

     No minimum levels   
For Institutional Class Shares   

To establish an account

     $3,000,000   

To add to an account

     No minimum levels   

In general, you may purchase or redeem shares on any business day:

 

 

Through your Financial Intermediary

 

By writing to J.P. Morgan Funds Services, P.O. Box 8528, Boston, MA 02266-8528

 

After you open an account, by calling J.P. Morgan Funds Services at 1-800-480-4111

 

Tax Information

The Fund intends to make distributions that may be taxed as ordinary income or capital gains, except when your investment is in an IRA, 401(k) plan or other tax-advantaged investment plan, in which case you may be subject to federal income tax upon withdrawal from the tax-advantaged investment plan.

Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries

If you purchase shares of the Fund through a broker-dealer or other financial intermediary (such as a bank), the Fund and its related companies may pay the financial intermediary for the sale of Fund shares and related services. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or financial intermediary and your salesperson to recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your salesperson or visit your financial intermediary’s website for more information.

 

 

 
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JPMorgan SmartRetirement® 2015 Fund

 

Class/Ticker:

A/JSFAX; C/JSFCX; Select/JSFSX; Institutional/JSFIX

What is the goal of the Fund?

The Fund seeks total return with a shift to current income and some capital appreciation over time as the Fund approaches and passes the target retirement date.

Fees and Expenses of the Fund

The following tables describe the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy and hold shares of the Fund. You may qualify for sales charge discounts on purchases of Class A Shares if you and your family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $100,000 in the J.P. Morgan Funds. More information about these and other discounts is available from your financial intermediary and in “Investing with J.P. Morgan Funds — SALES CHARGES AND FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARY COMPENSATION” on page 108 of the prospectus and in “PURCHASES, REDEMPTIONS AND EXCHANGES” in Appendix A to Part II of the Statement of Additional Information.

 

SHAREHOLDER FEES (Fees paid directly from your investment)
     Class A   Class C   Select
Class
  Institutional
Class
Maximum Sales Charge (Load) Imposed on Purchases as % of Offering Price   4.50%   NONE   NONE   NONE
Maximum Deferred Sales Charge (Load) as % of Original Cost of the Shares   NONE   1.00%   NONE   NONE
    (under
$1 million)
           

“Acquired Fund (Underlying Fund) Fees and Expenses” are expenses incurred indirectly by the Fund through its ownership of shares in other investment companies, including affiliated money market funds, other mutual funds, exchange-traded funds and business development companies. The impact of Acquired Fund (Underlying Fund) Fees and Expenses is included in the total returns of the Fund. Acquired Fund (Underlying Fund) Fees and Expenses are not direct costs of the Fund, are not used to calculate the Fund’s net asset value per share and are not included in the calculation of the ratio of expenses to average net assets shown in the Financial Highlights section of the Fund’s prospectus.

ANNUAL FUND OPERATING EXPENSES

(Expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value
of your investment)

 
     Class A     Class C     Select
Class
    Institutional
Class
 
Management Fees     NONE        NONE        NONE        NONE   
Distribution (Rule 12b-1) Fees     0.25     0.75     NONE        NONE   
Other Expenses     0.32        0.33        0.30     0.15

Shareholder Service Fees

    0.25        0.25        0.25        0.10   

Remainder of Other Expenses

    0.07        0.08        0.05        0.05   
Acquired Fund (Underlying Fund) Fees and Expenses     0.46        0.46        0.46        0.46   
   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses     1.03        1.54        0.76        0.61   
Fee Waivers and Expense Reimbursements1     (0.28     (0.14     (0.11     (0.07
   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses After Fee Waivers and Expense Reimbursement1     0.75        1.40        0.65        0.54   

 

1 The Fund’s adviser and/or its affiliates have contractually agreed to waive fees and/or reimburse expenses to the extent Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses (excluding Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses, other than certain money market fund fees as described below, dividend and interest expenses related to short sales, interest, taxes, expenses related to litigation and potential litigation, and extraordinary expenses) exceed 0.31%, 0.96%, 0.21%, and 0.10% of the average daily net assets of the Class A, Class C, Select Class, and Institutional Class Shares, respectively. The Fund may invest in one or more money market funds advised by the Adviser or its affiliates (affiliated money market funds). The Fund’s shareholder servicing agent has contractually agreed to waive fees and/or reimburse expenses in an amount sufficient to offset the respective net fees it collects from the affiliated money market funds on the Fund’s investment in such money market funds. These waivers are in effect through 10/31/17, at which time the adviser and/or its affiliates will determine whether to renew or revise them.

Example

This Example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the Fund’s operating expenses are equal to the total annual fund operating expenses after fee waivers and expense reimbursements shown

 

 

 
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in the fee table through 10/31/17 and total annual fund operating expenses thereafter. Your actual costs may be higher or lower.

 

IF YOU SELL YOUR SHARES, YOUR COST WOULD BE:  
     1 Year     3 Years     5 Years     10 Years  
CLASS A SHARES ($)     523        736        967        1,629   
CLASS C SHARES ($)     243        473        826        1,823   
SELECT CLASS SHARES ($)     66        232        412        932   
INSTITUTIONAL CLASS SHARES ($)     55        188        333        755   

 

IF YOU DO NOT SELL YOUR SHARES, YOUR COST
WOULD BE:
 
     1 Year     3 Years     5 Years     10 Years  
CLASS A SHARES ($)     523        736        967        1,629   
CLASS C SHARES ($)     143        473        826        1,823   
SELECT CLASS SHARES ($)     66        232        412        932   
INSTITUTIONAL CLASS SHARES ($)     55        188        333        755   

Portfolio Turnover

The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the Example, affect the Fund’s performance. During the Fund’s most recent fiscal year, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 31% of the average value of its portfolio.

 

 

 
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What are the Fund’s main investment strategies?

The JPMorgan SmartRetirement® 2015 Fund is a “fund of funds” that invests in other J.P. Morgan Funds (underlying funds), and is generally intended for investors expecting to retire around the year 2015 (target retirement date). The Fund is designed to provide exposure to a variety of asset classes through investments in underlying funds, and over time the Fund’s

asset allocation strategy will change. The “glide path” depicted in the chart below shows how the Fund’s strategic target allocations among asset and sub-asset classes generally become more conservative as the target retirement date approaches (i.e., more emphasis on fixed income and less on equity). The table accompanying the chart is simply the glide path in tabular form.

 

 

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Strategic Target Allocations1  
Years to Target Date   40+     35     30     25     20     15     10     5     0     -5     -10  
Equity     86.0     86.0     86.0     86.0     79.0     72.0     62.0     52.0     36.0     36.0     36.0

U.S. Large Cap Equity Funds

    41.5     41.5     41.5     41.5     38.2     34.9     30.2     25.4     17.5     17.5     17.5

U.S. Small/Mid Cap Equity Funds

    9.5     9.5     9.5     9.5     8.8     8.1     6.9     5.6     3.8     3.8     3.8

REIT Funds

    5.3     5.3     5.3     5.3     4.8     4.3     3.8     3.3     2.3     2.3     2.3

International Equity Funds

    21.5     21.5     21.5     21.5     19.8     18.0     15.5     13.0     9.0     9.0     9.0

Emerging Markets Equity Funds

    8.3     8.3     8.3     8.3     7.5     6.8     5.8     4.8     3.5     3.5     3.5
Commodities     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.5     1.5     1.5     1.5

Commodities Funds

    0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.5     1.5     1.5     1.5
Fixed Income     14.0     14.0     14.0     14.0     21.0     28.0     38.0     47.5     52.5     52.5     52.5

U.S. Fixed Income Funds

    9.5     9.5     9.5     9.5     16.0     22.5     31.8     36.5     34.5     34.5     34.5

Inflation Managed Funds

    0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     3.0     7.5     7.5     7.5

High Yield Funds

    3.0     3.0     3.0     3.0     3.3     3.5     4.0     5.5     7.8     7.8     7.8

Emerging Markets Debt Funds

    1.5     1.5     1.5     1.5     1.8     2.0     2.3     2.5     2.8     2.8     2.8
Money Market Funds/Cash and Cash Equivalents     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     10.0     10.0     10.0

Money Market Funds/Cash and Cash Equivalents

    0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     10.0     10.0     10.0

Note: Above allocations may not sum up to 100% due to rounding.

 

  1 As of the date of this prospectus, the Fund utilizes underlying funds and, to a lesser extent, direct investments in exchange-traded funds to implement its strategic target allocations although the Fund also has flexibility to utilize other direct investments in securities and derivatives to implement its strategic target allocations in the future.

 

 
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The glide path shows the Fund’s long term strategic target allocations as of the date of this prospectus. The Fund’s actual allocations may differ due to changes to these strategic target allocations or due to tactical allocations. In establishing the Fund’s strategic target allocations, the Adviser focuses on asset classes and underlying funds that the Adviser believes will outperform the S&P Target Date 2015 Index (the Fund’s benchmark) and peer group over the long term. The Adviser will use tactical allocations to take advantage of short to intermediate term opportunities through a combination of positions in underlying funds and direct investments, including derivatives.

The Adviser will review the Fund’s strategic target allocations shown in the glide path at least annually (generally, in the first quarter of each calendar year), and may adjust the targets in its discretion, consistent with the Fund’s investment strategy. These changes might include modifying the existing strategic target allocations among the asset and sub-asset classes or, among other things, adding or removing asset and sub-asset classes or maintaining long-term strategic target allocations for longer or shorter periods of time. Consistent with this strategy, the Fund’s strategic target allocations shown in the glide path and table above may be different from the Fund’s actual strategic target allocations by +/- 5% for the equity, fixed income, money market/cash and cash equivalents and commodity asset and sub-asset classes. Additionally, as a result of short to intermediate term tactical allocations, the Fund may deviate from the strategic target allocations at any given time by up to +/- 15% for fixed income, +/- 10% for equity, +/- 20% for money market/cash and cash equivalents and +/- 5% for commodity asset and sub-asset classes. The Adviser will review its tactical decisions on a periodic basis and may make modifications in its discretion.

As a result of the Adviser’s ability to make these modifications, the Fund’s actual allocations may differ from what is shown in the glide path and table above. Updated information concerning the Fund’s strategic target allocations and actual allocations to underlying funds and investments is available in the Fund’s shareholder reports and on the Fund’s website from time to time.

The Fund is a “to” target date fund. This means that the Fund intends to reach its most conservative strategic target allocations by the end of the year of the target retirement date. When the strategic target allocations of the Fund are substantially the same as those of the JPMorgan SmartRetirement Income Fund, the Fund may be merged into the JPMorgan SmartRetirement Income Fund at the discretion of the Fund’s Board of Trustees.

In addition to investing in J.P. Morgan Funds, the Fund may invest directly in securities and other financial instruments, including derivatives. Derivatives are instruments that have a value based on another instrument, exchange rate or index.

The Fund may use derivatives such as futures contracts to gain exposure to, or to overweight or underweight its investments among, various sectors or markets. The Fund may also use exchange traded futures for cash management and to gain market exposure pending investment in underlying funds.

The Fund’s Main Investment Risks

The Fund is subject to management risk and may not achieve its objective if the Adviser’s expectations regarding particular instruments or markets are not met. The Fund is exposed to the risks summarized below through both its investments in underlying funds and its direct investments.

 

An investment in this Fund or any other fund may not provide a complete investment program. The suitability of an investment in the Fund should be considered based on the investment objective, strategies and risks described in this prospectus, considered in light of all of the other investments in your portfolio, as well as your risk tolerance, financial goals and time horizons. You may want to consult with a financial advisor to determine if this Fund is suitable for you.

The Fund is subject to the main risks noted below, any of which may adversely affect the Fund’s performance and ability to meet its investment objective.

Investment Risk. The Fund is not a complete retirement program and there is no guarantee that the Fund will provide sufficient retirement income to an investor. Meeting your retirement goals is dependent upon many factors including the amount you save and the period over which you do so. You should consider your expected retirement date, individual retirement needs (i.e., how much money you expect to need), other expected income after retirement, inflation, other assets, and risk tolerance in choosing whether to invest in the Fund. Your risk tolerance may change over time and the Adviser may change the Fund’s strategic target allocation model. It is important that you re-evaluate your investment in the Fund periodically.

Investments in Mutual Funds Risk. The Fund invests in other J.P. Morgan Funds as a primary strategy, so the Fund’s investment performance and risks are directly related to the performance and risks of the underlying funds. Shareholders will indirectly bear the expenses charged by the underlying funds. Because the Fund’s Adviser or its affiliates provide services to and receive fees from the underlying funds, the Fund’s investments in the underlying funds benefit the Adviser and/or its affiliates. In addition, the Fund may hold a significant percentage of the shares of an underlying fund. As a result, the Fund’s investments in an underlying fund may create a conflict of interest.

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decrease the exposure to asset classes and investments shown in the glide path. The Fund’s tactical allocation strategy may not be successful in adding value, may increase losses to the Fund and/or cause the Fund to have a risk profile different than that portrayed in the glide path from time to time.

Equity Securities Risk. Investments in equity securities (such as stocks) are more volatile and carry more risks than some other forms of investment. The price of equity securities may rise or fall because of economic or political changes or changes in a company’s financial condition, sometimes rapidly or unpredictably. These price movements may result from factors affecting individual companies, sectors or industries selected for the Fund’s or the underlying fund’s portfolio or the securities market as a whole, such as changes in economic or political conditions. When the value of such securities goes down, the Fund’s investment decreases in value.

Smaller Company Risk. Investments in smaller companies may be riskier, less liquid, more volatile and more vulnerable to economic, market and industry changes than investment in larger, more established companies. The securities of smaller companies may trade less frequently and in smaller volumes than securities of larger companies. As a result, changes in the price of debt or equity issued by such companies may be more sudden or erratic than the prices of other securities, especially over the short term.

Income Securities Risk. Investments in income securities are subject to interest rate risk and credit risk. The Fund’s exposure to bonds and other debt securities will change in value based on changes in interest rates. Securities with greater interest rate sensitivity and longer maturities generally are subject to greater fluctuations in value. Certain underlying funds invest in variable and floating rate loan assignments and participations (Loans) and other variable and floating rate securities. Although these instruments are generally less sensitive to interest rate changes than other fixed rate instruments, the value of floating rate Loans and other securities may decline if their interest rates do not rise as quickly, or as much, as general interest rates. Given the historically low interest rate environment, risks associated with rising rates are heightened.

Income securities are also subject to the risk that issuers and/or counterparties will fail to make payments when due or default completely. Prices of the Fund’s investments may be adversely affected if any of the issuers or counterparties it is invested in are subject to an actual or perceived deterioration in their credit quality. Credit spreads may increase, which may reduce the market values of the Fund’s securities. Credit spread risk is the risk that economic and market conditions or any actual or perceived credit deterioration may lead to an increase in the credit spreads (i.e., the difference in yield between two securities of similar maturity but different credit quality) and a decline in price of the issuer’s securities.

Certain underlying funds invest in mortgage-related and asset-backed securities including so-called “sub-prime” mortgages that are subject to certain other risks including prepayment and call risks. When mortgages and other obligations are prepaid and when securities are called, an underlying fund may have to reinvest in securities with a lower yield or fail to recover additional amounts (i.e., premiums) paid for securities with higher interest rates, resulting in an unexpected capital loss and/or a decrease in the amount of dividends and yield. Mortgage-related and asset-backed securities may decline in value, face valuation difficulties, be more volatile and/or be illiquid. The risk of default for “sub-prime” mortgages is generally higher than other types of mortgage-backed securities. The structure of some of these securities may be complex and there may be less available information than other types of debt securities.

Some of the underlying funds invest in securities issued or guaranteed by the U.S. government or its agencies and instrumentalities (such as securities issued by the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae), the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) or the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac)). Securities, such as those issued or guaranteed by Ginnie Mae or the U.S. Treasury, that are backed by the full faith and credit of the United States are guaranteed only as to the timely payment of interest and principal when held to maturity and the market prices for such securities will fluctuate. Notwithstanding that these securities are backed by the full faith and credit of the United States, circumstances could arise that would prevent the payment of principal and interest. This would result in losses to an underlying fund. Securities issued by U.S. government related organizations, such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, are not backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government and no assurance can be given that the U.S. government will provide financial support. Therefore, U.S. government-related organizations may not have the funds to meet their payment obligations in the future.

The issuer of certain securities may repay principal in advance, especially when yields fall. Changes in the rate at which prepayments occur can affect the return on investment of these securities. When debt obligations are prepaid or when securities are called, the Fund or underlying fund also may fail to recover additional amounts (i.e., premiums) paid for securities with higher coupons, resulting in an unexpected capital loss.

High Yield Securities and Loan Risk. Certain underlying funds invest in junk bonds, Loans and instruments that are issued by companies that are highly leveraged, less creditworthy or financially distressed. These investments are considered to be speculative and may be subject to greater risk of loss, greater sensitivity to economic changes, valuation difficulties, and potential illiquidity. Such investments are subject to additional

 

 

 
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risks including subordination to other creditors, no collateral or limited rights in collateral, lack of a regular trading market, extended settlement periods, liquidity risks, prepayment risks, potentially less protections under the federal securities laws and lack of publicly available information. High yield securities and Loans that are deemed to be liquid at the time of purchase may become illiquid.

No active trading market may exist for some instruments and certain investments may be subject to restrictions on resale. In addition, the settlement period for Loans is uncertain as there is no standardized settlement schedule applicable to such investments. The inability to dispose of the underlying fund’s securities and other investments in a timely fashion could result in losses to the Fund and underlying fund. Because some instruments may have a more limited secondary market, liquidity risk is more pronounced for certain underlying funds than for underlying funds that invest primarily in other types of fixed income instruments or equity securities. When Loans and other instruments are prepaid, an underlying fund may have to reinvest in securities with a lower yield or fail to recover additional amounts (i.e., premiums) paid for these securities, resulting in an unexpected capital loss and/or a decrease in the amount of dividends and yield. Certain Loans may not be considered securities under the federal securities laws and, therefore, investments in such Loans may not be subject to certain protections under those laws. In addition, the adviser may not have access to material non-public information to which other investors may have access.

General Market Risk. Economies and financial markets throughout the world are becoming increasingly interconnected, which increases the likelihood that events or conditions in one country or region will adversely impact markets or issuers in other countries or regions. Securities in some of the underlying funds may underperform securities in comparison to general financial markets, a particular financial market or other asset classes, due to a number of factors, including inflation, interest rates, global demand for particular products or resources, natural disasters or events, terrorism, regulatory events and government controls.

Foreign Securities and Emerging Markets Risk. Investments in foreign currencies and foreign issuers are subject to additional risks, including political and economic risks, greater volatility, civil conflicts and war, sanctions or other measures by the United States or other governments, liquidity risks, currency fluctuations, higher transaction costs, delayed settlement, possible foreign controls on investment, expropriation and nationalization risks, and less stringent investor protection and disclosure standards of foreign markets. In certain markets where securities and other instruments are not traded “delivery versus payment,” an underlying fund may not receive timely payment for securities or other instruments it has delivered or

receive delivery of securities paid for and may be subject to increased risk that the counterparty will fail to make payments or delivery when due or default completely. Events and evolving conditions in certain economies or markets may alter the risks associated with investments tied to countries or regions that historically were perceived as comparatively stable becoming riskier and more volatile.

These risks are magnified in countries in “emerging markets.” Emerging market countries typically have less-established market economies than developed countries and may face greater social, economic, regulatory and political uncertainties. In addition, emerging markets typically present greater illiquidity and price volatility concerns due to smaller or limited local capital markets and greater difficulty in determining market valuations of securities due to limited public information on issuers.

Real Estate Securities Risk. The Fund may be exposed through its direct investments or investments in underlying funds to real estate securities, including real estate investment trusts (REITs). These securities are subject to the same risks as direct investments in real estate and mortgages, which include, but are not limited to, sensitivity to changes in real estate values and property taxes, interest rate risk, tax and regulatory risk, fluctuations in rent schedules and operating expenses, adverse changes in local, regional or general economic conditions, deterioration of the real estate market and the financial circumstances of tenants and sellers, unfavorable changes in zoning, building, environmental and other laws, the need for unanticipated renovations, unexpected increases in the cost of energy, environmental factors and, in the case of mortgages, credit risk, prepayment risk and extension risk. In addition, investments in REITS are subject to risks associated with management skill and creditworthiness of the issuer and underlying funds will indirectly bear their proportionate share of expenses, including management fees, paid by each REIT in which they invest in addition to the expenses of the underlying funds. Certain underlying funds are highly concentrated in real estate securities, including REITs.

Derivatives Risk. The underlying funds and the Fund may use derivatives, including futures contracts and exchange traded futures. Derivatives may be riskier than other investments and may increase the volatility of the Fund and the underlying funds. Derivatives may be sensitive to changes in economic and market conditions and may create leverage, which could result in losses that significantly exceed the Fund’s or an underlying fund’s original investment. Derivatives expose the Fund and the underlying funds to counterparty risk, which is the risk that the derivative counterparty will not fulfill its contractual obligation (including credit risk associated with the counterparty.) Certain derivatives are synthetic instruments that attempt to replicate the performance of certain reference assets. With regard to

 

 

 
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such derivatives, the Fund or the underlying fund do not have a claim on the reference assets and are subject to enhanced counterparty risk. Derivatives may not perform as expected, so the Fund and the underlying funds may not realize the intended benefits. When used for hedging, the change in value of a derivative may not correlate as expected with the security or other risk being hedged. In addition, given their complexity, derivatives expose the Fund and underlying funds to risks of mispricing or improper valuation.

Commodity Risk. Exposure to commodities, commodity-related securities and derivatives may subject the Fund to greater volatility than investments in traditional securities, particularly if the instruments involve leverage. The value of commodity-linked investments may be affected by changes in overall market movements, commodity index volatility, changes in interest rates, or factors affecting a particular industry or commodity, such as drought, floods, weather, livestock disease, embargoes, tariffs and international economic, political and regulatory developments. In addition, to the extent that an underlying fund gains exposure to an asset through synthetic replication by investing in commodity-linked investments rather than directly in the asset, it may not have a claim on the applicable underlying asset and will be subject to enhanced counterparty risk.

Inflation Managed Strategy Risk. The Fund may invest in underlying funds that utilize derivatives and debt securities to mimic a portfolio of inflation-protected bonds. There is no guarantee that this strategy will be effective. In addition, the Fund may be exposed to inflation-protected securities. Unlike conventional bonds, the principal and interest payments on inflation-protected securities such as Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) are adjusted periodically to a specified rate of inflation (i.e., Non-Seasonally Adjusted Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI-U)). Exposure to TIPS and other inflation-linked debt securities are subject to the effects of changes in market interest rates caused by factors other than inflation (real interest rates). In general, the price of a TIPS tends to decline when real interest rates increase.

Securities and Financial Instruments Risk. The Fund’s direct investments in securities and financial instruments are subject to additional risks specific to their structure, sector or market (e.g., futures and swaps on foreign securities are subject to foreign investment, emerging market and derivative risks; debt securities are subject to credit risk).

Industry and Sector Focus Risk. At times the underlying funds and the Fund may increase the relative emphasis of its investments in a particular industry or sector. The prices of securities of issuers in a particular industry or sector may be more susceptible to fluctuations due to changes in economic or business conditions, government regulations, availability of basic resources or supplies, or other events that affect that industry

or sector more than securities of issuers in other industries and sectors. To the extent that the underlying funds and the Fund increase the relative emphasis of its investments in a particular industry or sector, its shares’ values may fluctuate in response to events affecting that industry or sector.

Transactions Risk. The Fund could experience a loss and its liquidity may be negatively impacted when selling securities to meet redemption requests by shareholders. The risk of loss increases if the redemption requests are unusually large or frequent or occur in times of overall market turmoil or declining prices. Similarly, large purchases of Fund shares may adversely affect the Fund’s performance to the extent that the Fund is delayed in investing new cash and is required to maintain a larger cash position than it ordinarily would.

 

Investments in the Fund are not deposits or obligations of, or guaranteed or endorsed by, any bank and are not insured or guaranteed by the FDIC, the Federal Reserve Board or any other government agency.

You could lose money investing in the Fund.

The Fund’s Past Performance

This section provides some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund. The bar chart shows how the performance of the Fund’s Institutional Class Shares has varied from year to year for the past nine calendar years. The table shows the average annual total returns for the past one year, five years and life of the Fund. It compares that performance to the S&P Target Date 2015 Index, a broad-based securities market index, and the Lipper Mixed-Asset Target 2015 Funds Index, an index based on the total returns of certain mutual funds within the Fund’s designated category as determined by Lipper. Unlike the S&P index, the Lipper index includes the fees and expenses of the mutual funds included in the index. Past performance (before and after taxes) is not necessarily an indication of how any class of the Fund will perform in the future. Updated performance information is available by visiting www.jpmorganfunds.com or by calling 1-800-480-4111.

 

 

 
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LOGO

 

Best Quarter    2nd quarter, 2009      13.94%   
Worst Quarter    4th quarter, 2008      –13.53%   

The Fund’s year-to-date total return through 9/30/16 was 5.72%.

 

AVERAGE ANNUAL TOTAL RETURNS

(For periods ended December 31, 2015)

 
     Past
1 Year
    Past
5 Years
    Life of
Fund
(since
5/15/06)
 
INSTITUTIONAL CLASS SHARES        
Return Before Taxes     (0.91 )%      5.52     5.13
Return After Taxes on Distributions     (1.99     4.40        3.93   
Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares     (0.23     3.89        3.63   
CLASS A SHARES        
Return Before Taxes     (5.58     4.29        4.31   
CLASS C SHARES        
Return Before Taxes     (2.77     4.59        4.19   
SELECT CLASS SHARES        
Return Before Taxes     (1.04     5.37        4.97   
S&P TARGET DATE 2015 INDEX        
(Reflects No Deduction for Fees, Expenses or Taxes)     0.09        6.02        5.10   

LIPPER MIXED-ASSET TARGET

2015 FUNDS INDEX1

       
(Reflects No Deduction for Taxes)     (0.86     5.00        4.36   

 

After-tax returns are shown only for the Institutional Class Shares and after-tax returns for the other classes will vary. After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on your tax situation and may differ from those shown. The after-tax returns are not relevant to investors who hold their shares through tax-deferred arrangements such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.

 

1 The Fund commenced operations on 5/15/06. Performance for the benchmark is from 5/31/06.

Management

J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc.

 

Portfolio Manager   Managed
Fund  Since
   Primary Title with
Investment Adviser
Jeffrey A. Geller   2008    Managing Director
Anne Lester   2006    Managing Director
Michael Schoenhaut   2006    Managing Director
Daniel Oldroyd   2010    Managing Director
Eric J. Bernbaum   2014    Vice President

Purchase and Sale of Fund Shares

Purchase minimums

 

For Class A and Class C Shares   

To establish an account

     $500   

To add to an account

     $50   
For Select Class Shares   

To establish an account

     $1,000,000   

To add to an account

     No minimum levels   
For Institutional Class Shares   

To establish an account

     $3,000,000   

To add to an account

     No minimum levels   

In general, you may purchase or redeem shares on any business day:

 

 

Through your Financial Intermediary

 

By writing to J.P. Morgan Funds Services, P.O. Box 8528, Boston, MA 02266-8528

 

After you open an account, by calling J.P. Morgan Funds Services at 1-800-480-4111

 

 

 

 
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Tax Information

The Fund intends to make distributions that may be taxed as ordinary income or capital gains, except when your investment is in an IRA, 401(k) plan or other tax-advantaged investment plan, in which case you may be subject to federal income tax upon withdrawal from the tax-advantaged investment plan.

 

Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries

If you purchase shares of the Fund through a broker-dealer or other financial intermediary (such as a bank), the Fund and its related companies may pay the financial intermediary for the sale of Fund shares and related services. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or financial intermediary and your salesperson to recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your salesperson or visit your financial intermediary’s website for more information.

 

 

 
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JPMorgan SmartRetirement® 2020 Fund

 

Class/Ticker:

A/JTTAX; C/JTTCX; Select/JTTSX; Institutional/JTTIX

What is the goal of the Fund?

The Fund seeks high total return with a shift to current income and some capital appreciation over time as the Fund approaches and passes the target retirement date.

Fees and Expenses of the Fund

The following tables describe the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy and hold shares of the Fund. You may qualify for sales charge discounts on purchases of Class A Shares if you and your family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $100,000 in the J.P. Morgan Funds. More information about these and other discounts is available from your financial intermediary and in “Investing with J.P. Morgan Funds — SALES CHARGES AND FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARY COMPENSATION” on page 108 of the prospectus and in “PURCHASES, REDEMPTIONS AND EXCHANGES” in Appendix A to Part II of the Statement of Additional Information.

 

SHAREHOLDER FEES (Fees paid directly from your investment)
     Class A   Class C   Select
Class
  Institutional
Class
Maximum Sales Charge (Load) Imposed on Purchases as % of Offering Price   4.50%   NONE   NONE   NONE
Maximum Deferred Sales Charge (Load) as % of Original Cost of the Shares   NONE   1.00%   NONE   NONE
    (under
$1 million)
           

“Acquired Fund (Underlying Fund) Fees and Expenses” are expenses incurred indirectly by the Fund through its ownership of shares in other investment companies, including affiliated money market funds, other mutual funds, exchange-traded funds and business development companies. The impact of Acquired Fund (Underlying Fund) Fees and Expenses is included in the total returns of the Fund. Acquired Fund (Underlying Fund) Fees and Expenses are not direct costs of the Fund, are not used to calculate the Fund’s net asset value per share and are not included in the calculation of the ratio of expenses to average net assets shown in the Financial Highlights section of the Fund’s prospectus.

ANNUAL FUND OPERATING EXPENSES

(Expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value
of your investment)

 
     Class A     Class C     Select
Class
    Institutional
Class
 
Management Fees     NONE        NONE        NONE        NONE   
Distribution (Rule 12b-1) Fees     0.25     0.75     NONE        NONE   
Other Expenses     0.32        0.33        0.31     0.14

Shareholder Service Fees

    0.25        0.25        0.25        0.10   

Remainder of Other Expenses

    0.07        0.08        0.06        0.04   
Acquired Fund (Underlying Fund) Fees and Expenses     0.50        0.50        0.50        0.50   
   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses     1.07        1.58        0.81        0.64   
Fee Waivers and Expense Reimbursements1     (0.26     (0.12     (0.10     (0.04
   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses After Fee Waivers and Expense Reimbursement1     0.81        1.46        0.71        0.60   

 

1 The Fund’s adviser and/or its affiliates have contractually agreed to waive fees and/or reimburse expenses to the extent Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses (excluding Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses, other than certain money market fund fees as described below, dividend and interest expenses related to short sales, interest, taxes, expenses related to litigation and potential litigation, and extraordinary expenses) exceed 0.31%, 0.96%, 0.21%, and 0.10% of the average daily net assets of the Class A, Class C, Select Class, and Institutional Class Shares, respectively. The Fund may invest in one or more money market funds advised by the Adviser or its affiliates (affiliated money market funds). The Fund’s shareholder servicing agent has contractually agreed to waive fees and/or reimburse expenses in an amount sufficient to offset the respective net fees it collects from the affiliated money market funds on the Fund’s investment in such money market funds. These waivers are in effect through 10/31/17, at which time the adviser and/or its affiliates will determine whether to renew or revise them.

Example

This Example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the Fund’s operating expenses are equal to the total annual fund operating expenses after fee waivers and expense reimbursements shown

 

 

 
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in the fee table through 10/31/17 and total annual fund operating expenses thereafter. Your actual costs may be higher or lower.

 

IF YOU SELL YOUR SHARES, YOUR COST WOULD BE:  
     1 Year     3 Years     5 Years     10 Years  
CLASS A SHARES ($)     529        750        989        1,675   
CLASS C SHARES ($)     249        487        849        1,868   
SELECT CLASS SHARES ($)     73        249        440        992   
INSTITUTIONAL CLASS SHARES ($)     61        201        353        795   

 

IF YOU DO NOT SELL YOUR SHARES, YOUR COST
WOULD BE:
 
     1 Year     3 Years     5 Years     10 Years  
CLASS A SHARES ($)     529        750        989        1,675   
CLASS C SHARES ($)     149        487        849        1,868   
SELECT CLASS SHARES ($)     73        249        440        992   
INSTITUTIONAL CLASS SHARES ($)     61        201        353        795   

Portfolio Turnover

The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the Example, affect the Fund’s performance. During the Fund’s most recent fiscal year, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 19% of the average value of its portfolio.

 

 

 
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JPMorgan SmartRetirement 2020 Fund (continued)

 

What are the Fund’s main investment strategies?

The JPMorgan SmartRetirement® 2020 Fund is a “fund of funds” that invests in other J.P. Morgan Funds (underlying funds), and is generally intended for investors expecting to retire around the year 2020 (target retirement date). The Fund is designed to provide exposure to a variety of asset classes through investments in underlying funds, and over time the

Fund’s asset allocation strategy will change. The “glide path” depicted in the chart below shows how the Fund’s strategic target allocations among asset and sub-asset classes generally become more conservative as the target retirement date approaches (i.e., more emphasis on fixed income and less on equity). The table accompanying the chart is simply the glide path in tabular form.

 

 

LOGO

 

Strategic Target Allocations1  
Years to Target Date   40+     35     30     25     20     15     10     5     0     -5     -10  
Equity     86.0     86.0     86.0     86.0     79.0     72.0     62.0     52.0     36.0     36.0     36.0

U.S. Large Cap Equity Funds

    41.5     41.5     41.5     41.5     38.2     34.9     30.2     25.4     17.5     17.5     17.5

U.S. Small/Mid Cap Equity Funds

    9.5     9.5     9.5     9.5     8.8     8.1     6.9     5.6     3.8     3.8     3.8

REIT Funds

    5.3     5.3     5.3     5.3     4.8     4.3     3.8     3.3     2.3     2.3     2.3

International Equity Funds

    21.5     21.5     21.5     21.5     19.8     18.0     15.5     13.0     9.0     9.0     9.0

Emerging Markets Equity Funds

    8.3     8.3     8.3     8.3     7.5     6.8     5.8     4.8     3.5     3.5     3.5
Commodities     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.5     1.5     1.5     1.5

Commodities Funds

    0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.5     1.5     1.5     1.5
Fixed Income     14.0     14.0     14.0     14.0     21.0     28.0     38.0     47.5     52.5     52.5     52.5

U.S. Fixed Income Funds

    9.5     9.5     9.5     9.5     16.0     22.5     31.8     36.5     34.5     34.5     34.5

Inflation Managed Funds

    0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     3.0     7.5     7.5     7.5

High Yield Funds

    3.0     3.0     3.0     3.0     3.3     3.5     4.0     5.5     7.8     7.8     7.8

Emerging Markets Debt Funds

    1.5     1.5     1.5     1.5     1.8     2.0     2.3     2.5     2.8     2.8     2.8
Money Market Funds/Cash and Cash Equivalents     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     10.0     10.0     10.0

Money Market Funds/Cash and Cash Equivalents

    0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     10.0     10.0     10.0

Note: Above allocations may not sum up to 100% due to rounding.

 

  1 As of the date of this prospectus, the Fund utilizes underlying funds and, to a lesser extent, direct investments in exchange-traded funds to implement its strategic target allocations although the Fund also has flexibility to utilize other direct investments in securities and derivatives to implement its strategic target allocations in the future.

 

 
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The glide path shows the Fund’s long term strategic target allocations as of the date of this prospectus. The Fund’s actual allocations may differ due to changes to these strategic target allocations or due to tactical allocations. In establishing the Fund’s strategic target allocations, the Adviser focuses on asset classes and underlying funds that the Adviser believes will outperform the S&P Target Date 2020 Index (the Fund’s benchmark) and peer group over the long term. The Adviser will use tactical allocations to take advantage of short to intermediate term opportunities through a combination of positions in underlying funds and direct investments, including derivatives.

The Adviser will review the Fund’s strategic target allocations shown in the glide path at least annually (generally, in the first quarter of each calendar year), and may adjust the targets in its discretion, consistent with the Fund’s investment strategy. These changes might include modifying the existing strategic target allocations among the asset and sub-asset classes or, among other things, adding or removing asset and sub-asset classes or maintaining long-term strategic target allocations for longer or shorter periods of time. Consistent with this strategy, the Fund’s strategic target allocations shown in the glide path and table above may be different from the Fund’s actual strategic target allocations by +/- 5% for the equity, fixed income, money market/cash and cash equivalents and commodity asset and sub-asset classes. Additionally, as a result of short to intermediate term tactical allocations, the Fund may deviate from the strategic target allocations at any given time by up to +/- 15% for fixed income, +/- 10% for equity, +/- 20% for money market/cash and cash equivalents and +/- 5% for commodity asset and sub-asset classes. The Adviser will review its tactical decisions on a periodic basis and may make modifications in its discretion.

As a result of the Adviser’s ability to make these modifications, the Fund’s actual allocations may differ from what is shown in the glide path and table above. Updated information concerning the Fund’s strategic target allocations and actual allocations to underlying funds and investments is available in the Fund’s shareholder reports and on the Fund’s website from time to time.

The Fund is a “to” target date fund. This means that the Fund intends to reach its most conservative strategic target allocations by the end of the year of the target retirement date. When the strategic target allocations of the Fund are substantially the same as those of the JPMorgan SmartRetirement Income Fund, the Fund may be merged into the JPMorgan SmartRetirement Income Fund at the discretion of the Fund’s Board of Trustees.

In addition to investing in J.P. Morgan Funds, the Fund may invest directly in securities and other financial instruments, including derivatives. Derivatives are instruments that have a value based on another instrument, exchange rate or index. The Fund may use derivatives such as futures contracts to gain

exposure to, or to overweight or underweight its investments among, various sectors or markets. The Fund may also use exchange traded futures for cash management and to gain market exposure pending investment in underlying funds.

The Fund’s Main Investment Risks

The Fund is subject to management risk and may not achieve its objective if the Adviser’s expectations regarding particular instruments or markets are not met. The Fund is exposed to the risks summarized below through both its investments in underlying funds and its direct investments.

 

An investment in this Fund or any other fund may not provide a complete investment program. The suitability of an investment in the Fund should be considered based on the investment objective, strategies and risks described in this prospectus, considered in light of all of the other investments in your portfolio, as well as your risk tolerance, financial goals and time horizons. You may want to consult with a financial advisor to determine if this Fund is suitable for you.

The Fund is subject to the main risks noted below, any of which may adversely affect the Fund’s performance and ability to meet its investment objective.

Investment Risk. The Fund is not a complete retirement program and there is no guarantee that the Fund will provide sufficient retirement income to an investor. Meeting your retirement goals is dependent upon many factors including the amount you save and the period over which you do so. You should consider your expected retirement date, individual retirement needs (i.e., how much money you expect to need), other expected income after retirement, inflation, other assets, and risk tolerance in choosing whether to invest in the Fund. Your risk tolerance may change over time and the Adviser may change the Fund’s strategic target allocation model. It is important that you re-evaluate your investment in the Fund periodically.

Investments in Mutual Funds Risk. The Fund invests in other J.P. Morgan Funds as a primary strategy, so the Fund’s investment performance and risks are directly related to the performance and risks of the underlying funds. Shareholders will indirectly bear the expenses charged by the underlying funds. Because the Fund’s Adviser or its affiliates provide services to and receive fees from the underlying funds, the Fund’s investments in the underlying funds benefit the Adviser and/or its affiliates. In addition, the Fund may hold a significant percentage of the shares of an underlying fund. As a result, the Fund’s investments in an underlying fund may create a conflict of interest.

Tactical Allocation Risk. The Adviser has discretion to make short to intermediate term tactical allocations that increase or

 

 

 
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decrease the exposure to asset classes and investments shown in the glide path. The Fund’s tactical allocation strategy may not be successful in adding value, may increase losses to the Fund and/or cause the Fund to have a risk profile different than that portrayed in the glide path from time to time.

Equity Securities Risk. Investments in equity securities (such as stocks) are more volatile and carry more risks than some other forms of investment. The price of equity securities may rise or fall because of economic or political changes or changes in a company’s financial condition, sometimes rapidly or unpredictably. These price movements may result from factors affecting individual companies, sectors or industries selected for the Fund’s or the underlying fund’s portfolio or the securities market as a whole, such as changes in economic or political conditions. When the value of such securities goes down, the Fund’s investment decreases in value.

Smaller Company Risk. Investments in smaller companies may be riskier, less liquid, more volatile and more vulnerable to economic, market and industry changes than investment in larger, more established companies. The securities of smaller companies may trade less frequently and in smaller volumes than securities of larger companies. As a result, changes in the price of debt or equity issued by such companies may be more sudden or erratic than the prices of other securities, especially over the short term.

Income Securities Risk. Investments in income securities are subject to interest rate risk and credit risk. The Fund’s exposure to bonds and other debt securities will change in value based on changes in interest rates. Securities with greater interest rate sensitivity and longer maturities generally are subject to greater fluctuations in value. Certain underlying funds invest in variable and floating rate loan assignments and participations (Loans) and other variable and floating rate securities. Although these instruments are generally less sensitive to interest rate changes than other fixed rate instruments, the value of floating rate Loans and other securities may decline if their interest rates do not rise as quickly, or as much, as general interest rates. Given the historically low interest rate environment, risks associated with rising rates are heightened.

Income securities are also subject to the risk that issuers and/or counterparties will fail to make payments when due or default completely. Prices of the Fund’s investments may be adversely affected if any of the issuers or counterparties it is invested in are subject to an actual or perceived deterioration in their credit quality. Credit spreads may increase, which may reduce the market values of the Fund’s securities. Credit spread risk is the risk that economic and market conditions or any actual or perceived credit deterioration may lead to an increase in the credit spreads (i.e., the difference in yield between two securities of similar maturity but different credit quality) and a decline in price of the issuer’s securities.

Certain underlying funds invest in mortgage-related and asset-backed securities including so-called “sub-prime” mortgages that are subject to certain other risks including prepayment and call risks. When mortgages and other obligations are prepaid and when securities are called, an underlying fund may have to reinvest in securities with a lower yield or fail to recover additional amounts (i.e., premiums) paid for securities with higher interest rates, resulting in an unexpected capital loss and/or a decrease in the amount of dividends and yield. Mortgage-related and asset-backed securities may decline in value, face valuation difficulties, be more volatile and/or be illiquid. The risk of default for “sub-prime” mortgages is generally higher than other types of mortgage-backed securities. The structure of some of these securities may be complex and there may be less available information than other types of debt securities.

Some of the underlying funds invest in securities issued or guaranteed by the U.S. government or its agencies and instrumentalities (such as securities issued by the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae), the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) or the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac)). Securities, such as those issued or guaranteed by Ginnie Mae or the U.S. Treasury, that are backed by the full faith and credit of the United States are guaranteed only as to the timely payment of interest and principal when held to maturity and the market prices for such securities will fluctuate. Notwithstanding that these securities are backed by the full faith and credit of the United States, circumstances could arise that would prevent the payment of principal and interest. This would result in losses to an underlying fund. Securities issued by U.S. government related organizations, such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, are not backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government and no assurance can be given that the U.S. government will provide financial support. Therefore, U.S. government-related organizations may not have the funds to meet their payment obligations in the future.

The issuer of certain securities may repay principal in advance, especially when yields fall. Changes in the rate at which prepayments occur can affect the return on investment of these securities. When debt obligations are prepaid or when securities are called, the Fund or underlying fund also may fail to recover additional amounts (i.e., premiums) paid for securities with higher coupons, resulting in an unexpected capital loss.

High Yield Securities and Loan Risk. Certain underlying funds invest in junk bonds, Loans and instruments that are issued by companies that are highly leveraged, less creditworthy or financially distressed. These investments are considered to be speculative and may be subject to greater risk of loss, greater sensitivity to economic changes, valuation difficulties, and potential illiquidity. Such investments are subject to additional

 

 

 
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risks including subordination to other creditors, no collateral or limited rights in collateral, lack of a regular trading market, extended settlement periods, liquidity risks, prepayment risks, potentially less protections under the federal securities laws and lack of publicly available information. High yield securities and Loans that are deemed to be liquid at the time of purchase may become illiquid.

No active trading market may exist for some instruments and certain investments may be subject to restrictions on resale. In addition, the settlement period for Loans is uncertain as there is no standardized settlement schedule applicable to such investments. The inability to dispose of the underlying fund’s securities and other investments in a timely fashion could result in losses to the Fund and underlying fund. Because some instruments may have a more limited secondary market, liquidity risk is more pronounced for certain underlying funds than for underlying funds that invest primarily in other types of fixed income instruments or equity securities. When Loans and other instruments are prepaid, an underlying fund may have to reinvest in securities with a lower yield or fail to recover additional amounts (i.e., premiums) paid for these securities, resulting in an unexpected capital loss and/or a decrease in the amount of dividends and yield. Certain Loans may not be considered securities under the federal securities laws and, therefore, investments in such Loans may not be subject to certain protections under those laws. In addition, the adviser may not have access to material non-public information to which other investors may have access.

General Market Risk. Economies and financial markets throughout the world are becoming increasingly interconnected, which increases the likelihood that events or conditions in one country or region will adversely impact markets or issuers in other countries or regions. Securities in some of the underlying funds may underperform securities in comparison to general financial markets, a particular financial market or other asset classes, due to a number of factors, including inflation, interest rates, global demand for particular products or resources, natural disasters or events, terrorism, regulatory events and government controls.

Foreign Securities and Emerging Markets Risk. Investments in foreign currencies and foreign issuers are subject to additional risks, including political and economic risks, greater volatility, civil conflicts and war, sanctions or other measures by the United States or other governments, liquidity risks, currency fluctuations, higher transaction costs, delayed settlement, possible foreign controls on investment, expropriation and nationalization risks, and less stringent investor protection and disclosure standards of foreign markets. In certain markets where securities and other instruments are not traded “delivery versus payment,” an underlying fund may not receive timely payment for securities or other instruments it has delivered or

receive delivery of securities paid for and may be subject to increased risk that the counterparty will fail to make payments or delivery when due or default completely. Events and evolving conditions in certain economies or markets may alter the risks associated with investments tied to countries or regions that historically were perceived as comparatively stable becoming riskier and more volatile.

These risks are magnified in countries in “emerging markets.” Emerging market countries typically have less-established market economies than developed countries and may face greater social, economic, regulatory and political uncertainties. In addition, emerging markets typically present greater illiquidity and price volatility concerns due to smaller or limited local capital markets and greater difficulty in determining market valuations of securities due to limited public information on issuers.

Real Estate Securities Risk. The Fund may be exposed through its direct investments or investments in underlying funds to real estate securities, including real estate investment trusts (REITs). These securities are subject to the same risks as direct investments in real estate and mortgages, which include, but are not limited to, sensitivity to changes in real estate values and property taxes, interest rate risk, tax and regulatory risk, fluctuations in rent schedules and operating expenses, adverse changes in local, regional or general economic conditions, deterioration of the real estate market and the financial circumstances of tenants and sellers, unfavorable changes in zoning, building, environmental and other laws, the need for unanticipated renovations, unexpected increases in the cost of energy, environmental factors and, in the case of mortgages, credit risk, prepayment risk and extension risk. In addition, investments in REITS are subject to risks associated with management skill and creditworthiness of the issuer and underlying funds will indirectly bear their proportionate share of expenses, including management fees, paid by each REIT in which they invest in addition to the expenses of the underlying funds. Certain underlying funds are highly concentrated in real estate securities, including REITs.

Derivatives Risk. The underlying funds and the Fund may use derivatives, including futures contracts and exchange traded futures. Derivatives may be riskier than other investments and may increase the volatility of the Fund and the underlying funds. Derivatives may be sensitive to changes in economic and market conditions and may create leverage, which could result in losses that significantly exceed the Fund’s or an underlying fund’s original investment. Derivatives expose the Fund and the underlying funds to counterparty risk, which is the risk that the derivative counterparty will not fulfill its contractual obligation (including credit risk associated with the counterparty.) Certain derivatives are synthetic instruments that attempt to replicate the performance of certain reference assets. With regard to

 

 

 
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such derivatives, the Fund or the underlying fund do not have a claim on the reference assets and are subject to enhanced counterparty risk. Derivatives may not perform as expected, so the Fund and the underlying funds may not realize the intended benefits. When used for hedging, the change in value of a derivative may not correlate as expected with the security or other risk being hedged. In addition, given their complexity, derivatives expose the Fund and underlying funds to risks of mispricing or improper valuation.

Commodity Risk. Exposure to commodities, commodity-related securities and derivatives may subject the Fund to greater volatility than investments in traditional securities, particularly if the instruments involve leverage. The value of commodity-linked investments may be affected by changes in overall market movements, commodity index volatility, changes in interest rates, or factors affecting a particular industry or commodity, such as drought, floods, weather, livestock disease, embargoes, tariffs and international economic, political and regulatory developments. In addition, to the extent that an underlying fund gains exposure to an asset through synthetic replication by investing in commodity-linked investments rather than directly in the asset, it may not have a claim on the applicable underlying asset and will be subject to enhanced counterparty risk.

Inflation Managed Strategy Risk. The Fund may invest in underlying funds that utilize derivatives and debt securities to mimic a portfolio of inflation-protected bonds. There is no guarantee that this strategy will be effective. In addition, the Fund may be exposed to inflation-protected securities. Unlike conventional bonds, the principal and interest payments on inflation-protected securities such as Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) are adjusted periodically to a specified rate of inflation (i.e., Non-Seasonally Adjusted Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI-U)). Exposure to TIPS and other inflation-linked debt securities are subject to the effects of changes in market interest rates caused by factors other than inflation (real interest rates). In general, the price of a TIPS tends to decline when real interest rates increase.

Securities and Financial Instruments Risk. The Fund’s direct investments in securities and financial instruments are subject to additional risks specific to their structure, sector or market (e.g., futures and swaps on foreign securities are subject to foreign investment, emerging market and derivative risks; debt securities are subject to credit risk).

Industry and Sector Focus Risk. At times the underlying funds and the Fund may increase the relative emphasis of its investments in a particular industry or sector. The prices of securities of issuers in a particular industry or sector may be more susceptible to fluctuations due to changes in economic or business conditions, government regulations, availability of basic resources or supplies, or other events that affect that industry or sector more than securities of issuers in other industries and

sectors. To the extent that the underlying funds and the Fund increase the relative emphasis of its investments in a particular industry or sector, its shares’ values may fluctuate in response to events affecting that industry or sector.

Transactions Risk. The Fund could experience a loss and its liquidity may be negatively impacted when selling securities to meet redemption requests by shareholders. The risk of loss increases if the redemption requests are unusually large or frequent or occur in times of overall market turmoil or declining prices. Similarly, large purchases of Fund shares may adversely affect the Fund’s performance to the extent that the Fund is delayed in investing new cash and is required to maintain a larger cash position than it ordinarily would.

 

Investments in the Fund are not deposits or obligations of, or guaranteed or endorsed by, any bank and are not insured or guaranteed by the FDIC, the Federal Reserve Board or any other government agency.

You could lose money investing in the Fund.

The Fund’s Past Performance

This section provides some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund. The bar chart shows how the performance of the Fund’s Institutional Class Shares has varied from year to year for the past nine calendar years. The table shows the average annual total returns for the past one year, five years and life of the Fund. It compares that performance to the S&P Target Date 2020 Index, a broad-based securities market index, and the Lipper Mixed-Asset Target 2020 Funds Index, an index based on the total returns of certain mutual funds within the Fund’s designated category as determined by Lipper. Unlike the S&P index, the Lipper index includes the fees and expenses of the mutual funds included in the index. Past performance (before and after taxes) is not necessarily an indication of how any class of the Fund will perform in the future. Updated performance information is available by visiting www.jpmorganfunds.com or by calling 1-800-480-4111.

 

 

 
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Best Quarter    2nd quarter, 2009      15.77%  
Worst Quarter    4th quarter, 2008      –15.58%  

The Fund’s year-to-date total return through 9/30/16 was 6.25%.

 

AVERAGE ANNUAL TOTAL RETURNS

(For periods ended December 31, 2015)

 
     Past
1 Year
    Past
5 Years
    Life of
Fund

(since
5/15/06)
 
INSTITUTIONAL CLASS SHARES        
Return Before Taxes     (0.76 )%      6.54     5.61
Return After Taxes on Distributions     (1.85     5.38        4.43   
Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares     (0.09     4.71        4.05   
CLASS A SHARES        
Return Before Taxes     (5.43     5.30        4.79   
CLASS C SHARES        
Return Before Taxes     (2.65     5.58        4.66   
SELECT CLASS SHARES        
Return Before Taxes     (0.89     6.38        5.45   
S&P TARGET DATE 2020 INDEX        

(Reflects No Deduction for Fees,

Expenses or Taxes)

    0.06        6.56        5.27   
LIPPER MIXED-ASSET TARGET 2020 FUNDS INDEX1        
(Reflects No Deduction for Taxes)     (0.99     5.64        4.77   

 

After-tax returns are shown only for the Institutional Class Shares and after-tax returns for the other classes will vary. After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on your tax situation and may differ from those shown. The after-tax returns are not relevant to investors who hold their shares through tax-deferred arrangements such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.

 

1 The Fund commenced operations on 5/15/06. Performance for the benchmark is from 5/31/06.

Management

J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc.

 

Portfolio Manager   Managed
Fund  Since
   Primary Title with
Investment Adviser
Jeffrey A. Geller   2008    Managing Director
Anne Lester   2006    Managing Director
Michael Schoenhaut   2006    Managing Director
Daniel Oldroyd   2010    Managing Director
Eric J. Bernbaum   2014    Vice President

Purchase and Sale of Fund Shares

Purchase minimums

 

For Class A and Class C Shares   

To establish an account

     $500   

To add to an account

     $50   
For Select Class Shares   

To establish an account

     $1,000,000   

To add to an account

     No minimum levels   
For Institutional Class Shares   

To establish an account

     $3,000,000   

To add to an account

     No minimum levels   

In general, you may purchase or redeem shares on any business day:

 

 

Through your Financial Intermediary

 

By writing to J.P. Morgan Funds Services, P.O. Box 8528, Boston, MA 02266-8528

 

After you open an account, by calling J.P. Morgan Funds Services at 1-800-480-4111

 

 

 

 
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Tax Information

The Fund intends to make distributions that may be taxed as ordinary income or capital gains, except when your investment is in an IRA, 401(k) plan or other tax-advantaged investment plan, in which case you may be subject to federal income tax upon withdrawal from the tax-advantaged investment plan.

 

Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries

If you purchase shares of the Fund through a broker-dealer or other financial intermediary (such as a bank), the Fund and its related companies may pay the financial intermediary for the sale of Fund shares and related services. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or financial intermediary and your salesperson to recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your salesperson or visit your financial intermediary’s website for more information.

 

 

 
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JPMorgan SmartRetirement® 2025 Fund

 

Class/Ticker:

A/JNSAX; C/JNSCX; Select/JNSSX; Institutional/JNSIX

What is the goal of the Fund?

The Fund seeks high total return with a shift to current income and some capital appreciation over time as the Fund approaches and passes the target retirement date.

Fees and Expenses of the Fund

The following tables describe the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy and hold shares of the Fund. You may qualify for sales charge discounts on purchases of Class A Shares if you and your family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $100,000 in the J.P. Morgan Funds. More information about these and other discounts is available from your financial intermediary and in “Investing with J.P. Morgan Funds — SALES CHARGES AND FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARY COMPENSATION” on page 108 of the prospectus and in “PURCHASES, REDEMPTIONS AND EXCHANGES” in Appendix A to Part II of the Statement of Additional Information.

 

SHAREHOLDER FEES (Fees paid directly from your investment)
     Class A   Class C   Select
Class
  Institutional
Class
Maximum Sales Charge (Load) Imposed on Purchases as % of Offering Price   4.50%   NONE   NONE   NONE
Maximum Deferred Sales Charge (Load) as % of Original Cost of the Shares   NONE   1.00%   NONE   NONE
    (under
$1 million)
           

“Acquired Fund (Underlying Fund) Fees and Expenses” are expenses incurred indirectly by the Fund through its ownership of shares in other investment companies, including affiliated money market funds, other mutual funds, exchange-traded funds and business development companies. The impact of Acquired Fund (Underlying Fund) Fees and Expenses is included in the total returns of the Fund. Acquired Fund (Underlying Fund) Fees and Expenses are not direct costs of the Fund, are not used to calculate the Fund’s net asset value per share and are not included in the calculation of the ratio of expenses to average net assets shown in the Financial Highlights section of the Fund’s prospectus.

ANNUAL FUND OPERATING EXPENSES

(Expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value
of your investment)

 
     Class A     Class C     Select
Class
    Institutional
Class
 
Management Fees     NONE        NONE        NONE        NONE   
Distribution (Rule 12b-1) Fees     0.25     0.75     NONE        NONE   
Other Expenses     0.31        0.34        0.31     0.15

Shareholder Service Fees

    0.25        0.25        0.25        0.10   

Remainder of Other Expenses

    0.06        0.09        0.06        0.05   
Acquired Fund (Underlying Fund) Fees and Expenses     0.52        0.52        0.52        0.52   
   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses     1.08        1.61        0.83        0.67   
Fee Waivers and Expense Reimbursements1     (0.24     (0.12     (0.09     (0.05
   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses After Fee Waivers and Expense Reimbursement1     0.84        1.49        0.74        0.62   

 

1 The Fund’s adviser and/or its affiliates have contractually agreed to waive fees and/or reimburse expenses to the extent Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses (excluding Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses, other than certain money market fund fees as described below, dividend and interest expenses related to short sales, interest, taxes, expenses related to litigation and potential litigation, and extraordinary expenses) exceed 0.32%, 0.97%, 0.22%, and 0.10% of the average daily net assets of the Class A, Class C, Select Class, and Institutional Class Shares, respectively. The Fund may invest in one or more money market funds advised by the Adviser or its affiliates (affiliated money market funds). The Fund’s shareholder servicing agent has contractually agreed to waive fees and/or reimburse expenses in an amount sufficient to offset the respective net fees it collects from the affiliated money market funds on the Fund’s investment in such money market funds. These waivers are in effect through 10/31/17, at which time the adviser and/or its affiliates will determine whether to renew or revise them.

Example

This Example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the Fund’s operating expenses are equal to the total annual fund operating expenses after fee waivers and expense reimbursements shown

 

 

 
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in the fee table through 10/31/17 and total annual fund operating expenses thereafter. Your actual costs may be higher or lower.

 

IF YOU SELL YOUR SHARES, YOUR COST WOULD BE:  
     1 Year     3 Years     5 Years     10 Years  
CLASS A SHARES ($)     532        755        996        1,687   
CLASS C SHARES ($)     252        496        865        1,901   
SELECT CLASS SHARES ($)     76        256        452        1,017   
INSTITUTIONAL CLASS SHARES ($)     63        209        368        830   

 

IF YOU DO NOT SELL YOUR SHARES, YOUR COST
WOULD BE:
 
     1 Year     3 Years     5 Years     10 Years  
CLASS A SHARES ($)     532        755        996        1,687   
CLASS C SHARES ($)     152        496        865        1,901   
SELECT CLASS SHARES ($)     76        256        452        1,017   
INSTITUTIONAL CLASS SHARES ($)     63        209        368        830   

Portfolio Turnover

The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the Example, affect the Fund’s performance. During the Fund’s most recent fiscal year, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 17% of the average value of its portfolio.

 

 

 
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What are the Fund’s main investment strategies?

The JPMorgan SmartRetirement® 2025 Fund is a “fund of funds” that invests in other J.P. Morgan Funds (underlying funds), and is generally intended for investors expecting to retire around the year 2025 (target retirement date). The Fund is designed to provide exposure to a variety of asset classes through investments in underlying funds, and over time the Fund’s

asset allocation strategy will change. The “glide path” depicted in the chart below shows how the Fund’s strategic target allocations among asset and sub-asset classes generally become more conservative as the target retirement date approaches (i.e., more emphasis on fixed income and less on equity). The table accompanying the chart is simply the glide path in tabular form.

 

 

LOGO

 

Strategic Target Allocations1  
Years to Target Date   40+     35     30     25     20     15     10     5     0     -5     -10  
Equity     86.0     86.0     86.0     86.0     79.0     72.0     62.0     52.0     36.0     36.0     36.0

U.S. Large Cap Equity Funds

    41.5     41.5     41.5     41.5     38.2     34.9     30.2     25.4     17.5     17.5     17.5

U.S. Small/Mid Cap Equity Funds

    9.5     9.5     9.5     9.5     8.8     8.1     6.9     5.6     3.8     3.8     3.8

REIT Funds

    5.3     5.3     5.3     5.3     4.8     4.3     3.8     3.3     2.3     2.3     2.3

International Equity Funds

    21.5     21.5     21.5     21.5     19.8     18.0     15.5     13.0     9.0     9.0     9.0

Emerging Markets Equity Funds

    8.3     8.3     8.3     8.3     7.5     6.8     5.8     4.8     3.5     3.5     3.5
Commodities     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.5     1.5     1.5     1.5

Commodities Funds

    0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.5     1.5     1.5     1.5
Fixed Income     14.0     14.0     14.0     14.0     21.0     28.0     38.0     47.5     52.5     52.5     52.5

U.S. Fixed Income Funds

    9.5     9.5     9.5     9.5     16.0     22.5     31.8     36.5     34.5     34.5     34.5

Inflation Managed Funds

    0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     3.0     7.5     7.5     7.5

High Yield Funds

    3.0     3.0     3.0     3.0     3.3     3.5     4.0     5.5     7.8     7.8     7.8

Emerging Markets Debt Funds

    1.5     1.5     1.5     1.5     1.8     2.0     2.3     2.5     2.8     2.8     2.8
Money Market Funds/Cash and Cash Equivalents     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     10.0     10.0     10.0

Money Market Funds/Cash and Cash Equivalents

    0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     10.0     10.0     10.0

Note: Above allocations may not sum up to 100% due to rounding.

 

  1 As of the date of this prospectus, the Fund utilizes underlying funds and, to a lesser extent, direct investments in exchange-traded funds to implement its strategic target allocations although the Fund also has flexibility to utilize other direct investments in securities and derivatives to implement its strategic target allocations in the future.

 

 
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The glide path shows the Fund’s long term strategic target allocations as of the date of this prospectus. The Fund’s actual allocations may differ due to changes to these strategic target allocations or due to tactical allocations. In establishing the Fund’s strategic target allocations, the Adviser focuses on asset classes and underlying funds that the Adviser believes will outperform the S&P Target Date 2025 Index (the Fund’s benchmark) and peer group over the long term. The Adviser will use tactical allocations to take advantage of short to intermediate term opportunities through a combination of positions in underlying funds and direct investments, including derivatives.

The Adviser will review the Fund’s strategic target allocations shown in the glide path at least annually (generally, in the first quarter of each calendar year), and may adjust the targets in its discretion, consistent with the Fund’s investment strategy. These changes might include modifying the existing strategic target allocations among the asset and sub-asset classes or, among other things, adding or removing asset and sub-asset classes or maintaining long-term strategic target allocations for longer or shorter periods of time. Consistent with this strategy, the Fund’s strategic target allocations shown in the glide path and table above may be different from the Fund’s actual strategic target allocations by +/- 5% for the equity, fixed income, money market/cash and cash equivalents and commodity asset and sub-asset classes. Additionally, as a result of short to intermediate term tactical allocations, the Fund may deviate from the strategic target allocations at any given time by up to +/- 15% for equity and fixed income, +/- 20% for money market/cash and cash equivalents and +/- 5% for commodity asset and sub-asset classes. The Adviser will review its tactical decisions on a periodic basis and may make modifications in its discretion.

As a result of the Adviser’s ability to make these modifications, the Fund’s actual allocations may differ from what is shown in the glide path and table above. Updated information concerning the Fund’s strategic target allocations and actual allocations to underlying funds and investments is available in the Fund’s shareholder reports and on the Fund’s website from time to time.

The Fund is a “to” target date fund. This means that the Fund intends to reach its most conservative strategic target allocations by the end of the year of the target retirement date. When the strategic target allocations of the Fund are substantially the same as those of the JPMorgan SmartRetirement Income Fund, the Fund may be merged into the JPMorgan SmartRetirement Income Fund at the discretion of the Fund’s Board of Trustees.

In addition to investing in J.P. Morgan Funds, the Fund may invest directly in securities and other financial instruments, including derivatives. Derivatives are instruments that have a value based on another instrument, exchange rate or index.

The Fund may use derivatives such as futures contracts to gain exposure to, or to overweight or underweight its investments among, various sectors or markets. The Fund may also use exchange traded futures for cash management and to gain market exposure pending investment in underlying funds.

The Fund’s Main Investment Risks

The Fund is subject to management risk and may not achieve its objective if the Adviser’s expectations regarding particular instruments or markets are not met. The Fund is exposed to the risks summarized below through both its investments in underlying funds and its direct investments.

 

An investment in this Fund or any other fund may not provide a complete investment program. The suitability of an investment in the Fund should be considered based on the investment objective, strategies and risks described in this prospectus, considered in light of all of the other investments in your portfolio, as well as your risk tolerance, financial goals and time horizons. You may want to consult with a financial advisor to determine if this Fund is suitable for you.

The Fund is subject to the main risks noted below, any of which may adversely affect the Fund’s performance and ability to meet its investment objective.

Investment Risk. The Fund is not a complete retirement program and there is no guarantee that the Fund will provide sufficient retirement income to an investor. Meeting your retirement goals is dependent upon many factors including the amount you save and the period over which you do so. You should consider your expected retirement date, individual retirement needs (i.e., how much money you expect to need), other expected income after retirement, inflation, other assets, and risk tolerance in choosing whether to invest in the Fund. Your risk tolerance may change over time and the Adviser may change the Fund’s strategic target allocation model. It is important that you re-evaluate your investment in the Fund periodically.

Investments in Mutual Funds Risk. The Fund invests in other J.P. Morgan Funds as a primary strategy, so the Fund’s investment performance and risks are directly related to the performance and risks of the underlying funds. Shareholders will indirectly bear the expenses charged by the underlying funds. Because the Fund’s Adviser or its affiliates provide services to and receive fees from the underlying funds, the Fund’s investments in the underlying funds benefit the Adviser and/or its affiliates. In addition, the Fund may hold a significant percentage of the shares of an underlying fund. As a result, the Fund’s investments in an underlying fund may create a conflict of interest.

Tactical Allocation Risk. The Adviser has discretion to make short to intermediate term tactical allocations that increase or decrease the exposure to asset classes and investments shown

 

 

 
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in the glide path. The Fund’s tactical allocation strategy may not be successful in adding value, may increase losses to the Fund and/or cause the Fund to have a risk profile different than that portrayed in the glide path from time to time.

Equity Securities Risk. Investments in equity securities (such as stocks) are more volatile and carry more risks than some other forms of investment. The price of equity securities may rise or fall because of economic or political changes or changes in a company’s financial condition, sometimes rapidly or unpredictably. These price movements may result from factors affecting individual companies, sectors or industries selected for the Fund’s or the underlying fund’s portfolio or the securities market as a whole, such as changes in economic or political conditions. When the value of such securities goes down, the Fund’s investment decreases in value.

Income Securities Risk. Investments in income securities are subject to interest rate risk and credit risk. The Fund’s exposure to bonds and other debt securities will change in value based on changes in interest rates. Securities with greater interest rate sensitivity and longer maturities generally are subject to greater fluctuations in value. Certain underlying funds invest in variable and floating rate loan assignments and participations (Loans) and other variable and floating rate securities. Although these instruments are generally less sensitive to interest rate changes than other fixed rate instruments, the value of floating rate Loans and other securities may decline if their interest rates do not rise as quickly, or as much, as general interest rates. Given the historically low interest rate environment, risks associated with rising rates are heightened.

Income securities are also subject to the risk that issuers and/or counterparties will fail to make payments when due or default completely. Prices of the Fund’s investments may be adversely affected if any of the issuers or counterparties it is invested in are subject to an actual or perceived deterioration in their credit quality. Credit spreads may increase, which may reduce the market values of the Fund’s securities. Credit spread risk is the risk that economic and market conditions or any actual or perceived credit deterioration may lead to an increase in the credit spreads (i.e., the difference in yield between two securities of similar maturity but different credit quality) and a decline in price of the issuer’s securities.

Certain underlying funds invest in mortgage-related and asset-backed securities including so-called “sub-prime” mortgages that are subject to certain other risks including prepayment and call risks. When mortgages and other obligations are prepaid and when securities are called, an underlying fund may have to reinvest in securities with a lower yield or fail to recover additional amounts (i.e., premiums) paid for securities with higher interest rates, resulting in an unexpected capital loss and/or a decrease in the amount of dividends and yield. Mortgage-related and asset-backed securities may decline in value, face

valuation difficulties, be more volatile and/or be illiquid. The risk of default for “sub-prime” mortgages is generally higher than other types of mortgage-backed securities. The structure of some of these securities may be complex and there may be less available information than other types of debt securities.

Some of the underlying funds invest in securities issued or guaranteed by the U.S. government or its agencies and instrumentalities (such as securities issued by the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae), the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) or the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac)). Securities, such as those issued or guaranteed by Ginnie Mae or the U.S. Treasury, that are backed by the full faith and credit of the United States are guaranteed only as to the timely payment of interest and principal when held to maturity and the market prices for such securities will fluctuate. Notwithstanding that these securities are backed by the full faith and credit of the United States, circumstances could arise that would prevent the payment of principal and interest. This would result in losses to an underlying fund. Securities issued by U.S. government related organizations, such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, are not backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government and no assurance can be given that the U.S. government will provide financial support. Therefore, U.S. government-related organizations may not have the funds to meet their payment obligations in the future.

The issuer of certain securities may repay principal in advance, especially when yields fall. Changes in the rate at which prepayments occur can affect the return on investment of these securities. When debt obligations are prepaid or when securities are called, the Fund or underlying fund also may fail to recover additional amounts (i.e., premiums) paid for securities with higher coupons, resulting in an unexpected capital loss.

High Yield Securities and Loan Risk. Certain underlying funds invest in junk bonds, Loans and instruments that are issued by companies that are highly leveraged, less creditworthy or financially distressed. These investments are considered to be speculative and may be subject to greater risk of loss, greater sensitivity to economic changes, valuation difficulties, and potential illiquidity. Such investments are subject to additional risks including subordination to other creditors, no collateral or limited rights in collateral, lack of a regular trading market, extended settlement periods, liquidity risks, prepayment risks, potentially less protections under the federal securities laws and lack of publicly available information. High yield securities and Loans that are deemed to be liquid at the time of purchase may become illiquid.

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investments. The inability to dispose of the underlying fund’s securities and other investments in a timely fashion could result in losses to the Fund and underlying fund. Because some instruments may have a more limited secondary market, liquidity risk is more pronounced for certain underlying funds than for underlying funds that invest primarily in other types of fixed income instruments or equity securities. When Loans and other instruments are prepaid, an underlying fund may have to reinvest in securities with a lower yield or fail to recover additional amounts (i.e., premiums) paid for these securities, resulting in an unexpected capital loss and/or a decrease in the amount of dividends and yield. Certain Loans may not be considered securities under the federal securities laws and, therefore, investments in such Loans may not be subject to certain protections under those laws. In addition, the adviser may not have access to material non-public information to which other investors may have access.

General Market Risk. Economies and financial markets throughout the world are becoming increasingly interconnected, which increases the likelihood that events or conditions in one country or region will adversely impact markets or issuers in other countries or regions. Securities in some of the underlying funds may underperform securities in comparison to general financial markets, a particular financial market or other asset classes, due to a number of factors, including inflation, interest rates, global demand for particular products or resources, natural disasters or events, terrorism, regulatory events and government controls.

Foreign Securities and Emerging Markets Risk. Investments in foreign currencies and foreign issuers are subject to additional risks, including political and economic risks, greater volatility, civil conflicts and war, sanctions or other measures by the United States or other governments, liquidity risks, currency fluctuations, higher transaction costs, delayed settlement, possible foreign controls on investment, expropriation and nationalization risks, and less stringent investor protection and disclosure standards of foreign markets. In certain markets where securities and other instruments are not traded “delivery versus payment,” an underlying fund may not receive timely payment for securities or other instruments it has delivered or receive delivery of securities paid for and may be subject to increased risk that the counterparty will fail to make payments or delivery when due or default completely. Events and evolving conditions in certain economies or markets may alter the risks associated with investments tied to countries or regions that historically were perceived as comparatively stable becoming riskier and more volatile.

These risks are magnified in countries in “emerging markets.” Emerging market countries typically have less-established market economies than developed countries and may face greater social, economic, regulatory and political uncertainties. In addition, emerging markets typically present greater

illiquidity and price volatility concerns due to smaller or limited local capital markets and greater difficulty in determining market valuations of securities due to limited public information on issuers.

Real Estate Securities Risk. The Fund may be exposed through its direct investments or investments in underlying funds to real estate securities, including real estate investment trusts (REITs). These securities are subject to the same risks as direct investments in real estate and mortgages, which include, but are not limited to, sensitivity to changes in real estate values and property taxes, interest rate risk, tax and regulatory risk, fluctuations in rent schedules and operating expenses, adverse changes in local, regional or general economic conditions, deterioration of the real estate market and the financial circumstances of tenants and sellers, unfavorable changes in zoning, building, environmental and other laws, the need for unanticipated renovations, unexpected increases in the cost of energy, environmental factors and, in the case of mortgages, credit risk, prepayment risk and extension risk. In addition, investments in REITS are subject to risks associated with management skill and creditworthiness of the issuer and underlying funds will indirectly bear their proportionate share of expenses, including management fees, paid by each REIT in which they invest in addition to the expenses of the underlying funds. Certain underlying funds are highly concentrated in real estate securities, including REITs.

Smaller Company Risk. Investments in smaller companies may be riskier, less liquid, more volatile and more vulnerable to economic, market and industry changes than investment in larger, more established companies. The securities of smaller companies may trade less frequently and in smaller volumes than securities of larger companies. As a result, changes in the price of debt or equity issued by such companies may be more sudden or erratic than the prices of other securities, especially over the short term.

Derivatives Risk. The underlying funds and the Fund may use derivatives, including futures contracts and exchange traded futures. Derivatives may be riskier than other investments and may increase the volatility of the Fund and the underlying funds. Derivatives may be sensitive to changes in economic and market conditions and may create leverage, which could result in losses that significantly exceed the Fund’s or an underlying fund’s original investment. Derivatives expose the Fund and the underlying funds to counterparty risk, which is the risk that the derivative counterparty will not fulfill its contractual obligation (including credit risk associated with the counterparty.) Certain derivatives are synthetic instruments that attempt to replicate the performance of certain reference assets. With regard to such derivatives, the Fund or the underlying fund do not have a claim on the reference assets and are subject to enhanced counterparty risk. Derivatives may not perform as expected, so the Fund and the underlying funds may not realize the intended

 

 

 
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benefits. When used for hedging, the change in value of a derivative may not correlate as expected with the security or other risk being hedged. In addition, given their complexity, derivatives expose the Fund and underlying funds to risks of mispricing or improper valuation.

Commodity Risk. Exposure to commodities, commodity-related securities and derivatives may subject the Fund to greater volatility than investments in traditional securities, particularly if the instruments involve leverage. The value of commodity-linked investments may be affected by changes in overall market movements, commodity index volatility, changes in interest rates, or factors affecting a particular industry or commodity, such as drought, floods, weather, livestock disease, embargoes, tariffs and international economic, political and regulatory developments. In addition, to the extent that an underlying fund gains exposure to an asset through synthetic replication by investing in commodity-linked investments rather than directly in the asset, it may not have a claim on the applicable underlying asset and will be subject to enhanced counterparty risk.

Inflation Managed Strategy Risk. The Fund may invest in underlying funds that utilize derivatives and debt securities to mimic a portfolio of inflation-protected bonds. There is no guarantee that this strategy will be effective. In addition, the Fund may be exposed to inflation-protected securities. Unlike conventional bonds, the principal and interest payments on inflation-protected securities such as Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) are adjusted periodically to a specified rate of inflation (i.e., Non-Seasonally Adjusted Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI-U)). Exposure to TIPS and other inflation-linked debt securities are subject to the effects of changes in market interest rates caused by factors other than inflation (real interest rates). In general, the price of a TIPS tends to decline when real interest rates increase.

Securities and Financial Instruments Risk. The Fund’s direct investments in securities and financial instruments are subject to additional risks specific to their structure, sector or market (e.g., futures and swaps on foreign securities are subject to foreign investment, emerging market and derivative risks; debt securities are subject to credit risk).

Industry and Sector Focus Risk. At times the underlying funds and the Fund may increase the relative emphasis of its investments in a particular industry or sector. The prices of securities of issuers in a particular industry or sector may be more susceptible to fluctuations due to changes in economic or business conditions, government regulations, availability of basic resources or supplies, or other events that affect that industry or sector more than securities of issuers in other industries and sectors. To the extent that the underlying funds and the Fund increase the relative emphasis of its investments in a particular industry or sector, its shares’ values may fluctuate in response to events affecting that industry or sector.

Transactions Risk. The Fund could experience a loss and its liquidity may be negatively impacted when selling securities to meet redemption requests by shareholders. The risk of loss increases if the redemption requests are unusually large or frequent or occur in times of overall market turmoil or declining prices. Similarly, large purchases of Fund shares may adversely affect the Fund’s performance to the extent that the Fund is delayed in investing new cash and is required to maintain a larger cash position than it ordinarily would.

 

Investments in the Fund are not deposits or obligations of, or guaranteed or endorsed by, any bank and are not insured or guaranteed by the FDIC, the Federal Reserve Board or any other government agency.

You could lose money investing in the Fund.

The Fund’s Past Performance

This section provides some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund. The bar chart shows how the performance of the Fund’s Select Class Shares has varied from year to year for the past eight calendar years. The table shows the average annual total returns for the past one year, five years and life of the Fund. It compares that performance to the S&P Target Date 2025 Index, a broad-based securities market index, and the Lipper Mixed-Asset Target 2025 Funds Average, an index based on the total returns of all mutual funds within the Fund’s designated category as determined by Lipper. Unlike the S&P index, the Lipper index includes the fees and expenses of the mutual funds included in the index. Past performance (before and after taxes) is not necessarily an indication of how any class of the Fund will perform in the future. Updated performance information is available by visiting www.jpmorganfunds.com or by calling 1-800-480-4111.

 

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Best Quarter    2nd quarter, 2009      17.12%   
Worst Quarter    4th quarter, 2008      –17.40%   
 

 

 
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The Fund’s year-to-date total return through 9/30/16 was 6.02%.

 

AVERAGE ANNUAL TOTAL RETURNS

(For periods ended December 31, 2015)

 
     Past
1 Year
    Past
5 Years
    Life of
Fund
(since
7/31/07)
 
SELECT CLASS SHARES        
Return Before Taxes     (1.02 )%      7.00     4.92
Return After Taxes on Distributions     (2.00     5.87        3.90   
Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares     (0.21     5.13        3.54   
CLASS A SHARES        
Return Before Taxes     (5.64     5.91        4.20   
CLASS C SHARES        
Return Before Taxes     (2.80     6.20        4.14   
INSTITUTIONAL CLASS SHARES        
Return Before Taxes     (0.94     7.14        5.07   
S&P TARGET DATE 2025 INDEX        
(Reflects No Deduction for Fees, Expenses or Taxes)     (0.00 )1      6.96        4.53   
LIPPER MIXED-ASSET TARGET 2025 FUNDS AVERAGE        
(Reflects No Deduction for Taxes)     (1.56     6.22        3.78   

After-tax returns are shown only for the Select Class Shares and after-tax returns for the other classes will vary. After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on your tax situation and may differ from those shown. The after-tax returns are not relevant to investors who hold their shares through tax-deferred arrangements such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.

 

1 Amount rounds to less than 0.005%.

Management

J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc.

 

Portfolio Manager   Managed
Fund  Since
   Primary Title with
Investment Adviser
Jeffrey A. Geller   2008    Managing Director
Anne Lester   2007    Managing Director
Michael Schoenhaut   2007    Managing Director
Daniel Oldroyd   2010    Managing Director
Eric J. Bernbaum   2014    Vice President

Purchase and Sale of Fund Shares

Purchase minimums

 

For Class A and Class C Shares   

To establish an account

     $500   

To add to an account

     $50   
For Select Class Shares   

To establish an account

     $1,000,000   

To add to an account

     No minimum levels   
For Institutional Class Shares   

To establish an account

     $3,000,000   

To add to an account

     No minimum levels   

In general, you may purchase or redeem shares on any business day:

 

 

Through your Financial Intermediary

 

By writing to J.P. Morgan Funds Services, P.O. Box 8528, Boston, MA 02266-8528

 

After you open an account, by calling J.P. Morgan Funds Services at 1-800-480-4111

Tax Information

The Fund intends to make distributions that may be taxed as ordinary income or capital gains, except when your investment is in an IRA, 401(k) plan or other tax-advantaged investment plan, in which case you may be subject to federal income tax upon withdrawal from the tax-advantaged investment plan.

Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries

If you purchase shares of the Fund through a broker-dealer or other financial intermediary (such as a bank), the Fund and its related companies may pay the financial intermediary for the sale of Fund shares and related services. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or financial intermediary and your salesperson to recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your salesperson or visit your financial intermediary’s website for more information.

 

 

 
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JPMorgan SmartRetirement® 2030 Fund

 

Class/Ticker:

A/JSMAX; C/JSMCX; Select/JSMSX; Institutional/JSMIX

What is the goal of the Fund?

The Fund seeks high total return with a shift to current income and some capital appreciation over time as the Fund approaches and passes the target retirement date.

Fees and Expenses of the Fund

The following tables describe the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy and hold shares of the Fund. You may qualify for sales charge discounts on purchases of Class A Shares if you and your family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $100,000 in the J.P. Morgan Funds. More information about these and other discounts is available from your financial intermediary and in “Investing with J.P. Morgan Funds — SALES CHARGES AND FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARY COMPENSATION” on page 108 of the prospectus and in “PURCHASES, REDEMPTIONS AND EXCHANGES” in Appendix A to Part II of the Statement of Additional Information.

 

SHAREHOLDER FEES (Fees paid directly from your investment)
     Class A   Class C   Select
Class
  Institutional
Class
Maximum Sales Charge (Load) Imposed on Purchases as % of Offering Price   4.50%   NONE   NONE   NONE
Maximum Deferred Sales Charge (Load) as % of Original Cost of the Shares   NONE   1.00%   NONE   NONE
    (under
$1 million)
           

“Acquired Fund (Underlying Fund) Fees and Expenses” are expenses incurred indirectly by the Fund through its ownership of shares in other investment companies, including affiliated money market funds, other mutual funds, exchange-traded funds and business development companies. The impact of Acquired Fund (Underlying Fund) Fees and Expenses is included in the total returns of the Fund. Acquired Fund (Underlying Fund) Fees and Expenses are not direct costs of the Fund, are not used to calculate the Fund’s net asset value per share and are not included in the calculation of the ratio of expenses to average net assets shown in the Financial Highlights section of the Fund’s prospectus.

ANNUAL FUND OPERATING EXPENSES

(Expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value
of your investment)

 
     Class A     Class C     Select
Class
    Institutional
Class
 
Management Fees     NONE        NONE        NONE        NONE   
Distribution (Rule 12b-1) Fees     0.25     0.75     NONE        NONE   
Other Expenses     0.33        0.36        0.32     0.15

Shareholder Service Fees

    0.25        0.25        0.25        0.10   

Remainder of Other Expenses

    0.08        0.11        0.07        0.05   
Acquired Fund (Underlying Fund) Fees and Expenses     0.54        0.54        0.54        0.54   
   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses     1.12        1.65        0.86        0.69   
Fee Waivers and Expense Reimbursements1     (0.26     (0.14     (0.10     (0.05
   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses After Fee Waivers and Expense Reimbursement1     0.86        1.51        0.76        0.64   

 

1 The Fund’s adviser and/or its affiliates have contractually agreed to waive fees and/or reimburse expenses to the extent Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses (excluding Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses, other than certain money market fund fees as described below, dividend and interest expenses related to short sales, interest, taxes, expenses related to litigation and potential litigation, and extraordinary expenses) exceed 0.32%, 0.97%, 0.22%, and 0.10% of the average daily net assets of the Class A, Class C, Select Class, and Institutional Class Shares, respectively. The Fund may invest in one or more money market funds advised by the Adviser or its affiliates (affiliated money market funds). The Fund’s shareholder servicing agent has contractually agreed to waive fees and/or reimburse expenses in an amount sufficient to offset the respective net fees it collects from the affiliated money market funds on the Fund’s investment in such money market funds. These waivers are in effect through 10/31/17, at which time the adviser and/or its affiliates will determine whether to renew or revise them.

Example

This Example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the Fund’s operating expenses are equal to the total annual fund operating expenses after fee waivers and expense reimbursements shown in the fee table through 10/31/17 and total annual

 

 

 
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fund operating expenses thereafter. Your actual costs may be higher or lower.

 

IF YOU SELL YOUR SHARES, YOUR COST WOULD BE:  
     1 Year     3 Years     5 Years     10 Years  
CLASS A SHARES ($)     534        765        1,015        1,730   
CLASS C SHARES ($)     254        507        884        1,943   
SELECT CLASS SHARES ($)     78        264        467        1,052   
INSTITUTIONAL CLASS SHARES ($)     65        216        379        854   

 

IF YOU DO NOT SELL YOUR SHARES, YOUR COST
WOULD BE:
 
     1 Year     3 Years     5 Years     10 Years  
CLASS A SHARES ($)     534        765        1,015        1,730   
CLASS C SHARES ($)     154        507        884        1,943   
SELECT CLASS SHARES ($)     78        264        467        1,052   
INSTITUTIONAL CLASS SHARES ($)     65        216        379        854   

Portfolio Turnover

The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the Example, affect the Fund’s performance. During the Fund’s most recent fiscal year, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 22% of the average value of its portfolio.

 

 

 
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What are the Fund’s main investment strategies?

The JPMorgan SmartRetirement® 2030 Fund is a “fund of funds” that invests in other J.P. Morgan Funds (underlying funds), and is generally intended for investors expecting to retire around the year 2030 (target retirement date). The Fund is designed to provide exposure to a variety of asset classes through investments in underlying funds, and over time the

Fund’s asset allocation strategy will change. The “glide path” depicted in the chart below shows how the Fund’s strategic target allocations among asset and sub-asset classes generally become more conservative as the target retirement date approaches (i.e., more emphasis on fixed income and less on equity). The table accompanying the chart is simply the glide path in tabular form.

 

 

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Strategic Target Allocations1  
Years to Target Date   40+     35     30     25     20     15     10     5     0     -5     -10  
Equity     86.0     86.0     86.0     86.0     79.0     72.0     62.0     52.0     36.0     36.0     36.0

U.S. Large Cap Equity Funds

    41.5     41.5     41.5     41.5     38.2     34.9     30.2     25.4     17.5     17.5     17.5

U.S. Small/Mid Cap Equity Funds

    9.5     9.5     9.5     9.5     8.8     8.1     6.9     5.6     3.8     3.8     3.8

REIT Funds

    5.3     5.3     5.3     5.3     4.8     4.3     3.8     3.3     2.3     2.3     2.3

International Equity Funds

    21.5     21.5     21.5     21.5     19.8     18.0     15.5     13.0     9.0     9.0     9.0

Emerging Markets Equity Funds

    8.3     8.3     8.3     8.3     7.5     6.8     5.8     4.8     3.5     3.5     3.5
Commodities     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.5     1.5     1.5     1.5

Commodities Funds

    0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.5     1.5     1.5     1.5
Fixed Income     14.0     14.0     14.0     14.0     21.0     28.0     38.0     47.5     52.5     52.5     52.5

U.S. Fixed Income Funds

    9.5     9.5     9.5     9.5     16.0     22.5     31.8     36.5     34.5     34.5     34.5

Inflation Managed Funds

    0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     3.0     7.5     7.5     7.5

High Yield Funds

    3.0     3.0     3.0     3.0     3.3     3.5     4.0     5.5     7.8     7.8     7.8

Emerging Markets Debt Funds

    1.5     1.5     1.5     1.5     1.8     2.0     2.3     2.5     2.8     2.8     2.8
Money Market Funds/Cash and Cash Equivalents     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     10.0     10.0     10.0

Money Market Funds/Cash and Cash Equivalents

    0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     10.0     10.0     10.0

Note: Above allocations may not sum up to 100% due to rounding.

 

  1 As of the date of this prospectus, the Fund utilizes underlying funds and, to a lesser extent, direct investments in exchange-traded funds to implement its strategic target allocations although the Fund also has flexibility to utilize other direct investments in securities and derivatives to implement its strategic target allocations in the future.

 

 
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The glide path shows the Fund’s long term strategic target allocations as of the date of this prospectus. The Fund’s actual allocations may differ due to changes to these strategic target allocations or due to tactical allocations. In establishing the Fund’s strategic target allocations, the Adviser focuses on asset classes and underlying funds that the Adviser believes will outperform the S&P Target Date 2030 Index (the Fund’s benchmark) and peer group over the long term. The Adviser will use tactical allocations to take advantage of short to intermediate term opportunities through a combination of positions in underlying funds and direct investments, including derivatives.

The Adviser will review the Fund’s strategic target allocations shown in the glide path at least annually (generally, in the first quarter of each calendar year), and may adjust the targets in its discretion, consistent with the Fund’s investment strategy. These changes might include modifying the existing strategic target allocations among the asset and sub-asset classes or, among other things, adding or removing asset and sub-asset classes or maintaining long-term strategic target allocations for longer or shorter periods of time. Consistent with this strategy, the Fund’s strategic target allocations shown in the glide path and table above may be different from the Fund’s actual strategic target allocations by +/- 5% for the equity, fixed income, money market/cash and cash equivalents and commodity asset and sub-asset classes. Additionally, as a result of short to intermediate term tactical allocations, the Fund may deviate from the strategic target allocations at any given time by up to +/- 15% for equity and fixed income, +/- 20% for money market/cash and cash equivalents and +/- 5% for commodity asset and sub-asset classes. The Adviser will review its tactical decisions on a periodic basis and may make modifications in its discretion.

As a result of the Adviser’s ability to make these modifications, the Fund’s actual allocations may differ from what is shown in the glide path and table above. Updated information concerning the Fund’s strategic target allocations and actual allocations to underlying funds and investments is available in the Fund’s shareholder reports and on the Fund’s website from time to time.

The Fund is a “to” target date fund. This means that the Fund intends to reach its most conservative strategic target allocations by the end of the year of the target retirement date. When the strategic target allocations of the Fund are substantially the same as those of the JPMorgan SmartRetirement Income Fund, the Fund may be merged into the JPMorgan SmartRetirement Income Fund at the discretion of the Fund’s Board of Trustees.

In addition to investing in J.P. Morgan Funds, the Fund may invest directly in securities and other financial instruments, including derivatives. Derivatives are instruments that have a value based on another instrument, exchange rate or index.

The Fund may use derivatives such as futures contracts to gain exposure to, or to overweight or underweight its investments among, various sectors or markets. The Fund may also use exchange traded futures for cash management and to gain market exposure pending investment in underlying funds.

The Fund’s Main Investment Risks

The Fund is subject to management risk and may not achieve its objective if the Adviser’s expectations regarding particular instruments or markets are not met. The Fund is exposed to the risks summarized below through both its investments in underlying funds and its direct investments.

 

An investment in this Fund or any other fund may not provide a complete investment program. The suitability of an investment in the Fund should be considered based on the investment objective, strategies and risks described in this prospectus, considered in light of all of the other investments in your portfolio, as well as your risk tolerance, financial goals and time horizons. You may want to consult with a financial advisor to determine if this Fund is suitable for you.

The Fund is subject to the main risks noted below, any of which may adversely affect the Fund’s performance and ability to meet its investment objective.

Investment Risk. The Fund is not a complete retirement program and there is no guarantee that the Fund will provide sufficient retirement income to an investor. Meeting your retirement goals is dependent upon many factors including the amount you save and the period over which you do so. You should consider your expected retirement date, individual retirement needs (i.e., how much money you expect to need), other expected income after retirement, inflation, other assets, and risk tolerance in choosing whether to invest in the Fund. Your risk tolerance may change over time and the Adviser may change the Fund’s strategic target allocation model. It is important that you re-evaluate your investment in the Fund periodically.

Investments in Mutual Funds Risk. The Fund invests in other J.P. Morgan Funds as a primary strategy, so the Fund’s investment performance and risks are directly related to the performance and risks of the underlying funds. Shareholders will indirectly bear the expenses charged by the underlying funds. Because the Fund’s Adviser or its affiliates provide services to and receive fees from the underlying funds, the Fund’s investments in the underlying funds benefit the Adviser and/or its affiliates. In addition, the Fund may hold a significant percentage of the shares of an underlying fund. As a result, the Fund’s investments in an underlying fund may create a conflict of interest.

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decrease the exposure to asset classes and investments shown in the glide path. The Fund’s tactical allocation strategy may not be successful in adding value, may increase losses to the Fund and/or cause the Fund to have a risk profile different than that portrayed in the glide path from time to time.

Equity Securities Risk. Investments in equity securities (such as stocks) are more volatile and carry more risks than some other forms of investment. The price of equity securities may rise or fall because of economic or political changes or changes in a company’s financial condition, sometimes rapidly or unpredictably. These price movements may result from factors affecting individual companies, sectors or industries selected for the Fund’s or the underlying fund’s portfolio or the securities market as a whole, such as changes in economic or political conditions. When the value of such securities goes down, the Fund’s investment decreases in value.

General Market Risk. Economies and financial markets throughout the world are becoming increasingly interconnected, which increases the likelihood that events or conditions in one country or region will adversely impact markets or issuers in other countries or regions. Securities in some of the underlying funds may underperform securities in comparison to general financial markets, a particular financial market or other asset classes, due to a number of factors, including inflation, interest rates, global demand for particular products or resources, natural disasters or events, terrorism, regulatory events and government controls.

Foreign Securities and Emerging Markets Risk. Investments in foreign currencies and foreign issuers are subject to additional risks, including political and economic risks, greater volatility, civil conflicts and war, sanctions or other measures by the United States or other governments, liquidity risks, currency fluctuations, higher transaction costs, delayed settlement, possible foreign controls on investment, expropriation and nationalization risks, and less stringent investor protection and disclosure standards of foreign markets. In certain markets where securities and other instruments are not traded “delivery versus payment,” an underlying fund may not receive timely payment for securities or other instruments it has delivered or receive delivery of securities paid for and may be subject to increased risk that the counterparty will fail to make payments or delivery when due or default completely. Events and evolving conditions in certain economies or markets may alter the risks associated with investments tied to countries or regions that historically were perceived as comparatively stable becoming riskier and more volatile.

These risks are magnified in countries in “emerging markets.” Emerging market countries typically have less-established market economies than developed countries and may face greater social, economic, regulatory and political uncertainties. In addition, emerging markets typically present greater illiquidity and

price volatility concerns due to smaller or limited local capital markets and greater difficulty in determining market valuations of securities due to limited public information on issuers.

Income Securities Risk. Investments in income securities are subject to interest rate risk and credit risk. The Fund’s exposure to bonds and other debt securities will change in value based on changes in interest rates. Securities with greater interest rate sensitivity and longer maturities generally are subject to greater fluctuations in value. Certain underlying funds invest in variable and floating rate loan assignments and participations (Loans) and other variable and floating rate securities. Although these instruments are generally less sensitive to interest rate changes than other fixed rate instruments, the value of floating rate Loans and other securities may decline if their interest rates do not rise as quickly, or as much, as general interest rates. Given the historically low interest rate environment, risks associated with rising rates are heightened.

Income securities are also subject to the risk that issuers and/or counterparties will fail to make payments when due or default completely. Prices of the Fund’s investments may be adversely affected if any of the issuers or counterparties it is invested in are subject to an actual or perceived deterioration in their credit quality. Credit spreads may increase, which may reduce the market values of the Fund’s securities. Credit spread risk is the risk that economic and market conditions or any actual or perceived credit deterioration may lead to an increase in the credit spreads (i.e., the difference in yield between two securities of similar maturity but different credit quality) and a decline in price of the issuer’s securities.

Certain underlying funds invest in mortgage-related and asset-backed securities including so-called “sub-prime” mortgages that are subject to certain other risks including prepayment and call risks. When mortgages and other obligations are prepaid and when securities are called, an underlying fund may have to reinvest in securities with a lower yield or fail to recover additional amounts (i.e., premiums) paid for securities with higher interest rates, resulting in an unexpected capital loss and/or a decrease in the amount of dividends and yield. Mortgage-related and asset-backed securities may decline in value, face valuation difficulties, be more volatile and/or be illiquid. The risk of default for “sub-prime” mortgages is generally higher than other types of mortgage-backed securities. The structure of some of these securities may be complex and there may be less available information than other types of debt securities.

Some of the underlying funds invest in securities issued or guaranteed by the U.S. government or its agencies and instrumentalities (such as securities issued by the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae), the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) or the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac)). Securities, such as those issued or guaranteed by Ginnie Mae or the U.S. Treasury, that are

 

 

 
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backed by the full faith and credit of the United States are guaranteed only as to the timely payment of interest and principal when held to maturity and the market prices for such securities will fluctuate. Notwithstanding that these securities are backed by the full faith and credit of the United States, circumstances could arise that would prevent the payment of principal and interest. This would result in losses to an underlying fund. Securities issued by U.S. government related organizations, such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, are not backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government and no assurance can be given that the U.S. government will provide financial support. Therefore, U.S. government-related organizations may not have the funds to meet their payment obligations in the future.

The issuer of certain securities may repay principal in advance, especially when yields fall. Changes in the rate at which prepayments occur can affect the return on investment of these securities. When debt obligations are prepaid or when securities are called, the Fund or underlying fund also may fail to recover additional amounts (i.e., premiums) paid for securities with higher coupons, resulting in an unexpected capital loss.

High Yield Securities and Loan Risk. Certain underlying funds invest in junk bonds, Loans and instruments that are issued by companies that are highly leveraged, less creditworthy or financially distressed. These investments are considered to be speculative and may be subject to greater risk of loss, greater sensitivity to economic changes, valuation difficulties, and potential illiquidity. Such investments are subject to additional risks including subordination to other creditors, no collateral or limited rights in collateral, lack of a regular trading market, extended settlement periods, liquidity risks, prepayment risks, potentially less protections under the federal securities laws and lack of publicly available information. High yield securities and Loans that are deemed to be liquid at the time of purchase may become illiquid.

No active trading market may exist for some instruments and certain investments may be subject to restrictions on resale. In addition, the settlement period for Loans is uncertain as there is no standardized settlement schedule applicable to such investments. The inability to dispose of the underlying fund’s securities and other investments in a timely fashion could result in losses to the Fund and underlying fund. Because some instruments may have a more limited secondary market, liquidity risk is more pronounced for certain underlying funds than for underlying funds that invest primarily in other types of fixed income instruments or equity securities. When Loans and other instruments are prepaid, an underlying fund may have to reinvest in securities with a lower yield or fail to recover additional amounts (i.e., premiums) paid for these securities, resulting in an unexpected capital loss and/or a decrease in the amount of dividends and yield. Certain Loans may not be considered securities under the federal securities laws and,

therefore, investments in such Loans may not be subject to certain protections under those laws. In addition, the adviser may not have access to material non-public information to which other investors may have access.

Real Estate Securities Risk. The Fund may be exposed through its direct investments or investments in underlying funds to real estate securities, including real estate investment trusts (REITs). These securities are subject to the same risks as direct investments in real estate and mortgages, which include, but are not limited to, sensitivity to changes in real estate values and property taxes, interest rate risk, tax and regulatory risk, fluctuations in rent schedules and operating expenses, adverse changes in local, regional or general economic conditions, deterioration of the real estate market and the financial circumstances of tenants and sellers, unfavorable changes in zoning, building, environmental and other laws, the need for unanticipated renovations, unexpected increases in the cost of energy, environmental factors and, in the case of mortgages, credit risk, prepayment risk and extension risk. In addition, investments in REITS are subject to risks associated with management skill and creditworthiness of the issuer and underlying funds will indirectly bear their proportionate share of expenses, including management fees, paid by each REIT in which they invest in addition to the expenses of the underlying funds. Certain underlying funds are highly concentrated in real estate securities, including REITs.

Smaller Company Risk. Investments in smaller companies may be riskier, less liquid, more volatile and more vulnerable to economic, market and industry changes than investment in larger, more established companies. The securities of smaller companies may trade less frequently and in smaller volumes than securities of larger companies. As a result, changes in the price of debt or equity issued by such companies may be more sudden or erratic than the prices of other securities, especially over the short term.

Derivatives Risk. The underlying funds and the Fund may use derivatives, including futures contracts and exchange traded futures. Derivatives may be riskier than other investments and may increase the volatility of the Fund and the underlying funds. Derivatives may be sensitive to changes in economic and market conditions and may create leverage, which could result in losses that significantly exceed the Fund’s or an underlying fund’s original investment. Derivatives expose the Fund and the underlying funds to counterparty risk, which is the risk that the derivative counterparty will not fulfill its contractual obligation (including credit risk associated with the counterparty.) Certain derivatives are synthetic instruments that attempt to replicate the performance of certain reference assets. With regard to such derivatives, the Fund or the underlying fund do not have a claim on the reference assets and are subject to enhanced counterparty risk. Derivatives may not perform as expected, so

 

 

 
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the Fund and the underlying funds may not realize the intended benefits. When used for hedging, the change in value of a derivative may not correlate as expected with the security or other risk being hedged. In addition, given their complexity, derivatives expose the Fund and underlying funds to risks of mispricing or improper valuation.

Commodity Risk. Exposure to commodities, commodity-related securities and derivatives may subject the Fund to greater volatility than investments in traditional securities, particularly if the instruments involve leverage. The value of commodity-linked investments may be affected by changes in overall market movements, commodity index volatility, changes in interest rates, or factors affecting a particular industry or commodity, such as drought, floods, weather, livestock disease, embargoes, tariffs and international economic, political and regulatory developments. In addition, to the extent that an underlying fund gains exposure to an asset through synthetic replication by investing in commodity-linked investments rather than directly in the asset, it may not have a claim on the applicable underlying asset and will be subject to enhanced counterparty risk.

Inflation Managed Strategy Risk. The Fund may invest in underlying funds that utilize derivatives and debt securities to mimic a portfolio of inflation-protected bonds. There is no guarantee that this strategy will be effective. In addition, the Fund may be exposed to inflation-protected securities. Unlike conventional bonds, the principal and interest payments on inflation-protected securities such as Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) are adjusted periodically to a specified rate of inflation (i.e., Non-Seasonally Adjusted Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI-U)). Exposure to TIPS and other inflation-linked debt securities are subject to the effects of changes in market interest rates caused by factors other than inflation (real interest rates). In general, the price of a TIPS tends to decline when real interest rates increase.

Securities and Financial Instruments Risk. The Fund’s direct investments in securities and financial instruments are subject to additional risks specific to their structure, sector or market (e.g., futures and swaps on foreign securities are subject to foreign investment, emerging market and derivative risks; debt securities are subject to credit risk).

Industry and Sector Focus Risk. At times the underlying funds and the Fund may increase the relative emphasis of its investments in a particular industry or sector. The prices of securities of issuers in a particular industry or sector may be more susceptible to fluctuations due to changes in economic or business conditions, government regulations, availability of basic resources or supplies, or other events that affect that industry or sector more than securities of issuers in other industries and sectors. To the extent that the underlying funds and the Fund increase the relative emphasis of its investments in a particular

industry or sector, its shares’ values may fluctuate in response to events affecting that industry or sector.

Transactions Risk. The Fund could experience a loss and its liquidity may be negatively impacted when selling securities to meet redemption requests by shareholders. The risk of loss increases if the redemption requests are unusually large or frequent or occur in times of overall market turmoil or declining prices. Similarly, large purchases of Fund shares may adversely affect the Fund’s performance to the extent that the Fund is delayed in investing new cash and is required to maintain a larger cash position than it ordinarily would.

 

Investments in the Fund are not deposits or obligations of, or guaranteed or endorsed by, any bank and are not insured or guaranteed by the FDIC, the Federal Reserve Board or any other government agency.

You could lose money investing in the Fund.

The Fund’s Past Performance

This section provides some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund. The bar chart shows how the performance of the Fund’s Institutional Class Shares has varied from year to year for the past nine calendar years. The table shows the average annual total returns for the past one year, five years and life of the Fund. It compares that performance to the S&P Target Date 2030 Index, a broad-based securities market index, and the Lipper Mixed-Asset Target 2030 Funds Index, an index based on the total returns of certain mutual funds within the Fund’s designated category as determined by Lipper. Unlike the S&P index, the Lipper index includes the fees and expenses of the mutual funds included in the index. Past performance (before and after taxes) is not necessarily an indication of how any class of the Fund will perform in the future. Updated performance information is available by visiting www.jpmorganfunds.com or by calling 1-800-480-4111.

 

 

 
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Best Quarter    2nd quarter, 2009      18.63%   
Worst Quarter    4th quarter, 2008      –19.04%   

The Fund’s year-to-date total return through 9/30/16 was 5.92%.

 

AVERAGE ANNUAL TOTAL RETURNS

(For periods ended December 31, 2015)

 
     Past
1 Year
    Past
5 Years
    Life of
Fund
(since
5/15/06)
 
INSTITUTIONAL CLASS SHARES        
Return Before Taxes     (1.31 )%      7.48     5.95
Return After Taxes on Distributions     (2.28     6.39        4.88   
Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares     (0.32     5.54        4.42   
CLASS A SHARES        
Return Before Taxes     (5.98     6.25        5.13   
CLASS C SHARES        
Return Before Taxes     (3.17     6.52        5.00   
SELECT CLASS SHARES        
Return Before Taxes     (1.45     7.32        5.79   
S&P TARGET DATE 2030 INDEX        
(Reflects No Deduction for Fees, Expenses or Taxes)     (0.05     7.33        5.39   
LIPPER MIXED-ASSET TARGET 2030 FUNDS INDEX1        
(Reflects No Deduction for Taxes)     (1.37     6.50        4.67   

 

After-tax returns are shown only for the Institutional Class Shares and after-tax returns for the other classes will vary. After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on your tax situation and may differ from those shown. The after-tax returns are not relevant to investors who hold their shares through tax-deferred arrangements such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.

 

1 The Fund commenced operations on 5/15/06. Performance for the benchmark is from 5/31/06.

Management

J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc.

 

Portfolio Manager   Managed
Fund  Since
   Primary Title with
Investment Adviser
Jeffrey A. Geller   2008    Managing Director
Anne Lester   2006    Managing Director
Michael Schoenhaut   2006    Managing Director
Daniel Oldroyd   2010    Managing Director
Eric J. Bernbaum   2014    Vice President

Purchase and Sale of Fund Shares

Purchase minimums

 

For Class A and Class C Shares   

To establish an account

     $500   

To add to an account

     $50   
For Select Class Shares   

To establish an account

     $1,000,000   

To add to an account

     No minimum levels   
For Institutional Class Shares   

To establish an account

     $3,000,000   

To add to an account

     No minimum levels   

In general, you may purchase or redeem shares on any business day:

 

 

Through your Financial Intermediary

 

By writing to J.P. Morgan Funds Services, P.O. Box 8528, Boston, MA 02266-8528

 

After you open an account, by calling J.P. Morgan Funds Services at 1-800-480-4111

 

 

 

 
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Tax Information

The Fund intends to make distributions that may be taxed as ordinary income or capital gains, except when your investment is in an IRA, 401(k) plan or other tax-advantaged investment plan, in which case you may be subject to federal income tax upon withdrawal from the tax-advantaged investment plan.

 

Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries

If you purchase shares of the Fund through a broker-dealer or other financial intermediary (such as a bank), the Fund and its related companies may pay the financial intermediary for the sale of Fund shares and related services. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or financial intermediary and your salesperson to recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your salesperson or visit your financial intermediary’s website for more information.

 

 

 
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JPMorgan SmartRetirement® 2035 Fund

 

Class/Ticker:

A/SRJAX; C/SRJCX; Select/SRJSX; Institutional/SRJIX

What is the goal of the Fund?

The Fund seeks high total return with a shift to current income and some capital appreciation over time as the Fund approaches and passes the target retirement date.

Fees and Expenses of the Fund

The following tables describe the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy and hold shares of the Fund. You may qualify for sales charge discounts on purchases of Class A Shares if you and your family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $100,000 in the J.P. Morgan Funds. More information about these and other discounts is available from your financial intermediary and in “Investing with J.P. Morgan Funds — SALES CHARGES AND FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARY COMPENSATION” on page 108 of the prospectus and in “PURCHASES, REDEMPTIONS AND EXCHANGES” in Appendix A to Part II of the Statement of Additional Information.

 

SHAREHOLDER FEES (Fees paid directly from your investment)
     Class A   Class C   Select
Class
  Institutional
Class
Maximum Sales Charge (Load) Imposed on Purchases as % of Offering Price   4.50%   NONE   NONE   NONE
Maximum Deferred Sales Charge (Load) as % of Original Cost of the Shares   NONE   1.00%   NONE   NONE
    (under
$1 million)
           

“Acquired Fund (Underlying Fund) Fees and Expenses” are expenses incurred indirectly by the Fund through its ownership of shares in other investment companies, including affiliated money market funds, other mutual funds, exchange-traded funds and business development companies. The impact of Acquired Fund (Underlying Fund) Fees and Expenses is included in the total returns of the Fund. Acquired Fund (Underlying Fund) Fees and Expenses are not direct costs of the Fund, are not used to calculate the Fund’s net asset value per share and are not included in the calculation of the ratio of expenses to average net assets shown in the Financial Highlights section of the Fund’s prospectus.

ANNUAL FUND OPERATING EXPENSES

(Expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value
of your investment)

 
     Class A     Class C     Select
Class
    Institutional
Class
 
Management Fees     NONE        NONE        NONE        NONE   
Distribution (Rule 12b-1) Fees     0.25     0.75     NONE        NONE   
Other Expenses     0.34        0.33        0.33     0.16

Shareholder Service Fees

    0.25        0.25        0.25        0.10   

Remainder of Other Expenses

    0.09        0.08        0.08        0.06   
Acquired Fund (Underlying Fund) Fees and Expenses     0.56        0.56        0.56        0.56   
   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses     1.15        1.64        0.89        0.72   
Fee Waivers and Expense Reimbursements1     (0.27     (0.11     (0.11     (0.06
   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses After Fee Waivers and Expense Reimbursement1     0.88        1.53        0.78        0.66   

 

1 The Fund’s adviser and/or its affiliates have contractually agreed to waive fees and/or reimburse expenses to the extent Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses (excluding Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses, other than certain money market fund fees as described below, dividend and interest expenses related to short sales, interest, taxes, expenses related to litigation and potential litigation, and extraordinary expenses) exceed 0.32%, 0.97%, 0.22%, and 0.10% of the average daily net assets of the Class A, Class C, Select Class, and Institutional Class Shares, respectively. The Fund may invest in one or more money market funds advised by the Adviser or its affiliates (affiliated money market funds). The Fund’s shareholder servicing agent has contractually agreed to waive fees and/or reimburse expenses in an amount sufficient to offset the respective net fees it collects from the affiliated money market funds on the Fund’s investment in such money market funds. These waivers are in effect through 10/31/17, at which time the adviser and/or its affiliates will determine whether to renew or revise them.

Example

This Example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the Fund’s operating expenses are equal to the total annual fund operating expenses after fee waivers and expense reimbursements shown

 

 

 
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in the fee table through 10/31/17 and total annual fund operating expenses thereafter. Your actual costs may be higher or lower.

 

IF YOU SELL YOUR SHARES, YOUR COST WOULD BE:  
     1 Year     3 Years     5 Years     10 Years  
CLASS A SHARES ($)     536        773        1,030        1,762   
CLASS C SHARES ($)     256        507        881        1,934   
SELECT CLASS SHARES ($)     80        273        482        1,086   
INSTITUTIONAL CLASS SHARES ($)     67        224        395        889   

 

IF YOU DO NOT SELL YOUR SHARES, YOUR COST
WOULD BE:
 
     1 Year     3 Years     5 Years     10 Years  
CLASS A SHARES ($)     536        773        1,030        1,762   
CLASS C SHARES ($)     156        507        881        1,934   
SELECT CLASS SHARES ($)     80        273        482        1,086   
INSTITUTIONAL CLASS SHARES ($)     67        224        395        889   

Portfolio Turnover

The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the Example, affect the Fund’s performance. During the Fund’s most recent fiscal year, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 17% of the average value of its portfolio.

 

 

 
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JPMorgan SmartRetirement 2035 Fund (continued)

 

What are the Fund’s main investment strategies?

The JPMorgan SmartRetirement® 2035 Fund is a “fund of funds” that invests in other J.P. Morgan Funds (underlying funds), and is generally intended for investors expecting to retire around the year 2035 (target retirement date). The Fund is designed to provide exposure to a variety of asset classes through investments in underlying funds, and over time the Fund’s

asset allocation strategy will change. The “glide path” depicted in the chart below shows how the Fund’s strategic target allocations among asset and sub-asset classes generally become more conservative as the target retirement date approaches (i.e., more emphasis on fixed income and less on equity). The table accompanying the chart is simply the glide path in tabular form.

 

 

LOGO

 

Strategic Target Allocations1  
Years to Target Date   40+     35     30