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As filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on September 28, 2000


                    Registration Nos. 333-11125 and 811-07795

                     U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                             Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM N-1A

             REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933


                         POST-EFFECTIVE AMENDMENT NO. 30


                                       AND

         REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT OF 1940


                                 AMENDMENT NO.31
                            J.P. MORGAN SERIES TRUST
                           (formerly JPM Series Trust)
               (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)


            60 State Street, Suite 1300, Boston, Massachusetts 02109
                    (Address of Principal Executive Offices)

       Registrant's Telephone Number, including Area Code: (617) 557-0700

                Margaret W. Chambers, c/o Funds Distributor, Inc.
            60 State Street, Suite 1300, Boston, Massachusetts 02109
                     (Name and Address of Agent for Service)

      Copy to:      John E. Baumgardner, Jr., Esq.
                    Sullivan & Cromwell
                    125 Broad Street
                    New York, New York 10004

It is proposed that this filing will become effective (check appropriate box):


[X] Immediately upon filing pursuant to paragraph (b)
[ ] on (date) pursuant to paragraph (b)
[ ] 60 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(i)
[ ] on (date) pursuant to paragraph (a)(i)
[ ] 75 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(ii)
[ ] on (date) pursuant to paragraph (a)(ii) of Rule 485.


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                                EXPLANATORY NOTE


      This post-effective amendment No. 30 to the registration statement of J.P.
Morgan Series Trust (the "Registrant") on Form N-1A to update the registrant's
disclosure in the Prospectuses and Statement of Additional Information relating
to J.P. Morgan Tax Aware U.S. Equity Fund, J.P. Morgan Tax Aware Disciplined
Equity Fund, J.P. Morgan Large Cap Growth Fund, J.P. Morgan Market Neutral Fund
and J.P. Morgan SmartIndex Fund (the "Funds"), a series of shares of the
Registrant, to include updated financial information for the fiscal year ended
May 31, 2000 and for J.P. Morgan Tax Aware U.S. Equity Fund, J.P. Morgan Tax
Aware Disciplined Equity Fund for the fiscal years ended October 31, 1999 and
for the six month period unaudited ended April 30, 2000 and to update other
information in the registration statement.


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                                                    OCTOBER 1, 2000 | PROSPECTUS
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J.P. MORGAN INSTITUTIONAL U.S. EQUITY FUNDS

Disciplined Equity Fund
U.S. Equity Fund
U.S. Small Company Fund
Tax Aware Disciplined Equity Fund
SmartIndex(TM) Fund

                                        ----------------------------------------
                                        Seeking to outperform U.S. stock markets
                                        over the long term through a disciplined
                                        management approach

This prospectus contains essential information for anyone investing in these
funds. Please read it carefully and keep it for reference.

As with all mutual funds, the fact that these shares are registered with the
Securities and Exchange Commission does not mean that the commission approves
them or guarantees that the information in this prospectus is correct or
adequate. It is a criminal offense for anyone to state or suggest otherwise.

Distributed by Funds Distributor, Inc.

                                                                        JPMorgan
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CONTENTS
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1 | Each fund's goal, principal strategies, principal risks, performance and
    expenses

J.P. MORGAN INSTITUTIONAL U.S. EQUITY FUNDS
J.P. Morgan Institutional Disciplined Equity Fund .........................    1
J.P. Morgan Institutional U.S. Equity Fund ................................    3
J.P. Morgan Institutional U.S. Small Company Fund .........................    5
J.P. Morgan Institutional Tax Aware Disciplined Equity Fund ...............    7
J.P. Morgan Institutional SmartIndex(TM)Fund ..............................    9

11 | Principles and techniques common to the funds in this prospectus

U.S. EQUITY MANAGEMENT APPROACH
J.P. Morgan ...............................................................   11
J.P. Morgan U.S. equity funds .............................................   11
The spectrum of U.S. equity funds .........................................   11
Who may want to invest ....................................................   11
U.S. equity investment process ............................................   12
Tax aware investing at J.P. Morgan ........................................   12

13 | Investing in the J.P. Morgan Institutional U.S. Equity Funds

YOUR INVESTMENT
Investing through a financial professional ................................   13
Investing through an employer-sponsored retirement plan ...................   13
Investing through an IRA or rollover IRA ..................................   13
Investing directly ........................................................   13
Opening your account ......................................................   13
Adding to your account ....................................................   13
Selling shares ............................................................   14
Account and transaction policies ..........................................   14
Dividends and distributions ...............................................   15
Tax considerations ........................................................   15

16 | More about risk and the funds' business operations

FUND DETAILS
Business structure ........................................................   16
Management and administration .............................................   16
Performance of private accounts ...........................................   17
Risk and reward elements ..................................................   19
Financial highlights ......................................................   21

FOR MORE INFORMATION ..............................................   back cover

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J.P. MORGAN INSTITUTIONAL DISCIPLINED EQUITY FUND

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RISK/RETURN SUMMARY
For a more detailed discussion of the fund's investments and their main risks,
as well as fund strategies, please see pages 19-20.

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GOAL
The fund's goal is to provide a consistently high total return from a broadly
diversified portfolio of equity securities with risk characteristics similar to
the Standard & Poor's 500 Stock Index (S&P 500). This goal can be changed
without shareholder approval.

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INVESTMENT APPROACH
Principal Strategies
The fund invests primarily in large- and medium-capitalization U.S. companies.
Industry by industry, the fund's weightings are similar to those of the S&P 500.
The fund does not look to overweight or underweight industries.

Within each industry, the fund modestly overweights stocks that are ranked as
undervalued or fairly valued while modestly underweighting or not holding stocks
that appear overvalued. (The process used to rank stocks according to their
relative valuations is described on page 12.) Therefore, the fund tends to own a
larger number of stocks within the S&P 500 than the U.S. Equity Fund.

Principal Risks
The value of your investment in the fund will fluctuate in response to movements
in the stock market. Fund performance will also depend on the effectiveness of
J.P. Morgan's research and the management team's stock picking decisions.

By owning a large number of stocks within the S&P 500, with an emphasis on those
that appear undervalued or fairly valued, and by tracking the industry
weightings of that index, the fund seeks returns that modestly exceed those of
the S&P 500 over the long term with virtually the same level of volatility.

An investment in the fund is not a deposit of any bank and is not insured or
guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government
agency. You could lose money if you sell when the fund's share price is lower
than when you invested.

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TICKER SYMBOL: JPIEX
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REGISTRANT: J.P. MORGAN INSTITUTIONAL FUNDS
(J.P. MORGAN INSTITUTIONAL DISCIPLINED EQUITY FUND)

PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
The fund's assets are managed by J.P. Morgan, which currently manages
approximately $369 billion, including more than $27 billion using similar
strategies as the fund.

The portfolio management team is led by Bernard A. Kroll, managing director,
Timothy J. Devlin, vice president, and Nanette Buziak, vice president. Mr. Kroll
has been at J.P. Morgan since August of 1996 and prior to that was an equity
derivatives specialist at Goldman Sachs & Co. Mr. Devlin has been at J.P. Morgan
since July of 1996, and prior to that was an equity portfolio manager at
Mitchell Hutchins Asset Management Inc. Ms. Buziak has been at J.P. Morgan since
March of 1997 and prior to that was an index arbitrage trader and convertible
bond portfolio manager at First Marathon America Inc.

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Before you invest
Investors considering the fund should understand that:

o  There is no assurance that the fund will meet its investment goal.

o  The fund does not represent a complete investment program.

1 | J.P. MORGAN INSTITUTIONAL DISCIPLINED EQUITY FUND

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PERFORMANCE (unaudited)
The bar chart and table shown below provide some indication of the risks of
investing in J.P. Morgan Institutional Disciplined Equity Fund.

The bar chart indicates some of the risks by showing the performance of the
fund's shares from year to year for each of the last two calendar years.

The table indicates some of the risks by showing how the fund's average annual
returns for the past year and for the life of the fund compare to those of the
S&P 500 Index. This is a widely recognized, unmanaged index of U.S. stocks used
as a measure of overall U.S. stock market performance.

The fund's past performance does not necessarily indicate how the fund will
perform in the future.

Total return (%)                  Shows changes in returns by calendar year(1,2)
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                                                            1998            1999
40%
                                                            32.35
30%

20%
                                                                           18.32
10%

0%
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[ ] J.P. Morgan Institutional Disciplined Equity Fund

The fund's year-to-date total return as of 6/30/00 was -1.75%. For the period
covered by this total return chart, the fund's highest quarterly return was
22.85% (for the quarter ended 12/31/98); and the lowest quarterly return was
-9.91% (for the quarter ended 9/30/98).

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
Average annual total return (%)                                     Shows performance over time, for periods ended December 31, 1999
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Past 1 yr.      Life of fund(1)
<S>                                                                                                     <C>               <C>
J.P. Morgan Institutional Disciplined Equity Fund (after expenses)                                      18.32             26.16
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
S&P 500 Index (no expenses)                                                                             21.04             25.81
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</TABLE>

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INVESTOR EXPENSES
The expenses of the fund before and after reimbursement are shown at right. The
fund has no sales, redemption, exchange, or account fees, although some
institutions may charge you a fee for shares you buy through them. The annual
fund expenses after reimbursement are deducted from fund assets prior to
performance calculations.

Annual fund operating expenses(3) (%)
(expenses that are deducted from fund assets)
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Management fees                                                             0.35
Distribution (12b-1) fees                                                   none
Other expenses                                                              0.20
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Total operating expenses                                                    0.55
Fee waiver and
expense reimbursement(4)                                                    0.10
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Net expenses(4)                                                             0.45
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Expense example(4)
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The example below 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:
$10,000 initial investment, 5% return each year, net expenses for the period
10/1/00 through 9/30/01 and total operating expenses thereafter, and all shares
sold at the end of each time period. The example is for comparison only; the
fund's actual return and your actual costs may be higher or lower.

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                                      1 yr.      3 yrs.      5 yrs.      10 yrs.
Your cost($)                           46         166         297          680
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(1) The fund commenced operations on 1/3/97 and performance is calculated as of
    1/31/97.

(2) The fund's fiscal year end is 5/31.

(3) The fund has a master/feeder structure as described on page 16. This table
    shows the fund's expenses and its share of master portfolio expenses for the
    past fiscal year, expressed as a percentage of the fund's average net
    assets.

(4) Reflects an agreement dated 10/1/00 by Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New
    York, an affiliate of J.P. Morgan, to reimburse the fund to the extent total
    operating expenses (excluding interest, taxes and extraordinary expenses)
    exceed 0.45% of the fund's average daily net assets through 9/30/01.

                           J.P. MORGAN INSTITUTIONAL DISCIPLINED EQUITY FUND | 2

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J.P. MORGAN INSTITUTIONAL U.S. EQUITY FUND

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RISK/RETURN SUMMARY
For a more detailed discussion of the fund's investments and their main risks,
as well as fund strategies, please see pages 19-20.

[GRAPHIC OMITTED]
GOAL
The fund's goal is to provide high total return from a portfolio of selected
equity securities. This goal can be changed without shareholder approval.

[GRAPHIC OMITTED]
INVESTMENT APPROACH
Principal Strategies
The fund invests primarily in large- and medium-capitalization U.S. companies.
Industry by industry, the fund's weightings are similar to those of the Standard
& Poor's 500 Stock Index (S&P 500). The fund can moderately underweight or
overweight industries when it believes it will benefit performance.

Within each industry, the fund focuses on those stocks that are ranked as most
undervalued according to the investment process described on page 12. The fund
generally considers selling stocks that appear overvalued.

Principal Risks
The value of your investment in the fund will fluctuate in response to movements
in the stock market. Fund performance will also depend on the effectiveness of
J.P. Morgan's research and the management team's stock picking decisions.

By emphasizing undervalued stocks, the fund seeks to produce returns that exceed
those of the S&P 500. At the same time, by controlling the industry weightings
of the fund so they can differ only moderately from the industry weightings of
the S&P 500, the fund seeks to limit its volatility to that of the overall
market, as represented by this index.

An investment in the fund is not a deposit of any bank and is not insured or
guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government
agency. You could lose money if you sell when the fund's share price is lower
than when you invested.

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TICKER SYMBOL: JMUEX
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REGISTRANT: J.P. MORGAN INSTITUTIONAL FUNDS
(J.P. MORGAN INSTITUTIONAL U.S. EQUITY FUND)

PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
The fund's assets are managed by J.P. Morgan, which currently manages
approximately $369 billion, including more than $16 billion using similar
strategies as the fund.

The portfolio management team is comprised of 23 research analysts, who select
stocks in their respective sectors using the investment process described on
page 12. Henry D. Cavanna, managing director, and Bradford L. Frishberg, vice
president, oversee the portfolio and manage its cash flows. Mr. Cavanna joined
the team in February of 1998, and has been at J.P. Morgan since 1971. He served
as manager of U.S. equity portfolios prior to managing the fund. Mr. Frishberg
has been at J.P. Morgan since 1996 and is a portfolio manager in the equity and
balanced groups. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, he managed portfolios for Aetna
Investment Management in Hong Kong.

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Before you invest

Investors considering the fund should understand that:

o  There is no assurance that the fund will meet its investment goal.

o  The fund does not represent a complete investment program.

3 | J.P. MORGAN INSTITUTIONAL U.S. EQUITY FUND

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PERFORMANCE (unaudited)
The bar chart and table shown below provide some indication of the risks of
investing in J.P. Morgan Institutional U.S. Equity Fund.

The bar chart indicates some of the risks by showing changes in the performance
of the fund's shares from year to year for each of the fund's last 10 calendar
years.

The table indicates some of the risks by showing how the fund's average annual
returns for the past one, five and ten years compare to those of the S&P 500
Index. This is a widely recognized, unmanaged index of U.S. stocks used as a
measure of overall U.S. stock market performance.

The fund's past performance does not necessarily indicate how the fund will
perform in the future.

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
Year-by-year total return (%)                                                         Shows changes in returns by calendar year(1,2)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
           1990         1991         1992         1993         1994         1995         1996         1997         1998         1999
<S>        <C>          <C>          <C>           <C>          <C>          <C>         <C>           <C>          <C>          <C>
40%
                       34.12
                                                                           32.83
30%
                                                                                                     28.58
                                                                                         21.22                    24.79
20%

                                                  11.06                                                                        14.88
10%
                                    8.73
          1.38
0%
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             (0.32)
(10%)
</TABLE>

[ ] J.P. Morgan Institutional U.S. Equity Fund

The fund's year-to-date total return as of 6/30/00 was -0.91%. For the period
covered by this year-by-year total return chart, the fund's highest quarterly
return was 21.46% (for the quarter ended 12/31/98); and the lowest quarterly
return was -11.83% (for the quarter ended 9/30/90).

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
Average annual total return (%)                                  Shows performance over time, for periods ended December 31, 1999(1)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                       Past 1 yr.      Past 5 yrs.      Past 10 yrs.
<S>                                                                                      <C>              <C>               <C>
J.P. Morgan Institutional U.S. Equity Fund (after expenses)                              14.88            24.31             17.12
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
S&P 500 Index  (no expenses)                                                             21.04            28.55             18.21
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
</TABLE>
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INVESTOR EXPENSES
The expenses of the fund are shown at right. The fund has no sales, redemption,
exchange, or account fees, although some institutions may charge you a fee for
shares you buy through them. The annual fund expenses are deducted from fund
assets prior to performance calculations.

Annual fund operating expenses(3) (%)
(expenses that are deducted from fund assets)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Management fees                                                             0.40
Distribution (12b-1) fees                                                   none
Other expenses                                                              0.23
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total annual fund
operating expenses                                                          0.63
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Expense example
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The example below 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:
$10,000 initial investment, 5% return each year, net expenses for the period
10/1/00 through 9/30/01 and total operating expenses thereafter, and all shares
sold at the end of each time period. The example is for comparison only; the
fund's actual return and your actual costs may be higher or lower.

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                                      1 yr.      3 yrs.      5 yrs.      10 yrs.
Your cost($)                           64         202          351         786
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(1) The fund commenced operations on 9/17/93. For the period 1/1/90 through
    9/30/93, returns reflect performance of The Pierpont Equity Fund, the
    predecessor of the fund.

(2) The fund's fiscal year end is 5/31.

(3) The fund has a master/feeder structure as described on page 16. This table
    shows the fund's expenses and its share of master portfolio expenses for the
    past fiscal year, before reimbursement, expressed as a percentage of the
    fund's average net assets.



                                  J.P. MORGAN INSTITUTIONAL U.S. EQUITY FUND | 4

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J.P. MORGAN INSTITUTIONAL U.S. SMALL COMPANY FUND

[GRAPHIC OMITTED]
RISK/RETURN SUMMARY
For a more detailed discussion of the fund's investments and their main risks,
as well as fund strategies, please see pages 19-20.

[GRAPHIC OMITTED]
GOAL
The fund's goal is to provide high total return from a portfolio of small
company stocks. This goal can be changed without shareholder approval.

[GRAPHIC OMITTED]
INVESTMENT APPROACH
Principal Strategies
The fund invests primarily in small and medium sized U.S. companies whose market
capitalizations are greater than $100 million and less than $2 billion. Industry
by industry, the fund's weightings are similar to those of the Russell 2000
Index. The fund can moderately underweight or overweight industries when it
believes it will benefit performance.

Within each industry, the fund focuses on those stocks that are ranked as most
undervalued according to the process described on page 12. The fund generally
considers selling stocks that appear overvalued or have grown into large-cap
stocks.

Principal Risks
The value of your investment in the fund will fluctuate in response to movements
in the stock market. Fund performance will also depend on the effectiveness of
J.P. Morgan's research and the management team's stock picking decisions.

Small-cap stocks have historically offered higher long-term growth than
large-cap stocks, and have also involved higher risks. The fund's small-cap
emphasis means it is likely to be more sensitive to economic news and is likely
to fall further in value during broad market downturns. The fund pursues returns
that exceed those of the Russell 2000 Index while seeking to limit its
volatility relative to this index.

An investment in the fund is not a deposit of any bank and is not insured or
guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government
agency. You could lose money if you sell when the fund's share price is lower
than when you invested.

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TICKER SYMBOL: JUSSX
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REGISTRANT: J.P. MORGAN INSTITUTIONAL FUNDS
(J.P. MORGAN INSTITUTIONAL U.S. SMALL COMPANY FUND)

PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
The fund's assets are managed by J.P. Morgan, which currently manages
approximately $369 billion, including more than $3.2 billion using similar
strategies as the fund.

The portfolio management team is led by Marian U. Pardo, managing director,
Alexandra F. Wells, vice president, and Daniel J. Anniello, vice president. Ms.
Pardo had been at J.P. Morgan since 1968, except for five months in 1998 when
she was president of a small investment management firm. Prior to managing the
fund, Ms. Pardo managed small and large cap equity portfolios, equity and
convertible funds, and several institutional portfolios. Ms. Wells joined the
team in March 1998 and has been with J.P. Morgan since 1992. Prior to managing
the fund, Ms. Wells managed large cap equity portfolios, and prior to that
served as an equity research analyst. Mr. Anniello has been a small company
portfolio manager since May 2000 and employed by J.P. Morgan since 1997. Prior
to joining J.P. Morgan, Mr. Anniello worked at Warburg Pincus Asset Management
and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Before you invest

Investors considering the fund should understand that:

o  There is no assurance that the fund will meet its investment goal.

o  The fund does not represent a complete investment program.

5 | J.P. MORGAN INSTITUTIONAL U.S. SMALL COMPANY FUND

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PERFORMANCE (unaudited)
The bar chart and table shown below provide some indication of the risks of
investing in J.P. Morgan Institutional U.S. Small Company Fund.

The bar chart indicates some of the risks by showing changes in the performance
of the fund's shares from year to year for each of the fund's last 10 calendar
years.

The table indicates some of the risks by showing how the fund's average annual
returns for the past one, five and ten years compare to those of the Russell
2000 Index. This is a widely recognized, unmanaged index of small cap U.S.
stocks used as a measure of overall U.S. small company stock performance.

The fund's past performance does not necessarily indicate how the fund will
perform in the future.

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
Year-by-year total return (%)Shows changes in returns by calendar year(1,2)
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                    1990        1991        1992        1993        1994        1995        1996        1997        1998        1999
<S>                 <C>         <C>         <C>         <C>         <C>         <C>          <C>         <C>         <C>         <C>
60%
                               59.59
                                                                                                                               44.30
                                                                               31.88
30%                                                                                         20.84       22.70
                                           18.98
                                                        8.59

0%
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                                                                   (5.81)                                          (5.28)
                  (24.34)
(30%)

</TABLE>

[ ] J.P. Morgan Institutional U.S. Small Company Fund

The fund's year-to-date total return as of 6/30/00 was 0.57%. For the period
covered by this year-by-year total return chart, the fund's highest quarterly
return was 34.75% (for the quarter ended 12/31/99); and the lowest quarterly
return was -30.03% (for the quarter ended 9/30/90).

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
Average annual total return (%)                                  Shows performance over time, for periods ended December 31, 1999(1)
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                                                                                       Past 1 yr.      Past 5 yrs.      Past 10 yrs.
<S>                                                                                      <C>              <C>               <C>
J.P. Morgan Institutional U.S. Small Company Fund (after expenses)                       44.30            21.73             14.66
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Russell 2000 Index  (no expenses)                                                        21.50            18.92             15.39
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
</TABLE>

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INVESTOR EXPENSES
The expenses of the fund are shown at right. The fund has no sales, redemption,
exchange, or account fees, although some institutions may charge you a fee for
shares you buy through them. The annual fund expenses are deducted from fund
assets prior to performance calculations.

Annual fund operating expenses(3) (%)
(expenses that are deducted from fund assets)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Management fees                                                             0.60
Distribution (12b-1) fees                                                   none
Other expenses                                                              0.22
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total annual fund
operating expenses                                                          0.82
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Expense example
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The example below 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:
$10,000 initial investment, 5% return each year, net expenses for the period
10/1/00 through 9/30/01 and total operating expenses thereafter, and all shares
sold at the end of each time period. The example is for comparison only; the
fund's actual return and your actual costs may be higher or lower.

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                                      1 yr.      3 yrs.      5 yrs.      10 yrs.
Your cost($)                           84         262         455         1,014
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(1) The fund commenced operations on 11/4/93. For the period 1/1/90 through
    11/30/93 returns reflect performance of The Pierpont Capital Appreciation
    Fund, the predecessor of the fund.

(2) The fund's fiscal year end is 5/31.

(3) The fund has a master/feeder structure as described on page 16. This table
    shows the fund's expenses and its share of master portfolio expenses for the
    past fiscal year, before reimbursement, expressed as a percentage of the
    fund's average net assets.


                           J.P. MORGAN INSTITUTIONAL U.S. SMALL COMPANY FUND | 6

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J.P. MORGAN INSTITUTIONAL TAX AWARE DISCIPLINED EQUITY FUND

[GRAPHIC OMITTED]
RISK/RETURN SUMMARY
For a more detailed discussion of the fund's investments and their main risks,
as well as fund strategies, please see pages 19-20.

[GRAPHIC OMITTED]
GOAL
The fund's goal is to provide high after tax total return from a portfolio of
selected equity securities. This goal can be changed without shareholder
approval.

[GRAPHIC OMITTED]
INVESTMENT APPROACH
Principal Strategies
The fund invests primarily in large- and medium-capitalization U.S. companies.
Industry by industry, the fund's weightings are similar to those of the Standard
& Poor's 500 Stock Index (S&P 500). The fund does not look to underweight or
overweight industries.

Within each industry, the fund modestly overweights stocks that are ranked as
undervalued or fairly valued while modestly underweighting or not holding stocks
that appear overvalued. (The process used to rank stocks according to their
relative valuations is described on page 12.) Therefore, the fund tends to own a
larger number of stocks within the S&P 500 than the U.S. Equity Fund.

To this investment approach the fund adds the element of tax aware investing.
The fund's tax aware investment strategies are described on page 12.

Principal Risks
The value of your investment in the fund will fluctuate in response to movements
in the stock market. Fund performance will also depend on the effectiveness of
J.P. Morgan's research and the management team's stock picking decisions.

By owning a large number of stocks within the S&P 500, with an emphasis on those
that appear undervalued or fairly valued, and by tracking the industry
weightings of that index, the fund seeks returns that modestly exceed those of
the S&P 500 over the long term with virtually the same level of volatility. The
fund's tax aware strategies may reduce your capital gains but will not eliminate
them. Maximizing after-tax returns may require trade-offs that reduce pre-tax
returns.

An investment in the fund is not a deposit of any bank and is not insured or
guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government
agency. You could lose money if you sell when the fund's share price is lower
than when you invested.

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TICKER SYMBOL: JPDEX
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REGISTRANT: J.P. MORGAN SERIES TRUST
(J.P. MORGAN TAX AWARE DISCIPLINED EQUITY FUND:
INSTITUTIONAL SHARES)

PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
The fund's assets are managed by J.P. Morgan, which currently manages
approximately $369 billion, including more than $2.7 billion using similar
strategies as the fund.

The portfolio management team is led by Robin B. Chance, vice president, and
Frederic A. Nelson, managing director, who have been on the team since the
fund's inception in January of 1997. Ms. Chance has been at J.P. Morgan since
1987, Mr. Nelson since May 1994. Prior to managing this fund, both were
responsible for structured equity strategies.

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Before you invest

Investors considering the fund should understand that:

o  There is no assurance that the fund will meet its investment goal.

o  The fund does not represent a complete investment program.

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PERFORMANCE (unaudited)
The bar chart and table shown below provide some indication of the risks of
investing in J.P. Morgan Institutional Tax Aware Disciplined Equity Fund.

The bar chart indicates some of the risks by showing changes in the performance
of the fund's shares from year to year for each of the past 2 calendar years.

The table indicates some of the risks by showing how the fund's average annual
returns for the past year and the life of the fund compare to those of the S&P
500 Index. This is a widely recognized, unmanaged index of U.S. stocks used as a
measure of overall U.S. stock performance.

The fund's past performance does not necessarily indicate how the fund will
perform in the future.

Total return (%)                  Shows changes in returns by calendar year(1,2)
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                                                            1998            1999

40%
                                                           31.82
20%
                                                                           17.39
0%
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[ ] J.P. Morgan Institutional Tax Aware Disciplined Equity Fund

The fund's year-to-date total return as of 6/30/00 was -1.75%. For the period
covered by this total return chart, the fund's highest quarterly return was
22.98% (for the quarter ended 12/31/98) and the lowest quarterly return was
-10.05% (for the quarter ended 9/30/98).

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
Average annual total return (%)                                     Shows performance over time, for periods ended December 31, 1999
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                                                                                               Past 1 yr.            Life of fund(1)
<S>                                                                                              <C>                      <C>
J.P. Morgan Institutional Tax Aware Disciplined Equity Fund (after expenses)                     17.39                    26.33
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S&P 500 Index (no expenses)                                                                      21.04                    25.81
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</TABLE>

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INVESTOR EXPENSES
The expenses of the fund are shown at right. The fund has no sales, redemptions,
exchange, or account fees, although some institutions may charge you a fee for
shares you buy through them.

Shareholder transaction expenses(3)
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Management fees                                                             0.35
Distribution (12b-1) fees                                                   none
Other expenses                                                              0.30
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Total operating expenses                                                    0.65
Fee waiver and
expense reimbursement(3)                                                    0.10
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Net expenses(3)                                                             0.55
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Expense example(3)
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The example below 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:
$10,000 initial investment, 5% return each year, net expenses for the period
3/1/00 through 2/28/01 and total operating expenses thereafter, and all shares
sold at the end of each time period. The example is for comparison only; the
fund's actual return and your actual costs may be higher or lower.

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                                      1 yr.      3 yrs.      5 yrs.      10 yrs.
Your cost($)                           56         198         352          801
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(1) The fund commenced operations on 1/30/97, and returns reflect performance of
    the fund from 1/31/97.

(2) The fund's fiscal year end is 10/31.

(3) Reflects an agreement dated 3/1/00 by Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New
    York, an affiliate of J.P. Morgan, to reimburse the fund to the extent total
    operating expenses (excluding interest, taxes and extraordinary expenses)
    exceed 0.55% of the fund's average daily net assets through 2/28/01.

                 J.P. MORGAN INSTITUTIONAL TAX AWARE DISCIPLINED EQUITY FUND | 8

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J.P. MORGAN INSTITUTIONAL SMARTINDEX(TM) FUND

[GRAPHIC OMITTED]
RISK/RETURN SUMMARY
For a more detailed discussion of the fund's investments and their main risks,
as well as fund strategies, please see pages 19-20.

[GRAPHIC OMITTED]
GOAL
The fund's goal is to provide a consistently high total return from a broadly
diversified portfolio of approximately 350 equity securities while maintaining
risk characteristics similar to the S&P 500. This goal can be changed without
shareholder approval.

[GRAPHIC OMITTED]
INVESTMENT APPROACH
Principal Strategies
The fund invests primarily in large and medium capitalization U.S. and
foreign companies included in the S&P 500. While the fund seeks to invest in a
portfolio of stocks with risk characteristics similar to the S&P 500, the fund
may invest a portion of its assets in stocks which are not part of the index.
The fund's sector weightings are expected to be similar to those of the S&P 500.
Within each industry, the fund may moderately overweight stocks that appear
undervalued or fairly valued and underweight or not hold stocks that appear
overvalued, according to the investment process described on page 12.
Accordingly, the fund's performance is expected to differ from that of the S&P
500. The fund expects to ordinarily hold a portfolio of approximately 350
stocks. The fund generally considers selling stocks that appear significantly
overvalued.

By controlling the sector weightings of the fund so they can differ only
moderately from the sector weightings of the S&P 500, the fund seeks to limit
its volatility to that of the overall market, as represented by this index.

Principal Risks
The value of your investment in the fund will fluctuate in response to movements
in the stock market. Fund performance also will depend on the effectiveness of
J.P. Morgan's research and the management team's stock picking decisions.

An investment in the fund is not a deposit of any bank and is not insured or
guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government
agency. You could lose money if you sell when the fund's share price is lower
than when you invested.

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TICKER SYMBOL: JPISX
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REGISTRANT: J.P. MORGAN SERIES TRUST
(J.P. MORGAN SMARTINDEX FUND: INSTITUTIONAL SHARES)

PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
The fund's assets are managed by J.P. Morgan, which currently manages
approximately $369 billion, including more than $33 billion using the same
strategy as the fund.

The portfolio management team is led by Bernard A. Kroll, managing director,
Timothy J. Devlin, vice president, and Nanette Buziak, vice president. Mr. Kroll
has been at J.P. Morgan since August of 1996 and prior to that was an equity
derivatives specialist at Goldman Sachs & Co. Mr. Devlin has been at J.P. Morgan
since July of 1996, and prior to that was an equity portfolio manager at
Mitchell Hutchins Asset Management Inc. Ms. Buziak has been at J.P. Morgan since
March of 1997 and prior to that was an index arbitrage trader and convertible
bond portfolio manager at First Marathon America Inc.

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Before you invest

Investors considering the fund should understand that:

o  There is no assurance that the fund will meet its investment goal.

o  The fund does not represent a complete investment program.

9 | J.P. MORGAN INSTITUTIONAL SMARTINDEX(TM)FUND

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PERFORMANCE (unaudited)
The bar chart and table shown below provide some indication of the risks of
investing in J.P. Morgan Institutional SmartIndex(TM) Fund.

The bar chart indicates some of the risks by showing the performance of the
fund's during its first complete calendar year of operations.

The table indicates some of the risks by showing how the fund's average annual
returns for the past year and life of fund compare to those of the S&P 500
Index. This is a widely recognized, unmanaged index of U.S. stocks used as a
measure of overall U.S. stock performance.

The fund's past performance does not necessarily indicate how the fund will
perform in the future.

Total return (%)                  Shows changes in returns by calendar year(1,2)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                            1999
20%
                                                                           19.61
10%

0%
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[ ] J.P. Morgan Institutional SmartIndex(TM) Fund

The fund's year-to-date total return as of 6/30/00 was -1.19%. For the period
covered by this total return chart, the fund's highest quarterly return was
12.97% (for the quarter ended 12/31/99); and the lowest quarterly return was
-6.29% (for the quarter ended 9/30/99).

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
Average annual total return (%)                                     Shows performance over time, for periods ended December 31, 1999
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                                                                                               Past 1 yr.            Life of fund(1)
<S>                                                                                              <C>                      <C>
J.P. Morgan Institutional SmartIndex(TM) Fund (after expenses)                                   19.61                   19.61
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
S&P 500 Index  (no expenses)                                                                     21.04                   21.04
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</TABLE>

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INVESTOR EXPENSES
The expenses of the fund before and after reimbursement are shown at right. The
fund has no sales, redemption, exchange, or account fees, although some
institutions may charge you a fee for shares you buy through them. The annual
fund expenses after reimbursement are deducted from fund assets prior to
performance calculations.

Annual fund operating expenses(3)(%)
(expenses that are deducted from fund assets)
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Management fees                                                             0.25
Marketing (12b-1) fees                                                      none
Other expenses                                                              0.33
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Total operating expenses                                                    0.58
Fee waiver and
expense reimbursement(4)                                                    0.23
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Net expenses(4)                                                             0.35
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Expense example(4)
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The example below 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:
$10,000 initial investment, 5% return each year, net expenses for the period
10/1/00 through 9/30/01 and total operating expenses thereafter, and all shares
sold at the end of each time period.The example is for comparison only; the
fund's actual return and your actual costs may be higher or lower.

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                                      1 yr.      3 yrs.      5 yrs.      10 yrs.
Your cost($)                           36         163         301          704
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(1) The fund commenced operations on 12/31/98.

(2) The fund's fiscal year end is 5/31.

(3) This table shows the fund's expenses expressed as a percentage of the fund's
    average net assets. 4 Reflects an agreement dated 10/1/00 by Morgan Guaranty
    Trust Company of New York, an affiliate of J.P. Morgan, to reimburse the
    fund to the extent total operating expenses (excluding interest, taxes and
    extraordinary expenses) exceed 0.35% of the fund's average daily net assets
    through 9/30/01.

                               J.P. MORGAN INSTITUTIONAL SMARTINDEX(TM)FUND | 10

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U.S. EQUITY MANAGEMENT APPROACH
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J.P. MORGAN
Known for its commitment to proprietary research and its disciplined investment
strategies, J.P. Morgan is the asset management choice for many of the world's
most respected corporations, financial institutions, governments, and
individuals. Today, J.P. Morgan employs approximately 420 analysts and portfolio
managers around the world and has approximately $369 billion in assets under
management, including assets managed by the funds' advisor, J.P. Morgan
Investment Management Inc.

J.P. MORGAN U.S. EQUITY FUNDS
These funds invest primarily in U.S. stocks either directly or through another
fund. As a shareholder, you should anticipate risks and rewards beyond those of
a typical bond fund or a typical balanced fund.

THE SPECTRUM OF U.S. EQUITY FUNDS
The funds described in this prospectus pursue a range of goals and offer varying
degrees of risk and potential reward. Differences between these funds include:

o how much emphasis they give to the most undervalued stocks

o how closely they follow the industry weightings of their benchmarks

o how many securities they typically maintain in their portfolios

o the size or market capitalization of the companies in which they invest

o whether they focus on before-tax or after-tax returns

The table below shows degrees of the relative risk and return that these funds
potentially offer. These and other distinguishing features of each U.S. equity
fund were described on the preceding pages.

WHO MAY WANT TO INVEST
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The funds are designed for investors who:

o are pursuing a long-term goal such as retirement

o want to add an investment with growth potential to further diversify a
  portfolio

o want funds that seek to outperform the markets in which they each invest over
  the long term

o with regard to the Tax Aware Fund, are individuals that could benefit from a
  strategy that pursues returns from an after-tax perspective

The funds are not designed for investors who:

o want funds that pursue market trends or focus only on particular industries or
  sectors

o require regular income or stability of principal

o are pursuing a short-term goal or investing emergency reserves

o with regard to the Tax Aware Fund, are investing through a tax-deferred
  account such as an IRA.


Potential risk and return

The positions of the funds in this graph reflect long-term performance goals
only and are relative, not absolute.

U.S. Small Company Fund o

Return

o U.S. Equity Fund

o Tax Aware Disciplined Equity Fund

o Disciplined Equity Fund

o SmartIndex(TM) Fund

Risk

11 | U.S. EQUITY MANAGEMENT APPROACH
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[GRAPHIC OMITTED]
J.P. Morgan analysts develop proprietary
fundamental research

[GRAPHIC OMITTED]
Stocks in each industry are ranked
with the help of models

[GRAPHIC OMITTED]
Using research and valuations,
each fund's management team
chooses stocks for its fund

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U.S. EQUITY INVESTMENT PROCESS
The J.P. Morgan U.S. equity funds invest primarily in U.S. stocks. The Tax Aware
Fund does so while seeking to enhance after-tax returns.

While each fund follows its own strategy, the funds as a group share a single
investment philosophy. This philosophy, developed by the funds' advisor, focuses
on stock picking while largely avoiding sector or market-timing strategies.

In managing the funds, J.P. Morgan employs a three-step process:

Research J.P. Morgan takes an in-depth look at company prospects over a
relatively long period -- often as much as five years -- rather than focusing on
near-term expectations. This approach is designed to provide insight into a
company's real growth potential. J.P. Morgan's in-house research is developed by
an extensive worldwide network of over 125 career equity analysts. The team of
analysts dedicated to U.S. equities includes more than 20 members, with an
average of over ten years of experience.

Valuation The research findings allow J.P. Morgan to rank the companies in each
industry group according to their relative value. The greater a company's
estimated worth compared to the current market price of its stock, the more
undervalued the company. The valuation rankings are produced with the help of a
variety of models that quantify the research team's findings.

Stock selection Each fund buys and sells stocks according to its own policies,
using the research and valuation rankings as a basis. In general, each
management team buys stocks that are identified as undervalued and considers
selling them when they appear overvalued. Along with attractive valuation, the
funds' managers often consider a number of other criteria:

o catalysts that could trigger a rise in a stock's price

o high potential reward compared to potential risk

o temporary mispricings caused by market overreactions


TAX AWARE INVESTING AT J.P. MORGAN
The J.P. Morgan Institutional Tax Aware Disciplined Equity Fund is designed to
reduce, but not eliminate, capital gains distributions to shareholders. In doing
so, the fund sells securities when the anticipated performance benefit justifies
the resulting tax liability. This strategy often includes holding securities
long enough to avoid higher, short-term capital gains taxes, selling shares with
a higher cost basis first, and offsetting gains realized in one security by
selling another security at a capital loss. The fund is aided in this process by
a tax-sensitive optimization model developed by J.P. Morgan.

The J.P. Morgan Institutional Tax Aware Disciplined Equity Fund generally
intends to pay redemption proceeds in cash; however it reserves the right at its
sole discretion to pay redemptions over $250,000 in-kind as a portfolio of
representative stocks rather than cash. An in-kind redemption payment can shield
the fund -- and other shareholders -- from tax liabilities that might otherwise
be incurred. However, the stocks received will continue to fluctuate in value
after redemption and will be subject to brokerage or other transaction costs
when liquidated.

                                            U.S. EQUITY MANAGEMENT APPROACH | 12

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YOUR INVESTMENT
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For your convenience, the J.P. Morgan funds offer several ways to start and add
to fund investments.

INVESTING THROUGH A FINANCIAL PROFESSIONAL
If you work with a financial professional, either at J.P. Morgan or elsewhere,
he or she is prepared to handle your planning and transaction needs. Your
financial professional will be able to assist you in establishing your fund
account, executing transactions, and monitoring your investment. If your fund
investment is not held in the name of your financial professional and you prefer
to place a transaction order yourself, please use the instructions for investing
directly.

INVESTING THROUGH AN EMPLOYER-SPONSORED RETIREMENT PLAN
Your fund investments are handled through your plan. Refer to your plan
materials or contact your benefits office for information on buying, selling, or
exchanging fund shares.

INVESTING THROUGH AN IRA OR ROLLOVER IRA
Please contact a J.P. Morgan Retirement Services Specialist at 1-888-576-4472
for information on J.P. Morgan's comprehensive IRA services, including lower
minimum investments.

INVESTING DIRECTLY
Investors may establish accounts without the help of an intermediary by using
the instructions below and at right:

o Choose a fund (or funds) and determine the amount you are investing. The
  minimum amount for initial investments is $1,000,000 for the Disciplined
  Equity and U.S. Small Company funds and $3,000,000 for the U.S. Equity, Tax
  Aware Disciplined Equity and SmartIndex(TM) funds and for additional
  investments $25,000, although these minimums may be less for some investors.
  For more information on minimum investments, call 1-800-766-7722.

o Complete the application, indicating how much of your investment you want to
  allocate to which fund(s). Please apply now for any account privileges you may
  want to use in the future, in order to avoid the delays associated with adding
  them later on.

o Mail in your application, making your initial investment as shown on the
  right.

For answers to any questions, please speak with a J.P. Morgan Funds Services
Representative at 1-800-766-7722.

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OPENING YOUR ACCOUNT

  By wire
o Mail your completed application to the Shareholder Services Agent.

o Call the Shareholder Services Agent to obtain an account number and to place a
  purchase order. Funds that are wired without a purchase order will be returned
  uninvested.

o After placing your purchase order, instruct your bank to wire the amount of
  your investment to:

  Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York-Delaware
  Routing number: 031-100-238
  Credit: J.P.M. Institutional Shareholder Services
  Account number: 001-57-689
  FFC: your account number, name of registered owner(s) and fund name.

  By check
o Make out a check for the investment amount payable to J.P. Morgan
  Institutional Funds

o Mail the check with your completed application to the Shareholder Services
  Agent.

  By exchange
o Call the Shareholder Services Agent to effect an exchange.

ADDING TO YOUR ACCOUNT

  By wire
o Call the Shareholder Services Agent to place a purchase order. Funds that are
  wired without a purchase order will be returned uninvested.

o Once you have placed your purchase order, instruct your bank to wire the
  amount of your investment as described above.

  By check
o Make out a check for the investment amount payable to J.P. Morgan
  Institutional Funds.

o Mail the check with a completed investment slip to the Shareholder Services
  Agent. If you do not have an investment slip, attach a note indicating your
  account number and how much you wish to invest in which fund(s).

  By exchange
o Call the Shareholder Services Agent to effect an exchange.

13 | YOUR INVESTMENT

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SELLING SHARES
By phone -- wire payment
o Call the Shareholder Services Agent to verify that the wire redemption
  privilege is in place on your account. If it is not, a representative can help
  you add it.

o Place your wire request. If you are transferring money to a non-Morgan
  account, you will need to provide the representative with the personal
  identification number (PIN) that was provided to you when you opened your fund
  account.

By phone-- check payment
o Call the Shareholder Services Agent and place your request. Once your request
  has been verified, a check for the net cash amount, payable to the registered
  owner(s), will be mailed to the address of record. For checks payable to any
  other party or mailed to any other address, please make your request in
  writing (see below).

In writing
o Write a letter of instruction that includes the following information: The
  name of the registered owner(s) of the account; the account number; the fund
  name; the amount you want to sell; and the recipient's name and address or
  wire information, if different from those of the account registration.

o Indicate whether you want the proceeds sent by check or by wire.

o Make sure the letter is signed by an authorized party. The Shareholder
  Services Agent may require additional information, such as a signature
  guarantee.

o Mail the letter to the Shareholder Services Agent.

  By exchange
o Call the Shareholder Services Agent to effect an exchange.

  Redemption in kind
o Each fund reserves the right to make redemptions of over $250,000 in
  securities rather than in cash.

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ACCOUNT AND TRANSACTION POLICIES
Telephone orders The funds accept telephone orders from all shareholders. To
guard against fraud, the funds require shareholders to use a PIN, and may record
telephone orders or take other reasonable precautions. However, if a fund does
take such steps to ensure the authenticity of an order, you may bear any loss if
the order later proves fraudulent.

Exchanges You may exchange shares in these funds for shares in any other J.P.
Morgan Institutional or J.P. Morgan mutual fund at no charge (subject to the
securities laws of your state). When making exchanges, it is important to
observe any applicable minimums. Keep in mind that for tax purposes an exchange
is considered a sale.

A fund may alter, limit, or suspend its exchange policy at any time.

Business days and NAV calculations The funds' regular business days and hours
are the same as those of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Each fund
calculates its net asset value per share (NAV) every business day as of the
close of trading on the NYSE (normally 4:00 p.m. eastern time). Each fund's
securities are typically priced using market quotes or pricing services. When
these methods are not available or do not represent a security's value at the
time of pricing, (e.g., when an event occurs on a foreign exchange after the
close of trading on that exchange, that would materially impact a security's
value at the time the fund calculates its NAV), the security is valued in
accordance with the fund's fair valuation procedures.

Timing of orders Orders to buy or sell shares are executed at the next NAV
calculated after the order has been accepted. Orders are accepted until the
close of trading on the NYSE every business day and are executed the same day,
at that day's NAV. A fund has the right to suspend redemption of shares, as
permitted by law, and to postpone payment of proceeds for up to seven days.

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Shareholder Services Agent
Morgan Christiana Center
J.P. Morgan Funds Services - 2/OPS3
500 Stanton Christiana Road
Newark, DE 19713
1-800-766-7722

Representatives are available 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. eastern
time on fund business days.

                                                            YOUR INVESTMENT | 14

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Timing of settlements When you buy shares, you will become the owner of record
when a fund receives your payment, generally the day following execution. When
you sell shares, cash proceeds are generally available the day following
execution and will be forwarded according to your instructions. In-kind
redemptions (described on page 12) will be available as promptly as is feasible.

When you sell shares that you recently purchased by check, your order will be
executed at the next NAV but the proceeds will not be available until your check
clears. This may take up to 15 days.

Statements and reports The funds send monthly account statements as well as
confirmations after each purchase or sale of shares (except reinvestments).
Every six months each fund sends out an annual or semi-annual report containing
information on its holdings and a discussion of recent and anticipated market
conditions and fund performance.

Accounts with below-minimum balances If your account balance falls below the
minimum for 30 days as a result of selling shares (and not because of
performance), each fund reserves the right to request that you buy more shares
or close your account. If your account balance is still below the minimum 60
days after notification, each fund reserves the right to close out your account
and send the proceeds to the address of record.

DIVIDENDS AND DISTRIBUTIONS
Income dividends are typically paid four times a year for the Disciplined
Equity, U.S. Equity, Tax Aware Disciplined Equity and SmartIndex(TM) funds; and
twice a year for the U.S. Small Company fund. Each fund typically makes capital
gains distributions, if any, once per year. However, a fund may make more or
fewer payments in a given year, depending on its investment results and its tax
compliance situation. Each fund's dividends and distributions consist of most or
all of its net investment income and net realized capital gains.

Dividends and distributions are reinvested in additional fund shares.
Alternatively, you may instruct your financial professional or J.P. Morgan Funds
Services to have them sent to you by check, credited to a separate account, or
invested in another J.P. Morgan fund.

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TAX CONSIDERATIONS
In general, selling shares for cash, exchanging shares, and receiving
distributions (whether reinvested or taken in cash) are all taxable events.
These transactions typically create the following tax liabilities for taxable
accounts:

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Transaction                                        Tax status
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Income dividends                                   Ordinary income
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Short-term capital gains                           Ordinary income
distributions
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Long-term capital gains                            Capital gains
distributions
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Sales or exchanges of shares                       Capital gains or losses
owned for more than one year
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Sales or exchanges of shares                       Gains are treated as ordinary
owned for one year or less                         income; losses are subject to
                                                   special rules
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Because long-term capital gains distributions are taxable as capital gains
regardless of how long you have owned your shares, you may want to avoid making
a substantial investment when a fund is about to declare a long-term capital
gains distribution.

Every January, each fund issues tax information on its distributions for the
previous year.

Any investor for whom a fund does not have a valid taxpayer identification
number will be subject to backup withholding for taxes.

The tax considerations described in this section do not apply to tax-deferred
accounts or other non-taxable entities.

Because each investor's tax circumstances are unique, please consult your tax
professional about your fund investment.

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FUND DETAILS
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BUSINESS STRUCTURE
As noted earlier, each fund (except the Tax Aware Disciplined Equity and
SmartIndex(TM) funds) is a series of J.P Morgan Institutional Funds, a
Massachusetts business trust, and is a "feeder" fund that invests in a master
portfolio. (Except where indicated, this prospectus uses the term "the fund" to
mean the feeder fund and its master portfolio taken together.)

Each master portfolio accepts investments from other feeder funds, and all the
feeders of a given master portfolio bear the portfolio's expenses in proportion
to their assets. However, each feeder can set its own transaction minimums,
fund-specific expenses and other conditions. This means that one feeder could
offer access to the same master portfolio on more attractive terms, or could
experience better performance, than another feeder. Information about other
feeders is available by calling 1-800-766-7722. Generally, when a master
portfolio seeks a vote, its feeder fund will hold a shareholder meeting and cast
its vote proportionately, as instructed by its shareholders. Fund shareholders
are entitled to one full or fractional vote for each dollar or fraction of a
dollar invested.

Each feeder fund and its master portfolio expect to maintain consistent goals,
but if they do not, the feeder fund will withdraw from the master portfolio,
receiving its assets either in cash or securities. Each feeder fund's trustees
would then consider whether a fund should hire its own investment adviser,
invest in a different master portfolio, or take other action.

The Tax Aware Disciplined Equity and SmartIndex(TM) funds are each a series of
J.P. Morgan Series Trust, a Massachusetts business trust. Information about
other series or classes is available by calling 1-800-766-7722. In the future,
the trustees could create other series or share classes, which would have
different expenses.

MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

The feeder funds described in this prospectus, their corresponding master
portfolios, and J.P. Morgan Series Trust are all governed by the same trustees.
The trustees are responsible for overseeing all business activities. The
trustees are assisted by Pierpont Group, Inc., which they own and operate on a
cost basis; costs are shared by all funds governed by these trustees. Funds
Distributor, Inc., as co-administrator, along with J.P. Morgan, provides fund
officers. J.P. Morgan, as co-administrator, oversees each fund's other service
providers.

J.P. Morgan receives the following fees for investment advisory and other
services:

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Advisory services                                 Percentage of the master
                                                  portfolio's average net assets
Disciplined Equity                                0.35%
U.S. Equity                                       0.40%
U.S. Small Company                                0.60%
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Administrative services                           Master portfolio's and fund's
(fee shared with Funds                            pro-rata portions of 0.09% of
Distributor, Inc.)                                the first $7 billion in J.P.
                                                  Morgan-advised portfolios,
                                                  plus 0.04% of average net
                                                  assets over $7 billion
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Shareholder services                              0.10% of the fund's average
                                                  net assets
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The Tax Aware Disciplined Equity and SmartIndex(TM) funds, subject to the
expense reimbursements described earlier in this prospectus, pay J.P. Morgan the
following fees for investment advisory and other services:

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Advisory services                                Percentage of the fund's
                                                 average net assets
Tax Aware Disciplined Equity                     0.35%
SmartIndex(TM)                                   0.25%
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Administrative services                         Fund's pro-rata portion of 0.09%
(fee shared with Funds                          of the first $7 billion of
Distributor, Inc.)                              average net assets in
                                                J.P. Morgan-advised portfolios,
                                                plus 0.04% of average
                                                net assets over $7 billion
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Shareholder services                            0.10% of the fund's average
                                                net assets
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J.P. Morgan may pay fees to certain firms and professionals for providing
recordkeeping or other services in connection with investments in a fund.


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PERFORMANCE OF PRIVATE ACCOUNTS
The Disciplined Equity Fund's investment objective and policies are
substantially similar to those used by J.P. Morgan in managing certain
discretionary investment management accounts. The chart below shows the
historical investment performance for a composite of these private accounts (the
"Disciplined Equity Composite").

The performance of the Disciplined Equity Composite does not represent the
fund's performance nor should it be interpreted as indicative of the fund's
future performance. The accounts in the Disciplined Equity Composite are not
subject to the same limitations imposed on mutual funds. If the accounts
included in the Disciplined Equity Composite had been subject to these
limitations, their performance might have been lower.

Additionally, although it is anticipated that the Disciplined Equity Fund and
the Disciplined Equity Composite will hold similar securities, their investment
results are expected to differ. In particular, difference in asset size and cash
flow resulting from purchases and redemptions of fund shares may result in
different securities selections, differences in the relative weightings of
securities or differences in the prices paid for particular fund holdings.

The performance of the Disciplined Equity Composite reflects the deductions of
the Disciplined Equity Fund's total operating expenses, after expense
reimbursement, and the reinvestment of dividends and other distributions. The
performance information is the annual total return of the Disciplined Equity
Composite for each of the periods indicated.
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                           Annual Total Returns for the Years Ended December 31,
                             1990       1991       1992       1993       1994       1995       1996       1997       1998      1999
<S>                          <C>         <C>         <C>      <C>        <C>        <C>         <C>      <C>        <C>        <C>
Disciplined Equity
Composite                   -2.94%     30.39%     11.75%     10.20%      2.21%     37.87%     23.26%     33.37%      31.91%   18.82%
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S&P 500                     -3.11%     30.47%      7.62%     10.08%      1.32%     37.58%     22.96%     33.36%      28.58%   21.04%
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</TABLE>

The Disciplined Equity Composite currently includes all discretionary accounts
managed by J.P. Morgan using substantially similar investment strategy as the
Disciplined Equity Fund. The inception date for the Disciplined Equity Composite
was October 31, 1989. Prior to January 1, 1993, the composite may not have
included all discretionary accounts.

The SmartIndex(TM) Fund's investment objective and policies are substantially
similar to those used by J.P. Morgan in managing certain discretionary
investment management accounts. The chart below shows the historical investment
performance for a composite of these private accounts (the "SmartIndex(TM)
Composite").

The performance of the SmartIndex(TM) Composite does not represent the fund's
performance nor should it be interpreted as indicative of the fund's future
performance. The accounts in the SmartIndex(TM) Composite are not subject to the
same limitations imposed on mutual funds. If the accounts included in the
SmartIndex(TM) Composite had been subject to these limitations, their
performance might have been lower.

Additionally, although it is anticipated that the SmartIndex(TM) Fund and the
SmartIndex(TM) Composite will hold similar securities, their investment results
are expected to differ. In particular, difference in asset size and cash flow
resulting from purchases and redemptions of fund shares may result in different
securities selections, differences in the relative weightings of securities or
differences in the prices paid for particular SmartIndex(TM) Fund holdings.

The performance of the SmartIndex(TM) Composite reflects the deductions of the
SmartIndex(TM) Fund's total operating expenses, after expense reimbursement, and
the reinvestment of dividends and other distributions. The performance
information is the average annual total return of the SmartIndex(TM) Composite
for the periods indicated.
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                           Annual Total Returns for the Years Ended December 31,
                             1990       1991       1992       1993       1994       1995       1996       1997       1998      1999
<S>                          <C>         <C>         <C>      <C>        <C>        <C>         <C>      <C>        <C>        <C>
SmartIndex(TM)Fund
Composite                   -2.43%      29.76%     9.94%     10.44%      2.27%     38.38%     23.72%     33.98%     31.64%    19.21%
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S&P 500 Index               -3.11%      30.47%     7.62%     10.08%      1.32%     37.58%     22.96%     33.36%     28.58%    21.04%
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</TABLE>

The SmartIndex(TM)Composite currently includes all discretionary accounts
managed by J.P. Morgan using the same investment strategy as the fund. The
inception date for the SmartIndex(TM)Composite was December 31, 1988. Prior to
January 1, 1993, the composite may not have included all discretionary accounts.



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RISK AND REWARD ELEMENTS

This table discusses the main elements that make up each fund's overall risk and
reward characteristics. It also outlines each fund's policies toward various
investments, including those that are designed to help certain funds manage
risk.

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
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   Potential risks                      Potential rewards                       Policies to balance risk and reward
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<S>                                     <C>                                     <C>
Market conditions

o Each fund's share price and           o Stocks have generally                 o Under normal circumstances the funds plan to
  performance will fluctuate              outperformed more stable                remain fully invested, with at least 65% in
  in response to stock market             investments (such as bonds              stocks; stock investments may include U.S. and
  movements                               and cash equivalents) over              foreign common stocks, convertible securities,
                                          the long term                           preferred stocks, trust or partnership interests,
o Adverse market conditions                                                       warrants, rights, and investment company
  may from time to time cause                                                     securities
  a fund to take temporary
  defensive positions that are                                                  o The funds seek to limit risk through
  inconsistent with its                                                           diversification
  principal investment
  strategies and may hinder a                                                   o During severe market downturns, the funds have the
  fund from achieving its                                                         option of investing up to 100% of assets in
  investment objective                                                            investment-grade short-term securities
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Management choices

o A fund could underperform             o A fund could outperform its           o J.P. Morgan focuses its active management on
  its benchmark due to its                benchmark due to these same             securities selection, the area where it believes
  securities and asset                    choices                                 its commitment to research can most enhance
  allocation choices                                                              returns
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Foreign investments

o Currency exchange rate                o Favorable exchange rate               o Each fund anticipates that its total foreign
  movements could reduce gains            movements could generate                investments will not exceed 20% of assets
  or create losses                        gains or reduce losses
                                                                                o Each fund actively manages the currency exposure
o A fund could lose money               o Foreign investments, which              of its foreign investments relative to its
  because of foreign                      represent a major portion of            benchmark, and may hedge back into the U.S. dollar
  government actions,                     the world's securities,                 from time to time (see also "Derivatives")
  political instability, or               offer attractive potential
  lack of adequate and                    performance and
  accurate information                    opportunities for
                                          diversification
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When-issued and delayed
delivery securities

o When a fund buys securities           o A fund can take advantage of          o Each fund uses segregated accounts to offset
  before issue or for delayed             attractive transaction                  leverage risk
  delivery, it could be                   opportunities
  exposed to leverage risk if
  it does not use segregated
  accounts
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Short-term trading

o Increased trading would               o A fund could realize gains            o The funds generally avoid short-term trading,
  raise a fund's brokerage and            in a short period of time               except to take advantage of attractive or
  related costs                                                                   unexpected opportunities or to meet demands
                                        o A fund could protect against            generated by shareholder activity. The turnover
o Increased short-term capital            losses if a stock is                    rate for each fund for its most recent fiscal year
  gains distributions would               overvalued and its value                end is as follows: Disciplined Equity (56%), U.S.
  raise shareholders' income              later falls                             Equity (89%), U.S. Small Company (104%), Tax Aware
  tax liability                                                                   Disciplined Equity (40%), and SmartIndex(TM)(45%)
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</TABLE>

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<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
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   Potential risks                      Potential rewards                       Policies to balance risk and reward
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<S>                                     <C>                                     <C>
Derivatives

o Derivatives such as futures,          o Hedges that correlate well            o The funds use derivatives for hedging and for risk
  options, swaps, and forward             with underlying positions               management (i.e., to establish or adjust exposure
  foreign currency contracts              can reduce or eliminate                 to particular securities, markets or currencies);
  that are used for hedging               losses at low cost                      risk management may include management of a fund's
  the portfolio or specific                                                       exposure relative to its benchmark
  securities may not fully              o A fund could make money and
  offset the underlying                   protect against losses if             o The funds only establish hedges that they expect
  positions and this could                management's analysis proves            will be highly correlated with underlying
  result in losses to the fund            correct                                 positions
  that would not have
  otherwise occurred                    o Derivatives that involve              o While the funds may use derivatives that
                                          leverage could generate                 incidentally involve leverage, they do not use
o Derivatives used for risk               substantial gains at low                them for the specific purpose of leveraging their
  management may not have the             cost                                    portfolios
  intended effects and may
  result in losses or missed
  opportunities

o The counterparty to a
  derivatives contract could
  default

o Derivatives that involve
  leverage could magnify
  losses

o Certain types of derivatives
  involve costs to the funds
  which can reduce returns
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Securities lending

o When a fund lends a                   o A fund may enhance income             o J.P. Morgan maintains a list of approved borrowers
  security, there is a risk               through the investment of
  that the loaned securities              the collateral received from          o The fund receives collateral equal to at least
  may not be returned if the              the borrower                            100% of the current value of securities loaned
  borrower defaults
                                                                                o The lending agents indemnify a fund against
o The collateral will be                                                          borrower default
  subject to the risks of the
  securities in which it is                                                     o J.P. Morgan's collateral investment guidelines
  invested                                                                        limit the quality and duration of collateral
                                                                                  investment to minimize losses

                                                                                o Upon recall, the borrower must return the
                                                                                  securities loaned within the normal settlement
                                                                                  period
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Illiquid holdings

o A fund could have difficulty          o These holdings may offer              o No fund may invest more than 15% of net assets in
  valuing these holdings                  more attractive yields or               illiquid holdings
  precisely                               potential growth than
                                          comparable widely traded              o To maintain adequate liquidity to meet
o A fund could be unable to               securities                              redemptions, each fund may hold investment-grade
  sell these holdings at the                                                      short-term securities (including repurchase
  time or price it desires                                                        agreements and reverse repurchase agreements) and,
                                                                                  for temporary or extraordinary purposes, may
                                                                                  borrow from banks up to 33 1/3% of the value of
                                                                                  its total assets
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</TABLE>

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(1) A futures contract is an agreement to buy or sell a set quantity of an
    underlying instrument at a future date, or to make or receive a cash payment
    based on changes in the value of a securities index. An option is the right
    to buy or sell a set quantity of an underlying instrument at a
    pre-determined price. A swap is a privately negotiated agreement to exchange
    one stream of payments for another. A forward foreign currency contract is
    an obligation to buy or sell a given currency on a future date and at a set
    price.

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FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

The financial tables are intended to help you understand each fund's financial
performance for the past one through five fiscal years or periods, or since
inception, if less than five years, as applicable. Certain information reflects
financial results for a single fund share. The total returns in the tables
represent the rate that an investor would have earned (or lost) on an investment
in a fund (assuming reinvestment of all dividends and distributions). Except
where noted, this information has been audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP,
whose reports, along with each fund's financial statements, are included in the
respective fund's annual report, which are available upon request.

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
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J.P. MORGAN INSTITUTIONAL DISCIPLINED EQUITY FUND

Per-share data                           For fiscal periods ended
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                                                                       5/31/97(1)          5/31/98          5/31/99          5/31/00
<S>                                                                      <C>                <C>              <C>              <C>
Net asset value, beginning of period ($)                                 10.00              11.47            14.96            17.57
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Income from investment operations:
  Net investment income ($)                                               0.04               0.12             0.17             0.17
  Net realized and unrealized gain
  on investment ($)                                                       1.43               3.62             3.18             0.81
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Total from investment operations ($)                                      1.47               3.74             3.35             0.98
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Less distributions to shareholders from:
  Net investment income ($)                                                 --              (0.12)           (0.15)           (0.18)
  Net realized gains ($)                                                    --              (0.13)           (0.59)           (0.83)
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Total distributions to shareholders ($)                                     --              (0.25)           (0.74)           (1.01)
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Net asset value, end of period ($)                                       11.47              14.96            17.57            17.54
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Ratios and supplemental data
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Total return (%)                                                         14.70(2)           32.98            23.07             5.54
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Net assets, end of period ($ thousands)                                 49,726            296,191        1,008,435        1,476,110
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Ratio to average net assets:
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  Net expenses (%)                                                        0.45(3)            0.45             0.45             0.45
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Net investment income (%)                                               1.58(3)            1.27             1.14             1.04
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Expenses without reimbursement (%)                                      1.34(3)            0.72             0.60             0.55
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
</TABLE>

(1)  The fund commenced operations on 1/3/97.
(2)  Not annualized.
(3)  Annualized.

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<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
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J.P. MORGAN INSTITUTIONAL U.S. EQUITY FUND

Per-share data                           For fiscal years ended
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                                                                    5/31/96       5/31/97       5/31/98       5/31/99       5/31/00
<S>                                                                      <C>                <C>              <C>              <C>
Net asset value, beginning of period ($)                             12.10         14.00         15.66         16.73         15.08
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Income from investment operations:
  Net investment income ($)                                           0.27          0.17          0.15          0.16          0.11
  Net realized and unrealized gain
  on investment ($)                                                   2.66          3.02          3.81          2.39          0.26
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Total from investment operations ($)                                  2.93          3.19          3.96          2.55          0.37
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Less distributions to shareholders from:
  Net investment income ($)                                          (0.20)        (0.25)        (0.18)        (0.17)        (0.11)
  Net realized gains ($)                                             (0.83)        (1.28)        (2.71)        (4.03)        (2.55)
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Total distributions to shareholders ($)                              (1.03)        (1.53)        (2.89)        (4.20)        (2.66)
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Net asset value, end of period ($)                                   14.00         15.66         16.73         15.08         12.79
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Ratios and supplemental data
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Total return (%)                                                     25.43         25.21         28.53         18.66          2.45
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Net assets, end of period ($ thousands)                            221,368       329,776       378,988       278,253       241,490
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Ratio to average net assets:
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  Net expenses (%)                                                    0.60          0.60          0.60          0.60          0.60
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Net investment income (%)                                           2.08          1.33          0.89          0.89          0.76
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Expenses without reimbursement (%)                                  0.62          0.65          0.63          0.63          0.63
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</TABLE>


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<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
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J.P. MORGAN INSTITUTIONAL U.S. SMALL COMPANY FUND

Per-share data                           For fiscal years ended
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                                                                    5/31/96       5/31/97       5/31/98       5/31/99       5/31/00
<S>                                                                      <C>                <C>              <C>              <C>
Net asset value, beginning of period ($)                             11.16         13.97         14.09        15.30          11.98
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Income from investment operations:
  Net investment income ($)                                           0.13          0.10          0.09         0.08           0.04
  Net realized and unrealized gain (loss)
  on investment ($)                                                   3.66          1.07          3.04        (1.83)          3.10
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Total from investment operations ($)                                  3.79          1.17          3.13        (1.75)          3.14
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Less distributions to shareholders from:
  Net investment income ($)                                          (0.12)        (0.13)        (0.08)       (0.08)         (0.01)
  Net realized gain ($)                                              (0.86)        (0.92)        (1.84)       (1.49)            --
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Total distributions to shareholders ($)                              (0.98)        (1.05)        (1.92)       (1.57)         (0.01)
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Net asset value, end of period ($)                                   13.97         14.09         15.30        11.98          15.11
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Ratios and supplemental data
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Total return (%)                                                     35.60          9.44         23.55       (10.79)         26.23
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Net assets, end of period ($ thousands)                            291,931       401,797       420,413      344,776        358,074
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Ratio to average net assets:
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  Net expenses (%)                                                    0.80          0.80          0.80         0.80           0.80
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Net investment income (loss) (%)                                    1.20          0.81          0.55         0.55           0.26
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Expenses without reimbursement and including interest expense (%)   0.83          0.85          0.85         0.85           0.82
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  Interest expense (%)                                                  --            --          0.00(1)        --             --
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</TABLE>

(1) Less than 0.01%

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<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
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J.P. MORGAN INSTITUTIONAL TAX AWARE DISCIPLINED EQUITY FUND

Per-share data                           For fiscal periods ended
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                                                                                                                         For the six
                                                                                                                        months ended
                                                                                                                             4/30/00
                                                                      10/31/97(1)        10/31/98         10/31/99     (unaudited)
<S>                                                                    <C>                <C>              <C>              <C>
Net asset value, beginning of period ($)                               10.00              12.08            14.71            18.19
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Income from investment operations:
Net investment income ($)                                               0.06               0.11             0.15             0.08
  Net realized and unrealized gain
  on investment ($)                                                     2.02               2.68             3.48             0.81
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Total from investment operations ($)                                    2.08               2.79             3.63             0.89
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Less distributions to shareholders from:
  Net investment income ($)                                               --              (0.16)           (0.15)           (0.08)
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Net asset value, end of period ($)                                     12.08              14.71            18.19            19.00
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Ratios and supplemental data
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Total return (%)                                                       20.80(2)           23.26            24.72             4.92(2)
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Net assets, end of period ($ thousands)                               12,026             90,079          340,812          436,043
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Ratio to average net assets:
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  Net expenses (%)                                                      0.55(3)            0.55             0.55             0.55(3)
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Net investment income (%)                                             1.19(3)            0.97             0.94             0.88(3)
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Expenses without reimbursement (%)                                    4.59(3)            1.02             0.65             0.56(3)
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  Portfolio turnover rate (%)                                             35                 57               40               26
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</TABLE>

(1)  The fund commenced operations on 1/30/97.
(2)  Not annualized.
(3)  Annualized.


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<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
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J.P. MORGAN INSTITUTIONAL SMARTINDEX(TM) FUND

Per-share data                           For fiscal periods ended
                                                                                                      5/31/99(1)            5/31/00
<S>                                                                                                     <C>                  <C>
Net asset value, beginning of period ($)                                                                15.00                16.06
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Income from investment operations:
  Net investment income ($)                                                                              0.07                 0.14
  Net realized and unrealized gain
  on investment and futures contracts($)                                                                 1.02                 1.02
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Total from investment operations ($)                                                                    (1.09)                1.16
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Less distributions to shareholders from:
  Net investment income                                                                                 (0.03)               (0.14)
  Net realized gain                                                                                        --                (0.01)
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Total distributions to shareholders ($)                                                                 (0.03)               (0.15)
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Net asset value, end of period ($)                                                                      16.06                17.07
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Ratios and supplemental data
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Total return (%)                                                                                         7.27(2)              7.25
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Net assets, end of period ($ thousands)                                                                 5,363              400,541
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Ratios to average net assets:
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  Net expenses (%)                                                                                       0.35(3)              0.35
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  Net investment income(%)                                                                               1.13(3)              1.26
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  Expenses without reimbursement (%)                                                                     5.44(3)              0.58
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  Portfolio turnover (%)                                                                                   19                   45
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</TABLE>


(1)  The fund commenced operations on 12/31/98.
(2)  Not annualized.
(3)  Annualized.


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FOR MORE INFORMATION
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For investors who want more information on these funds, the following documents
are available free upon request:

Annual/Semi-annual Reports Contain financial statements, performance data,
information on portfolio holdings, and a written analysis of market conditions
and fund performance for a fund's most recently completed fiscal year or
half-year.

Statement of Additional Information (SAI) Provides a fuller technical and legal
description of a fund's policies, investment restrictions, and business
structure. This prospectus incorporates each fund's SAI by reference.

Copies of the current versions of these documents, along with other information
about the funds, may be obtained by contacting:

J.P. Morgan Institutional Funds
J.P. Morgan Series Trust
J.P. Morgan Funds Services
522 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10036

Telephone: 1-800-766-7722

Hearing impaired: 1-888-468-4015

Email: [email protected]

Text-only versions of these documents and this prospectus are available, upon
payment of a duplicating fee, from the Public Reference Room of the Securities
and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. (1-202-942-8090) and may be viewed
on-screen or downloaded from the SEC's Internet site at http://www.sec.gov. Each
fund's investment company and 1933 Act registration numbers are:

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
<S>                                                               <C>
J.P. Morgan Institutional Disciplined Equity Fund ..............  811-07342 and 033-54642
J.P. Morgan Institutional U.S. Equity Fund .....................  811-07342 and 033-54642
J.P. Morgan Institutional U.S. Small Company Fund ..............  811-07342 and 033-54642
J.P. Morgan Institutional Tax Aware Disciplined Equity Fund ....  811-07795 and 333-11125
J.P. Morgan Institutional SmartIndex(TM)Fund ...................  811-07795 and 333-11125
</TABLE>

J.P. MORGAN MUTUAL FUNDS AND THE MORGAN TRADITION
The J.P. Morgan mutual funds combine a heritage of integrity and financial
leadership with comprehensive, sophisticated analysis and management techniques.
Drawing on J.P. Morgan's extensive experience and depth as an investment
manager, the J.P. Morgan funds offer a broad array of distinctive opportunities
for mutual fund investors.

JPMorgan
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J.P. Morgan Institutional Funds
J.P. Morgan Series Trust

Advisor                                     Distributor
J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc.      Funds Distributor, Inc.
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New York, NY 10036                          Boston, MA 02109
1-800-766-7722                              1-800-221-7930





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                                                    OCTOBER 1, 2000 | PROSPECTUS
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J.P. MORGAN INSTITUTIONAL
LARGE CAP GROWTH FUND

                                       -----------------------------------------
                                       Seeking to outperform the Russell 1000
                                       Growth Index over the long term through a
                                       disciplined management approach

This prospectus contains essential information for anyone investing in the fund.
Please read it carefully and keep it for reference.

As with all mutual funds, the fact that these shares are registered with the
Securities and Exchange Commission does not mean that the commission approves
them or guarantees that the information in this prospectus is correct or
adequate. It is a criminal offense for anyone to state or suggest otherwise.

Distributed by Funds Distributor, Inc.

                                                                        JPMorgan
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CONTENTS
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1 | The fund's goal, investment approach, risks and expenses

J.P. MORGAN INSTITUTIONAL LARGE CAP GROWTH FUND

Fund description...............................................................1
Performance....................................................................2
Investor expenses..............................................................2

3 |

MANAGEMENT APPROACH

J.P. Morgan....................................................................3
J.P. Morgan Institutional Large Cap Growth Fund................................3
Who may want to invest.........................................................3
U.S. growth stock investment process...........................................4

5 | Investing in the J.P. Morgan Institutional Large Cap Growth Fund

YOUR INVESTMENT

Investing through a financial professional.....................................5
Investing through an employer-sponsored retirement plan........................5
Investing through an IRA or rollover IRA.......................................5
Investing directly.............................................................5
Opening your account...........................................................5
Adding to your account.........................................................5
Selling shares.................................................................6
Account and transaction policies...............................................6
Dividends and distributions....................................................7
Tax considerations.............................................................7

8 | More about risk and the fund's business operations

FUND DETAILS

Business structure.............................................................8
Management and administration..................................................8
Risk and reward elements.......................................................9
Financial highlights..........................................................11

FOR MORE INFORMATION................................................. back cover

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J.P. MORGAN INSTITUTIONAL
LARGE CAP GROWTH FUND
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                               REGISTRANT: J.P. MORGAN SERIES TRUST
                               (J.P. MORGAN LARGE CAP GROWTH FUND: INSTITUTIONAL
                               SHARES)

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RISK/RETURN SUMMARY

For a more detailed discussion of the fund's investments and their main risks,
as well as fund strategies, please see pages 9-10.

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GOAL

The fund's goal is to provide long term growth from a portfolio of large cap
stocks. This goal can be changed without shareholder approval.

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PRINCIPAL STRATEGIES

Investment Approach

The fund invests primarily in stocks of U.S., and to a lesser extent foreign,
companies with market capitalizations of $8 billion or more. The fund focuses on
stock selection to attempt to achieve superior returns and while it generally
holds stocks in many sectors, it emphasizes industries with higher earnings
growth potential and does not track the sector weightings of the overall large
cap market. Because the stock prices of growth companies are based in part on
future expectations, they may fall sharply if investors believe the prospects
for a stock, industry or the economy in general are weak. Growth stocks also
typically lack the dividend yield that could cushion stock prices in market
downturns.

In searching for companies, the fund uses a growth-oriented approach, as
described on page 3, that focuses on each company's business strategies and its
competitive environment. The fund seeks to buy stocks when they are undervalued
and display potential for long-term earnings growth. Stocks become candidates
for sale when they appear overvalued or fairly valued, but the fund may continue
to hold them if it believes further substantial growth is possible.

PRINCIPAL RISKS

The value of your investment in the fund will fluctuate in response to movements
in the stock market. Fund performance also will depend on the effectiveness of
J.P. Morgan's research and the management team's stock picking decisions.

An investment in the fund is not a deposit of any bank and is not insured or
guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government
agency. You could lose money if you sell when the fund's share price is lower
than when you invested.

PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

The fund's assets are managed by J.P. Morgan, which currently manages over $369
billion, including more than $1.1 billion using the same strategy as the fund.

The portfolio management team is led by Nadav Peles, vice president, who has
been with J.P. Morgan since 1994 as a capital markets researcher, and James
Russo, CFA, vice president, who has been with J.P. Morgan since 1994 and has
previously served in the equity research group as an analyst covering consumer
analytical stocks.

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Before you invest

Investors considering the fund should understand that:

o   There is no assurance that the fund will meet its investment goal.

o   The fund does not represent a complete investment program.


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PERFORMANCE (unaudited)

The bar chart and table shown below provide some indication of the risks of
investing in J.P. Morgan Institutional Large Cap Growth Fund.

The bar chart indicates some of the risks by showing the performance of the
fund's shares for the last calendar year.

The table indicates some of the risks by showing how the fund's average annual
returns for the past year and for the life of the fund compare to the fund's
benchmark. The fund's benchmark is the Russell 1000 Growth Index. This is a
widely recognized, unmanaged index of small cap U.S. growth stocks used as a
measure of overall U.S. small cap growth stock performance.

The fund's past performance does not necessarily indicate how the fund will
perform in the future.

[The following table was depicted as a bar chart in the printed material.]
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Year-by-year total return (%)     Shows changes in returns by calendar year(1,2)
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                                                                            1999

J.P. Morgan Institutional Large Cap Growth Fund                            26.54

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The fund's year-to-date total return as of 6/30/00 was 6.36%. For the period
covered by this year-by-year total return chart, the fund's highest quarterly
return was 21.59% (for the quarter ended 12/31/99); and the lowest quarterly
return was -6.59% (for the quarter ended 9/30/99).
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Average annual total return (%)
             Shows performance over time, for periods ended December 31, 1999(1)
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<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                      Past 1 yr.  Life of fund
<S>                                                                     <C>          <C>

J.P. Morgan Institutional Large Cap Growth Fund (after expenses)        26.54        26.54

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Russell 1000 Growth Index                                               19.74        19.74
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INVESTOR EXPENSES

The expenses of the fund before and after reimbursement are shown at right. The
fund has no sales, redemption, exchange, or account fees, although some
institutions may charge you a fee for shares you buy through them. The annual
fund expenses after reimbursement are deducted from fund assets prior to
performance calculations.
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Annual fund operating expenses (%)
(expenses that are deducted from fund assets)
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Management fees                                                             0.50

Distribution (12b-1) fees                                                   none

Other expenses                                                              1.80
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Total
operating expenses                                                          2.30

Fee waiver and expense
reimbursement(3)                                                            1.55
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Net expenses(3)                                                             0.75
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Expense example
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The example below 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:
$10,000 initial investment, 5% return each year, net expenses for the period
10/1/2000 through 9/30/01 and total operating expenses thereafter, and all
shares sold at the end of each time period. The example is for comparison only;
the fund's actual return and your actual costs may be higher or lower.
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                                      1 yr.       3 yrs.      5 yrs.     10 yrs.

Your cost($)                           77          569        1,089       2,515
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(1) The fund commenced operations on 12/31/98.
(2) The fund's fiscal year end is 5/31.
(3) Reflects an agreement dated 10/1/2000 by Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of
    New York ("Morgan Guaranty"), an affiliate of J.P. Morgan, to reimburse the
    fund to the extent total operating expenses (excluding interest, taxes and
    extraordinary expenses) exceed 0.75% of the fund's average daily net assets
    through 9/30/01.
                             J.P. MORGAN INSTITUTIONAL LARGE CAP GROWTH FUND | 2
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U.S. GROWTH STOCK MANAGEMENT APPROACH
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J.P. MORGAN

Known for its commitment to proprietary research and its disciplined investment
strategies, J.P. Morgan is the asset management choice for many of the world's
most respected corporations, financial institutions, governments, and
individuals. Today, J.P. Morgan employs approximately 420 analysts and portfolio
managers around the world and has more than $369 billion in assets under
management, including assets managed by the fund's advisor, J.P. Morgan
Investment Management Inc.

J.P. MORGAN INSTITUTIONAL LARGE CAP GROWTH FUND

The fund invests primarily in U.S. stocks with market capitalizations of $8
billion or more. As a shareholder, you should anticipate risks and rewards
beyond those of a typical bond fund or a typical balanced fund.

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Who may want to invest

The fund is designed for investors who:

o     are pursuing a long-term goal such as retirement

o     want to add an investment with growth potential to further diversify a
      portfolio

o     want a fund that seeks to outperform the markets in which it invests over
      the long term

The fund is not designed for investors who:

o     want a fund that pursues market trends or focuses only on particular
      industries or sectors

o     require regular income or stability of principal

o     are pursuing a short-term goal or investing emergency reserves


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The fund invests primarily in large cap U.S. stocks. The fund's investment
philosophy, developed by the advisor, focuses on stock picking while largely
avoiding sector or market-timing strategies. Also, under normal market
conditions, the fund will remain fully invested.

U.S. GROWTH STOCK INVESTMENT PROCESS

In managing the fund, J.P. Morgan employs a three-step process:

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J.P. Morgan analysts develop proprietary
                    fundamental research

Research J.P. Morgan takes an in-depth look at company prospects over the short,
intermediate, and longer time periods. This approach is designed to provide
insight into a company's earnings growth potential. J.P. Morgan's in-house
research is developed by an extensive worldwide network of over 125 career
equity analysts. The team of analysts dedicated to U.S. equities has an average
of over ten years of experience.

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Stocks in each industry are ranked
           with the help of models

Valuation The research findings allow J.P. Morgan to rank the companies in each
industry group according to their normalized earnings growth projections. The
projected slower growing companies are eliminated from consideration. Then
rankings are produced with the help of a variety of models that quantify the
research teams' findings. Additionally, our analyst's near-term earnings
estimates changes are blended with in-house valuation models to create a growth
stock valuation signal.

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Using research and valuations,
    the fund's management team
   chooses stocks for the fund

Stock selection The fund buys and sells stocks according to its policies, using
the research and a growth stock valuation signal as a basis for the rankings.
Stocks displaying inferior earnings growth potential relative to peers are
excluded from the selection process. In general, the management team buys stocks
displaying above average earnings growth potential relative to its current stock
price and other companies in its industry. Along with attractive growth
prospects, the fund's managers often consider a number of other criteria:

o     catalysts that could trigger a rise in a stock's price

o     high potential reward compared to potential risk

o     temporary mispricings caused by market overreactions


                                       U.S. GROWTH STOCK MANAGEMENT APPROACH | 4
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YOUR INVESTMENT
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For your convenience, the fund offers several ways to start and add to fund
investments.

INVESTING THROUGH A FINANCIAL PROFESSIONAL

If you work with a financial professional, either at J.P. Morgan or elsewhere,
he or she is prepared to handle your planning and transaction needs. Your
financial professional will be able to assist you in establishing your fund
account, executing transactions, and monitoring your investment. If your fund
investment is not held in the name of your financial professional and you prefer
to place a transaction order yourself, please use the instructions for investing
directly.

INVESTING THROUGH AN EMPLOYER-SPONSORED RETIREMENT PLAN

Your fund investments are handled through your plan. Refer to your plan
materials or contact your benefits office for information on buying, selling, or
exchanging fund shares.

INVESTING THROUGH AN IRA OR ROLLOVER IRA

Please contact a J.P. Morgan Retirement Services Specialist at 1-888-576-4472
for information on J.P. Morgan's comprehensive IRA services, including lower
minimum investments.

INVESTING DIRECTLY

Investors may establish accounts without the help of an intermediary by using
the instructions below and at right:

o     Determine the amount you are investing. The minimum amount for initial
      investment is $3,000,000 and for additional investments $25,000, although
      these minimums may be less for some investors. For more information on
      minimum investments, call 1-800-766-7722.

o     Complete the application, indicating how much of your investment you want
      to allocate to which fund(s). Please apply now for any account privileges
      you may want to use in the future, in order to avoid the delays associated
      with adding them later on.

o     Mail in your application, making your initial investment as shown on the
      right.

For answers to any questions, please speak with a J.P. Morgan Funds Services
Representative at 1-800-766-7722.

OPENING YOUR ACCOUNT

      By wire

o     Mail your completed application to the Shareholder Services Agent.

o     Call the Shareholder Services Agent to obtain an account number and to
      place a purchase order. Funds that are wired without a purchase order will
      be returned uninvested.

o     After placing your purchase order, instruct your bank to wire the amount
      of your investment to:

      Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York - Delaware
      Routing number: 031-100-238
      Credit: J.P.M. Institutional Shareholder Services
      Account number: 001-57-689
      FFC: your account number, name of registered owner(s) and fund name

      By check

o     Make out a check for the investment amount payable to J.P. Morgan
      Institutional Funds.

o     Mail the check with your completed application to the Shareholder Services
      Agent.

      By exchange

o     Call the Shareholder Services Agent to effect an exchange.

ADDING TO YOUR ACCOUNT

      By wire

o     Call the Shareholder Services Agent to place a purchase order. Funds that
      are wired without a purchase order will be returned uninvested.

o     Once you have placed your purchase order, instruct your bank to wire the
      amount of your investment as described above.

      By check

o     Make out a check for the investment amount payable to J.P. Morgan
      Institutional Funds.

o     Mail the check with a completed investment slip to the Shareholder
      Services Agent. If you do not have an investment slip, attach a note
      indicating your account number and how much you wish to invest in which
      fund(s).

      By exchange

o     Call the Shareholder Services Agent to effect an exchange.


5 | YOUR INVESTMENT
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SELLING SHARES

      By phone - wire payment

o     Call the Shareholder Services Agent to verify that the wire redemption
      privilege is in place on your account. If it is not, a representative can
      help you add it.

o     Place your wire request. If you are transferring money to a non-Morgan
      account, you will need to provide the representative with the personal
      identification number (PIN) that was provided to you when you opened your
      fund account.

      By phone - check payment

o     Call the Shareholder Services Agent and place your request. Once your
      request has been verified, a check for the net cash amount, payable to the
      registered owner(s), will be mailed to the address of record. For checks
      payable to any other party or mailed to any other address, please make
      your request in writing (see below).

      In writing

o     Write a letter of instruction that includes the following information: The
      name of the registered owner(s) of the account; the account number; the
      fund name; the amount you want to sell; and the recipient's name and
      address or wire information, if different from those of the account
      registration.

o     Indicate whether you want any cash proceeds sent by check or by wire.

o     Make sure the letter is signed by an authorized party. The Shareholder
      Services Agent may require additional information, such as a signature
      guarantee.

o     Mail the letter to the Shareholder Services Agent.

      By exchange

o     Call the Shareholder Services Agent to effect an exchange.

      Redemption in kind

o     The fund reserves the right to make redemptions of over $250,000 in
      securities rather than cash.

ACCOUNT AND TRANSACTION POLICIES

Telephone orders The fund accepts telephone orders from all shareholders. To
guard against fraud, the fund requires shareholders to use a PIN, and may record
telephone orders or take other reasonable precautions. However, if the fund does
take such steps to ensure the authenticity of an order, you may bear any loss if
the order later proves fraudulent.

Exchanges You may exchange shares in this fund for shares in any other J.P.
Morgan Institutional or J.P. Morgan mutual fund at no charge (subject to the
securities laws of your state). When making exchanges, it is important to
observe any applicable minimums. Keep in mind that for tax purposes an exchange
is considered a sale.

The fund may alter, limit, or suspend its exchange policy at any time.

Business hours and NAV calculations The fund's regular business days and hours
are the same as those of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The fund calculates
its net asset value per share (NAV) every business day as of the close of
trading on the NYSE (normally 4:00 p.m. eastern time). The fund's securities are
typically priced using market quotes or pricing services. When these methods are
not available or do not represent a security's value at the time of pricing
(e.g., when an event occurs on a foreign exchange after the close of trading on
that exchange that would materially impact a security's value at the time the
fund calculates its NAV), the security is valued in accordance with the fund's
fair valuation procedures.

Timing of orders Orders to buy or sell shares are executed at the next NAV
calculated after the order has been accepted. Orders are accepted until the
close of trading on the NYSE every business day and are executed the same day,
at that day's NAV. The fund has the right to suspend redemption of shares and to
postpone payment of proceeds for up to seven days or as permitted by law.

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        Shareholder Services Agent
        Morgan Christiana Center
        J.P. Morgan Funds Services - 2/OPS3
        500 Stanton Christiana Road
        Newark, DE 19713
        1-800-766-7722

        Representatives are available 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. eastern
        time on fund business days.


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Timing of settlements When you buy shares, you will become the owner of record
when the fund receives your payment, generally the day following execution. When
you sell shares, cash proceeds are generally available the day following
execution and will be forwarded according to your instructions.

When you sell shares that you recently purchased by check, your order will be
executed at the next NAV but the proceeds will not be available until your check
clears. This may take up to 15 days.

Statements and reports The fund sends monthly account statements as well as
confirmations after each purchase or sale of shares (except reinvestments).
Every six months the fund sends out an annual or semi-annual report containing
information on its holdings and a discussion of recent and anticipated market
conditions and fund performance.

Accounts with below-minimum balances If your account balance falls below the
minimum for 30 days as a result of selling shares (and not because of
performance), the fund reserves the right to request that you buy more shares or
close your account. If your account balance is still below the minimum 60 days
after notification, the fund reserves the right to close out your account and
send the proceeds to the address of record.

DIVIDENDS AND DISTRIBUTIONS

Income dividends are typically paid four times a year. The fund typically makes
capital gains distributions, if any, once per year. However, the fund may make
more or fewer payments in a given year, depending on its investment results and
its tax compliance situation. The fund's dividends and distributions consist of
most or all of its net investment income and net realized capital gains.

Dividends and distributions are reinvested in additional fund shares.
Alternatively, you may instruct your financial professional or J.P. Morgan Funds
Services to have them sent to you by check, credited to a separate account, or
invested in another J.P. Morgan Institutional Fund.

TAX CONSIDERATIONS

In general, selling shares for cash, exchanging shares, and receiving
distributions (whether reinvested or taken in cash) are all taxable events.
These transactions typically create the following tax liabilities for taxable
accounts:

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Transaction                             Tax status

Income dividends                        Ordinary income

Short-term capital gains                Ordinary income
distributions

Long-term capital gains                 Capital gains
distributions

Sales or exchanges of shares            Capital gains or losses
owned for more than one year

Sales or exchanges of shares            Gains are treated as ordinary
owned for one year or less              income; losses are subject
                                        to special rules

Because long-term capital gains distributions are taxable as capital gains
regardless of how long you have owned your shares, you may want to avoid making
a substantial investment when the fund is about to declare a long-term capital
gains distribution.

Every January, the fund issues tax information on its distributions for the
previous year.

Any investor for whom the fund does not have a valid taxpayer identification
number will be subject to backup withholding for taxes.

The tax considerations described in this section do not apply to tax-deferred
accounts or other non-taxable entities.

Because each investor's tax circumstances are unique, please consult your tax
professional about your fund investment.


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FUND DETAILS
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BUSINESS STRUCTURE

The fund is a series of J.P. Morgan Series Trust, a Massachusetts business
trust. Information about other series or classes is available by calling
1-800-766-7722. In the future, the trustees could create other series or share
classes, which would have different expenses. Fund shareholders are entitled to
one full or fractional vote for each dollar or fraction of a dollar invested.

MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

The fund and the other series of J.P. Morgan Series Trust are governed by the
same trustees. The trustees are responsible for overseeing all business
activities. The trustees are assisted by Pierpont Group, Inc., which they own
and operate on a cost basis. Costs of the trust are shared by all funds governed
by these trustees. Funds Distributor, Inc., as co-administrator, along with J.P.
Morgan, provides certain trust officers.

J.P. Morgan, as co-administrator, oversees the fund's other service providers.

J.P. Morgan, subject to the expense reimbursements described earlier in this
prospectus, receives the following fees for investment advisory and other
services:

Advisory services                       0.50% of the fund's
                                        average net assets

Administrative services                 Fund's pro-rata portion
(fee shared with Funds                  of 0.09% of the first
Distributor, Inc.)                      $7 billion of average net assets
                                        in J.P. Morgan-advised
                                        portfolios, plus 0.04%
                                        of average net assets over
                                        $7 billion

Shareholder services                    0.10% of the fund's average
                                        net assets

J.P. Morgan may pay fees to certain firms and professionals for providing
recordkeeping or other services in connection with investments in the fund.


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RISK AND REWARD ELEMENTS

This table discusses the main elements that make up the fund's overall risk and
reward characteristics. It also outlines the fund's policies toward various
securities, including those that are designed to help the fund manage risk.

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
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Potential risks                         Potential rewards                       Policies to balance risk and reward
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<S>                                     <C>                                     <C>
Market conditions

o  The fund's share price and           o  Stocks have generally                o  Under normal circumstances the
   performance will fluctuate in           outperformed more stable                fund plans to remain fully
   response to stock market                investments (such as bonds and          invested, with at least 65% in
   movements                               cash equivalents) over the long         stocks; stock investments may
                                           term                                    include U.S. and foreign common
o  Adverse market conditions may                                                   stocks, convertible securities,
   from time to time cause the fund                                                preferred stocks, trust or
   to take temporary defensive                                                     partnership interests, warrants,
   positions that are inconsistent                                                 rights, and investment company
   with its principal investment                                                   securities
   strategies and may hinder the
   fund from achieving its                                                      o  The fund seeks to limit risk
   investment objective                                                            through diversification

                                                                                o  During severe market downturns,
                                                                                   the fund has the option of
                                                                                   investing up to 100% of assets in
                                                                                   investment-grade short-term
                                                                                   securities

Management choices

o  The fund could underperform its      o  The fund could outperform its        o  J.P. Morgan focuses its active
   benchmark due to its securities         benchmark due to these same             management on securities
   and asset allocation choices            choices                                 selection, the area where it
                                                                                   believes its commitment to
                                                                                   research can most enhance returns

Foreign investments

o  The fund could lose money because    o  Foreign investments, which           o  The fund anticipates that its
   of foreign government actions,          represent a major portion of the        total foreign investments will
   political instability, or lack of       world's securities, offer               not exceed 20% of assets
   adequate and accurate information       attractive potential performance
                                           and opportunities for
                                           diversification

Derivatives

o  Futures contracts(1) may not have    o  The fund could make money if         o  The fund uses futures contracts
   the intended effects and may            management's analysis proves            to equitize cash in order to keep
   result in losses or missed              correct                                 the fund fully invested and not
   opportunities                                                                   for speculative purposes. The
                                        o  Futures contracts allow the fund        fund invests in futures contracts
o  The counterparty to a futures           to gain equity exposure when            on recognized security indexes
   contract could default                  investing in individual stocks is
                                           not practical                        o  While the fund may use futures
o  Futures contracts that involve                                                  contracts that incidentally
   leverage could magnify losses        o  Futures contracts that involve          involve leverage, it does not use
                                           leverage could generate                 them for the specific purpose of
o  Futures contracts involve costs         substantial gains at low cost           leveraging its portfolio
   to the fund which can reduce
   returns
</TABLE>

(1)   A futures contract is an agreement to buy or sell a set quantity of an
      underlying instrument at a future date, or to make or receive a cash
      payment based on changes in the value of a securities index.


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<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
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Potential risks                         Potential rewards                       Policies to balance risk and reward
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<S>                                     <C>                                     <C>
Illiquid holdings

o  The fund could have difficulty       o  These holdings may offer more        o  The fund may not invest more than
   valuing these holdings precisely        attractive yields or potential          15% of net assets in illiquid
                                           growth than comparable widely           holdings
o  The fund could be unable to sell        traded securities
   these holdings at the time or                                                o  To maintain adequate liquidity to
   price it desires                                                                meet redemptions, the fund may
                                                                                   hold investment-grade short-term
                                                                                   securities (including repurchase
                                                                                   agreements and reverse repurchase
                                                                                   agreements) and, for temporary or
                                                                                   extraordinary purposes, may
                                                                                   borrow from banks up to 33 1/3%
                                                                                   of the value of its total assets

When-issued and delayed
delivery securities

o  When the fund buys securities        o  The fund can take advantage of       o  The fund uses segregated accounts
   before issue or for delayed             attractive transaction                  to offset leverage risk
   delivery, it could be exposed to        opportunities
   leverage risk if it does not use
   segregated accounts

Short-term trading

o  Increased trading would raise the    o  The fund could realize gains in a    o  The fund generally avoids
   fund's brokerage and related            short period of time                    short-term trading, except to
   costs                                                                           take advantage of attractive or
                                        o  The fund could protect against          unexpected opportunities or to
o  Increased short-term capital            losses if a stock is overvalued         meet demands generated by
   gains distributions would raise         and its value later falls               shareholder activity
   shareholders' income tax
   liability
</TABLE>


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FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

The financial highlights table is intended to help you understand the fund's
financial performance for the past fiscal periods. Certain information reflects
financial results for a single fund share. The total returns in the table
represent the rate that an investor would have earned (or lost) on an investment
in the fund (assuming reinvestment of all dividends and distributions). This
information has been audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, whose report, along
with the fund's financial statements, are included in the fund's annual report,
which is available upon request.

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J.P. MORGAN INSTITUTIONAL LARGE CAP GROWTH FUND

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Per share data             For fiscal periods ended May 31
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                                                         1999(1)        2000

Net asset value, beginning of period ($)                15.00          15.78
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Income from investment operations:
  Net investment income ($)                              0.00           0.01
  Net realized and unrealized gain
  on investment ($)                                      0.78           2.78
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Total from investment operations ($)                     0.78           2.79
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Less distributions to shareholders from:
  Net investment income ($)                                --          (0.00)
  In excess of net investment income ($)                   --          (0.01)
  Net realized gain ($)                                    --          (0.24)
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Total distributions to shareholders (%)                    --          (0.25)
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Net asset value, end of period ($)                      15.78          18.32
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Ratios and supplemental data
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Total return (%)                                         5.20(3)       17.70
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Net assets, end of period ($ thousands)                 5,261          6,191
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Ratios to average net assets:
  Net Expenses (%)                                       0.75(4)        0.75
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  Net investment loss (%)                               (0.03)(4)         --(2)
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  Expenses without reimbursement (%)                     4.01(4)        2.30
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  Portfolio turnover (%)                                   35             66
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(1) The fund commenced operations on 12/31/98.
(2) Less than 0.01%.
(3) Not annualized.
(4) Annualized.


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FOR MORE INFORMATION
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For investors who want more information on the fund, the following documents are
available free upon request:

Annual/Semi-annual Reports Contain financial statements, performance data,
information on portfolio holdings, and a written analysis of market conditions
and fund performance for the fund's most recently completed fiscal year or
half-year.

Statement of Additional Information (SAI) Provides a fuller technical and legal
description of the fund's policies, investment restrictions, and business
structure. This prospectus incorporates the SAI by reference.

Copies of the current versions of these documents, along with other information
about the fund, may be obtained by contacting:

J.P. Morgan Mutual Funds
J.P. Morgan Funds Services
522 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10036

Telephone: 1-800-766-7722

Hearing impaired:  1-888-468-4015

Email: [email protected]

Text-only versions of these documents and this prospectus are available, upon
payment of a duplicating fee, from the Public Reference Room of the Securities
and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. (1-202-942-8090) and may be viewed
on-screen or downloaded from the SEC's Internet site at http://www.sec.gov.

The fund's investment company and 1933 Act registration numbers are: 811-07795
and 333-11125

J.P. MORGAN MUTUAL FUNDS AND THE MORGAN TRADITION

J.P. Morgan mutual funds combine a heritage of integrity and financial
leadership with comprehensive, sophisticated analysis and management techniques.
Drawing on J.P. Morgan's extensive experience and depth as an investment
manager, J.P. Morgan mutual funds offer a broad array of distinctive
opportunities for mutual fund investors.

JPMorgan
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J.P. Morgan Series Trust

Advisor                                          Distributor
J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc.           Funds Distributor, Inc.
522 Fifth Avenue                                 60 State Street
New York, NY 10036                               Boston, MA 02109
1-800-766-7722                                   1-800-221-7930

                                                                    IMPR22 10/00
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                                                    OCTOBER 1, 2000 | PROSPECTUS
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J.P. MORGAN INSTITUTIONAL
MARKET NEUTRAL FUND

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                                            Seeking to provide long term capital
                                            appreciation while neutralizing the
                                            risks associated with stock
                                            market investing

This prospectus contains essential information for anyone investing in the fund.
Please read it carefully and keep it for reference.

As with all mutual funds, the fact that these shares are registered with the
Securities and Exchange Commission does not mean that the commission approves
them or guarantees that the information in this prospectus is correct or
adequate. It is a criminal offense for anyone to state or suggest otherwise.

Distributed by Funds Distributor, Inc.

                                                                        JPMorgan
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CONTENTS
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2 | The fund's goal, investment approach, risks and expenses

J.P. MORGAN INSTITUTIONAL MARKET NEUTRAL FUND
Fund description...............................................................2
Performance....................................................................3
Investor expenses..............................................................3

4 |

U.S. EQUITY MANAGEMENT APPROACH
J.P. Morgan....................................................................4
J.P. Morgan Institutional Market Neutral Fund..................................4
Who may want to invest.........................................................4
U.S. equity investment process.................................................5

6 |Investing in the J.P. Morgan Institutional Market Neutral Fund

YOUR INVESTMENT
Investing through a financial professional.....................................6
Investing through an employer-sponsored retirement plan........................6
Investing through an IRA or rollover IRA.......................................6
Investing directly.............................................................6
Opening your account...........................................................6
Adding to your account.........................................................6
Selling shares.................................................................7
Account and transaction policies...............................................7
Dividends and distributions....................................................8
Tax considerations.............................................................8

9 | More about risk and the fund's business operations

FUND DETAILS
Business structure.............................................................9
Management and administration..................................................9
Performance of private accounts................................................9
Risk and reward elements......................................................10
Financial Highlights..........................................................12

FOR MORE INFORMATION..................................................back cover

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J.P. MORGAN INSTITUTIONAL
MARKET NEUTRAL FUND
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                         REGISTRANT: J.P. MORGAN SERIES TRUST
                         (J.P. MORGAN MARKET NEUTRAL FUND: INSTITUTIONAL SHARES)

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RISK/RETURN SUMMARY

For a more detailed discussion of the fund's investments and their main risks,
as well as fund strategies, please see pages 10-11.

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GOAL

The fund's goal is to provide long-term capital appreciation from a broadly
diversified portfolio of U.S. stocks while neutralizing the general risks
associated with stock market investing. This goal can be changed without
shareholder approval.

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INVESTMENT APPROACH

Principal Strategies

The fund takes long and short positions in different stocks, selecting from a
universe of mid to large cap stocks with characteristics similar to those of the
Russell 1000 and/or Standard & Poor's 500 (S&P 500) Indexes, in an effort to
insulate the fund's performance from the effects of general stock market
movements. In rising markets, the fund expects that the long positions will
appreciate more rapidly than the short positions, and in declining markets, that
the short positions will decline faster than the long positions. The fund
expects that this difference in rates of appreciation, along with any returns on
cash generated by short sales, will generate a positive return; the fund pursues
returns exceeding those of 90-day U.S. Treasury Bills.

The fund purchases securities that it believes are undervalued and sells short
securities that it believes are overvalued. The long and short portfolios are
matched on a variety of risk characteristics in order to limit exposure to
macroeconomic factors. In each sector in which the fund invests, it balances the
dollars invested in long and short positions to remain sector neutral. In
attempting to neutralize market and sector risks, the fund emphasizes stock
picking as the primary means of generating returns.

PRINCIPAL RISKS

While the fund's market neutral approach seeks to minimize the risks of
investing in the overall stock market, it may involve more risk than other funds
that do not engage in short selling. The fund's long positions could decline in
value while the value of the securities sold short increases, thereby increasing
the potential for loss. It also is possible that the combination of securities
held long and sold short will fail to protect the fund from overall stock market
risk as anticipated.

The fund will have substantial short positions and must borrow the security to
make delivery to the buyer. The fund may not always be able to borrow a security
it wants to sell short. The fund also may be unable to close out an established
short position at an acceptable price, and may have to sell long positions at
disadvantageous times to cover its short positions.

The value of your investment in the fund will fluctuate in response to movements
in the stock market. fund performance also will depend on the effectiveness of
J.P. morgan's research and the management team's stock picking decisions.

An investment in the fund is not a deposit of any bank and is not insured or
guaranteed by the federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government
agency. You could lose money if you sell when the fund's share price is lower
than when you invested.

PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

The fund's assets are managed by J.P. Morgan, which currently manages
approximately $369 billion, including approximately $229 million using the same
strategy as the fund.

The portfolio management team is led by Bernard A. Kroll, managing director,
Timothy J. Devlin, vice president, and Nanette Buziak, vice president. Mr. Kroll
has been at J.P. Morgan since August of 1996 and prior to managing this fund was
an equity derivatives specialist at Goldman Sachs & Co. Mr. Devlin has been at
J.P. Morgan since July of 1996, and prior to that time was an equity portfolio
manager at Mitchell Hutchins Asset Management Inc. Ms. Buziak has been at J.P.
Morgan since March of 1997 and prior to that time was an index arbitrage trader
and convertible bond portfolio manager at First Marathon America Inc.

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Before you invest

Investors considering the fund should understand that:

o     There is no assurance that the fund will meet its investment goal.

o     The fund does not represent a complete investment program.


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PERFORMANCE (UNAUDITED)

The bar chart and table shown below provide some indication of the risks of
investing in the J.P. Morgan Institutional Market Neutral Fund.

The bar chart indicates some of the risks by showing the performance of the
fund's shares for the last calendar year.

The table indicates some of the risks by showing how the fund's average annual
returns for the past year and for the life of the fund compare to the fund's
benchmark. The fund's benchmark is the Merrill Lynch 91-Day T-Bill, a
one-security index which rolls over every month. The Merrill Lynch 91-Day T-Bill
is used to measure short-term fixed income market performance.

The fund's past performance does not necessarily indicate how the fund will
perform in the future.

[The following table was depicted as a bar chart in the printed material.]

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Year-by-year total return (%)     Shows changes in returns by calendar year(1,2)
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                                                                            1999

J.P. Morgan Institutional Market Neutral Fund                              -0.05

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The fund's year-to-date total return as of 6/30/00 was 2.45%. For the period
covered by this year-by-year total return chart, the fund's highest quarterly
return was 4.51% (for the quarter ended 6/30/99); and the lowest quarterly
return was -3.04% (for the quarter ended 12/31/99).

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Average annual total return (%)
             Shows performance over time, for periods ended December 31, 1999(1)
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<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                                         Past 1 yr.    Life of fund
<S>                                                                                        <C>            <C>
J.P. Morgan Institutional Market Neutral Fund (Institutional shares) (after expenses)      -0.05          -0.05
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Merrill Lynch 91-Day T-Bill (no expenses)                                                   4.85           4.85
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INVESTOR EXPENSES

The expenses of the fund before and after reimbursement are shown at right. The
fund has no sales, redemption, exchange, or account fees, although some
institutions may charge you a fee for shares you buy through them. The annual
fund expenses after reimbursement are deducted from fund assets prior to
performance calculations.

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Annual fund operating expenses (%)
(expenses that are deducted from fund assets)
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Management fees                                                             1.50

Distribution (Rule 12b-1) fees                                              none

Other expenses

   Dividend expenses                                                       0.60

   Other expenses                                                          1.59

Total other expenses                                                       2.19
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Total operating expenses                                                   3.69

Fee waiver and
expense reimbursement(3)                                                  (1.84)
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Net expenses(3) (including dividend expense)                               1.85

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Expense example(3)
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The example below 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:
$10,000 initial investment, 5% return each year, net expenses for the period
10/1/00 through 9/30/01 and total operating expenses thereafter, and all shares
sold at the end of each time period. The example is for comparison only; the
fund's actual return and your actual costs may be higher or lower.

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                                     1 yr.       3 yrs.      5 yrs.      10 yrs.

Your cost($)                          188         959        1,751        3,822
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(1)   The J.P. Morgan Institutional Market Neutral Fund commenced operations on
      12/31/98.

(2)   The fund's fiscal year end is 5/31.

(3)   Reflects an agreement dated 10/1/00 by Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of
      New York ("Morgan Guaranty"), an affiliate of J.P. Morgan, to reimburse
      the fund to the extent total operating expenses (excluding dividend
      expenses on securities sold short, interest, taxes and extraordinary
      expenses) exceed 1.25% of the fund's average daily net assets through
      9/30/01.


                               J.P. MORGAN INSTITUTIONAL MARKET NEUTRAL FUND | 3
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U.S. EQUITY MANAGEMENT APPROACH
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J.P. MORGAN

Known for its commitment to proprietary research and its disciplined investment
strategies, J.P. Morgan is the asset management choice for many of the world's
most respected corporations, financial institutions, governments, and
individuals. Today, J.P. Morgan employs approximately 420 analysts and portfolio
managers around the world and has approximately $369 billion in assets under
management, including assets managed by the fund's advisor, J.P. Morgan
Investment Management Inc.

J.P. MORGAN INSTITUTIONAL MARKET NEUTRAL FUND

The fund takes long and short positions in U.S. stocks, selecting from a
universe of mid to large cap stocks with characteristics similar to those of the
Russell 1000 and/or S&P 500 Indexes. As a shareholder, you should anticipate
risks and rewards beyond those of 90-day U.S. Treasury Bills.

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Who may want to invest

The fund is designed for investors who:

o     are pursuing long-term capital appreciation but want to minimize exposure
      to general stock market risk

o     want returns that exceed those of 90-day U.S. Treasury Bills with
      controlled risk

The fund is not designed for investors who:

o     want a fund that pursues market trends or focuses only on particular
      industries or sectors

o     require regular income or stability of principal

o     are pursuing a short-term goal or investing emergency reserves

o     are seeking returns similar to those of typical stock funds


4 | U.S. EQUITY MANAGEMENT APPROACH
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The fund invests primarily in U.S. stocks. The fund's investment philosophy,
developed by the advisor, focuses on stock picking while largely avoiding sector
or market-timing strategies.

U.S. EQUITY INVESTMENT PROCESS

In managing the fund, J.P. Morgan employs a three-step process:

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J.P. Morgan analysts develop proprietary
                    fundamental research

Research J.P. Morgan takes an in-depth look at company prospects over a
relatively long period -- often as much as five years -- rather than focusing on
near-term expectations. This approach is designed to provide insight into a
company's real growth potential. J.P. Morgan's in-house research is developed by
an extensive worldwide network of over 125 career equity analysts. The team of
analysts dedicated to U.S. equities includes more than 20 members, with an
average of over ten years of experience.

[GRAPHIC OMITTED]
Stocks in each industry are ranked
           with the help of models

Valuation The research findings allow J.P. Morgan to rank the companies in each
industry group according to their relative value. The greater a company's
estimated worth compared to the current market price of its stock, the more
undervalued the company. The valuation rankings are produced with the help of a
variety of models that quantify the research team's findings.

[GRAPHIC OMITTED]
Using research and valuations,
    the fund's management team
   chooses stocks for the fund

Stock selection The fund buys and sells stocks according to its policies, using
the research and valuation rankings as a basis. In general, the management team
buys stocks that are identified as undervalued and considers selling them when
they appear overvalued. Along with attractive valuation, the fund's managers
often consider a number of other criteria:

o     catalysts that could trigger a significant change in a stock's price

o     high potential reward compared to potential risk

o     temporary mispricings caused by market overreactions


                                             U.S. EQUITY MANAGEMENT APPROACH | 5
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YOUR INVESTMENT
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For your convenience, the fund offers several ways to start and add to fund
investments.

INVESTING THROUGH A FINANCIAL PROFESSIONAL

If you work with a financial professional, either at J.P. Morgan or elsewhere,
he or she is prepared to handle your planning and transaction needs. Your
financial professional will be able to assist you in establishing your fund
account, executing transactions, and monitoring your investment. If your fund
investment is not held in the name of your financial professional and you prefer
to place a transaction order yourself, please use the instructions for investing
directly.

INVESTING THROUGH AN EMPLOYER-SPONSORED RETIREMENT PLAN

Your fund investments are handled through your plan. Refer to your plan
materials or contact your benefits office for information on buying, selling, or
exchanging fund shares.

INVESTING THROUGH AN IRA OR ROLLOVER IRA

Please contact a J.P. Morgan Retirement Services Specialist at 1-888-576-4472
for information on J.P. Morgan's comprehensive IRA services, including lower
minimum investments.

INVESTING DIRECTLY

Investors may establish accounts without the help of an intermediary by using
the instructions below and at right:

o     Determine the amount you are investing. The minimum amount for initial
      investment is $3,000,000 and for additional investments $25,000, although
      these minimums may be less for some investors. For more information on
      minimum investments, call 1-800-766-7722.

o     Complete the application, indicating how much of your investment you want
      to allocate to which fund(s). Please apply now for any account privileges
      you may want to use in the future, in order to avoid the delays associated
      with adding them later on.

o     Mail in your application, making your initial investment as shown on the
      right.

For answers to any questions, please speak with a J.P. Morgan Funds Services
Representative at 1-800-766-7722.

OPENING YOUR ACCOUNT

      By wire

o     Mail your completed application to the Shareholder Services Agent.

o     Call the Shareholder Services Agent to obtain an account number and to
      place a purchase order. Funds that are wired without a purchase order will
      be returned uninvested.

o     After placing your purchase order, instruct your bank to wire the amount
      of your investment to:

      Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York - Delaware
      Routing number: 031-100-238
      Credit: J.P.M. Institutional Shareholder Services
      Account number: 001-57-689
      FFC: your account number, name of registered owner(s) and fund name

      By check

o     Make out a check for the investment amount payable to J.P. Morgan
      Institutional Funds.

o     Mail the check with your completed application to the Shareholder Services
      Agent.

      By exchange

o     Call the Shareholder Services Agent to effect an exchange.

ADDING TO YOUR ACCOUNT

      By wire

o     Call the Shareholder Services Agent to place a purchase order. Funds that
      are wired without a purchase order will be returned uninvested.

o     Once you have placed your purchase order, instruct your bank to wire the
      amount of your investment as described above.

      By check

o     Make out a check for the investment amount payable to J.P. Morgan
      Institutional Funds.

o     Mail the check with a completed investment slip to the Shareholder
      Services Agent. If you do not have an investment slip, attach a note
      indicating your account number and how much you wish to invest in which
      fund(s).

      By exchange

o     Call the Shareholder Services Agent to effect an exchange.


6 | YOUR INVESTMENT
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SELLING SHARES

      By phone - wire payment

o     Call the Shareholder Services Agent to verify that the wire redemption
      privilege is in place on your account. If it is not, a representative can
      help you add it.

o     Place your wire request. If you are transferring money to a non-Morgan
      account, you will need to provide the representative with the personal
      identification number (PIN) that was provided to you when you opened your
      fund account.

      By phone - check payment

o     Call the Shareholder Services Agent and place your request. Once your
      request has been verified, a check for the net cash amount, payable to the
      registered owner(s), will be mailed to the address of record. For checks
      payable to any other party or mailed to any other address, please make
      your request in writing (see below).

      In writing

o     Write a letter of instruction that includes the following information: The
      name of the registered owner(s) of the account; the account number; the
      fund name; the amount you want to sell; and the recipient's name and
      address or wire information, if different from those of the account
      registration.

o     Indicate whether you want any cash proceeds sent by check or by wire.

o     Make sure the letter is signed by an authorized party. The Shareholder
      Services Agent may require additional information, such as a signature
      guarantee.

o     Mail the letter to the Shareholder Services Agent.

      By exchange

o     Call the Shareholder Services Agent to effect an exchange.

      Redemption in kind

o     The fund reserves the right to make redemptions of over $250,000 in
      securities rather than cash.

ACCOUNT AND TRANSACTION POLICIES

Telephone orders The fund accepts telephone orders from all shareholders. To
guard against fraud, the fund requires shareholders to use a PIN, and may record
telephone orders or take other reasonable precautions. However, if the fund does
take such steps to ensure the authenticity of an order, you may bear any loss if
the order later proves fraudulent.

Exchanges You may exchange shares in this fund for shares in any other J.P.
Morgan Institutional or J.P. Morgan mutual fund at no charge (subject to the
securities laws of your state). When making exchanges, it is important to
observe any applicable minimums. Keep in mind that for tax purposes an exchange
is considered a sale.

The fund may alter, limit, or suspend its exchange policy at any time.

Business hours and NAV calculations The fund's regular business days and hours
are the same as those of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The fund calculates
its net asset value per share (NAV) every business day as of the close of
trading on the NYSE (normally 4:00 p.m. eastern time). The fund's securities are
typically priced using market quotes or pricing services. When these methods are
not available or do not represent a security's value at the time of pricing
(e.g., when an event occurs after the close of trading on a foreign exchange
that would materially impact a security's value at the time the fund calculates
its NAV), the security is valued in accordance with the fund's fair valuation
procedures.

Timing of orders Orders to buy or sell shares are executed at the next NAV
calculated after the order has been accepted. Orders are accepted until the
close of trading on the NYSE every business day and are executed the same day,
at that day's NAV. The fund has the right to suspend redemption of shares and to
postpone payment of proceeds for up to seven days or as permitted by law.

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Shareholder Services Agent
Morgan Christiana Center
J.P. Morgan Funds Services  - 2/OPS3
500 Stanton Christiana Road
Newark, DE 19713
1-800-766-7722

Representatives are available 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. eastern
time on fund business days.


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Timing of settlements When you buy shares, you will become the owner of record
when the fund receives your payment, generally the day following execution. When
you sell shares, cash proceeds are generally available the day following
execution and will be forwarded according to your instructions.

When you sell shares that you recently purchased by check, your order will be
executed at the next NAV but the proceeds will not be available until your check
clears. This may take up to 15 days.

Statements and reports The fund sends monthly account statements as well as
confirmations after each purchase or sale of shares (except reinvestments).
Every six months the fund sends out an annual or semi-annual report containing
information on its holdings and a discussion of recent and anticipated market
conditions and fund performance.

Accounts with below-minimum balances If your account balance falls below the
minimum for 30 days as a result of selling shares (and not because of
performance), the fund reserves the right to request that you buy more shares or
close your account. If your account balance is still below the minimum 60 days
after notification, the fund reserves the right to close out your account and
send the proceeds to the address of record.

DIVIDENDS AND DISTRIBUTIONS

Income dividends are typically paid four times a year. The fund typically makes
capital gains distributions, if any, once per year. However, the fund may make
more or fewer payments in a given year, depending on its investment results and
its tax compliance situation. The fund's dividends and distributions consist of
most or all of its net investment income and net realized capital gains.

Dividends and distributions are reinvested in additional fund shares.
Alternatively, you may instruct your financial professional or J.P. Morgan Funds
Services to have them sent to you by check, credited to a separate account, or
invested in another J.P. Morgan fund.

TAX CONSIDERATIONS

In general, selling shares for cash, exchanging shares, and receiving
distributions (whether reinvested or taken in cash) are all taxable events.
These transactions typically create the following tax liabilities for taxable
accounts:

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Transaction                             Tax status

Income dividends                        Ordinary income

Short-term capital gains                Ordinary income
distributions

Long-term capital gains                 Capital gains
distributions

Sales or exchanges of shares            Capital gains or losses
owned for more than one year

Sales or exchanges of shares            Gains are treated as ordinary
owned for one year or less              income; losses are subject
                                        to special rules

Because long-term capital gains distributions are taxable as capital gains
regardless of how long you have owned your shares, you may want to avoid making
a substantial investment when the fund is about to declare a long-term capital
gains distribution.

Every January, the fund issues tax information on its distributions for the
previous year.

Any investor for whom the fund does not have a valid taxpayer identification
number will be subject to backup withholding for taxes.

The tax considerations described in this section do not apply to tax-deferred
accounts or other non-taxable entities.

Because each investor's tax circumstances are unique, please consult your tax
professional about your fund investment.


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FUND DETAILS
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BUSINESS STRUCTURE

The fund is a series of J.P. Morgan Series Trust, a Massachusetts business
trust. Information about other series or classes is available by calling
1-800-766-7722. In the future, the trustees could create other series or share
classes, which would have different expenses. Fund shareholders are entitled to
one full or fractional vote for each dollar or fraction of a dollar invested.

MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

The fund and the other series of J.P. Morgan Series Trust are governed by the
same trustees. The trustees are responsible for overseeing business activities.
The trustees are assisted by Pierpont Group, Inc., which they own and operate on
a cost basis. Costs of the trust are shared by all funds governed by these
trustees. Funds Distributor, Inc., as co-administrator, along with J.P. Morgan,
provides trust officers. J.P. Morgan, as co-administrator, oversees the fund's
other service providers.

J.P. Morgan, subject to the expense reimbursements described earlier in this
prospectus, receives the following fees for investment advisory and other
services:

Advisory services                       1.50% of the fund's
                                        average net assets

Administrative services                 Fund's pro-rata portion of
(fee shared with Funds                  0.09% of the first $7 billion of
Distributor, Inc.)                      average net assets
                                        in J.P. Morgan-advised
                                        portfolios, plus 0.04%
                                        of average net assets over
                                        $7 billion

Shareholder services                    0.10% of the fund's average
                                        net assets

J.P. Morgan may pay fees to certain firms and professionals for providing
recordkeeping or other services in connection with investments in the fund.

PERFORMANCE OF PRIVATE ACCOUNTS

The fund's goal and policies are substantially similar to those used by J.P.
Morgan in managing certain discretionary investment management accounts. The
chart below shows the historical investment performance for a composite of these
private accounts (the "Private Account Composite").

The performance of the Private Account Composite does not represent the fund's
performance nor should it be interpreted as indicative of the fund's future
performance. The accounts in the Private Account Composite are not subject to
the same limitations imposed on mutual funds. If the accounts included in the
Private Account Composite had been subject to these limitations, their
performance might have been lower.

The performance of the Private Account Composite reflect the deductions of the
fund's total annual operating expenses, after expense reimbursements.

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                        Annual Total Returns for the Year Ended December 31,
                                1991    1992    1993    1994    1995    1996    1997    1998    1999
<S>                             <C>    <C>     <C>      <C>     <C>    <C>      <C>    <C>      <C>
Private Account Composite       4.73%  15.80%  -0.11%   2.41%   5.61%  13.35%   3.96%  11.33%   0.43%
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U.S. Treasury Bill              5.60%   3.51%   2.87%   3.90%   5.60%   5.21%   5.26%   4.86%   4.68%
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</TABLE>

The Private Account Composite currently includes all discretionary accounts
managed by J.P. Morgan using substantially similar investment strategy as the
fund. The inception date for the Private Account Composite was January 31, 1990.
Prior to January 1, 1993, the Composite may not have included all discretionary
accounts.


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RISK AND REWARD ELEMENTS

This table discusses the main elements that make up the fund's overall risk and
reward characteristics. It also outlines the fund's policies toward various
securities, including those that are designed to help the fund manage risk.

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
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Potential risks                         Potential rewards                       Policies to balance risk and reward
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<S>                                     <C>                                     <C>
Market conditions

o  The fund's share price and           o  Stocks have generally                o  Under normal circumstances the
   performance will fluctuate in           outperformed more stable                fund plans to remain fully
   response to stock market                investments (such as bonds and          invested, with at least 65% in
   movements                               cash equivalents) over the long         stocks; stock investments may
                                           term                                    include U.S. and foreign common
o  Adverse market conditions may                                                   stocks, convertible securities,
   from time to time cause the fund                                                preferred stocks, trust or
   to take temporary defensive                                                     partnership interests, warrants,
   positions that are inconsistent                                                 rights, and investment company
   with its principal investment                                                   securities
   strategies and may hinder the
   fund from achieving its                                                      o  The fund seeks to limit risk
   investment objective                                                            through diversification

                                                                                o  During periods of adverse market
                                                                                   conditions, the fund has the
                                                                                   option of investing up to 100% of
                                                                                   assets in investment-grade
                                                                                   short-term securities

Management choices

o  The fund could underperform its      o  The fund could outperform its        o  J.P. Morgan focuses its active
   benchmark due to its securities         benchmark due to these same             management on securities
   and asset allocation choices            choices                                 selection, the area where it
                                                                                   believes its commitment to
                                                                                   research can most enhance returns

Foreign investments

o  Currency exchange rate movements     o  Favorable exchange rate movements    o  The fund anticipates that its
   could reduce gains or create            could generate gains or reduce          total foreign investments will
   losses                                  losses                                  not exceed 20% of assets

o  The fund could lose money because    o  Foreign investments, which           o  The fund actively manages the
   of foreign government actions,          represent a major portion of the        currency exposure of its foreign
   political instability, or lack of       world's securities, offer               investments relative to its
   adequate and accurate information       attractive potential performance        benchmark, and may hedge back
                                           and opportunities for                   into the U.S. dollar from time to
                                           diversification                         time (see also "Derivatives")

Derivatives

o  Derivatives such as futures,         o  Hedges that correlate well with      o  The fund uses derivatives for
   options, swaps and forward              underlying positions can reduce         hedging and for risk management
   foreign currency contracts that         or eliminate losses at low cost         (i.e., to establish or adjust
   are used for hedging the                                                        exposure to particular
   portfolio or specific securities     o  The fund could make money and           securities, markets or
   may not fully offset the                protect against losses if               currencies); risk management may
   underlying positions(1) and this        management's analysis proves            include management of the fund's
   could result in losses to the           correct                                 exposure relative to its
   fund that would not otherwise                                                   benchmark
   have occurred                        o  Derivatives that involve leverage
                                           could generate substantial gains     o  The fund only establishes hedges
o  Derivatives used for risk               at low cost                             that it expects will be highly
   management may not have the                                                     correlated with underlying
   intended effects and may result                                                 positions
   in losses or missed opportunities
                                                                                o  While the fund may use
o  The counterparty to a derivatives                                               derivatives that incidentally
   contract could default                                                          involve leverage, it does not use
                                                                                   them for the specific purpose of
o  Certain types of derivatives                                                    leveraging its portfolio
   involve costs to the fund which
   can reduce returns

o  Derivatives that involve leverage
   could magnify losses
</TABLE>

(1)   A futures contract is an agreement to buy or sell a set quantity of an
      underlying instrument at a future date, or to make or receive a cash
      payment based on changes in the value of a securities index. An option is
      the right to buy or sell a set quantity of an underlying instrument at a
      pre-determined price. A swap is a privately negotiated agreement to
      exchange one stream of payments for another. A forward foreign currency
      contract is an obligation to buy or sell a given currency on a future date
      and at a set price.


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<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
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Potential risks                         Potential rewards                       Policies to balance risk and reward
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<S>                                     <C>                                     <C>
Illiquid holdings

o  The fund could have difficulty       o  These holdings may offer more        o  The fund may not invest more than
   valuing these holdings precisely        attractive yields or potential          15% of net assets in illiquid
                                           growth than comparable widely           holdings
o  The fund could be unable to sell        traded securities
   these holdings at the time or                                                o  To maintain adequate liquidity to
   price it desires                                                                meet redemptions, the fund may
                                                                                   hold investment-grade short-term
                                                                                   securities (including repurchase
                                                                                   agreements and reverse repurchase
                                                                                   agreements) and, for temporary or
                                                                                   extraordinary purposes, may
                                                                                   borrow from banks up to 33 1/3%
                                                                                   of the value of its total assets

When-issued and delayed
delivery securities

o  When the fund buys securities        o  The fund can take advantage of       o  The fund uses segregated accounts
   before issue or for delayed             attractive transaction                  to offset leverage risk
   delivery, it could be exposed to        opportunities
   leverage risk if it does not use
   segregated accounts

Short-term trading

o  Increased trading would raise the    o  The fund could realize gains in a    o  The fund generally avoids
   fund's brokerage and related            short period of time                    short-term trading, except to
   costs                                                                           take advantage of attractive or
                                        o  A fund could protect against            unexpected opportunities or to
o  Increased short-term capital            losses if a stock is overvalued         meet demands generated by
   gains distributions would raise         and its value later falls               shareholder activity
   shareholders' income tax
   liability

Short selling

o  Short sales may not have the         o  The fund could make money and        o  The fund will not engage in short
   intended effects and may result         protect against losses if               selling if the total market value
   in losses                               management's analysis proves            of all securities sold short
                                           correct                                 would exceed 100% of the fund's
o  The fund may not be able to close                                               net assets
   out a short position at a            o  Short selling may allow the fund
   particular time or at an                to generate positive returns in      o  The fund sets aside liquid assets
   acceptable price                        declining markets                       in segregated or broker accounts
                                                                                   to cover short positions and
o  The fund may not be able to                                                     offset a portion of the leverage
   borrow certain securities to sell                                               risk
   short, resulting in missed
   opportunities                                                                o  The fund makes short sales
                                                                                   through brokers that Morgan has
o  Segregated accounts with respect                                                determined to be highly
   to short sales may limit the                                                    creditworthy
   fund's investment flexibility

o  Short sales involve leverage
   risk, credit exposure to the
   brokers that execute the short
   sale and retain the proceeds,
   have no cap on maximum losses,
   and gains are limited to the
   price of the stock at the time of
   the short sale

o  If the SEC staff changed its
   current policy of permitting
   brokers executing the fund's
   short sales to hold the proceeds
   of such short sales, the cost of
   such transactions would increase
   significantly and the fund may be
   required to cease operations or
   change its investment objective
</TABLE>


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FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

The financial highlights table is intended to help you understand the fund's
financial performance since inception. Certain information reflects financial
results for a single fund share. The total returns in the table represent the
rate that an investor would have earned (or lost) on an investment in the fund
(assuming reinvestment of all dividends and distributions). This information has
been audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, whose report, along with the fund's
financial statements, are included in the fund's annual report, which is
available upon request.

================================================================================
J.P. MORGAN INSTITUTIONAL MARKET NEUTRAL FUND

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
-------------------------
Per share data             For fiscal periods ended May 31
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                                                       1999(1)          2000
<S>                                                                    <C>             <C>
Net asset value, beginning of period ($)                                15.00           15.16
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Income from investment operations:
  Net investment income ($)                                              0.13            0.60
  Net realized and unrealized gain (loss)
  on investments ($)                                                     0.07           (0.75)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total from investment operations ($)                                     0.20           (0.15)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Less distributions to shareholders from:
  Net investment income                                                 (0.04)          (0.48)
  Net realized gains                                                       --           (0.24)
  In excess of net realized gains                                          --           (0.27)
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  Total distribution to shareholders                                    (0.04)          (0.99)
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Net asset value per share, end of period ($)                            15.16           14.02
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-----------------------------------
Ratios and supplemental data
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total return (%)                                                         1.34(2)        (0.99)
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Net assets, end of period ($ thousands)                                10,143          12,529
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ratios to average net assets:

  Net Expenses (Excluding dividend expense) (%)                          2.00(3)         1.50
  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Net investment income (%)                                              2.14(3)         4.46
  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Expenses without reimbursement (Including dividend expense) (%)        5.66(3)         3.69
  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Portfolio turnover (%)                                                  195             165
  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
</TABLE>

(1) The fund commenced operations on 12/31/98.
(2) Not annualized.
(3) Annualized.


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FOR MORE INFORMATION
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For investors who want more information on the fund, the following documents are
available free upon request:

Annual/Semi-annual Reports Contain financial statements, performance data,
information on portfolio holdings, and a written analysis of market conditions
and fund performance for the fund's most recently completed fiscal year or
half-year.

Statement of Additional Information (SAI) Provides a fuller technical and legal
description of the fund's policies, investment restrictions, and business
structure. This prospectus incorporates the SAI by reference.

Copies of the current versions of these documents, along with other information
about the fund, may be obtained by contacting:

J.P. Morgan Mutual Funds
J.P. Morgan Funds Services
522 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10036

Telephone: 1-800-766-7722

Hearing impaired: 1-888-468-4015

Email: [email protected]

Text-only versions of these documents and this prospectus are available, upon
payment of a duplicating fee, from the Public Reference Room of the Securities
and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. (1-202-942-8090) and may be viewed
on-screen or downloaded from the SEC's Internet site at http://www.sec.gov.

The fund's investment company and 1933 Act registration numbers are: 811-07795
and 333-11125.

J.P. MORGAN MUTUAL FUNDS AND THE MORGAN TRADITION

J.P. Morgan mutual funds combine a heritage of integrity and financial
leadership with comprehensive, sophisticated analysis and techniques. Drawing on
J.P. Morgan's extensive experience and depth as an investment manager, J.P.
Morgan mutual funds offer a broad array of distinctive opportunities for
investors.

JPMorgan
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J.P. Morgan Series Trust

Advisor                                          Distributor
J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc.           Funds Distributor, Inc.
522 Fifth Avenue                                 60 State Street
New York, NY 10036                               Boston, MA 02109
1-800-766-7722                                   1-800-221-7930

                                                                    IMPR23 10/00
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                            J.P. MORGAN SERIES TRUST

                 J.P. MORGAN INSTITUTIONAL LARGE CAP GROWTH FUND

                       STATEMENT OF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


                                 OCTOBER 1, 2000

THIS STATEMENT OF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS NOT A PROSPECTUS BUT CONTAINS
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WHICH SHOULD BE READ IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE FUND'S
PROSPECTUS DATED OCTOBER 1, 2000, AS SUPPLEMENTED FROM TIME TO TIME.
ADDITIONALLY, THIS STATEMENT OF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INCORPORATES BY REFERENCE
THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS INCLUDED IN THE SHAREHOLDER REPORT RELATING TO THE FUND
DATED MAY 31, 2000. THE PROSPECTUS AND THESE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, INCLUDING THE
INDEPENDENT ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT ON THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, ARE
AVAILABLE, WITHOUT CHARGE, UPON REQUEST FROM FUNDS DISTRIBUTOR, INC., 60 STATE
STREET, SUITE 1300, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 02109, ATTENTION: J.P. MORGAN SERIES
TRUST (800) 221-7930.



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                                Table of Contents
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GENERAL----------------------------------------------------------------------1
INVESTMENT OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES-------------------------------------------1
INVESTMENT RESTRICTIONS-----------------------------------------------------16
TRUSTEES, MEMBERS OF THE ADVISORY BOARD AND OFFICERS------------------------18
CODE OF ETHICS--------------------------------------------------------------22
INVESTMENT ADVISOR----------------------------------------------------------22
DISTRIBUTOR-----------------------------------------------------------------24
CO-ADMINISTRATOR------------------------------------------------------------25
SERVICES AGENT--------------------------------------------------------------25
CUSTODIAN AND TRANSFER AGENT------------------------------------------------26
SHAREHOLDER SERVICING-------------------------------------------------------26
FINANCIAL PROFESSIONALS-----------------------------------------------------27
INDEPENDENT ACCOUNTANTS-----------------------------------------------------28
EXPENSES--------------------------------------------------------------------28
PURCHASE OF SHARES----------------------------------------------------------28
REDEMPTION OF SHARES--------------------------------------------------------29
EXCHANGE OF SHARES----------------------------------------------------------30
DIVIDENDS AND DISTRIBUTIONS-------------------------------------------------31
NET ASSET VALUE-------------------------------------------------------------31
PERFORMANCE DATA------------------------------------------------------------32
PORTFOLIO TRANSACTIONS------------------------------------------------------33
MASSACHUSETTS TRUST---------------------------------------------------------35
DESCRIPTION OF SHARES-------------------------------------------------------33
TAXES ----------------------------------------------------------------------36
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION------------------------------------------------------40
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS--------------------------------------------------------41
APPENDIX A - DESCRIPTION OF
SECURITIES RATINGS---------------------------------------------------------A-1



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GENERAL

      J.P. Morgan Institutional Large Cap Growth Fund (the "Fund") is a series
of J.P. Morgan Series Trust, an open-end management investment company organized
as a Massachusetts business trust (the "Trust"). To date, the Trustees of the
Trust have authorized the issuance of two classes of shares--Institutional
Shares and Select Shares. The Fund currently offers Institutional Shares only.

      This Statement of Additional Information describes the financial history,
investment objective and policies, management and operation of the Fund and
provides additional information with respect to the Fund and should be read in
conjunction with the Fund's current prospectus (the "Prospectus"). Capitalized
terms not otherwise defined herein have the meanings assigned to them in the
Prospectus. The Trust's executive offices are located at 60 State Street, Suite
1300, Boston, Massachusetts 02109.

      The Fund is advised by J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc. ("JPMIM" or
the "Advisor").

      Shares of the Fund are not deposits or obligations of, or guaranteed or
endorsed by any bank. Shares of the Fund are not federally insured by the
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve Board, or any other
governmental agency. An investment in the Fund is subject to risk that may cause
the value of the investment to fluctuate, and at the time it is redeemed, be
higher or lower than the amount originally invested.

INVESTMENT OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES

      The following discussion supplements the information in the Prospectus
regarding the investment objective and policies of the Fund.

      The Fund is designed for investors seeking long term growth from a
portfolio of large company growth stocks, focusing on those growth stocks that
the Advisor believes can provide returns in excess of the Russell 1000 Growth
Index.

      The various types of securities in which the Fund may invest are described
below.

Equity Investments

      The Fund invests primarily in equity securities consisting of U.S. and, to
a lesser extent, foreign common stocks and other securities with equity
characteristics which are comprised of preferred stock, warrants, rights,
convertible securities, trust certifications, limited partnership interests and
investment company securities (collectively, "Equity Securities"). The Equity
Securities in which the Fund invests may include exchange-traded,
over-the-counter ("OTC") and unlisted common and preferred stocks. A discussion
of the various types of equity


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investments that may be purchased by the Fund appears below. See also "Quality
and Diversification Requirements."

      Equity Securities. The Equity Securities in which the Fund may invest may
or may not pay dividends and may or may not carry voting rights. Common stock
occupies the most junior position in a company's capital structure.

      The convertible securities in which the Fund may invest include any debt
securities or preferred stock, which may be converted into common stock or which
carry the right to purchase common stock. Convertible securities entitle the
holder to exchange the securities for a specified number of shares of common
stock, usually of the same company, at specified prices within a certain period
of time.

      The terms of any convertible security determine its ranking in a company's
capital structure. In the case of subordinated convertible debentures, the
holders' claims on assets and earnings are subordinated to the claims of other
creditors and are senior to the claims of preferred and common shareholders. In
the case of convertible preferred stock, the holders' claims on assets and
earnings are subordinated to the claims of all creditors and are senior to the
claims of common shareholders.

Common Stock Warrants

      The Fund may invest in common stock warrants that entitle the holder to
buy common stock from the issuer at a specific price (the strike price) for a
specific period of time. The market price of warrants may be substantially lower
than the current market price of the underlying common stock, yet warrants are
subject to similar price fluctuations. As a result, warrants may be more
volatile investments than the underlying common stock.

      Warrants generally do not entitle the holder to dividends or voting rights
with respect to the underlying common stock and do not represent any rights in
the assets of the issuer company. A warrant will expire worthless if it is not
exercised prior to the expiration date.

Foreign Investments

      The Fund may invest up to 20% of its total assets at the time of purchase,
in securities of foreign issuers. This 20% limit is designed to accommodate the
increased globalization of companies as well as the re-domiciling of companies
for tax treatment purposes. It is not currently expected to be used to increase
direct non-U.S. exposure.

      Investors should realize that the value of the Fund's investments in
foreign securities may be adversely affected by changes in political or social
conditions, diplomatic relations, confiscatory taxation, expropriation,
nationalization, limitation on the removal of funds or assets, or imposition of
(or change in) exchange control or tax regulations in those foreign countries.
In addition, changes in government administrations or economic or monetary
policies in the United States or abroad could result in appreciation or
depreciation of portfolio securities and could


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favorably or unfavorably affect the Fund's operations. Furthermore, the
economies of individual foreign nations may differ from the U.S. economy,
whether favorably or unfavorably, in areas such as growth of gross national
product, rate of inflation, capital reinvestment, resource self-sufficiency and
balance of payments position; it may also be more difficult to obtain and
enforce a judgment against a foreign issuer. Any foreign investments made by the
Fund must be made in compliance with U.S. and foreign currency restrictions and
tax laws restricting the amounts and types of foreign investments.

      Foreign investments may be made directly in securities of foreign issuers
or in the form of American Depository Receipts ("ADRs"), European Depository
Receipts ("EDRs") and Global Depository Receipts ("GDRs") or other similar
securities of foreign issuers. ADRs are securities typically issued by a U.S.
financial institution (a "depository") that evidence ownership interests in a
security or a pool of securities issued by a foreign issuer and deposited with
the depository. ADRs include American Depository Shares and New York Shares.
EDRs are receipts issued by a European financial institution. GDRs (sometimes
referred to as Continental Depository Receipts ("CDRs")) are securities
typically issued by a non-U.S. financial institution that evidence ownership
interests in a security or a pool of securities issued by either a U.S. or
foreign issuer. ADRs, EDRs, GDRs and CDRs may be available for investment
through "sponsored" or "unsponsored" facilities. A sponsored facility is
established jointly by the issuer of the security underlying the receipt and a
depository, whereas an unsponsored facility may be established by a depository
without participation by the issuer of the receipt's underlying security.

      Holders of an unsponsored depository receipt generally bear all costs of
the unsponsored facility. The depository of an unsponsored facility frequently
is under no obligation to distribute shareholder communications received from
the issuer of the deposited security or to pass through voting rights to the
holders of the receipts with respect to the deposited securities.

Additional Investments

      When-Issued and Delayed Delivery Securities. The Fund may purchase
securities on a when-issued or delayed delivery basis. For example, delivery of
and payment for these securities can take place a month or more after the date
of the purchase commitment. The purchase price and the interest rate payable, if
any, on the securities are fixed on the purchase commitment date or at the time
the settlement date is fixed. The value of such securities is subject to market
fluctuation and no interest will accrue to the Fund until settlement takes
place. At the time the Fund makes the commitment to purchase securities on a
when-issued or delayed delivery basis, it will record the transaction and
reflect the value each day of such securities in determining its net asset
value. At the time of settlement, a when-issued security may be valued at less
than the purchase price. To facilitate such acquisitions, the Fund will maintain
with the custodian a segregated account with liquid assets, consisting of cash
or other liquid assets, in an amount at least equal to such commitments. If the
Fund chooses to dispose of the right to acquire a when-issued security prior to
its acquisition, it could (as with the disposition of any other fund obligation)
incur a gain or loss due to market fluctuation. Also, the Fund may be
disadvantaged if the other party to the transaction defaults.


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      Investment Company Securities. Securities of other investment companies
may be acquired by the Fund to the extent permitted under the Investment Company
Act of 1940, as amended (the "1940 Act"). These limits require that, as
determined immediately after a purchase is made, (i) not more than 5% of the
value of the Fund's total assets will be invested in the securities of any one
investment company, (ii) not more than 10% of the value of the Fund's total
assets will be invested in the aggregate in securities of investment companies
as a group, and (iii) not more than 3% of the outstanding voting stock of any
one investment company will be owned by the Fund. As a shareholder of another
investment company, the Fund would bear, along with other shareholders, its pro
rata portion of the other investment company's expenses, including advisory
fees. These expenses would be in addition to the advisory and other expenses
that the Fund bears directly in connection with its own operations.

      The Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") has granted the Fund an
exemptive order permitting it to invest its uninvested cash in any of the
following affiliated money market funds: J.P. Morgan Institutional Prime Money
Market Fund, J.P. Morgan Institutional Tax Exempt Money Market Fund, J.P. Morgan
Institutional Federal Money Market Fund and J.P. Morgan Institutional Treasury
Money Market Fund. The order sets the following conditions: (1) the Portfolio
may invest in one or more of the permitted money market funds up to an aggregate
limit of 25% of its assets; and (2) the Advisor will waive and/or reimburse its
advisory fee from the Portfolio in an amount sufficient to offset any doubling
up of investment advisory and shareholder servicing fees. The Portfolio has
applied for additional exemptive relief from the SEC to permit the Portfolio to
invest in additional affiliated investment companies. If the requested relief is
granted, the Portfolio would then be permitted to invest in non-money market
affiliated funds, subject to certain conditions specified in the applicable
order.

      Reverse Repurchase Agreements. The Fund may enter into reverse repurchase
agreements. In a reverse repurchase agreement, the Fund sells a security and
agrees to repurchase the same security at a mutually agreed upon date and price,
reflecting the interest rate effective for the term of the agreement. For
purposes of the 1940 Act, a reverse repurchase agreement may be deemed to be a
borrowing of money by the Fund and, therefore, a form of leverage. Leverage may
cause any gains or losses for the Fund to be magnified. The Fund will invest the
proceeds of borrowings under reverse repurchase agreements. In addition, the
Fund will enter into a reverse repurchase agreement only when the expected
return to be earned from the investment of the proceeds is greater than the
interest expense of the transaction. The Fund may not enter into reverse
repurchase agreements exceeding in the aggregate one-third of the market value
of its total assets less liabilities (other than reverse repurchase agreements
and other borrowings). See "Investment Restrictions."

      Loans of Portfolio Securities. The Fund is permitted to lend its
securities in an amount up to 33-1/3% of the value of the Fund's net assets. The
Fund may lend its securities if such loans are secured continuously by cash or
equivalent collateral or by a letter of credit in favor of the Fund at least
equal at all times to 100% of the market value of the securities loaned, plus
accrued interest. While such securities are on loan, the borrower will pay the
Fund any income accruing thereon. Loans will be subject to termination by the
Fund in the normal settlement


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time, (generally three business days after notice) or by the borrower on one
day's notice. Borrowed securities must be returned when the loan is terminated.
Any gain or loss in the market price of the borrowed securities that occurs
during the term of the loan inures to the Fund and its respective shareholders.
The Fund may pay reasonable finders' and custodial fees in connection with a
loan. In addition, the Fund will consider all facts and circumstances before
entering into such an agreement, including the creditworthiness of the borrowing
financial institution, and the Fund will not make any loans in excess of one
year. The Fund will not lend its securities to any officer, Trustee, Director,
employee or other affiliate of the Fund, the Advisor or the Fund's distributor,
unless otherwise permitted by applicable law.

      Illiquid Investments; Privately Placed and Other Unregistered Securities.
The Fund may not acquire any illiquid securities if, as a result thereof, more
than 15% of its net assets would be in illiquid investments. Subject to this
non-fundamental policy limitation, the Fund may acquire investments that are
illiquid or have limited liquidity, such as certain private placements or
investments that are not registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended
(the "1933 Act"), and cannot be offered for public sale in the United States
without first being registered under the 1933 Act. An illiquid investment is any
investment that cannot be disposed of within seven days in the normal course of
business at approximately the amount at which it is valued by the Fund. The
price the Fund pays for illiquid securities or receives upon resale may be lower
than the price paid or received for similar securities with a more liquid
market. Accordingly, the valuation of these securities will reflect any
limitations on their liquidity.

      As to illiquid investments, these restricted holdings are subject to the
risk that the Fund will not be able to sell them at a price the Fund deems
representative of their value. If a restricted holding must be registered under
the 1933 Act, before it may be sold, the Fund may be obligated to pay all or
part of the registration expenses. Also, a considerable period may elapse
between the time of the decision to sell and the time the Fund is permitted to
sell a holding under an effective registration statement. If during such a
period adverse market conditions were to develop, the Fund might obtain a less
favorable price than prevailed when it decided to sell.

Money Market Instruments

      Although the Fund intends, under normal circumstances and to the extent
practicable, to be fully invested in equity securities, the Fund may invest in
money market instruments to invest temporary cash balances, to maintain
liquidity to meet redemptions or as a defensive measure during, or in
anticipation of, adverse market conditions. A description of the various types
of money market instruments that may be purchased by the Fund appears below. See
"Quality and Diversification Requirements."

      U.S. Treasury Securities. The Fund may invest in direct obligations of the
U.S. Treasury, including Treasury bills, notes and bonds, all of which are
backed as to principal and interest payments by the full faith and credit of the
United States.

      Additional U.S. Government Obligations. The Fund may invest in obligations
issued or guaranteed by U.S. Government agencies or instrumentalities. These
obligations may or may


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not be backed by the "full faith and credit" of the United States. Securities
which are backed by the full faith and credit of the United States include
obligations of the Government National Mortgage Association, the Farmers Home
Administration and the Export-Import Bank. In the case of securities not backed
by the full faith and credit of the United States, the Fund must look
principally to the federal agency issuing or guaranteeing the obligation for
ultimate repayment and may not be able to assert a claim against the United
States itself in the event the agency or instrumentality does not meet its
commitments. Securities in which the Fund may invest that are not backed by the
full faith and credit of the United States include, but are not limited to: (i)
obligations of the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage
Corporation, the Federal Home Loan Banks and the U.S. Postal Service, each of
which has the right to borrow from the U.S. Treasury to meet its obligations;
(ii) securities issued by the Federal National Mortgage Association, which are
supported by the discretionary authority of the U.S. Government to purchase the
agency's obligations; and (iii) obligations of the Federal Farm Credit System
and the Student Loan Marketing Association, each of whose obligations may be
satisfied only by the individual credit of the issuing agency.

      Bank Obligations. Unless otherwise noted below, the Fund may invest in
negotiable certificates of deposit, time deposits and bankers' acceptances of
(i) banks, savings and loan associations and savings banks which have more than
$2 billion in total assets and are organized under the laws of the United States
or any state, (ii) foreign branches of these banks or of foreign banks of
equivalent size (Euros) and (iii) U.S. branches of foreign banks of equivalent
size (Yankees). The Fund will not invest in obligations for which the Advisor,
or any of its affiliated persons, is the ultimate obligor or accepting bank. The
Fund may also invest in obligations of international banking institutions
designated or supported by national governments to promote economic
reconstruction, development or trade between nations (e.g., the European
Investment Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, or the World Bank).

      Commercial Paper. The Fund may invest in commercial paper, including
master demand obligations. Master demand obligations are obligations that
provide for a periodic adjustment in the interest rate paid and permit daily
changes in the amount borrowed. Master demand obligations are governed by
agreements between the issuer and Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York
("Morgan"), an affiliate of the Advisor acting as agent, for no additional fee.
The monies loaned to the borrower come from accounts managed by Morgan or its
affiliates, pursuant to arrangements with such accounts. Interest and principal
payments are credited to such accounts. Morgan has the right to increase or
decrease the amount provided to the borrower under an obligation. The borrower
has the right to pay without penalty all or any part of the principal amount
then outstanding on an obligation together with interest to the date of payment.
Since these obligations typically provide that the interest rate is tied to the
Federal Reserve commercial paper composite rate, the rate on master demand
obligations is subject to change. Repayment of a master demand obligation to
participating accounts depends on the ability of the borrower to pay the accrued
interest and principal of the obligation on demand, which is continuously
monitored by Morgan. Since master demand obligations typically are not rated by
credit rating agencies, the Fund may invest in such unrated obligations only if,
at the time of investment, the obligation is determined by the Advisor to have a
credit quality which satisfies the Fund's quality restrictions. See "Quality and
Diversification Requirements."


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Although there is no secondary market for master demand obligations, such
obligations are considered by the Fund to be liquid because they are payable
upon demand. The Fund does not have any specific percentage limitation on
investments in master demand obligations. It is possible that the issuer of a
master demand obligation could be a client of Morgan to whom Morgan, in its
capacity as a commercial bank, has made a loan.

      Repurchase Agreements. The Fund may enter into repurchase agreements with
brokers, dealers or banks that meet the credit guidelines approved by the
Trust's Trustees. In a repurchase agreement, the Fund buys a security from a
seller that has agreed to repurchase the same security at a mutually agreed upon
date and price. The resale price normally is in excess of the purchase price,
reflecting an agreed upon interest rate. This interest rate is effective for the
period of time the agreement is in effect and is not related to the coupon rate
on the underlying security. A repurchase agreement may also be viewed as a fully
collateralized loan of money by the Fund to the seller. The period of these
repurchase agreements will usually be short, from overnight to one week, and at
no time will the Fund invest in repurchase agreements for more than thirteen
months. The securities which are subject to repurchase agreements, however, may
have maturity dates in excess of thirteen months from the effective date of the
repurchase agreement. The Fund will always receive securities as collateral
whose market value is, and during the entire term of the agreement remains, at
least equal to 100% of the dollar amount invested by the Fund in each agreement
plus accrued interest, and the Fund will make payment for such securities only
upon physical delivery or upon evidence of book entry transfer to the account of
the custodian. If the seller defaults, the Fund might incur a loss if the value
of the collateral securing the repurchase agreement declines and might incur
disposition costs in connection with liquidating the collateral. In addition, if
bankruptcy proceedings are commenced with respect to the seller of the security,
realization upon disposal of the collateral by the Fund may be delayed or
limited.

Quality and Diversification Requirements

      The Fund intends to meet the diversification requirements of the 1940 Act.
Current 1940 Act diversification requirements require that with respect to 75%
of the assets of the Fund: (1) the Fund may not invest more than 5% of its total
assets in the securities of any one issuer, except obligations of the U.S.
Government, its agencies and instrumentalities, and (2) the Fund may not own
more than 10% of the outstanding voting securities of any one issuer. As for the
other 25% of the Fund's assets not subject to the limitation described above,
there is no limitation on investment of these assets under the 1940 Act, so that
all of such assets may be invested in securities of any one issuer. Investments
not subject to the limitations described above could involve an increased risk
to the Fund should an issuer, or a state or its related entities, be unable to
make interest or principal payments or should the market value of such
securities decline.

      The Fund will also comply with the diversification requirements imposed by
the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the "Code"), for qualification as
a regulated investment company. See "Taxes."

      The Fund may invest in convertible debt securities, for which there are no
specific quality requirements. In addition, at the time the Fund invests in any
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or repurchase agreement, the issuer must have outstanding debt rated A or higher
by Moody's Investors Service, Inc. ("Moody's") or Standard & Poor's Ratings
Group ("S&P"), the issuer's parent corporation, if any, must have outstanding
commercial paper rated Prime-1 by Moody's or A-1 by S&P, or if no such ratings
are available, the investment must be of comparable quality in the Advisor's
opinion. At the time the Fund invests in any other short-term debt securities,
they must be rated A or higher by Moody's or S&P, or if unrated, the investment
must be of comparable quality in the Advisor's opinion.

      In determining suitability of investment in a particular unrated security,
the Advisor takes into consideration asset and debt service coverage, the
purpose of the financing, history of the issuer, existence of other rated
securities of the issuer, and other relevant conditions, such as comparability
to other issuers.

Options and Futures Transactions

      The Fund may use futures contracts and options for hedging and risk
management purposes, although it currently intends only to use futures contracts
and only for the purpose of "equitizing" cash as described below. The Fund may
not use futures contracts and options for speculation.

      The Fund intends to use futures contracts to keep the Fund fully invested
and to reduce the transaction costs associated with cash flows into and out of
the Fund. The objective where equity futures are used to "equitize" cash is to
match the notional value of all futures contracts to the Fund's cash balance.
The notional value of futures and of the cash is monitored daily. As the cash is
invested in securities and/or paid out to participants in redemptions, the
Advisor simultaneously adjusts the futures positions. Through such procedures,
the Fund not only gains equity exposure from the use of futures, but also
benefits from increased flexibility in responding to client cash flow needs.
Additionally, because it can be less expensive to trade a list of securities as
a package or program trade rather than as a group of individual orders, futures
provide a means through which transaction costs can be reduced. Such non-hedging
risk management techniques are not speculative, but because they involve
leverage include, as do all leveraged transactions, the possibility of losses as
well as gains that are greater than if these techniques involved the purchase
and sale of the securities themselves rather than their synthetic derivatives.

      The Fund may use options and futures contracts to manage its exposure to
changing security prices. Some options and futures strategies, including selling
futures contracts and buying puts, tend to hedge the Fund's investments against
price fluctuations. Other strategies, including buying futures contracts,
writing puts and calls, and buying calls, tend to increase market exposure.
Options and futures contracts may be combined with each other or with forward
contracts in order to adjust the risk and return characteristics of the Fund's
overall strategy in a manner deemed appropriate to the Advisor and consistent
with the Fund's objective and policies. Because combined options positions
involve multiple trades, they result in higher transaction costs and may be more
difficult to open and close out.


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      The use of options and futures is a highly specialized activity which
involves investment strategies and risks different from those associated with
ordinary portfolio securities transactions, and there can be no guarantee that
their use will increase the Fund's return. While the use of these instruments by
the Fund may reduce certain risks associated with owning its portfolio
securities, these techniques themselves entail certain other risks. If the
Advisor applies a strategy at an inappropriate time or judges market conditions
or trends incorrectly, options and futures strategies may lower the Fund's
return. Certain strategies limit the Fund's possibilities to realize gains as
well as limiting its exposure to losses. The Fund could also experience losses
if the prices of its options and futures positions were poorly correlated with
its other investments, or if it could not close out its positions because of an
illiquid secondary market. In addition, the Fund will incur transaction costs,
including trading commissions and option premiums, in connection with its
futures and options transactions and these transactions could significantly
increase the Fund's turnover rate.

      The Fund may purchase put and call options on securities, indexes of
securities and futures contracts, or purchase and sell futures contracts, only
if such options are written by other persons and if (i) the aggregate premiums
paid on all such options which are held at any time do not exceed 20% of the
Fund's net assets, and (ii) the aggregate margin deposits required on all such
futures or options thereon held at any time do not exceed 5% of the Fund's total
assets.

Options

      Purchasing Put and Call Options. By purchasing a put option, the Fund
obtains the right (but not the obligation) to sell the instrument underlying the
option at a fixed strike price. In return for this right, the Fund pays the
current market price for the option (known as the option premium). Options have
various types of underlying instruments, including specific securities, indexes
of securities, indexes of securities prices, and futures contracts. The Fund may
terminate its position in a put option it has purchased by allowing it to expire
or by exercising the option. The Fund also may close out a put option position
by entering into an offsetting transaction, if a liquid market exists. If the
option is allowed to expire, the Fund will lose the entire premium it paid. If
the Fund exercises a put option on a security, it will sell the instrument
underlying the option at the strike price. If the Fund exercises an option on an
index, settlement is in cash and does not involve the actual sale of securities.
If an option is American style, it may be exercised on any day up to its
expiration date. A European style option may be exercised on its expiration
date.

      The buyer of a typical put option can expect to realize a gain if the
price of the underlying instrument falls substantially. However, if the price of
the instrument underlying the option does not fall enough to offset the cost of
purchasing the option, a put buyer can expect to suffer a loss (limited to the
amount of the premium paid, plus related transaction costs).

      The features of call options are essentially the same as those of put
options, except that the purchaser of a call option obtains the right to
purchase, rather than sell, the instrument underlying the option at the option's
strike price. A call buyer typically attempts to participate in potential price
increases of the instrument underlying the option with risk limited to the cost
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the option if security prices fall. At the same time, the buyer can expect to
suffer a loss if security prices do not rise sufficiently to offset the cost of
the option.

      Selling (Writing) Put and Call Options. When the Fund writes a put option,
it takes the opposite side of the transaction from the option's purchaser. In
return for receipt of the premium, the Fund assumes the obligation to pay the
strike price for the instrument underlying the option if the other party to the
option chooses to exercise it. The Fund may seek to terminate its position in a
put option it writes before exercise by purchasing an offsetting option in the
market at its current price. If the market is not liquid for a put option the
Fund has written, however, the Fund must continue to be prepared to pay the
strike price while the option is outstanding, regardless of price changes, and
must continue to post margin as discussed below.

      If the price of the underlying instrument rises, a put writer would
generally expect to profit, although its gain would be limited to the amount of
the premium it received. If security prices remain the same over time, it is
likely that the writer also will profit, because it should be able to close out
the option at a lower price. If security prices fall, the put writer would
expect to suffer a loss. This loss should be less than the loss from purchasing
and holding the underlying instrument directly, however, because the premium
received for writing the option should offset a portion of the decline.

      Writing a call option obligates the Fund to sell or deliver the option's
underlying instrument in return for the strike price upon exercise of the
option. The characteristics of writing call options are similar to those of
writing put options, except that writing calls generally is a profitable
strategy if prices remain the same or fall. Through receipt of the option
premium, a call writer offsets part of the effect of a price decline. At the
same time, because a call writer must be prepared to deliver the underlying
instrument in return for the strike price, even if its current value is greater,
a call writer gives up some ability to participate in security price increases.

      The writer of an exchange traded put or call option on a security, an
index of securities or a futures contract is required to deposit cash or
securities or a letter of credit as margin and to make mark to market payments
of variation margin as the position becomes unprofitable.

      Options on Indexes. Options on securities indexes are similar to options
on securities, except that the exercise of securities index options is settled
by cash payment and does not involve the actual purchase or sale of securities.
In addition, these options are designed to reflect price fluctuations in a group
of securities or segment of the securities market rather than price fluctuations
in a single security. The Fund, in purchasing or selling index options, is
subject to the risk that the value of its portfolio securities may not change as
much as an index because the Fund's investments generally will not match the
composition of an index.

      For a number of reasons, a liquid market may not exist and thus the Fund
may not be able to close out an option position into which it has previously
entered. When the Fund purchases an OTC option (as defined below), it will be
relying on its counterparty to perform its obligations, and the Fund may incur
additional losses if the counterparty is unable to perform.


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      Exchange Traded and OTC Options. All options purchased or sold by the
Funds will be traded on a securities exchange or will be purchased or sold by
securities dealers ("OTC options") that meet creditworthiness standards approved
by the Board of Trustees. While exchange traded options are obligations of the
Options Clearing Corporation, in the case of OTC options, the Fund relies on the
dealer from which it purchased the option to perform if the option is exercised.
Thus, when the Fund purchases an OTC option, it relies on the dealer from which
it purchased the option to make or take delivery of the underlying securities.
Failure by the dealer to do so would result in the loss of the premium paid by
the Fund as well as the loss of the expected benefit of the transaction.

      Provided that the Fund has arrangements with certain qualified dealers who
agree that the Fund may repurchase any option it writes for a maximum price to
be calculated by a predetermined formula, the Fund may treat the underlying
securities used to cover written OTC options as liquid. In these cases, the OTC
option itself would only be considered illiquid to the extent that the maximum
repurchase price under the formula exceeds the intrinsic value of the option.

      Futures Contracts and Options on Futures Contracts. The Fund may purchase
or sell (write) futures contracts and purchase or sell put and call options,
including put and call options on futures contracts. In addition, the Fund may
sell (write) put and call options, including options on futures. Futures
contracts obligate the buyer to take and the seller to make delivery at a future
date of a specified quantity of a financial instrument or an amount of cash
based on the value of a securities index. Currently, futures contracts are
available on various types of fixed income securities, including, but not
limited to, U.S. Treasury bonds, notes and bills, Eurodollar certificates of
deposit and on indexes of fixed income securities and indexes of equity
securities.

      Unlike a futures contract, which requires the parties to buy and sell a
security or make a cash settlement payment based on changes in a financial
instrument or securities index on an agreed date, an option on a futures
contract entitles its holder to decide on or before a future date whether to
enter into such a contract. If the holder decides not to exercise its option,
the holder may close out the option position by entering into an offsetting
transaction or may decide to let the option expire and forfeit the premium
thereon. The purchaser of an option on a futures contract pays a premium for the
option but makes no initial margin payments or daily payments of cash in the
nature of "variation" margin payments to reflect the change in the value of the
underlying contract as does a purchaser or seller of a futures contract.

      The seller of an option on a futures contract receives the premium paid by
the purchaser and may be required to pay initial margin. Amounts equal to the
initial margin and any additional collateral required on any options on futures
contracts sold by the Fund are paid by the Fund into a segregated account, in
the name of the Futures Commission Merchant, as required by the 1940 Act and the
interpretations of the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") thereunder.


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      Combined Positions. The Fund is permitted to purchase and write options in
combination with other series of the Trust, or in combination with futures or
forward contracts, to adjust the risk and return characteristics of the overall
position. For example, the Fund may purchase a put option and write a call
option on the same underlying instrument, in order to construct a combined
position whose risk and return characteristics are similar to selling a futures
contract. Another possible combined position would involve writing a call option
at one strike price and buying a call option at a lower price, in order to
reduce the risk of the written call option in the event of a substantial price
increase. Because combined options positions involve multiple trades, they
result in higher transaction costs and may be more difficult to open and close
out.

      Correlation of Price Changes. Because there are a limited number of types
of exchange traded options and futures contracts, it is likely that the
standardized options and futures contracts available will not match the Fund's
current or anticipated investments exactly. The Fund may invest in options and
futures contracts based on securities with different issuers, maturities, or
other characteristics from the securities in which it typically invests, which
involves a risk that the options or futures position will not track the
performance of the Fund's other investments.

      Options and futures contracts prices also can diverge from the prices of
their underlying instruments, even if the underlying instruments match the
Fund's investments well. Options and futures contracts prices are affected by
such factors as current and anticipated short term interest rates, changes in
volatility of the underlying instrument, and the time remaining until expiration
of the contract, which may not affect security prices the same way. Imperfect
correlation also may result from differing levels of demand in the options and
futures markets and the securities markets, from structural differences in how
options and futures and securities are traded, or from imposition of daily price
fluctuation limits or trading halts. The Fund may purchase or sell options and
futures contracts with a greater or lesser value than the securities it wishes
to hedge or intends to purchase in order to attempt to compensate for
differences in volatility between the contract and the securities, although this
may not be successful in all cases. If price changes in the Fund's options or
futures positions are poorly correlated with its other investments, the
positions may fail to produce anticipated gains or result in losses that are not
offset by gains in other investments.

      Liquidity of Options and Futures Contracts. There is no assurance a liquid
market will exist for any particular option or futures contract at any
particular time even if the contract is traded on an exchange. In addition,
exchanges may establish daily price fluctuation limits for options and futures
contracts and may halt trading if a contract's price moves up or down more than
the limit in a given day. On volatile trading days when the price fluctuation
limit is reached or a trading halt is imposed, it may be impossible for the Fund
to enter into new positions or close out existing positions. If the market for a
contract is not liquid because of price fluctuation limits or otherwise, it
could prevent prompt liquidation of unfavorable positions, and could potentially
require the Fund to continue to hold a position until delivery or expiration
regardless of changes in its value. As a result, the Fund's access to other
assets held to cover its options or


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futures positions also could be impaired. See "Exchange Traded and OTC Options"
above for a discussion of the liquidity of options not traded on an exchange.

      Position Limits. Futures exchanges can limit the number of futures and
options on futures contracts that can be held or controlled by an entity. If an
adequate exemption cannot be obtained, the Fund or the Advisor may be required
to reduce the size of its futures and options positions or may not be able to
trade a certain futures or options contract in order to avoid exceeding such
limits.

      Asset Coverage for Futures Contracts and Options Positions. Although the
Fund will not be commodity pools, certain derivatives subject the Fund to the
rules of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission which limit the extent to
which the Fund can invest in such derivatives. The Fund may invest in futures
contracts and options with respect thereto for hedging purposes without limit.
However, the Fund may not invest in such contracts and options for other
purposes if the sum of the amount of initial margin deposits and premiums paid
for unexpired options with respect to such contracts, other than for bona fide
hedging purposes, exceeds 5% of the liquidation value of the Fund's assets,
after taking into account unrealized profits and unrealized losses on such
contracts and options; provided, however, that in the case of an option that is
in-the-money at the time of purchase, the in-the-money amount may be excluded in
calculating the 5% limitation.

      In addition, the Fund will comply with guidelines established by the SEC
with respect to coverage of options and futures contracts by mutual funds, and
if the guidelines so require, will set aside appropriate liquid assets in a
segregated custodial account in the amount prescribed. Securities held in a
segregated account cannot be sold while the futures contract or option is
outstanding, unless they are replaced with other suitable assets. As a result,
there is a possibility that segregation of a large percentage of the Fund's
assets could impede portfolio management or the Fund's ability to meet
redemption requests or other current obligations.

Swaps and Related Swap Products

      The Fund may engage in swap transactions, including, but not limited to,
interest rate, currency, securities index, basket, specific security and
commodity swaps, interest rate caps, floors and collars and options on interest
rate swaps (collectively defined as "swap transactions").

      The Fund may enter into swap transactions for any legal purpose consistent
with its investment objective and policies, such as for the purpose of
attempting to obtain or preserve a particular return or spread at a lower cost
than obtaining that return or spread through purchases and/or sales of
instruments in cash markets, to protect against currency fluctuations, as a
duration management technique, to protect against any increase in the price of
securities the Fund anticipates purchasing at a later date, or to gain exposure
to certain matters in the most economical way possible. The Fund will not sell
interest rate caps, floors or collars if it does not own securities with coupons
which provide the interest that the Fund may be required to pay.


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      Swap agreements are two-party contracts entered into primarily by
institutional counterparties for periods ranging from a few weeks to several
years. In a standard swap transaction, two parties agree to exchange the returns
(or differentials in rates of return) that would be earned or realized on
specified notional investments or instruments. The gross returns to be exchanged
or "swapped" between the parties are calculated by reference to a "notional
amount," i.e., the return on or increase in value of a particular dollar amount
invested at a particular interest rate, in a particular foreign currency or
commodity, or in a "basket" of securities representing a particular index. The
purchaser of an interest rate cap or floor, upon payment of a fee, has the right
to receive payments (and the seller of the cap is obligated to make payments) to
the extent a specified interest rate exceeds (in the case of a cap) or is less
than (in the case of a floor) a specified level over a specified period of time
or at specified dates. The purchaser of an interest rate collar, upon payment of
a fee, has the right to receive payments (and the seller of the collar is
obligated to make payments) to the extent that specified interest rate falls
outside an agreed upon range over a specified period of time or at specified
dates. The purchase of an option on an interest rate swap, upon payment of a fee
(either at the time of purchase or in the form of higher payments or lower
receipts within an interest rate swap transaction) has the right, but not the
obligation, to initiate a new swap transaction of a pre-specified notional
amount with pre-specified terms with the seller of the option as the
counterparty.

      The "notional amount" of a swap transaction is the agreed upon basis for
calculating the payments that the parties have agreed to exchange. For example,
one swap counterparty may agree to pay a floating rate of interest (e.g., three
month LIBOR) calculated based on a $10 million notional amount on a quarterly
basis in exchange for receipt of payments calculated based on the same notional
amount and a fixed rate of interest on a semi-annual basis. In the event the
Fund is obligated to make payments more frequently than it receives payments
from the other party, it will incur incremental credit exposure to that swap
counterparty. This risk may be mitigated somewhat by the use of swap agreements
which call for a net payment to be made by the party with the larger payment
obligation when the obligations of the parties fall due on the same date. Under
most swap agreements entered into by the Fund, payments by the parties will be
exchanged on a "net basis," and the Fund will receive or pay, as the case may
be, only the net amount of the two payments.

      The amount of the Fund's potential gain or loss on any swap transaction is
not subject to any fixed limit. Nor is there any fixed limit on the Fund's
potential loss if it sells a cap or collar. If the Fund buys a cap, floor, or
collar, however, the Fund's potential loss is limited to the amount of the fee
that it has paid. When measured against the initial amount of cash required to
initiate the transaction, which is typically zero in the case of most
conventional swap transactions, swaps, caps, floors and collars tend to be more
volatile than many other types of instruments.

      The use of swap transactions, caps, floors and collars involves investment
techniques and risks which are different from those associated with portfolio
security transactions. If the Advisor is incorrect in its forecasts of market
values, interest rates, and other applicable factors, the investment performance
of the Fund will be less favorable than if these techniques had not


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been used. These instruments typically are not traded on exchanges. Accordingly,
there is a risk that the other party to certain of these instruments will not
perform its obligations to the Fund or that the Fund may be unable to enter into
offsetting positions to terminate its exposure or liquidate its position under
certain of these instruments when it wishes to do so. Such occurrences could
result in losses to the Fund.

      The Advisor will, however, consider such risks and will enter into swap
and other derivative transactions only when it believes that the risks are not
unreasonable.

      The Fund will maintain cash or liquid assets in a segregated account with
its custodian in an amount sufficient at all times to cover its current
obligations under its swap transactions, caps, floors and collars. If the Fund
enters into a swap agreement on a net basis, it will segregate assets with daily
value at least equal to the excess, if any, of the Fund's accrued obligations
under the swap agreement over the accrued amount the Fund is entitled to receive
under the agreement. If the Fund enters into a swap agreement on other than a
net basis, or sells a cap, floor or collar, it will segregate assets with a
daily value at least equal to the full amount of a Fund's accrued obligations
under the agreement.

      The Fund will not enter into any swap transaction, cap, floor, or collar,
unless the counterparty to the transaction is deemed creditworthy by the
Advisor. If a counterparty defaults, the Fund may have contractual remedies
pursuant to the agreements related to the transaction. The swap markets in which
many types of swap transactions are traded have grown substantially in recent
years, with a large number of banks and investment banking firms acting both as
principals and as agents using standardized swap documentation. As a result, the
markets for certain types of swaps (e.g., interest rate swaps) have become
relatively liquid. The markets for some types of caps, floors and collars are
less liquid.

      The liquidity of swap transactions, caps, floors and collars will be as
set forth in guidelines established by the Advisor and approved by the Trustees
which are based on various factors, including (1) the availability of dealer
quotations and the estimated transaction volume for the instrument, (2) the
number of dealers and end users for the instrument in the marketplace, (3) the
level of market making by dealers in the type of instrument, (4) the nature of
the instrument (including any right of a party to terminate it on demand) and
(5) the nature of the marketplace for trades (including the ability to assign or
offset the Fund's rights and obligations relating to the instrument). Such
determination will govern whether the instrument will be deemed within the 15%
restriction on investments in securities that are not readily marketable.

      During the term of a swap, cap, floor or collar, changes in the value of
the instrument are recognized as unrealized gains or losses by marking to market
to reflect the market value of the instrument. When the instrument is
terminated, the Fund will record a realized gain or loss equal to the
difference, if any, between the proceeds from (or cost of) the closing
transaction and the Fund's basis in the contract.

      The federal income tax treatment with respect to swap transactions, caps,
floors, and collars may impose limitations on the extent to which the Fund may
engage in such transactions.


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Portfolio Turnover


      For the period December 31, 1998 (commencement of operations) through May
31, 1999 and fiscal year ended May 31, 2000, the Fund's portfolio turnover rate
was 33% and 66%, respectively. A rate of 100% indicates that the equivalent of
all of the Fund's assets have been sold and reinvested in a year. High portfolio
turnover may result in the realization of substantial net capital gains or
losses. To the extent that net short term capital gains are realized, any
distributions resulting from such gains are considered ordinary income for
federal income tax purposes. See "Taxes" below.


INVESTMENT RESTRICTIONS

      The investment restrictions set forth below have been adopted by the Trust
with respect to the Fund. Except as otherwise noted, these investment
restrictions are "fundamental" policies which, under the 1940 Act, may not be
changed without the vote of a majority of the outstanding voting securities of
the Fund. A "majority of the outstanding voting securities" is defined in the
1940 Act as the lesser of (a) 67% or more of the voting securities present at a
meeting if the holders of more than 50% of the outstanding voting securities are
present or represented by proxy, or (b) more than 50% of the outstanding voting
securities. The percentage limitations contained in the restrictions below apply
at the time of purchasing securities to the market value of the Fund's assets.

      The Fund:

1.    May not make any investments inconsistent with the Fund's classification
      as a diversified investment company under the 1940 Act;

2.    May not purchase any security which would cause the Fund to concentrate
      its investments in the securities of issuers primarily engaged in any
      particular industry, except as permitted by the SEC;

3.    May not issue senior securities, except as permitted under the 1940 Act or
      any rule, order or interpretation thereunder;

4.    May not borrow money, except to the extent permitted by applicable law;

5.    May not underwrite securities of other issuers, except to the extent that
      the Fund, in disposing of portfolio securities, may be deemed an
      underwriter within the meaning of the 1933 Act;

6.    May not purchase or sell real estate, except that, to the extent permitted
      by applicable law, the Fund may (a) invest in securities or other
      instruments directly or indirectly secured by real estate, and (b) invest
      in securities or other instruments issued by issuers that invest in real
      estate;


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7.    May not purchase or sell commodities or commodity contracts unless
      acquired as a result of ownership of securities or other instruments
      issued by persons that purchase or sell commodities or commodities
      contracts; but this shall not prevent the Fund from purchasing, selling
      and entering into financial futures contracts (including futures contracts
      on indices of securities, interest rates and currencies), options on
      financial futures contracts (including futures contracts on indices of
      securities, interest rates and currencies), warrants, swaps, forward
      contracts, foreign currency spot and forward contracts or other derivative
      instruments that are not related to physical commodities; and

8.    May make loans to other persons, in accordance with the Fund's investment
      objectives and policies and to the extent permitted by applicable law.

      Non-Fundamental Investment Restrictions. The investment restrictions
described below are not fundamental policies of the Fund and may be changed by
the Trustees. These non-fundamental investment policies require that the Fund:

      (i) May not acquire any illiquid securities, such as repurchase agreements
with more than seven days to maturity or fixed time deposits with a duration of
over seven calendar days, if as a result thereof, more than 15% of the market
value of the Fund's net assets would be in investments which are illiquid;

      (ii) May not acquire securities of other investment companies, except as
permitted by the 1940 Act or any order pursuant thereto; and

      (iii) May not purchase securities on margin, make short sales of
securities, or maintain a short position, provided that this restriction shall
not be deemed to be applicable to the purchase or sale of when-issued or delayed
delivery securities, or to short sales that are covered in accordance with SEC
rules.

      If any percentage restriction described above is adhered to at the time of
investment, a subsequent increase or decrease in the percentage resulting from a
change in the value of the Fund's assets will not constitute a violation of the
restriction.

      For purposes of fundamental investment restrictions regarding industry
concentration, the Advisor may classify issuers by industry in accordance with
classifications set forth in the Directory of Companies Filing Annual Reports
With The Securities and Exchange Commission or other sources. In the absence of
such classification or if the Advisor determines in good faith based on its own
information that the economic characteristics affecting a particular issuer make
it more appropriately considered to be engaged in a different industry, the
Advisor may classify an issuer accordingly. For instance, personal credit
finance companies and business credit finance companies are deemed to be
separate industries and wholly owned finance companies are considered to be in
the industry of their parents if their activities are primarily related to
financing the activities of their parents.


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TRUSTEES, MEMBERS OF ADVISORY BOARD AND OFFICERS


Trustees

      The Trustees of the Trust, their principal occupations during the past
five years, business addresses and dates of birth are set forth below.


      FREDERICK S. ADDY-Trustee; Retired, Former Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer, Amoco Corporation. His address is c/o Pierpont Group,
Inc., 461 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10017. His date of birth is January 1,
1932.

      WILLIAM G. BURNS-Trustee; Retired; Former Vice Chairman and Chief
Financial Officer, NYNEX. His address is c/o Pierpont Group, Inc., 461 Fifth
Avenue, New York, NY 10017. His date of birth is November 2, 1932.

      ARTHUR C. ESCHENLAUER-Trustee; Retired; Former Senior Vice President,
Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York. His address is c/o Pierpont Group,
Inc., 461 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10017. His date of birth is May 23, 1934.

      MATTHEW HEALEY(1)-Trustee, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Chairman,
Pierpont Group, Inc., since prior to 1992. His address is c/o Pierpont Group,
Inc., 461 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10017. His date of birth is August 23,
1937.

      MICHAEL P. MALLARDI-Trustee; Retired; Prior to April 1996, Senior Vice
President, Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. and President, Broadcast Group. His address
is c/o Pierpont Group, Inc., 461 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10017. His date of
birth is March 17, 1934.


      Each Trustee is currently paid an annual fee of $75,000 for serving as
Trustee of the Trust, each of the Master Portfolios (as defined below), the J.P.
Morgan Institutional Funds and J.P. Morgan Funds and is reimbursed for expenses
incurred in connection with service as a Trustee. The Trustees may hold various
other directorships unrelated to these funds.

      Trustee compensation expenses paid by the Trust for the calendar year
ended December 31, 1998 is set forth below.

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(1) Mr. Healey is an "interested person" (as defined in the 1940 Act) of the
Trust. Mr. Healey is also an "interested person" (as defined in the 1940 Act) of
the Advisor due to his son's affiliation with JPMIM.


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<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

                                                             TOTAL TRUSTEE COMPENSATION
                                                              ACCRUED BY THE MASTER
                                                            PORTFOLIOS(*), J.P. MORGAN
                                   AGGREGATE TRUSTEE         INSTITUTIONAL FUNDS, J.P.
                               COMPENSATION PAID BY THE     MORGAN FUNDS AND THE TRUST
NAME OF TRUSTEE AND TITLE         TRUST DURING 1999               DURING 1999(**)
-----------------------------  ------------------------     ---------------------------


<S>                                     <C>                          <C>
Frederick S. Addy, Trustee              $0.00                        $75,000

William G. Burns, Trustee               $0.00                        $75,000

Arthur C. Eschenlauer,
Trustee                                 $0.00                        $75,000

Matthew Healey, Trustee (***)
 Chairman and Chief
 Executive Officer                      $0.00                        $75,000

Michael P. Mallardi, Trustee            $0.00                        $75,000
</TABLE>

(*) The J.P. Morgan Funds and J.P. Morgan Institutional Funds are each
multi-series registered investment companies that are part of a two-tier
(master-feeder) investment fund structure. Each series of the J.P. Morgan Funds
and J.P. Morgan Institutional Funds is a feeder fund that invests all of its
investable assets in one of 19 separate master portfolios (collectively the
"Master Portfolios") for which JPMIM acts as investment adviser, 14 of which are
registered investment companies.

(**) No investment company within the fund complex has a pension or retirement
plan. Currently there are 17 investment companies (14 investment companies
comprising the Master Portfolios, the Trust, the J.P. Morgan Funds and the J.P.
Morgan Institutional Funds) in the fund complex.


(***) During 1999, Pierpont Group, Inc., paid Mr. Healey, in his role as
Chairman of Pierpont Group, Inc., compensation in the amount of $153,800,
contributed $23,100 to a defined contribution plan on his behalf and paid
$17,300 in insurance premiums for his benefit.


      The Trustees decide upon general policies and are responsible for
overseeing the Trust's business affairs. The Trust has entered into a Fund
Services Agreement with Pierpont Group, Inc. to assist the Trustees in
exercising their overall supervisory responsibilities over the affairs of the
Trust. Pierpont Group, Inc. was organized in July 1989 to provide services for
the J.P. Morgan Family of Funds (formerly, The Pierpont Family of Funds), and
the Trustees are the equal and sole shareholders of Pierpont Group, Inc. The
Trust has agreed to pay Pierpont Group, Inc. a fee in an amount representing its
reasonable costs in performing these services to the Trust and certain other
registered investment companies subject to similar agreements with Pierpont


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Group, Inc. These costs are periodically reviewed by the Trustees. The principal
offices of Pierpont Group, Inc. are located at 461 Fifth Avenue, New York, New
York 10017.


      The aggregate fee paid to Pierpont Group, Inc. by the Fund for the period
December 31, 1998 (commencement of operations) through May 31, 1999 was $48 and
the fiscal year ended May 31, 2000 was $102.


Trustees, Members Of Advisory Board And Officers

      The Trust's executive officers (listed below), other than the Chief
Executive Officer and the officers who are employees of the Advisor, are
provided and compensated by Funds Distributor, Inc. ("FDI"), a wholly owned
indirect subsidiary of Boston Institutional Group, Inc. The Chief Executive
Officer receives no compensation in his capacity as an officer of the Trust. The
officers conduct and supervise the business operations of the Trust. The Trust
has no employees.

      The officers of the Trust, their principal occupations during the past
five years and dates of birth are set forth below. The business address of each
of the officers unless otherwise noted is Funds Distributor, Inc., 60 State
Street, Suite 1300, Boston, Massachusetts 02109.

      MATTHEW HEALEY-Chief Executive Officer; Chairman, Pierpont Group, since
prior to 1993. His address is Pine Tree Country Club Estates, 10286 Saint
Andrews Road, Boynton Beach, Florida 33436. His date of birth is August 23,
1937.

      MARGARET W. CHAMBERS-Vice President and Secretary. Senior Vice President
and General Counsel of FDI since April, 1998. From August 1996 to March 1998,
Ms. Chambers was Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for Loomis, Sayles
& Company, L.P. From January 1986 to July 1996, she was an associate with the
law firm of Ropes & Gray. Her date of birth is October 12, 1959.


      MARIE E. CONNOLLY-Vice President and Assistant Treasurer. President, Chief
Executive Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Director of FDI, Premier Mutual
Fund Services, Inc., an affiliate of FDI ("Premier Mutual"), and an officer of
certain investment companies distributed or administered by FDI. Her date of
birth is August 1, 1957.


      DOUGLAS C. CONROY-Vice President and Assistant Treasurer. Assistant Vice
President and Assistant Department Manager of Treasury Services and
Administration of FDI and an officer of certain investment companies distributed
or administered by FDI. Prior to April 1997, Mr. Conroy was Supervisor of
Treasury Services and Administration of FDI. From April 1993 to January 1995,
Mr. Conroy was a Senior Fund Accountant for Investors Bank & Trust Company. His
date of birth is March 31, 1969.


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      KAREN JACOPPO WOOD-Vice President and Assistant Secretary. Vice President
and Senior Counsel of FDI and an officer of certain investment companies
distributed or administered by FDI. From June 1994 to January 1996, Ms.
Jacoppo-Wood was a Manager of SEC Registration at Scudder, Stevens & Clark, Inc.
Her date of birth is December 29, 1966.

      CHRISTOPHER J. KELLEY-Vice President and Assistant Secretary. Vice
President and Senior Associate General Counsel of FDI and Premier Mutual and an
officer of certain investment companies distributed or administered by FDI. From
April 1994 to July 1996, Mr. Kelley was Assistant Counsel at Forum Financial
Group. His date of birth is December 24, 1964.

      KATHLEEN K. MORRISEY-Vice President and Assistant Secretary. Vice
President and Assistant Secretary of FDI. Manager of Treasury Services
Administration and an officer of certain investment companies advised or
administered by Montgomery Asset Management, L.P. and Dresdner RCM Global
Investors, Inc., and their respective affiliates. From July 1994 to November
1995, Ms. Morrisey was a Fund Accountant for Investors Bank & Trust Company. Her
date of birth is July 5, 1972.

      MARY A. NELSON-Vice President and Assistant Treasurer. Vice President and
Manager of Treasury Services and Administration of FDI and Premier Mutual and an
officer of certain investment companies distributed or administered by FDI. Her
date of birth is April 22, 1964.


      MARY JO PACE-Assistant Treasurer. Vice President, Morgan Guaranty Trust
Company of New York. Ms. Pace serves in the Funds Administration group as a
Manager for the Budgeting and Expense Processing Group. Prior to September 1995,
Ms. Pace served as a Fund Administrator for Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New
York. Her address is 60 Wall Street, New York, New York 10260. Her date of birth
is March 13, 1966.


      ELBA VASQUEZ Vice President and Assistant Secretary. Vice President



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since February 1999, Assistant Vice President (since June 1997), and Sales
Associate (since May 1996) of FDI. Formerly (March 1990 - May 1996), employed in
various mutual fund sales and marketing positions by U.S. Trust Company of New
York. Her address is 200 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10166. Her date of
birth is December 14, 1961.


      GEORGE A. RIO-President and Assistant Treasurer. Executive Vice President
and Client Service Director of FDI since April 1998. From June 1995 to March
1998, Mr. Rio was Senior Vice President and Senior Key Account Manager for
Putnam Mutual Funds. From May 1994 to June 1995, Mr. Rio was Director of
Business Development for First Data Corporation. From September 1983 to May
1994, Mr. Rio was Senior Vice President & Manager of Client Services and
Director of Internal Audit at The Boston Company. His date of birth is January
2, 1955.


      CHRISTINE ROTUNDO-Assistant Treasurer. Vice President, Morgan Guaranty
Trust Company of New York. Ms. Rotundo serves in the Funds Administration group
as Head of Infrastructure and is responsible for special projects. Prior to
January 2000, she was the Manager of the Tax Group and was responsible for U.S.
mutual fund tax matters. Prior to September 1995, Ms. Rotundo served as a Senior
Tax Manager in the Investment Company Services Group of Deloitte & Touche LLP.
Her address is 60 Wall Street, New York, New York 10260. Her date of birth is
September 26, 1965.

CODE OF ETHICS

      The Trust , the Advisor and FDI have adopted codes of ethics pursuant to
Rule 17j-1 under the 1940 Act. Each of these codes permits personnel subject to
such code to invest in securities, including securities that may be purchased or
held by the Portfolios. Such purchases, however, are subject to preclearance and
other procedures reasonably necessary to prevent Access Persons from engaging in
any unlawful conduct set forth in Rule 17j-1.


INVESTMENT ADVISOR

      The Trust has retained JPMIM as Investment Advisor to provide investment
advice and portfolio management services to the Fund. Subject to the supervision
of the Fund's Trustees, the Advisor makes the Fund's day-to-day investment
decisions, arranges for the execution of portfolio transactions and generally
manages the Fund's investments.

      JPMIM, a wholly owned subsidiary of J.P. Morgan & Co. Incorporated ("J.P.
Morgan"), is a registered investment adviser under the Investment Advisers Act
of 1940, as amended, and manages employee benefit funds of corporations, labor
unions and state and local governments and the accounts of other institutional
investors, including investment companies. Certain of the


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assets of employee benefit accounts under its management are invested in
commingled pension trust funds for which Morgan serves as trustee.


      J.P. Morgan, through the Advisor and other subsidiaries, acts as
investment advisor to individuals, governments, corporations, employee benefit
plans, mutual funds and other institutional investors with combined assets under
management of approximately $369 billion.


      J.P. Morgan has a long history of service as an advisor, underwriter and
lender to an extensive roster of major companies and as a financial advisor to
national governments. The firm, through its predecessor firms, has been in
business for over a century and has been managing investments since 1913.


      The basis of the Advisor's investment process is fundamental investment
research because the firm believes that fundamentals should determine an asset's
value over the long term. The Advisor currently employs over 100 full-time
research analysts, among the largest research staffs in the money management
industry, in its investment management divisions located in New York, London,
Tokyo, Frankfurt and Singapore to cover companies, industries and countries on
site. In addition, the investment management divisions employ approximately 420
capital market researchers, portfolio managers and traders. The conclusions of
the equity analysts' fundamental research are quantified into a set of projected
returns for individual companies through the use of a dividend discount model.
These returns are projected for two to five years to enable analysts to take a
longer term view. These returns, or normalized earnings, are used to establish
relative values among stocks in each industrial sector. These values may not be
the same as the markets' current valuations of these companies. This provides
the basis for ranking the attractiveness of the companies in an industry
according to five distinct quintiles or rankings. This ranking is one of the
factors considered in determining the stocks purchased and sold in each sector.


      The investment advisory services the Advisor provides to the Fund are not
exclusive under the terms of the Investment Advisory Agreement. The Advisor is
free to and does render similar investment advisory services to others. The
Advisor serves as investment advisor to personal investors and other investment
companies and acts as fiduciary for trusts, estates and employee benefit plans.
Certain of the assets of trusts and estates under management are invested in
common trust funds for which the Advisor serves as trustee. The accounts which
are managed or advised by the Advisor have varying investment objectives and the
Advisor invests assets of such accounts in investments substantially similar to,
or the same as, those which are expected to constitute the principal investments
of the Fund. Such accounts are supervised by officers and employees of the
Advisor who may also be acting in similar capacities for the Fund. See
"Portfolio Transactions."

      Sector weightings are generally similar to a benchmark with the emphasis
on security selection as the method to achieve investment performance superior
to the benchmark. The benchmark for the Fund is the Russell 1000 Growth Index.


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      Morgan, also a wholly owned subsidiary of J.P. Morgan, is a bank holding
company organized under the laws of the State of Delaware. Morgan, whose
principal offices are at 60 Wall Street, New York, New York 10260, is a New York
trust company which conducts a general banking and trust business. Morgan is
subject to regulation by the New York State Banking Department and is a member
bank of the Federal Reserve System. Through offices in New York City and abroad,
Morgan offers a wide range of services, primarily to governmental,
institutional, corporate and high net worth individual customers in the United
States and throughout the world.

      The Fund is managed by employees of the Advisor who, in acting for their
clients, including the Fund, do not discuss their investment decisions with any
personnel of J.P. Morgan or any personnel of other divisions of J.P. Morgan or
with any of its affiliated persons, with the exception of certain investment
management affiliates of J.P. Morgan.

      As compensation for the services rendered and related expenses such as
salaries of advisory personnel borne by the Advisor under the Advisory
Agreements, the Fund has agreed to pay the Advisor a fee, which is computed
daily and may be paid monthly, equal to 0.50% of the Fund's average daily net
assets.


      For the period December 31, 1998 (commencement of operations) through May
31, 1999 and for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2000, the Fund paid to the
Advisor $10,884 and $29,569, respectively, in advisory fees.


      The Investment Advisory Agreement between the Advisor and the Trust, on
behalf of the Fund, provides that it will continue in effect for a period of two
years after execution only if specifically approved thereafter annually in the
same manner as the Distribution Agreement. See "Distributor" below. The
Investment Advisory Agreement will terminate automatically if assigned and is
terminable at any time with respect to the Fund without penalty by a vote of a
majority of the Trust's Trustees or by a vote of the holders of a majority of
the Fund's outstanding voting securities on 60 days' written notice to the
Advisor and by the Advisor on 90 days' written notice to the Fund. See
"Additional Information."




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      If the Advisor were prohibited from acting as investment advisor to the
Fund, it is expected that the Trustees of the Trust would recommend to
shareholders that they approve the Fund's entering into a new investment
advisory agreement with another qualified investment advisor selected by the
Trustees.

      Under separate agreements, Morgan provides certain financial, fund
accounting, administrative and shareholder services to the Trust. See "Services
Agent" and "Shareholder Servicing" below.

DISTRIBUTOR

      FDI serves as the Trust's exclusive distributor and holds itself available
to receive purchase orders for the Fund's shares. In that capacity, FDI has been
granted the right, as agent of the Trust, to solicit and accept orders for the
purchase of the Fund's shares in accordance with the terms of the Distribution
Agreement between the Trust and FDI. Under the terms of the Distribution
Agreement between FDI and the Trust, FDI receives no compensation in its
capacity as the Fund's distributor.

      The Distribution Agreement will continue in effect with respect to the
Fund for a period of two years after execution and will continue thereafter only
if it is approved at least annually (i) by a vote of the holders of a majority
of the Fund's outstanding voting securities or by its Trustees and (ii) by a
vote of a majority of the Trustees of the Trust who are not "interested persons"
(as defined by the 1940 Act) of the parties to the Distribution Agreement, cast
in person at a meeting called for the purpose of voting on such approval (see
"Trustees and Officers"). The Distribution Agreement will terminate
automatically if assigned by either party. The Distribution Agreement is also
terminable with respect to the Fund at any time without penalty by a vote of a
majority of the Trustees of the Trust, a vote of a majority of the Trustees who
are not "interested persons" of the Trust, or by a vote of (i) 67% or more of
the Fund's outstanding voting securities present at a meeting if the holders of
more than 50% of the Fund's outstanding voting securities are present or
represented by proxy, or (ii) more than 50% of the Fund's outstanding voting
securities, whichever is less. FDI is a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of
Boston Institutional Group, Inc. The principal offices of FDI are located at 60
State Street, Suite 1300, Boston, Massachusetts 02109.


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CO-ADMINISTRATOR

      Under a Co-Administration Agreement with the Trust, FDI also serves as the
Trust's Co-Administrator. The Co-Administration Agreement may be renewed or
amended by the Trustees without a shareholder vote. The Co-Administration
Agreement is terminable at any time without penalty by a vote of a majority of
the Trustees of the Trust on not more than 60 days' written notice nor less than
30 days' written notice to the other party. The Co-Administrator may subcontract
for the performance of its obligations, provided, however, that unless the Trust
expressly agrees in writing, the Co-Administrator shall be fully responsible for
the acts and omissions of any subcontractor as it would for its own acts or
omissions. See "Services Agent" below.

      FDI (i) provides office space, equipment and clerical personnel for
maintaining the organization and books and records of the Fund; (ii) provides
officers for the Trust; (iii) prepares and files documents required for
notification of state securities administrators; (iv) reviews and files
marketing and sales literature; (v) files regulatory documents and mails
communications to Trustees and investors; and (vi) maintains related books and
records.

      For its services under the Co-Administration Agreement, the Fund has
agreed to pay FDI fees equal to its allocable share of an annual complex-wide
charge of $425,000 plus FDI's out-of-pocket expenses. The amount allocable to
the Fund is based on the ratio of the Fund's net assets to the aggregate net
assets of the Trust and certain other registered investment companies subject to
similar arrangements with FDI.


     For the period December 31, 1998 (commencement of operations) through May
31, 1999 and for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2000, the Fund paid to FDI $61
and $126, respectively, in administrative fees.


      See "Expenses" below for applicable expense limitations.

SERVICES AGENT

      The Trust, on behalf of the Fund, has entered into an Administrative
Services Agreement (the "Services Agreement") with Morgan pursuant to which
Morgan is responsible for certain administrative and related services provided
to the Fund. The Services Agreement may be terminated at any time, without
penalty, by the Trustees or Morgan, in each case on not more than 60 days' nor
less than 30 days' written notice to the other party.

      Under the Services Agreement, Morgan provides certain administrative and
related services to the Fund, including services related to tax compliance,
preparation of financial statements, calculation of performance data, oversight
of service providers and certain regulatory and Board of Trustee matters.

      Under the Services Agreement, the Fund has agreed to pay Morgan fees equal
to its allocable share of an annual complex-wide charge. This charge is
calculated daily based on the aggregate net assets of the Fund, the Trust's
other series and the Master Portfolios in accordance


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with the following annual schedule: 0.09% of the first $7 billion of their
aggregate average daily net assets, and 0.04% of their aggregate average daily
net assets in excess of $7 billion, less the complex-wide fees payable to FDI.
The portion of this charge payable by the Fund is determined by the
proportionate share that its net assets bear to the total net assets of the
Trust and the other investment companies provided administrative services by
Morgan.


      For the period December 31, 1998 (commencement of operations) through May
31, 1999 and for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2000, the Fund paid to Morgan, as
Services Agent, $1,269 and $3,388, respectively.


CUSTODIAN AND TRANSFER AGENT


      The Bank of New York ("BONY"), One Wall Street, New York, New York 10286,
serves as the Trust's custodian and fund accounting agent. Pursuant to the
Custodian and Fund Accounting Agreement with the Trust, BONY is responsible for
holding portfolio securities and cash and maintaining the books of account and
records of the Fund's portfolio transactions.

      State Street Bank and Trust Company ("State Street"), 225 Franklin Street,
Boston, Massachusetts 02110, serves as the Trust's transfer and dividend
disbursing agent. As transfer agent and dividend disbursing agent, State Street
is responsible for maintaining account records detailing the ownership of Fund
shares and for crediting income, capital gains and other changes in share
ownership to shareholder accounts.


SHAREHOLDER SERVICING

      The Trust, on behalf of the Fund, has entered into a Shareholder Servicing
Agreement with Morgan pursuant to which Morgan acts as shareholder servicing
agent for Fund shareholders. Under this agreement, Morgan is responsible for
performing, directly or through an agent, shareholder account administrative and
servicing functions, which include but are not limited to answering inquiries
regarding account status and history, the manner in which purchases and
redemptions of Fund shares may be effected, and certain other matters pertaining
to the Fund; assisting customers in designating and changing dividend options,
account designations and addresses; providing necessary personnel and facilities
to coordinate the establishment and maintenance of shareholder accounts and
records with the Fund's transfer agent; transmitting purchase and redemption
orders to the Fund's transfer agent and arranging for the wiring or other
transfer of funds to and from customer accounts in connection with orders to
purchase or redeem Fund shares; verifying purchase and redemption orders,
transfers among and changes in accounts; informing FDI of the gross amount of
purchase orders for Fund shares; and providing other related services.

      Under the Shareholder Servicing Agreement, the Fund has agreed to pay
Morgan for these services a fee of 0.10% (expressed as a percentage of the
average daily net asset value of


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Fund shares owned by or for shareholders for whom Morgan is acting as
shareholder servicing agent). Morgan acts as Shareholder Servicing Agent for all
shareholders.


      For the period December 31, 1998 (commencement of operations) through May
31, 1999 and for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2000, the Fund paid to Morgan, as
Shareholder Servicing Agent, $2,177 and $5,480, respectively.




      If Morgan were prohibited from providing any of the services under the
Shareholder Servicing and the Services Agreements, the Trustees would seek an
alternative provider of such services. In such event, changes in the operation
of the Fund might occur and a shareholder might no longer be able to avail
himself or herself of any services then being provided to shareholders by
Morgan.

      The Fund may be sold to or through financial intermediaries who are
customers of J.P. Morgan ("financial professionals"), including financial
institutions and broker-dealers, that may be paid fees by J.P. Morgan or its
affiliates for services provided to their clients that invest in the Fund. See
"Financial Professionals" below. Organizations that provide recordkeeping or
other services to certain employee benefit or retirement plans that include the
Fund as an investment alternative may also be paid a fee.

FINANCIAL PROFESSIONALS

      The services provided by financial professionals may include establishing
and maintaining shareholder accounts, processing purchase and redemption
transactions, arranging for bank wires, performing shareholder subaccounting,
answering client inquiries regarding the Trust, assisting clients in changing
dividend options, account designations and addresses, providing periodic
statements showing the client's account balance and integrating these statements
with those of other transactions and balances in the client's other accounts
serviced by the financial professional, transmitting proxy statements, periodic
reports, updated prospectuses and other communications to shareholders and, with
respect to meetings of shareholders, collecting, tabulating and forwarding
executed proxies and obtaining such other information and performing such other
services as J.P. Morgan or the financial professional's clients may reasonably
request and agree upon with the financial professional.


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      Although there is no sales charge levied directly by the Fund, financial
professionals may establish their own terms and conditions for providing their
services and may charge investors a transaction-based or other fee for their
services. Such charges may vary among financial professionals but in all cases
will be retained by the financial professional and not be remitted to the Fund
or J.P. Morgan.

      The Fund has authorized one or more brokers to accept purchase and
redemption orders on its behalf. Such brokers are authorized to designate other
intermediaries to accept purchase and redemption orders on the Fund's behalf.
The Fund will be deemed to have received a purchase or redemption order when an
authorized broker or, it applicable, a broker's authorized designee, accepts the
order. These orders will be priced at the Fund's net asset value next calculated
after they are so accepted.

INDEPENDENT ACCOUNTANTS

      The independent accountants of the Trust are PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP,
1177 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10036. PricewaterhouseCoopers
LLP conducts an annual audit of the financial statements of the Fund, assists in
the preparation and/or review of the Fund's federal and state income tax returns
and consults with the Fund as to matters of accounting and federal and state
income taxation.

EXPENSES

      In addition to the fees payable to Pierpont Group, Inc., JPMIM, Morgan and
FDI under various agreements discussed under "Trustees and Officers,"
"Investment Advisor," "Co-Administrator", "Distributor", "Services Agent" and
"Shareholder Servicing" above, the Fund is responsible for usual and customary
expenses associated with the Trust's operations. Such expenses include
organization expenses, legal fees, accounting and audit expenses, insurance
costs, the compensation and expenses of the Trustees, registration fees under
federal securities laws, extraordinary expenses, transfer, registrar and
dividend disbursing costs, the expenses of printing and mailing reports, notices
and proxy statements to Fund shareholders, fees under state securities laws,
custodian fees and brokerage expenses.


      J.P. Morgan has agreed that it will reimburse the Fund as described in the
Prospectus until September 30, 2001 to the extent necessary to maintain the
Fund's total operating expenses at the annual rate of 0.75% of the Fund's
average daily assets. This limit does not cover extraordinary expenses. This
reimbursement arrangement can be changed or terminated at any time at the option
of J.P. Morgan.

     For the period December 31, 1998 (commencement of operations) to May 31,
1999 and for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2000, J.P. Morgan reimbursed the Fund
$70,819 and $92,283 under the expense reimbursement arrangement described above.


PURCHASE OF SHARES


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      Additional Minimum Balance Information. If your account balance falls
below the minimum for 30 days as a result of selling shares (and not because of
performance), the Fund reserves the right to request that you buy more shares or
close your account. If your account balance is still below the minimum 60 days
after notification, the Fund reserves the right to close out your account and
send the proceeds to the address of record.

      Method of Purchase. Investors may open accounts with the Fund only through
the Distributor. All purchase transactions in Fund accounts are processed by
Morgan as shareholder servicing agent and the Fund is authorized to accept any
instructions relating to a Fund account from Morgan as shareholder servicing
agent for the customer. All purchase orders must be accepted by the Distributor.
Prospective investors who are not already customers of Morgan may apply to
become customers of Morgan for the sole purpose of Fund transactions. There are
no charges associated with becoming a Morgan customer for this purpose. Morgan
reserves the right to determine the customers that it will accept, and the Fund
reserves the right to determine the purchase orders that they will accept.

      References in the Prospectus and this Statement of Additional Information
to customers of J.P. Morgan or a financial professional include customers of
their affiliates, and references to transactions by customers with J.P. Morgan
or a financial professional include transactions with their affiliates. Only
Fund investors who are using the services of a financial institution acting as
shareholder servicing agent pursuant to an agreement with the Trust on behalf of
the Fund may make transactions in shares of the Fund.

      The Fund may, at its own option, accept securities in payment for shares.
The securities so delivered are valued by the method described under "Net Asset
Value" as of the day the Fund receives the securities. This is a taxable
transaction to the shareholder. Securities may be accepted in payment for shares
only if they are, in the judgment of the Advisor, appropriate investments for
the Fund. In addition, securities accepted in payment for shares must: (i) meet
the investment objective and policies of the Fund; (ii) be acquired by the Fund
for investment and not for resale; (iii) be liquid securities which are not
restricted as to transfer; and (iv) if stock, have a value which is readily
ascertainable as evidenced by a listing on a stock exchange, OTC market or by
readily available market quotations from a dealer in such securities. The Fund
reserves the right to accept or reject at its own option any and all securities
offered in payment for its shares.

      Prospective investors may purchase shares with the assistance of a
financial professional and the financial professional may charge the investor a
fee for this service and other services it provides to its customers. J.P.
Morgan may pay fees to financial professionals for services in connection with
fund investments. See "Financial Professionals" above.


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REDEMPTION OF SHARES

      Investors may redeem shares of the Fund as described in the Prospectus.
The Fund generally intends to pay redemption proceeds in cash; however, it
reserves the right at its sole discretion to pay redemptions over $250,000
in-kind as a portfolio of representative stocks rather than cash. See below and
"Exchange of Shares."

      The Trust, on behalf of the Fund, reserves the right to suspend the right
of redemption and to postpone the date of payment upon redemption as follows:
(i) for up to seven days, (ii) during periods when the New York Stock Exchange
is closed for other than weekends and holidays or when trading thereon is
restricted as determined by the SEC by rule or regulation, (iii) during periods
in which an emergency, as determined by the SEC, exists that causes disposal by
the Fund of, or evaluation of the net asset value of, its portfolio securities
to be unreasonable or impracticable, or (iv) for such other periods as the SEC
may permit.

      If the Trust determines that it would be detrimental to the best interests
of the remaining shareholders of the Fund to make payment wholly or partly in
cash, payment of the redemption price may be made in whole or in part by a
distribution in kind of securities from the Fund, in lieu of cash. If shares are
redeemed in-kind, the redeeming shareholder might incur costs in converting the
assets into cash. The Trust has been granted exemptive relief from the SEC with
respect to redemptions in-kind by the Fund. The Fund is permitted to pay
redemptions to greater than 5% shareholders in securities, rather than in cash,
to the extent permitted by the SEC. The method of valuing portfolio securities
is described under "Net Asset Value," and such valuation will be made as of the
same time the redemption price is determined.

      In general, the Fund will attempt to select securities for in-kind
redemptions that approximate the overall characteristics of the Fund's
portfolio. The Fund will not distribute illiquid securities to satisfy in-kind
redemptions. For purposes of effecting in-kind redemptions, securities will be
valued in the manner regularly used to value the Fund's portfolio securities.
The Fund will not redeem its shares in-kind in a manner that after giving effect
to the redemption would cause it to violate its investment restrictions or
policies.

      Other Redemption Processing Information. Redemption requests may not be
processed if the redemption request is not submitted in proper form. A
redemption request is not in proper form unless the Fund has received the
shareholder's certified taxpayer identification number and address. In addition,
if shares were paid for by check and the check has not yet cleared, redemption
proceeds will not be transmitted until the check has cleared, which may take up
to 15 days. The Fund reserves the right to suspend the right of redemption or
postpone the payment of redemption proceeds to the extent permitted by the SEC.
Shareholders may realize taxable gains upon redeeming shares.

      For information regarding redemption orders placed through a financial
professional, please see "Financial Professionals" above.

EXCHANGE OF SHARES


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      Subject to the limitations below, an investor may exchange shares from the
Fund into any other J.P. Morgan Fund or J.P. Morgan Institutional Fund without
charge. An exchange may be made so long as after the exchange the investor has
shares, in each fund in which he or she remains an investor, with a value of at
least that fund's minimum investment amount. Shareholders should read the
prospectus of the fund into which they are exchanging and may only exchange
between fund accounts that are registered in the same name, address and taxpayer
identification number. Shares are exchanged on the basis of relative net asset
value per share. Exchanges are in effect redemptions from one fund and purchases
of another fund and the usual purchase and redemption procedures and
requirements are applicable to exchanges. The Fund generally intends to pay
redemption proceeds in cash, however, since it reserves the right at its sole
discretion to pay redemptions over $250,000 in-kind as a portfolio of
representative stocks rather than in cash, the fund reserves the right to deny
an exchange request in excess of that amount. See "Redemption of Shares."
Shareholders subject to federal income tax who exchange shares in one fund for
shares in another fund may recognize capital gain or loss for federal income tax
purposes. Shares of a fund to be acquired are purchased for settlement when the
proceeds from redemption become available. In the case of investors in certain
states, state securities laws may restrict the availability of the exchange
privilege. The Trust reserves the right to discontinue, alter or limit the
exchange privilege at any time.

DIVIDENDS AND DISTRIBUTIONS

      The Fund declares and pays dividends and distributions as described under
"Dividends and Distributions" in the Prospectus.

      Dividends and capital gains distributions paid by the Fund are
automatically reinvested in additional shares of the Fund unless the shareholder
has elected to have them paid in cash. Dividends and distributions to be paid in
cash are credited to the shareholder's account at Morgan or at his financial
professional or, in the case of certain Morgan customers, are mailed by check in
accordance with the customer's instructions. The Fund reserves the right to
discontinue, alter or limit the automatic reinvestment privilege at any time.

      If a shareholder has elected to receive dividends and/or capital gains
distributions in cash and the postal or other delivery service is unable to
deliver checks to the shareholder's address of record, such shareholder's
distribution option will automatically be converted to having all dividend and
other distributions reinvested in additional shares. No interest will accrue on
amounts represented by uncashed distribution or redemption checks.

NET ASSET VALUE

      The Fund computes its net asset value separately for each class of shares
outstanding once daily as of the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange
(normally 4:00 p.m. eastern time) on each business day as described in the
Prospectus. The net asset value will not be computed on the day the following
legal holidays are observed: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day,
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Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. On days when U.S. trading markets close
early in observance of these holidays, the Fund will close for purchases and
redemptions at the same time. The Fund also may close for purchases and
redemptions at such other times as may be determined by the Board of Trustees to
the extent permitted by applicable law. The days on which net asset value is
determined are the Fund's business days.

      Portfolio securities are valued at the last sale price on the securities
exchange or national securities market on which such securities are primarily
traded. Unlisted securities are valued at the last average of the quoted bid and
asked prices in the OTC market. The value of each security for which readily
available market quotations exist is based on a decision as to the broadest and
most representative market for such security. For purposes of calculating net
asset value all assets and liabilities initially expressed in foreign currencies
will be converted into U.S. dollars at the prevailing average currency exchange
rate on the valuation date.

      Securities or other assets for which market quotations are not readily
available (including certain restricted and illiquid securities) are valued at
fair value in accordance with procedures established by and under the general
supervision and responsibility of the Trustees. Such procedures include the use
of independent pricing services, which use prices based upon yields or prices of
securities of comparable quality, coupon, maturity and type; indications as to
values from dealers; and general market conditions. Short-term investments which
mature in 60 days or less are valued at amortized cost if their original
maturity was 60 days or less, or by amortizing their value on the 61st day prior
to maturity, if their original maturity when acquired by the Fund was more than
60 days, unless this is determined not to represent fair value by the Trustees.

      Trading in securities in most foreign markets is normally completed before
the close of trading in U.S. markets and may also take place on days on which
the U.S. markets are closed. If events materially affecting the value of
securities occur between the time when the market in which they are traded
closes and the time when the Fund's net asset value is calculated, such
securities will be valued at fair value in accordance with procedures
established by and under the general supervision of the Trustees.

PERFORMANCE DATA

      From time to time, the Fund may quote performance in terms of actual
distributions, total return or capital appreciation for the various Fund classes
in reports, sales literature and advertisements published by the Trust. Current
performance information may be obtained by calling Morgan at (800) 766-7722.

      The classes of shares of the Fund may bear different shareholder servicing
fees and other expenses, which may cause the performance of a class to differ
from the performance of another class. Performance quotations will be computed
separately for each class of the Fund's shares. Any fees charged by an
institution directly to its customers' accounts in connection with investments
in the Funds will not be included in calculations of total return.


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      Total Return Quotations. As required by regulations of the SEC, average
annual total return of each class of shares of the Fund for a period is computed
by assuming a hypothetical initial payment of $1,000. It is then assumed that
all of the dividends and distributions by the Fund over the period are
reinvested. It is then assumed that at the end of the period, the entire amount
is redeemed. The average annual total return is then calculated by determining
the annual rate required for the initial payment to grow to the amount which
would have been received upon redemption.

      Aggregate total returns, reflecting the cumulative percentage change over
a measuring period, also may be calculated.

      Below is set forth historical return information for the Fund for the
periods indicated:


      Historical return information for the Fund is as follows: (May 31, 2000):
Average annual total return, 1 year: 17.70; average annual total return, 5
years: N/A; average annual total return, commencement of operations (December
31, 1998) to period end: 16.33%; aggregate total return, 1 year: 17.70;
aggregate total return, 5 years: N/A; aggregate total return, commencement of
operations (December 31, 1998) to period end: 23.82%.


      General. Performance will vary from time to time depending upon market
conditions, the composition of the portfolio and operating expenses.
Consequently, any given performance quotation should not be considered
representative of the Fund's performance for any specified period in the future.
In addition, because performance will fluctuate, it may not provide a basis for
comparing an investment in the Fund with certain bank deposits or other
investments that pay a fixed yield or return for a stated period of time.

      Comparative performance information may be used from time to time in
advertising the Fund's shares, including appropriate market indices including
the benchmarks indicated under "Investment Advisor" above or data from Lipper
Analytical Services, Inc., Micropal, Inc., Ibbotson Associates, Morningstar
Inc., the Dow Jones Industrial Average and other industry publications.

      From time to time, the Fund may, in addition to any other permissible
information, include the following types of information in advertisements,
supplemental sales literature and reports to shareholders: (1) discussions of
general economic or financial principles (such as the effects of compounding and
the benefits of dollar-cost averaging); (2) discussions of general economic
trends; (3) presentations of statistical data to supplement such discussions;
(4) descriptions of past or anticipated portfolio holdings for the Fund; (5)
descriptions of investment strategies for the Fund; (6) descriptions or
comparisons of various savings and investment products (including, but not
limited to, qualified retirement plans and individual stocks and bonds), which
may or may not include the Fund; (7) comparisons of investment products
(including the Fund) with relevant markets or industry indices or other
appropriate benchmarks; (8) discussions of Fund rankings or ratings by
recognized rating organizations; and (9) discussions of various statistical
methods quantifying the Fund's volatility relative to its


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benchmark or to past performance, including risk adjusted measures. The Fund may
also include calculations, such as hypothetical compounding examples, which
describe hypothetical investment results in such communications. Such
performance examples will be based on an express set of assumptions and are not
indicative of the performance of the Fund.

PORTFOLIO TRANSACTIONS

      The Advisor places orders for the Fund for all purchases and sales of
portfolio securities, enters into repurchase agreements and may enter into
reverse repurchase agreements and execute loans of portfolio securities on
behalf of the Fund. See "Investment Objectives and Policies."

      In selecting a broker, the Advisor considers a number of factors
including: the price per unit of the security; the broker's reliability for
prompt, accurate confirmations and on-time delivery of securities; the broker's
financial condition; and the commissions charged. A broker may be paid a
brokerage commission in excess of that which another broker might have charged
for effecting the same transaction if, after considering the foregoing factors,
the Advisor decides that the broker chosen will provide the best execution. The
Advisor monitors the reasonableness of the brokerage commissions paid in light
of the execution received. The Trust's Trustees review regularly the
reasonableness of commissions and other transaction costs incurred by the Fund
in light of facts and circumstances deemed relevant from time to time and, in
that connection, will receive reports from Morgan and published data concerning
transaction costs incurred by institutional investors generally.

      Research services provided by brokers to which the Advisor has allocated
brokerage business in the past include economic statistics and forecasting
services, industry and company analyses, portfolio strategy services,
quantitative data and consulting services from economists and political
analysts. Research services furnished by brokers are used for the benefit of all
of the Advisor's clients and not solely or necessarily for the benefit of the
Fund. The Advisor believes that the value of research services received is not
determinable and does not significantly reduce its expenses. The Fund does not
reduce its fee to the Advisor by any amount that might be attributable to the
value of such services.

      Subject to the overriding objective of obtaining the best execution of
orders, the Advisor may allocate a portion of the Fund's brokerage transactions
to affiliates of the Advisor. In order for affiliates of the Advisor to effect
any portfolio transactions for the Fund, the commissions, fees or other
remuneration received by such affiliates must be reasonable and fair compared to
the commissions, fees, or other remuneration paid to other brokers in connection
with comparable transactions involving similar securities being purchased or
sold on a securities exchange during a comparable period of time. Furthermore,
the Trust's Trustees, including a majority of the Trustees who are not
"interested persons," have adopted procedures which are reasonably designed to
provide that any commissions, fees, or other remuneration paid to such
affiliates are consistent with the foregoing standard.

      Fixed income and debt securities are generally traded at a net price with
dealers acting as principal for their own accounts without a stated commission.
The price of the security usually


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includes profit to the dealers. In underwritten offerings, securities are
purchased at a fixed price which includes an amount of compensation to the
underwriter, generally referred to as the underwriter's concession or discount.
On occasion, certain securities may be purchased directly from an issuer, in
which case no commissions or discounts are paid. The Advisor intends to seek
best execution on a competitive basis for both purchases and sales of
securities.

      Portfolio securities will not be purchased from or through or sold to or
through the Advisor or FDI or any "affiliated person" (as defined in the 1940
Act) thereof when such entities are acting as principals, except to the extent
permitted by law. In addition, the Fund will not purchase securities from any
underwriting group of which the Advisor or an affiliate of the Advisor is a
member, except to the extent permitted by law.

      Investment decisions made by the Advisor are the product of many factors
in addition to basic suitability for the Fund or other client in question. Thus,
a particular security may be bought or sold for certain clients even though it
could have been bought or sold for other clients at the same time. Likewise, a
particular security may be bought for one or more clients when one or more other
clients are selling the same security. The Fund only may sell a security to
another series of the Trust or to other accounts managed by the Advisor or its
affiliates in accordance with procedures adopted by the Trustees.

      It also sometimes happens that two or more clients simultaneously purchase
or sell the same security. On those occasions when the Advisor deems the
purchase or sale of a security to be in the best interests of the Fund, as well
as other clients including other clients, the Advisor to the extent permitted by
applicable laws and regulations, may, but is not obligated to, aggregate the
securities to be sold or purchased for the Fund with those to be sold or
purchased for other clients in order to obtain best execution, including lower
brokerage commissions if appropriate. In such event, allocation of the
securities so purchased or sold as well as any expenses incurred in the
transaction will be made by the Advisor in the manner it considers to be most
equitable and consistent with the Advisor's fiduciary obligations to the Fund.
In some instances, this procedure might adversely affect the Fund.

MASSACHUSETTS TRUST

      The Trust is a "Massachusetts business trust" of which the Fund is a
series. A copy of the Declaration of Trust for the Trust is on file in the
office of the Secretary of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Under
Massachusetts law, shareholders of such a trust may, under certain
circumstances, be held personally liable as partners for the obligations of the
trust. However, the Trust's Declaration of Trust provides that the shareholders
will not be subject to any personal liability for the acts or obligations of the
Fund and that every written agreement, obligation, instrument or undertaking
made on behalf of the Fund will contain a provision to the effect that the
shareholders are not personally liable thereunder.

      The Trust's Declaration of Trust further provides that no Trustee,
officer, employee or agent of the Trust is liable to the Fund or to a
shareholder, and that no Trustee, officer, employee or agent is liable to any
third persons in connection with the affairs of the Fund, except as such


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liability may arise from his or its own bad faith, willful misfeasance, gross
negligence or reckless disregard of his or its duties to such third persons
("disabling conduct"). It also provides that all third persons must look solely
to Fund property for satisfaction of claims arising in connection with the
affairs of the Fund. The Trust's Declaration of Trust provides that a Trustee,
officer, employee or agent is entitled to be indemnified against all liability
in connection with the affairs of the Fund, except liabilities arising from
disabling conduct.


      The Fund paid the following approximate brokerage commissions for the
period December 31, 1999 (commencement of operations) through May 31, 2000:
$59,583.


DESCRIPTION OF SHARES

      The Fund represents a separate series of shares of beneficial interest of
the Trust. Fund shares are further divided into separate classes. See
"Massachusetts Trust."

      The Declaration of Trust permits the Trustees to issue an unlimited number
of full and fractional shares ($0.001 par value) of one or more series and
classes within any series and to divide or combine the shares of any series
without changing the proportionate beneficial interest of each shareholder in
the Fund. To date, the Fund is authorized to issue Institutional Shares and
Select Shares, but only Institutional Shares are currently offered.

      Each share represents an equal proportional interest in the Fund with each
other share of the same class. Upon liquidation of the Fund, holders are
entitled to share pro rata in the net assets of the Fund available for
distribution to such shareholders. Shares of the Fund have no preemptive or
conversion rights.

      The shareholders of the Trust are entitled to one full or fractional vote
for each dollar or fraction of a dollar invested in shares. Subject to the 1940
Act, the Trustees have the power to alter the number and the terms of office of
the Trustees, to lengthen their own terms, or to make their terms of unlimited
duration, subject to certain removal procedures, and to appoint their own
successors. However, immediately after such appointment, the requisite majority
of the Trustees must have been elected by the shareholders of the Trust. The
voting rights of shareholders are not cumulative. The Trust does not intend to
hold annual meetings of shareholders. The Trustees may call meetings of
shareholders for action by shareholder vote if required by either the 1940 Act
or the Trust's Declaration of Trust.

      Shareholders of the Trust have the right, upon the declaration in writing
or vote of shareholders whose shares represent two-thirds of the net asset value
of the Trust, to remove a Trustee. The Trustees will call a meeting of
shareholders to vote on removal of a Trustee upon the written request of the
shareholders whose shares represent 10% of the net asset value of the Trust. The
Trustees also are required, under certain circumstances, to assist shareholders
in communicating with other shareholders.


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      As of August 31, 2000, the following owned of record or, to the knowledge
of management, beneficially owned more than 5% of the outstanding shares of the
Fund: JPMIM (99.99%).


      The address of each owner listed above is c/o JPMIM, 522 Fifth Avenue, New
York, New York 10036. As of the date of this Statement of Additional Information
the officers and Trustees as a group owned less than 1% of the beneficial shares
of each Fund.

TAXES

      The following discussion of tax consequences is based on U.S. federal tax
laws in effect on the date of the Statement of Additional Information. These
laws and regulations are subject to change by legislative or administrative
action, possibly on a retroactive basis.

      The Fund intends to qualify and remain qualified as a regulated investment
company under Subchapter M of the Code. As a regulated investment company, the
Fund must, among other things, (a) derive at least 90% of its gross income from
dividends, interest, payments with respect to loans of stock and securities,
gains from the sale or other disposition of stock or securities and other income
(including but not limited to gains from options and futures contracts) derived
with respect to its business of investing in such stock or securities; and (b)
diversify its holdings so that, at the end of each fiscal quarter, (i) at least
50% of the value of the Fund's total assets is represented by cash, U.S.
Government securities, investments in other regulated investment companies and
other securities limited, in respect of any one issuer, to an amount not greater
than 5% of the Fund's total assets, and 10% of the outstanding voting securities
of such issuer, and (ii) not more than 25% of the value of its total assets is
invested in the securities of any one issuer (other than U.S. Government
securities or the securities of other regulated investment companies).


      As a regulated investment company, the Fund (as opposed to its
shareholders) will not be subject to federal income taxes on the net investment
income and capital gains that it distributes to its shareholders, provided that
at least 90% of its net investment income and realized net short-term capital
gains in excess of net long-term capital losses for the taxable year is
distributed in accordance with the Code's requirements.


      Under the Code, the Fund will be subject to a 4% excise tax on a portion
of its undistributed taxable income and capital gains if it fails to meet
certain distribution requirements by the end of the calendar year. The Fund
intends to make distributions in a timely manner and accordingly does not expect
to be subject to the excise tax.

      For federal income tax purposes, dividends that are declared by the Fund
in October, November or December as of a record date in such month and actually
paid in January of the following year will be treated as if they were paid on
December 31 of the year declared.


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Therefore, such dividends will generally be taxable to a shareholder in the year
declared rather than the year paid.


      Distributions of net investment income and realized net short-term capital
gain in excess of net long-term capital loss are generally taxable to
shareholders of the Fund as ordinary income whether such distributions are taken
in cash or reinvested in additional shares. The Fund expects that a portion of
these distributions to corporate shareholders will be eligible for the
dividends-received deduction, subject to applicable limitations under the Code.
If dividend payments exceed income earned by the Fund, the overdistribution
would be considered a return of capital rather than a dividend payment. The Fund
intends to pay dividends in such a manner so as to minimize the possibility of a
return of capital. Distributions of net long-term capital gain (i.e., net
long-term capital gain in excess of net short-term capital loss) are taxable to
shareholders of the Fund as long-term capital gain, regardless of whether such
distributions are taken in cash or reinvested in additional shares and
regardless of how long a shareholder has held shares in the Fund. In general,
long-term capital gain of an individual shareholder will be subject to a 20%
rate of tax. Investors should consult their tax advisors concerning the
treatment of capital gains and losses.

      Any distribution of net investment income or capital gains will have the
effect of reducing the net asset value of Fund shares held by a shareholder by
the same amount as the distribution. If the net asset value of the shares is
reduced below a shareholder's cost as a result of such a distribution, the
distribution, although constituting a return of capital to the shareholder, will
be taxable as described above. Investors should consider the consequences of
purchasing shares in a Fund shortly before the Fund declares a sizable dividend
distribution.


      Gains or losses on sales of portfolio securities will be treated as
long-term capital gains or losses if the securities have been held for more than
one year except in certain cases where a put option is acquired or a call option
is written thereon or the straddle rules described below are otherwise
applicable. Other gains or losses on the sale of securities will be short-term
capital gains or losses. Gains and losses on the sale, lapse or other
termination of options on securities will be treated as gains and losses from
the sale of securities. Except as described below, if an option written by a
Fund lapses or is terminated through a closing transaction, such as a repurchase
by the Fund of the option from its holder, the Fund will realize a short-term
capital gain or loss, depending on whether the premium income is greater or less
than the amount paid by the Fund in the closing transaction. If securities are
purchased by a Fund pursuant to the exercise of a put option written by it, the
Fund will subtract the premium received from its cost basis in the securities
purchased.

      Any gain or loss realized on the redemption or exchange of Fund shares by
a shareholder who is not a dealer in securities will be treated as long-term
capital gain or loss if the shares have been held for more than one year, and
otherwise as short-term capital gain or loss. Long-term capital gain of an
individual holder is subject to maximum tax rate of 20%. However, any loss
realized by a shareholder upon the redemption or exchange of shares in the Fund
held for six months or less will be treated as a long-term capital loss to the
extent of any long-term capital


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gain distributions received by the shareholder with respect to such shares. In
addition, no loss will be allowed on the redemption or exchange of shares of the
Fund, if within a period beginning 30 days before the date of such redemption or
exchange and ending 30 days after such date, the shareholder acquires (such as
through dividend reinvestment) securities that are substantially identical to
shares of the Fund. Investors are urged to consult their tax advisors concerning
the limitations on the deductibility of capital losses.

      Under the Code, gains or losses attributable to disposition of foreign
currency or to certain foreign currency contracts, or to fluctuations in
exchange rates between the time the Fund accrues income or receivables or
expenses or other liabilities denominated in a foreign currency and the time the
Fund actually collects such income or pays such liabilities, are generally
treated as ordinary income or ordinary loss. Similarly, gains or losses on the
disposition of debt securities held by the Fund, if any, denominated in foreign
currency, to the extent attributable to fluctuations in exchange rates between
the acquisition and disposition dates are also treated as ordinary income or
loss.

      Forward currency contracts, options and futures contracts entered into by
the Fund may create "straddles" for U.S. federal income tax purposes and this
may affect the character and timing of gains or losses realized by the Fund on
forward currency contracts, options and futures contracts or on the underlying
securities.

      Certain options, futures and foreign currency contracts held by the Fund
at the end of each taxable year will be required to be "marked to market" for
federal income tax purposes -- i.e., treated as having been sold at market
value. For options and futures contracts, 60% of any gain or loss recognized on
these deemed sales and on actual dispositions will be treated as long-term
capital gain or loss, and the remainder will be treated as short-term capital
gain or loss regardless of how long the Fund has held such options or futures.
However, gain or loss recognized on certain foreign currency contracts will be
treated as ordinary income or loss.

      The Funds may invest in Equity Securities of foreign issuers. If the Fund
purchases shares in certain foreign corporations (referred to as passive foreign
investment companies ("PFICs") under the Code), the Fund may be subject to
federal income tax on a portion of an "excess distribution" from such foreign
corporation, including any gain from the disposition of such shares, even though
a portion of such income may have to be distributed as a taxable dividend by the
Fund to its shareholders. In addition, certain interest charges may be imposed
on the Fund as a result of such distributions. Alternatively, the Fund may in
some cases be permitted to include each year in its income and distribute to
shareholders a pro rata portion of the foreign investment fund's income, whether
or not distributed to the Fund.

      The Fund will be permitted to "mark to market" any marketable stock held
by the Fund in a PFIC. If the Fund made such an election, it would include in
income each year an amount equal to its share of the excess, if any, of the fair
market value of the PFIC stock as of the close of the taxable year over the
adjusted basis of such stock. The Fund would be allowed a deduction for its
share of the excess, if any, of the adjusted basis of the PFIC stock over its
fair


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market value as of the close of the taxable year, but only to the extent of any
net mark-to-market gains with respect to the stock included by the Fund for
prior taxable years.

      If a correct and certified taxpayer identification number is not on file,
the Fund is required, subject to certain exemptions, to withhold 31% of certain
payments made or distributions declared to non-corporate shareholders.

      Foreign Shareholders. Dividends of net investment income and distributions
of realized net short-term gain in excess of net long-term loss to a shareholder
who, as to the United States, is a nonresident alien individual, fiduciary of a
foreign trust or estate, foreign corporation or foreign partnership (a "foreign
shareholder") will be subject to U.S. withholding tax at the rate of 30% (or
lower treaty rate) unless the dividends are effectively connected with a U.S.
trade or business of the shareholder, in which case the dividends will be
subject to tax on a net income basis at the graduated rates applicable to U.S.
individuals or domestic corporations. Distributions treated as long term capital
gains to foreign shareholders will not be subject to U.S. tax unless the
distributions are effectively connected with the shareholder's trade or business
in the United States or, in the case of a shareholder who is a nonresident alien
individual, the shareholder was present in the United States for more than 182
days during the taxable year and certain other conditions are met.


      In the case of a foreign shareholder who is a nonresident alien individual
or foreign entity, the Fund may be required to withhold U.S. federal income tax
as "backup withholding" at the rate of 31% from distributions treated as
long-term capital gains from the proceeds of redemptions, exchanges or other
dispositions of Fund shares unless IRS Form W-8BEN (or any successor form) is
provided. Transfers by gift of shares of the Fund by a foreign shareholder who
is a nonresident alien individual will not be subject to U.S. federal gift tax,
but the value of shares of the Fund held by such a shareholder at his or her
death will be includible in his or her gross estate for U.S. federal estate tax
purposes.


      Foreign Taxes. It is expected that the Funds may be subject to foreign
withholding taxes or other foreign taxes with respect to income (possibly
including, in some cases, capital gains) received from sources within foreign
countries.

      State and Local Taxes. The Fund may be subject to state or local taxes in
jurisdictions in which the Fund is deemed to be doing business. In addition, the
treatment of the Fund and its shareholders in those states that have income tax
laws might differ from treatment under the federal income tax laws. Shareholders
should consult their own tax advisors with respect to any state or local taxes.

      Other Taxation. The Trust is organized as a Massachusetts business trust
and, under current law, neither the Trust nor the Fund is liable for any income
or franchise tax in The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, provided that the Fund
continues to qualify as a regulated investment company under Subchapter M of the
Code.


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

      Telephone calls to the Fund, J.P. Morgan or State Street may be tape
recorded. With respect to the securities offered hereby, this Statement of
Additional Information and the Prospectus do not contain all the information
included in the Trust's registration statement filed with the SEC. Pursuant to
the rules and regulations of the SEC, certain portions have been omitted. The
registration statement, including the exhibits filed therewith, may be examined
at the office of the SEC in Washington, D.C.

      Statements contained in this Statement of Additional Information and the
Prospectus concerning the contents of any contract or other document are not
necessarily complete, and, in each instance, reference is made to the copy of
such contract or other document filed as an exhibit to the applicable
Registration Statements. Each such statement is qualified in all respects by
such reference.

      No dealer, salesman or any other person has been authorized to give any
information or to make any representations, other than those contained in the
Prospectus and this Statement of Additional Information, in connection with the
offer contained therein and, if given or made, such other information or
representations must not be relied upon as having been authorized by any of the
Trust, the Funds or FDI. The Prospectus and this Statement of Additional
Information do not constitute an offer by the Fund or by FDI to sell or solicit
any offer to buy any of the securities offered hereby in any jurisdiction to any
person to whom it is unlawful for the Fund or FDI to make such offer in such
jurisdictions.




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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS


      The financial statements and the report thereon of PricewaterhouseCoopers
LLP are incorporated herein by reference to the Fund's May 31, 2000 annual
report filing made with the SEC on July 26, 2000, pursuant to Section 30(b) of
the 1940 Act and Rule 30b2-1 thereunder (Accession Number 0000912057-00-033198.
The financial statements are available without charge upon request by calling
J.P. Morgan Funds Services at (800) 766-7722.



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APPENDIX A

Description of Securities Ratings

STANDARD & POOR'S

Corporate and Municipal Bonds

AAA-     Debt rated AAA has the highest ratings assigned by Standard & Poor's
         to a debt obligation. Capacity to pay interest and repay principal is
         extremely strong.

AA-      Debt rated AA has a very strong capacity to pay interest and repay
         principal and differs from the highest rated issues only in a small
         degree.

A-       Debt rated A has a strong capacity to pay interest and repay
         principal although it is somewhat more susceptible to the adverse
         effects of changes in circumstances and economic conditions than debt
         in higher rated categories.

BBB-     Debt rated BBB is regarded as having an adequate capacity to pay
         interest and repay principal. Whereas it normally exhibits adequate
         protection parameters, adverse economic conditions or changing
         circumstances are more likely to lead to a weakened capacity to pay
         interest and repay principal for debt in this category than for debt in
         higher rated categories.

BB-B-    Debt rated BB and B is regarded, on balance, as predominantly
         speculative with respect to the issuer's capacity to pay interest and
         repay principal in accordance with the terms of the obligation. BB
         indicates the lowest degree of speculation. While such debt will likely
         have some quality and protective characteristics, these are outweighed
         by large uncertainties or major risk exposures to adverse conditions.

Commercial Paper, including Tax Exempt

A-       Issues assigned this highest rating are regarded as having the
         greatest capacity for timely payment. Issues in this category are
         further refined with the designations 1, 2, and 3 to indicate the
         relative degree of safety.

A-1-     This designation indicates that the degree of safety regarding timely
         payment is very strong.

Short-Term Tax-Exempt Notes

SP-1-    The short-term tax-exempt note rating of SP-1 is the highest rating
         assigned by Standard & Poor's and has a very strong or strong capacity
         to pay principal and interest. Those issues determined to possess
         overwhelming safety characteristics are given a "plus" (+) designation.
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SP-2-    The short-term tax-exempt note rating of SP-2 has a satisfactory
         capacity to pay principal and interest.

MOODY'S

Corporate and Municipal Bonds

Aaa-     Bonds which are rated Aaa are judged to be of the best quality. They
         carry the smallest degree of investment risk and are generally referred
         to as "gilt edge." Interest payments are protected by a large or by an
         exceptionally stable margin and principal is secure. While the various
         protective elements are likely to change, such changes as can be
         visualized are most unlikely to impair the fundamentally strong
         position of such issues.

Aa-      Bonds which are rated Aa are judged to be of high quality by all
         standards. Together with the Aaa group they comprise what are generally
         known as high grade bonds. They are rated lower than the best bonds
         because margins of protection may not be as large as in Aaa securities
         or fluctuation of protective elements may be of greater amplitude or
         there may be other elements present which make the long term risks
         appear somewhat larger than in Aa securities.

A-       Bonds which are rated A possess many favorable investment attributes
         and are to be considered as upper medium grade obligations. Factors
         giving security to principal and interest are considered adequate but
         elements may be present which suggest a susceptibility to impairment
         sometime in the future.

Baa-     Bonds which are rated Baa are considered as medium grade obligations,
         i.e., they are neither highly protected nor poorly secured. Interest
         payments and principal security appear adequate for the present but
         certain protective elements may be lacking or may be characteristically
         unreliable over any great length of time. Such bonds lack outstanding
         investment characteristics and in fact have speculative characteristics
         as well.

Ba-      Bonds which are rated Ba are judged to have speculative elements;
         their future cannot be considered as well-assured. Often the protection
         of interest and principal payments may be very moderate, and thereby
         not well safeguarded during both good and bad times over the future.
         Uncertainty of position characterizes bonds in this class.

B-       Bonds which are rated B generally lack characteristics of a desirable
         investment. Assurance of interest and principal payments or of
         maintenance of other terms of the contract over any long period of time
         may be small.

Commercial Paper, including Tax Exempt



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Prime-1  Issuers rated Prime-1 (or related supporting institutions) have a
         superior capacity for repayment of short-term promissory obligations.
         Prime-1 repayment capacity will normally be evidenced by the following
         characteristics:

   -     Leading market positions in well established industries.
   -     High rates of return on funds employed.
   -     Conservative capitalization structures with moderate reliance on debt
         and ample asset protection.
   -     Broad margins in earnings coverage of fixed financial charges and high
         internal cash generation.
   -     Well established access to a range of financial markets and assured
         sources of alternate liquidity.

Short-Term Tax Exempt Notes

MIG-1    The short-term tax-exempt note rating MIG-1 is the highest rating
         assigned by Moody's for notes judged to be the best quality. Notes with
         this rating enjoy strong protection from established cash flows of
         funds for their servicing or from established and broad-based access to
         the market for refinancing, or both.

MIG-2-   MIG-2 rated notes are of high quality but with margins of protection
         not as large as MIG-1.



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                            J.P. MORGAN SERIES TRUST

                         J.P. MORGAN MARKET NEUTRAL FUND
                              INSTITUTIONAL SHARES
                                  SELECT SHARES

                       STATEMENT OF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


                                 OCTOBER 1, 2000

THIS STATEMENT OF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS NOT A PROSPECTUS, BUT CONTAINS
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WHICH SHOULD BE READ IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PROSPECTUS
OF THE J.P. MORGAN MARKET NEUTRAL FUND (SELECT SHARES) DATED AUGUST 1, 2000 AND
J.P. MORGAN INSTITUTIONAL MARKET NEUTRAL FUND: INSTITUTIONAL SHARES DATED
OCTOBER 1, 2000, AS SUPPLEMENTED FROM TIME TO TIME. ADDITIONALLY, THIS STATEMENT
OF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INCORPORATES BY REFERENCE THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
INCLUDED IN THE SHAREHOLDER REPORT RELATING TO THE INSTITUTIONAL SHARES DATED
MAY 31, 2000. THESE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, INCLUDING THE INDEPENDENT ACCOUNTANTS'
REPORT THEREON, ARE AVAILABLE, WITHOUT CHARGE UPON REQUEST FROM FUNDS
DISTRIBUTOR, INC., ATTENTION: J.P. MORGAN SERIES TRUST (800) 221-7930.



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                                TABLE OF CONTENTS
                                                                           PAGE
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GENERAL----------------------------------------------------------------------1
INVESTMENT OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES-------------------------------------------1
INVESTMENT RESTRICTIONS-----------------------------------------------------17
TRUSTEES, ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS AND OFFICERS-------------------------------20
CODE OF ETHICS--------------------------------------------------------------21
INVESTMENT ADVISOR----------------------------------------------------------21
DISTRIBUTOR-----------------------------------------------------------------25
CO-ADMINISTRATOR------------------------------------------------------------25
SERVICES AGENT--------------------------------------------------------------26
CUSTODIAN AND TRANSFER AGENT------------------------------------------------26
SHAREHOLDER SERVICING-------------------------------------------------------27
INDEPENDENT ACCOUNTANTS-----------------------------------------------------28
EXPENSES--------------------------------------------------------------------28
PURCHASE OF SHARES----------------------------------------------------------28
REDEMPTION OF SHARES--------------------------------------------------------29
EXCHANGE OF SHARES----------------------------------------------------------30
DIVIDENDS AND DISTRIBUTIONS-------------------------------------------------31
NET ASSET VALUE-------------------------------------------------------------31
PERFORMANCE DATA------------------------------------------------------------32
PORTFOLIO TRANSACTIONS------------------------------------------------------33
MASSACHUSETTS TRUST---------------------------------------------------------35
DESCRIPTION OF SHARES-------------------------------------------------------35
TAXES-----------------------------------------------------------------------36
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION------------------------------------------------------40
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS--------------------------------------------------------41
APPENDIX A-----------------------------------------------------------------A-1

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GENERAL

      J.P. Morgan Market Neutral Fund (the "Fund") is a series of J.P. Morgan
Series Trust, an open-end management investment company organized as a
Massachusetts business trust (the "Trust"). To date, the Trustees of the Trust
have authorized the issuance of two classes of shares--Institutional Shares and
Select Shares. As of the date of this Statement of Additional Information,
Select Shares have not been publicly offered.

      This Statement of Additional Information describes the financial history,
investment objective and policies, management and operation of the Fund and
provides additional information with respect to the Fund and should be read in
conjunction with the Fund's current Prospectus (the "Prospectus"). Capitalized
terms not otherwise defined herein have the meanings assigned to them in the
Prospectus. The Trust's executive offices are located at 60 State Street, Suite
1300, Boston, Massachusetts 02109.

      The Fund is advised by J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc. ("JPMIM" or
the "Advisor").

      Shares of the Fund are not deposits or obligations of, or guaranteed or
endorsed by any bank. Shares of the Fund are not federally insured by the
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve Board, or any other
governmental agency. An investment in the Fund is subject to risk that may cause
the value of the investment to fluctuate, and at the time it is redeemed, be
higher or lower than the amount originally invested.

INVESTMENT OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES

      The following discussion supplements the information in the Prospectus
regarding the investment objective and policies of the Fund.

      The Fund is designed for investors seeking long term capital appreciation,
while seeking to neutralize the risks of stock market investing.

      The various types of securities in which the Fund may invest are described
below.





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Equity Investments

      The Fund invests primarily in equity securities consisting of U.S. and, to
a lesser extent, foreign common stocks and other securities with equity
characteristics which are comprised of preferred stock, warrants, rights,
convertible securities, trust certifications, limited partnership interests and
investment company securities (collectively, "Equity Securities"). The Equity
Securities in which the Fund invests may include exchange-traded,
over-the-counter ("OTC") and unlisted common and preferred stocks. A discussion
of the various types of equity investments that may be purchased by the Fund
appears below. See also "Quality and Diversification Requirements."

      Equity Securities. The Equity Securities in which the Fund may invest may
or may not pay dividends and may or may not carry voting rights. Common stock
occupies the most junior position in a company's capital structure.

      The convertible securities in which the Fund may invest include any debt
securities or preferred stock, which may be converted into common stock or which
carry the right to purchase common stock. Convertible securities entitle the
holder to exchange the securities for a specified number of shares of common
stock, usually of the same company, at specified prices within a certain period
of time.

      The terms of any convertible security determine its ranking in a company's
capital structure. In the case of subordinated convertible debentures, the
holders' claims on assets and earnings are subordinated to the claims of other
creditors and are senior to the claims of preferred and common shareholders. In
the case of convertible preferred stock, the holders' claims on assets and
earnings are subordinated to the claims of all creditors and are senior to the
claims of common shareholders.

Common Stock Warrants

      The Fund may invest in common stock warrants that entitle the holder to
buy common stock from the issuer at a specific price (the strike price) for a
specific period of time. The market price of warrants may be substantially lower
than the current market price of the underlying common stock, yet warrants are
subject to similar price fluctuations. As a result, warrants may be more
volatile investments than the underlying common stock.


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      Warrants generally do not entitle the holder to dividends or voting rights
with respect to the underlying common stock and do not represent any rights in
the assets of the issuer company. A warrant will expire worthless if it is not
exercised prior to the expiration date.

Foreign Investments

      The Fund may invest up to 20% of its total assets at the time of purchase,
in securities of foreign issuers. This 20% limit is designed to accommodate the
increased globalization of companies as well as the re-domiciling of companies
for tax treatment purposes. It is not currently expected to be used to increase
direct non-U.S. exposure.

      Investors should realize that the value of the Fund's investments in
foreign securities may be adversely affected by changes in political or social
conditions, diplomatic relations, confiscatory taxation, expropriation,
nationalization, limitation on the removal of funds or assets, or imposition of
(or change in) exchange control or tax regulations in those foreign countries.
In addition, changes in government administrations or economic or monetary
policies in the United States or abroad could result in appreciation or
depreciation of portfolio securities and could favorably or unfavorably affect
the Fund's operations. Furthermore, the economies of individual foreign nations
may differ from the U.S. economy, whether favorably or unfavorably, in areas
such as growth of gross national product, rate of inflation, capital
reinvestment, resource self-sufficiency and balance of payments position; it may
also be more difficult to obtain and enforce a judgment against a foreign
issuer. Any foreign investments made by the Fund must be made in compliance with
U.S. and foreign currency restrictions and tax laws restricting the amounts and
types of foreign investments.

      Foreign investments may be made directly in securities of foreign issuers
or in the form of American Depository Receipts ("ADRs"), European Depository
Receipts ("EDRs") and Global Depository Receipts ("GDRs") or other similar
securities of foreign issuers. ADRs are securities typically issued by a U.S.
financial institution (a "depository") that evidence ownership interests in a
security or a pool of securities issued by a foreign issuer and deposited with
the depository. ADRs include American Depository Shares and New York Shares.
EDRs are receipts issued by a European financial institution. GDRs (sometimes
referred to as Continental Depository Receipts ("CDRs")) are securities
typically issued by a non-U.S. financial institution that evidence ownership
interests in a security or a pool of securities issued by either a U.S. or
foreign issuer. ADRs, EDRs, GDRs and CDRs may be available for investment
through "sponsored" or "unsponsored" facilities. A sponsored facility is
established jointly by the issuer of the security underlying the receipt and a
depository, whereas an unsponsored facility may be established by a depository
without participation by the issuer of the receipt's underlying security.
Generally, ADRs, in registered form, are designed for use in the U.S. securities
markets, and EDRs, in bearer form, are designed for use in European securities
markets.

      Holders of an unsponsored depository receipt generally bear all costs of
the unsponsored facility. The depository of an unsponsored facility frequently
is under no obligation to distribute shareholder communications received from
the issuer of the deposited security or to pass through voting rights to the
holders of the receipts with respect to the deposited securities.


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Short Selling

      The Fund will engage heavily in short selling. In these transactions, the
Fund sells a security it does not own in anticipation of a decline in the market
value of the security. To complete the transaction, the Fund must borrow the
security to make delivery to the buyer. The Fund is obligated to replace the
security borrowed by purchasing it subsequently at the market price at the time
of replacement. The price at such time may be more or less than the price at
which the security was sold by the Fund, which may result in a loss or gain,
respectively. Unlike purchasing a stock, where potential losses are limited to
the purchase price, short sales have no cap on maximum losses, and gains are
limited to the price of the stock at the time of the short sale.

      The Fund will have substantial short positions and must borrow the
security to make delivery to the buyer. The fund may not always be able to
borrow a security it wants to sell short. The fund also may be unable to close
out an established short position at an acceptable price, and may have to sell
long positions at disadvantageous times to cover its short positions. The value
of your investment in the fund will fluctuate in response to movements in the
stock market. Fund performance also will depend on the effectiveness of J.P.
Morgan's research and the management team's stock picking decisions. The fund
will not sell securities short if, after effect is given to any such short sale,
the total market value of all securities sold short would exceed 100% of the
Fund's net assets. The fund also may make short sales "against the box," in
which the Fund enters into a short sale of a security which it owns or has the
right to obtain at no additional cost.

Additional Investments

      When-Issued and Delayed Delivery Securities. The Fund may purchase
securities on a when-issued or delayed delivery basis. For example, delivery of
and payment for these securities can take place a month or more after the date
of the purchase commitment. The purchase price and the interest rate payable, if
any, on the securities are fixed on the purchase commitment date or at the time
the settlement date is fixed. The value of such securities is subject to market
fluctuation and no interest will accrue to the Fund until settlement takes
place. At the time the Fund makes the commitment to purchase securities on a
when-issued or delayed delivery basis, it will record the transaction and
reflect the value each day of such securities in determining its net asset
value. At the time of settlement, a when-issued security may be valued at less
than the purchase price. To facilitate such acquisitions, the Fund will maintain
with the custodian a segregated account with liquid assets, consisting of cash
or other liquid assets, in an amount at least equal to such commitments. If the
Fund chooses to dispose of the right to acquire a when-issued security prior to
its acquisition, it could (as with the disposition of any other fund obligation)
incur a gain or loss due to market fluctuation. Also, the Fund may be
disadvantaged if the other party to the transaction defaults.

      Investment Company Securities. Securities of other investment companies
may be acquired by the Fund to the extent permitted under the 1940 Act or any
order pursuant thereto. These limits currently require that, as determined
immediately after a purchase is made, (i) not


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more than 5% of the value of the Fund's total assets will be invested in the
securities of any one investment company, (ii) not more than 10% of the value of
its total assets will be invested in the aggregate in securities of investment
companies as a group, and (iii) not more than 3% of the outstanding voting stock
of any one investment company will be owned by the Fund, provided however, that
the Fund may invest all of its investable assets in an open-end investment
company that has the same investment objective as the Fund. As a shareholder of
another investment company, the Fund would bear, along with other shareholders,
its pro rata portion of the other investment company's expenses, including
advisory fees. These expenses would be in addition to the advisory and other
expenses that the Fund bears directly in connection with its own operations. The
Fund has applied for exemptive relief from the SEC to permit the Fund to invest
in affiliated investment companies. If the requested relief is granted, the Fund
would then be permitted to invest in affiliated funds, subject to certain
conditions specified in the applicable order.

      The Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") has granted the Fund an
exemptive order permitting it to invest its uninvested cash in any of the
following affiliated money market funds: J.P. Morgan Institutional Prime Money
Market Fund, J.P. Morgan Institutional Tax Exempt Money Market Fund, J.P. Morgan
Institutional Federal Money Market Fund and J.P. Morgan Institutional Treasury
Money Market Fund. The order sets the following conditions: (1) the Fund may
invest in one or more of the permitted money market funds up to an aggregate
limit of 25% of its assets; and (2) the Advisor will waive and/or reimburse its
advisory fee from the Fund in an amount sufficient to offset any doubling up of
investment advisory, administrative and shareholder servicing fees.

      Reverse Repurchase Agreements. The Fund may enter into reverse repurchase
agreements. In a reverse repurchase agreement, the Fund sells a security and
agrees to repurchase the same security at a mutually agreed upon date and price
reflecting the interest rate effective for the term of the agreement. For
purposes of the 1940 Act a reverse repurchase agreement is also considered as
the borrowing of money by the Fund and, therefore, a form of leverage. Leverage
may cause any gains or losses for the Fund to be magnified. The Fund will invest
the proceeds of borrowings under reverse repurchase agreements. In addition,
except for liquidity purposes, the Fund will enter into a reverse repurchase
agreement only when the expected return from the investment of the proceeds is
greater than the expense of the transaction. The Fund will not invest the
proceeds of a reverse repurchase agreement for a period which exceeds the
duration of the reverse repurchase agreement. The Fund will establish and
maintain with the custodian a separate account with a segregated portfolio of
securities in an amount at least equal to its purchase obligations under its
reverse repurchase agreements. All forms of borrowing (including reverse
repurchase agreements, securities lending and mortgage dollar rolls) are limited
in the aggregate and may not exceed 33-1/3% of the Fund's total assets. See
"Investment Restrictions".

      Loans of Portfolio Securities. The Fund is permitted to lend its
securities in an amount up to 33-1/3% of the value of the Fund's net assets. The
Fund may lend its securities if such loans are secured continuously by cash or
equivalent collateral or by a letter of credit in favor of the Fund at least
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accrued interest. While such securities are on loan, the borrower will pay the
Fund any income accruing thereon. Loans will be subject to termination by the
Fund in the normal settlement time, (generally three business days after notice)
or by the borrower on one day's notice. Borrowed securities must be returned
when the loan is terminated. Any gain or loss in the market price of the
borrowed securities that occurs during the term of the loan inures to the Fund
and its respective shareholders. The Fund may pay reasonable finders' and
custodial fees in connection with a loan. In addition, the Fund will consider
all facts and circumstances before entering into such an agreement, including
the creditworthiness of the borrowing financial institution, and the Fund will
not make any loans in excess of one year. The Fund will not lend its securities
to any officer, Trustee, Member of Advisory of Board, Director, employee or
other affiliate of the Fund, the Advisor or the Fund's distributor, unless
otherwise permitted by applicable law. All forms of borrowing (including reverse
repurchase agreement, securities lending aand mortgage dollar rolls) are limited
in the aggregate and must not exceed 33-1/3% of the fund's total assets.

      Illiquid Investments; Privately Placed and Other Unregistered Securities.
The Fund may not acquire any illiquid securities if, as a result thereof, more
than 15% of its net assets would be in illiquid investments. Subject to this
non-fundamental policy limitation, the Fund may acquire investments that are
illiquid or have limited liquidity, such as certain private placements or
investments that are not registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended
(the "1933 Act"), and cannot be offered for public sale in the United States
without first being registered under the 1933 Act. An illiquid investment is any
investment that cannot be disposed of within seven days in the normal course of
business at approximately the amount at which it is valued by the Fund. The
price the Fund pays for illiquid securities or receives upon resale may be lower
than the price paid or received for similar securities with a more liquid
market. Accordingly, the valuation of these securities will reflect any
limitations on their liquidity.

      As to illiquid investments, these restricted holdings are subject to the
risk that the Fund will not be able to sell them at a price the Fund deems
representative of their value. If a restricted holding must be registered under
the 1933 Act, before it may be sold, the Fund may be obligated to pay all or
part of the registration expenses. Also, a considerable period may elapse
between the time of the decision to sell and the time the Fund is permitted to
sell a holding under an effective registration statement. If during such a
period adverse market conditions were to develop, the Fund might obtain a less
favorable price than prevailed when it decided to sell.

Money Market Instruments

      Although the Fund intends, under normal circumstances and to the extent
practicable, to be fully invested in equity securities, the Fund may invest in
money market instruments to invest temporary cash balances, to maintain
liquidity to meet redemptions or as a defensive measure during, or in
anticipation of, adverse market conditions. A description of the various types
of money market instruments that may be purchased by the Fund appears below. See
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      U.S. Treasury Securities. The Fund may invest in direct obligations of the
U.S. Treasury, including Treasury bills, notes and bonds, all of which are
backed as to principal and interest payments by the full faith and credit of the
United States.

      Additional U.S. Government Obligations. The Fund may invest in obligations
issued or guaranteed by U.S. Government agencies or instrumentalities. These
obligations may or may not be backed by the "full faith and credit" of the
United States. Securities which are backed by the full faith and credit of the
United States include obligations of the Government National Mortgage
Association, the Farmers Home Administration and the Export-Import Bank. In the
case of securities not backed by the full faith and credit of the United States,
the Fund must look principally to the federal agency issuing or guaranteeing the
obligation for ultimate repayment and may not be able to assert a claim against
the United States itself in the event the agency or instrumentality does not
meet its commitments. Securities in which the Fund may invest that are not
backed by the full faith and credit of the United States include, but are not
limited to: (i) obligations of the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Federal Home
Loan Mortgage Corporation, the Federal Home Loan Banks and the U.S. Postal
Service, each of which has the right to borrow from the U.S. Treasury to meet
its obligations; (ii) securities issued by the Federal National Mortgage
Association, which are supported by the discretionary authority of the U.S.
Government to purchase the agency's obligations; and (iii) obligations of the
Federal Farm Credit System and the Student Loan Marketing Association, each of
whose obligations may be satisfied only by the individual credit of the issuing
agency.

      Bank Obligations. Unless otherwise noted below, the Fund may invest in
negotiable certificates of deposit, time deposits and bankers' acceptances of
(i) banks, savings and loan associations and savings banks which have more than
$2 billion in total assets and are organized under the laws of the United States
or any state, (ii) foreign branches of these banks or of foreign banks of
equivalent size (Euros) and (iii) U.S. branches of foreign banks of equivalent
size (Yankees). The Fund will not invest in obligations for which the Advisor,
or any of its affiliated persons, is the ultimate obligor or accepting bank. The
Fund may also invest in obligations of international banking institutions
designated or supported by national governments to promote economic
reconstruction, development or trade between nations (e.g., the European
Investment Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, or the World Bank).

      Commercial Paper. The Fund may invest in commercial paper, including
master demand obligations. Master demand obligations are obligations that
provide for a periodic adjustment in the interest rate paid and permit daily
changes in the amount borrowed. Master demand obligations are governed by
agreements between the issuer and Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York
("Morgan"), an affiliate of the Advisor acting as agent, for no additional fee.
The monies loaned to the borrower come from accounts managed by Morgan or its
affiliates, pursuant to arrangements with such accounts. Interest and principal
payments are credited to such accounts. Morgan has the right to increase or
decrease the amount provided to the borrower under an obligation. The borrower
has the right to pay without penalty all or any part of the principal amount
then outstanding on an obligation together with interest to the date of payment.
Since these obligations typically provide that the interest rate is tied to the
Federal Reserve commercial paper composite rate, the rate on master demand
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change. Repayment of a master demand obligation to participating accounts
depends on the ability of the borrower to pay the accrued interest and principal
of the obligation on demand, which is continuously monitored by Morgan. Since
master demand obligations typically are not rated by credit rating agencies, the
Fund may invest in such unrated obligations only if, at the time of investment,
the obligation is determined by the Advisor to have a credit quality which
satisfies the Fund's quality restrictions. See "Quality and Diversification
Requirements." Although there is no secondary market for master demand
obligations, such obligations are considered by the Fund to be liquid because
they are payable upon demand. The Fund does not have any specific percentage
limitation on investments in master demand obligations. It is possible that the
issuer of a master demand obligation could be a client of Morgan to whom Morgan,
in its capacity as a commercial bank, has made a loan.

      Repurchase Agreements. The Fund may enter into repurchase agreements with
brokers, dealers or banks that meet the Advisor's credit guidelines. In a
repurchase agreement, the Fund buys a security from a seller that has agreed to
repurchase the same security at a mutually agreed upon date and price. The
resale price normally is in excess of the purchase price, reflecting an agreed
upon interest rate. This interest rate is effective for the period of time the
agreement is in effect and is not related to the coupon rate on the underlying
security. A repurchase agreement may also be viewed as a fully collateralized
loan of money by the Fund to the seller. The period of these repurchase
agreements will usually be short, from overnight to one week, and at no time
will the Fund invest in repurchase agreements for more than thirteen months. The
securities which are subject to repurchase agreements, however, may have
maturity dates in excess of thirteen months from the effective date of the
repurchase agreement. The Fund will always receive securities as collateral
whose market value is, and during the entire term of the agreement remains, at
least equal to 100% of the dollar amount invested by the Fund in each agreement
plus accrued interest, and the Fund will make payment for such securities only
upon physical delivery or upon evidence of book entry transfer to the account of
the custodian. If the seller defaults, the Fund might incur a loss if the value
of the collateral securing the repurchase agreement declines and might incur
disposition costs in connection with liquidating the collateral. In addition, if
bankruptcy proceedings are commenced with respect to the seller of the security,
realization upon disposal of the collateral by the Fund may be delayed or
limited.

Quality and Diversification Requirements

      The Fund intends to meet the diversification requirements of the 1940 Act.
Current 1940 Act diversification requirements require that with respect to 75%
of the assets of the Fund: (1) the Fund may not invest more than 5% of its total
assets in the securities of any one issuer, except obligations of the U.S.
Government, its agencies and instrumentalities, and (2) the Fund may not own
more than 10% of the outstanding voting securities of any one issuer. As for the
other 25% of the Fund's assets not subject to the limitation described above,
there is no limitation on investment of these assets under the 1940 Act, so that
all of such assets may be invested in securities of any one issuer. Investments
not subject to the limitations described above could involve an increased risk
to the Fund should an issuer, or a state or its related entities, be unable to
make interest or principal payments or should the market value of such
securities decline.


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      The Fund will also comply with the diversification requirements imposed by
the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the "Code"), for qualification as
a regulated investment company. See "Taxes."

      The Fund may invest in convertible debt securities, for which there are no
specific quality requirements. In addition, at the time the Fund invests in any
commercial paper, bank obligation or repurchase agreement, the issuer must have
outstanding debt rated A or higher by Moody's Investors Service, Inc.
("Moody's") or Standard & Poor's Ratings Group ("S&P"), the issuer's parent
corporation, if any, must have outstanding commercial paper rated Prime-1 by
Moody's or A-1 by S&P, or if no such ratings are available, the investment must
be of comparable quality in the Advisor's opinion. At the time the Fund invests
in any other short-term debt securities, they must be rated A or higher by
Moody's or S&P, or if unrated, the investment must be of comparable quality in
the Advisor's opinion.

      In determining suitability of investment in a particular unrated security,
the Advisor takes into consideration asset and debt service coverage, the
purpose of the financing, history of the issuer, existence of other rated
securities of the issuer, and other relevant conditions, such as comparability
to other issuers.

Options and Futures Transactions

      The Fund may use futures contracts and options for hedging and risk
management purposes. See "Risk Management" below. The Fund may not use futures
contracts and options for speculation.

      The Fund may use options and futures contracts to manage its exposure to
changing security prices. Some options and futures strategies, including selling
futures contracts and buying puts, tend to hedge the Fund's investments against
price fluctuations. Other strategies, including buying futures contracts,
writing puts and calls, and buying calls, tend to increase market exposure.
Options and futures contracts may be combined with each other or with forward
contracts in order to adjust the risk and return characteristics of the Fund's
overall strategy in a manner deemed appropriate to the Advisor and consistent
with the Fund's objective and policies. Because combined options positions
involve multiple trades, they result in higher transaction costs and may be more
difficult to open and close out.

      The use of options and futures is a highly specialized activity which
involves investment strategies and risks different from those associated with
ordinary portfolio securities transactions, and there can be no guarantee that
their use will increase the Fund's return. While the use of these instruments by
the Fund may reduce certain risks associated with owning its portfolio
securities, these techniques themselves entail certain other risks. If the
Advisor applies a strategy at an inappropriate time or judges market conditions
or trends incorrectly, options and futures strategies may lower the Fund's
return. Certain strategies limit the Fund's possibilities to realize gains as
well as limiting its exposure to losses. The Fund could also experience losses
if the prices of its options and futures positions were poorly correlated with
its other investments, or if it could not close out its positions because of an
illiquid secondary market. In addition, the Fund will incur transaction costs,
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with its futures and options transactions and these transactions could
significantly increase the Fund's turnover rate.

      The Fund may purchase put and call options on securities, indexes of
securities and futures contracts, or purchase and sell futures contracts, only
if such options are written by other persons and if (i) the aggregate premiums
paid on all such options which are held at any time do not exceed 20% of the
Fund's net assets, and (ii) the aggregate margin deposits required on all such
futures or options thereon held at any time do not exceed 5% of the Fund's total
assets.

Options

      Purchasing Put and Call Options. By purchasing a put option, the Fund
obtains the right (but not the obligation) to sell the instrument underlying the
option at a fixed strike price. In return for this right, the Fund pays the
current market price for the option (known as the option premium). Options have
various types of underlying instruments, including specific securities, indexes
of securities, indexes of securities prices, and futures contracts. The Fund may
terminate its position in a put option it has purchased by allowing it to expire
or by exercising the option. The Fund also may close out a put option position
by entering into an offsetting transaction, if a liquid market exists. If the
option is allowed to expire, the Fund will lose the entire premium it paid. If
the Fund exercises a put option on a security, it will sell the instrument
underlying the option at the strike price. If the Fund exercises an option on an
index, settlement is in cash and does not involve the actual sale of securities.
If an option is American style, it may be exercised on any day up to its
expiration date. A European style option may be exercised on its expiration
date.

      The buyer of a typical put option can expect to realize a gain if the
price of the underlying instrument falls substantially. However, if the price of
the instrument underlying the option does not fall enough to offset the cost of
purchasing the option, a put buyer can expect to suffer a loss (limited to the
amount of the premium paid, plus related transaction costs).

      The features of call options are essentially the same as those of put
options, except that the purchaser of a call option obtains the right to
purchase, rather than sell, the instrument underlying the option at the option's
strike price. A call buyer typically attempts to participate in potential price
increases of the instrument underlying the option with risk limited to the cost
of the option if security prices fall. At the same time, the buyer can expect to
suffer a loss if security prices do not rise sufficiently to offset the cost of
the option.

      Selling (Writing) Put and Call Options. When the Fund writes a put option,
it takes the opposite side of the transaction from the option's purchaser. In
return for receipt of the premium, the Fund assumes the obligation to pay the
strike price for the instrument underlying the option if the other party to the
option chooses to exercise it. The Fund may seek to terminate its position in a
put option it writes before exercise by purchasing an offsetting option in the
market at its current price. If the market is not liquid for a put option the
Fund has written, however, the Fund must continue to be prepared to pay the
strike price while the option is outstanding, regardless of price changes, and
must continue to post margin as discussed below.


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      If the price of the underlying instrument rises, a put writer would
generally expect to profit, although its gain would be limited to the amount of
the premium it received. If security prices remain the same over time, it is
likely that the writer also will profit, because it should be able to close out
the option at a lower price. If security prices fall, the put writer would
expect to suffer a loss. This loss should be less than the loss from purchasing
and holding the underlying instrument directly, however, because the premium
received for writing the option should offset a portion of the decline.

      Writing a call option obligates the Fund to sell or deliver the option's
underlying instrument in return for the strike price upon exercise of the
option. The characteristics of writing call options are similar to those of
writing put options, except that writing calls generally is a profitable
strategy if prices remain the same or fall. Through receipt of the option
premium, a call writer offsets part of the effect of a price decline. At the
same time, because a call writer must be prepared to deliver the underlying
instrument in return for the strike price, even if its current value is greater,
a call writer gives up some ability to participate in security price increases.

      The writer of an exchange traded put or call option on a security, an
index of securities or a futures contract is required to deposit cash or
securities or a letter of credit as margin and to make mark to market payments
of variation margin as the position becomes unprofitable.

      Options on Indexes. Options on securities indexes are similar to options
on securities, except that the exercise of securities index options is settled
by cash payment and does not involve the actual purchase or sale of securities.
In addition, these options are designed to reflect price fluctuations in a group
of securities or segment of the securities market rather than price fluctuations
in a single security. The Fund, in purchasing or selling index options, is
subject to the risk that the value of its portfolio securities may not change as
much as an index because the Fund's investments generally will not match the
composition of an index.

      For a number of reasons, a liquid market may not exist and thus the Fund
may not be able to close out an option position into which it has previously
entered. When the Fund purchases an OTC option (as defined below), it will be
relying on its counterparty to perform its obligations, and the Fund may incur
additional losses if the counterparty is unable to perform.

      Exchange Traded and OTC Options. All options purchased or sold by the
Funds will be traded on a securities exchange or will be purchased or sold by
securities dealers ("OTC options") that meet the Advisor's creditworthiness
standards credit guidelines approved by the Advisor. While exchange traded
options are obligations of the Options Clearing Corporation, in the case of OTC
options, the Fund relies on the dealer from which it purchased the option to
perform if the option is exercised. Thus, when the Fund purchases an OTC option,
it relies on the dealer from which it purchased the option to make or take
delivery of the underlying securities. Failure by the dealer to do so would
result in the loss of the premium paid by the Fund as well as the loss of the
expected benefit of the transaction.


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      Provided that the Fund has arrangements with certain qualified dealers who
agree that the Fund may repurchase any option it writes for a maximum price to
be calculated by a predetermined formula, the Fund may treat the underlying
securities used to cover written OTC options as liquid. In these cases, the OTC
option itself would only be considered illiquid to the extent that the maximum
repurchase price under the formula exceeds the intrinsic value of the option.

      Futures Contracts and Options on Futures Contracts. The Fund may purchase
or sell (write) futures contracts and purchase or sell put and call options,
including put and call options on futures contracts. In addition, the Fund may
sell (write) put and call options, including options on futures. Futures
contracts obligate the buyer to take and the seller to make delivery at a future
date of a specified quantity of a financial instrument or an amount of cash
based on the value of a securities index. Currently, futures contracts are
available on various types of fixed income securities, including, but not
limited to, U.S. Treasury bonds, notes and bills, Eurodollar certificates of
deposit and on indexes of fixed income securities and indexes of equity
securities.

      Unlike a futures contract, which requires the parties to buy and sell a
security or make a cash settlement payment based on changes in a financial
instrument or securities index on an agreed date, an option on a futures
contract entitles its holder to decide on or before a future date whether to
enter into such a contract. If the holder decides not to exercise its option,
the holder may close out the option position by entering into an offsetting
transaction or may decide to let the option expire and forfeit the premium
thereon. The purchaser of an option on a futures contract pays a premium for the
option but makes no initial margin payments or daily payments of cash in the
nature of "variation" margin payments to reflect the change in the value of the
underlying contract as does a purchaser or seller of a futures contract.

      The seller of an option on a futures contract receives the premium paid by
the purchaser and may be required to pay initial margin. Amounts equal to the
initial margin and any additional collateral required on any options on futures
contracts sold by the Fund are paid by the Fund into a segregated account, in
the name of the Futures Commission Merchant, as required by the 1940 Act and the
interpretations of the SEC thereunder.

      Combined Positions. The Fund is permitted to purchase and write options in
combination with other series of the Trust, or in combination with futures or
forward contracts, to adjust the risk and return characteristics of the overall
position. For example, the Fund may purchase a put option and write a call
option on the same underlying instrument, in order to construct a combined
position whose risk and return characteristics are similar to selling a futures
contract. Another possible combined position would involve writing a call option
at one strike price and buying a call option at a lower price, in order to
reduce the risk of the written call option in the event of a substantial price
increase. Because combined options positions involve multiple trades, they
result in higher transaction costs and may be more difficult to open and close
out.

      Correlation of Price Changes. Because there are a limited number of types
of exchange traded options and futures contracts, it is likely that the
standardized options and futures contracts available will not match the Fund's
current or anticipated investments exactly. The


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Fund may invest in options and futures contracts based on securities with
different issuers, maturities, or other characteristics from the securities in
which it typically invests, which involves a risk that the options or futures
position will not track the performance of the Fund's other investments.

      Options and futures contracts prices also can diverge from the prices of
their underlying instruments, even if the underlying instruments match the
Fund's investments well. Options and futures contracts prices are affected by
such factors as current and anticipated short term interest rates, changes in
volatility of the underlying instrument, and the time remaining until expiration
of the contract, which may not affect security prices the same way. Imperfect
correlation also may result from differing levels of demand in the options and
futures markets and the securities markets, from structural differences in how
options and futures and securities are traded, or from imposition of daily price
fluctuation limits or trading halts. The Fund may purchase or sell options and
futures contracts with a greater or lesser value than the securities it wishes
to hedge or intends to purchase in order to attempt to compensate for
differences in volatility between the contract and the securities, although this
may not be successful in all cases. If price changes in the Fund's options or
futures positions are poorly correlated with its other investments, the
positions may fail to produce anticipated gains or result in losses that are not
offset by gains in other investments.

      Liquidity of Options and Futures Contracts. There is no assurance a liquid
market will exist for any particular option or futures contract at any
particular time even if the contract is traded on an exchange. In addition,
exchanges may establish daily price fluctuation limits for options and futures
contracts and may halt trading if a contract's price moves up or down more than
the limit in a given day. On volatile trading days when the price fluctuation
limit is reached or a trading halt is imposed, it may be impossible for the Fund
to enter into new positions or close out existing positions. If the market for a
contract is not liquid because of price fluctuation limits or otherwise, it
could prevent prompt liquidation of unfavorable positions, and could potentially
require the Fund to continue to hold a position until delivery or expiration
regardless of changes in its value. As a result, the Fund's access to other
assets held to cover its options or futures positions also could be impaired.
See "Exchange Traded and OTC Options" above for a discussion of the liquidity of
options not traded on an exchange.

      Position Limits. Futures exchanges can limit the number of futures and
options on futures contracts that can be held or controlled by an entity. If an
adequate exemption cannot be obtained, the Fund or the Advisor may be required
to reduce the size of its futures and options positions or may not be able to
trade a certain futures or options contract in order to avoid exceeding such
limits.

      Asset Coverage for Futures Contracts and Options Positions. Although the
Fund will not be commodity pools, certain derivatives subject the Fund to the
rules of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission which limit the extent to
which the Fund can invest in such derivatives. The Fund may invest in futures
contracts and options with respect thereto for hedging purposes without limit.
However, the Fund may not invest in such contracts and options for other
purposes if the sum of the amount of initial margin deposits and premiums paid
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unexpired options with respect to such contracts, other than for bona fide
hedging purposes, exceeds 5% of the liquidation value of the Fund's assets,
after taking into account unrealized profits and unrealized losses on such
contracts and options; provided, however, that in the case of an option that is
in-the-money at the time of purchase, the in-the-money amount may be excluded in
calculating the 5% limitation.

      In addition, the Fund will comply with guidelines established by the SEC
with respect to coverage of options and futures contracts by mutual funds, and
if the guidelines so require, will set aside appropriate liquid assets in a
segregated custodial account in the amount prescribed. Securities held in a
segregated account cannot be sold while the futures contract or option is
outstanding, unless they are replaced with other suitable assets. As a result,
there is a possibility that segregation of a large percentage of the Fund's
assets could impede portfolio management or the Fund's ability to meet
redemption requests or other current obligations.

Swaps and Related Swap Products

      The Fund may engage in swap transactions, including, but not limited to,
interest rate, currency, securities index, basket, specific security and
commodity swaps, interest rate caps, floors and collars and options on interest
rate swaps (collectively defined as "swap transactions").

      The Fund may enter into swap transactions for any legal purpose consistent
with its investment objective and policies, such as for the purpose of
attempting to obtain or preserve a particular return or spread at a lower cost
than obtaining that return or spread through purchases and/or sales of
instruments in cash markets, to protect against currency fluctuations, as a
duration management technique, to protect against any increase in the price of
securities the Fund anticipates purchasing at a later date, or to gain exposure
to certain matters in the most economical way possible. The Fund will not sell
interest rate caps, floors or collars if it does not own securities with coupons
which provide the interest that the Fund may be required to pay.

      Swap agreements are two-party contracts entered into primarily by
institutional counterparties for periods ranging from a few weeks to several
years. In a standard swap transaction, two parties agree to exchange the returns
(or differentials in rates of return) that would be earned or realized on
specified notional investments or instruments. The gross returns to be exchanged
or "swapped" between the parties are calculated by reference to a "notional
amount," i.e., the return on or increase in value of a particular dollar amount
invested at a particular interest rate, in a particular foreign currency or
commodity, or in a "basket" of securities representing a particular index. The
purchaser of an interest rate cap or floor, upon payment of a fee, has the right
to receive payments (and the seller of the cap is obligated to make payments) to
the extent a specified interest rate exceeds (in the case of a cap) or is less
than (in the case of a floor) a specified level over a specified period of time
or at specified dates. The purchaser of an interest rate collar, upon payment of
a fee, has the right to receive payments (and the seller of the collar is
obligated to make payments) to the extent that specified interest rate falls
outside an agreed upon range over a specified period of time or at specified
dates. The purchase of an option on an interest rate swap, upon payment of a fee
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purchase or in the form of higher payments or lower receipts within an interest
rate swap transaction) has the right, but not the obligation, to initiate a new
swap transaction of a pre-specified notional amount with pre-specified terms
with the seller of the option as the counterparty.

      The "notional amount" of a swap transaction is the agreed upon basis for
calculating the payments that the parties have agreed to exchange. For example,
one swap counterparty may agree to pay a floating rate of interest (e.g., three
month LIBOR) calculated based on a $10 million notional amount on a quarterly
basis in exchange for receipt of payments calculated based on the same notional
amount and a fixed rate of interest on a semi-annual basis. In the event the
Fund is obligated to make payments more frequently than it receives payments
from the other party, it will incur incremental credit exposure to that swap
counterparty. This risk may be mitigated somewhat by the use of swap agreements
which call for a net payment to be made by the party with the larger payment
obligation when the obligations of the parties fall due on the same date. Under
most swap agreements entered into by the Fund, payments by the parties will be
exchanged on a "net basis," and the Fund will receive or pay, as the case may
be, only the net amount of the two payments.

      The amount of the Fund's potential gain or loss on any swap transaction is
not subject to any fixed limit. Nor is there any fixed limit on the Fund's
potential loss if it sells a cap or collar. If the Fund buys a cap, floor, or
collar, however, the Fund's potential loss is limited to the amount of the fee
that it has paid. When measured against the initial amount of cash required to
initiate the transaction, which is typically zero in the case of most
conventional swap transactions, swaps, caps, floors and collars tend to be more
volatile than many other types of instruments.

      The use of swap transactions, caps, floors and collars involves investment
techniques and risks which are different from those associated with portfolio
security transactions. If the Advisor is incorrect in its forecasts of market
values, interest rates, and other applicable factors, the investment performance
of the Fund will be less favorable than if these techniques had not been used.
These instruments typically are not traded on exchanges. Accordingly, there is a
risk that the other party to certain of these instruments will not perform its
obligations to the Fund or that the Fund may be unable to enter into offsetting
positions to terminate its exposure or liquidate its position under certain of
these instruments when it wishes to do so. Such occurrences could result in
losses to the Fund.

      The Advisor will, however, consider such risks and will enter into swap
and other derivative transactions only when it believes that the risks are not
unreasonable.

      The Fund will maintain cash or liquid assets in a segregated account with
its custodian in an amount sufficient at all times to cover its current
obligations under its swap transactions, caps, floors and collars. If the Fund
enters into a swap agreement on a net basis, it will segregate assets with daily
value at least equal to the excess, if any, of the Fund's accrued obligations
under the swap agreement over the accrued amount the Fund is entitled to receive
under the agreement. If the Fund enters into a swap agreement on other than a
net basis, or sells a cap, floor or collar,


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it will segregate assets with a daily value at least equal to the full amount of
a Fund's accrued obligations under the agreement.

      The Fund will not enter into any swap transaction, cap, floor, or collar,
unless the counterparty to the transaction is deemed creditworthy by the
Advisor. If a counterparty defaults, the Fund may have contractual remedies
pursuant to the agreements related to the transaction. The swap markets in which
many types of swap transactions are traded have grown substantially in recent
years, with a large number of banks and investment banking firms acting both as
principals and as agents using standardized swap documentation. As a result, the
markets for certain types of swaps (e.g., interest rate swaps) have become
relatively liquid. The markets for some types of caps, floors and collars are
less liquid.

      The liquidity of swap transactions, caps, floors and collars will be as
set forth in guidelines established by the Advisor and approved by the Trustees
which are based on various factors, including (1) the availability of dealer
quotations and the estimated transaction volume for the instrument, (2) the
number of dealers and end users for the instrument in the marketplace, (3) the
level of market making by dealers in the type of instrument, (4) the nature of
the instrument (including any right of a party to terminate it on demand) and
(5) the nature of the marketplace for trades (including the ability to assign or
offset the Fund's rights and obligations relating to the instrument). Such
determination will govern whether the instrument will be deemed within the 15%
restriction on investments in securities that are not readily marketable.

      During the term of a swap, cap, floor or collar, changes in the value of
the instrument are recognized as unrealized gains or losses by marking to market
to reflect the market value of the instrument. When the instrument is
terminated, the Fund will record a realized gain or loss equal to the
difference, if any, between the proceeds from (or cost of) the closing
transaction and the Fund's basis in the contract.

      The federal income tax treatment with respect to swap transactions, caps,
floors, and collars may impose limitations on the extent to which the Fund may
engage in such transactions.

Risk Management

      The Fund may employ non-hedging risk management techniques. Risk
management strategies are used to keep the Fund fully invested and to reduce the
transaction costs associated with cash flows into and out of the Fund. The
objective where equity futures are used to "equitize" cash is to match the
notional value of all futures contracts to the Fund's cash balance. The notional
value of futures and of the cash is monitored daily. As the cash is invested in
securities and/or paid out to participants in redemptions, the Advisor
simultaneously adjusts the futures positions. Through such procedures, the Fund
not only gains equity exposure from the use of futures, but also benefits from
increased flexibility in responding to client cash flow needs. Additionally,
because it can be less expensive to trade a list of securities as a package or
program trade rather than as a group of individual orders, futures provide a
means through which transaction costs can be reduced. Such non-hedging risk
management techniques are not speculative, but because they involve leverage
include, as do all leveraged transactions, the


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possibility of losses as well as gains that are greater than if these techniques
involved the purchase and sale of the securities themselves rather than their
synthetic derivatives.

Portfolio Turnover

      The table below sets forth the portfolio turnover rates for the Fund. A
rate of 100% indicates that the equivalent of all of the Fund's assets have been
sold and reinvested in a year. High portfolio turnover may result in the
realization of substantial net capital gains or losses. To the extent that net
short term capital gains are realized, any distributions resulting from such
gains are considered ordinary income for federal income tax purposes. See
"Taxes" below.

Institutional Shares: For the period December 31, 1998 (commencement of
operations) through May 31, 1999 and for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2000:
195% and 165%.


INVESTMENT RESTRICTIONS

      The investment restrictions set forth below have been adopted by the Trust
with respect to the Fund. Except as otherwise noted, these investment
restrictions are "fundamental" policies which, under the 1940 Act, may not be
changed without the vote of a majority of the outstanding voting securities of
the Fund. A "majority of the outstanding voting securities" is defined in the
1940 Act as the lesser of (a) 67% or more of the voting securities present at a
meeting if the holders of more than 50% of the outstanding voting securities are
present or represented by proxy, or (b) more than 50% of the outstanding voting
securities. The percentage limitations contained in the restrictions below apply
at the time of purchasing securities to the market value of the Fund's assets.

      The Fund:

      1. May not make any investments inconsistent with the Fund's
classification as a diversified investment company under the 1940 Act;

      2. May not purchase any security which would cause the Fund to concentrate
its investments in the securities of issuers primarily engaged in any particular
industry, except as permitted by the SEC;

      3. May not issue senior securities, except as permitted under the 1940 Act
or any rule, order or interpretation thereunder;

      4. May not borrow money, except to the extent permitted by applicable law;

      5. May not underwrite securities of other issuers, except to the extent
that the Fund, in disposing of portfolio securities, may be deemed an
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      6. May not purchase or sell real estate, except that, to the extent
permitted by applicable law, the Fund may (a) invest in securities or other
instruments directly or indirectly secured by real estate, and (b) invest in
securities or other instruments issued by issuers that invest in real estate;

      7. May not purchase or sell commodities or commodity contracts unless
acquired as a result of ownership of securities or other instruments issued by
persons that purchase or sell commodities or commodities contracts; but this
shall not prevent the Fund from purchasing, selling and entering into financial
futures contracts (including futures contracts on indices of securities,
interest rates and currencies), options on financial futures contracts
(including futures contracts on indices of securities, interest rates and
currencies), warrants, swaps, forward contracts, foreign currency spot and
forward contracts or other derivative instruments that are not related to
physical commodities; and

      8. May make loans to other persons, in accordance with the Fund's
investment objectives and policies and to the extent permitted by applicable
law.

      Non-Fundamental Investment Restrictions. The investment restrictions
described below are not fundamental policies of the Fund and may be changed by
the Trustees. These non-fundamental investment policies require that the Fund:

      (i) May not acquire any illiquid securities, such as repurchase agreements
with more than seven days to maturity or fixed time deposits with a duration of
over seven calendar days, if as a result thereof, more than 15% of the market
value of the Fund's net assets would be in investments which are illiquid; and

      (ii) May not acquire securities of other investment companies, except as
permitted by the 1940 Act or any order pursuant thereto.

      If any percentage restriction described above is adhered to at the time of
investment, a subsequent increase or decrease in the percentage resulting from a
change in the value of the Fund's assets will not constitute a violation of the
restriction.

      For purposes of fundamental investment restrictions regarding industry
concentration, the Advisor may classify issuers by industry in accordance with
classifications set forth in the Directory of Companies Filing Annual Reports
With The Securities and Exchange Commission or other sources. In the absence of
such classification or if the Advisor determines in good faith based on its own
information that the economic characteristics affecting a particular issuer make
it more appropriately considered to be engaged in a different industry, the
Advisor may classify an issuer accordingly. For instance, personal credit
finance companies and business credit finance companies are deemed to be
separate industries and wholly owned finance companies are considered to be in
the industry of their parents if their activities are primarily related to
financing the activities of their parents.


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TRUSTEES, ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS AND OFFICERS

Trustees

      The Trustees of the Trust, their principal occupations during the past
five years, business addresses and dates of birth are set forth below. The
mailing address of the Trustees is c/o Pierpont Group Inc. 461 Fifth Avenue, New
York , NY 10017.

      FREDERICK S. ADDY-Trustee; Retired, Former Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer, Amoco Corporation. His date of birth is January 1,
1932.

      WILLIAM G. BURNS-Trustee; Retired; Former Vice Chairman and Chief
Financial Officer, NYNEX. His date of birth is November 2, 1932.

      ARTHUR C. ESCHENLAUER-Trustee; Retired; Former Senior Vice President,
Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York. His date of birth is May 23, 1934.

      MATTHEW HEALEY(1)-Trustee, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Chairman,
Pierpont Group, Inc., since prior to 1995. His date of birth is August 23, 1937.

      MICHAEL P. MALLARDI-Trustee; Retired; Prior to April 1996, Senior Vice
President, Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. and President, Broadcast Group. His date of
birth is March 17, 1934.

      Each Trustee is currently paid an annual fee of $75,000 for serving as
Trustee of the Trust, each of the Master Portfolios (as defined below), the J.P.
Morgan Institutional Funds and J.P. Morgan Funds and is reimbursed for expenses
incurred in connection with service as a Trustee. The Trustees may hold various
other directorships unrelated to these funds.

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(1) Mr. Healey is an "interested person" (as defined in the 1940 Act) of the
Trust.


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      Trustee compensation expenses paid by the Trust for the calendar year
ended December 31, 1999 is set forth below.

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                             TOTAL TRUSTEE COMPENSATION
                                                              ACCRUED BY THE MASTER
                                                            PORTFOLIOS(*), J.P. MORGAN
                                   AGGREGATE TRUSTEE         INSTITUTIONAL FUNDS, J.P.
                               COMPENSATION PAID BY THE     MORGAN FUNDS AND THE TRUST
NAME OF TRUSTEE AND TITLE         TRUST DURING 1999               DURING 1999(**)
-----------------------------  ------------------------     ---------------------------

<S>                                     <C>                          <C>
Frederick S. Addy, Trustee              $1,018                       $75,000

William G. Burns, Trustee               $1,018                       $75,000

Arthur C. Eschenlauer,
Trustee                                 $1,018                       $75,000

Matthew Healey, Trustee
(***)
 Chairman and Chief
 Executive Officer                      $1,018                       $75,000

Michael P. Mallardi, Trustee            $1,018                       $75,000
</TABLE>

(*) The J.P. Morgan Funds and J.P. Morgan Institutional Funds are each
multi-series registered investment companies that are part of a two-tier
(master-feeder) investment fund structure. Each series of the J.P. Morgan Funds
and J.P. Morgan Institutional Funds is a feeder fund that invests all of its
investable assets in one of 19 separate master portfolios (collectively the
"Master Portfolios") for which JPMIM acts as investment adviser, 14 of which are
registered investment companies.

(**) No investment company within the fund complex has a pension or retirement
plan. Currently there are 17 investment companies (14 investment companies
comprising the Master Portfolios, the Trust, the J.P. Morgan Funds and the J.P.
Morgan Institutional Funds) in the fund complex.

(***) During 1999, Pierpont Group, Inc. paid Mr. Healey, in his role as Chairman
of Pierpont Group, Inc., compensation in the amount of $153,800, contributed
$23,100 to a defined contribution plan on his behalf and paid $17,300 in
insurance premiums for his benefit.

      The Trustees decide upon general policies and are responsible for
overseeing the Trust's business affairs. The Trust has entered into a Fund
Services Agreement with Pierpont Group, Inc. to assist the Trustees in
exercising their overall supervisory responsibilities over the affairs of the
Trust. Pierpont Group, Inc. was organized in July 1989 to provide services for
the J.P. Morgan Family of Funds (formerly, The Pierpont Family of Funds), and
the Trustees are the equal and sole shareholders of Pierpont Group, Inc. The
Trust has agreed to pay Pierpont Group, Inc. a fee in an amount representing its
reasonable costs in performing these services to the Trust and certain other
registered investment companies subject to similar agreements with Pierpont


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Group, Inc. These costs are periodically reviewed by the Trustees. The principal
offices of Pierpont Group, Inc. are located at 461 Fifth Avenue, New York, New
York 10017.


      The aggregate fee paid to Pierpont Group, Inc. by the Fund for the period
December 31, 1998 (commencement of operations) through May 31, 1999, and May 31,
2000 was $91 and $176.


Advisory Board

      The Trustees determined as of January 26, 2000 to establish an advisory
board and appoint four members ("Members of the Advisory Board") thereto. Each
Member serves at the pleasure of the Trustees. The Advisory Board is distinct
from the Trustees and provides advice to the Trustees as to investment,
management and operations of the Trust; but has no power to vote upon any matter
put to a vote of the Trustees. The Advisory Board and the Members thereof also
serve each of the Trusts and the Master Portfolios. It is also the current
intention of the Trustees that the Members of the Advisory Board will be
proposed at the next shareholders' meeting, expected to be held within a year
from the date hereof, for election as Trustees of each of the Trusts and the
Master Portfolios. The creation of the Advisory Board and the appointment of the
Members thereof was designed so that the Board of Trustees will continuously
have available to it persons able to assume the duties of Trustees and be fully
familiar with the business and affairs of each of the Trusts and the Master
Portfolios, in anticipation of the current Trustees reaching the mandatory
retirement age of seventy. Each Member of the Advisory Board is paid an annual
fee of $75,000 for serving in this capacity for the Trust, each of the Master
Portfolios, the J.P. Morgan Funds and the J.P. Morgan Series Trust and is
reimbursed for expenses incurred in connection for such service. The Members of
the Advisory Board may hold various directorships unrelated to these funds. The
mailing address of the Members of the Advisory Board is c/o Pierpont Group,
Inc., 461 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10017. Their names, principal
occupations during the past five years and dates of birth are set forth below:

      Ann Maynard Gray -- Former President, Diversified Publishing Group and
Vice President, Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. Her date of birth is August 22, 1945.

      John R. Laird -- Retired; Former Chief Executive Officer, Shearson Lehman
Brothers and The Boston Company. His date of birth is June 21, 1942.

      Gerard P. Lynch -- Retired; Former Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Group
and President and Chief Operating Officer, Morgan Stanley Services, Inc. His
date of birth is October 5, 1936.

      James J. Schonbachler -- Retired; Prior to September, 1998, Managing
Director, Bankers Trust Company and Chief Executive Officer and Director,
Bankers Trust A.G., Zurich and BT Brokerage Corp. His date of birth is January
26, 1943.


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Officers

      The Trust's executive officers (listed below), other than the Chief
Executive Officer and the officers who are employees of the Advisor, are
provided and compensated by Funds Distributor, Inc. ("FDI"), a wholly owned
indirect subsidiary of Boston Institutional Group, Inc. The Chief Executive
Officer receives no compensation in his capacity as an officer of the Trust. The
officers conduct and supervise the business operations of the Trust. The Trust
has no employees.

      The officers of the Trust, their principal occupations during the past
five years and dates of birth are set forth below. The business address of each
of the officers unless otherwise noted is Funds Distributor, Inc., 60 State
Street, Suite 1300, Boston, Massachusetts 02109.

      MATTHEW HEALEY-Chief Executive Officer; Chairman, Pierpont Group, since
prior to 1993. His address is c/o Pierpont Group Inc. 461 Fifth Avenue, New
York, NY 10017.

      MARGARET W. CHAMBERS-Vice President and Secretary. Senior Vice President
and General Counsel of FDI since April, 1998. From August 1996 to March 1998,
Ms. Chambers was Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for Loomis, Sayles
& Company, L.P. From January 1986 to July 1996, she was an associate with the
law firm of Ropes & Gray. Her date of birth is October 12, 1959.

      MARIE E. CONNOLLY-Vice President and Assistant Treasurer. President, Chief
Executive Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Director of FDI, Premier Mutual
Fund Services, Inc., an affiliate of FDI ("Premier Mutual"), and an officer of
certain investment companies distributed or administered by FDI. Her date of
birth is August 1, 1957.

      DOUGLAS C. CONROY-Vice President and Assistant Treasurer. Assistant Vice
President and Assistant Department Manager of Treasury Services and
Administration of FDI and an officer of certain investment companies distributed
or administered by FDI. Prior to April 1997, Mr. Conroy was Supervisor of
Treasury Services and Administration of FDI. From April 1993 to January 1995,
Mr. Conroy was a Senior Fund Accountant for Investors Bank & Trust Company. His
date of birth is March 31, 1969.

      KAREN JACOPPO WOOD-Vice President and Assistant Secretary. Vice President
and Senior Counsel of FDI and an officer of certain investment companies
distributed or administered by FDI. From June 1994 to January 1996, Ms.
Jacoppo-Wood was a Manager of SEC Registration at Scudder, Stevens & Clark, Inc.
Her date of birth is December 29, 1966.

      CHRISTOPHER J. KELLEY-Vice President and Assistant Secretary. Vice
President and Senior Associate General Counsel of FDI and Premier Mutual and an
officer of certain investment companies distributed or administered by FDI. From
April 1994 to July 1996, Mr. Kelley was Assistant Counsel at Forum Financial
Group. His date of birth is December 24, 1964.


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      KATHLEEN K. MORRISEY-Vice President and Assistant Secretary. Vice
President and Assistant Secretary of FDI. Manager of Treasury Services
Administration and an officer of certain investment companies advised or
administered by Montgomery Asset Management, L.P. and Dresdner RCM Global
Investors, Inc., and their respective affiliates. From July 1994 to November
1995, Ms. Morrisey was a Fund Accountant for Investors Bank & Trust Company. Her
date of birth is July 5, 1972.

      MARY A. NELSON-Vice President and Assistant Treasurer. Vice President and
Manager of Treasury Services and Administration of FDI and Premier Mutual and an
officer of certain investment companies distributed or administered by FDI. Her
date of birth is April 22, 1964.

      MARY JO PACE-Assistant Treasurer. Vice President, Morgan Guaranty Trust
Company of New York. Ms. Pace serves in the Funds Administration group as a
Manager for the Budgeting and Expense Processing Group. Prior to September 1995,
Ms. Pace served as a Fund Administrator for Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New
York. Her address is 60 Wall Street, New York, New York 10260. Her date of birth
is March 13, 1966.

      GEORGE A. RIO-President and Assistant Treasurer. Executive Vice President
and Client Service Director of FDI since April 1998. From June 1995 to March
1998, Mr. Rio was Senior Vice President and Senior Key Account Manager for
Putnam Mutual Funds. From May 1994 to June 1995, Mr. Rio was Director of
Business Development for First Data Corporation. From September 1983 to May
1994, Mr. Rio was Senior Vice President & Manager of Client Services and
Director of Internal Audit at The Boston Company. His date of birth is January
2, 1955.

      CHRISTINE ROTUNDO-Assistant Treasurer. Vice President, Morgan Guaranty
Trust Company of New York. Ms. Rotundo serves as Manager of the Infrastructure
group. Prior to January 2000, she served as Manager of the Tax Group in the
Funds Administration group and was responsible for U.S. mutual fund tax matters.
Prior to September 1995, Ms. Rotundo served as a Senior Tax Manager in the
Investment Company Services Group of Deloitte & Touche LLP. Her address is 60
Wall Street, New York, New York 10260. Her date of birth is September 26, 1965.

      ELBA VASQUEZ-Vice President and Assistant Secretary. Vice President since
February 1999, Assistant Vice President(Since June 1997), and Sales Associate
(since May 1996) of FDI. Formerly (March 1990- May 1996), employed in various
mutual fund sales and marketing positions by the U.S. Trust Company of New York.
Her date of birth is December 14, 1961.

CODE OF ETHICS

      The Trust and the Advisor and FDI have adopted codes of ethics pursuant to
Rule 17j-1 under the 1940 Act. Each of these codes permits personnel subject to
such code to invest in securities, including securities that may be purchased or
held by the Portfolio. Such purchases,


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however, are subject to procedures reasonably necessary to prevent access
persons from engaging in any unlawful conduct set forth in Rule 17j-1.

INVESTMENT ADVISOR

      The Trust has retained JPMIM as Investment Advisor to provide investment
advice and portfolio management services to the Fund. Subject to the supervision
of the Fund's Trustees, the Advisor makes the Fund's day-to-day investment
decisions, arranges for the execution of portfolio transactions and generally
manages the Fund's investments.

      JPMIM, a wholly owned subsidiary of J.P. Morgan & Co. Incorporated ("J.P.
Morgan"), is a registered investment adviser under the Investment Advisers Act
of 1940, as amended, and manages employee benefit funds of corporations, labor
unions and state and local governments and the accounts of other institutional
investors, including investment companies. Certain of the assets of employee
benefit accounts under its management are invested in commingled pension trust
funds for which Morgan serves as trustee.

      J.P. Morgan, through the Advisor and other subsidiaries, acts as
investment advisor to individuals, governments, corporations, employee benefit
plans, mutual funds and other institutional investors with combined assets under
management of approximately $369 billion.

      J.P. Morgan has a long history of service as an advisor, underwriter and
lender to an extensive roster of major companies and as a financial advisor to
national governments. The firm, through its predecessor firms, has been in
business for over a century and has been managing investments since 1913.

      The basis of the Advisor's investment process is fundamental investment
research because the firm believes that fundamentals should determine an asset's
value over the long term. The Advisor currently employs approximately 420
research analysts, capital market researchers, portfolio managers, and traders,
and has one of the largest research staffs in the money management industry. The
Advisor has investment management divisions located in New York, London, Tokyo,
Frankfurt, and Singapore to cover companies, industries and countries on site.
The conclusions of the equity analysts' fundamental research are quantified into
a set of projected returns for individual companies through the use of a
dividend discount model. These returns are projected for two to five years to
enable analysts to take a longer term view. These returns, or normalized
earnings, are used to establish relative values among stocks in each industrial
sector. These values may not be the same as the markets' current valuations of
these companies. This provides the basis for ranking the attractiveness of the
companies in an industry according to five distinct quintiles or rankings. This
ranking is one of the factors considered in determining the stocks purchased and
sold in each sector.

      The investment advisory services the Advisor provides to the Fund are not
exclusive under the terms of the Investment Advisory Agreement. The Advisor is
free to and does render similar investment advisory services to others. The
Advisor serves as investment advisor to personal investors and other investment
companies and acts as fiduciary for trusts, estates and


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employee benefit plans. Certain of the assets of trusts and estates under
management are invested in common trust funds for which the Advisor serves as
trustee. The accounts which are managed or advised by the Advisor have varying
investment objectives and the Advisor invests assets of such accounts in
investments substantially similar to, or the same as, those which are expected
to constitute the principal investments of the Fund. Such accounts are
supervised by officers and employees of the Advisor who may also be acting in
similar capacities for the Fund. See "Portfolio Transactions."

      Morgan, whose principal offices are at 60 Wall Street, New York, New York
10260, is a New York trust company which conducts a general banking and trust
business. Morgan is subject to regulation by the New York State Banking
Department and is a member bank of the Federal Reserve System. Through offices
in New York City and abroad, Morgan offers a wide range of services, primarily
to governmental, institutional, corporate and high net worth individual
customers in the United States and throughout the world. Morgan is also a wholly
owned subsidiary of J.P. Morgan, which is a bank holding company organized under
the laws of the State of Delaware.

      The Fund is managed by employees of the Advisor who, in acting for their
clients, including the Fund, do not discuss their investment decisions with any
personnel of J.P. Morgan with any of its affiliated persons, with the exception
of certain investment management affiliates of J.P. Morgan or broker dealer
affiliates of J.P. Morgan which execute transactions on behalf of the Fund.

      As compensation for the services rendered and related expenses such as
salaries of advisory personnel borne by the Advisor under the Investment
Advisory Agreements, the Fund has agreed to pay the Advisor a fee, which is
computed daily and may be paid monthly, equal to 1.25% of the Fund's average
daily net assets.


      For the period December 31, 1998 (commencement of operations) through May
31, 1999 and May 31, 2000 the Fund paid to paid the Advisor $62,113 and $154,107
in advisory fees under the prior Investment Advisory Agreement described above.


      The Investment Advisory Agreement between the Advisor and the Trust, on
behalf of the Fund, provides that it will continue in effect for a period of two
years after execution only if specifically approved thereafter annually in the
same manner as the Distribution Agreement. See "Distributor" below. The
Investment Advisory Agreement will terminate automatically if assigned and is
terminable at any time with respect to the Fund without penalty by a vote of a
majority of the Trust's Trustees or by a vote of the holders of a majority of
the Fund's outstanding voting securities on 60 days' written notice to the
Advisor and by the Advisor on 90 days' written notice to the Fund. See
"Additional Information."

      Under separate agreements, Morgan provides certain financial, fund
accounting, administrative and shareholder services to the Trust. See "Services
Agent" and "Shareholder Servicing" below.


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DISTRIBUTOR

      FDI serves as the Trust's exclusive distributor and holds itself available
to receive purchase orders for the Fund's shares. In that capacity, FDI has been
granted the right, as agent of the Trust, to solicit and accept orders for the
purchase of the Fund's shares in accordance with the terms of the Distribution
Agreement between the Trust and FDI. Under the terms of the Distribution
Agreement between FDI and the Trust, FDI receives no compensation in its
capacity as the Fund's distributor.

      The Distribution Agreement will continue in effect with respect to the
Fund for a period of two years after execution and will continue thereafter only
if it is approved at least annually (i) by a vote of the holders of a majority
of the Fund's outstanding voting securities or by its Trustees and (ii) by a
vote of a majority of the Trustees of the Trust who are not "interested persons"
(as defined by the 1940 Act) of the parties to the Distribution Agreement, cast
in person at a meeting called for the purpose of voting on such approval (see
"Trustees" and "Advisory Board Members" and "Officers"). The Distribution
Agreement will terminate automatically if assigned by either party. The
Distribution Agreement is also terminable with respect to the Fund at any time
without penalty by a vote of a majority of the Trustees of the Trust, a vote of
a majority of the Trustees who are not "interested persons" of the Trust, or by
a vote of (i) 67% or more of the Fund's outstanding voting securities present at
a meeting if the holders of more than 50% of the Fund's outstanding voting
securities are present or represented by proxy, or (ii) more than 50% of the
Fund's outstanding voting securities, whichever is less. FDI is a wholly owned
indirect subsidiary of Boston Institutional Group, Inc. The principal offices of
FDI are located at 60 State Street, Suite 1300, Boston, Massachusetts 02109.

CO-ADMINISTRATOR

      Under a Co-Administration Agreement with the Trust dated August 1, 1996,
FDI also serves as the Trust's Co-Administrator. The Co-Administration Agreement
may be renewed or amended by the Trustees without a shareholder vote. The
Co-Administration Agreement is terminable at any time without penalty by a vote
of a majority of the Trustees of the Trust on not more than 60 days' written
notice nor less than 30 days' written notice to the other party. The
Co-Administrator may subcontract for the performance of its obligations,
provided, however, that unless the Trust expressly agrees in writing, the
Co-Administrator shall be fully responsible for the acts and omissions of any
subcontractor as it would for its own acts or omissions. See "Services Agent"
below.

      FDI (i) provides office space, equipment and clerical personnel for
maintaining the organization and books and records of the Fund; (ii) provides
officers for the Trust; (iii) prepares and files documents required for
notification of state securities administrators; (iv) reviews and files
marketing and sales literature; (v) files regulatory documents and mails
communications to Trustees and investors; and (vi) maintains related books and
records.

      For its services under the Co-Administration Agreement, the Fund has
agreed to pay FDI fees equal to its allocable share of an annual complex-wide
charge of $425,000 plus FDI's out-


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of-pocket expenses. The amount allocable to the Fund is based on the ratio of
the Fund's net assets to the aggregate net assets of the Trust and certain other
registered investment companies subject to similar arrangements with FDI.


      For the period December 31, 1998 (commencement of operations) through May
31, 1999 and May 31, 2000, the Fund paid to FDI $103 and $192 in administrative
fees.


      See "Expenses" below for applicable expense limitations.

 SERVICES AGENT

      The Trust, on behalf of the Fund, has entered into an Administrative
Services Agreement (the "Services Agreement") with Morgan pursuant to which
Morgan is responsible for certain administrative and related services provided
to the Fund. The Services Agreement may be terminated at any time, without
penalty, by the Trustees or Morgan, in each case on not more than 60 days' nor
less than 30 days' written notice to the other party.

      Under the Services Agreement, Morgan provides certain administrative and
related services to the Fund, including services related to tax compliance,
preparation of financial statements, calculation of performance data, oversight
of service providers and certain regulatory and Board of Trustee matters.

      Under the Services Agreement, the Fund has agreed to pay Morgan fees equal
to its allocable share of an annual complex-wide charge. This charge is
calculated daily based on the aggregate net assets of the Fund, the Trust's
other series and the Master Portfolios in accordance with the following annual
schedule: 0.09% of the first $7 billion of their aggregate average daily net
assets, and 0.04% of their aggregate average daily net assets in excess of $7
billion, less the complex-wide fees payable to FDI. The portion of this charge
payable by the Fund is determined by the proportionate share that its net assets
bear to the total net assets of the Trust and the other investment companies for
which Morgan provides administrative services.


      For the period December 31, 1998 (commencement of operations) through May
31, 1999 and May 31, 2000, the Fund paid to Morgan, as Services Agent, $2,147
and $5,117.


CUSTODIAN AND TRANSFER AGENT

      The Bank of New York ("BONY"), One Wall Street, New York, New York 10286,
serves as the Trust's custodian and fund accounting agent. Pursuant to the
Custodian Contract and Fund Accounting Agreement with the Trust, BONY is
responsible for holding portfolio securities and cash, and maintaining the books
of account and records of portfolio transactions.

      State Street Bank and Trust Company ("State Street"), 225 Franklin Street,
Boston, Massachusetts 02110, serves as the Trust's transfer and dividend
disbursing agent. As transfer agent and dividend disbursing agent, State Street
is responsible for maintaining account records


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detailing the ownership of Fund shares and for crediting income, capital gains
and other changes in share ownership to shareholder accounts.

SHAREHOLDER SERVICING

      The Trust, on behalf of the Fund, has entered into a Shareholder Servicing
Agreement with Morgan pursuant to which Morgan acts as shareholder servicing
agent for Fund shareholders. Under this agreement, Morgan is responsible for
performing, directly or through an agent, shareholder account administrative and
servicing functions, which include but are not limited to answering inquiries
regarding account status and history, the manner in which purchases and
redemptions of Fund shares may be effected, and certain other matters pertaining
to the Fund; assisting customers in designating and changing dividend options,
account designations and addresses; providing necessary personnel and facilities
to coordinate the establishment and maintenance of shareholder accounts and
records with the Fund's transfer agent; transmitting purchase and redemption
orders to the Fund's transfer agent and arranging for the wiring or other
transfer of funds to and from customer accounts in connection with orders to
purchase or redeem Fund shares; verifying purchase and redemption orders,
transfers among and changes in accounts; informing FDI of the gross amount of
purchase orders for Fund shares; and providing other related services.

      Under the Shareholder Servicing Agreement, the Fund has agreed to pay
Morgan for these services, the Select Shares pay a fee of 0.25% and the
Institutional Shares pay a fee of 0.10% (expressed as a percentage of the
average daily net asset value of Fund shares owned by or for shareholders for
whom Morgan is acting as shareholder servicing agent). Morgan acts as
Shareholder Servicing Agent for all shareholders.

      The table below sets forth for the Fund, the shareholder servicing fee
paid by the series of the Fund to Morgan for the periods indicated:


Institutional Shares: For the period December 31, 1998 (commencement of
operations) through May 31, 1999 and May 31, 2000: $4,141 and $10,274.


      The Fund's shares may be sold to or through financial intermediaries who
are customers of J.P. Morgan ("financial professionals"), including financial
institutions and broker-dealers, that may be paid fees by J.P. Morgan or its
affiliates for services provided to their clients that invest in the Fund. See
"Financial Professionals" below. Organizations that provide recordkeeping or
other services to certain employee benefit or retirement plans that include the
Fund as an investment alternative may also be paid a fee.

INDEPENDENT ACCOUNTANTS

      The independent accountants of the Trust are PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP,
1177 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10036. PricewaterhouseCoopers
LLP conducts an annual audit of the financial statements of the Fund, assists in
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the Fund's federal and state income tax returns and consults with the Fund as to
matters of accounting and federal and state income taxation.


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EXPENSES

      In addition to the fees payable to Pierpont Group, Inc., JPMIM, Morgan and
FDI under various agreements discussed under "Trustees Advisory Board Members,
and Officers," "Investment Advisor," "Co-Administrator", "Distributor",
"Services Agent" and "Shareholder Servicing" above, the Fund is responsible for
usual and customary expenses associated with the Trust's operations. Such
expenses include organization expenses, legal fees, accounting and audit
expenses, insurance costs, the compensation and expenses of the Trustees,
registration fees under federal securities laws, extraordinary expenses,
transfer, registrar and dividend disbursing costs, the expenses of printing and
mailing reports, notices and proxy statements to Fund shareholders, fees under
state securities laws, custodian fees and brokerage expenses.


      J.P. Morgan has agreed that it will reimburse the Fund as described in the
prospectus, to the extent necessary to maintain the Fund's total operating
expenses at the following annual rate of the Fund's average daily assets. This
limit does not cover dividend expenses on securities sold short, interest, taxes
and extraordinary expenses.

Select Shares           1.40% until September 30, 2001
Institutional Shares    1.25% until September 30, 2001


      The table below sets forth for the class of the Fund listed below the fees
and other expenses J.P. Morgan reimbursed under the expense reimbursement
arrangements described above or pursuant to prior expense reimbursement
arrangements for the periods indicated:


Institutional Shares: For the period December 31, 1998 (commencement of
operations) to May 31, 1999 and May 31, 2000, $88,648 and $161,240.


PURCHASE OF SHARES

      Additional Minimum Balance Information. If your account balance falls
below the minimum for 30 days as a result of selling shares (and not because of
performance), the Fund reserves the right to request that you buy more shares or
close your account. If your account balance is still below the minimum 60 days
after notification, the Fund reserves the right to close out your account and
send the proceeds to the address of record.

      Method of Purchase. Investors may open accounts with the Fund only through
the Distributor. All purchase transactions in Fund accounts are processed by
Morgan as shareholder servicing agent and the Fund is authorized to accept any
instructions relating to a Fund account from Morgan as shareholder servicing
agent for the customer. All purchase orders must be accepted by the Distributor.
Prospective investors who are not already customers of Morgan may apply to
become customers of Morgan for the sole purpose of Fund transactions. There are
no charges associated with becoming a Morgan customer for this purpose. Morgan
reserves the right to determine the customers that it will accept, and the Fund
reserves the right to determine the purchase orders that they will accept.


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      References in the Prospectus and this Statement of Additional Information
to customers of J.P. Morgan or a financial professional include customers of
their affiliates, and references to transactions by customers with J.P. Morgan
or a financial professional include transactions with their affiliates. Only
Fund investors who are using the services of a financial institution acting as
shareholder servicing agent pursuant to an agreement with the Trust on behalf of
the Fund may make transactions in shares of the Fund.

      The Fund may, at its own option, accept securities in payment for shares.
The securities so delivered are valued by the method described under "Net Asset
Value" as of the day the Fund receives the securities. This is a taxable
transaction to the shareholder. Securities may be accepted in payment for shares
only if they are, in the judgment of the Advisor, appropriate investments for
the Fund. In addition, securities accepted in payment for shares must: (i) meet
the investment objective and policies of the Fund; (ii) be acquired by the Fund
for investment and not for resale; (iii) be liquid securities which are not
restricted as to transfer; and (iv) if stock, have a value which is readily
ascertainable as evidenced by a listing on a stock exchange, OTC market or by
readily available market quotations from a dealer in such securities. The Fund
reserves the right to accept or reject at its own option any and all securities
offered in payment for its shares.

      Prospective investors may purchase shares with the assistance of a
financial professional and the financial professional may charge the investor a
fee for this service and other services it provides to its customers. J.P.
Morgan may pay fees to financial professionals for services in connection with
fund investments. See "Financial Professionals" above.

Redemption of Shares

      Investors may redeem shares of the Fund as described in the Prospectus.
The Fund generally intends to pay redemption proceeds in cash; however, it
reserves the right at its sole discretion to pay redemptions over $250,000
in-kind as a portfolio of representative stocks rather than cash. See below and
"Exchange of Shares."

      The Trust, on behalf of the Fund, reserves the right to suspend the right
of redemption and to postpone the date of payment upon redemption as follows:
(i) for up to seven days, (ii) during periods when the New York Stock Exchange
is closed for other than weekends and holidays or when trading thereon is
restricted as determined by the SEC by rule or regulation, (iii) during periods
in which an emergency, as determined by the SEC, exists that causes disposal by
the Fund of, or evaluation of the net asset value of, its portfolio securities
to be unreasonable or impracticable, or (iv) for such other periods as the SEC
may permit.

      If the Trust determines that it would be detrimental to the best interests
of the remaining shareholders of the Fund to make payment wholly or partly in
cash, payment of the redemption price may be made in whole or in part by a
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lieu of cash. If shares are redeemed in-kind, the redeeming shareholder might
incur costs in converting the assets into cash. The Trust has been granted
exemptive relief from the SEC with respect to redemptions in-kind by the Fund.
The Fund is permitted to pay redemptions to greater than 5% shareholders in
securities, rather than in cash, to the extent permitted by the SEC. The method
of valuing portfolio securities is described under "Net Asset Value," and such
valuation will be made as of the same time the redemption price is determined.


      In general, the Fund will attempt to select securities for in-kind
redemptions that approximate the overall characteristics of the Fund's
portfolio. The Fund will not distribute illiquid securities to satisfy in-kind
redemptions. For purposes of effecting in-kind redemptions, securities will be
valued in the manner regularly used to value the Fund's portfolio securities.
The Fund will not redeem its shares in-kind in a manner that after giving effect
to the redemption would cause it to violate its investment restrictions or
policies.

      Other Redemption Processing Information. Redemption requests may not be
processed if the redemption request is not submitted in proper form. A
redemption request is not in proper form unless the Fund has received the
shareholder's certified taxpayer identification number and address. In addition,
if shares were paid for by check and the check has not yet cleared, redemption
proceeds will not be transmitted until the check has cleared, which may take up
to 15 days. The Fund reserves the right to suspend the right of redemption or
postpone the payment of redemption proceeds to the extent permitted by the SEC.
Shareholders may realize taxable gains upon redeeming shares.

EXCHANGE OF SHARES

      Subject to the limitations below, an investor may exchange shares from the
Fund into any other J.P. Morgan Fund or J.P. Morgan Institutional Fund without
charge. An exchange may be made so long as after the exchange the investor has
shares, in each fund in which he or she remains an investor, with a value of at
least that fund's minimum investment amount. Shareholders should read the
prospectus of the fund into which they are exchanging and may only exchange
between fund accounts that are registered in the same name, address and taxpayer
identification number. Shares are exchanged on the basis of relative net asset
value per share. Exchanges are in effect redemptions from one fund and purchases
of another fund and the usual purchase and redemption procedures and
requirements are applicable to exchanges. The Fund generally intends to pay
redemption proceeds in cash, however, since it reserves the right at its sole
discretion to pay redemptions over $250,000 in-kind as a portfolio of
representative stocks rather than in cash, the fund reserves the right to deny
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amount. See "Redemption of Shares." Shareholders subject to federal income tax
who exchange shares in one fund for shares in another fund may recognize capital
gain or loss for federal income tax purposes. Shares of a fund to be acquired
are purchased for settlement when the proceeds from redemption become available.
In the case of investors in certain states, state securities laws may restrict
the availability of the exchange privilege. The Trust reserves the right to
discontinue, alter or limit the exchange privilege at any time.

DIVIDENDS AND DISTRIBUTIONS

      The Fund declares and pays dividends and distributions as described under
"Dividends and Distributions" in the Prospectus.

      Dividends and capital gains distributions paid by the Fund are
automatically reinvested in additional shares of the Fund unless the shareholder
has elected to have them paid in cash. Dividends and distributions to be paid in
cash are credited to the shareholder's account at Morgan or at his financial
professional or, in the case of certain Morgan customers, are mailed by check in
accordance with the customer's instructions. The Fund reserves the right to
discontinue, alter or limit the automatic reinvestment privilege at any time.

      If a shareholder has elected to receive dividends and/or capital gains
distributions in cash and the postal or other delivery service is unable to
deliver checks to the shareholder's address of record, such shareholder's
distribution option will automatically be converted to having all dividend and
other distributions reinvested in additional shares. No interest will accrue on
amounts represented by uncashed distribution or redemption checks.

NET ASSET VALUE

      The Fund computes its net asset value separately for each class of shares
outstanding once daily as of the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange
(normally 4:00 p.m. eastern time) on each business day as described in the
Prospectus. The net asset value will not be computed on the day the following
legal holidays are observed: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day,
Presidents' Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day,
Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. On days when U.S. trading markets close
early in observance of these holidays, the Fund will close for purchases and
redemptions at the same time. The Fund also may close for purchases and
redemptions at such other times as may be determined by the Board of Trustees to
the extent permitted by applicable law. The days on which net asset value is
determined are the Fund's business days.

         The value of investments listed on a domestic or foreign securities
exchange, including National Association of Securities Dealers Automated
Quotations ("NASDAQ"), other than options on stock indexes, is based on the last
sale prices on the exchange on which the security is principally traded (the
"primary exchange"). If there has been no sale on the primary exchange on the
valuation date, and the spread between bid and asked quotations on the primary
exchange is less than or equal to 10% of the bid price for the security, the
security shall be valued at the average of the closing bid and asked quotations
on the primary exchange. Under all other circumstances (e.g. there is no last
sale on the primary exchange, there are no bid and asked quotations on the
primary exchange, or the spread between bid and asked quotations is greater than
10% of the bid price), the value of the security shall be the last sale price on
the primary exchange up to ten days prior to the valuation date unless, in the
judgment of the portfolio manager, material events or conditions since such last
sale necessitate fair valuation of the security. The value of each security for
which readily available market quotations exist is based on a decision as to the
broadest and most representative market for such security. For purposes of
calculating net asset value all assets and liabilities initially expressed in
foreign currencies will be converted into U.S. dollars at the prevailing rate
currency average on the valuation date.

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         Options on stock indexes traded on national securities exchanges are
valued at the close of options trading on such exchanges which is currently 4:10
p.m. New York time. Stock index futures and related options, which are traded on
commodities exchanges, are valued at their last sales price as of the close of
such commodities exchanges which is currently 4:15 p.m., New York time. Options
and futures traded on foreign exchanges are valued at the last sale price
available prior to the calculation of the Fund's net asset value. Securities or
other assets for which market quotations are not readily available (including
certain restricted and illiquid securities) are valued at fair value in
accordance with procedures established by and under the general supervision and
responsibility of the Trustees. Such procedures include the use of independent
pricing services which use prices based upon yields or prices of securities of
comparable quality, coupon, maturity and type; indications as to values from
dealers; and general market conditions. Short-term investments which mature in
60 days or less are valued at amortized cost if their original maturity was 60
days or less, or by amortizing their value on the 61st day prior to maturity, if
their original maturity when acquired by the Portfolio was more than 60 days,
unless this is determined not to represent fair value by the Trustees.

PERFORMANCE DATA

      From time to time, the Fund may quote performance in terms of actual
distributions, total return or capital appreciation for the various Fund classes
in reports, sales literature and advertisements published by the Trust. Current
performance information for the different class may be obtained by calling JPMIM
at (800) 531-5411 for Select Shares and at (800) 766-7722 for Institutional
Shares.

      The classes of shares of the Fund may bear different shareholder servicing
fees and other expenses, which may cause the performance of a class to differ
from the performance of another class. Performance quotations will be computed
separately for each class of the Fund's shares. Any fees charged by an
institution directly to its customers' accounts in connection with investments
in the Funds will not be included in calculations of total return.

      Total Return Quotations. As required by regulations of the SEC, average
annual total return of each class of shares of the Fund for a period is computed
by assuming a hypothetical initial payment of $1,000. It is then assumed that
all of the dividends and distributions by the Fund over the period are
reinvested. It is then assumed that at the end of the period, the entire amount
is redeemed. The average annual total return is then calculated by determining
the annual rate required for the initial payment to grow to the amount which
would have been received upon redemption.

      Aggregate total returns, reflecting the cumulative percentage change over
a measuring period, also may be calculated.


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      Below is set forth historical return information for the class of the Fund
listed below for the periods indicated:


Institutional Shares: (May 31, 2000): Average annual total return, 1 year:
-0.99; average annual total return, 5 years: N/A; average annual total return,
commencement of operations (December 31, 1998) to period end: 0.62%; aggregate
total return, 1 year: -0.99 aggregate total return, 5 years: N/A; aggregate
total return, commencement of operations (December 31, 1998) to period end:
0.34%.


      General. Performance will vary from time to time depending upon market
conditions, the composition of the portfolio and operating expenses.
Consequently, any given performance quotation should not be considered
representative of the Fund's performance for any specified period in the future.
In addition, because performance will fluctuate, it may not provide a basis for
comparing an investment in the Fund with certain bank deposits or other
investments that pay a fixed yield or return for a stated period of time.

      Comparative performance information may be used from time to time in
advertising the Fund's shares, including appropriate market indices including
the benchmarks indicated under "Investment Advisor" above or data from Lipper
Analytical Services, Inc., Micropal, Inc., Ibbotson Associates, Morningstar
Inc., the Dow Jones Industrial Average and other industry publications.

      From time to time, the Fund may, in addition to any other permissible
information, include the following types of information in advertisements,
supplemental sales literature and reports to shareholders: (1) discussions of
general economic or financial principles (such as the effects of compounding and
the benefits of dollar-cost averaging); (2) discussions of general economic
trends; (3) presentations of statistical data to supplement such discussions;
(4) descriptions of past or anticipated portfolio holdings for the Fund; (5)
descriptions of investment strategies for the Fund; (6) descriptions or
comparisons of various savings and investment products (including, but not
limited to, qualified retirement plans and individual stocks and bonds), which
may or may not include the Fund; (7) comparisons of investment products
(including the Fund) with relevant markets or industry indices or other
appropriate benchmarks; (8) discussions of Fund rankings or ratings by
recognized rating organizations; and (9) discussions of various statistical
methods quantifying the Fund's volatility relative to its benchmark or to past
performance, including risk adjusted measures. The Fund may also include
calculations, such as hypothetical compounding examples, which describe
hypothetical investment results in such communications. Such performance
examples will be based on an express set of assumptions and are not indicative
of the performance of the Fund.

PORTFOLIO TRANSACTIONS

      The Advisor places orders for the Fund for all purchases and sales of
portfolio securities, enters into repurchase agreements and may enter into
reverse repurchase agreements and execute loans of portfolio securities on
behalf of the Fund. See "Investment Objectives and Policies."


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      In selecting a broker, the Advisor considers a number of factors
including: the price per unit of the security; the broker's reliability for
prompt, accurate confirmations and on-time delivery of securities; the broker's
financial condition; and the commissions charged. A broker may be paid a
brokerage commission in excess of that which another broker might have charged
for effecting the same transaction if, after considering the foregoing factors,
the Advisor decides that the broker chosen will provide the best execution. The
Advisor monitors the reasonableness of the brokerage commissions paid in light
of the execution received. The Trust's Trustees review regularly the
reasonableness of commissions and other transaction costs incurred by the Fund
in light of facts and circumstances deemed relevant from time to time and, in
that connection, will receive reports from Morgan and published data concerning
transaction costs incurred by institutional investors generally.

      Research services provided by brokers to which the Advisor has allocated
brokerage business in the past include economic statistics and forecasting
services, industry and company analyses, portfolio strategy services,
quantitative data and consulting services from economists and political
analysts. Research services furnished by brokers are used for the benefit of all
of the Advisor's clients and not solely or necessarily for the benefit of the
Fund. The Advisor believes that the value of research services received is not
determinable and does not significantly reduce its expenses. The Fund does not
reduce its fee to the Advisor by any amount that might be attributable to the
value of such services.

      Subject to the overriding objective of obtaining the best execution of
orders, the Advisor may allocate a portion of the Fund's brokerage transactions
to affiliates of the Advisor. In order for affiliates of the Advisor to effect
any portfolio transactions for the Fund, the commissions, fees or other
remuneration received by such affiliates must be reasonable and fair compared to
the commissions, fees, or other remuneration paid to other brokers in connection
with comparable transactions involving similar securities being purchased or
sold on a securities exchange during a comparable period of time. Furthermore,
the Trust's Trustees, including a majority of the Trustees who are not
"interested persons," have adopted procedures which are reasonably designed to
provide that any commissions, fees, or other remuneration paid to such
affiliates are consistent with the foregoing standard.

      Fixed income and debt securities are generally traded at a net price with
dealers acting as principal for their own accounts without a stated commission.
The price of the security usually includes profit to the dealers. In
underwritten offerings, securities are purchased at a fixed price which includes
an amount of compensation to the underwriter, generally referred to as the
underwriter's concession or discount. On occasion, certain securities may be
purchased directly from an issuer, in which case no commissions or discounts are
paid. The Advisor intends to seek best execution on a competitive basis for both
purchases and sales of securities.

      Portfolio securities will not be purchased from or through or sold to or
through the Advisor or FDI or any "affiliated person" (as defined in the 1940
Act) thereof when such entities are acting as principals, except to the extent
permitted by law. In addition, the Fund will not purchase securities from any
underwriting group of which the Advisor or an affiliate of the Advisor is a
member, except to the extent permitted by law.


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      Investment decisions made by the Advisor are the product of many factors
in addition to basic suitability for the Fund or other client in question. Thus,
a particular security may be bought or sold for certain clients even though it
could have been bought or sold for other clients at the same time. Likewise, a
particular security may be bought for one or more clients when one or more other
clients are selling the same security. The Fund only may sell a security to
another series of the Trust or to other accounts managed by the Advisor or its
affiliates in accordance with procedures adopted by the Trustees.

      It also sometimes happens that two or more clients simultaneously purchase
or sell the same security. On those occasions when the Advisor deems the
purchase or sale of a security to be in the best interests of the Fund, as well
as other clients including other clients, the Advisor to the extent permitted by
applicable laws and regulations, may, but is not obligated to, aggregate the
securities to be sold or purchased for the Fund with those to be sold or
purchased for other clients in order to obtain best execution, including lower
brokerage commissions if appropriate. In such event, allocation of the
securities so purchased or sold as well as any expenses incurred in the
transaction will be made by the Advisor in the manner it considers to be most
equitable and consistent with the Advisor's fiduciary obligations to the Fund.
In some instances, this procedure might adversely affect the Fund.


      The Fund paid the following approximate brokerage commissions for the
period December 31, 1998 (commencement of operations) through May 31, 1999 and
May 31, 2000: $$4,334 and $10,945.


MASSACHUSETTS TRUST

      The Trust is a "Massachusetts business trust" of which the Fund is a
series. A copy of the Declaration of Trust for the Trust is on file in the
office of the Secretary of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Under
Massachusetts law, shareholders of such a trust may, under certain
circumstances, be held personally liable as partners for the obligations of the
trust. However, the Trust's Declaration of Trust provides that the shareholders
will not be subject to any personal liability for the acts or obligations of the
Fund and that every written agreement, obligation, instrument or undertaking
made on behalf of the Fund will contain a provision to the effect that the
shareholders are not personally liable thereunder.

      The Trust's Declaration of Trust further provides that no Trustee, Member
of the Advisory Board, officer, employee or agent of the Trust is liable to the
Fund or to a shareholder, and that no Trustee, Member of the Advisory Board,
officer, employee or agent is liable to any third persons in connection with the
affairs of the Fund, except as such liability may arise from his or its own bad
faith, willful misfeasance, gross negligence or reckless disregard of his or its
duties to such third persons ("disabling conduct"). It also provides that all
third persons must look solely to Fund property for satisfaction of claims
arising in connection with the affairs of the Fund. The Trust's Declaration of
Trust provides that a Trustee, Member of the Advisory Board, officer, employee
or agent is entitled to be indemnified against all liability in connection with
the affairs of the Fund, except liabilities arising from disabling conduct.


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DESCRIPTION OF SHARES

      The Fund represents a separate series of shares of beneficial interest of
the Trust. Fund shares are further divided into separate classes. See
"Massachusetts Trust."

      The Declaration of Trust permits the Trustees to issue an unlimited number
of full and fractional shares ($0.001 par value) of one or more series and
classes within any series and to divide or combine the shares of any series
without changing the proportionate beneficial interest of each shareholder in
the Fund. To date, the Fund is authorized to issue Institutional Shares and
Select Shares, but only Institutional Shares are currently offered.

      Each share represents an equal proportional interest in the Fund with each
other share of the same class. Upon liquidation of the Fund, holders are
entitled to share pro rata in the net assets of the Fund available for
distribution to such shareholders. Shares of the Fund have no preemptive or
conversion rights.

      The shareholders of the Trust are entitled to one full or fractional vote
for each dollar or fraction of a dollar invested in shares. Subject to the 1940
Act, the Trustees have the power to alter the number and the terms of office of
the Trustees, to lengthen their own terms, or to make their terms of unlimited
duration, subject to certain removal procedures, and to appoint their own
successors. However, immediately after such appointment, the requisite majority
of the Trustees must have been elected by the shareholders of the Trust. The
voting rights of shareholders are not cumulative. The Trust does not intend to
hold annual meetings of shareholders. The Trustees may call meetings of
shareholders for action by shareholder vote if required by either the 1940 Act
or the Trust's Declaration of Trust.

      Shareholders of the Trust have the right, upon the declaration in writing
or vote of shareholders whose shares represent two-thirds of the net asset value
of the Trust, to remove a Trustee. The Trustees will call a meeting of
shareholders to vote on removal of a Trustee upon the written request of the
shareholders whose shares represent 10% of the net asset value of the Trust. The
Trustees also are required, under certain circumstances, to assist shareholders
in communicating with other shareholders.

      For information relating to mandatory redemption of Fund shares or their
redemption at the option of the Trust under certain circumstances, see
"Redemption of Shares".


      As of August 31, 2000, the following owned of record more than 5% of the
outstanding shares of the Fund: Institutional Shares: Morgan Guaranty Trust Co.
of NY as agent for the Hogan Family (23.77%) and JPMIM seed account (47.98%) and
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Inc. Retirement Income Trust
(28.23%).



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      The address of each owner listed above is c/o JPMIM, 522 Fifth Avenue, New
York, NY 10036. As of the date of this Statement of Additional Information,
Trustees, Members of the Advisory Board and the officers as a group owned less
than 1% of the shares of the Fund.

TAXES

      The following discussion of tax consequences is based on U.S. federal tax
laws in effect on the date of the Statement of Additional Information. These
laws and regulations are subject to change by legislative or administrative
action, possibly on a retroactive basis.

      The Fund intends to qualify and remain qualified as a regulated investment
company under Subchapter M of the Code. As a regulated investment company, the
Fund must, among other things, (a) derive at least 90% of its gross income from
dividends, interest, payments with respect to loans of stock and securities,
gains from the sale or other disposition of stock or securities and other income
(including but not limited to gains from options and futures contracts) derived
with respect to its business of investing in such stock or securities; and (b)
diversify its holdings so that, at the end of each fiscal quarter, (i) at least
50% of the value of the Fund's total assets is represented by cash, U.S.
Government securities, investments in other regulated investment companies and
other securities limited, in respect of any one issuer, to an amount not greater
than 5% of the Fund's total assets, and 10% of the outstanding voting securities
of such issuer, and (ii) not more than 25% of the value of its total assets is
invested in the securities of any one issuer (other than U.S. Government
securities or the securities of other regulated investment companies).

      As a regulated investment company, the Fund (as opposed to its
shareholders) will not be subject to federal income taxes on the net investment
income and capital gains that it distributes to its shareholders, provided that
at least 90% of its net investment income and realized net short-term capital
gains in excess of net long-term capital losses for the taxable year is
distributed in accordance with the Code's requirements.

      Under the Code, the Fund will be subject to a 4% excise tax on a portion
of its undistributed taxable income and capital gains if it fails to meet
certain distribution requirements by the end of the calendar year. The Fund
intends to make distributions in a timely manner and accordingly does not expect
to be subject to the excise tax.

      For federal income tax purposes, dividends that are declared by the Fund
in October, November or December as of a record date in such month and actually
paid in January of the following year will be treated as if they were paid on
December 31 of the year declared. Therefore, such dividends will generally be
taxable to a shareholder in the year declared rather than the year paid.

      Distributions of net investment income, certain foreign currency gain, and
realized net short-term capital gain in excess of net long-term capital loss are
generally taxable to shareholders of the Fund as ordinary income whether such
distributions are taken in cash or reinvested in additional shares. The Fund
expects that a portion of these distributions to


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corporate shareholders will be eligible for the dividends-received deduction,
subject to applicable limitations under the Code. If dividend payments exceed
income earned by the Fund, the over distribution would be considered a return of
capital rather than a dividend payment. The Fund intends to pay dividends in
such a manner so as to minimize the possibility of a return of capital.
Distributions of net long-term capital gain (i.e., net long-term capital gain in
excess of net short-term capital loss) are taxable to shareholders of the Fund
as long-term capital gain, regardless of whether such distributions are taken in
cash or reinvested in additional shares and regardless of how long a shareholder
has held shares in the Fund. In general, long-term capital gain of an individual
shareholder will be subject to a 20% rate of tax. Investors should consult their
tax advisors concerning the treatment of capital gains and losses.

      Gains or losses on sales of portfolio securities will be treated as
long-term capital gains or losses if the securities have been held for more than
one year except in certain cases where a put option is acquired or a call option
is written thereon or the straddle rules described below are otherwise
applicable. Other gains or losses on the sale of securities will be short-term
capital gains or losses. Gains and losses on the sale, lapse or other
termination of options on securities will be treated as gains and losses from
the sale of securities. Except as described below, if an option written by the
Fund lapses or is terminated through a closing transaction, such as a repurchase
by the Fund of the option from its holder, the Fund will realize a short-term
capital gain or loss, depending on whether the premium income is greater or less
than the amount paid by the Fund in the closing transaction. If securities are
purchased by the Fund pursuant to the exercise of a put option written by it,
the Fund will subtract the premium received from its cost basis in the
securities purchased.

      Any distribution of net investment income or capital gains will have the
effect of reducing the net asset value of Fund shares held by a shareholder by
the same amount as the distribution. If the net asset value of the shares is
reduced below a shareholder's cost as a result of such a distribution, the
distribution, although constituting a return of capital to the shareholder, will
be taxable as described above. Investors should consider the consequences at
purchasing shares in the Fund shortly before the Fund declares a sizable
individual distribution.

      Any gain or loss realized on the redemption or exchange of Fund shares by
a shareholder who is not a dealer in securities will be treated as long-term
capital gain or loss if the shares have been held for more than one year, and
otherwise as short-term capital gain or loss. Long-term capital gain of an
individual holder is subject to maximum tax rate of 20%. However, any loss
realized by a shareholder upon the redemption or exchange of shares in the Fund
held for six months or less will be treated as a long-term capital loss to the
extent of any long-term capital gain distributions received by the shareholder
with respect to such shares. In addition, no loss will be allowed on the
redemption or exchange of shares of the Fund, if within a period beginning 30
days before the date of such redemption or exchange and ending 30 days after
such date, the shareholder acquires (such as through dividend reinvestment)
securities that are substantially identical to shares of the Fund. Investors are
urged to consult their tax advisors concerning the limitations on the
deductibility of capital losses.


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      Under the Code, gains or losses attributable to disposition of foreign
currency or to certain foreign currency contracts, or to fluctuations in
exchange rates between the time the Fund accrues income or receivables or
expenses or other liabilities denominated in a foreign currency and the time the
Fund actually collects such income or pays such liabilities, are generally
treated as ordinary income or ordinary loss. Similarly, gains or losses on the
disposition of debt securities held by the Fund, if any, denominated in foreign
currency, to the extent attributable to fluctuations in exchange rates between
the acquisition and disposition dates are also treated as ordinary income or
loss.

       Forward currency contracts, options and futures contracts entered into by
the Fund may create "straddles" for U.S. federal income tax purposes and this
may affect the character and timing of gains or losses realized by the Fund on
forward currency contracts, options and futures contracts or on the underlying
securities.

       Certain options, futures and foreign currency contracts held by the Fund
at the end of each taxable year will be required to be "marked to market" for
federal income tax purposes -- i.e., treated as having been sold at market
value. For options and futures contracts, 60% of any gain or loss recognized on
these deemed sales and on actual dispositions will be treated as long-term
capital gain or loss, and the remainder will be treated as short-term capital
gain or loss regardless of how long the Fund has held such options or futures.
However, gain or loss recognized on certain foreign currency contracts will be
treated as ordinary income or loss.

      The Fund may invest in Equity Securities of foreign issuers. If the Fund
purchases shares in certain foreign corporations (referred to as passive foreign
investment companies ("PFICs") under the Code), the Fund may be subject to
federal income tax on a portion of an "excess distribution" from such foreign
corporation, including any gain from the disposition of such shares, even though
a portion of such income may have to be distributed as a taxable dividend by the
Fund to its shareholders. In addition, certain interest charges may be imposed
on the Fund as a result of such distributions. Alternatively, the Fund may in
some cases be permitted to include each year in its income and distribute to
shareholders a pro rata portion of the foreign investment fund's income, whether
or not distributed to the Fund.

      The Fund will be permitted to "mark to market" any marketable stock held
by it in a PFIC. If the Fund made such an election, it would include in income
each year an amount equal to its share of the excess, if any, of the fair market
value of the PFIC stock as of the close of the taxable year over the adjusted
basis of such stock. The Fund would be allowed a deduction for its share of the
excess, if any, of the adjusted basis of the PFIC stock over its fair market
value as of the close of the taxable year, but only to the extent of any net
mark-to-market gains with respect to the stock included by the Fund for prior
taxable years.

      If a correct and certified taxpayer identification number is not on file,
the Fund is required, subject to certain exemptions, to withhold 31% of certain
payments made or distributions declared to non-corporate shareholders.


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      Foreign Shareholders. Dividends of net investment income and distributions
of realized net short-term gain in excess of net long-term loss to a shareholder
who, as to the United States, is a nonresident alien individual, fiduciary of a
foreign trust or estate, foreign corporation or foreign partnership (a "foreign
shareholder") will be subject to U.S. withholding tax at the rate of 30% (or
lower treaty rate) unless the dividends are effectively connected with a U.S.
trade or business of the shareholder, in which case the dividends will be
subject to tax on a net income basis at the graduated rates applicable to U.S.
individuals or domestic corporations. Distributions treated as long term capital
gains to foreign shareholders will not be subject to U.S. tax unless the
distributions are effectively connected with the shareholder's trade or business
in the United States or, in the case of a shareholder who is a nonresident alien
individual, the shareholder was present in the United States for more than 182
days during the taxable year and certain other conditions are met.

      In the case of a foreign shareholder who is a nonresident alien individual
or foreign entity, the Fund may be required to withhold U.S. federal income tax
as "backup withholding" at the rate of 31% from distributions treated as
long-term capital gains from the proceeds of redemptions, exchanges or other
dispositions of Fund shares unless IRS Form W-8BEN (or any successor form) is
provided. Transfers by gift of shares of the Fund by a foreign shareholder who
is a nonresident alien individual will not be subject to U.S. federal gift tax,
but the value of shares of the Fund held by such a shareholder at his or her
death will be includible in his or her gross estate for U.S. federal estate tax
purposes.

      Foreign Taxes. It is expected that the Fund may be subject to foreign
withholding taxes or other foreign taxes with respect to income (possibly
including, in some cases, capital gains) received from sources within foreign
countries.

      State and Local Taxes. The Fund may be subject to state or local taxes in
jurisdictions in which the Fund is deemed to be doing business. In addition, the
treatment of the Fund and its shareholders in those states that have income tax
laws might differ from treatment under the federal income tax laws. Shareholders
should consult their own tax advisors with respect to any state or local taxes.

      Other Taxation. The Trust is organized as a Massachusetts business trust
and, under current law, neither the Trust nor the Fund is liable for any income
or franchise tax in The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, provided that the Fund
continues to qualify as a regulated investment company under Subchapter M of the
Code.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

      Telephone calls to the Fund, J.P. Morgan or State Street may be tape
recorded. With respect to the securities offered hereby, this Statement of
Additional Information and the Prospectus do not contain all the information
included in the Trust's registration statement filed with the SEC. Pursuant to
the rules and regulations of the SEC, certain portions have been omitted. The
registration statement, including the exhibits filed therewith, may be examined
at the office of the SEC in Washington, D.C.


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      Statements contained in this Statement of Additional Information and the
Prospectus concerning the contents of any contract or other document are not
necessarily complete, and, in each instance, reference is made to the copy of
such contract or other document filed as an exhibit to the applicable
Registration Statements. Each such statement is qualified in all respects by
such reference.

      No dealer, salesman or any other person has been authorized to give any
information or to make any representations, other than those contained in the
Prospectus and this Statement of Additional Information, in connection with the
offer contained therein and, if given or made, such other information or
representations must not be relied upon as having been authorized by any of the
Trust, the Funds or FDI. The Prospectus and this Statement of Additional
Information do not constitute an offer by the Fund or by FDI to sell or solicit
any offer to buy any of the securities offered hereby in any jurisdiction to any
person to whom it is unlawful for the Fund or FDI to make such offer in such
jurisdictions.

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

      The following financial statements of each Fund and the report thereon of
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP are incorporated herein by reference from their
respective annual report filings made with the SEC pursuant to Section 30(b) of
the 1940 Act and Rule 30b2-1 thereunder. Additionally, the financial statements
of each Fund are incorporated herein by reference from their respective
semi-annual report filings made with the SEC pursuant to Section 30(b) of the
1940 Act and Rule 30b2-1 thereunder. Any of the following financial reports are
available without charge upon request by calling J.P. Morgan Fund Services at
(800) 766-7722 for Institutional Shares and (800) 521-5411 Select Shares.

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                                              Date of Annual Report; Date Annual
Name of Fund                                  Report Filed; and Accession Number
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J.P. Morgan Institution Market Neutral Fund   05/31/00; 07/26/00
                                              0000912057-00-033199
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APPENDIX A

Description of Securities Ratings

STANDARD & POOR'S

Corporate and Municipal Bonds

AAA-     Debt rated AAA has the highest ratings assigned by Standard & Poor's
         to a debt obligation. Capacity to pay interest and repay principal is
         extremely strong.

AA-      Debt rated AA has a very strong capacity to pay interest and repay
         principal and differs from the highest rated issues only in a small
         degree.

A-       Debt rated A has a strong capacity to pay interest and repay
         principal although it is somewhat more susceptible to the adverse
         effects of changes in circumstances and economic conditions than debt
         in higher rated categories.

BBB-     Debt rated BBB is regarded as having an adequate capacity to pay
         interest and repay principal. Whereas it normally exhibits adequate
         protection parameters, adverse economic conditions or changing
         circumstances are more likely to lead to a weakened capacity to pay
         interest and repay principal for debt in this category than for debt in
         higher rated categories.

BB-B-    Debt rated BB and B is regarded, on balance, as predominantly
         speculative with respect to the issuer's capacity to pay interest and
         repay principal in accordance with the terms of the obligation. BB
         indicates the lowest degree of speculation. While such debt will likely
         have some quality and protective characteristics, these are outweighed
         by large uncertainties or major risk exposures to adverse conditions.

Commercial Paper, including Tax Exempt

A-       Issues assigned this highest rating are regarded as having the
         greatest capacity for timely payment. Issues in this category are
         further refined with the designations 1, 2, and 3 to indicate the
         relative degree of safety.

A-1-     This designation indicates that the degree of safety regarding timely
         payment is very strong.

Short-Term Tax-Exempt Notes

SP-1-    The short-term tax-exempt note rating of SP-1 is the highest rating
         assigned by Standard & Poor's and has a very strong or strong capacity
         to pay principal and interest. Those issues determined to possess
         overwhelming safety characteristics are given a "plus" (+) designation.


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SP-2-    The short-term tax-exempt note rating of SP-2 has a satisfactory
         capacity to pay principal and interest.

MOODY'S

Corporate and Municipal Bonds

Aaa-     Bonds which are rated Aaa are judged to be of the best quality. They
         carry the smallest degree of investment risk and are generally referred
         to as "gilt edge." Interest payments are protected by a large or by an
         exceptionally stable margin and principal is secure. While the various
         protective elements are likely to change, such changes as can be
         visualized are most unlikely to impair the fundamentally strong
         position of such issues.

Aa-      Bonds which are rated Aa are judged to be of high quality by all
         standards. Together with the Aaa group they comprise what are generally
         known as high grade bonds. They are rated lower than the best bonds
         because margins of protection may not be as large as in Aaa securities
         or fluctuation of protective elements may be of greater amplitude or
         there may be other elements present which make the long term risks
         appear somewhat larger than in Aa securities.

A-       Bonds which are rated A possess many favorable investment attributes
         and are to be considered as upper medium grade obligations. Factors
         giving security to principal and interest are considered adequate but
         elements may be present which suggest a susceptibility to impairment
         sometime in the future.

Baa-     Bonds which are rated Baa are considered as medium grade obligations,
         i.e., they are neither highly protected nor poorly secured. Interest
         payments and principal security appear adequate for the present but
         certain protective elements may be lacking or may be characteristically
         unreliable over any great length of time. Such bonds lack outstanding
         investment characteristics and in fact have speculative characteristics
         as well.

Ba-      Bonds which are rated Ba are judged to have speculative elements;
         their future cannot be considered as well-assured. Often the protection
         of interest and principal payments may be very moderate, and thereby
         not well safeguarded during both good and bad times over the future.
         Uncertainty of position characterizes bonds in this class.

B-       Bonds which are rated B generally lack characteristics of a desirable
         investment. Assurance of interest and principal payments or of
         maintenance of other terms of the contract over any long period of time
         may be small.

Commercial Paper, including Tax Exempt


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      Prime-1 Issuers rated Prime-1 (or related supporting institutions) have a
superior capacity for repayment of short-term promissory obligations. Prime-1
repayment capacity will normally be evidenced by the following characteristics:

   -     Leading market positions in well established industries.
   -     High rates of return on funds employed.
   -     Conservative capitalization structures with moderate reliance on debt
         and ample asset protection.
   -     Broad margins in earnings coverage of fixed financial charges and high
         internal cash generation.
   -     Well established access to a range of financial markets and assured
         sources of alternate liquidity.

Short-Term Tax Exempt Notes

MIG-1    The short-term tax-exempt note rating MIG-1 is the highest rating
         assigned by Moody's for notes judged to be the best quality. Notes with
         this rating enjoy strong protection from established cash flows of
         funds for their servicing or from established and broad-based access to
         the market for refinancing, or both.

MIG-2-   MIG-2 rated notes are of high quality but with margins of protection
         not as large as MIG-1.


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                            J.P. MORGAN SERIES TRUST

                  J.P. MORGAN TAX AWARE DISCIPLINED EQUITY FUND
                     J.P. MORGAN TAX AWARE U.S. EQUITY FUND

                       STATEMENT OF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


                                 OCTOBER 1, 2000



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THIS STATEMENT OF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS NOT A PROSPECTUS BUT CONTAINS
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WHICH SHOULD BE READ IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PROSPECTUS
DATED OCTOBER 1, 2000 FOR EACH OF THE FUNDS LISTED ABOVE, AS SUPPLEMENTED FROM
TIME TO TIME. ADDITIONALLY, THIS STATEMENT OF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
INCORPORATES BY REFERENCE THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS INCLUDED IN THE SHAREHOLDER
REPORTS RELATING TO EACH OF THE FUNDS LISTED ABOVE DATED OCTOBER 1, 2000. THE
PROSPECTUSES AND THESE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, INCLUDING THE INDEPENDENT
ACCOUNTANTS' REPORT IN THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, ARE AVAILABLE, WITHOUT
CHARGE, UPON REQUEST FROM FUNDS DISTRIBUTOR, INC., 60 STATE STREET, SUITE 1300,
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 02109, ATTENTION: J.P. MORGAN SERIES TRUST (800) 221-7930.



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      Table of Contents


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GENERAL----------------------------------------------------------------------1
INVESTMENT OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES-------------------------------------------1
INVESTMENT RESTRICTIONS-----------------------------------------------------16
TRUSTEES AND MEMBERS OF THE ADVISORY BOARD----------------------------------18
OFFICERS--------------------------------------------------------------------22
CODES OF ETHICS-------------------------------------------------------------23
INVESTMENT ADVISOR----------------------------------------------------------24
DISTRIBUTOR-----------------------------------------------------------------26
CO-ADMINISTRATOR------------------------------------------------------------27
SERVICES AGENT--------------------------------------------------------------27
CUSTODIAN AND TRANSFER AGENT------------------------------------------------28
SHAREHOLDER SERVICING-------------------------------------------------------28
FINANCIAL PROFESSIONALS-----------------------------------------------------30
INDEPENDENT ACCOUNTANTS-----------------------------------------------------30
EXPENSES--------------------------------------------------------------------30
PURCHASE OF SHARES----------------------------------------------------------31
REDEMPTION OF SHARES--------------------------------------------------------32
EXCHANGE OF SHARES----------------------------------------------------------33
DIVIDENDS AND DISTRIBUTIONS-------------------------------------------------34
NET ASSET VALUE-------------------------------------------------------------34
PERFORMANCE DATA------------------------------------------------------------35
PORTFOLIO TRANSACTIONS------------------------------------------------------37
MASSACHUSETTS TRUST---------------------------------------------------------39
DESCRIPTION OF SHARES-------------------------------------------------------39
TAXES-----------------------------------------------------------------------41
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION------------------------------------------------------44
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS--------------------------------------------------------45
APPENDIX A - DESCRIPTION OF SECURITIES RATINGS-----------------------------A-1



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GENERAL

      Each of J.P. Morgan Tax Aware Disciplined Equity Fund (the "Disciplined
Equity Fund") and J.P. Morgan Tax Aware U.S. Equity Fund (the " U.S. Equity
Fund", and together with the Disciplined Equity Fund, the "Funds") is a series
of J.P. Morgan Series Trust, an open-end management investment company organized
as a Massachusetts business trust (the "Trust"). The Trustees of the Trust have
authorized the issuance and sale of shares of one class of the Disciplined
Equity Fund (Institutional Shares) and one class of the U.S. Equity Fund (Select
Shares).

      This Statement of Additional Information provides additional information
with respect to the Funds and should be read in conjunction with the applicable
current prospectus (the "Prospectus"). Capitalized terms not otherwise defined
herein have the meanings assigned to them in the Prospectus. The Trust's
executive offices are located at 60 State Street, Suite 1300, Boston,
Massachusetts 02109.

      The Funds are advised by J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc. ("JPMIM"
or the "Advisor").

      Shares of the Funds are not deposits or obligations of, or guaranteed or
endorsed by any bank. Shares of the Funds are not federally insured by the
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve Board, or any other
governmental agency. An investment in the Funds is subject to risk that may
cause the value of the investment to fluctuate, and at the time it is redeemed,
be higher or lower than the amount originally invested.

INVESTMENT OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES

      The following discussion supplements the information in the Prospectus
regarding the investment objective and policies of each Fund.

      Tax Aware Disciplined Equity Fund is designed for investors seeking
enhanced total return relative to that of large and medium sized companies,
typically represented by the S&P 500 Index. The Disciplined Equity Fund's
investment objective is to provide a consistently high after tax total return
from a broadly diversified portfolio of equity securities with risk
characteristics similar to the S&P 500 Index. This investment objective can be
changed without shareholder approval.

      The Disciplined Equity Fund invests primarily in large- and
medium-capitalization U.S. companies. Under normal circumstances, the
Disciplined Equity Fund expects to be fully invested.

Investment Process for the Tax Aware Disciplined Equity Fund


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      Research: The Advisor's more than 20 domestic equity analysts, each an
industry specialist with an average of over 10 years of experience, follow
approximately 600 medium and large capitalization U.S. companies. Their research
goal is to forecast intermediate-term earnings and prospective dividend growth
rates for the companies that they cover.

      Valuation: The analysts' forecasts are converted into comparable expected
returns using a proprietary dividend discount model, which calculates the
intermediate-term earnings by comparing a company's current stock price with its
forecasted dividends and earnings. Within each sector, companies are ranked
according to their relative value and grouped into quintiles: those with the
highest expected returns (Quintile 1) are deemed the most undervalued relative
to their long-term earnings power, while those with the lowest expected returns
(Quintile 5) are deemed the most overvalued.

      Stock Selection: A broadly diversified portfolio is constructed using
disciplined buy and sell rules. Purchases are allocated among stocks in the
first three quintiles. Once a stock falls into the fourth and fifth quintiles
either because its price has risen or its fundamentals have deteriorated -- it
generally becomes a candidate for sale. The Disciplined Equity Fund's sector
weightings are matched to those of the S&P 500 Index, the Fund's benchmark. The
Advisor also controls the Disciplined Equity Fund's exposure to style and theme
bets and maintains near-market security weightings in individual security
holdings. This process results in an investment portfolio containing
approximately 300 stocks.

      Tax Aware U.S. Equity Fund is designed for investors who want an actively
managed portfolio of selected equity securities that seeks to outperform the S&P
500 Index. The U.S. Equity Fund's investment objective is to provide high after
tax total return from a portfolio of selected equity securities. This investment
objective can be changed without shareholder approval.

      Under normal circumstances, the U.S. Equity Fund expects to be fully
invested in equity securities consisting of U.S. and foreign common stocks and
other securities with equity characteristics which are comprised of preferred
stock, warrants, rights, convertible securities, trust certifications, limited
partnership interests and investment company securities (collectively, "Equity
Securities"). The U.S. Equity Fund's primary equity investments are the common
stock of large- and medium-capitalization U.S. corporations and, to a limited
extent, similar securities of foreign corporations.

Investment Process for the Tax Aware U.S. Equity Fund

      Research: The Advisor's more than 20 domestic equity analysts, each an
industry specialist with an average of over 10 years of experience, follow
approximately 700 predominantly large- and medium-sized U.S. companies --
approximately 500 of which form the universe for the U.S. Equity Fund's
investments. Their research goal is to forecast normalized, longer-term earnings
and dividends for the companies that they cover. In doing this, they may


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work in concert with the Advisor's international equity analysts in order to
gain a broader perspective for evaluating industries and companies in today's
global economy.

      Valuation: The analysts' forecasts are converted into comparable expected
returns using a proprietary dividend discount model, which calculates the
long-term earnings by comparing a company's current stock price with its
forecasted dividends and earnings. Within each sector, companies are ranked
according to their relative value and grouped into quintiles: those with the
highest expected returns (Quintile 1) are deemed the most undervalued relative
to their long-term earnings power, while those with the lowest expected returns
(Quintile 5) are deemed the most overvalued.

      Stock Selection: A diversified portfolio is constructed using disciplined
buy and sell rules. Purchases are concentrated among first-quintile stocks; the
specific names selected reflect the portfolio manager's judgment concerning the
soundness of the underlying forecasts, the likelihood that the perceived
misvaluation will be corrected within a reasonable time frame, and the magnitude
of the risks versus the rewards. Once a stock falls into the third quintile --
because its price has risen or its fundamentals have deteriorated -- it
generally becomes a candidate for sale. The portfolio manager seeks to hold
sector weightings close to those of the S&P 500 Index, the U.S. Equity Fund's
benchmark.

Tax Management Techniques

      The Funds use the Advisor's proprietary tax sensitive optimization model
which is designed to reduce, but not eliminate, the impact of capital gains
taxes on shareholders' after tax total returns. Each Fund will try to minimize
the realization of net short-term and long-term capital gains by matching
securities sold at a gain with those sold at a loss to the extent practicable.
In addition, when selling a portfolio security, each Fund will generally select
the highest cost basis shares of the security to reduce the amount of realized
capital gains. Because the gain on securities that have been held for more than
one year is subject to a lower federal income tax rate, these securities will
generally be sold before securities held less than one year. The use of these
tax management techniques will not necessarily reduce a Fund's portfolio
turnover rate or prevent the Funds from selling securities to the extent
warranted by shareholder transactions, actual or anticipated economic, market or
issuer-specific developments or other investment considerations. However, the
annual portfolio turnover rate of each Fund is generally not expected to exceed
100%.

      The various types of securities in which the Funds may invest are
described below.

Equity Investments

      The Funds invest primarily in Equity Securities consisting of
exchange-traded, OTC and unlisted common and preferred stocks. A discussion of
the various types of equity investments which may be purchased by the Funds
appears below. See also "Quality and Diversification Requirements."


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      Equity Securities. The Equity Securities in which the Funds may invest may
or may not pay dividends and may or may not carry voting rights. Common stock
occupies the most junior position in a company's capital structure.

      The convertible securities in which the Funds may invest include any debt
securities or preferred stock which may be converted into common stock or which
carry the right to purchase common stock. Convertible securities entitle the
holder to exchange the securities for a specified number of shares of common
stock, usually of the same company, at specified prices within a certain period
of time.

      The terms of any convertible security determine its ranking in a company's
capital structure. In the case of subordinated convertible debentures, the
holders' claims on assets and earnings are subordinated to the claims of other
creditors and are senior to the claims of preferred and common shareholders. In
the case of convertible preferred stock, the holders' claims on assets and
earnings are subordinated to the claims of all creditors and are senior to the
claims of common shareholders.

Common Stock Warrants

      The Funds may invest in common stock warrants that entitle the holder to
buy common stock from the issuer at a specific price (the strike price) for a
specific period of time. The market price of warrants may be substantially lower
than the current market price of the underlying common stock, yet warrants are
subject to similar price fluctuations. As a result, warrants may be more
volatile investments than the underlying common stock.

      Warrants generally do not entitle the holder to dividends or voting rights
with respect to the underlying common stock and do not represent any rights in
the assets of the issuer company. A warrant will expire worthless if it is not
exercised prior to the expiration date.

Foreign Investments

      Each of the Funds may invest up to 20% of their respective total assets,
at the time of purchase, in securities of foreign issuers. This 20% limit is
designed to accommodate the increased globalization of companies as well as the
re-domiciling of companies for tax treatment purposes. It is not currently
expected to be used to increase direct non-U.S. exposure.

      Investors should realize that the value of the Funds' investments in
foreign securities may be adversely affected by changes in political or social
conditions, diplomatic relations, confiscatory taxation, expropriation,
nationalization, limitation on the removal of funds or assets, or imposition of
(or change in) exchange control or tax regulations in those foreign countries.
In addition, changes in government administrations or economic or monetary
policies in the United


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States or abroad could result in appreciation or depreciation of portfolio
securities and could favorably or unfavorably affect the Funds' operations.
Furthermore, the economies of individual foreign nations may differ from the
U.S. economy, whether favorably or unfavorably, in areas such as growth of gross
national product, rate of inflation, capital reinvestment, resource
self-sufficiency and balance of payments position; it may also be more difficult
to obtain and enforce a judgment against a foreign issuer. Any foreign
investments made by the Funds must be made in compliance with U.S. and foreign
currency restrictions and tax laws restricting the amounts and types of foreign
investments.

      Foreign investments may be made directly in securities of foreign issuers
or in the form of American Depository Receipts ("ADRs"), European Depository
Receipts ("EDRs") and Global Depository Receipts ("GDRs") or other similar
securities of foreign issuers. ADRs are securities, typically issued by a U.S.
financial institution (a "depository"), that evidence ownership interests in a
security or a pool of securities issued by a foreign issuer and deposited with
the depository. ADRs include American Depository Shares and New York Shares.
EDRs are receipts issued by a European financial institution. GDRs, which are
sometimes referred to as Continental Depository Receipts ("CDRs"), are
securities, typically issued by a non-U.S. financial institution, that evidence
ownership interests in a security or a pool of securities issued by either a
U.S. or foreign issuer. ADRs, EDRs, GDRs and CDRs may be available for
investment through "sponsored" or "unsponsored" facilities. A sponsored facility
is established jointly by the issuer of the security underlying the receipt and
a depository, whereas an unsponsored facility may be established by a depository
without participation by the issuer of the receipt's underlying security.

      Holders of an unsponsored depository receipt generally bear all costs of
the unsponsored facility. The depository of an unsponsored facility frequently
is under no obligation to distribute shareholder communications received from
the issuer of the deposited security or to pass through to the holders of the
receipts voting rights with respect to the deposited securities.

      Since investments in foreign securities may involve foreign currencies,
the value of a Fund's assets as measured in U.S. dollars may be affected
favorably or unfavorably by changes in currency rates and in exchange control
regulations, including currency blockage.

Additional Investments

      When-Issued and Delayed Delivery Securities. Each of the Funds may
purchase securities on a when-issued or delayed delivery basis. For example,
delivery of and payment for these securities can take place a month or more
after the date of the purchase commitment. The purchase price and the interest
rate payable, if any, on the securities are fixed on the purchase commitment
date or at the time the settlement date is fixed. The value of such securities
is subject to market fluctuation and no interest accrues to a Fund until
settlement takes place. At the time a Fund makes the commitment to purchase
securities on a when-issued or delayed delivery basis, it will record the
transaction and reflect the value each day of such securities in determining its
net asset value. At the time of settlement a when-issued security may be valued
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less than the purchase price. To facilitate such acquisitions, each Fund will
maintain with the custodian a segregated account with liquid assets, consisting
of cash or other liquid assets, in an amount at least equal to such commitments.
If a Fund chooses to dispose of the right to acquire a when-issued security
prior to its acquisition, it could, as with the disposition of any other fund
obligation, incur a gain or loss due to market fluctuation. Also, a Fund may be
disadvantaged if the other party to the transaction defaults.

      Investment Company Securities. Securities of other investment companies
may be acquired by each of the Funds to the extent permitted under the 1940 Act
or any order pursuant thereto. These limits currently require that, as
determined immediately after a purchase is made, (i) not more than 5% of the
value of a Fund's total assets will be invested in the securities of any one
investment company, (ii) not more than 10% of the value of its total assets will
be invested in the aggregate in securities of investment companies as a group,
and (iii) not more than 3% of the outstanding voting stock of any one investment
company will be owned by the a Fund, provided however, that a Fund may invest
all of its investable assets in an open-end investment company that has the same
investment objective as the Fund. As a shareholder of another investment
company, a Fund or Portfolio would bear, along with other shareholders, its pro
rata portion of the other investment company's expenses, including advisory
fees. These expenses would be in addition to the advisory and other expenses
that a Fund bears directly in connection with its own operations. Each Fund has
applied for exemptive relief from the SEC to permit the Fund to invest in
affiliated investment companies. If the requested relief is granted, the Fund
would then be permitted to invest in affiliated funds, subject to certain
conditions specified in the applicable order.

      The Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") has granted the Funds an
exemptive order permitting it to invest its uninvested cash in any of the
following affiliated money market funds: J.P. Morgan Institutional Prime Money
Market Fund, J.P. Morgan Institutional Tax Exempt Money Market Fund, J.P. Morgan
Institutional Federal Money Market Fund and J.P. Morgan Institutional Treasury
Money Market Fund. The order sets the following conditions: (1) the Fund may
invest in one or more of the permitted money market funds up to an aggregate
limit of 25% of its assets; and (2) the Advisor will waive and/or reimburse its
advisory fee from the Fund in an amount sufficient to offset any doubling up of
investment advisory and shareholder servicing fees.

      Reverse Repurchase Agreements. Each of the Funds may enter into reverse
repurchase agreements. In a reverse repurchase agreement, a Fund sells a
security and agrees to repurchase the same security at a mutually agreed upon
date and price reflecting the interest rate effective for the term of the
agreement. For purposes of the 1940 Act a reverse repurchase agreement is also
considered as the borrowing of money by the Fund and, therefore, a form of
leverage. Leverage may cause any gains or losses for a Fund to be magnified. The
Funds will invest the proceeds of borrowings under reverse repurchase
agreements. In addition, except for liquidity purposes, a Fund will enter into a
reverse repurchase agreement only when the expected return from the investment
of the proceeds is greater than the expense of the transaction. A Fund will not
invest the proceeds of a reverse repurchase agreement for a period which exceeds
the


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duration of the reverse repurchase agreement. Each Fund will establish and
maintain with the custodian a separate account with a segregated portfolio of
securities in an amount at least equal to its purchase obligations under its
reverse repurchase agreements. See "Investment Restrictions" for each Fund's
limitations on reverse repurchase agreements and bank borrowings.

      Loans of Portfolio Securities. Each Fund is permitted to lend its
securities in an amount up to 33 1/3% of the value of such Fund's net assets.
Each of the Funds may lend its securities if such loans are secured continuously
by cash or equivalent collateral or by a letter of credit in favor of the Fund
at least equal at all times to 100% of the market value of the securities
loaned, plus accrued interest. While such securities are on loan, the borrower
will pay the Fund any income accruing thereon. Loans will be subject to
termination by the Funds in the normal settlement time, generally three business
days after notice, or by the borrower on one day's notice. Borrowed securities
must be returned when the loan is terminated. Any gain or loss in the market
price of the borrowed securities which occurs during the term of the loan inures
to a Fund and its respective shareholders. The Funds may pay reasonable finders'
and custodial fees in connection with a loan. In addition, a Fund will consider
all facts and circumstances before entering into such an agreement including the
creditworthiness of the borrowing financial institution, and no Fund will make
any loans in excess of one year. The Funds will not lend their securities to any
officer, Trustee, Member of the Advisory Board, Director, employee or other
affiliate of the Funds, the Advisor or the Funds' distributor, unless otherwise
permitted by applicable law.

      Illiquid Investments; Privately Placed and Other Unregistered Securities.
No Fund may acquire any illiquid securities if, as a result thereof, more than
15% of its net assets would be in illiquid investments. Subject to this
non-fundamental policy limitation, each Fund may acquire investments that are
illiquid or have limited liquidity, such as private placements or investments
that are not registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "1933
Act"), and cannot be offered for public sale in the United States without first
being registered under the 1933 Act. An illiquid investment is any investment
that cannot be disposed of within seven days in the normal course of business at
approximately the amount at which it is valued by a Fund. The price a Fund pays
for illiquid securities or receives upon resale may be lower than the price paid
or received for similar securities with a more liquid market. Accordingly the
valuation of these securities will reflect any limitations on their liquidity.

      As to illiquid investments, these restricted holdings are subject to the
risk that the Fund will not be able to sell them at a price the Fund deems
representative of their value. If a restricted holding must be registered under
the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "1933 Act"), before it may be sold,
a Fund may be obligated to pay all or part of the registration expenses. Also, a
considerable period may elapse between the time of the decision to sell and the
time the Fund is permitted to sell a holding under an effective registration
statement. If, during such a period, adverse market conditions were to develop,
a Fund might obtain a less favorable price than prevailed when it decided to
sell.

Money Market Instruments


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      Although the Funds intend, under normal circumstances and to the extent
practicable, to be fully invested in equity securities, each Fund may invest in
money market instruments to the extent consistent with its investment objective
and policies. The Funds may invest in money market instruments to invest
temporary cash balances, to maintain liquidity to meet redemptions or as a
defensive measure during, or in anticipation of, adverse market conditions. A
description of the various types of money market instruments that may be
purchased by the Funds appears below. See "Quality and Diversification
Requirements."

      U.S. Treasury Securities. Each of the Funds may invest in direct
obligations of the U.S. Treasury, including Treasury bills, notes and bonds, all
of which are backed as to principal and interest payments by the full faith and
credit of the United States.

      Additional U.S. Government Obligations. Each of the Funds may invest in
obligations issued or guaranteed by U.S. Government agencies or
instrumentalities. These obligations may or may not be backed by the "full faith
and credit" of the United States. Securities which are backed by the full faith
and credit of the United States include obligations of the Government National
Mortgage Association, the Farmers Home Administration, and the Export-Import
Bank. In the case of securities not backed by the full faith and credit of the
United States, each Fund must look principally to the federal agency issuing or
guaranteeing the obligation for ultimate repayment and may not be able to assert
a claim against the United States itself in the event the agency or
instrumentality does not meet its commitments. Securities in which each Fund may
invest that are not backed by the full faith and credit of the United States
include, but are not limited to: (i) obligations of the Tennessee Valley
Authority, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, the Federal Home Loan
Banks and the U.S. Postal Service, each of which has the right to borrow from
the U.S. Treasury to meet its obligations; (ii) securities issued by the Federal
National Mortgage Association, which are supported by the discretionary
authority of the U.S. Government to purchase the agency's obligations; and (iii)
obligations of the Federal Farm Credit System and the Student Loan Marketing
Association, each of whose obligations may be satisfied only by the individual
credits of the issuing agency.

      Bank Obligations. Unless otherwise noted below, each of the Funds may
invest in negotiable certificates of deposit, time deposits and bankers'
acceptances of (i) banks, savings and loan associations and savings banks which
have more than $2 billion in total assets and are organized under the laws of
the United States or any state, (ii) foreign branches of these banks or of
foreign banks of equivalent size (Euros) and (iii) U.S. branches of foreign
banks of equivalent size (Yankees). The Funds will not invest in obligations for
which the Advisor, or any of its affiliated persons, is the ultimate obligor or
accepting bank. Each of the Funds may also invest in obligations of
international banking institutions designated or supported by national
governments to promote economic reconstruction, development or trade between
nations (e.g., the European Investment Bank, the Inter-American Development
Bank, or the World Bank).

      Commercial Paper. Each of the Funds may invest in commercial paper,
including master demand obligations. Master demand obligations are obligations
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periodic adjustment in the interest rate paid and permit daily changes in the
amount borrowed. Master demand obligations are governed by agreements between
the issuer and Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York ("Morgan"), an
affiliate acting as agent, for no additional fee. The monies loaned to the
borrower come from accounts managed by Morgan or its affiliates, pursuant to
arrangements with such accounts. Interest and principal payments are credited to
such accounts. Morgan, an affiliate of the Advisor, has the right to increase or
decrease the amount provided to the borrower under an obligation. The borrower
has the right to pay without penalty all or any part of the principal amount
then outstanding on an obligation together with interest to the date of payment.
Since these obligations typically provide that the interest rate is tied to the
Federal Reserve commercial paper composite rate, the rate on master demand
obligations is subject to change. Repayment of a master demand obligation to
participating accounts depends on the ability of the borrower to pay the accrued
interest and principal of the obligation on demand, which is continuously
monitored by Morgan. Since master demand obligations typically are not rated by
credit rating agencies, the Funds may invest in such unrated obligations only
if, at the time of investment, the obligation is determined by the Advisor to
have a credit quality which satisfies the Fund's quality restrictions. See
"Quality and Diversification Requirements." Although there is no secondary
market for master demand obligations, such obligations are considered by the
Funds to be liquid because they are payable upon demand. The Funds do not have
any specific percentage limitation on investments in master demand obligations.
It is possible that the issuer of a master demand obligation could be a client
of Morgan to whom Morgan, an affiliate of the Advisor, in its capacity as a
commercial bank, has made a loan.

      Repurchase Agreements. Each of the Funds may enter into repurchase
agreements with brokers, dealers or banks that meet the credit guidelines
approved by the Trust's Trustees. In a repurchase agreement, a Fund buys a
security from a seller that has agreed to repurchase the same security at a
mutually agreed upon date and price. The resale price normally is in excess of
the purchase price, reflecting an agreed upon interest rate. This interest rate
is effective for the period of time the agreement is in effect and is not
related to the coupon rate on the underlying security. A repurchase agreement
may also be viewed as a fully collateralized loan of money by a Fund to the
seller. The period of these repurchase agreements will usually be short, from
overnight to one week, and at no time will the Funds invest in repurchase
agreements for more than thirteen months. The securities which are subject to
repurchase agreements, however, may have maturity dates in excess of thirteen
months from the effective date of the repurchase agreement. The Funds will
always receive securities as collateral whose market value is, and during the
entire term of the agreement remains, at least equal to 100% of the dollar
amount invested by the Funds in each agreement plus accrued interest, and the
Funds will make payment for such securities only upon physical delivery or upon
evidence of book entry transfer to the account of the custodian. If the seller
defaults, a Fund might incur a loss if the value of the collateral securing the
repurchase agreement declines and might incur disposition costs in connection
with liquidating the collateral. In addition, if bankruptcy proceedings are
commenced with respect to the seller of the security, realization upon disposal
of the collateral by a Fund may be delayed or limited.


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Quality and Diversification Requirements

      Each of the Funds intends to meet the diversification requirements of the
1940 Act. To meet these requirements, 75% of the assets of each Fund is subject
to the following fundamental limitations: (1) the Fund may not invest more than
5% of its total assets in the securities of any one issuer, except obligations
of the U.S. Government, its agencies and instrumentalities, and (2) the Fund may
not own more than 10% of the outstanding voting securities of any one issuer. As
for the other 25% of the Fund's assets not subject to the limitation described
above, there is no limitation on investment of these assets under the 1940 Act,
so that all of such assets may be invested in securities of any one issuer.
Investments not subject to the limitations described above could involve an
increased risk to a Fund should an issuer, or a state or its related entities,
be unable to make interest or principal payments or should the market value of
such securities decline.

      The Funds will also comply with the diversification requirements imposed
by the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the "Code"), for qualification
as a regulated investment company. See "Taxes."

      The Funds may invest in convertible debt securities, for which there are
no specific quality requirements. In addition, at the time a Fund invests in any
commercial paper, bank obligation or repurchase agreement, the issuer must have
outstanding debt rated A or higher by Moody's or Standard & Poor's, the issuer's
parent corporation, if any, must have outstanding commercial paper rated Prime-1
by Moody's or A-1 by Standard & Poor's, or if no such ratings are available, the
investment must be of comparable quality in the Advisor's opinion. At the time a
Fund invests in any other short-term debt securities, they must be rated A or
higher by Moody's or Standard & Poor's, or if unrated, the investment must be of
comparable quality in the Advisor's opinion.

      In determining suitability of investment in a particular unrated security,
the Advisor takes into consideration asset and debt service coverage, the
purpose of the financing, history of the issuer, existence of other rated
securities of the issuer, and other relevant conditions, such as comparability
to other issuers.

Options and Futures Transactions

      Each of the Funds may (a) purchase and sell exchange traded and
over-the-counter (OTC) put and call options on equity securities or indexes of
equity securities, (b) purchase and sell futures contracts on indexes of equity
securities and (c) purchase and sell put and call options on futures contracts
on indexes of equity securities. Each of these instruments is a derivative
instrument as its value derives from the underlying asset or index.

      Each Fund may use futures contracts and options for hedging and risk
management purposes. See "Risk Management" below. The Funds may not use futures
contracts and options for speculation.


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      Each Fund may utilize options and futures contracts to manage its exposure
to changing interest rates and/or security prices. Some options and futures
strategies, including selling futures contracts and buying puts, tend to hedge a
Fund's investments against price fluctuations. Other strategies, including
buying futures contracts, writing puts and calls, and buying calls, tend to
increase market exposure. Options and futures contracts may be combined with
each other or with forward contracts in order to adjust the risk and return
characteristics of a Fund's overall strategy in a manner deemed appropriate to
the Advisor and consistent with the Fund's objective and policies. Because
combined options positions involve multiple trades, they result in higher
transaction costs and may be more difficult to open and close out.

      The use of options and futures is a highly specialized activity which
involves investment strategies and risks different from those associated with
ordinary portfolio securities transactions, and there can be no guarantee that
their use will increase a Fund's return. While the use of these instruments by a
Fund may reduce certain risks associated with owning its portfolio securities,
these techniques themselves entail certain other risks. If the Advisor applies a
strategy at an inappropriate time or judges market conditions or trends
incorrectly, options and futures strategies may lower a Fund's return. Certain
strategies limit a Fund's possibilities to realize gains as well as limiting its
exposure to losses. A Fund could also experience losses if the prices of its
options and futures positions were poorly correlated with its other investments,
or if it could not close out its positions because of an illiquid secondary
market. In addition, a Fund will incur transaction costs, including trading
commissions and option premiums, in connection with its futures and options
transactions and these transactions could significantly increase the Fund's
turnover rate.

      Each Fund may purchase put and call options on securities, indexes of
securities and futures contracts, or purchase and sell futures contracts, only
if such options are written by other persons and if the aggregate premiums paid
on all such options and the aggregate margin deposits required on all such
futures or options thereon held at any time do not exceed 5% of the Fund's total
assets.

      Purchasing Put and Call Options. By purchasing a put option, a Fund
obtains the right (but not the obligation) to sell the instrument underlying the
option at a fixed strike price. In return for this right, the Fund pays the
current market price for the option (known as the option premium). Options have
various types of underlying instruments, including specific securities, indexes
of securities, indexes of securities prices, and futures contracts. A Fund may
terminate its position in a put option it has purchased by allowing it to expire
or by exercising the option. A Fund may also close out a put option position by
entering into an offsetting transaction, if a liquid market exists. If the
option is allowed to expire, a Fund will lose the entire premium it paid. If a
Fund exercises a put option on a security, it will sell the instrument
underlying the option at the strike price. If a Fund exercises an option on an
index, settlement is in cash and does not involve the actual sale of securities.
If an option is American style, it may be exercised on any day up to its
expiration date. A European style option may be exercised only on its expiration
date.


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      The buyer of a typical put option can expect to realize a gain if the
price of the underlying instrument falls substantially. However, if the price of
the instrument underlying the option does not fall enough to offset the cost of
purchasing the option, a put buyer can expect to suffer a loss (limited to the
amount of the premium paid, plus related transaction costs).

      The features of call options are essentially the same as those of put
options, except that the purchaser of a call option obtains the right to
purchase, rather than sell, the instrument underlying the option at the option's
strike price. A call buyer typically attempts to participate in potential price
increases of the instrument underlying the option with risk limited to the cost
of the option if security prices fall. At the same time, the buyer can expect to
suffer a loss if security prices do not rise sufficiently to offset the cost of
the option.

      Selling (Writing) Put and Call Options. When a Fund writes a put option,
it takes the opposite side of the transaction from the option's purchaser. In
return for receipt of the premium, the Fund assumes the obligation to pay the
strike price for the instrument underlying the option if the other party to the
option chooses to exercise it. A Fund may seek to terminate its position in a
put option it writes before exercise by purchasing an offsetting option in the
market at its current price. If the market is not liquid for a put option the
Fund has written, however, the Fund must continue to be prepared to pay the
strike price while the option is outstanding, regardless of price changes, and
must continue to post margin as discussed below.

      If the price of the underlying instrument rises, a put writer would
generally expect to profit, although its gain would be limited to the amount of
the premium it received. If security prices remain the same over time, it is
likely that the writer will also profit, because it should be able to close out
the option at a lower price. If security prices fall, the put writer would
expect to suffer a loss. This loss should be less than the loss from purchasing
and holding the underlying instrument directly, however, because the premium
received for writing the option should offset a portion of the decline.

      Writing a call option obligates a Fund to sell or deliver the option's
underlying instrument in return for the strike price upon exercise of the
option. The characteristics of writing call options are similar to those of
writing put options, except that writing calls generally is a profitable
strategy if prices remain the same or fall. Through receipt of the option
premium a call writer offsets part of the effect of a price decline. At the same
time, because a call writer must be prepared to deliver the underlying
instrument in return for the strike price, even if its current value is greater,
a call writer gives up some ability to participate in security price increases.

      The writer of an exchange traded put or call option on a security, an
index of securities or a futures contract is required to deposit cash or
securities or a letter of credit as margin and to make mark to market payments
of variation margin as the position becomes unprofitable.


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      Options on Indexes. Options on securities indexes are similar to options
on securities, except that the exercise of securities index options is settled
by cash payment and does not involve the actual purchase or sale of securities.
In addition, these options are designed to reflect price fluctuations in a group
of securities or segment of the securities market rather than price fluctuations
in a single security. A Fund, in purchasing or selling index options, is subject
to the risk that the value of its portfolio securities may not change as much as
an index because the Fund's investments generally will not match the composition
of an index.

      For a number of reasons, a liquid market may not exist and thus a Fund may
not be able to close out an option position that it has previously entered into.
When a Fund purchases an OTC option, it will be relying on its counterparty to
perform its obligations, and the Fund may incur additional losses if the
counterparty is unable to perform.

      Exchange Traded and OTC Options. All options purchased or sold by the
Funds will be traded on a securities exchange or will be purchased or sold by
securities dealers (OTC options) that meet creditworthiness standards approved
by the Funds' Board of Trustees. While exchange-traded options are obligations
of the Options Clearing Corporation, in the case of OTC options, a Fund relies
on the dealer from which it purchased the option to perform if the option is
exercised. Thus, when a Fund purchases an OTC option, it relies on the dealer
from which it purchased the option to make or take delivery of the underlying
securities. Failure by the dealer to do so would result in the loss of the
premium paid by a Fund as well as loss of the expected benefit of the
transaction.

       Provided that a Fund has arrangements with certain qualified dealers who
agree that the Fund may repurchase any option it writes for a maximum price to
be calculated by a predetermined formula, a Fund may treat the underlying
securities used to cover written OTC options as liquid. In these cases, the OTC
option itself would only be considered illiquid to the extent that the maximum
repurchase price under the formula exceeds the intrinsic value of the option.

      Futures Contracts and Options on Futures Contracts. The Funds may purchase
or sell (write) futures contracts and purchase or sell put and call options,
including put and call options on futures contracts. In addition, the funds may
sell (write) put and call options, including options on futures. Futures
contracts obligate the buyer to take and the seller to make delivery at a future
date of a specified quantity of a financial instrument or an amount of cash
based on the value of a securities index. Currently, futures contracts are
available on various types of fixed income securities, including but not limited
to U.S. Treasury bonds, notes and bills, Eurodollar certificates of deposit and
on indexes of fixed income securities and indexes of equity securities.

      Unlike a futures contract, which requires the parties to buy and sell a
security or make a cash settlement payment based on changes in a financial
instrument or securities index on an agreed date, an option on a futures
contract entitles its holder to decide on or before a future date whether to
enter into such a contract. If the holder decides not to exercise its option,
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may close out the option position by entering into an offsetting transaction or
may decide to let the option expire and forfeit the premium thereon. The
purchaser of an option on a futures contract pays a premium for the option but
makes no initial margin payments or daily payments of cash in the nature of
"variation" margin payments to reflect the change in the value of the underlying
contract as does a purchaser or seller of a futures contract.

      The seller of an option on a futures contract receives the premium paid by
the purchaser and may be required to pay initial margin. Amounts equal to the
initial margin and any additional collateral required on any options on futures
contracts sold by a Fund are paid by the Fund into a segregated account, in the
name of the Futures Commission Merchant, as required by the 1940 Act and the
SEC's interpretations thereunder.

      Combined Positions. The Funds are permitted to purchase and write options
in combination with each other, or in combination with futures or forward
contracts, to adjust the risk and return characteristics of the overall
position. For example, a Fund may purchase a put option and write a call option
on the same underlying instrument, in order to construct a combined position
whose risk and return characteristics are similar to selling a futures contract.
Another possible combined position would involve writing a call option at one
strike price and buying a call option at a lower price, in order to reduce the
risk of the written call option in the event of a substantial price increase.
Because combined options positions involve multiple trades, they result in
higher transaction costs and may be more difficult to open and close out.

      Correlation of Price Changes. Because there are a limited number of types
of exchange-traded options and futures contracts, it is likely that the
standardized options and futures contracts available will not match a Fund's
current or anticipated investments exactly. A Fund may invest in options and
futures contracts based on securities with different issuers, maturities, or
other characteristics from the securities in which it typically invests, which
involves a risk that the options or futures position will not track the
performance of the Fund's other investments.

      Options and futures contracts prices can also diverge from the prices of
their underlying instruments, even if the underlying instruments match a Fund's
investments well. Options and futures contracts prices are affected by such
factors as current and anticipated short term interest rates, changes in
volatility of the underlying instrument, and the time remaining until expiration
of the contract, which may not affect security prices the same way. Imperfect
correlation may also result from differing levels of demand in the options and
futures markets and the securities markets, from structural differences in how
options and futures and securities are traded, or from imposition of daily price
fluctuation limits or trading halts. A Fund may purchase or sell options and
futures contracts with a greater or lesser value than the securities it wishes
to hedge or intends to purchase in order to attempt to compensate for
differences in volatility between the contract and the securities, although this
may not be successful in all cases. If price changes in a Fund's options or
futures positions are poorly correlated with its other investments, the
positions may fail to produce anticipated gains or result in losses that are not
offset by gains in other investments.


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      Liquidity of Options and Futures Contracts. There is no assurance a liquid
market will exist for any particular option or futures contract at any
particular time even if the contract is traded on an exchange. In addition,
exchanges may establish daily price fluctuation limits for options and futures
contracts and may halt trading if a contract's price moves up or down more than
the limit in a given day. On volatile trading days when the price fluctuation
limit is reached or a trading halt is imposed, it may be impossible for a Fund
to enter into new positions or close out existing positions. If the market for a
contract is not liquid because of price fluctuation limits or otherwise, it
could prevent prompt liquidation of unfavorable positions, and could potentially
require a Fund to continue to hold a position until delivery or expiration
regardless of changes in its value. As a result, a Fund's access to other assets
held to cover its options or futures positions could also be impaired. (See
"Exchange Traded and OTC Options" above for a discussion of the liquidity of
options not traded on an exchange.)

      Position Limits. Futures exchanges can limit the number of futures and
options on futures contracts that can be held or controlled by an entity. If an
adequate exemption cannot be obtained, a Fund or the Advisor may be required to
reduce the size of its futures and options positions or may not be able to trade
a certain futures or options contract in order to avoid exceeding such limits.

      Asset Coverage for Futures Contracts and Options Positions. Although the
Funds will not be a commodity pools, certain derivatives subject the Funds to
the rules of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission which limit the extent to
which a Fund can invest in such derivatives. Each of the Funds may invest in
futures contracts and options with respect thereto for hedging purposes without
limit. However, a Fund may not invest in such contracts and options for other
purposes if the sum of the amount of initial margin deposits and premiums paid
for unexpired options with respect to such contracts, other than for bona fide
hedging purposes, exceeds 5% of the liquidation value of a Fund's assets, after
taking into account unrealized profits and unrealized losses on such contracts
and options; provided, however, that in the case of an option that is
in-the-money at the time of purchase, the in-the-money amount may be excluded in
calculating the 5% limitation.

      In addition, each of the Funds will comply with guidelines established by
the SEC with respect to coverage of options and futures contracts by mutual
funds, and if the guidelines so require, will set aside appropriate liquid
assets in a segregated custodial account in the amount prescribed. Securities
held in a segregated account cannot be sold while the futures contract or option
is outstanding, unless they are replaced with other suitable assets. As a
result, there is a possibility that segregation of a large percentage of a
Fund's assets could impede portfolio management or a Fund's ability to meet
redemption requests or other current obligations.

Risk Management

      The Funds may employ non-hedging risk management techniques. Risk
management strategies are used to keep the Funds fully invested and to reduce
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with cash flows into and out of a Fund. The objective where equity futures are
used to "equitize" cash is to match the notional value of all futures contracts
to a Fund's cash balance. The notional value of futures and of the cash is
monitored daily. As the cash is invested in securities and/or paid out to
participants in redemptions, the Advisor simultaneously adjusts the futures
positions. Through such procedures, a Fund not only gains equity exposure from
the use of futures, but also benefits from increased flexibility in responding
to client cash flow needs. Additionally, because it can be less expensive to
trade a list of securities as a package or program trade rather than as a group
of individual orders, futures provide a means through which transaction costs
can be reduced. Such non-hedging risk management techniques are not speculative,
but because they involve leverage include, as do all leveraged transactions, the
possibility of losses as well as gains that are greater than if these techniques
involved the purchase and sale of the securities themselves rather than their
synthetic derivatives.

Portfolio Turnover

      The Funds' portfolio turnover rates are set forth below. A rate of 100%
indicates that the equivalent of all of a Fund's assets have been sold and
reinvested in a year. High portfolio turnover may result in the realization of
substantial net capital gains or losses. To the extent that net short term
capital gains are realized, any distributions resulting from such gains are
considered ordinary income for federal income tax purposes. See "Taxes" below.


Tax Aware Disciplined Equity Fund -- For the period January 30, 1997
(commencement of operations) through October 31, 1997, and the for the fiscal
years ended October 31, 1998 and 1999: 35%, 57% and 40%, respectively. For the
six months ended April 30, 2000: 26%.

Tax Aware U.S. Equity Fund -- For the period December 18, 1996 (commencement of
operations) through October 31, 1997, and for the fiscal years ended October 31,
1998 and 1999: 23%, 44% and 29%, respectively. For the six months ended April
30, 2000: 8%.


INVESTMENT RESTRICTIONS

      The investment restrictions set forth below have been adopted by the Trust
with respect to each Fund. Except as otherwise noted, these investment
restrictions are "fundamental" policies which, under the 1940 Act, may not be
changed without the vote of a majority of the outstanding voting securities of
the Funds. A "majority of the outstanding voting securities" is defined in the
1940 Act as the lesser of (a) 67% or more of the voting securities present at a
meeting if the holders of more than 50% of the outstanding voting securities are
present or represented by proxy, or (b) more than 50% of the outstanding voting
securities. The percentage limitations contained in the restrictions below apply
at the time of purchasing securities to the market value of a Fund's assets.

      The Funds:


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1. May not make any investments inconsistent with a Fund's classification as a
diversified investment company under the Investment Company Act of 1940;

2. May not purchase any security which would cause a Fund to concentrate its
investments in the securities of issuers primarily engaged in any particular
industry except as permitted by the SEC;

3. May not issue senior securities, except as permitted under the Investment
Company Act of 1940 or any rule, order or interpretation thereunder;

4. May not borrow money, except to the extent permitted by applicable law;

5. May not underwrite securities of other issuers, except to the extent that a
Fund, in disposing of portfolio securities, may be deemed an underwriter within
the meaning of the 1933 Act;

6. May not purchase or sell real estate, except that, to the extent permitted by
applicable law, a Fund may (a) invest in securities or other instruments
directly or indirectly secured by real estate, and (b) invest in securities or
other instruments issued by issuers that invest in real estate;

7. May not purchase or sell commodities or commodity contracts unless acquired
as a result of ownership of securities or other instruments issued by persons
that purchase or sell commodities or commodities contracts; but this shall not
prevent a Fund from purchasing, selling and entering into financial futures
contracts (including futures contracts on indices of securities, interest rates
and currencies), options on financial futures contracts (including futures
contracts on indices of securities, interest rates and currencies), warrants,
swaps, forward contracts, foreign currency spot and forward contracts or other
derivative instruments that are not related to physical commodities; and

8. May make loans to other persons, in accordance with their respective
investment objectives and policies and to the extent permitted by applicable
law.

      Non-Fundamental Investment Restrictions. The investment restrictions
described below are not fundamental policies of each Fund and may be changed by
their Trustees. These non-fundamental investment policies require that the
Funds:

(i) May not acquire any illiquid securities, such as repurchase agreements with
more than seven days to maturity or fixed time deposits with a duration of over
seven calendar days, if as a result thereof, more than 15% of the market value
of a Fund's net assets would be in investments which are illiquid;

(ii) May not purchase securities on margin, make short sales of securities, or
maintain a short position, provided that this restriction shall not be deemed to
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sale of when-issued or delayed delivery securities, or to short sales that are
covered in accordance with SEC rules; and

(iii) May not acquire securities of other investment companies, except as
permitted by the 1940 Act or any order pursuant thereto.

      If any percentage restriction described above is adhered to at the time of
investment, a subsequent increase or decrease in the percentage resulting from a
change in the value of a Fund's assets will not constitute a violation of the
restriction.

      For purposes of fundamental investment restrictions regarding industry
concentration, the Advisor may classify issuers by industry in accordance with
classifications set forth in the Directory of Companies Filing Annual Reports
With The Securities and Exchange Commission or other sources. In the absence of
such classification or if the Advisor determines in good faith based on its own
information that the economic characteristics affecting a particular issuer make
it more appropriately considered to be engaged in a different industry, the
Advisor may classify an issuer accordingly. For instance, personal credit
finance companies and business credit finance companies are deemed to be
separate industries and wholly owned finance companies are considered to be in
the industry of their parents if their activities are primarily related to
financing the activities of their parents.

TRUSTEES AND MEMBERS OF THE ADVISORY BOARD

Trustees

      The Trustees of the Trust, their principal occupations during the past
five years, business addresses and dates of birth are set forth below.


      FREDERICK S. ADDY--Trustee; Retired; Prior to April 1994, Executive Vice
President and Chief Financial Officer, Amoco Corporation. His address is c/o
Pierpont Group, Inc. 461 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10017. His date of birth
is January 1, 1932.

      WILLIAM G. BURNS--Trustee; Retired, Former Vice Chairman and Chief
Financial Officer, NYNEX. His address is c/o Pierpont Group, Inc. 461 Fifth
Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10017 his date of birth is November 2, 1932.

      ARTHUR C. ESCHENLAUER--Trustee; Retired; Former Senior Vice President,
Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York. His address is c/o Pierpont Group,
Inc. 461 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10017. His date of birth is May 23, 1934.



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      MATTHEW HEALEY(1)--Trustee, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer;
Chairman, Pierpont Group, Inc., since prior to 1993. His address is c/o Pierpont
Group, Inc. 461 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10017. His date of birth is August
23, 1937.

      MICHAEL P. MALLARDI--Trustee; Retired; Prior to April 1996, Senior Vice
President, Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. and President, Broadcast Group. His address
is c/o Pierpont Group, Inc. 461 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10017. His date of
birth is March 17, 1934.


      Each Trustee is currently paid an annual fee of $75,000 (adjusted as of
April 1, 1997) for serving as Trustee of the Trust, each of the Master
Portfolios (as defined below), the J.P. Morgan Institutional Funds and J.P.
Morgan Funds and is reimbursed for expenses incurred in connection with service
as a Trustee. The Trustees may hold various other directorships unrelated to
these funds.

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      (1) Mr. Healey is an "interested person" (as defined in the 1940 Act) of
the Trust.


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      Trustee compensation expenses paid by the Trust for the calendar year
ended December 31, 1999 is set forth below.


                                                       TOTAL TRUSTEE
                                                       COMPENSATION ACCRUED
                                                       BY THE MASTER
                                                       PORTFOLIOS (*), J.P.
                                   AGGREGATE TRUSTEE   MORGAN INSTITUTIONAL
                                   COMPENSATION        FUNDS, J.P. MORGAN
                                   PAID BY THE TRUST   FUNDS AND THE TRUST
NAME OF TRUSTEE                    DURING 1999         DURING 1999(**)
---------------                    -----------------   --------------------


Frederick S. Addy, Trustee         $1,018              $75,000

William G. Burns, Trustee          $1,018              $75,000

Arthur C. Eschenlauer, Trustee     $1,018              $75,000

Matthew Healey, Trustee (***)
  Chairman and Chief Executive
  Officer                          $1,018              $75,000

Michael P. Mallardi, Trustee       $1,018              $75,000

(*) Includes each portfolio in which a series of J.P. Morgan Funds or J.P.
Morgan Institutional Funds invests.

(**) No investment company within the fund complex has a pension or retirement
plan. Currently there are 17 investment companies (14 investment companies
comprising the Master Portfolios, J.P. Morgan Funds, J.P. Morgan Institutional
Funds and the Trust) in the fund complex.

(***) During 1999, Pierpont Group, Inc. paid Mr. Healey, in his role as Chairman
of Pierpont Group, Inc., compensation in the amount of $153,800, contributed
$23,100 to a defined contribution plan on his behalf and paid $17,300 in
insurance premiums for his benefit.

      The Trustees decide upon general policies and are responsible for
overseeing the Trust's business affairs. The Trust has entered into a Fund
Services Agreement with Pierpont Group, Inc. to assist the Trustees in
exercising their overall supervisory responsibilities over the affairs of the
Trust. Pierpont Group, Inc. was organized in July 1989 to provide services for
The Pierpont Family of Funds (now the J.P. Morgan Family of Funds), and the
Trustees are the equal and sole shareholders of Pierpont Group, Inc. The Trust
has agreed to pay Pierpont Group, Inc. a fee in an amount representing its
reasonable costs in performing these services to the Trust and certain other
registered investment companies subject to similar agreements with Pierpont


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Group, Inc. These costs are periodically reviewed by the Trustees. The principal
offices of Pierpont Group, Inc. are located at 461 Fifth Avenue, New York, New
York 10017.

      The aggregate fees paid to Pierpont Group, Inc. by each Fund during the
indicated fiscal periods are set forth below:


Tax Aware Disciplined Equity Fund -- For the fiscal years ended October 31, 1998
and 1999: $1,578 and $4,110, respectively. For the six months ended April 30,
2000: $3,309

Tax Aware U.S. Equity Fund -- For the fiscal years ended October 31, 1998 and
1999: $1,552 and $2,425, respectively. For the six months ended April 30, 2000:
$1,527


Advisory Board

      The Trustees determined as of January 26, 2000 to establish an advisory
board and appoint four members ("Members of the Advisory Board") thereto. Each
member serves at the pleasure of the Trustees. The advisory board is distinct
from the Trustees and provides advice to the Trustees as to investment,
management and operations of the Trust; but has no power to vote upon any matter
put to a vote of the Trustees. The advisory board and the members thereof also
serve each of the Trusts and the Master Portfolios. It is also the current
intention of the Trustees that the Members of the Advisory Board will be
proposed at the next shareholders' meeting, expected to be held within a year
from the date hereof, for election as Trustees of each of the Trusts and the
Master Portfolios. The creation of the Advisory Board and the appointment of the
members thereof was designed so that the Board of Trustees will continuously
consist of persons able to assume the duties of Trustees and be fully familiar
with the business and affairs of each of the Trusts and the Master Portfolios,
in anticipation of the current Trustees reaching the mandatory retirement age of
seventy. Each member of the Advisory Board is paid an annual fee of $75,000 for
serving in this capacity for the Trust, each of the Master Portfolios, the J.P.
Morgan Funds and the J.P. Morgan Series Trust and is reimbursed for expenses
incurred in connection for such service. The members of the Advisory Board may
hold various other directorships unrelated to these funds. The mailing address
of the Members of the Advisory Board is c/o Pierpont Group, Inc., 461 Fifth
Avenue, New York, New York 10017. Their names, principal occupations during the
past five years and dates of birth are set forth below:

Ann Maynard Gray - President, Diversified Publishing Group and Vice President,
Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. Her date of birth is August 22, 1945.

John R. Laird -- Retired; Former Chief Executive Officer, Shearson Lehman
Brothers and The Boston Company. His date of birth is June 21, 1942.

Gerard P. Lynch -- Retired; Former Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Group and
President and Chief Operating Officer, Morgan Stanley Services, Inc. His date of
birth is October 5, 1936.


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Officers

      The Trust's executive officers (listed below), other than the Chief
Executive Officer and the officers who are employees of the Advisor, are
provided and compensated by Funds Distributor, Inc. ("FDI"), a wholly owned
indirect subsidiary of Boston Institutional Group, Inc. The officers conduct and
supervise the business operations of the Trust. The Trust has no employees.

      The officers of the Trust, their principal occupations during the past
five years and dates of birth are set forth below. The business address of each
of the officers unless otherwise noted is Funds Distributor, Inc., 60 State
Street, Suite 1300, Boston, Massachusetts 02109.

      MATTHEW HEALEY; Chief Executive Officer; Chairman, Pierpont Group, since
prior to 1993. His address is Pine Tree Country Club Estates, 10286 Saint
Andrews Road, Boynton Beach, Florida 33436. His date of birth is August 23,
1937.

      MARGARET W. CHAMBERS; Vice President and Secretary. Senior Vice President
and General Counsel of FDI since April, 1998. From August 1996 to March 1998,
Ms. Chambers was Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for Loomis, Sayles
& Company, L.P. From January 1986 to July 1996, she was an associate with the
law firm of Ropes & Gray. Her date of birth is October 12, 1959.

      MARIE E. CONNOLLY; Vice President and Assistant Treasurer. President,
Chief Executive Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Director of FDI, Premier
Mutual Fund Services, Inc., an affiliate of FDI ("Premier Mutual") and an
officer of certain investment companies distributed or administered by FDI. Her
date of birth is August 1, 1957.

      DOUGLAS C. CONROY; Vice President and Assistant Treasurer. Assistant Vice
President and Assistant Department Manager of Treasury Services and
Administration of FDI and an officer of certain investment companies distributed
or administered by FDI. Prior to April 1997, Mr. Conroy was Supervisor of
Treasury Services and Administration of FDI. From April 1993 to January 1995,
Mr. Conroy was a Senior Fund Accountant for Investors Bank & Trust Company. His
date of birth is March 31, 1969.




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      KAREN JACOPPO-WOOD; Vice President and Assistant Secretary. Vice President
and Senior Counsel of FDI and an officer of certain investment companies
distributed or administered by FDI. From June 1994 to January 1996, Ms.
Jacoppo-Wood was a Manager of SEC Registration at Scudder, Stevens & Clark, Inc.
Her date of birth is December 29, 1966.

      CHRISTOPHER J. KELLEY; Vice President and Assistant Secretary. Vice
President and Senior Associate General Counsel of FDI and Premier Mutual and an
officer of certain investment companies distributed or administered by FDI. From
April 1994 to July 1996, Mr. Kelley was Assistant Counsel at Forum Financial
Group. His date of birth is December 24, 1964.

      KATHLEEN K. MORRISEY; Vice President and Assistant Secretary. Vice
President and Assistant Secretary of FDI. Manager of Treasury Services
Administration and an officer of certain investment companies advised or
administered by Montgomery Asset Management, L.P. and Dresdner RCM Global
Investors, Inc., and their respective affiliates. From July 1994 to November
1995, Ms. Morrisey was a Fund Accountant II for Investors Bank & Trust Company.
Her date of birth is July 5, 1972.

      MARY A. NELSON; Vice President and Assistant Treasurer. Vice President and
Manager of Treasury Services and Administration of FDI and Premier Mutual and an
officer of certain investment companies distributed or administered by FDI. Her
date of birth is April 22, 1964.

      MARY JO PACE; Assistant Treasurer. Vice President, Morgan Guaranty Trust
Company of New York. Ms. Pace serves in the Funds Administration group as a
Manager for the Budgeting and Expense Processing Group. Prior to September 1995,
Ms. Pace served as a Fund Administrator for Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New
York. Her address is 60 Wall Street, New York, New York 10260. Her date of birth
is March 13, 1966.


      ELBA VASQUEZ; Vice President and Assistant Secretary. Vice President
(since June 1997), and Sales Associate (since May 1996 of FDI. Formerly (March
1990 to May 1996), employed in various mutual fund sales and marketing positions
by U.S. Trust Company of New York. Her date of birth is December 14, 1961


      GEORGE A. RIO; President and Treasurer. Executive Vice President and
Client Service Director of FDI since April 1998. From June 1995 to March 1998,
Mr. Rio was Senior Vice President and Senior Key Account Manager for Putnam
Mutual Funds. From May 1994 to June 1995, Mr. Rio was Director of Business
Development for First Data Corporation. His date of birth is January 2, 1955.


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      CHRISTINE ROTUNDO; Assistant Treasurer. Vice President, Morgan Guaranty
Trust Company of New York. Ms. Rotundo serves in the Funds Administration group
as a Head of Infrastructure and is responsible for special projects. Prior to
January 2000, she served as the Manager of the Tax Group and was responsible for
U.S. mutual fund tax matters. Prior to September 1995, Ms. Rotundo served as a
Senior Tax Manager in the Investment Company Services Group of Deloitte & Touche
LLP. . Her address is 60 Wall Street, New York, New York 10260. Her date of
birth is September 26, 1965.

CODES OF ETHICS

      The Trust, the Adviser and FDI have adopted codes of ethics pursuant to
Rule 17j-1 under the 1940 Act. Each of these codes permits personnel subject to
such code to invest in securities, including securities that may be purchased or
held by the Portfolio. Such purchases, however, are subject to preclearance and
other procedures reasonably necessary to prevent Access Persons from engaging in
any unlawful conduct set forth in Rule 17j-1.


INVESTMENT ADVISOR

      The Trust has retained JPMIM as Investment Advisor to provide investment
advice and portfolio management services to the Funds. Subject to the
supervision of the Fund's Trustees, the Advisor makes each Fund's day-to-day
investment decisions, arranges for the execution of portfolio transactions and
generally manages each Fund's investments. Effective October 1, 1998 each Fund's
Investment Advisor is JPMIM. Prior to that date, Morgan was the Investment
Advisor.

      JPMIM, a wholly owned subsidiary of J.P. Morgan & Co. Incorporated ("J.P.
Morgan"), is a registered investment adviser under the Investment Advisers Act
of 1940, as amended, and manages employee benefit funds of corporations, labor
unions and state and local governments and the accounts of other institutional
investors, including investment companies. Certain of the assets of employee
benefit accounts under its management are invested in commingled pension trust
funds for which Morgan serves as trustee.


      J.P. Morgan, through the Advisor and other subsidiaries, acts as
investment advisor to individuals, governments, corporations, employee benefit
plans, mutual funds and other institutional investors with combined assets under
management of approximately $369 billion.


      J.P. Morgan has a long history of service as an advisor, underwriter and
lender to an extensive roster of major companies and as a financial advisor to
national governments. The firm, through its predecessor firms, has been in
business for over a century and has been managing investments since 1913.

      The basis of the Advisor's investment process is fundamental investment
research because the firm believes that fundamentals should determine an asset's
value over the long term.


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The Advisor currently employs over 100 full time research analysts, among the
largest research staffs in the money management industry, in its investment
management divisions located in New York, London, Tokyo, Frankfurt and Singapore
to cover companies, industries and countries on site. In addition, the
investment management divisions employ approximately 420 capital market
researchers, portfolio managers and traders. The conclusions of the equity
analysts' fundamental research is quantified into a set of projected returns for
individual companies through the use of a dividend discount model. These returns
are projected for 2 to 5 years to enable analysts to take a longer-term view.
These returns, or normalized earnings, are used to establish relative values
among stocks in each industrial sector. These values may not be the same as the
markets' current valuations of these companies. This provides the basis for
ranking the attractiveness of the companies in an industry according to five
distinct quintiles or rankings. This ranking is one of the factors considered in
determining the stocks purchased and sold in each sector.


      The investment advisory services the Advisor provides to the Funds are not
exclusive under the terms of the Investment Advisory Agreement. The Advisor is
free to and does render similar investment advisory services to others. The
Advisor serves as investment advisor to personal investors and other investment
companies and acts as fiduciary for trusts, estates and employee benefit plans.
Certain of the assets of trusts and estates under management are invested in
common trust funds for which the Advisor serves as trustee. The accounts which
are managed or advised by the Advisor have varying investment objectives and the
Advisor invests assets of such accounts in investments substantially similar to,
or the same as, those which are expected to constitute the principal investments
of the Funds. Such accounts are supervised by officers and employees of the
Advisor who may also be acting in similar capacities for the Funds. See
"Portfolio Transactions."

      Sector weightings are generally similar to a benchmark with the emphasis
on security selection as the method to achieve investment performance superior
to the benchmark. The benchmark for the Funds is currently the S&P 500 Index.

      Morgan, also a wholly owned subsidiary of J.P. Morgan, is a bank holding
company organized under the laws of the State of Delaware. Morgan, whose
principal offices are at 60 Wall Street, New York, New York 10260, is a New York
trust company which conducts a general banking and trust business. Morgan is
subject to regulation by the New York State Banking Department and is a member
bank of the Federal Reserve System. Through offices in New York City and abroad,
Morgan offers a wide range of services, primarily to governmental,
institutional, corporate and high net worth individual customers in the United
States and throughout the world.

      The Funds are managed by officers of the Advisor who, in acting for their
clients, including the Funds, do not discuss their investment decisions with any
personnel of J.P. Morgan or any personnel of other divisions of J.P. Morgan or
with any of its affiliated persons, with the exception of certain investment
management affiliates of J.P. Morgan.


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      As compensation for the services rendered and related expenses such as
salaries of advisory personnel borne by the Advisor under the Advisory
Agreements, the Funds have agreed to pay the Advisor a fee, which is computed
daily and may be paid monthly, equal to the annual rates of each Fund's average
daily net assets shown below.

Tax Aware Disciplined Equity Fund: 0.35%

Tax Aware U.S. Equity Fund: 0.45%

      The table below sets forth the advisory fees paid by each Fund to the
Advisor for the fiscal periods indicated.


Tax Aware Disciplined Equity Fund -- For the period January 30, 1997
commencement of operations through October 31, 1997 and for the fiscal years
ended October 31, 1998 and 1999: $16,524, $195,083, $754,945, respectively. For
the six-months period ended April 30, 2000: $699,308.

Tax Aware U.S. Equity Fund -- For the period January 30, 1997 commencement of
operations through October 31, 1997 and for the fiscal years ended October 31,
1998 and 1999: $62,523,$243,124 and $554,907, respectively. For the six-months
period ended April 30, 2000: $410,129.


      The Investment Advisory Agreement between the Advisor and the Trust, on
behalf of each Fund, provides that it will continue in effect for a period of
two years after execution only if specifically approved thereafter annually in
the same manner as the Distribution Agreement. See "Distributor" below. The
Investment Advisory Agreement will terminate automatically if assigned and is
terminable at any time with respect to a Fund without penalty by a vote of a
majority of the Trust's Trustees or by a vote of the holders of a majority of
the Fund's outstanding voting securities on 60 days' written notice to the
Advisor and by the Advisor on 90 days' written notice to the Fund. See
"Additional Information."




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      Under separate agreements, Morgan provides certain financial, fund
accounting, administrative and shareholder services to the Trust. See "Services
Agent" and "Shareholder Servicing" below.

DISTRIBUTOR

      FDI serves as the Trust's exclusive distributor and holds itself available
to receive purchase orders for each Fund's shares. In that capacity, FDI has
been granted the right, as agent of the Trust, to solicit and accept orders for
the purchase of each Fund's shares in accordance with the terms of the
Distribution Agreement between the Trust and FDI. Under the terms of the
Distribution Agreement between FDI and the Trust, FDI receives no compensation
in its capacity as the Funds' distributor.

      The Distribution Agreement will continue in effect with respect to each
Fund for a period of two years after execution only if it is approved at least
annually thereafter (i) by a vote of the holders of a majority of the Fund's
outstanding voting securities or by its Trustees and (ii) by a vote of a
majority of the Trustees of the Trust who are not "interested persons" (as
defined by the 1940 Act) of the parties to the Distribution Agreement, cast in
person at a meeting called for the purpose of voting on such approval (see
"Trustees and Members of the Advisory Board" and "Officers"). The Distribution
Agreement will terminate automatically if assigned by either party. The
Distribution Agreement is also terminable with respect to a Fund at any time
without penalty by a vote of a majority of the Trustees of the Trust, a vote of
a majority of the Trustees who are not "interested persons" of the Trust, or by
a vote of (i) 67% or more of the Fund's outstanding


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voting securities present at a meeting if the holders of more than 50% of the
Fund's outstanding voting securities are present or represented by proxy, or
(ii) more than 50% of the Fund's outstanding voting securities, whichever is
less. FDI is a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Boston Institutional Group,
Inc. The principal offices of FDI are located at 60 State Street, Suite 1300,
Boston, Massachusetts 02109.

CO-ADMINISTRATOR

      Under a Co-Administration Agreement with the Trust, FDI also serves as the
Trust's Co-Administrator. The Co-Administration Agreement may be renewed or
amended by the Trustees without a shareholder vote. The Co-Administration
Agreement is terminable at any time without penalty by a vote of a majority of
the Trustees of the Trust on not more than 60 days' written notice nor less than
30 days' written notice to the other party. The Co-Administrator may subcontract
for the performance of its obligations, provided, however, that unless the Trust
expressly agrees in writing, the Co-Administrator shall be fully responsible for
the acts and omissions of any subcontractor as it would for its own acts or
omissions. See "Services Agent" below.

      FDI (i) provides office space, equipment and clerical personnel for
maintaining the organization and books and records of the Funds; (ii) provides
officers for the Trust; (iii) prepares and files documents required for
notification of state securities administrators; (iv) reviews and files
marketing and sales literature; (v) files regulatory documents and mails
communications to Trustees, Members of the Advisory Board and investors; and
(vi) maintains related books and records.

      For its services under the Co-Administration Agreement, each Fund has
agreed to pay FDI fees equal to its allocable share of an annual complex-wide
charge of $425,000 plus FDI's out-of-pocket expenses. The amount allocable to
each Fund is based on the ratio of the Fund's net assets to the aggregate net
assets of the Trust and certain other registered investment companies subject to
similar arrangements with FDI.

      The table below sets forth for each Fund listed the administrative fees
paid to FDI for the fiscal periods indicated.


Tax Aware Disciplined Equity Fund: -- For the period January 30, 1997
commencement of operations through October 31, 1997 and for the fiscal years
ended October 31, 1998 and 1999: $84,$744 and $1,911, respectively. For the six
month period ended April 30, 2000:
$1,396

Tax Aware U.S. Equity Fund: -- For the period January 30, 1997 commencement of
operations through October 31, 1997 and for the fiscal years ended October 31,
1998 and 1999: $252, $734 and $1,108, respectively. For the six month period
ended April 30, 2000: $641



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SERVICES AGENT

      The Trust, on behalf of each Fund, has entered into an Administrative
Services Agreement (the "Services Agreement") with Morgan pursuant to which
Morgan is responsible for certain administrative and related services provided
to each Fund. The Services Agreement may be terminated at any time, without
penalty, by the Trustees or Morgan, in each case on not more than 60 days' nor
less than 30 days' written notice to the other party.

      Under the Services Agreement, Morgan provides certain administrative and
related services to each Fund, including services related to tax compliance,
preparation of financial statements, calculation of performance data, oversight
of service providers and certain regulatory and Board of Trustee matters.

      Under the Services Agreement, each Fund has agreed to pay Morgan fees
equal to its allocable share of an annual complex-wide charge. This charge is
calculated daily based on the aggregate net assets of the Funds and the Master
Portfolios in accordance with the following annual schedule: 0.09% of the first
$7 billion of their aggregate average daily net assets, and 0.04% of their
aggregate average daily net assets in excess of $7 billion, less the
complex-wide fees payable to FDI. The portion of this charge payable by each
Fund is determined by the proportionate share that its net assets bear to the
total net assets of the Trust and the other investment companies provided
administrative services by Morgan.

      The table below sets forth for each Fund listed the fees paid to Morgan as
Services Agent.


Tax Aware Disciplined Equity Fund: -- For the fiscal years ended October 31,
1998 and 1999: $32,142 and $111,033, respectively. For the six month period
ended April 30, 2000: $98,494.

Tax Aware U.S. Equity Fund: -- For the fiscal years ended October 31, 1998 and
1999: $31,306 and $63,722, respectively. For the six month period ended April
30, 2000: $45,305.


CUSTODIAN AND TRANSFER AGENT

      The Bank of New York ("BONY"), One Wall Street, New York, New York 10286,
serves as the Trust's custodian and fund accounting agent. Pursuant to the
Custodian and Fund Accounting Agreement with the Trust, BONY is responsible for
holding portfolio securities and cash and maintaining the books of account and
records of the Fund's portfolio transactions.


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      State Street Bank and Trust Company ("State Street"), 225 Franklin Street,
Boston, Massachusetts 02110, serves as the Trust's transfer and dividend
disbursing agent. As transfer agent and dividend disbursing agent, State Street
is responsible for maintaining account records detailing the ownership of Fund
shares and for crediting income, capital gains and other changes in share
ownership to shareholder accounts.

SHAREHOLDER SERVICING

      The Trust on behalf of each of the Funds has entered into a Shareholder
Servicing Agreement with Morgan pursuant to which Morgan acts as shareholder
servicing agent for Fund shareholders. Under this agreement, Morgan is
responsible for performing, directly or through an agent, shareholder account
administrative and servicing functions, which include but are not limited to
answering inquiries regarding account status and history, the manner in which
purchases and redemptions of Fund shares may be effected, and certain other
matters pertaining to a Fund; assisting customers in designating and changing
dividend options, account designations and addresses; providing necessary
personnel and facilities to coordinate the establishment and maintenance of
shareholder accounts and records with the Funds' transfer agent; transmitting
purchase and redemption orders to the Funds' transfer agent and arranging for
the wiring or other transfer of funds to and from customer accounts in
connection with orders to purchase or redeem Fund shares; verifying purchase and
redemption orders, transfers among and changes in accounts; informing FDI of the
gross amount of purchase orders for Fund shares; and providing other related
services.

      Under the Shareholder Servicing Agreement, the Tax Aware U.S. Equity Fund
has agreed to pay Morgan for these services a fee of 0.25% (expressed as a
percentage of the average daily net asset values of Fund shares owned by or for
shareholders for whom Morgan is acting as shareholder servicing agent); and
effective October 1, 1998, the Tax Aware Disciplined Equity Fund has agreed to
pay Morgan for these services a fee of 0.10% (expressed as a percentage of the
average daily net asset values of Fund shares owned by or for shareholders for
whom Morgan is acting as Shareholder Servicing Agent). Morgan acts as
Shareholder Servicing Agent for all shareholders.

      The table below sets forth for each Fund listed the shareholder servicing
fees paid by each Fund to Morgan for the fiscal periods indicated.


Tax Aware Disciplined Equity Fund: -- For the period January 30, 1997
commencement of operations through October 31, 1997 and for the fiscal years
ended October 31, 1998 and 1999: $11,803,$108,894 and $215,699, respectively.
For the six month period ended April 30, 2000: $200,629

Tax Aware U.S. Equity Fund: -- For the period January 30, 1997 commencement of
operations through October 31, 1997 and for the fiscal years ended October 31,
1998 and 1999: $34,735, $135,069 and $308,281, respectively. For the six month
period ended April 30, 2000: $230,766



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      If Morgan were prohibited from providing any of the services under the
Shareholder Servicing and the Services Agreements, the Trustees would seek an
alternative provider of such services. In such event, changes in the operation
of the Funds might occur and a shareholder might no longer be able to avail
himself or herself of any services then being provided to shareholders by
Morgan.

      The Funds may be sold to or through financial intermediaries who are
customers of J.P. Morgan ("financial professionals"), including financial
institutions and broker-dealers, that may be paid fees by J.P. Morgan or its
affiliates for services provided to their clients that invest in the Funds. See
"Financial Professionals" below. Organizations that provide recordkeeping or
other services to certain employee benefit or retirement plans that includes the
Funds as an investment alternative may also be paid a fee.

FINANCIAL PROFESSIONALS

      The services provided by financial professionals may include establishing
and maintaining shareholder accounts, processing purchase and redemption
transactions, arranging for bank wires, performing shareholder subaccounting,
answering client inquiries regarding the Trust, assisting clients in changing
dividend options, account designations and addresses, providing periodic
statements showing the client's account balance and integrating these statements
with those of other transactions and balances in the client's other accounts
serviced by the financial professional, transmitting proxy statements, periodic
reports, updated prospectuses and other communications to shareholders and, with
respect to meetings of shareholders, collecting, tabulating and forwarding
executed proxies and obtaining such other information and performing such other
services as J.P. Morgan or the financial professional's clients may reasonably
request and agree upon with the financial professional.

      Although there is no sales charge levied directly by the Funds, financial
professionals may establish their own terms and conditions for providing their
services and may charge investors a transaction-based or other fee for their
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financial professionals but in all cases will be retained by the financial
professional and not be remitted to the Fund or J.P. Morgan.

      Each Fund has authorized one or more brokers to accept purchase and
redemption orders on its behalf. Such brokers are authorized to designate other
intermediaries to accept purchase and redemption orders on a Fund's behalf. A
Fund will be deemed to have received a purchase or redemption order when an
authorized broker or, it applicable, a broker's authorized designee, accepts the
order. These orders will be priced at the Fund's net asset value next calculated
after they are so accepted.

INDEPENDENT ACCOUNTANTS

      The independent accountants of the Trust are PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP,
1177 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10036. PricewaterhouseCoopers
LLP conducts an annual audit of the financial statements of each of the Funds,
assists in the preparation and/or review of each of the Fund's federal and state
income tax returns and consults with the Funds as to matters of accounting and
federal and state income taxation.

EXPENSES

      In addition to the fees payable to Pierpont Group, Inc., JPMIM, Morgan and
FDI under various agreements discussed under "Trustees and Members of the
Advisory Board", "Officers," "Investment Advisor," "Co-Administrator",
"Distributor", "Services Agent" and "Shareholder Servicing" above, the Funds are
responsible for usual and customary expenses associated with the Trust's
operations. Such expenses include organization expenses, legal fees, accounting
and audit expenses, insurance costs, the compensation and expenses of the
Trustees and Members of the Advisory Board, registration fees under federal
securities laws, extraordinary expenses, transfer, registrar and dividend
disbursing costs, the expenses of printing and mailing reports, notices and
proxy statements to Fund shareholders, fees under state securities laws,
custodian fees and brokerage expenses.

J.P. Morgan has agreed that it will reimburse the Funds noted below as described
in the Prospectuses until February 28, 2001 to the extent necessary to maintain
each Fund's total operating expenses at the following annual rates of each
Fund's average daily net assets. These limits do not cover extraordinary
expenses.

      Tax Aware Disciplined Equity Fund               0.55%
      Tax Aware U.S. Equity Fund                      0.85%

      The table below sets forth for each Fund listed the fees and other
expenses J.P. Morgan reimbursed under the expense reimbursement arrangements
described above or pursuant to prior expense reimbursement arrangements for the
fiscal periods indicated.


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Tax Aware Disciplined Equity Fund: -- For the period January 30, 1997
commencement of operations through October 31, 1997 and for the fiscal years
ended October 31, 1998 and 1999:$190,599, $261,143 and $207,236, respectively.
For the six month period ended April 30, 2000: $34,234

Tax Aware U.S. Equity Fund: -- For the period January 30, 1997 commencement of
operations through October 31, 1997 and for the fiscal years ended October 31,
1998 and 1999: $182,588, $130,293 and $67,977, respectively. For the six month
period ended April 30, 2000: $11,624


PURCHASE OF SHARES

      Additional Minimum Balance Information. For investors who purchased shares
of the Disciplined Equity Fund prior to January 2, 1998, the minimum account
balance will remain $100,000 and the minimum subsequent investment remains
$5,000.

     If your account balance falls below the minimum for 30 days as a result of
selling shares (and not because of performance), the Fund reserves the right to
request that you buy more shares or close your account. If your account balance
is still below the minimum 60 days after notification, the Fund reserves the
right to close out your account and send the proceeds to the address of record.

      Method of Purchase. Investors may open accounts with a Fund only through
the Distributor. All purchase transactions in Fund accounts are processed by
Morgan as shareholder servicing agent and each Fund is authorized to accept any
instructions relating to a Fund account from Morgan as shareholder servicing
agent for the customer. All purchase orders must be accepted by the Distributor.
Prospective investors who are not already customers of Morgan may apply to
become customers of Morgan for the sole purpose of Fund transactions. There are
no charges associated with becoming a Morgan customer for this purpose. Morgan
reserves the right to determine the customers that it will accept, and the Funds
reserve the right to determine the purchase orders that they will accept.

      References in the Prospectuses and this Statement of Additional
Information to customers of J.P. Morgan or a financial professional include
customers of their affiliates and references to transactions by customers with
J.P. Morgan or a financial professional include transactions with their
affiliates. Only Fund investors who are using the services of a financial
institution acting as shareholder servicing agent pursuant to an agreement with
the Trust on behalf of a Fund may make transactions in shares of a Fund.

      Each Fund may, at its own option, accept securities in payment for shares.
The securities so delivered are valued by the method described under "Net Asset
Value" as of the day a Fund receives the securities. This is a taxable
transaction to the shareholder. Securities may be accepted in payment for shares
only if they are, in the judgment of the Advisor, appropriate investments for a
Fund. In addition, securities accepted in payment for shares must: (i) meet the


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investment objective and policies of the acquiring Fund; (ii) be acquired by the
applicable Fund for investment and not for resale; (iii) be liquid securities
which are not restricted as to transfer; and (iv) if stock, have a value which
is readily ascertainable as evidenced by a listing on a stock exchange, OTC
market or by readily available market quotations from a dealer in such
securities. Each Fund reserves the right to accept or reject at its own option
any and all securities offered in payment for its shares.

      Prospective investors may purchase shares with the assistance of a
Financial Professional and the Financial Professional may charge the investor a
fee for this service and other services it provides to its customers. J.P.
Morgan may pay fees to financial professionals for services in connection with
fund investments. See "Financial Professionals" above.

REDEMPTION OF SHARES

      Investors may redeem shares of the Funds as described in the Prospectus.
The Funds generally intend to pay redemption proceeds in cash; however, they
reserve the right at their sole discretion to pay redemption over $500,000 (in
the case of the Tax Aware Disciplined Equity Fund) or $250,000 (in the case of
the Tax Aware U.S. Equity Fund) in-kind as a portfolio of representative stocks
rather than cash. See below and "Exchange of Shares".

      The Trust, on behalf of each Fund, reserves the right to suspend the right
of redemption and to postpone the date of payment upon redemption as follows:
(i) for up to seven days, (ii) during periods when the New York Stock Exchange
is closed for other than weekends and holidays or when trading thereon is
restricted as determined by the SEC by rule or regulation, (iii) during periods
in which an emergency, as determined by the SEC, exists that causes disposal by
a Fund of, or evaluation of the net asset value of, its portfolio securities to
be unreasonable or impracticable, or (iv) for such other periods as the SEC may
permit.

      If the Trust determines that it would be detrimental to the best interest
of the remaining shareholders of the Funds to make payment wholly or partly in
cash, payment of the redemption price may be made in whole or in part by a
distribution in kind of securities from the Fund, in lieu of cash. If shares are
redeemed in-kind, the redeeming shareholder might incur costs in converting the
assets into cash. The Trust is in the process of seeking exemptive relief from
the SEC with respect to redemptions in-kind by the Funds. If the requested
relief is granted, each Fund would then be permitted to pay redemptions to
greater than 5% shareholders in securities, rather than in cash, to the extent
permitted by the SEC and applicable law. The method of valuing portfolio
securities is described under "Net Asset Value", and such valuation will be made
as of the same time the redemption price is determined.

      In general, a Fund will attempt to select securities for in-kind
redemptions that approximate the overall characteristics of the Fund's
portfolio. A Fund will not distribute illiquid securities to satisfy in-kind
redemptions. For purposes of effecting in-kind redemptions, securities will be
valued in the manner regularly used to value a Fund's portfolio securities. A
Fund will not redeem its shares in-kind in a manner that after giving effect to
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would cause it to violate its investment restrictions or policies. See the
Prospectuses for information on redemptions in-kind.



      Other Redemption Processing Information. Redemption requests may not be
processed if the redemption request is not submitted in proper form. A
redemption request is not in proper form unless a Fund has received the
shareholder's certified taxpayer identification number and address. In addition,
if shares were paid for by check and the check has not yet cleared, redemption
proceeds will not be transmitted until the check has cleared, which may take up
to 15 days. Each Fund reserves the right to suspend the right of redemption or
postpone the payment of redemption proceeds to the extent permitted by the SEC.
Shareholders may realize taxable gains upon redeeming shares.

      For information regarding redemption orders placed through a financial
professional, please see "Financial Professionals" above.

EXCHANGE OF SHARES

      Subject to the limitations below, an investor may exchange shares from a
Fund into any other J.P. Morgan Fund or J.P. Morgan Institutional Fund without
charge. An exchange may be made so long as after the exchange the investor has
shares, in each fund in which he or she remains an investor, with a value of at
least that fund's minimum investment amount. Shareholders should read the
prospectus of the fund into which they are exchanging and may only exchange
between fund accounts that are registered in the same name, address and taxpayer
identification number. Shares are exchanged on the basis of relative net asset
value per share. Exchanges are in effect redemptions from one fund and purchases
of another fund and the usual purchase and redemption procedures and
requirements are applicable to exchanges. The Funds generally intend to pay
redemption proceeds in cash; however, since they reserve the right at their sole
discretion to pay redemptions over $500,000 (in the case of the Tax Aware
Disciplined Equity Fund) or $250,000 (in the case of the Tax Aware U.S. Equity
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of representative stocks rather than cash, each Fund reserves the right to deny
an exchange request in excess of those amounts. See "Redemption of Shares".
Shareholders subject to federal income tax who exchange shares in one fund for
shares in another fund may recognize capital gain or loss for federal income tax
purposes. Shares of a fund to be acquired are purchased for settlement when the
proceeds from redemption become available. In the case of investors in certain
states, state securities laws may restrict the availability of the exchange
privilege. The Trust reserves the right to discontinue, alter or limit the
exchange privilege at any time.

DIVIDENDS AND DISTRIBUTIONS

      Each Fund declares and pays dividends and distributions as described in
the Prospectus.

      A Fund's dividends and distributions are paid in additional shares unless
the shareholder elects to have them paid in cash. The tax effects of dividends
and distributions are the same whether they are paid in shares or cash. Cash
dividends and distributions either (1) are credited to the shareholder's account
at J.P. Morgan or at his financial professional or (2) in the case of certain
J.P. Morgan clients, are paid by a check mailed in accordance with the client's
instructions.

NET ASSET VALUE

      Each of the Funds compute its net asset value separately for each class of
shares outstanding once daily as of the close of trading on the New York Stock
Exchange (normally 4:00 p.m. eastern time) on each business day as described in
the Prospectus. The net asset value will not be computed on the day the
following legal holidays are observed: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr.
Day, Presidents' Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day,
Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. On days when U.S. trading markets close
early in observance of these holidays, each of the Fund will close for purchases
and redemptions at the same time. Each of the Funds also may close for purchases
and redemptions at such other times as may be determined by the Board of
Trustees to the extent permitted by applicable law. The days on which net asset
value is determined are the Funds' business days.

      The value of investments listed on a domestic or foreign securities
exchange, including National Association of Securities Dealers Automated
Quotations ("NASDAQ"), other than options on stock indexes, is based on the last
sale prices on the exchange on which the security is principally traded (the
"primary exchange"). If there has been no sale on the primary exchange on the
valuation date, and the spread between bid and asked quotations on the primary
exchange is less than or equal to 10% of the bid price for the security, the
security shall be valued at the average of the closing bid and asked quotations
on the primary exchange. Under all other circumstances (e.g. there is no last
sale on the primary exchange, there are no bid and asked quotations on the
primary exchange, or the spread between bid and asked quotations is greater than
10% of the bid price), the value of the security shall be the last sale price on
the primary exchange up to ten days prior to the valuation date unless, in the
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manager, material events or conditions since such last sale necessitate fair
valuation of the security. The value of each security for which readily
available market quotations exist is based on a decision as to the broadest and
most representative market for such security. For purposes of calculating net
asset value all assets and liabilities initially expressed in foreign currencies
will be converted into U.S. dollars at the prevailing currency rate average on
the valuation date.

      Options on stock indexes traded on national securities exchanges are
valued at the close of options trading on such exchanges which is currently 4:10
p.m. New York time. Stock index futures and related options, which are traded on
commodities exchanges, are valued at their last sales price as of the close of
such commodities exchanges which is currently 4:15 p.m., New York time. Options
and futures traded on foreign exchanges are valued at the last sale price
available prior to the calculation each of the Fund's net asset value.
Securities or other assets for which market quotations are not readily available
(including certain restricted and illiquid securities) are valued at fair value
in accordance with procedures established by and under the general supervision
and responsibility of the Trustees. Such procedures include the use of
independent pricing services which use prices based upon yields or prices of
securities of comparable quality, coupon, maturity and type; indications as to
values from dealers; and general market conditions. Short-term investments which
mature in 60 days or less are valued at amortized cost if their original
maturity was 60 days or less, or by amortizing their value on the 61st day prior
to maturity, if their original maturity when acquired by the Fund was more than
60 days, unless this is determined not to represent fair value by the Trustees.

      Trading in securities on most foreign markets is normally completed before
the close of trading in U.S. markets and may also take place on days on which
the U.S. markets are closed. If events materially affecting the value of
securities occur between the time when the market in which they are traded
closes and the time when each Fund's net asset value is calculated, such
securities will be valued at fair value in accordance with procedures
established by and under the general supervision of the Trustees.

PERFORMANCE DATA

      From time to time, the Funds may quote performance in terms of actual
distributions, total return or capital appreciation for the various Fund classes
in reports, sales literature and advertisements published by the Trust. Current
performance information may be obtained by calling Morgan at (800) 766-7722 for
J.P. Morgan Tax Aware Disciplined Equity Fund: Institutional Shares and (800)
521-5411 for J.P. Morgan Tax Aware U.S. Equity Fund: Select Shares.

      The classes of shares of each Fund may bear different shareholder
servicing fees and other expenses, which may cause the performance of a class to
differ from the performance of another class. Performance quotations will be
computed separately for each class of a Fund's shares. Any fees charged by an
institution directly to its customers' accounts in connection with investments
in the Funds will not be included in calculations of total return.


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      Total Return Quotations. As required by regulations of the SEC, average
annual total return of each Fund's class of shares for a period is computed by
assuming a hypothetical initial payment of $1,000. It is then assumed that all
of the dividends and distributions by the Fund over the period are reinvested.
It is then assumed that at the end of the period, the entire amount is redeemed.
The average annual total return is then calculated by determining the annual
rate required for the initial payment to grow to the amount which would have
been received upon redemption.

      Aggregate total returns, reflecting the cumulative percentage change over
a measuring period, may also be calculated.

      Below is set forth historical return information for the Funds for the
periods indicated:


Tax Aware Disciplined Equity Fund (4/30/00): Average annual total return, 1
year: 5.27%; average annual total return, 5 years: N/A; average annual total
return, commencement of operations (January 30, 1997) to period end: 22.81%;
aggregate total return, 1 year: 5.27%; aggregate total return, 5 years: N/A;
aggregate total return, commencement of operations (January 30, 1997) to period
end: 94.85%.

Tax Aware U.S. Equity Fund (4/30/00): Average annual total return, 1 year:
8.16%; average annual total return, 5 years: N/A; average annual total return,
commencement of operations (December 18, 1996) to period end: 22.13%; aggregate
total return, 1 year: 8.16%; aggregate total return, 5 years: N/A; aggregate
total return, commencement of operations (December 18, 1996) to period end:
99.31%.


      General. Performance will vary from time to time depending upon market
conditions, the composition of the portfolio, and operating expenses.
Consequently, any given performance quotation should not be considered
representative of a Fund's performance for any specified period in the future.
In addition, because performance will fluctuate, it may not provide a basis for
comparing an investment in a Fund with certain bank deposits or other
investments that pay a fixed yield or return for a stated period of time.

      Comparative performance information may be used from time to time in
advertising the Funds' shares, including appropriate market indices including
the benchmarks indicated under "Investment Advisor" above or data from Lipper
Analytical Services, Inc., Micropal, Inc., Ibbotson Associates, Morningstar
Inc., the Dow Jones Industrial Average and other industry publications.

      From time to time, the Funds may, in addition to any other permissible
information, include the following types of information in advertisements,
supplemental sales literature and reports to shareholders: (1) discussions of
general economic or financial principles (such as the effects of compounding and
the benefits of dollar-cost averaging); (2) discussions of general


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economic trends; (3) presentations of statistical data to supplement such
discussions; (4) descriptions of past or anticipated portfolio holdings for one
or more of the Funds; (5) descriptions of investment strategies for one or more
of the Funds; (6) descriptions or comparisons of various savings and investment
products (including, but not limited to, qualified retirement plans and
individual stocks and bonds), which may or may not include the Funds; (7)
comparisons of investment products (including the Funds) with relevant markets
or industry indices or other appropriate benchmarks; (8) discussions of Fund
rankings or ratings by recognized rating organizations; and (9) discussions of
various statistical methods quantifying a Fund's volatility relative to its
benchmark or to past performance, including risk adjusted measures. The Funds
may also include calculations, such as hypothetical compounding examples, which
describe hypothetical investment results in such communications. Such
performance examples will be based on an express set of assumptions and are not
indicative of the performance of any of the Funds.

PORTFOLIO TRANSACTIONS

      The Advisor places orders for all Funds for all purchases and sales of
portfolio securities, enters into repurchase agreements and may enter into
reverse repurchase agreements and execute loans of portfolio securities on
behalf of all the Funds. See "Investment Objectives and Policies."

      Fixed income and debt securities are generally traded at a net price with
dealers acting as principal for their own accounts without a stated commission.
The price of the security usually includes profit to the dealers. In
underwritten offerings, securities are purchased at a fixed price which includes
an amount of compensation to the underwriter, generally referred to as the
underwriter's concession or discount. On occasion, certain securities may be
purchased directly from an issuer, in which case no commissions or discounts are
paid. The Advisor intends to seek best execution on a competitive basis for both
purchases and sales of securities.

      In selecting a broker, the Advisor considers a number of factors
including: the price per unit of the security; the broker's reliability for
prompt, accurate confirmations and on-time delivery of securities; the broker's
financial condition; and the commissions charged. A broker may be paid a
brokerage commission in excess of that which another broker might have charged
for effecting the same transaction if, after considering the foregoing factors,
the Advisor decides that the broker chosen will provide the best execution. The
Advisor monitors the reasonableness of the brokerage commissions paid in light
of the execution received. The Trust's Trustees review regularly the
reasonableness of commissions and other transaction costs incurred by the Funds
in light of facts and circumstances deemed relevant from time to time and, in
that connection, will receive reports from Morgan and published data concerning
transaction costs incurred by institutional investors generally.

      Research services provided by brokers to which the Advisor has allocated
brokerage business in the past include economic statistics and forecasting
services, industry and company analyses, portfolio strategy services,
quantitative data, and consulting services from economists and political
analysts. Research services furnished by brokers are used for the benefit of all
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the Advisor's clients and not solely or necessarily for the benefit of an
individual Fund. the Advisor believes that the value of research services
received is not determinable and does not significantly reduce its expenses. The
Funds do not reduce their fee to the Advisor by any amount that might be
attributable to the value of such services.

      The Funds paid the following approximate brokerage commissions for the
indicated fiscal periods:


Tax Aware Disciplined Equity Fund: For the period January 30, 1997 commencement
of operations through October 31, 1997 and for the fiscal years ended October
31, 1998 and 1999: $2,800, $59,170 and $188,634, respectively. For the six month
period ended April 30, 2000: $152,277

Tax Aware U.S. Equity Fund: For the period January 30, 1997 commencement of
operations through October 31, 1997 and for the fiscal years ended October 31,
1998 and 1999: $4,971, $48,738 and $76,033, respectively. For the six month
period ended April 30, 2000: $34,203


      Subject to the overriding objective of obtaining the best execution of
orders, the Advisor may allocate a portion of a Fund's brokerage transactions to
affiliates of the Advisor. Under the 1940 Act, persons affiliated with the Fund
and persons who are affiliated with such persons are prohibited from dealing
with the Fund as principal in the purchase and sale of securities unless a
permissive order allowing such transactions is obtained from the SEC. However,
affiliated persons of the Fund may serve as its broker in listed or
over-the-counter transactions conducted on an agency basis provided that, among
other things, the fee or commission received by such affiliated broker is
reasonable and fair compared to the fee or commission received by non-affiliated
brokers in connection with comparable transactions. In addition, the Fund may no
purchase securities during the existence of any underwriting syndicate for such
securities of which the Advisor or an affiliate is a member or in a private
placement in which the Advisor or an affiliate serves as placement agent except
pursuant to procedures adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Fund that either
comply with rules adopted by the SEC or with interpretations of the SEC's staff.

      Investment decisions made by the Advisor are the product of many factors
in addition to basic suitability for the particular Fund or other client in
question. Thus, a particular security may be bought or sold for certain clients
even though it could have been bought or sold for other clients at the same
time. Likewise, a particular security may be bought for one or more clients when
one or more other clients are selling the same security. The Funds may only sell
a security to each other or to other accounts managed by the Advisor or its
affiliates in accordance with procedures adopted by the Trustees.

      It also sometimes happens that two or more clients simultaneously purchase
or sell the same security. On those occasions when the Advisor deems the
purchase or sale of a security to be in the best interests of a Fund, as well as
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the extent permitted by applicable laws and regulations, may, but is not
obligated to, aggregate the securities to be sold or purchased for a Fund with
those to be sold or purchased for other clients in order to obtain best
execution, including lower brokerage commissions if appropriate. In such event,
allocation of the securities so purchased or sold as well as any expenses
incurred in the transaction will be made by the Advisor in the manner it
considers to be most equitable and consistent with the Advisor 's fiduciary
obligations to a Fund. In some instances, this procedure might adversely affect
a Fund.

MASSACHUSETTS TRUST


      The Trust is a "Massachusetts business trust" of which each Fund is a
separate and distinct series. A copy of the Declaration of Trust for the Trust
is on file in the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Under Massachusetts law, shareholders of such a trust may, under certain
circumstances, be held personally liable as partners for the obligations of the
trust. However, the Trust's Declaration of Trust provides that the shareholders
will not be subject to any personal liability for the acts or obligations of any
Fund and that every written agreement, obligation, instrument or undertaking
made on behalf of any Fund will contain a provision to the effect that the
shareholders are not personally liable thereunder.


      Effective May 12, 1997, the name of the U.S. Equity Fund was changed from
"Tax Aware Equity Fund" to "Tax Aware U.S. Equity Fund". Effective January 1,
1998, the name of the Trust was changed from "JPM Series Trust" to "J.P. Morgan
Series Trust", the name of the U.S. Equity Fund was changed from "Tax Aware U.S.
Equity Fund" to "J.P. Morgan Tax Aware U.S. Equity Fund", the name of the
Disciplined Equity Fund was changed from "Tax Aware Disciplined Equity Fund" to
"J.P. Morgan Tax Aware Disciplined Equity Fund", the "JPM Pierpont Shares" were
renamed "Select Shares", and "JPM Pierpont Shares" of "Tax Aware Disciplined
Equity Fund" were renamed "Institutional Shares" of "J.P. Morgan Tax Aware
Disciplined Equity Fund".

      The Trust's Declaration of Trust further provides that no Trustee, Member
of the Advisory Board, officer, employee, or agent of the Trust is liable to a
Fund or to a shareholder, and that no Trustee, Member of the Advisory Board,
officer, employee, or agent is liable to any third persons in connection with
the affairs of a Fund, except as such liability may arise from his or its own
bad faith, willful misfeasance, gross negligence or reckless disregard of his or
its duties to such third persons ("disabling conduct"). It also provides that
all third persons must look solely to Fund property for satisfaction of claims
arising in connection with the affairs of a Fund. The Trust's Declaration of
Trust provides that a Trustee, Member of the Advisory Board, officer, employee,
or agent is entitled to be indemnified against all liability in connection with
the affairs of a Fund, except liabilities arising from disabling conduct.

DESCRIPTION OF SHARES


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      Each Fund represents a separate series of shares of beneficial interest of
the Trust. Fund shares are further divided into separate classes. See
"Massachusetts Trust."

      The Declaration of Trust permits the Trustees to issue an unlimited number
of full and fractional shares ($0.001 par value) of one or more series and
classes within any series and to divide or combine the shares of any series
without changing the proportionate beneficial interest of each shareholder in a
Fund. To date, shares of each Fund described in this Statement of Additional
Information have been authorized and are currently available for sale to the
public.

      Each share represents an equal proportional interest in a Fund with each
other share of the same class. Upon liquidation of a Fund, holders are entitled
to share pro rata in the net assets of a Fund available for distribution to such
shareholders. Shares of a Fund have no preemptive or conversion rights.

      The shareholders of the Trust are entitled to one full or fractional vote
for each dollar or fraction of a dollar invested in shares. Subject to the 1940
Act, the Trustees have the power to alter the number and the terms of office of
the Trustees, to lengthen their own terms, or to make their terms of unlimited
duration, subject to certain removal procedures, and to appoint their own
successors. However, immediately after such appointment, the requisite majority
of the Trustees must have been elected by the shareholders of the Trust. The
voting rights of shareholders are not cumulative. The Trust does not intend to
hold annual meetings of shareholders. The Trustees may call meetings of
shareholders for action by shareholder vote if required by either the 1940 Act
or the Trust's Declaration of Trust.

      Shareholders of the Trust have the right, upon the declaration in writing
or vote of shareholders whose shares represent two-thirds of the net asset value
of the Trust, to remove a Trustee. The Trustees will call a meeting of
shareholders to vote on removal of a Trustee upon the written request of the
shareholders whose shares represent 10% of the net asset value of the Trust. The
Trustees are also required, under certain circumstances, to assist shareholders
in communicating with other shareholders.


      As of August 31, 2000, the following owned of record more than 5% of the
outstanding shares of:

Tax Aware U.S. Equity Fund - Charles Schwab & Co. Inc. Special Custody Account
for the benefit of Customers (10.28%).

Tax Aware Disciplined Equity Fund - Charles Schwab & Co. Inc. Special Custody
Account for the benefit of Customers (33.94%).


      The address of each owner listed above is c/o JPMIM, 522 Fifth Avenue, New
York, New York 10036. As of the date of this Statement of Additional Information
the officers,


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Trustees and Members of the Advisory Board as a group owned less than 1% of the
beneficial shares of each Fund.

TAXES

      The following discussion of tax consequences is based on U.S. federal tax
laws in effect on the date of this Statement of Additional Information. These
laws and regulations are subject to change by legislative or administrative
action, possibly on a retroactive basis.

      Each Fund intends to qualify and remain qualified as a regulated
investment company under Subchapter M of the Code. As a regulated investment
company, a Fund must, among other things, (a) derive at least 90% of its gross
income from dividends, interest, payments with respect to loans of stock and
securities, gains from the sale or other disposition of stock or securities and
other income (including but not limited to gains from options and futures
contracts) derived with respect to its business of investing in such stock or
securities; and (b) diversify its holdings so that, at the end of each fiscal
quarter, (i) at least 50% of the value of a Fund's total assets is represented
by cash, U.S. Government securities, investments in other regulated investment
companies and other securities limited, in respect of any one issuer, to an
amount not greater than 5% of a Fund's total assets, and 10% of the outstanding
voting securities of such issuer, and (ii) not more than 25% of the value of its
total assets is invested in the securities of any one issuer (other than U.S.
Government securities or the securities of other regulated investment
companies).

      As a regulated investment company, a Fund (as opposed to its shareholders)
will not be subject to federal income taxes on the net investment income and
capital gains that it distributes to its shareholders, provided that at least
90% of its net investment income and realized net short-term capital gains in
excess of net long-term capital losses for the taxable year is distributed in
accordance with the Code's requirements.

      Under the Code, a Fund will be subject to a 4% excise tax on a portion of
its undistributed taxable income and capital gains if it fails to meet certain
distribution requirements by the end of the calendar year. Each Fund intends to
make distributions in a timely manner and accordingly does not expect to be
subject to the excise tax.

      For federal income tax purposes, dividends that are declared by a Fund in
October, November or December as of a record date in such month and actually
paid in January of the following year will be treated as if they were paid on
December 31 of the year declared. Therefore, such dividends will generally be
taxable to a shareholder in the year declared rather than the year paid.

      For federal income tax purposes, the Tax Aware U.S. Equity Fund had a
capital loss carryforward of $5,184,197 at October 31, 1999, of which $81,365
will expire in the year 2005 and $498,314 will expire in the year 2006, and
$4,604,518 will expire in the year 2007. In


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addition, the Tax Aware Disciplined Equity had a capital loss carryforward of
$802,394 at October 31, 1999, which will expire in the year 2006. To the extent
that this capital loss is used to offset future capital gains, it is probable
that the gains so offset will not be distributed to shareholders.

      Distributions of net investment income and realized net short-term capital
gain in excess of net long-term capital loss generally taxable to shareholders
of the Funds as ordinary income whether such distributions are taken in cash or
reinvested in additional shares. The Funds expect that a portion of these
distributions to corporate shareholders will be eligible for the
dividends-received deduction, subject to applicable limitations under the Code.
If dividend payments exceed income earned by a Fund, the overdistribution would
be considered a return of capital rather than a dividend payment. The Funds
intend to pay dividends in such a manner so as to minimize the possibility of a
return of capital. Distributions of net long-term capital gain (i.e., net
long-term capital gain in excess of net short-term capital loss) are taxable to
shareholders of a Fund as long-term capital gain, regardless of whether such
distributions are taken in cash or reinvested in additional shares and
regardless of how long a shareholder has held shares in a Fund. In general,
long-term capital gain of an individual shareholder will be subject to a 20%
rate of tax.

      Gains or losses on sales of portfolio securities will be treated as
long-term capital gains or losses if the securities have been held for more than
one year except in certain cases where, if applicable, a put is acquired or a
call option is written thereon or the straddle rules described below are
otherwise applicable. Other gains or losses on the sale of securities will be
short-term capital gains or losses. Gains and losses on the sale, lapse or other
termination of options on securities will be treated as gains and losses from
the sale of securities. Except as described below, if an option written by a
Fund lapses or is terminated through a closing transaction, such as a repurchase
by the Fund of the option from its holder, the Fund will realize a short-term
capital gain or loss, depending on whether the premium income is greater or less
than the amount paid by the Fund in the closing transaction. If securities are
purchased by a Fund pursuant to the exercise of a put option written by it, a
Fund will subtract the premium received from its cost basis in the securities
purchased.

      Any distribution of net investment income or capital gains will have the
effect of reducing the net asset value of Fund shares held by a shareholder by
the same amount as the distribution. If the net asset value of the shares is
reduced below a shareholder's cost as a result of such a distribution, the
distribution, although constituting a return of capital to the shareholder, will
be taxable as described above. Investors should consider the consequences of
purchasing shares in the Fund shortly before the Fund declares a sizable
dividend distribution.

      Any gain or loss realized on the redemption or exchange of Fund shares by
a shareholder who is not a dealer in securities will be treated as long-term
capital gain or loss if the shares have been held for more than one year, and
otherwise as short-term capital gain or loss. Long-term capital gain of an
individual holder is subject to maximum tax rate of 20%. However, any loss
realized by a shareholder upon the redemption or exchange of shares in the Fund
held for six


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months or less will be treated as a long-term capital loss to the extent of any
long-term capital gain distributions received by the shareholder with respect to
such shares. In addition, no loss will be allowed on the redemption or exchange
of shares of a Fund, if within a period beginning 30 days before the date of
such redemption or exchange and ending 30 days after such date, the shareholder
acquires (such as through dividend reinvestment) securities that are
substantially identical to shares of the Fund. Investors are urged to consult
their tax advisors concerning the limitations on the deductibility of capital
losses.

      Under the Code, gains or losses attributable to fluctuations in exchange
rates between the time a Fund accrues income or receivables or expenses or other
liabilities denominated in a foreign currency and the time a Fund actually
collects such income or pays such liabilities, are generally treated as ordinary
income or ordinary loss. Similarly, gains or losses on the disposition of debt
securities held by a Fund, if any, denominated in foreign currency, to the
extent attributable to fluctuations in exchange rates between the acquisition
and disposition dates are also treated as ordinary income or loss.

      Options and futures contracts entered into by a Fund may create
"straddles" for U.S. federal income tax purposes and this may affect the
character and timing of gains or losses realized by the Fund on options and
futures contracts or on the underlying securities.

      Certain options and futures held by a Fund at the end of each taxable
fiscal year will be required to be "marked to market" for federal income tax
purposes -- i.e., treated as having been sold at market value. For options and
futures contracts, 60% of any gain or loss recognized on these deemed sales and
on actual dispositions will be treated as long-term capital gain or loss, and
the remainder will be treated as short-term capital gain or loss regardless of
how long the Fund has held such options or futures.

      The Funds may invest in Equity Securities of foreign issuers. If a Fund
purchases shares in certain foreign investment funds (referred to as passive
foreign investment companies ("PFICs") under the Code), a Fund may be subject to
federal income tax on a portion of an "excess distribution" from such foreign
investment fund, including any gain from the disposition of such shares, even
though such income may have to be distributed as a taxable dividend by a Fund to
its shareholders. In addition, certain interest charges may be imposed on a Fund
as a result of such distributions. Alternatively, a Fund may in certain
circumstances include each year in its income and distribute to shareholders a
pro rata portion of the PFIC's income, whether or not distributed to a Fund.

      The Funds will be permitted to "mark to market" any marketable stock held
by a Fund in a PFIC. If a Fund made such an election, it would include in income
each year an amount equal to its share of the excess, if any, of the fair market
value of the PFIC stock as of the close of the taxable year over the adjusted
basis of such stock. A Fund would be allowed a deduction for its share of the
excess, if any, of the adjusted basis of the PFIC stock over its fair market
value as of the close of the taxable year, but only to the extent of any net
mark-to-market gains with respect to the stock included by a Fund for prior
taxable years.


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      If a correct and certified taxpayer identification number is not on file,
a Fund is required, subject to certain exemptions, to withhold 31% of certain
payments made or distributions declared to non-corporate shareholders.

      Foreign Shareholders. Dividends of net investment income and distributions
of realized net short-term gain in excess of net long-term loss to a shareholder
who, as to the United States, is a nonresident alien individual, fiduciary of a
foreign trust or estate, foreign corporation or foreign partnership (a "foreign
shareholder") will be subject to U.S. withholding tax at the rate of 30% (or
lower treaty rate) unless the dividends are effectively connected with a U.S.
trade or business of the shareholder, in which case the dividends will be
subject to tax on a net income basis at the graduated rates applicable to U.S.
individuals or domestic corporations. Distributions treated as long term capital
gains to foreign shareholders will not be subject to U.S. tax unless the
distributions are effectively connected with the shareholder's trade or business
in the United States or, in the case of a shareholder who is a nonresident alien
individual, the shareholder was present in the United States for more than 182
days during the taxable year and certain other conditions are met.


      In the case of a foreign shareholder who is a nonresident alien individual
or foreign entity, a Fund may be required to withhold U.S. federal income tax as
"backup withholding" at the rate of 31% from distributions treated as long-term
capital gains from the proceeds of redemptions, exchanges or other dispositions
of Fund shares unless IRS Form W-8BEN is provided. Transfers by gift of shares
of a Fund by a foreign shareholder who is a nonresident alien individual will
not be subject to U.S. federal gift tax, but the value of shares of a Fund held
by such a shareholder at his or her death will be includible in his or her gross
estate for U.S. federal estate tax purposes.


      State and Local Taxes. Each Fund may be subject to state or local taxes in
jurisdictions in which a Fund is deemed to be doing business. In addition, the
treatment of a Fund and its shareholders in those states which have income tax
laws might differ from treatment under the federal income tax laws. Shareholders
should consult their own tax advisors with respect to any state or local taxes.

      Other Taxation. The Trust is organized as a Massachusetts business Trust
and, under current law, neither the Trust nor any Fund is liable for any income
or franchise tax in The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, provided that each Fund
continues to qualify as a regulated investment company under Subchapter M of the
Code.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

      Telephone calls to the Funds, J.P. Morgan or State Street may be tape
recorded. With respect to the securities offered hereby, this Statement of
Additional Information and the Prospectus do not contain all the information
included in the Trust's registration statement filed with the SEC under the 1933
Act and the Trust's registration statement filed under the 1940 Act.


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Pursuant to the rules and regulations of the SEC, certain portions have been
omitted. The registration statement including the exhibits filed therewith may
be examined at the office of the SEC in Washington, D.C.

      Statements contained in this Statement of Additional Information and the
Prospectus concerning the contents of any contract or other document are not
necessarily complete, and in each instance, reference is made to the copy of
such contract or other document filed as an exhibit to the applicable
Registration Statements. Each such statement is qualified in all respects by
such reference.

      No dealer, salesman or any other person has been authorized to give any
information or to make any representations, other than those contained in the
Prospectus and this Statement of Additional Information, in connection with the
offer contained therein and, if given or made, such other information or
representations must not be relied upon as having been authorized by any of the
Trust, the Funds or FDI. The Prospectus and this Statement of Additional
Information do not constitute an offer by any Fund or by FDI to sell or solicit
any offer to buy any of the securities offered hereby in any jurisdiction to any
person to whom it is unlawful for the Fund or FDI to make such offer in such
jurisdictions.

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

      The following financial statements of each Fund and the report thereon of
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP are incorporated herein by reference from their
respective annual report filings made with the SEC pursuant to Section 30(b) of
the 1940 Act and Rule 30b2-1 thereunder. Additionally, the financial statements
of each Fund are incorporated herein by reference from their respective
semi-annual report filings made with the SEC pursuant to Section 30(b) of the
1940 Act and Rule 30b2-1 thereunder. Any of the following financial reports are
available without charge upon request by calling J.P. Morgan Fund Services at
(800) 766-7722 for Tax Aware Disciplined Equity Fund: Institutional Shares and
(800) 521-5411 for Tax Aware U.S. Equity Fund: Select Shares.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                        Date of Annual and Semi-Annual
                                        Report; Date of Annual and
                                        Semi-Annual Report Filed; and
Name of Fund                            Accession Numbers
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tax Aware Disciplined Equity Fund       10/31/99; 1/05/00;
                                        0000912057-00-000267; 4/30/00; 7/7/00;
                                        0000912057-00-031186
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Tax Aware U.S. Equity Fund              10/31/99;
                                        1/05/00;0000912057-00-000266;
                                        4/30/00; 7/6/00;
                                        0000912057-00-030911
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APPENDIX A

Description of Securities Ratings

STANDARD & POOR'S

Corporate and Municipal Bonds

AAA-     Debt rated AAA has the highest ratings assigned by Standard & Poor's
         to a debt obligation. Capacity to pay interest and repay principal is
         extremely strong.

AA-      Debt rated AA has a very strong capacity to pay interest and repay
         principal and differs from the highest rated issues only in a small
         degree.

A-       Debt rated A has a strong capacity to pay interest and repay
         principal although it is somewhat more susceptible to the adverse
         effects of changes in circumstances and economic conditions than debt
         in higher rated categories.

BBB-     Debt rated BBB is regarded as having an adequate capacity to pay
         interest and repay principal. Whereas it normally exhibits adequate
         protection parameters, adverse economic conditions or changing
         circumstances are more likely to lead to a weakened capacity to pay
         interest and repay principal for debt in this category than for debt in
         higher rated categories.

BB-B-    Debt rated BB and B is regarded, on balance, as predominantly
         speculative with respect to the issuer's capacity to pay interest and
         repay principal in accordance with the terms of the obligation. BB
         indicates the lowest degree of speculation. While such debt will likely
         have some quality and protective characteristics, these are outweighed
         by large uncertainties or major risk exposures to adverse conditions.

Commercial Paper, including Tax Exempt

A-       Issues assigned this highest rating are regarded as having the
         greatest capacity for timely payment. Issues in this category are
         further refined with the designations 1, 2, and 3 to indicate the
         relative degree of safety.

A-1-     This designation indicates that the degree of safety regarding timely
         payment is very strong.

Short-Term Tax-Exempt Notes

SP-1-    The short-term tax-exempt note rating of SP-1 is the highest rating
         assigned by Standard & Poor's and has a very strong or strong capacity
         to pay principal and interest. Those issues determined to possess
         overwhelming safety characteristics are given a "plus" (+) designation.


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SP-2-    The short-term tax-exempt note rating of SP-2 has a satisfactory
         capacity to pay principal and interest.

MOODY'S

Corporate and Municipal Bonds

Aaa-     Bonds which are rated Aaa are judged to be of the best quality. They
         carry the smallest degree of investment risk and are generally referred
         to as "gilt edge." Interest payments are protected by a large or by an
         exceptionally stable margin and principal is secure. While the various
         protective elements are likely to change, such changes as can be
         visualized are most unlikely to impair the fundamentally strong
         position of such issues.

Aa-      Bonds which are rated Aa are judged to be of high quality by all
         standards. Together with the Aaa group they comprise what are generally
         known as high-grade bonds. They are rated lower than the best bonds
         because margins of protection may not be as large as in Aaa securities
         or fluctuation of protective elements may be of greater amplitude or
         there may be other elements present which make the long term risks
         appear somewhat larger than in Aa securities.

A-       Bonds which are rated A possess many favorable investment attributes
         and are to be considered as upper medium grade obligations. Factors
         giving security to principal and interest are considered adequate but
         elements may be present which suggest a susceptibility to impairment
         sometime in the future.

Baa-     Bonds which are rated Baa are considered as medium grade obligations,
         i.e., they are neither highly protected nor poorly secured. Interest
         payments and principal security appear adequate for the present but
         certain protective elements may be lacking or may be characteristically
         unreliable over any great length of time. Such bonds lack outstanding
         investment characteristics and in fact have speculative characteristics
         as well.


Ba-      Bonds which are rated Ba are judged to have speculative elements;
         their future cannot be considered as well assured. Often the protection
         of interest and principal payments may be very moderate, and thereby
         not well safeguarded during both good and bad times over the future.
         Uncertainty of position characterizes bonds in this class.


B-       Bonds which are rated B generally lack characteristics of a desirable
         investment. Assurance of interest and principal payments or of
         maintenance of other terms of the contract over any long period of time
         may be small.


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Commercial Paper, including Tax Exempt

Prime-1-       Issuers rated Prime-1 (or related supporting institutions) have
               a superior capacity for repayment of short-term promissory
               obligations. Prime-1 repayment capacity will normally be
               evidenced by the following characteristics:

   -     Leading market positions in well-established industries.
   -     High rates of return on funds employed.
   -     Conservative capitalization structures with moderate reliance on debt
         and ample asset protection.
   -     Broad margins in earnings coverage of fixed financial charges and high
         internal cash generation.
   -     Well established access to a range of financial markets and assured
         sources of alternate liquidity.

Short-Term Tax Exempt Notes

MIG-1-   The short-term tax-exempt note rating MIG-1 is the highest rating
         assigned by Moody's for notes judged to be the best quality. Notes with
         this rating enjoy strong protection from established cash flows of
         funds for their servicing or from established and broad-based access to
         the market for refinancing, or both.

MIG-2-   MIG-2 rated notes are of high quality but with margins of protection
         not as large as MIG-1.


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                            J.P. MORGAN SERIES TRUST


                    J.P. MORGAN INSTITUTIONAL SMARTINDEX FUND


                       STATEMENT OF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION






                                 OCTOBER 1, 2000







THIS STATEMENT OF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS NOT A PROSPECTUS BUT CONTAINS
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WHICH SHOULD BE READ IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE FUND'S
PROSPECTUS DATED OCTOBER 1, 2000, AS SUPPLEMENTED FROM TIME TO TIME.
ADDITIONALLY, THIS STATEMENT OF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INCORPORATES BY REFERENCE
THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS INCLUDED IN THE SHAREHOLDER REPORT RELATING TO THE FUND
DATED MAY 31, 2000. THE PROSPECTUS AND THESE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, INCLUDING THE
INDEPENDENT ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT ON THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, ARE
AVAILABLE, WITHOUT CHARGE, UPON REQUEST FROM FUNDS DISTRIBUTOR, INC., 60 STATE
STREET, SUITE 1300, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 02109, ATTENTION: J.P. MORGAN SERIES
TRUST (800) 221-7930.










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Table of Contents                                                           Page
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GENERAL .......................................................................1
INVESTMENT OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES ............................................1
INVESTMENT RESTRICTIONS ......................................................16
TRUSTEES AND MEMBERS OF THE ADVISORY BOARD ...................................18
OFFICERS .....................................................................20
CODES OF ETHICS ..............................................................23
INVESTMENT ADVISOR ...........................................................23
DISTRIBUTOR ..................................................................26
CO-ADMINISTRATOR .............................................................26
SERVICES AGENT ...............................................................27
CUSTODIAN AND TRANSFER AGENT .................................................27
SHAREHOLDER SERVICING ........................................................29
FINANCIAL PROFESSIONALS ......................................................30
INDEPENDENT ACCOUNTANTS ......................................................30
EXPENSES .....................................................................31
PURCHASE OF SHARES ...........................................................31
REDEMPTION OF SHARES .........................................................32
EXCHANGE OF SHARES ...........................................................33
DIVIDENDS AND DISTRIBUTIONS ..................................................33
NET ASSET VALUE ..............................................................35
PERFORMANCE DATA .............................................................36
PORTFOLIO TRANSACTIONS .......................................................37
MASSACHUSETTS TRUST ..........................................................39
DESCRIPTION OF SHARES ........................................................39
TAXES ........................................................................41
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION .......................................................45
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS .........................................................45
APPENDIX A - DESCRIPTION OF
SECURITIES RATINGS ..........................................................A-1



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GENERAL

         J.P. Morgan Institutional SmartIndex Fund (the "Fund") is a series of
J.P. Morgan Series Trust, an open-end management investment company organized as
a Massachusetts business trust (the "Trust"). To date, the Trustees of the Trust
have authorized the issuance of two classes of shares--Institutional Shares and
Select Shares. The Fund currently offers Institutional Shares only.

         This Statement of Additional Information describes the financial
history, investment objective and policies, management and operation of the Fund
and provides additional information with respect to the Fund and should be read
in conjunction with the Fund's current prospectus (the "Prospectus").
Capitalized terms not otherwise defined herein have the meanings assigned to
them in the Prospectus. The Trust's executive offices are located at 60 State
Street, Suite 1300, Boston, Massachusetts 02109.

         The Fund is advised by J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc. ("JPMIM"
or the "Advisor").

         Shares of the Fund are not deposits or obligations of, or guaranteed or
  endorsed by any bank. Shares of the Fund are not federally insured by the
  Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve Board, or any other
  governmental agency. An investment in the Fund is subject to risk that may
  cause the value of the investment to fluctuate, and at the time it is
  redeemed, be higher or lower than the amount originally invested.

INVESTMENT OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES

         The following discussion supplements the information in the Prospectus
regarding the investment objective and policies of the Fund.

         The Fund is designed for investors seeking a consistently high total
return from a broadly diversified portfolio of approximately 350 equity
securities with risk characteristics similar to the Standard & Poor's 500 Stock
Index ("S&P 500").

         The various types of securities in which the Fund may invest are
described below.

Equity Investments

         The Fund invests primarily in equity securities consisting of U.S. and,
to a lesser extent, foreign common stocks and other securities with equity
characteristics which are comprised of preferred stock, warrants, rights,
convertible securities, trust certifications, limited partnership interests and
investment company securities (collectively, "Equity Securities"). The Equity
Securities in which the Fund invests may include exchange-traded,
over-the-counter ("OTC") and unlisted common and preferred stocks. A discussion
of the various types of equity


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investments that may be purchased by the Fund appears below. See also "Quality
and Diversification Requirements."

         Equity  Securities. The Equity Securities in which the Fund may invest
may or may not pay dividends and may or may not carry voting rights. Common
stock occupies the most junior position in a company's capital structure.

         The convertible securities in which the Fund may invest include any
debt securities or preferred stock, which may be converted into common stock or
which carry the right to purchase common stock. Convertible securities entitle
the holder to exchange the securities for a specified number of shares of common
stock, usually of the same company, at specified prices within a certain period
of time.

         The terms of any convertible security determine its ranking in a
company's capital structure. In the case of subordinated convertible debentures,
the holders' claims on assets and earnings are subordinated to the claims of
other creditors and are senior to the claims of preferred and common
shareholders. In the case of convertible preferred stock, the holders' claims on
assets and earnings are subordinated to the claims of all creditors and are
senior to the claims of common shareholders.

Common Stock Warrants

         The Fund may invest in common stock warrants that entitle the holder to
buy common stock from the issuer at a specific price (the strike price) for a
specific period of time. The market price of warrants may be substantially lower
than the current market price of the underlying common stock, yet warrants are
subject to similar price fluctuations. As a result, warrants may be more
volatile investments than the underlying common stock.

         Warrants generally do not entitle the holder to dividends or voting
rights with respect to the underlying common stock and do not represent any
rights in the assets of the issuer company. A warrant will expire worthless if
it is not exercised prior to the expiration date.

Foreign Investments

         The Fund may invest up to 20% of its total assets at the time of
purchase, in securities of foreign issuers. This 20% limit is designed to
accommodate the increased globalization of companies as well as the
re-domiciling of companies for tax treatment purposes. It is not currently
expected to be used to increase direct non-U.S. exposure.

         Investors should realize that the value of the Fund's investments in
foreign securities may be adversely affected by changes in political or social
conditions, diplomatic relations, confiscatory taxation, expropriation,
nationalization, limitation on the removal of funds or assets, or imposition of
(or change in) exchange control or tax regulations in those foreign countries.
In addition, changes in government administrations or economic or monetary
policies in the United States or abroad could result in appreciation or
depreciation of portfolio securities and could



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favorably or unfavorably affect the Fund's operations. Furthermore, the
economies of individual foreign nations may differ from the U.S. economy,
whether favorably or unfavorably, in areas such as growth of gross national
product, rate of inflation, capital reinvestment, resource self-sufficiency and
balance of payments position; it may also be more difficult to obtain and
enforce a judgment against a foreign issuer. Any foreign investments made by the
Fund must be made in compliance with U.S. and foreign currency restrictions and
tax laws restricting the amounts and types of foreign investments.

         Foreign investments may be made directly in securities of foreign
issuers or in the form of American Depository Receipts ("ADRs"), European
Depository Receipts ("EDRs") and Global Depository Receipts ("GDRs") or other
similar securities of foreign issuers. ADRs are securities typically issued by a
U.S. financial institution (a "depository") that evidence ownership interests in
a security or a pool of securities issued by a foreign issuer and deposited with
the depository. ADRs include American Depository Shares and New York Shares.
EDRs are receipts issued by a European financial institution. GDRs (sometimes
referred to as Continental Depository Receipts ("CDRs")) are securities
typically issued by a non-U.S. financial institution that evidence ownership
interests in a security or a pool of securities issued by either a U.S. or
foreign issuer. ADRs, EDRs, GDRs and CDRs may be available for investment
through "sponsored" or "unsponsored" facilities. A sponsored facility is
established jointly by the issuer of the security underlying the receipt and a
depository, whereas an unsponsored facility may be established by a depository
without participation by the issuer of the receipt's underlying security.

         Holders of an unsponsored depository receipt generally bear all costs
of the unsponsored facility. The depository of an unsponsored facility
frequently is under no obligation to distribute shareholder communications
received from the issuer of the deposited security or to pass through voting
rights to the holders of the receipts with respect to the deposited securities.

Additional Investments

         When-Issued and Delayed Delivery Securities. The Fund may purchase
securities on a when-issued or delayed delivery basis. For example, delivery of
and payment for these securities can take place a month or more after the date
of the purchase commitment. The purchase price and the interest rate payable, if
any, on the securities are fixed on the purchase commitment date or at the time
the settlement date is fixed. The value of such securities is subject to market
fluctuation and no interest will accrue to the Fund until settlement takes
place. At the time the Fund makes the commitment to purchase securities on a
when-issued or delayed delivery basis, it will record the transaction and
reflect the value each day of such securities in determining its net asset
value. At the time of settlement, a when-issued security may be valued at less
than the purchase price. To facilitate such acquisitions, the Fund will maintain
with the custodian a segregated account with liquid assets, consisting of cash
or other liquid assets, in an amount at least equal to such commitments. If the
Fund chooses to dispose of the right to acquire a when-issued security prior to
its acquisition, it could (as with the disposition of any other fund obligation)
incur a gain or loss due to market fluctuation. Also, the Fund may be
disadvantaged if the other party to the transaction defaults.



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         Investment Company Securities. Securities of other investment companies
may be acquired by the Fund to the extent permitted under the Investment Company
Act of 1940, as amended (the "1940 Act"). These limits require that, as
determined immediately after a purchase is made, (i) not more than 5% of the
value of the Fund's total assets will be invested in the securities of any one
investment company, (ii) not more than 10% of the value of the Fund's total
assets will be invested in the aggregate in securities of investment companies
as a group, and (iii) not more than 3% of the outstanding voting stock of any
one investment company will be owned by the Fund. As a shareholder of another
investment company, the Fund would bear, along with other shareholders, its pro
rata portion of the other investment company's expenses, including advisory
fees. These expenses would be in addition to the advisory and other expenses
that the Fund bears directly in connection with its own operations.

         The Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") has granted the Fund an
exemptive order permitting it to invest its uninvested cash in any of the
following affiliated money market funds: J.P. Morgan Institutional Prime Money
Market Fund, J.P. Morgan Institutional Tax Exempt Money Market Fund, J.P. Morgan
Institutional Federal Money Market Fund and J.P. Morgan Institutional Treasury
Money Market Fund. The order sets the following conditions: (1) the Portfolio
may invest in one or more of the permitted money market funds up to an aggregate
limit of 25% of its assets; and (2) the Advisor will waive and/or reimburse its
advisory fee from the Portfolio in an amount sufficient to offset any doubling
up of investment advisory and shareholder servicing fees. The Portfolio has
applied for additional exemptive relief from the SEC to permit the Portfolio to
invest in additional affiliated investment companies. If the requested relief is
granted, the Portfolio would then be permitted to invest in non-money market
affiliated funds, subject to certain conditions specified in the applicable
order.

         Reverse Repurchase Agreements. The Fund may enter into reverse
repurchase agreements. In a reverse repurchase agreement, the Fund sells a
security and agrees to repurchase the same security at a mutually agreed upon
date and price, reflecting the interest rate effective for the term of the
agreement. For purposes of the 1940 Act, a reverse repurchase agreement may be
deemed to be a borrowing of money by the Fund and, therefore, a form of
leverage. Leverage may cause any gains or losses for the Fund to be magnified.
The Fund will invest the proceeds of borrowings under reverse repurchase
agreements. In addition, the Fund will enter into a reverse repurchase agreement
only when the expected return to be earned from the investment of the proceeds
is greater than the interest expense of the transaction. The Fund may not enter
into reverse repurchase agreements exceeding in the aggregate one-third of the
market value of its total assets less liabilities (other than reverse repurchase
agreements and other borrowings). See "Investment Restrictions."

         Loans of Portfolio Securities. The Fund is permitted to lend its
securities in an amount up to 33-1/3% of the value of the Fund's net assets. The
Fund may lend its securities if such loans are secured continuously by cash or
equivalent collateral or by a letter of credit in favor of the Fund at least
equal at all times to 100% of the market value of the securities loaned, plus
accrued interest. While such securities are on loan, the borrower will pay the
Fund any income accruing thereon. Loans will be subject to termination by the
Fund in the normal settlement

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time, (generally three business days after notice) or by the borrower on one
day's notice. Borrowed securities must be returned when the loan is terminated.
Any gain or loss in the market price of the borrowed securities that occurs
during the term of the loan inures to the Fund and its respective shareholders.
The Fund may pay reasonable finders' and custodial fees in connection with a
loan. In addition, the Fund will consider all facts and circumstances before
entering into such an agreement, including the creditworthiness of the borrowing
financial institution, and the Fund will not make any loans in excess of one
year. The Fund will not lend its securities to any officer, Trustee, Member of
the Advisory Board, Director, employee or other affiliate of the Fund, the
Advisor or the Fund's distributor, unless otherwise permitted by applicable law.

         Illiquid Investments; Privately Placed and Other Unregistered
Securities. The Fund may not acquire any illiquid securities if, as a result
thereof, more than 15% of its net assets would be in illiquid investments.
Subject to this non-fundamental policy limitation, the Fund may acquire
investments that are illiquid or have limited liquidity, such as certain private
placements or investments that are not registered under the Securities Act of
1933, as amended (the "1933 Act"), and cannot be offered for public sale in the
United States without first being registered under the 1933 Act. An illiquid
investment is any investment that cannot be disposed of within seven days in the
normal course of business at approximately the amount at which it is valued by
the Fund. The price the Fund pays for illiquid securities or receives upon
resale may be lower than the price paid or received for similar securities with
a more liquid market. Accordingly, the valuation of these securities will
reflect any limitations on their liquidity.

         As to illiquid investments, these restricted holdings are subject to
the risk that the Fund will not be able to sell them at a price the Fund deems
representative of their value. If a restricted holding must be registered under
the 1933 Act, before it may be sold, the Fund may be obligated to pay all or
part of the registration expenses. Also, a considerable period may elapse
between the time of the decision to sell and the time the Fund is permitted to
sell a holding under an effective registration statement. If during such a
period adverse market conditions were to develop, the Fund might obtain a less
favorable price than prevailed when it decided to sell.

Money Market Instruments

         Although the Fund intends, under normal circumstances and to the extent
practicable, to be fully invested in equity securities, the Fund may invest in
money market instruments to invest temporary cash balances, to maintain
liquidity to meet redemptions or as a defensive measure during, or in
anticipation of, adverse market conditions. A description of the various types
of money market instruments that may be purchased by the Fund appears below. See
"Quality and Diversification Requirements."

         U.S. Treasury Securities. The Fund may invest in direct obligations of
the U.S. Treasury, including Treasury bills, notes and bonds, all of which are
backed as to principal and interest payments by the full faith and credit of the
United States.

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         Additional U.S. Government Obligations. The Fund may invest in
obligations issued or guaranteed by U.S. Government agencies or
instrumentalities. These obligations may or may not be backed by the "full faith
and credit" of the United States. Securities which are backed by the full faith
and credit of the United States include obligations of the Government National
Mortgage Association, the Farmers Home Administration and the Export-Import
Bank. In the case of securities not backed by the full faith and credit of the
United States, the Fund must look principally to the federal agency issuing or
guaranteeing the obligation for ultimate repayment and may not be able to assert
a claim against the United States itself in the event the agency or
instrumentality does not meet its commitments. Securities in which the Fund may
invest that are not backed by the full faith and credit of the United States
include, but are not limited to: (i) obligations of the Tennessee Valley
Authority, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, the Federal Home Loan
Banks and the U.S. Postal Service, each of which has the right to borrow from
the U.S. Treasury to meet its obligations; (ii) securities issued by the Federal
National Mortgage Association, which are supported by the discretionary
authority of the U.S. Government to purchase the agency's obligations; and (iii)
obligations of the Federal Farm Credit System and the Student Loan Marketing
Association, each of whose obligations may be satisfied only by the individual
credit of the issuing agency.

         Bank Obligations. Unless otherwise noted below, the Fund may invest in
negotiable certificates of deposit, time deposits and bankers' acceptances of
(i) banks, savings and loan associations and savings banks which have more than
$2 billion in total assets and are organized under the laws of the United States
or any state, (ii) foreign branches of these banks or of foreign banks of
equivalent size (Euros) and (iii) U.S. branches of foreign banks of equivalent
size (Yankees). The Fund will not invest in obligations for which the Advisor,
or any of its affiliated persons, is the ultimate obligor or accepting bank. The
Fund may also invest in obligations of international banking institutions
designated or supported by national governments to promote economic
reconstruction, development or trade between nations (e.g., the European
Investment Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, or the World Bank).

         Commercial Paper. The Fund may invest in commercial paper, including
master demand obligations. Master demand obligations are obligations that
provide for a periodic adjustment in the interest rate paid and permit daily
changes in the amount borrowed. Master demand obligations are governed by
agreements between the issuer and Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York
("Morgan"), an affiliate of the Advisor acting as agent, for no additional fee.
The monies loaned to the borrower come from accounts managed by Morgan or its
affiliates, pursuant to arrangements with such accounts. Interest and principal
payments are credited to such accounts. Morgan has the right to increase or
decrease the amount provided to the borrower under an obligation. The borrower
has the right to pay without penalty all or any part of the principal amount
then outstanding on an obligation together with interest to the date of payment.
Since these obligations typically provide that the interest rate is tied to the
Federal Reserve commercial paper composite rate, the rate on master demand
obligations is subject to change. Repayment of a master demand obligation to
participating accounts depends on the ability of the borrower to pay the accrued
interest and principal of the obligation on demand, which is continuously
monitored by Morgan. Since master demand obligations typically are not rated by
credit rating agencies, the Fund may invest in such unrated obligations only if,
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time of investment, the obligation is determined by the Advisor to have a
credit quality which satisfies the Fund's quality restrictions. See "Quality and
Diversification Requirements." Although there is no secondary market for master
demand obligations, such obligations are considered by the Fund to be liquid
because they are payable upon demand. The Fund does not have any specific
percentage limitation on investments in master demand obligations. It is
possible that the issuer of a master demand obligation could be a client of
Morgan to whom Morgan, in its capacity as a commercial bank, has made a loan.

         Repurchase Agreements. The Fund may enter into repurchase agreements
with brokers, dealers or banks that meet the credit guidelines approved by the
Trust's Trustees. In a repurchase agreement, the Fund buys a security from a
seller that has agreed to repurchase the same security at a mutually agreed upon
date and price. The resale price normally is in excess of the purchase price,
reflecting an agreed upon interest rate. This interest rate is effective for the
period of time the agreement is in effect and is not related to the coupon rate
on the underlying security. A repurchase agreement may also be viewed as a fully
collateralized loan of money by the Fund to the seller. The period of these
repurchase agreements will usually be short, from overnight to one week, and at
no time will the Fund invest in repurchase agreements for more than thirteen
months. The securities which are subject to repurchase agreements, however, may
have maturity dates in excess of thirteen months from the effective date of the
repurchase agreement. The Fund will always receive securities as collateral
whose market value is, and during the entire term of the agreement remains, at
least equal to 100% of the dollar amount invested by the Fund in each agreement
plus accrued interest, and the Fund will make payment for such securities only
upon physical delivery or upon evidence of book entry transfer to the account of
the custodian. If the seller defaults, the Fund might incur a loss if the value
of the collateral securing the repurchase agreement declines and might incur
disposition costs in connection with liquidating the collateral. In addition, if
bankruptcy proceedings are commenced with respect to the seller of the security,
realization upon disposal of the collateral by the Fund may be delayed or
limited.

Quality and Diversification Requirements

         The Fund intends to meet the diversification requirements of the 1940
Act. Current 1940 Act diversification requirements require that with respect to
75% of the assets of the Fund: (1) the Fund may not invest more than 5% of its
total assets in the securities of any one issuer, except obligations of the U.S.
Government, its agencies and instrumentalities, and (2) the Fund may not own
more than 10% of the outstanding voting securities of any one issuer. As for the
other 25% of the Fund's assets not subject to the limitation described above,
there is no limitation on investment of these assets under the 1940 Act, so that
all of such assets may be invested in securities of any one issuer. Investments
not subject to the limitations described above could involve an increased risk
to the Fund should an issuer, or a state or its related entities, be unable to
make interest or principal payments or should the market value of such
securities decline.

         The Fund will also comply with the diversification requirements imposed
by the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the "Code"), for qualification
as a regulated investment company. See "Taxes."


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         The Fund may invest in convertible debt securities, for which there are
no specific quality requirements. In addition, at the time the Fund invests in
any commercial paper, bank obligation or repurchase agreement, the issuer must
have outstanding debt rated A or higher by Moody's Investors Service, Inc.
("Moody's") or Standard & Poor's Ratings Group ("S&P"), the issuer's parent
corporation, if any, must have outstanding commercial paper rated Prime-1 by
Moody's or A-1 by S&P, or if no such ratings are available, the investment must
be of comparable quality in the Advisor's opinion. At the time the Fund invests
in any other short-term debt securities, they must be rated A or higher by
Moody's or S&P, or if unrated, the investment must be of comparable quality in
the Advisor's opinion.

         In determining suitability of investment in a particular unrated
security, the Advisor takes into consideration asset and debt service coverage,
the purpose of the financing, history of the issuer, existence of other rated
securities of the issuer, and other relevant conditions, such as comparability
to other issuers.

Options and Futures Transactions

         The Fund may use futures contracts and options for hedging and risk
management purposes, although it currently intends only to use futures contracts
and only for the purpose of "equitizing" cash as described below. The Fund may
not use futures contracts and options for speculation.

         The Fund intends to use futures contracts to keep the Fund fully
invested and to reduce the transaction costs associated with cash flows into and
out of the Fund. The objective where equity futures are used to "equitize" cash
is to match the notional value of all futures contracts to the Fund's cash
balance. The notional value of futures and of the cash is monitored daily. As
the cash is invested in securities and/or paid out to participants in
redemptions, the Advisor simultaneously adjusts the futures positions. Through
such procedures, the Fund not only gains equity exposure from the use of
futures, but also benefits from increased flexibility in responding to client
cash flow needs. Additionally, because it can be less expensive to trade a list
of securities as a package or program trade rather than as a group of individual
orders, futures provide a means through which transaction costs can be reduced.
Such non-hedging risk management techniques are not speculative, but because
they involve leverage include, as do all leveraged transactions, the possibility
of losses as well as gains that are greater than if these techniques involved
the purchase and sale of the securities themselves rather than their synthetic
derivatives.

         The Fund may use options and futures contracts to manage its exposure
to changing security prices. Some options and futures strategies, including
selling futures contracts and buying puts, tend to hedge the Fund's investments
against price fluctuations. Other strategies, including buying futures
contracts, writing puts and calls, and buying calls, tend to increase market
exposure. Options and futures contracts may be combined with each other or with
forward contracts in order to adjust the risk and return characteristics of the
Fund's overall strategy in a manner deemed appropriate to the Advisor and
consistent with the Fund's objective

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and policies. Because combined options positions involve multiple trades, they
result in higher transaction costs and may be more difficult to open and close
out.

         The use of options and futures is a highly specialized activity which
involves investment strategies and risks different from those associated with
ordinary portfolio securities transactions, and there can be no guarantee that
their use will increase the Fund's return. While the use of these instruments by
the Fund may reduce certain risks associated with owning its portfolio
securities, these techniques themselves entail certain other risks. If the
Advisor applies a strategy at an inappropriate time or judges market conditions
or trends incorrectly, options and futures strategies may lower the Fund's
return. Certain strategies limit the Fund's possibilities to realize gains as
well as limiting its exposure to losses. The Fund could also experience losses
if the prices of its options and futures positions were poorly correlated with
its other investments, or if it could not close out its positions because of an
illiquid secondary market. In addition, the Fund will incur transaction costs,
including trading commissions and option premiums, in connection with its
futures and options transactions and these transactions could significantly
increase the Fund's turnover rate.

         The Fund may purchase put and call options on securities, indexes of
securities and futures contracts, or purchase and sell futures contracts, only
if such options are written by other persons and if (i) the aggregate premiums
paid on all such options which are held at any time do not exceed 20% of the
Fund's net assets, and (ii) the aggregate margin deposits required on all such
futures or options thereon held at any time do not exceed 5% of the Fund's total
assets.

Options

         Purchasing Put and Call Options. By purchasing a put option, the Fund
obtains the right (but not the obligation) to sell the instrument underlying the
option at a fixed strike price. In return for this right, the Fund pays the
current market price for the option (known as the option premium). Options have
various types of underlying instruments, including specific securities, indexes
of securities, indexes of securities prices, and futures contracts. The Fund may
terminate its position in a put option it has purchased by allowing it to expire
or by exercising the option. The Fund also may close out a put option position
by entering into an offsetting transaction, if a liquid market exists. If the
option is allowed to expire, the Fund will lose the entire premium it paid. If
the Fund exercises a put option on a security, it will sell the instrument
underlying the option at the strike price. If the Fund exercises an option on an
index, settlement is in cash and does not involve the actual sale of securities.
If an option is American style, it may be exercised on any day up to its
expiration date. A European style option may be exercised on its expiration
date.

         The buyer of a typical put option can expect to realize a gain if the
price of the underlying instrument falls substantially. However, if the price of
the instrument underlying the option does not fall enough to offset the cost of
purchasing the option, a put buyer can expect to suffer a loss (limited to the
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         The features of call options are essentially the same as those of put
options, except that the purchaser of a call option obtains the right to
purchase, rather than sell, the instrument underlying the option at the option's
strike price. A call buyer typically attempts to participate in potential price
increases of the instrument underlying the option with risk limited to the cost
of the option if security prices fall. At the same time, the buyer can expect to
suffer a loss if security prices do not rise sufficiently to offset the cost of
the option.

         Selling (Writing) Put and Call Options. When the Fund writes a put
option, it takes the opposite side of the transaction from the option's
purchaser. In return for receipt of the premium, the Fund assumes the obligation
to pay the strike price for the instrument underlying the option if the other
party to the option chooses to exercise it. The Fund may seek to terminate its
position in a put option it writes before exercise by purchasing an offsetting
option in the market at its current price. If the market is not liquid for a put
option the Fund has written, however, the Fund must continue to be prepared to
pay the strike price while the option is outstanding, regardless of price
changes, and must continue to post margin as discussed below.

         If the price of the underlying instrument rises, a put writer would
generally expect to profit, although its gain would be limited to the amount of
the premium it received. If security prices remain the same over time, it is
likely that the writer also will profit, because it should be able to close out
the option at a lower price. If security prices fall, the put writer would
expect to suffer a loss. This loss should be less than the loss from purchasing
and holding the underlying instrument directly, however, because the premium
received for writing the option should offset a portion of the decline.

         Writing a call option obligates the Fund to sell or deliver the
option's underlying instrument in return for the strike price upon exercise of
the option. The characteristics of writing call options are similar to those of
writing put options, except that writing calls generally is a profitable
strategy if prices remain the same or fall. Through receipt of the option
premium, a call writer offsets part of the effect of a price decline. At the
same time, because a call writer must be prepared to deliver the underlying
instrument in return for the strike price, even if its current value is greater,
a call writer gives up some ability to participate in security price increases.

         The writer of an exchange traded put or call option on a security, an
index of securities or a futures contract is required to deposit cash or
securities or a letter of credit as margin and to make mark to market payments
of variation margin as the position becomes unprofitable.

         Options on Indexes. Options on securities indexes are similar to
options on securities, except that the exercise of securities index options is
settled by cash payment and does not involve the actual purchase or sale of
securities. In addition, these options are designed to reflect price
fluctuations in a group of securities or segment of the securities market rather
than price fluctuations in a single security. The Fund, in purchasing or selling
index options, is subject to the risk that the value of its portfolio securities
may not change as much as an index because the Fund's investments generally will
not match the composition of an index.


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         For a number of reasons, a liquid market may not exist and thus the
Fund may not be able to close out an option position into which it has
previously entered. When the Fund purchases an OTC option (as defined below), it
will be relying on its counterparty to perform its obligations, and the Fund may
incur additional losses if the counterparty is unable to perform.

         Exchange Traded and OTC Options. All options purchased or sold by the
Funds will be traded on a securities exchange or will be purchased or sold by
securities dealers ("OTC options") that meet creditworthiness standards approved
by the Board of Trustees. While exchange traded options are obligations of the
Options Clearing Corporation, in the case of OTC options, the Fund relies on the
dealer from which it purchased the option to perform if the option is exercised.
Thus, when the Fund purchases an OTC option, it relies on the dealer from which
it purchased the option to make or take delivery of the underlying securities.
Failure by the dealer to do so would result in the loss of the premium paid by
the Fund as well as the loss of the expected benefit of the transaction.

         Provided that the Fund has arrangements with certain qualified dealers
who agree that the Fund may repurchase any option it writes for a maximum price
to be calculated by a predetermined formula, the Fund may treat the underlying
securities used to cover written OTC options as liquid. In these cases, the OTC
option itself would only be considered illiquid to the extent that the maximum
repurchase price under the formula exceeds the intrinsic value of the option.

         Futures Contracts and Options on Futures Contracts. The Fund may
purchase or sell (write) futures contracts and purchase or sell put and call
options, including put and call options on futures contracts. In addition, the
Fund may sell (write) put and call options, including options on futures.
Futures contracts obligate the buyer to take and the seller to make delivery at
a future date of a specified quantity of a financial instrument or an amount of
cash based on the value of a securities index. Currently, futures contracts are
available on various types of fixed income securities, including, but not
limited to, U.S. Treasury bonds, notes and bills, Eurodollar certificates of
deposit and on indexes of fixed income securities and indexes of equity
securities.

         Unlike a futures contract, which requires the parties to buy and sell a
security or make a cash settlement payment based on changes in a financial
instrument or securities index on an agreed date, an option on a futures
contract entitles its holder to decide on or before a future date whether to
enter into such a contract. If the holder decides not to exercise its option,
the holder may close out the option position by entering into an offsetting
transaction or may decide to let the option expire and forfeit the premium
thereon. The purchaser of an option on a futures contract pays a premium for the
option but makes no initial margin payments or daily payments of cash in the
nature of "variation" margin payments to reflect the change in the value of the
underlying contract as does a purchaser or seller of a futures contract.

         The seller of an option on a futures contract receives the premium paid
by the purchaser and may be required to pay initial margin. Amounts equal to the
initial margin and any additional collateral required on any options on futures
contracts sold by the Fund are paid by the Fund into a segregated account, in
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the 1940 Act and the interpretations of the Securities and Exchange Commission
("SEC") thereunder.

         Combined Positions. The Fund is permitted to purchase and write options
in combination with other series of the Trust, or in combination with futures or
forward contracts, to adjust the risk and return characteristics of the overall
position. For example, the Fund may purchase a put option and write a call
option on the same underlying instrument, in order to construct a combined
position whose risk and return characteristics are similar to selling a futures
contract. Another possible combined position would involve writing a call option
at one strike price and buying a call option at a lower price, in order to
reduce the risk of the written call option in the event of a substantial price
increase. Because combined options positions involve multiple trades, they
result in higher transaction costs and may be more difficult to open and close
out.

         Correlation of Price Changes. Because there are a limited number of
types of exchange traded options and futures contracts, it is likely that the
standardized options and futures contracts available will not match the Fund's
current or anticipated investments exactly. The Fund may invest in options and
futures contracts based on securities with different issuers, maturities, or
other characteristics from the securities in which it typically invests, which
involves a risk that the options or futures position will not track the
performance of the Fund's other investments.

         Options and futures contracts prices also can diverge from the prices
of their underlying instruments, even if the underlying instruments match the
Fund's investments well. Options and futures contracts prices are affected by
such factors as current and anticipated short term interest rates, changes in
volatility of the underlying instrument, and the time remaining until expiration
of the contract, which may not affect security prices the same way. Imperfect
correlation also may result from differing levels of demand in the options and
futures markets and the securities markets, from structural differences in how
options and futures and securities are traded, or from imposition of daily price
fluctuation limits or trading halts. The Fund may purchase or sell options and
futures contracts with a greater or lesser value than the securities it wishes
to hedge or intends to purchase in order to attempt to compensate for
differences in volatility between the contract and the securities, although this
may not be successful in all cases. If price changes in the Fund's options or
futures positions are poorly correlated with its other investments, the
positions may fail to produce anticipated gains or result in losses that are not
offset by gains in other investments.

         Liquidity of Options and Futures Contracts. There is no assurance a
liquid market will exist for any particular option or futures contract at any
particular time even if the contract is traded on an exchange. In addition,
exchanges may establish daily price fluctuation limits for options and futures
contracts and may halt trading if a contract's price moves up or down more than
the limit in a given day. On volatile trading days when the price fluctuation
limit is reached or a trading halt is imposed, it may be impossible for the Fund
to enter into new positions or close out existing positions. If the market for a
contract is not liquid because of price fluctuation limits or otherwise, it
could prevent prompt liquidation of unfavorable positions, and could

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potentially require the Fund to continue to hold a position until delivery or
expiration regardless of changes in its value. As a result, the Fund's access to
other assets held to cover its options or futures positions also could be
impaired. See "Exchange Traded and OTC Options" above for a discussion of the
liquidity of options not traded on an exchange.

         Position Limits. Futures exchanges can limit the number of futures and
options on futures contracts that can be held or controlled by an entity. If an
adequate exemption cannot be obtained, the Fund or the Advisor may be required
to reduce the size of its futures and options positions or may not be able to
trade a certain futures or options contract in order to avoid exceeding such
limits.

         Asset Coverage for Futures Contracts and Options Positions. Although
the Fund will not be commodity pools, certain derivatives subject the Fund to
the rules of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission which limit the extent to
which the Fund can invest in such derivatives. The Fund may invest in futures
contracts and options with respect thereto for hedging purposes without limit.
However, the Fund may not invest in such contracts and options for other
purposes if the sum of the amount of initial margin deposits and premiums paid
for unexpired options with respect to such contracts, other than for bona fide
hedging purposes, exceeds 5% of the liquidation value of the Fund's assets,
after taking into account unrealized profits and unrealized losses on such
contracts and options; provided, however, that in the case of an option that is
in-the-money at the time of purchase, the in-the-money amount may be excluded in
calculating the 5% limitation.

         In addition, the Fund will comply with guidelines established by the
SEC with respect to coverage of options and futures contracts by mutual funds,
and if the guidelines so require, will set aside appropriate liquid assets in a
segregated custodial account in the amount prescribed. Securities held in a
segregated account cannot be sold while the futures contract or option is
outstanding, unless they are replaced with other suitable assets. As a result,
there is a possibility that segregation of a large percentage of the Fund's
assets could impede portfolio management or the Fund's ability to meet
redemption requests or other current obligations.

Swaps and Related Swap Products

         The Fund may engage in swap transactions, including, but not limited
to, interest rate, currency, securities index, basket, specific security and
commodity swaps, interest rate caps, floors and collars and options on interest
rate swaps (collectively defined as "swap transactions").

         The Fund may enter into swap transactions for any legal purpose
consistent with its investment objective and policies, such as for the purpose
of attempting to obtain or preserve a particular return or spread at a lower
cost than obtaining that return or spread through purchases and/or sales of
instruments in cash markets, to protect against currency fluctuations, as a
duration management technique, to protect against any increase in the price of
securities the Fund anticipates purchasing at a later date, or to gain exposure
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economical way possible. The Fund will not sell interest rate caps, floors or
collars if it does not own securities with coupons which provide the interest
that the Fund may be required to pay.

         Swap agreements are two-party contracts entered into primarily by
institutional counterparties for periods ranging from a few weeks to several
years. In a standard swap transaction, two parties agree to exchange the returns
(or differentials in rates of return) that would be earned or realized on
specified notional investments or instruments. The gross returns to be exchanged
or "swapped" between the parties are calculated by reference to a "notional
amount," i.e., the return on or increase in value of a particular dollar amount
invested at a particular interest rate, in a particular foreign currency or
commodity, or in a "basket" of securities representing a particular index. The
purchaser of an interest rate cap or floor, upon payment of a fee, has the right
to receive payments (and the seller of the cap is obligated to make payments) to
the extent a specified interest rate exceeds (in the case of a cap) or is less
than (in the case of a floor) a specified level over a specified period of time
or at specified dates. The purchaser of an interest rate collar, upon payment of
a fee, has the right to receive payments (and the seller of the collar is
obligated to make payments) to the extent that specified interest rate falls
outside an agreed upon range over a specified period of time or at specified
dates. The purchase of an option on an interest rate swap, upon payment of a fee
(either at the time of purchase or in the form of higher payments or lower
receipts within an interest rate swap transaction) has the right, but not the
obligation, to initiate a new swap transaction of a pre-specified notional
amount with pre-specified terms with the seller of the option as the
counterparty.

         The "notional amount" of a swap transaction is the agreed upon basis
for calculating the payments that the parties have agreed to exchange. For
example, one swap counterparty may agree to pay a floating rate of interest
(e.g., three month LIBOR) calculated based on a $10 million notional amount on a
quarterly basis in exchange for receipt of payments calculated based on the same
notional amount and a fixed rate of interest on a semi-annual basis.
In the event the Fund is obligated to make payments more frequently than it
receives payments from the other party, it will incur incremental credit
exposure to that swap counterparty. This risk may be mitigated somewhat by the
use of swap agreements which call for a net payment to be made by the party with
the larger payment obligation when the obligations of the parties fall due on
the same date. Under most swap agreements entered into by the Fund, payments by
the parties will be exchanged on a "net basis," and the Fund will receive or
pay, as the case may be, only the net amount of the two payments.

         The amount of the Fund's potential gain or loss on any swap transaction
is not subject to any fixed limit. Nor is there any fixed limit on the Fund's
potential loss if it sells a cap or collar. If the Fund buys a cap, floor, or
collar, however, the Fund's potential loss is limited to the amount of the fee
that it has paid. When measured against the initial amount of cash required to
initiate the transaction, which is typically zero in the case of most
conventional swap transactions, swaps, caps, floors and collars tend to be more
volatile than many other types of instruments.

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         The use of swap transactions, caps, floors and collars involves
investment techniques and risks which are different from those associated with
portfolio security transactions. If the Advisor is incorrect in its forecasts of
market values, interest rates, and other applicable factors, the investment
performance of the Fund will be less favorable than if these techniques had not
been used. These instruments typically are not traded on exchanges. Accordingly,
there is a risk that the other party to certain of these instruments will not
perform its obligations to the Fund or that the Fund may be unable to enter into
offsetting positions to terminate its exposure or liquidate its position under
certain of these instruments when it wishes to do so. Such occurrences could
result in losses to the Fund.

         The Advisor will, however, consider such risks and will enter into swap
and other derivative transactions only when it believes that the risks are not
unreasonable.

         The Fund will maintain cash or liquid assets in a segregated account
with its custodian in an amount sufficient at all times to cover its current
obligations under its swap transactions, caps, floors and collars. If the Fund
enters into a swap agreement on a net basis, it will segregate assets with daily
value at least equal to the excess, if any, of the Fund's accrued obligations
under the swap agreement over the accrued amount the Fund is entitled to receive
under the agreement. If the Fund enters into a swap agreement on other than a
net basis, or sells a cap, floor or collar, it will segregate assets with a
daily value at least equal to the full amount of a Fund's accrued obligations
under the agreement.

         The Fund will not enter into any swap transaction, cap, floor, or
collar, unless the counterparty to the transaction is deemed creditworthy by the
Advisor. If a counterparty defaults, the Fund may have contractual remedies
pursuant to the agreements related to the transaction. The swap markets in which
many types of swap transactions are traded have grown substantially in recent
years, with a large number of banks and investment banking firms acting both as
principals and as agents using standardized swap documentation. As a result, the
markets for certain types of swaps (e.g., interest rate swaps) have become
relatively liquid. The markets for some types of caps, floors and collars are
less liquid.

         The liquidity of swap transactions, caps, floors and collars will be as
set forth in guidelines established by the Advisor and approved by the Trustees
which are based on various factors, including (1) the availability of dealer
quotations and the estimated transaction volume for the instrument, (2) the
number of dealers and end users for the instrument in the marketplace, (3) the
level of market making by dealers in the type of instrument, (4) the nature of
the instrument (including any right of a party to terminate it on demand) and
(5) the nature of the marketplace for trades (including the ability to assign or
offset the Fund's rights and obligations relating to the instrument). Such
determination will govern whether the instrument will be deemed within the 15%
restriction on investments in securities that are not readily marketable.

         During the term of a swap, cap, floor or collar, changes in the value
of the instrument are recognized as unrealized gains or losses by marking to
market to reflect the market value of the instrument. When the instrument is
terminated, the Fund will record a realized gain or loss equal

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to the difference, if any, between the proceeds from (or cost of) the closing
transaction and the Fund's basis in the contract.

         The federal income tax treatment with respect to swap transactions,
caps, floors, and collars may impose limitations on the extent to which the Fund
may engage in such transactions.

Portfolio Turnover

         For the period December 31, 1998 (commencement of operations) through
May 31, 1999 and for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2000, the Fund's portfolio
turnover rate was 19% and 45%, respectively. A rate of 100% indicates that the
equivalent of all of the Fund's assets have been sold and reinvested in a year.
High portfolio turnover may result in the realization of substantial net capital
gains or losses. To the extent that net short term capital gains are realized,
any distributions resulting from such gains are considered ordinary income for
federal income tax purposes. See "Taxes" below.


INVESTMENT RESTRICTIONS

         The investment restrictions set forth below have been adopted by the
Trust with respect to the Fund. Except as otherwise noted, these investment
restrictions are "fundamental" policies which, under the 1940 Act, may not be
changed without the vote of a majority of the outstanding voting securities of
the Fund. A "majority of the outstanding voting securities" is defined in the
1940 Act as the lesser of (a) 67% or more of the voting securities present at a
meeting if the holders of more than 50% of the outstanding voting securities are
present or represented by proxy, or (b) more than 50% of the outstanding voting
securities. The percentage limitations contained in the restrictions below apply
at the time of purchasing securities to the market value of the Fund's assets.

         The Fund:

1.   May not make any investments inconsistent with the Fund's classification as
a diversified investment company under the 1940 Act;

2.   May not purchase any security which would cause the Fund to concentrate its
investments in the securities of issuers primarily engaged in any particular
industry, except as permitted by the SEC;

3.   May not issue senior securities, except as permitted under the 1940 Act or
any rule, order or interpretation thereunder;

4.   May not borrow money, except to the extent permitted by applicable law;

5.   May not underwrite securities of other issuers, except to the extent that
the Fund, in disposing of portfolio securities, may be deemed an underwriter
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6.   May not purchase or sell real estate, except that, to the extent permitted
by applicable law, the Fund may (a) invest in securities or other instruments
directly or indirectly secured by real estate, and (b) invest in securities or
other instruments issued by issuers that invest in real estate;

7.   May not purchase or sell commodities or commodity contracts unless acquired
as a result of ownership of securities or other instruments issued by persons
that purchase or sell commodities or commodities contracts; but this shall not
prevent the Fund from purchasing, selling and entering into financial futures
contracts (including futures contracts on indices of securities, interest rates
and currencies), options on financial futures contracts (including futures
contracts on indices of securities, interest rates and currencies), warrants,
swaps, forward contracts, foreign currency spot and forward contracts or other
derivative instruments that are not related to physical commodities; and

8.   May make loans to other persons, in accordance with the Fund's investment
objectives and policies and to the extent permitted by applicable law.

         Non-Fundamental Investment Restrictions. The investment restrictions
described below are not fundamental policies of the Fund and may be changed by
the Trustees. These non-fundamental investment policies require that the Fund:

         (i) May not acquire any illiquid securities, such as repurchase
agreements with more than seven days to maturity or fixed time deposits with a
duration of over seven calendar days, if as a result thereof, more than 15% of
the market value of the Fund's net assets would be in investments which are
illiquid;

         (ii) May not acquire securities of other investment companies, except
as permitted by the 1940 Act or any order pursuant thereto; and

         (iii) May not purchase securities on margin, make short sales of
securities, or maintain a short position, provided that this restriction shall
not be deemed to be applicable to the purchase or sale of when-issued or delayed
delivery securities, or to short sales that are covered in accordance with SEC
rules.

         If any percentage restriction described above is adhered to at the time
of investment, a subsequent increase or decrease in the percentage resulting
from a change in the value of the Fund's assets will not constitute a violation
of the restriction.

         For purposes of fundamental investment restrictions regarding industry
concentration, the Advisor may classify issuers by industry in accordance with
classifications set forth in the Directory of Companies Filing Annual Reports
With The Securities and Exchange Commission or other sources. In the absence of
such classification or if the Advisor determines in good faith based on its own
information that the economic characteristics affecting a particular issuer make
it more appropriately considered to be engaged in a different industry, the
Advisor may classify an issuer accordingly. For instance, personal credit
finance companies and business credit


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finance companies are deemed to be separate industries and wholly owned finance
companies are considered to be in the industry of their parents if their
activities are primarily related to financing the activities of their parents.

TRUSTEES AND MEMBERS OF THE ADVISORY BOARD

Trustees

         The Trustees of the Trust, their principal occupations during the past
five years, business addresses and dates of birth are set forth below.


         FREDERICK S. ADDY-Trustee - Retired; Former Executive Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer, Amoco Corporation. His address is 461 Fifth Avenue,
New York, NY 10017. His date of birth is January 1, 1932.

         WILLIAM G. BURNS-Trustee - Retired;  Former Vice Chairman and Chief
Financial Officer, NYNEX. His address is 461 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10017.
His date of birth is November 2, 1932.

         ARTHUR C. ESCHENLAUER - Trustee; Retired; Former Senior Vice President,
Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York. His address is 461 Fifth Avenue, New
York, NY 10017. His date of birth is May 23, 1934.

         MATTHEW HEALEY(1) - Trustee - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer;
Chairman, Pierpont Group, Inc., since prior to 1992. His address is 461 Fifth
Avenue, New York, NY 10017. His date of birth is August 23, 1937.

         MICHAEL P. MALLARDI - Trustee;  Retired; Prior to April 1996, Senior
Vice President, Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. and President, Broadcast Group. His
address is 461 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10017. His date of birth is March 17,
1934.


         Each Trustee is currently paid an annual fee of $75,000 for serving as
Trustee of the Trust, each of the Master Portfolios (as defined below), the J.P.
Morgan Institutional Funds and J.P. Morgan Funds and is reimbursed for expenses
incurred in connection with service as a Trustee. The Trustees may hold various
other directorships unrelated to these funds.

         Trustee compensation expenses paid by the Trust for the calendar year
ended December 31, 1999 is set forth below.

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(1)  Mr. Healey is an "interested person" (as defined in the 1940 Act) of the
     Trust. Mr. Healey is also an "interested person" (as defined in the 1940
     Act) of the Advisor due to his son's affiliation with JPMIM.


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<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                                    TOTAL TRUSTEE COMPENSATION
                                                                                        ACCRUED BY THE MASTER
                                                                                     PORTFOLIOS(*), J.P. MORGAN
                                                      AGGREGATE TRUSTEE                 INSTITUTIONAL FUNDS, J.P.
                                                   COMPENSATION PAID BY THE          MORGAN FUNDS AND THE TRUST
NAME OF TRUSTEE AND TITLE                            TRUST DURING 1999                       DURING 1999(**)
-------------------------                         -------------------------         --------------------------

<S>                                                       <C>                                <C>
Frederick S. Addy, Trustee                                $1,018                             $75,000

William G. Burns, Trustee                                 $1,018                             $75,000

Arthur C. Eschenlauer, Trustee                            $1,018                             $75,000

Matthew Healey, Trustee (***)                             $1,018                             $75,000
  Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Michael P. Mallardi, Trustee                              $1,018                             $75,000
</TABLE>

(*)  The J.P. Morgan Funds and J.P. Morgan Institutional Funds are each
     multi-series registered investment companies that are part of a two-tier
     (master-feeder) investment fund structure. Each series of the J.P. Morgan
     Funds and J.P. Morgan Institutional Funds is a feeder fund that invests all
     of its investable assets in one of 19 separate master portfolios
     (collectively the "Master Portfolios") for which JPMIM acts as investment
     adviser, 14 of which are registered investment companies.

(**) No investment company within the fund complex has a pension or retirement
     plan. Currently there are 17 investment companies (14 investment companies
     comprising the Master Portfolios, the Trust, the J.P. Morgan Funds and the
     J.P. Morgan Institutional Funds) in the fund complex.

(***) During 1999, Pierpont Group, Inc. paid Mr. Healey, in his role as Chairman
     of Pierpont Group, Inc., compensation in the amount of $153,800,
     contributed $23,100 to a defined contribution plan on his behalf and paid
     $17,300 in insurance premiums for his benefit.

         The Trustees decide upon general policies and are responsible for
overseeing the Trust's business affairs. The Trust has entered into a Fund
Services Agreement with Pierpont Group, Inc. to assist the Trustees in
exercising their overall supervisory responsibilities over the affairs of the
Trust. Pierpont Group, Inc. was organized in July 1989 to provide services for
the J.P. Morgan Family of Funds (formerly, The Pierpont Family of Funds), and
the Trustees are the equal and sole shareholders of Pierpont Group, Inc. The
Trust has agreed to pay Pierpont Group, Inc. a fee in an amount representing its
reasonable costs in performing these services to the Trust and certain other
registered investment companies subject to similar agreements with Pierpont
Group, Inc. These costs are periodically reviewed by the Trustees. The principal
offices of Pierpont Group, Inc. are located at 461 Fifth Avenue, New York, New
York 10017.


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         The aggregate fees paid to Pierpont Group, Inc. by the Fund for the
period December 31, 1998 (commencement of operations) through May 31, 1999 and
May 31, 2000 were $47 and $2,544.


Advisory Board

         The Trustees determined as of January 26, 2000 to establish an advisory
board and appoint four members ("Members of the Advisory Board") thereto. Each
member serves at the pleasure of the Trustees. The advisory board is distinct
from the Trustees and provides advice to the Trustees as to investment,
management and operations of the Trust; but has no power to vote upon any matter
put to a vote of the Trustees. The advisory board and the members thereof also
serve each of the Trusts and the Master Portfolios. It is also the current
intention of the Trustees that the Members of the Advisory Board will be
proposed at the next shareholders' meeting, expected to be held within a year
from the date hereof, for election as Trustees of each of the Trusts and the
Master Portfolios. The creation of the Advisory Board and the appointment of the
members thereof was designed so that the Board of Trustees will continuously
consist of persons able to assume the duties of Trustees and be fully familiar
with the business and affairs of each of the Trusts and the Master Portfolios,
in anticipation of the current Trustees reaching the mandatory retirement age of
seventy. Each member of the Advisory Board is paid an annual fee of $75,000 for
serving in this capacity for the Trust, each of the Master Portfolios, the J.P.
Morgan Funds and the J.P. Morgan Series Trust and is reimbursed for expenses
incurred in connection for such service. The members of the Advisory Board may
hold various other directorships unrelated to these funds. The mailing address
of the Members of the Advisory Board is c/o Pierpont Group, Inc., 461 Fifth
Avenue, New York, New York 10017. Their names, principal occupations during the
past five years and dates of birth are set forth below:

Ann Maynard Gray - President, Diversified Publishing Group and Vice President,
Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. Her date of birth is August 22, 1945.

John R. Laird -- Retired; Former Chief Executive Officer, Shearson Lehman
Brothers and The Boston Company. His date of birth is June 21, 1942.

Gerard P. Lynch -- Retired; Former Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Group and
President and Chief Operating Officer, Morgan Stanley Services, Inc. His date of
birth is October 5, 1936.

Officers

         The Trust's executive officers (listed below), other than the Chief
Executive Officer and the officers who are employees of the Advisor, are
provided and compensated by Funds Distributor, Inc. ("FDI"), a wholly owned
indirect subsidiary of Boston Institutional Group, Inc. The Chief Executive
Officer receives no compensation in his capacity as an officer of the Trust. The
officers conduct and supervise the business operations of the Trust. The Trust
has no employees.


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         The officers of the Trust, their principal occupations during the past
five years and dates of birth are set forth below. The business address of each
of the officers unless otherwise noted is Funds Distributor, Inc., 60 State
Street, Suite 1300, Boston, Massachusetts 02109.

         MATTHEW HEALEY-Chief Executive Officer; Chairman, Pierpont Group, since
prior to 1993. His address is Pine Tree Country Club Estates, 10286 Saint
Andrews Road, Boynton Beach, Florida 33436. His date of birth is August 23,
1937.

         MARGARET W. CHAMBERS-Vice  President and  Secretary. Senior Vice
President and General Counsel of FDI since April, 1998. From August 1996 to
March 1998, Ms. Chambers was Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for
Loomis, Sayles & Company, L.P. From January 1986 to July 1996, she was an
associate with the law firm of Ropes & Gray. Her date of birth is October 12,
1959.

         MARIE E. CONNOLLY-Vice President and Assistant Treasurer. President,
Chief Executive Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Director of FDI, Premier
Mutual Fund Services, Inc., an affiliate of FDI ("Premier Mutual"), and an
officer of certain investment companies distributed or administered by FDI. Her
date of birth is August 1, 1957.

         DOUGLAS C. CONROY-Vice President and  Assistant Treasurer. Assistant
Vice President and Assistant Department Manager of Treasury Services and
Administration of FDI and an officer of certain investment companies distributed
or administered by FDI. Prior to April 1997, Mr. Conroy was Supervisor of
Treasury Services and Administration of FDI. From April 1993 to January 1995,
Mr. Conroy was a Senior Fund Accountant for Investors Bank & Trust Company. His
date of birth is March 31, 1969.


         KAREN JACOPPO WOOD-Vice President and Assistant Secretary. Vice
President and Senior Counsel of FDI and an officer of certain investment
companies distributed or administered by FDI. From June 1994 to January 1996,
Ms. Jacoppo-Wood was a Manager of SEC Registration at Scudder, Stevens & Clark,
Inc. Her date of birth is December 29, 1966.


         CHRISTOPHER J. KELLEY-Vice President and Assistant Secretary. Vice
President and Senior Associate General Counsel of FDI and Premier Mutual and an
officer of certain investment companies distributed or administered by FDI. From
April 1994 to July 1996, Mr. Kelley was Assistant Counsel at Forum Financial
Group. His date of birth is December 24, 1964.



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         KATHLEEN K. MORRISEY-Vice President and Assistant  Secretary. Vice
President and Assistant Secretary of FDI. Manager of Treasury Services
Administration and an officer of certain investment companies advised or
administered by Montgomery Asset Management, L.P. and Dresdner RCM Global
Investors, Inc., and their respective affiliates. From July 1994 to November
1995, Ms. Morrisey was a Fund Accountant for Investors Bank & Trust Company. Her
date of birth is July 5, 1972.

         MARY A. NELSON-Vice President and Assistant  Treasurer. Vice President
and Manager of Treasury Services and Administration of FDI and Premier Mutual
and an officer of certain investment companies distributed or administered by
FDI. Her date of birth is April 22, 1964.

         MARY JO  PACE-Assistant Treasurer. Vice  President, Morgan Guaranty
Trust Company of New York. Ms. Pace serves in the Funds Administration group as
a Manager for the Budgeting and Expense Processing Group. Prior to September
1995, Ms. Pace served as a Fund Administrator for Morgan Guaranty Trust Company
of New York. Her address is 60 Wall Street, New York, New York 10260. Her date
of birth is March 13, 1966.


           ELBA VASQUEZ-Vice President and Assistant Secretary. Vice President
since February 1999, Assistant Vice President (since June 1997), and Sales
Associate (since May 1996) of FDI. Formerly (March 1990 - May 1996), employed in
various mutual fund sales and marketing positions by U.S. Trust Company of New
York. Her address is 200 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10166. Her date of
birth is December 14, 1961.


         GEORGE A. RIO-President and Assistant  Treasurer. Executive Vice
President and Client Service Director of FDI since April 1998. From June 1995 to
March 1998, Mr. Rio was Senior Vice President and Senior Key Account Manager for
Putnam Mutual Funds. From May 1994 to June 1995, Mr. Rio was Director of
Business Development for First Data Corporation. His date of birth is January 2,
1955.


         CHRISTINE ROTUNDO-Assistant Treasurer. Vice President, Morgan Guaranty
Trust Company of New York. Ms. Rotundo serves in the Funds Administration group
as Head of Infrastructure and is responsible for special projects. Prior to
January 2000, she served as the Manager of the Tax Group and was responsible for
U.S. mutual fund tax matters. Prior to September 1995, Ms. Rotundo served as a
Senior Tax Manager in the Investment Company Services Group of Deloitte & Touche
LLP. Her address is 60 Wall Street, New York, New York 10260. Her date of birth
is September 26, 1965.



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CODE OF ETHICS

          The Trust , the Advisor and FDI have adopted codes of ethics pursuant
to Rule 17j-1 under the 1940 Act. Each of these codes permits personnel subject
to such code to invest in securities, including securities that may be purchased
or held by the Portfolios. Such purchases, however, are subject to preclearance
and other procedures reasonably necessary to prevent Access Persons from
engaging in any unlawful conduct set forth in Rule 17j-1.



INVESTMENT ADVISOR

         The Trust has retained JPMIM as Investment Advisor to provide
investment advice and portfolio management services to the Fund. Subject to the
supervision of the Fund's Trustees, the Advisor makes the Fund's day-to-day
investment decisions, arranges for the execution of portfolio transactions and
generally manages the Fund's investments.

         JPMIM, a wholly owned subsidiary of J.P. Morgan & Co. Incorporated
("J.P. Morgan"), is a registered investment adviser under the Investment
Advisers Act of 1940, as amended, and manages employee benefit funds of
corporations, labor unions and state and local governments and the accounts of
other institutional investors, including investment companies. Certain of the
assets of employee benefit accounts under its management are invested in
commingled pension trust funds for which Morgan serves as trustee.


         J.P. Morgan, through the Advisor and other subsidiaries, acts as
investment advisor to individuals, governments, corporations, employee benefit
plans, mutual funds and other institutional investors with combined assets under
management of approximately $369 billion.


         J.P. Morgan has a long history of service as an advisor, underwriter
and lender to an extensive roster of major companies and as a financial advisor
to national governments. The firm, through its predecessor firms, has been in
business for over a century and has been managing investments since 1913.


         The basis of the Advisor's investment process is fundamental investment
research because the firm believes that fundamentals should determine an asset's
value over the long term. The Advisor currently employs over 100 full-time
research analysts, among the largest research staffs in the money management
industry, in its investment management divisions located in New York, London,
Tokyo, Frankfurt and Singapore to cover companies, industries and countries on
site. In addition, the investment management divisions employ approximately 420
capital market researchers, portfolio managers and traders. The conclusions of
the equity analysts' fundamental research are quantified into a set of projected
returns for individual companies through the use of a dividend discount model.
These returns are projected for two to five years to enable analysts to take a
longer term view. These returns, or normalized earnings, are used to establish
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not be the same as the markets' current valuations of these companies. This
provides the basis for ranking the attractiveness of the companies in an
industry according to five distinct quintiles or rankings. This ranking is one
of the factors considered in determining the stocks purchased and sold in each
sector.

         The investment advisory services the Advisor provides to the Fund are
not exclusive under the terms of the Investment Advisory Agreement. The Advisor
is free to and does render similar investment advisory services to others. The
Advisor serves as investment advisor to personal investors and other investment
companies and acts as fiduciary for trusts, estates and employee benefit plans.
Certain of the assets of trusts and estates under management are invested in
common trust funds for which the Advisor serves as trustee. The accounts which
are managed or advised by the Advisor have varying investment objectives and the
Advisor invests assets of such accounts in investments substantially similar to,
or the same as, those which are expected to constitute the principal investments
of the Fund. Such accounts are supervised by officers and employees of the
Advisor who may also be acting in similar capacities for the Fund. See
"Portfolio Transactions."

         Sector weightings are generally similar to a benchmark with the
emphasis on security selection as the method to achieve investment performance
superior to the benchmark. The benchmark for the Fund is the S&P 500 Index.

         Morgan, also a wholly owned subsidiary of J.P. Morgan, is a bank
holding company organized under the laws of the State of Delaware. Morgan, whose
principal offices are at 60 Wall Street, New York, New York 10260, is a New York
trust company which conducts a general banking and trust business. Morgan is
subject to regulation by the New York State Banking Department and is a member
bank of the Federal Reserve System. Through offices in New York City and abroad,
Morgan offers a wide range of services, primarily to governmental,
institutional, corporate and high net worth individual customers in the United
States and throughout the world.

         The Fund is managed by employees of the Advisor who, in acting for
their clients, including the Fund, do not discuss their investment decisions
with any personnel of J.P. Morgan or any personnel of other divisions of J.P.
Morgan or with any of its affiliated persons, with the exception of certain
investment management affiliates of J.P. Morgan.

         As compensation for the services rendered and related expenses such as
salaries of advisory personnel borne by the Advisor under the Advisory
Agreements, the Fund has agreed to pay the Advisor a fee, which is computed
daily and may be paid monthly, equal to 0.25% of the Fund's average daily net
assets.


         For the periods December 31, 1998 (commencement of operations) through
May 31, 1999 and May 31, 2000, the Fund paid the Advisor $5,442 and $424,511 in
advisory fees.


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         The Investment Advisory Agreement between the Advisor and the Trust, on
behalf of the Fund, provides that it will continue in effect for a period of two
years after execution only if specifically approved thereafter annually in the
same manner as the Distribution Agreement. See "Distributor" below. The
Investment Advisory Agreement will terminate automatically if assigned and is
terminable at any time with respect to the Fund without penalty by a vote of a
majority of the Trust's Trustees or by a vote of the holders of a majority of
the Fund's outstanding voting securities on 60 days' written notice to the
Advisor and by the Advisor on 90 days' written notice to the Fund. See
"Additional Information."













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         Under separate agreements, Morgan provides certain financial, fund
accounting, administrative and shareholder services to the Trust. See "Services
Agent" and "Shareholder Servicing" below.

DISTRIBUTOR

         FDI serves as the Trust's exclusive distributor and holds itself
available to receive purchase orders for the Fund's shares. In that capacity,
FDI has been granted the right, as agent of the Trust, to solicit and accept
orders for the purchase of the Fund's shares in accordance with the terms of the
Distribution Agreement between the Trust and FDI. Under the terms of the
Distribution Agreement between FDI and the Trust, FDI receives no compensation
in its capacity as the Fund's distributor.

         The Distribution Agreement will continue in effect with respect to the
Fund for a period of two years after execution and will continue thereafter only
if it is approved at least annually (i) by a vote of the holders of a majority
of the Fund's outstanding voting securities or by its Trustees and (ii) by a
vote of a majority of the Trustees of the Trust who are not "interested persons"
(as defined by the 1940 Act) of the parties to the Distribution Agreement, cast
in person at a meeting called for the purpose of voting on such approval (see
"Trustees and Members of the Advisory Board" and "Officers"). The Distribution
Agreement will terminate automatically if assigned by either party. The
Distribution Agreement is also terminable with respect to the Fund at any time
without penalty by a vote of a majority of the Trustees of the Trust, a vote of
a majority of the Trustees who are not "interested persons" of the Trust, or by
a vote of (i) 67% or more of the Fund's outstanding voting securities present at
a meeting if the holders of more than 50% of the Fund's outstanding voting
securities are present or represented by proxy, or (ii) more than 50% of the
Fund's outstanding voting securities, whichever is less. FDI is a wholly owned
indirect subsidiary of Boston Institutional Group, Inc. The principal offices of
FDI are located at 60 State Street, Suite 1300, Boston, Massachusetts 02109.

CO-ADMINISTRATOR

         Under a Co-Administration Agreement with the Trust, FDI also serves as
the Trust's Co-Administrator. The Co-Administration Agreement may be renewed or
amended by the Trustees without a shareholder vote. The Co-Administration
Agreement is terminable at any time without penalty by a vote of a majority of
the Trustees of the Trust on not more than 60 days' written notice nor less than
30 days' written notice to the other party. The Co-Administrator may subcontract
for the performance of its obligations, provided, however, that unless the Trust
expressly agrees in writing, the Co-Administrator shall be fully responsible for
the acts and omissions of any subcontractor as it would for its own acts or
omissions. See "Services Agent" below.

         FDI (i) provides office space, equipment and clerical personnel for
maintaining the organization and books and records of the Fund; (ii) provides
officers for the Trust; (iii) prepares and files documents required for
notification of state securities administrators; (iv) reviews and files
marketing and sales literature; (v) files regulatory documents and mails
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Trustees, Members of the Advisory Board and investors; and (vi) maintains
related books and records.

         For its services under the Co-Administration Agreement, the Fund has
agreed to pay FDI fees equal to its allocable share of an annual complex-wide
charge of $425,000 plus FDI's out-of-pocket expenses. The amount allocable to
the Fund is based on the ratio of the Fund's net assets to the aggregate net
assets of the Trust and certain other registered investment companies subject to
similar arrangements with FDI.


         For the period December 31, 1998(commencement of operations) through
May 31, 1999 and May 31, 2000 the Fund paid to FDI $61 and $2,810 in
administrative fees.


         See "Expenses" below for applicable expense limitations.

SERVICES AGENT

         The Trust, on behalf of the Fund, has entered into an Administrative
Services Agreement (the "Services Agreement") with Morgan pursuant to which
Morgan is responsible for certain administrative and related services provided
to the Fund. The Services Agreement may be terminated at any time, without
penalty, by the Trustees or Morgan, in each case on not more than 60 days' nor
less than 30 days' written notice to the other party.

         Under the Services Agreement, Morgan provides certain administrative
and related services to the Fund, including services related to tax compliance,
preparation of financial statements, calculation of performance data, oversight
of service providers and certain regulatory and Board of Trustee matters.

         Under the Services Agreement, the Fund has agreed to pay Morgan fees
equal to its allocable share of an annual complex-wide charge. This charge is
calculated daily based on the aggregate net assets of the Fund, the Trust's
other series and the Master Portfolios in accordance with the following annual
schedule: 0.09% of the first $7 billion of their aggregate average daily net
assets, and 0.04% of their aggregate average daily net assets in excess of $7
billion, less the complex-wide fees payable to FDI. The portion of this charge
payable by the Fund is determined by the proportionate share that its net assets
bear to the total net assets of the Trust and the other investment companies for
which Morgan provides administrative services.


         For the period December 31, 1998 (commencement of operations) through
May 31, 1999 and May 31, 2000 the Fund paid to Morgan, as Services Agent, $1,264
and $85,537.


CUSTODIAN AND TRANSFER AGENT

         The Bank of New York ("BONY"), One Wall Street, New York, New York
10286, serves as the Trust's custodian and fund accounting agent. Pursuant to
the Custodian and Fund


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Accounting Agreement with the Trust, BONY is responsible for holding portfolio
securities and cash and maintaining the books of account and records of the
Fund's portfolio transactions.

         State Street Bank and Trust Company ("State Street"), 225 Franklin
Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02110, serves as the Trust's transfer and dividend
disbursing agent. As transfer agent and dividend disbursing agent, State Street
is responsible for maintaining account records detailing the ownership of Fund
shares and for crediting income, capital gains and other changes in share
ownership to shareholder accounts.






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SHAREHOLDER SERVICING

         The Trust, on behalf of the Fund, has entered into a Shareholder
Servicing Agreement with Morgan pursuant to which Morgan acts as shareholder
servicing agent for Fund shareholders. Under this agreement, Morgan is
responsible for performing, directly or through an agent, shareholder account
administrative and servicing functions, which include but are not limited to
answering inquiries regarding account status and history, the manner in which
purchases and redemptions of Fund shares may be effected, and certain other
matters pertaining to the Fund; assisting customers in designating and changing
dividend options, account designations and addresses; providing necessary
personnel and facilities to coordinate the establishment and maintenance of
shareholder accounts and records with the Fund's transfer agent; transmitting
purchase and redemption orders to the Fund's transfer agent and arranging for
the wiring or other transfer of funds to and from customer accounts in
connection with orders to purchase or redeem Fund shares; verifying purchase and
redemption orders, transfers among and changes in accounts; informing FDI of the
gross amount of purchase orders for Fund shares; and providing other related
services.

         Under the Shareholder Servicing Agreement, the Fund has agreed to pay
Morgan for these services a fee of 0.10% (expressed as a percentage of the
average daily net asset value of Fund shares owned by or for shareholders for
whom Morgan is acting as shareholder servicing agent). Morgan acts as
Shareholder Servicing Agent for all shareholders.


         For the period December 31, 1998 (commencement of operations) through
May 31, 1999 and May 31, 2000, the Fund paid to Morgan, as Shareholder Servicing
Agent, $2,185 and $173,734.





         If Morgan were prohibited from providing any of the services under the
Shareholder Servicing and the Services Agreements, the Trustees would seek an
alternative provider of such services. In such event, changes in the operation
of the Fund might occur and a shareholder might no longer be able to avail
himself or herself of any services then being provided to shareholders by
Morgan.


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         The Fund may be sold to or through financial intermediaries who are
customers of J.P. Morgan ("financial professionals"), including financial
institutions and broker-dealers, that may be paid fees by J.P. Morgan or its
affiliates for services provided to their clients that invest in the Fund. See
"Financial Professionals" below. Organizations that provide recordkeeping or
other services to certain employee benefit or retirement plans that include the
Fund as an investment alternative may also be paid a fee.

FINANCIAL PROFESSIONALS

         The services provided by financial professionals may include
establishing and maintaining shareholder accounts, processing purchase and
redemption transactions, arranging for bank wires, performing shareholder
subaccounting, answering client inquiries regarding the Trust, assisting clients
in changing dividend options, account designations and addresses, providing
periodic statements showing the client's account balance and integrating these
statements with those of other transactions and balances in the client's other
accounts serviced by the financial professional, transmitting proxy statements,
periodic reports, updated prospectuses and other communications to shareholders
and, with respect to meetings of shareholders, collecting, tabulating and
forwarding executed proxies and obtaining such other information and performing
such other services as J.P. Morgan or the financial professional's clients may
reasonably request and agree upon with the financial professional.

         Although there is no sales charge levied directly by the Fund,
financial professionals may establish their own terms and conditions for
providing their services and may charge investors a transaction-based or other
fee for their services. Such charges may vary among financial professionals but
in all cases will be retained by the financial professional and not be remitted
to the Fund or J.P. Morgan.

         The Fund has authorized one or more brokers to accept purchase and
redemption orders on its behalf. Such brokers are authorized to designate other
intermediaries to accept purchase and redemption orders on the Fund's behalf.
The Fund will be deemed to have received a purchase or redemption order when an
authorized broker or, it applicable, a broker's authorized designee, accepts the
order. These orders will be priced at the Fund's net asset value next calculated
after they are so accepted.

INDEPENDENT ACCOUNTANTS

         The independent accountants of the Trust are PricewaterhouseCoopers
LLP, 1177 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York, 10036.
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP conducts an annual audit of the financial statements
of the Fund, assists in the preparation and/or review of the Fund's federal and
state income tax returns and consults with the Fund as to matters of accounting
and federal and state income taxation.


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EXPENSES

         In addition to the fees payable to Pierpont Group, Inc., JPMIM, Morgan
and FDI under various agreements discussed under "Trustees and Members of the
Advisory Board," and "Officers," "Investment Advisor," "Co-Administrator",
"Distributor", "Services Agent" and "Shareholder Servicing" above, the Fund is
responsible for usual and customary expenses associated with the Trust's
operations. Such expenses include organization expenses, legal fees, accounting
and audit expenses, insurance costs, the compensation and expenses of the
Trustees and Members of the Advisory Board, registration fees under federal
securities laws, extraordinary expenses, transfer, registrar and dividend
disbursing costs, the expenses of printing and mailing reports, notices and
proxy statements to Fund shareholders, fees under state securities laws,
custodian fees and brokerage expenses.


         J.P. Morgan has agreed that it will reimburse the Fund as described in
the Prospectus until September 30, 2001 to the extent necessary to maintain the
Fund's total operating expenses at the annual rate of 0.35% of the Fund's
average daily assets. This limit does not cover interest, taxes and
extraordinary expenses.

         For the period December 31, 1998 (commencement of operations) to
through May 31, 1999 and May 31, 2000, J.P. Morgan reimbursed the Fund $111,162
and $408,049 under the expense reimbursement arrangement described above.


PURCHASE OF SHARES

         Additional Minimum Balance Information. If your account balance falls
below the minimum for 30 days as a result of selling shares (and not because of
performance), the Fund reserves the right to request that you buy more shares or
close your account. If your account balance is still below the minimum 60 days
after notification, the Fund reserves the right to close out your account and
send the proceeds to the address of record.

         Method of Purchase. Investors may open accounts with the Fund only
through the Distributor. All purchase transactions in Fund accounts are
processed by Morgan as shareholder servicing agent and the Fund is authorized to
accept any instructions relating to a Fund account from Morgan as shareholder
servicing agent for the customer. All purchase orders must be accepted by the
Distributor. Prospective investors who are not already customers of Morgan may
apply to become customers of Morgan for the sole purpose of Fund transactions.
There are no charges associated with becoming a Morgan customer for this
purpose. Morgan reserves the right to determine the customers that it will
accept, and the Fund reserves the right to determine the purchase orders that
they will accept.

         References in the Prospectus and this Statement of Additional
Information to customers of J.P. Morgan or a financial professional include
customers of their affiliates, and references to transactions by customers with
J.P. Morgan or a financial professional include transactions with their
affiliates. Only Fund investors who are using the services of a financial
institution acting as shareholder servicing agent pursuant to an agreement with
the Trust on behalf of the Fund may make transactions in shares of the Fund.

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         The Fund may, at its own option, accept securities in payment for
shares. The securities so delivered are valued by the method described under
"Net Asset Value" as of the day the Fund receives the securities. This is a
taxable transaction to the shareholder. Securities may be accepted in payment
for shares only if they are, in the judgment of the Advisor, appropriate
investments for the Fund. In addition, securities accepted in payment for shares
must: (i) meet the investment objective and policies of the Fund; (ii) be
acquired by the Fund for investment and not for resale; (iii) be liquid
securities which are not restricted as to transfer; and (iv) if stock, have a
value which is readily ascertainable as evidenced by a listing on a stock
exchange, OTC market or by readily available market quotations from a dealer in
such securities. The Fund reserves the right to accept or reject at its own
option any and all securities offered in payment for its shares.

         Prospective investors may purchase shares with the  assistance of a
financial professional and the financial professional may charge the investor a
fee for this service and other services it provides to its customers. J.P.
Morgan may pay fees to financial professionals for services in connection with
fund investments. See "Financial Professionals" above.

REDEMPTION OF SHARES

         Investors may redeem shares of the Fund as described in the Prospectus.
The Fund generally intends to pay redemption proceeds in cash; however, it
reserves the right at its sole discretion to pay redemptions over $250,000
in-kind as a portfolio of representative stocks rather than cash. See below and
"Exchange of Shares."

         The Trust, on behalf of the Fund, reserves the right to suspend the
right of redemption and to postpone the date of payment upon redemption as
follows: (i) for up to seven days, (ii) during periods when the New York Stock
Exchange is closed for other than weekends and holidays or when trading thereon
is restricted as determined by the SEC by rule or regulation, (iii) during
periods in which an emergency, as determined by the SEC, exists that causes
disposal by the Fund of, or evaluation of the net asset value of, its portfolio
securities to be unreasonable or impracticable, or (iv) for such other periods
as the SEC may permit.

         If the Trust determines that it would be detrimental to the best
interests of the remaining shareholders of the Fund to make payment wholly or
partly in cash, payment of the redemption price may be made in whole or in part
by a distribution in kind of securities from the Fund, in lieu of cash. If
shares are redeemed in-kind, the redeeming shareholder might incur costs in
converting the assets into cash. The Trust is in the process of seeking
exemptive relief from the SEC with respect to redemptions in-kind by the Fund.
If the requested relief is granted, the Fund would then be permitted to pay
redemptions to greater than 5% shareholders in securities, rather than in cash,
to the extent permitted by the SEC and applicable law. The method of valuing
portfolio securities is described under "Net Asset Value," and such valuation
will be made as of the same time the redemption price is determined.

         In general, the Fund will attempt to select securities for in-kind
redemptions that approximate the overall characteristics of the Fund's
portfolio. The Fund will not distribute illiquid securities to satisfy in-kind
redemptions. For purposes of effecting in-kind redemptions,

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securities will be valued in the manner regularly used to value the Fund's
portfolio securities. The Fund will not redeem its shares in-kind in a manner
that after giving effect to the redemption would cause it to violate its
investment restrictions or policies.

         Other Redemption Processing Information. Redemption requests may not be
processed if the redemption request is not submitted in proper form. A
redemption request is not in proper form unless the Fund has received the
shareholder's certified taxpayer identification number and address. In addition,
if shares were paid for by check and the check has not yet cleared, redemption
proceeds will not be transmitted until the check has cleared, which may take up
to 15 days. The Fund reserves the right to suspend the right of redemption or
postpone the payment of redemption proceeds to the extent permitted by the SEC.
Shareholders may realize taxable gains upon redeeming shares.

         For information regarding redemption orders placed through a financial
professional, please see "Financial Professionals" above.

EXCHANGE OF SHARES

         Subject to the limitations below, an investor may exchange shares from
the Fund into any other J.P. Morgan Fund or J.P. Morgan Institutional Fund
without charge. An exchange may be made so long as after the exchange the
investor has shares, in each fund in which he or she remains an investor, with a
value of at least that fund's minimum investment amount. Shareholders should
read the prospectus of the fund into which they are exchanging and may only
exchange between fund accounts that are registered in the same name, address and
taxpayer identification number. Shares are exchanged on the basis of relative
net asset value per share. Exchanges are in effect redemptions from one fund and
purchases of another fund and the usual purchase and redemption procedures and
requirements are applicable to exchanges. The Fund generally intends to pay
redemption proceeds in cash, however, since the Fund reserves the right at its
sole discretion to pay redemptions over $250,000 in-kind as a portfolio of
representative stocks rather than in cash, the Fund reserves the right to deny
an exchange request in excess of that amount. See "Redemption of Shares".
Shareholders subject to federal income tax who exchange shares in one fund for
shares in another fund may recognize capital gain or loss for federal income tax
purposes. Shares of a fund to be acquired are purchased for settlement when the
proceeds from redemption become available. In the case of investors in certain
states, state securities laws may restrict the availability of the exchange
privilege. The Trust reserves the right to discontinue, alter or limit the
exchange privilege at any time.

DIVIDENDS AND DISTRIBUTIONS

         The Fund declares and pays dividends and distributions as described
under "Dividends and Distributions" in the Prospectus.

         Dividends and capital gains distributions paid by the Fund are
automatically reinvested in additional shares of the Fund unless the shareholder
has elected to have them paid in cash. Dividends and distributions to be paid in
cash are credited to the shareholder's account at Morgan

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or at his financial professional or, in the case of certain Morgan customers,
are mailed by check in accordance with the customer's instructions. The Fund
reserves the right to discontinue, alter or limit the automatic reinvestment
privilege at any time.

         If a shareholder has elected to receive dividends and/or capital gains
distributions in cash and the postal or other delivery service is unable to
deliver checks to the shareholder's address of record, such shareholder's
distribution option will automatically be converted to having all dividend and
other distributions reinvested in additional shares. No interest will accrue on
amounts represented by uncashed distribution or redemption checks.






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NET ASSET VALUE

         The Fund computes its net asset value separately for each class of
shares outstanding once daily as of the close of trading on the New York Stock
Exchange (normally 4:00 p.m. eastern time) on each business day as described in
the Prospectus. The net asset value will not be computed on the day the
following legal holidays are observed: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr.
Day, Presidents' Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day,
Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. On days when U.S. trading markets close
early in observance of these holidays, the Fund will close for purchases and
redemptions at the same time. The Fund also may close for purchases and
redemptions at such other times as may be determined by the Board of Trustees to
the extent permitted by applicable law. The days on which net asset value is
determined are the Fund's business days.

         The value of investments listed on a domestic or foreign securities
exchange, including National Association of Securities Dealers Automated
Quotations ("NASDAQ"), other than options on stock indexes, is based on the last
sale prices on the exchange on which the security is principally traded (the
"primary exchange"). If there has been no sale on the primary exchange on the
valuation date, and the spread between bid and asked quotations on the primary
exchange is less than or equal to 10% of the bid price for the security, the
security shall be valued at the average of the closing bid and asked quotations
on the primary exchange. Under all other circumstances (e.g. there is no last
sale on the primary exchange, there are no bid and asked quotations on the
primary exchange, or the spread between bid and asked quotations is greater than
10% of the bid price), the value of the security shall be the last sale price on
the primary exchange up to ten days prior to the valuation date unless, in the
judgment of the portfolio manager, material events or conditions since such last
sale necessitate fair valuation of the security. The value of each security for
which readily available market quotations exist is based on a decision as to the
broadest and most representative market for such security. For purposes of
calculating net asset value all assets and liabilities initially expressed in
foreign currencies will be converted into U.S. dollars at the prevailing rate
currency average on the valuation date.

         Options on stock indexes traded on national securities exchanges are
valued at the close of options trading on such exchanges which is currently 4:10
p.m. New York time. Stock index futures and related options, which are traded on
commodities exchanges, are valued at their last sales price as of the close of
such commodities exchanges which is currently 4:15 p.m., New York time. Options
and futures traded on foreign exchanges are valued at the last sale price
available prior to the calculation of the Fund's net asset value. Securities or
other assets for which market quotations are not readily available (including
certain restricted and illiquid securities) are valued at fair value in
accordance with procedures established by and under the general supervision and
responsibility of the Trustees. Such procedures include the use of independent
pricing services which use prices based upon yields or prices of securities of
comparable quality, coupon, maturity and type; indications as to values from
dealers; and general market conditions. Short-term investments which mature in
60 days or less are valued at amortized cost if their original maturity was 60
days or less, or by amortizing their value on the 61st day prior to maturity, if
their original maturity when acquired by the Portfolio was more than 60 days,
unless this is determined not to represent fair value by the Trustees.


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         Trading in securities on most foreign markets is normally completed
before the close of trading in U.S. markets and may also take place on days on
which the U.S. markets are closed. If events materially affecting the value of
securities occur between the time when the market in which they are traded
closes and the time when the Fund's net asset value is calculated, such
securities will be valued at fair value in accordance with procedures
established by and under the general supervision of the Trustees.

PERFORMANCE DATA

         From time to time, the Fund may quote performance in terms of actual
distributions, total return or capital appreciation for the various Fund classes
in reports, sales literature and advertisements published by the Trust. Current
performance information may be obtained by calling Morgan at (800) 766-7722.

         The classes of shares of the Fund may bear different shareholder
servicing fees and other expenses, which may cause the performance of a class to
differ from the performance of another class. Performance quotations will be
computed separately for each class of the Fund's shares. Any fees charged by an
institution directly to its customers' accounts in connection with investments
in the Funds will not be included in calculations of total return.

         Total Return Quotations. As required by regulations of the SEC, average
annual total return of each class of shares of the Fund for a period is computed
by assuming a hypothetical initial payment of $1,000. It is then assumed that
all of the dividends and distributions by the Fund over the period are
reinvested. It is then assumed that at the end of the period, the entire amount
is redeemed. The average annual total return is then calculated by determining
the annual rate required for the initial payment to grow to the amount which
would have been received upon redemption.

         Aggregate total returns, reflecting the cumulative percentage change
over a measuring period, also may be calculated.

         Below is set forth historical return information for the Fund for the
periods indicated:


         Historical return information for the Fund is as follows: (05/31/2000):
Average annual total return, 1 year: 7.25%; average annual total return, 5
years: N/A; average annual total return, commencement of operations (December
31, 1998) to May 31, 1999: 14.13% and period ended May 31, 2000: 10.56%;
aggregate total return, 1 year: 7.25%; aggregate total return, 5 years: N/A;
aggregate total return, commencement of operations (December 31, 1998) to May
31, 1999: 14.13 and period ended May 31, 2000: 15.05%.


         General. Performance will vary from time to time depending upon market
conditions, the composition of the portfolio and operating expenses.
Consequently, any given performance quotation should not be considered
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period in the future. In addition, because performance will fluctuate, it may
not provide a basis for comparing an investment in the Fund with certain bank
deposits or other investments that pay a fixed yield or return for a stated
period of time.

         Comparative performance information may be used from time to time in
advertising the Fund's shares, including appropriate market indices including
the benchmarks indicated under "Investment Advisor" above or data from Lipper
Analytical Services, Inc., Micropal, Inc., Ibbotson Associates, Morningstar
Inc., the Dow Jones Industrial Average and other industry publications.

         From time to time, the Fund may, in addition to any other permissible
information, include the following types of information in advertisements,
supplemental sales literature and reports to shareholders: (1) discussions of
general economic or financial principles (such as the effects of compounding and
the benefits of dollar-cost averaging); (2) discussions of general economic
trends; (3) presentations of statistical data to supplement such discussions;
(4) descriptions of past or anticipated portfolio holdings for the Fund; (5)
descriptions of investment strategies for the Fund; (6) descriptions or
comparisons of various savings and investment products (including, but not
limited to, qualified retirement plans and individual stocks and bonds), which
may or may not include the Fund; (7) comparisons of investment products
(including the Fund) with relevant markets or industry indices or other
appropriate benchmarks; (8) discussions of Fund rankings or ratings by
recognized rating organizations; and (9) discussions of various statistical
methods quantifying the Fund's volatility relative to its benchmark or to past
performance, including risk adjusted measures. The Fund may also include
calculations, such as hypothetical compounding examples, which describe
hypothetical investment results in such communications. Such performance
examples will be based on an express set of assumptions and are not indicative
of the performance of the Fund.

PORTFOLIO TRANSACTIONS

         The Advisor places orders for the Fund for all purchases and sales of
portfolio securities, enters into repurchase agreements and may enter into
reverse repurchase agreements and execute loans of portfolio securities on
behalf of the Fund. See "Investment Objectives and Policies."

         In selecting a broker, the Advisor considers a number of factors
including: the price per unit of the security; the broker's reliability for
prompt, accurate confirmations and on-time delivery of securities; the broker's
financial condition; and the commissions charged. A broker may be paid a
brokerage commission in excess of that which another broker might have charged
for effecting the same transaction if, after considering the foregoing factors,
the Advisor decides that the broker chosen will provide the best execution. The
Advisor monitors the reasonableness of the brokerage commissions paid in light
of the execution received. The Trust's Trustees review regularly the
reasonableness of commissions and other transaction costs incurred by the Fund
in light of facts and circumstances deemed relevant from time to time and, in
that connection, will receive reports from Morgan and published data concerning
transaction costs incurred by institutional investors generally.

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         Research services provided by brokers to which the Advisor has
allocated brokerage business in the past include economic statistics and
forecasting services, industry and company analyses, portfolio strategy
services, quantitative data and consulting services from economists and
political analysts. Research services furnished by brokers are used for the
benefit of all of the Advisor's clients and not solely or necessarily for the
benefit of the Fund. The Advisor believes that the value of research services
received is not determinable and does not significantly reduce its expenses. The
Fund does not reduce its fee to the Advisor by any amount that might be
attributable to the value of such services.

         Subject to the overriding objective of obtaining the best execution of
orders, the Advisor may allocate a portion of the Fund's brokerage transactions
to affiliates of the Advisor. Under the 1940 Act, persons affiliated with the
Fund and persons who are affiliated with such persons are prohibited from
dealing with the Fund as principal in the purchase and sale of securities unless
a permissive order allowing such transactions is obtained from the SEC. However,
affiliated persons of the Fund may serve as its broker in listed or
over-the-counter transactions conducted on an agency basis provided that, among
other things, the fee or commission received by such affiliated broker is
reasonable and fair compared to the fee or commission received by non-affiliated
brokers in connection with comparable transactions. In addition, the Fund may no
purchase securities during the existence of any underwriting syndicate for such
securities of which the Advisor or an affiliate is a member or in a private
placement in which the Advisor or an affiliate serves as placement agent except
pursuant to procedures adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Fund that either
comply with rules adopted by the SEC or with interpretations of the SEC's staff.

         Fixed income and debt securities are generally traded at a net price
with dealers acting as principal for their own accounts without a stated
commission. The price of the security usually includes profit to the dealers. In
underwritten offerings, securities are purchased at a fixed price which includes
an amount of compensation to the underwriter, generally referred to as the
underwriter's concession or discount. On occasion, certain securities may be
purchased directly from an issuer, in which case no commissions or discounts are
paid. The Advisor intends to seek best execution on a competitive basis for both
purchases and sales of securities.

         Portfolio securities will not be purchased from or through or sold to
or through the Advisor or FDI or any "affiliated person" (as defined in the 1940
Act) thereof when such entities are acting as principals, except to the extent
permitted by law. In addition, the Fund will not purchase securities from any
underwriting group of which the Advisor or an affiliate of the Advisor is a
member, except to the extent permitted by law.

         Investment decisions made by the Advisor are the product of many
factors in addition to basic suitability for the Fund or other client in
question. Thus, a particular security may be bought or sold for certain clients
even though it could have been bought or sold for other clients at the same
time. Likewise, a particular security may be bought for one or more clients when
one or more other clients are selling the same security. The Fund only may sell
a security to another series of the Trust or to other accounts managed by the
Advisor or its affiliates in accordance with procedures adopted by the Trustees.


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         It also sometimes happens that two or more clients simultaneously
purchase or sell the same security. On those occasions when the Advisor deems
the purchase or sale of a security to be in the best interests of the Fund, as
well as other clients including other clients, the Advisor to the extent
permitted by applicable laws and regulations, may, but is not obligated to,
aggregate the securities to be sold or purchased for the Fund with those to be
sold or purchased for other clients in order to obtain best execution, including
lower brokerage commissions if appropriate. In such event, allocation of the
securities so purchased or sold as well as any expenses incurred in the
transaction will be made by the Advisor in the manner it considers to be most
equitable and consistent with the Advisor's fiduciary obligations to the Fund.
In some instances, this procedure might adversely affect the Fund.


         The Fund paid the following approximate brokerage commissions for the
period December 31, 1998 (commencement of operations) through May 31, 1999 and
May 31, 2000: $889 and $153,413.


MASSACHUSETTS TRUST

         The Trust is a "Massachusetts business trust" of which the Fund is a
series. A copy of the Declaration of Trust for the Trust is on file in the
office of the Secretary of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Under
Massachusetts law, shareholders of such a trust may, under certain
circumstances, be held personally liable as partners for the obligations of the
trust. However, the Trust's Declaration of Trust provides that the shareholders
will not be subject to any personal liability for the acts or obligations of the
Fund and that every written agreement, obligation, instrument or undertaking
made on behalf of the Fund will contain a provision to the effect that the
shareholders are not personally liable thereunder.

         The Trust's Declaration of Trust further provides that no Trustee,
Member of the Advisory Board, officer, employee or agent of the Trust is liable
to the Fund or to a shareholder, and that no Trustee, Member of the Advisory
Board, officer, employee or agent is liable to any third persons in connection
with the affairs of the Fund, except as such liability may arise from his or its
own bad faith, willful misfeasance, gross negligence or reckless disregard of
his or its duties to such third persons ("disabling conduct"). It also provides
that all third persons must look solely to Fund property for satisfaction of
claims arising in connection with the affairs of the Fund. The Trust's
Declaration of Trust provides that a Trustee, Member of the Advisory Board,
officer, employee or agent is entitled to be indemnified against all liability
in connection with the affairs of the Fund, except liabilities arising from
disabling conduct.

DESCRIPTION OF SHARES

         The Fund represents a separate series of shares of beneficial interest
of the Trust. Fund shares are further divided into separate classes. See
"Massachusetts Trust."

         The Declaration of Trust permits the Trustees to issue an unlimited
number of full and fractional shares ($0.001 par value) of one or more series
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divide or combine the shares of any series without changing the proportionate
beneficial interest of each shareholder in the Fund. To date, the Fund is
authorized to issue Institutional Shares and Select Shares, but only
Institutional Shares are currently offered.

         Each share represents an equal proportional interest in the Fund with
each other share of the same class. Upon liquidation of the Fund, holders are
entitled to share pro rata in the net assets of the Fund available for
distribution to such shareholders. Shares of the Fund have no preemptive or
conversion rights.

         The shareholders of the Trust are entitled to one full or fractional
vote for each dollar or fraction of a dollar invested in shares. Subject to the
1940 Act, the Trustees have the power to alter the number and the terms of
office of the Trustees, to lengthen their own terms, or to make their terms of
unlimited duration, subject to certain removal procedures, and to appoint their
own successors. However, immediately after such appointment, the requisite
majority of the Trustees must have been elected by the shareholders of the
Trust. The voting rights of shareholders are not cumulative. The Trust does not
intend to hold annual meetings of shareholders. The Trustees may call meetings
of shareholders for action by shareholder vote if required by either the 1940
Act or the Trust's Declaration of Trust.

         Shareholders of the Trust have the right, upon the declaration in
writing or vote of shareholders whose shares represent two-thirds of the net
asset value of the Trust, to remove a Trustee. The Trustees will call a meeting
of shareholders to vote on removal of a Trustee upon the written request of the
shareholders whose shares represent 10% of the net asset value of the Trust. The
Trustees also are required, under certain circumstances, to assist shareholders
in communicating with other shareholders.


         As of August 31, 2000, the following owned of record more than 5% of
the outstanding shares of the Fund: Collins & Aikman Corp. (5.25%); JP Morgan
FSB as Agent for Forest Lawn Endownment Fund (9.23%); JPMIM as Agent for The
Retirement Trust Fund for St. Joseph's Province of the Sisters of St. Joseph
(7.15%).


         The address of each owner listed above is c/o JPMIM, 522 Fifth Avenue,
New York, New York 10036. As of the date of this Statement of Additional
Information the officers, Trustees and Members of the Advisory Board as a group
owned less than 1% of the beneficial shares of each Fund.


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TAXES

         The following discussion of tax consequences is based on U.S. federal
tax laws in effect on the date of the Statement of Additional Information. These
laws and regulations are subject to change by legislative or administrative
action possibly on a retroactive basis.

         The Fund intends to qualify and remain qualified as a regulated
investment company under Subchapter M of the Code. As a regulated investment
company, the Fund must, among other things, (a) derive at least 90% of its gross
income from dividends, interest, payments with respect to loans of stock and
securities, gains from the sale or other disposition of stock or securities and
other income (including but not limited to gains from options and futures
contracts) derived with respect to its business of investing in such stock or
securities; and (b) diversify its holdings so that, at the end of each fiscal
quarter, (i) at least 50% of the value of the Fund's total assets is represented
by cash, U.S. Government securities, investments in other regulated investment
companies and other securities limited, in respect of any one issuer, to an
amount not greater than 5% of the Fund's total assets, and 10% of the
outstanding voting securities of such issuer, and (ii) not more than 25% of the
value of its total assets is invested in the securities of any one issuer (other
than U.S. Government securities or the securities of other regulated investment
companies).


         As a regulated investment company, the Fund (as opposed to its
shareholders) will not be subject to federal income taxes on the net investment
income and capital gains that it distributes to its shareholders, provided that
at least 90% of its net investment income and realized net short-term capital
gain in excess of net long-term capital loss for the taxable year is distributed
in accordance with the Code's requirements.


         Under the Code, the Fund will be subject to a 4% excise tax on a
portion of its undistributed taxable income and capital gains if it fails to
meet certain distribution requirements by the end of the calendar year. The Fund
intends to make distributions in a timely manner and accordingly does not expect
to be subject to the excise tax.

         For federal income tax purposes, dividends that are declared by the
Fund in October, November or December as of a record date in such month and
actually paid in January of the following year will be treated as if they were
paid on December 31 of the year declared. Therefore, such dividends will
generally be taxable to a shareholder in the year declared rather than the year
paid.


         Distributions of net investment income, certain foreign currency gains,
and realized net short-term capital gain in excess of net long-term capital loss
are generally taxable to shareholders of the Fund as ordinary income whether
such distributions are taken in cash or reinvested in additional shares. The
Fund expects that a portion of these distributions to corporate shareholders
will be eligible for the dividends-received deduction, subject to applicable
limitations under the Code. If dividend payments exceed income earned by the
Fund, the



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over distribution would be considered a return of capital rather than a dividend
payment. The Fund intends to pay dividends in such a manner so as to minimize
the possibility of a return of capital. Distributions of net long-term capital
gain (i.e., net long-term capital gain in excess of net short-term capital loss)
are taxable to shareholders of the Fund as long-term capital gain, regardless of
whether such distributions are taken in cash or reinvested in additional shares
and regardless of how long a shareholder has held shares in the Fund. In
general, long-term capital gain of an individual shareholder will be subject to
a 20% rate of tax.


         Gains or losses on sales of portfolio securities will be treated as
long-term capital gains or losses if the securities have been held for more than
one year except in certain cases where a put option is acquired or a call option
is written thereon or the straddle rules described below are otherwise
applicable. Other gains or losses on the sale of securities will be short-term
capital gains or losses. Gains and losses on the sale, lapse or other
termination of options on securities will be treated as gains and losses from
the sale of securities. Except as described below, if an option written by the
Fund lapses or is terminated through a closing transaction, such as a repurchase
by the Fund of the option from its holder, the Fund will realize a short-term
capital gain or loss, depending on whether the premium income is greater or less
than the amount paid by the Fund in the closing transaction. If securities are
purchased by the Fund pursuant to the exercise of a put option written by it,
the Fund will subtract the premium received from its cost basis in the
securities purchased.


         Any distribution of net investment income or capital gains will have
the effect of reducing the net asset value of Fund shares held by a shareholder
by the same amount as the distribution. If the net asset value of the shares is
reduced below a shareholder's cost as a result of such a distribution, the
distribution, although constituting a return of capital to the shareholder, will
be taxable as described above. Investors should consider the consequences of
purchasing shares in the Fund shortly before the Fund declares a sizable
dividend distribution.



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         Any gain or loss realized on the redemption or exchange of Fund shares
by a shareholder who is not a dealer in securities will be treated as long-term
capital gain or loss if the shares have been held for more than one year, and
otherwise as short-term capital gain or loss. Long-term capital gain of an
individual holder is subject to maximum tax rate of 20%. However, any loss
realized by a shareholder upon the redemption or exchange of shares in the Fund
held for six months or less will be treated as a long-term capital loss to the
extent of any long-term capital gain distributions received by the shareholder
with respect to such shares. In addition, no loss will be allowed on the
redemption or exchange of shares of the Fund, if within a period beginning 30
days before the date of such redemption or exchange and ending 30 days after
such date, the shareholder acquires (such as through dividend reinvestment)
securities that are substantially identical to shares of the Fund. Investors are
urged to consult their tax advisors concerning the limitations on the
deductibility of capital losses.

         Under the Code, gains or losses attributable to disposition of foreign
currency or to certain foreign currency contracts, or to fluctuations in
exchange rates between the time the Fund accrues income or receivables or
expenses or other liabilities denominated in a foreign currency and the time the
Fund actually collects such income or pays such liabilities, are generally
treated as ordinary income or ordinary loss. Similarly, gains or losses on the
disposition of debt securities held by the Fund, if any, denominated in foreign
currency, to the extent attributable to fluctuations in exchange rates between
the acquisition and disposition dates are also treated as ordinary income or
loss.

         Forward currency contracts, options and futures contracts entered into
by the Fund may create "straddles" for U.S. federal income tax purposes and this
may affect the character and timing of gains or losses realized by the Fund on
forward currency contracts, options and futures contracts or on the underlying
securities.

         Certain options, futures and foreign currency contracts held by the
Fund at the end of each taxable year will be required to be "marked to market"
for federal income tax purposes -- i.e., treated as having been sold at market
value. For options and futures contracts, 60% of any gain or loss recognized on
these deemed sales and on actual dispositions will be treated as long-term
capital gain or loss, and the remainder will be treated as short-term capital
gain or loss regardless of how long the Fund has held such options or futures.
However, gain or loss recognized on certain foreign currency contracts will be
treated as ordinary income or loss.

         The Fund may invest in Equity Securities of foreign issuers. If the
Fund purchases shares in certain foreign corporations (referred to as passive
foreign investment companies ("PFICs") under the Code), the Fund may be subject
to federal income tax on a portion of an "excess distribution" from such foreign
corporation, including any gain from the disposition of such shares, even though
a portion of such income may have to be distributed as a taxable dividend by the
Fund to its shareholders. In addition, certain interest charges may be imposed
on a Fund as a result of such distributions. Alternatively, the Fund may in some
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each year in its income and distribute to shareholders a pro rata portion of the
foreign investment fund's income, whether or not distributed to the Fund.

         The Fund will be permitted to "mark to market" any marketable stock
held by the Fund in a PFIC. If the Fund made such an election, it would include
in income each year an amount equal to its share of the excess, if any, of the
fair market value of the PFIC stock as of the close of the taxable year over the
adjusted basis of such stock. The Fund would be allowed a deduction for its
share of the excess, if any, of the adjusted basis of the PFIC stock over its
fair market value as of the close of the taxable year, but only to the extent of
any net mark-to-market gains with respect to the stock included by the Fund for
prior taxable years.

         If a correct and certified taxpayer identification number is not on
file, the Fund is required, subject to certain exemptions, to withhold 31% of
certain payments made or distributions declared to non-corporate shareholders.

         Foreign Shareholders. Dividends of net investment income and
distributions of realized net short-term gain in excess of net long-term loss to
a shareholder who, as to the United States, is a nonresident alien individual,
fiduciary of a foreign trust or estate, foreign corporation or foreign
partnership (a "foreign shareholder") will be subject to U.S. withholding tax at
the rate of 30% (or lower treaty rate) unless the dividends are effectively
connected with a U.S. trade or business of the shareholder, in which case the
dividends will be subject to tax on a net income basis at the graduated rates
applicable to U.S. individuals or domestic corporations. Distributions treated
as long term capital gains to foreign shareholders will not be subject to U.S.
tax unless the distributions are effectively connected with the shareholder's
trade or business in the United States or, in the case of a shareholder who is a
nonresident alien individual, the shareholder was present in the United States
for more than 182 days during the taxable year and certain other conditions are
met.


         In the case of a foreign shareholder who is a nonresident alien
individual or foreign entity, the Fund may be required to withhold U.S. federal
income tax as "backup withholding" at the rate of 31% from distributions treated
as long-term capital gains from the proceeds of redemptions, exchanges or other
dispositions of Fund shares unless IRS Form W-8BEN (or any successor form) is
provided. Transfers by gift of shares of the Fund by a foreign shareholder who
is a nonresident alien individual will not be subject to U.S. federal gift tax,
but the value of shares of the Fund held by such a shareholder at his or her
death will be includible in his or her gross estate for U.S. federal estate tax
purposes.


         Foreign Taxes. It is expected that the Funds may be subject to foreign
withholding taxes or other foreign taxes with respect to income (possibly
including, in some cases, capital gains) received from sources within foreign
countries.

         State and Local Taxes. The Fund may be subject to state or local taxes
in jurisdictions in which the Fund is deemed to be doing business. In addition,
the treatment of the Fund and its shareholders in those states that have income
tax laws might differ from treatment under the


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federal income tax laws. Shareholders should consult their own tax advisors with
respect to any state or local taxes.

         Other Taxation. The Trust is organized as a Massachusetts business
trust and, under current law, neither the Trust nor the Fund is liable for any
income or franchise tax in The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, provided that the
Fund continues to qualify as a regulated investment company under Subchapter M
of the Code.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

         Telephone calls to the Fund, J.P. Morgan or State Street may be tape
recorded. With respect to the securities offered hereby, this Statement of
Additional Information and the Prospectus do not contain all the information
included in the Trust's registration statement filed with the SEC. Pursuant to
the rules and regulations of the SEC, certain portions have been omitted. The
registration statement, including the exhibits filed therewith, may be examined
at the office of the SEC in Washington, D.C.

         Statements contained in this Statement of Additional Information and
the Prospectus concerning the contents of any contract or other document are not
necessarily complete, and, in each instance, reference is made to the copy of
such contract or other document filed as an exhibit to the applicable
Registration Statements. Each such statement is qualified in all respects by
such reference.

         No dealer, salesman or any other person has been authorized to give any
information or to make any representations, other than those contained in the
Prospectus and this Statement of Additional Information, in connection with the
offer contained therein and, if given or made, such other information or
representations must not be relied upon as having been authorized by any of the
Trust, the Funds or FDI. The Prospectus and this Statement of Additional
Information do not constitute an offer by the Fund or by FDI to sell or solicit
any offer to buy any of the securities offered hereby in any jurisdiction to any
person to whom it is unlawful for the Fund or FDI to make such offer in such
jurisdictions.

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS


         The financial statements and the report thereon of
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP are incorporated herein by reference to the Fund's
May 31, 2000 annual report filing made with the SEC on July 26, 2000 pursuant to
Section 30(b) of the 1940 Act and Rule 30b2-1 thereunder (Accession Number
0000912057-00-033169). The financial statements are available without charge
upon request by calling J.P. Morgan Funds Services at (800) 766-7722.



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APPENDIX A

Description of Securities Ratings

STANDARD & POOR'S


Corporate and Municipal Bonds

AAA           Debt rated AAA has the highest ratings assigned by Standard &
              Poor's to a debt obligation. Capacity to pay interest and repay
              principal is extremely strong.

AA            Debt rated AA has a very strong capacity to pay interest and repay
              principal and differs from the highest rated issues only in a
              small degree.

A             Debt rated A has a strong capacity to pay interest and repay
              principal although it is somewhat more susceptible to the adverse
              effects of changes in circumstances and economic conditions than
              debt in higher rated categories.

BBB           Debt rated BBB is regarded as having an adequate capacity to pay
              interest and repay principal. Whereas it normally exhibits
              adequate protection parameters, adverse economic conditions or
              changing circumstances are more likely to lead to a weakened
              capacity to pay interest and repay principal for debt in this
              category than for debt in higher rated categories.

BB-B          Debt rated BB and B is regarded, on balance, as predominantly
              speculative with respect to the issuer's capacity to pay interest
              and repay principal in accordance with the terms of the
              obligation. BB indicates the lowest degree of speculation. While
              such debt will likely have some quality and protective
              characteristics, these are outweighed by large uncertainties or
              major risk exposures to adverse conditions.

Commercial Paper, including Tax Exempt

A             Issues assigned this highest rating are regarded as having the
              greatest capacity for timely payment. Issues in this category are
              further refined with the designations 1, 2, and 3 to indicate the
              relative degree of safety.

A-1           This designation indicates that the degree of safety regarding
              timely payment is very strong.

Short-Term Tax-Exempt Notes

SP-1          The short-term tax-exempt note rating of SP-1 is the highest
              rating assigned by Standard & Poor's and has a very strong or
              strong capacity to pay principal and interest. Those issues
              determined to possess overwhelming safety characteristics are
              given a "plus" (+) designation.





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SP-2          The  short-term  tax-exempt note rating of SP-2 has a satisfactory
              capacity to pay principal and interest.

MOODY'S

Corporate and Municipal Bonds

Aaa           Bonds which are rated Aaa are judged to be of the best quality.
              They carry the smallest degree of investment risk and are
              generally referred to as "gilt edge." Interest payments are
              protected by a large or by an exceptionally stable margin and
              principal is secure. While the various protective elements are
              likely to change, such changes as can be visualized are most
              unlikely to impair the fundamentally strong position of such
              issues.

Aa            Bonds which are rated Aa are judged to be of high quality by all
              standards. Together with the Aaa group they comprise what are
              generally known as high grade bonds. They are rated lower than the
              best bonds because margins of protection may not be as large as in
              Aaa securities or fluctuation of protective elements may be of
              greater amplitude or there may be other elements present which
              make the long term risks appear somewhat larger than in Aa
              securities.

A             Bonds which are rated A possess many favorable investment
              attributes and are to be considered as upper medium grade
              obligations. Factors giving security to principal and interest are
              considered adequate but elements may be present which suggest a
              susceptibility to impairment sometime in the future.

Baa-          Bonds which are rated Baa are considered as medium grade
              obligations, i.e., they are neither highly protected nor poorly
              secured. Interest payments and principal security appear adequate
              for the present but certain protective elements may be lacking or
              may be characteristically unreliable over any great length of
              time. Such bonds lack outstanding investment characteristics and
              in fact have speculative characteristics as well.

Ba            Bonds which are rated Ba are judged to have speculative elements;
              their future cannot be considered as well assured. Often the
              protection of interest and principal payments may be very
              moderate, and thereby not well safeguarded during both good and
              bad times over the future. Uncertainty of position characterizes
              bonds in this class.

B             Bonds which are rated B generally lack characteristics of a
              desirable investment. Assurance of interest and principal payments
              or of maintenance of other terms of the contract over any long
              period of time may be small.




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Commercial Paper, including Tax Exempt

Prime-1       Issuers rated Prime-1 (or related supporting institutions) have a
              superior capacity for repayment of short-term promissory
              obligations. Prime-1 repayment capacity will normally be evidenced
              by the following characteristics:

     -        Leading market positions in well established industries.
     -        High rates of return on funds employed.
     -        Conservative capitalization structures with moderate reliance on
              debt and ample asset protection.
     -        Broad margins in earnings coverage of fixed financial charges and
              high internal cash generation.
     -        Well established access to a range of financial markets and
              assured sources of alternate liquidity.

Short-Term Tax Exempt Notes

MIG-1         The short-term tax-exempt note rating MIG-1 is the highest rating
              assigned by Moody's for notes judged to be the best quality. Notes
              with this rating enjoy strong protection from established cash
              flows of funds for their servicing or from established and
              broad-based access to the market for refinancing, or both.

MIG-2         MIG-2 rated notes are of high quality but with margins of
              protection not as large as MIG-1.




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PART C
ITEM 23.  EXHIBITS.

(a) Declaration of Trust.(1)

(a)1 Amendment No. 1 to Declaration of Trust, Amended and Restated Establishment
and Designation of Series and Classes of Shares of Beneficial Interest.(2)

      (a)2 Amendment No. 2 to Declaration of Trust, Second Amended and Restated
Establishment and Designation of Series and Classes of Shares of Beneficial
Interest.(4)

      (a)3 Amendment No. 3 to Declaration of Trust, Third Amended and Restated
Establishment and Designation of Series and Classes of Shares of Beneficial
Interest.(6)

      (a)4 Amendment No. 4 to Declaration of Trust, Fourth Amended and Restated
Establishment and Designation of Series and Classes of Shares of Beneficial
Interest.(8)

      (a)5 Amendment No. 5 to Declaration of Trust, Fifth Amended and Restated
Establishment and Designation of Series and Classes of Shares of Beneficial
Interest.(10)

      (a)6 Amendment No. 6 to Declaration of Trust, Sixth Amended and Restated
Establishment and Designation of Series and Classes of Shares of Beneficial
Interest.(14)

      (a)7 Amendment No. 7 to Declaration of Trust, Seventh Amended and Restated
Establishment and Designation of Series and Classes of Shares of Beneficial
Interest.(14)

      (a)8 Amendment No. 8 to Declaration of Trust. , Eighth Amended and
Restated Establishment and Designation of Series and Classes of Shares of
Beneficial Interest.(15)
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(b) Restated By-Laws.(2)

(b)(1) Amendment to Restated By-Laws of Registrant. (12)

      (d) Amended Investment Advisory Agreement between Registrant and J.P.
Morgan Investment Management Inc. ("JPMIM").(9)

      (d)1 Amended Investment Advisory Agreement between Registrant and J.P.
Morgan Investment Management Inc.(15)

      (e) Form of Distribution Agreement between Registrant and Funds
Distributor, Inc. ("FDI").(2)

      (g) Form of Custodian Contract between Registrant and State Street Bank
and Trust Company ("State Street").(2)

(g)2 Custodian Contract between Registrant and Bank of New York.(12)

(h)1 Form of Co-Administration Agreement between Registrant and FDI.(2)

(h)2 Form of Administrative Services Agreement between Registrant and Morgan
Guaranty Trust Company of New York ("Morgan").(2)

      (h)3 Form of Transfer Agency and Service Agreement between Registrant and
State Street.(2)

      (h)4 Form of Restated Shareholder Servicing Agreement between Registrant
and Morgan.(9)

(h)5 Form of Shareholder Servicing Agreement between Registrant and Morgan. (15)

(j) Consent of independent accountants.

(l) Purchase agreement with respect to Registrant's initial shares.(2)

(n) Financial Data Schedules (not applicable)

(o)1 18f-3 Plan for J.P. Morgan California Bond Fund.(3)

(o)2 18f-3 Plan for J.P. Morgan Global 50 Fund. (7)

(o)3 18f-3 Plan for J.P. Morgan Tax Aware Enhanced Income Fund (11)

(o)4 18f-3 Plan for J.P. Morgan Global Healthcare Fund and J.P. Morgan Global
Technology and Telecommunication Fund incorporated by reference to Post
Effective Amendment No. 29 to Registrant's registration statement on Form N-1A
filed on July 31, 2000 (Accession No. 0001016937-00-000011

(p)(1) Code of Ethics for J.P. Morgan Series Trust. (13)

(p)(2) Code of Ethics for J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc. (13)

(p)(3) Code of Ethics for Funds Distributor Inc. (13)
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(1) Incorporated herein from Registrant's registration statement on Form N-1A as
    filed on August 29, 1996 (Accession No. 0000912057-96-019242).

(2) Incorporated herein from Registrant's registration statement on Form N-1A as
    filed on November 8, 1996 (Accession No. 0001016964-96-000034).

(3) Incorporated herein from Registrant's registration statement on Form N-1A as
    filed on February 10, 1997 (Accession No. 0001016964-97-000014).

(4) Incorporated herein from Registrant's registration statement on Form N-1A as
    filed on June 19, 1997 (Accession No. 0001016964-97-000117).

(5) Incorporated herein from Registrant's registration statement on Form N-1A as
    filed on October 21, 1997 (Accession No. 0001042058-97-000005).

(6) Incorporated herein from Registrant's registration statement on Form N-1A as
    filed on January 2, 1998 (Accession No.0001041455-98-000012).

(7) Incorporated herein from Registrant's registration statement on Form N-1A as
    filed on March 2, 1998 (Accession No. 0001042058-98-000030).

(8) Incorporated herein from Registrant's registration statement on Form N-1A as
    filed on July 28, 1998 (Accession No. 0001041455-98-000039).

(9) Incorporated herein from Registrant's registration statement on Form N-1A as
    filed on August 25, 1998 (Accession No. 0001041455-98-000054).

(10) Incorporated herein from Registrant's registration statement on Form N-1A
     as filed on December 30, 1998(Accession No. 0001041455-98-000054).

(11) Incorporated herein from Registrant's registration statement on Form N-1A
     as filed on February 1, 1999 (Accession No. 0000899681-99-000024).

(12) Incorporated herein from Registrant's registration statement on Form N-1A
     as filed on February 28, 2000 (Accession No. 0001041455-00-000052).

(13) Incorporated herein from Registrant's registration statement on Form N-1A
     as filed on April 17, 2000 (Accession No. 0001041455-00-000096).

(14) Incorporated herein from Registrant's registration statement on Form N-1A
     as filed on June 28, 2000 (Accession No. 0001041455- 00-000136
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(15) Incorporated herein from Registrants registration statement on Form N-1A as
     filed on July 31, 2000 (Accession No. 0001016937- 00-000008)

ITEM 24. PERSONS CONTROLLED BY OR UNDER COMMON CONTROL WITH THE FUND.

          Not applicable.

ITEM 25. INDEMNIFICATION.

          Reference is made to Section 5.3 of Registrant's Declaration of Trust
and Section 5 of Registrant's Distribution Agreement.

          Registrant, its Trustees and officers are insured against certain
expenses in connection with the defense of claims, demands, actions, suits, or
proceedings, and certain liabilities that might be imposed as a result of such
actions, suits or proceedings.

          Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the
Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "1933 Act"), may be permitted to
directors, trustees, officers and controlling persons of the Registrant and the
principal underwriter pursuant to the foregoing provisions or otherwise, the
Registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the SEC such indemnification
is against public policy as expressed in the 1933 Act and is, therefore,
unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such
liabilities (other than the payment by the Registrant of expenses incurred or
paid by a director, trustee, officer, or controlling person of the Registrant
and the principal underwriter in connection with the successful defense of any
action, suite or proceeding) is asserted against the Registrant by such
director, trustee, officer or controlling person or principal underwriter in
connection with the shares being registered, the Registrant will, unless in the
opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent,
submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such
indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the 1933 Act and
will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.

ITEM 26. BUSINESS AND OTHER CONNECTIONS OF THE INVESTMENT ADVISER.

          JPMIM is a registered investment adviser under the Investment Advisers
Act of 1940, as amended, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of J.P. Morgan & Co.
Incorporated. JPMIM manages employee benefit funds of corporations, labor unions
and state and local governments and the accounts of other institutional
investors, including investment companies.

          To the knowledge of the Registrant, none of the directors, except
those set forth below, or executive officers of JPMIM, is or has been during the
past two fiscal years engaged in any other business, profession, vocation or
employment of a substantial nature, except that certain officers and directors
of JPMIM also hold various positions with, and engage in business for, J.P.
Morgan & Co. Incorporated, which owns all the outstanding stock of JPMIM.

ITEM 27. PRINCIPAL UNDERWRITERS.

          (a) Funds Distributor, Inc. (the "Distributor") is the principal
underwriter of the Registrant's shares.

          Funds Distributor, Inc. acts as principal underwriter for the

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following investment companies other than the Registrant:

American Century California Tax-Free and Municipal Funds
American Century Capital Portfolios, Inc.
American Century Government Income Trust
American Century International Bond Funds
American Century Investment Trust
American Century Municipal Trust
American Century Mutual Funds, Inc.
American Century Premium Reserves, Inc.
American Century Quantitative Equity Funds
American Century Strategic Asset Allocations, Inc.
American Century Target Maturities Trust
American Century Variable Portfolios, Inc.
American Century World Mutual Funds, Inc.
BJB Investment Funds
The Brinson Funds
Dresdner RCM Capital Funds, Inc.
Dresdner RCM Equity Funds, Inc.
Harris Insight Funds Trust
HT Insight Funds, Inc. d/b/a Harris Insight Funds
J.P. Morgan Funds
J.P. Morgan Institutional Funds
J.P. Morgan Series Trust II
LaSalle Partners Funds, Inc.
Monetta Fund, Inc.
Monetta Trust
The Montgomery Funds
The Montgomery Funds II
The Munder Framlington Funds Trust
The Munder Funds Trust
The Munder Funds, Inc.
Orbitex Group of Funds
St. Clair Funds, Inc.
The Skyline Funds
Waterhouse Investors Family of Funds, Inc.
WEBS Index Fund, Inc.

          Funds Distributor, Inc. does not act as depositor or investment
adviser to any of the investment companies.

          Funds Distributor, Inc. is registered with the Securities and Exchange
Commission as a broker-dealer and is a member of the National Association of
Securities Dealers. Funds Distributor, Inc. is located at 60 State Street, Suite
1300, Boston, Massachusetts 02109. Funds Distributor, Inc. is an indirect
wholly-owned subsidiary of Boston Institutional Group, Inc., a holding company
all of whose outstanding shares are owned by key employees.

          (b) The following is a list of the executive officers, directors and
partners of Funds Distributor, Inc.:

Director, President and Chief Executive Officer:      Marie E. Connolly
Executive Vice President:                             George Rio
Executive Vice President:                             Donald R. Roberson
Executive Vice President:                             William S. Nichols
Director, Senior Vice President, Treasurer and

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  Chief Financial Officer:                            Joseph F. Tower, III
Senior Vice President, General Counsel,
  Chief Compliance Officer, Secretary and Clerk:      Margaret M. Chambers
Senior Vice President:                                Judith K. Benson
Senior Vice President:                                Gary S. MacDonald
Director, Chairman of the Board and Executive
  Vice President:                                     William J. Nutt

(c) Not applicable

ITEM 28. LOCATION OF ACCOUNTS AND RECORDS.

          All accounts, books and other documents required to be maintained by
Section 31(a) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the "1940
Act"), and the Rules thereunder will be maintained at the offices of:

          Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York and J.P. Morgan Investment
Management Inc.: 60 Wall Street, New York, New York 10260-0060, 9 West 57th
Street, New York, New York 10019 or 522 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10036
(records relating to its functions as investment advisor, shareholder servicing
agent and administrative services agent).

          The Bank of New York, 1 Wall Street, New York, New York 10086 (records
relating to its functions as custodian and fund accounting agent).

          State Street Bank and Trust Company: 1776 Heritage Drive, North
Quincy, Massachusetts 02171 (records relating to its functions as custodian,
transfer agent and dividend disbursing agent).

          Funds Distributor, Inc.: 60 State Street, Suite 1300, Boston,
Massachusetts 02109 (records relating to its functions as distributor and
co-administrator).

          Pierpont Group, Inc.: 461 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10017
(records relating to its assisting the Trustees in carrying out their duties in
supervising the Registrant's affairs).

ITEM 29. MANAGEMENT SERVICES.

          Not applicable.

ITEM 30. UNDERTAKINGS.

          (a)  If the information called for by Item 5A of Form N-1A is
               contained in the latest annual report to shareholders, the
               Registrant shall furnish each person to whom a prospectus is
               delivered with a copy of the Registrant's latest annual report to
               shareholders upon request and without charge.

          (b)  The Registrant undertakes to comply with Section 16(c) of the
               1940 Act as though such provisions of the 1940 Act were
               applicable to the Registrant, except that the request referred to
               in the second full paragraph thereof may only be made by
               shareholders who hold in the aggregate at least 10% of the
               outstanding shares of the Registrant, regardless of the net asset
               value of shares held by such requesting shareholders.

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                                   SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Investment
Company Act of 1940, the Registrant has duly caused this registration statement
to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereto duly authorized, in the
City of New York and State of New York on the 28th day of September, 2000.

J.P. MORGAN SERIES TRUST


By /s/ Christopher Kelley
   ---------------------------------------
       Christopher Kelley
       Vice President and Assistant Secretary

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this registration
statement has been signed below by the following persons in the capacities
indicated on September 28, 2000.

George Rio*
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George Rio
President and Treasurer
Officer of the Portfolios

Matthew Healey*
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Matthew Healey
Trustee, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
(Principal Executive Officer)

Frederick S. Addy*
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Frederick S. Addy
Trustee

William G. Burns*
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William G. Burns
Trustee

Arthur C. Eschenlauer*
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Arthur C. Eschenlauer
Trustee

Michael P. Mallardi*
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Michael P. Mallardi
Trustee


*By /s/ Christopher Kelley
    ----------------------------
        Christopher Kelley
        as attorney-in-fact pursuant to a power of attorney.
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