Our presence in Belgium dates back to 1919, when a predecessor firm opened a branch in Brussels, and we were the first American bank to be established in the country. We offer products and services across Asset Management and the Corporate and Investment Bank.
J.P. Morgan has operated in Europe for nearly 200 years and has a sophisticated local market presence across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Within the region, J.P. Morgan has an unparalleled client base and leadership across the spectrum of financial services products. The regional head office in London is complemented by a strong regional footprint, with offices in all major financial centers.
Globally, through the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, we make philanthropic investments in cities where we have major operations, assisting those at a disadvantage by helping them build better lives for themselves, their families and their communities. Across EMEA, the firm focuses its investment and attention on three pillars: Economic Development, Financial Empowerment and Workforce Readiness.
J.P. Morgan is a global leader in financial services, offering solutions to the world's most important corporations, governments and institutions in more than 100 countries. As announced in early 2018, JPMorgan Chase will deploy $1.75 billion in philanthropic capital around the world by 2023. We also lead volunteer service activities for employees in local communities by utilizing our many resources, including those that stem from access to capital, economies of scale, global reach and expertise.
Our Local History
With a legacy dating back to 1799, we have a history of demonstrating leadership during times of both economic growth and financial instability.
J.P. Morgan's history in Belgium dates back to 1919, when Guaranty Trust Co., a predecessor firm, opened a branch in Brussels. That year also marked the appointment of J.P. Morgan & Co. and Guaranty Trust Co. as fiscal agents for the Belgian Treasury in the United States. It was the first American bank to be established in Belgium.
In 1969, Morgan Guaranty launched Euroclear, a system providing for the orderly settlement of transactions in Eurobonds. This innovation followed other pioneering services to the Eurobond market by the Brussels office, including the development of procedures for the closing and initial distribution of major issues of Eurobonds.
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