As the oldest U.S. bank in France, our roots in the country run deep. Since 1868 we have served our clients and local communities in France in good and tough times – from helping citizens take part in the country’s economic growth to supporting the Allies during WWI. Today, our work continues to matter and have impact – we help local communities achieve their dreams by lifting up individuals; small, medium, and large companies; schools; hospitals; and governments. In Paris, we offer our clients investment banking, access to credit and rates markets, equity brokerage, private banking, investment management and treasury and securities services. Our firm has the largest presence of any U.S. bank in France, employs 900 people in the country and we continue to grow.
J.P. Morgan is committed to operating a healthy and vibrant company that plays a leading role in advancing a sustainable and inclusive economy. As a global financial institution, we work every day to apply our unique expertise, insights, and resources to help address economic and societal challenges facing our clients, employees, and communities. This isn’t just the right thing to do – it also makes good business sense and supports the firm’s work in France and around the world.
We are making significant and impactful philanthropic and business commitments, which in many cases are supported by employee volunteer efforts and complement the priorities of the French government. At the center of this work is our $30 million philanthropic commitment to Greater Paris. Launched at the end of 2018, this investment is focused on connecting individuals and entrepreneurs to economic opportunities linked to the Olympic and Paralympic Games and the large infrastructural work with the Grand Paris Express, as well as enabling transformative impact by strengthening and scaling the local eco system of support.
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. Below you will find major milestones from the firm’s history in France. The institutions listed in the timeline are several examples of the over 1,200 predecessors that make up today’s JPMorgan Chase.