J.P. Morgan Investor Services was crowned "European Pension Fund Custodian of the Year" and "European Cash Management Provider of the Year" at the 2008 International Custody and Fund Administration European Awards. It was the third year running in which J.P. Morgan received ICFA’s cash management provider award.
J.P. Morgan’s Investor Services business announced that two leading Norwegian institutional investors have transitioned their global custody business to J.P. Morgan, representing an important milestone in the ongoing process of client transfers following J.P. Morgan’s acquisition of Nordea’s institutional global custody business earlier this year.
New York, November 12, 2008 – J.P. Morgan announced that its Depositary Receipts (DR) Group will offer selected U.S.-registered Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) on the international segment of the Mexican Stock Exchange, Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (BMV). Through this latest edition to its DR product suite, J.P. Morgan will enable all eligible Mexican stock exchange market participants to achieve the U.S. and global exposure that ETFs can provide, as well as benefit from the convenience of a peso-denominated security.
J.P. Morgan announced it has been retained by Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras S.A. (Eletrobrás), the largest electric utilities company in Latin America, to be the depositary bank for the company’s American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
J.P. Morgan announced it has been appointed depositary bank for the American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program for Ecopetrol S.A. J.P. Morgan will manage all aspects of the ADR program in the U.S. for Ecopetrol, the largest company in Colombia. Ecopetrol’s ADR is the first NYSE-listed program by a Colombian company in more than a decade.
J.P. Morgan announced that its GlobeClearsm business will now offer third party clearing for Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE) members who wish to trade Polish securities. J.P. Morgan will be providing clearing and settlement capabilities to clients who want to transact in equities and fixed income products on the WSE. This latest offering marks the 23rd exchange supported directly by J.P. Morgan GlobeClearsm.
With the launch of this new European hub, J.P. Morgan is well positioned as a full service administrator for private equity firms and institutional limited partners in Europe. It is one of the only private equity administrators in the U.K. and the Channel Islands that can offer a range of banking services, including cash management and foreign exchange, as well as tax support services to its administration clients.
JPMorgan today announced an agreement with Shell Asset Management Company (SAMCo), the asset management arm of Royal Dutch Shell, enabling a global provision to service Shell corporate pension and insurance plans with total assets in excess of $70 billion. With this relationship, JPMorgan launches a range of sophisticated services for SAMCo and participating Shell pension funds, including fund accounting, fund administration and certain securities lending services all from segregated and/or pooled accounts that will prove to be a new market milestone.
William Kirst, head of J.P. Morgan’s Latin America Depositary Receipts (DR) business, said: “J.P. Morgan is proud to serve as the depositary bank for the Telmex Internacional ADR programs, as well as for the Telmex ADR programs. Thanks to clients like Telmex and Telmex Internacional, J.P. Morgan is the leading provider of DR services in Latin America with 49% of the marketplace and administers more Latin American DRs than any other bank.”
Accident Compensation Corporation of New Zealand confirmed that J.P. Morgan Investor Services was appointed as it offered the most comprehensive solution set available for ACC’s Australian Custody requirements. J.P. Morgan will provide a number of efficiencies to ACC operations, including real time reporting services via JPMorgan Access, a proprietary online custody and investment administration reporting tool.
In the first agreement of its type in East Timor, as well as providing traditional custodial services, J.P. Morgan will enable BPA officials to undertake capacity building in financial markets. J.P. Morgan will also provide mandate compliance monitoring and fund performance services to enable BPA to monitor their investment portfolio and evaluate their external fund managers.
J.P. Morgan, which currently services more than $70 billion in derivatives collateral, is offering the new automated reconciliation technology globally, representing the latest enhancement to its Derivatives Collateral Management (DCM) solution. This technology, which is designed to work in conjunction with TriOptima’s triResolve automated position reconciliation service, increases the efficiency and risk management of trading records.
J.P. Morgan Investor Services said it will lease approximately 100,000 square feet at 451 D Street in South Boston, will retain its offices at 1 Beacon Street and expects to hire more than 300 employees for its global funds services business over the next five years. The business provides accounting and administrative services for institutional investors globally.
J.P. Morgan’s new DR specialists in Argentina, Brazil and Singapore will provide a full range of services to companies that want to have their equity traded on exchanges beyond their home markets. The team includes three vice presidents: Bettina Garcia, who will head the local DR sales office in Buenos Aires and is also responsible for DR sales in Chile and Peru, Marcos Yokota, who will head local DR sales in Sao Paulo, and Sharon Tang, who will head the DR sales office in Singapore.
The new criteria cover some 50 categories, including adult entertainment, gambling, tobacco, weapons, country ties, board diversity, corporate governance, climate change and faith values. The service can be applied to clients’ custody or accounting records, with online reporting available through J.P. Morgan’s existing Web-based Compliance Reporting application.
JPMorgan Private Equity Fund Services (PEFS) developed DealVault to provide CFOs, deal and investor relations professionals with an advanced platform to centralize volumes of deal tracking information. DealVault integrates with accounting and back office systems, providing private equity investment professionals with one platform to administer every aspect of a private equity investment’s lifecycle.
J.P. Morgan Securities Company (SC) will be providing custody and asset administration services to Cavali for its portfolio of global securities. J.P. Morgan also provides services to several other central depositories, central banks, commercial banks, government institutions and corporations in the Latin America region.
JPMorgan Private Equity Fund Services (PEFS) will provide LPFA with a set of comprehensive services to give greater insight on the performance, concentration and risk across the alternative investment portion of their assets. The services include cash management, cash flow tracking, performance measurement and analytics. There is also a sophisticated board-quality reporting capability.
JPMorgan today announced it has been mandated by Devon County Council Pension Fund to provide global custody and related services for its £2.2 billion Fund. The mandate comes following a formal review by Devon County Council to consolidate all of its assets with one global custodian.
JPMorgan PEFS will manage and support various processes for AustralianSuper, including alternative investment performance and investor tracking, while also assisting with the streamlining of AustralianSuper’s private equity instructions process. JPMorgan’s technology is the result of 10 years of private equity fund administration experience.