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December 23, 2010

J.P. Morgan Re-Appointed Depositary Bank by Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd.

J.P. Morgan today announced it has been re-appointed as depositary bank for leading Taiwanese telecommunications company, Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd (“CHT”).

December 22, 2010

J.P. Morgan to Offer Direct Custody Service in Ireland

J.P. Morgan’s Worldwide Securities Services (WSS) business today announced that it will offer direct custody services in Ireland, further expanding the firm’s direct custody and clearing footprint.

December 22, 2010

J.P. Morgan Appointed Depositary Bank by ShangPharma

J.P. Morgan announced today that it has been appointed depositary bank by ShangPharma Corporation (“ShangPharma”), raising $87 million via a listing of ShangPharma’s American Depositary Shares (ADS) on the New York Stock Exchange.

December 21, 2010

Depositary Receipts Maintain Popularity with Issuers and Investors in 2010, According to J.P. Morgan Year in Review Report

Despite economic uncertainty and volatility in the global equity markets in 2010, depositary receipts (DRs) remain popular with both issuers and investors, according to J.P. Morgan’s DR 2010 Year in Review report.

December 2, 2010

TAL Education selects J.P. Morgan as Depositary Bank

J.P. Morgan has been appointed depositary bank by China-based education services company, TAL Education Group (“TAL Education”), which raised USD 138 million through an American Depositary Shares (“ADS”) listing on the New York Stock Exchange.

December 1, 2010

Mecox selects J.P. Morgan as Depositary Bank

J.P. Morgan announced today that it has been appointed depositary bank by Mecox Lane Limited (“Mecox Lane”) in relation to its recent initial public offering of 13,504,286 American Depositary Shares (ADS).

November 22, 2010

J.P. Morgan Completes Migration of ANZ Custody Businiess

J.P. Morgan Treasury & Securities Services has today announced it has completed the successful migration of direct and master custody clients from ANZ Custodian Services. ANZ Custodian Services was acquired by J.P. Morgan in November 2009.

November 17, 2010

J.P. Morgan Selected by FHLBank Atlanta to Provide Custody and Liquidity Services

J.P. Morgan Worldwide Securities Services announced today that it has been selected by FHLBank Atlanta, a federal home loan bank, to provide custody and liquidity services for the bank’s own investment portfolio and for assets it holds for its member banks.

November 16, 2010

J.P. Morgan Selected by True North Management Group for Real Estate Fund Administration

J.P. Morgan Worldwide Securities Services today announced that it has been appointed by True North Management Group LLC to provide real estate fund administration services for its True North High Yield Investment Fund II which closed in April 2010 with $330 million of equity commitments and is expected to finish with $500-$600 million of equity commitments.

November 8, 2010

J.P. Morgan Selected by Eagle Asset Management to Provide Fund Administration and Custody for its Mutual Funds

J.P. Morgan Worldwide Securities Services announced today that it has been mandated for, and successfully transitioned, the fund administration, custody and related securities services for Eagle Mutual Funds, the mutual fund complex of Eagle Asset Management, Inc.

November 8, 2010

Global Education & Technology Group Ltd. Appoints J.P. Morgan Depositary Bank

J.P. Morgan announced today that it has been appointed depositary bank by Global Education & Technology Group Ltd. (“Global Education”), which raised USD 76.9 million through an American Depositary Shares (“ADS”) listing on the NASDAQ.

November 3, 2010

J.P. Morgan is Top-Rated in Private Equity Fund Administration Survey for Fourth Consecutive Year

A key industry survey by Global Custodian magazine ranked J.P. Morgan as a top provider of private equity fund administration.

November 2, 2010

J.P. Morgan Appoints Hans Janssens as Head of Treasury & Securities Services in Japan

J.P. Morgan today announced the appointment of Hans Janssens as the Head of Treasury & Securities Services (TSS) in Japan, effective November 1, 2010.

October 26, 2010

J.P. Morgan Appointed Depositary Bank by Smiths Group

J.P. Morgan today announced that it has been appointed depositary bank for the Level 1 American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program of Smiths Group plc, the FTSE 100 global technology company.

October 21, 2010

J.P. Morgan Appointed Depositary Bank for Daqo New Energy

J.P. Morgan announced today that it has been appointed depositary bank for Daqo New Energy Corp. (“Daqo”) in relation to the company’s recent USD 87.4 million American Depositary Shares (“ADS”) listing on the New York Stock Exchange.

October 13, 2010

J.P. Morgan Appointed Depositary Bank by SouFun Holdings

J.P. Morgan announced today that it has been appointed depositary bank by Chinese real estate website operator, SouFun Holdings Limited (“SouFun”), which raised USD 143 million via an American Depositary Receipt listing on the New York Stock Exchange.

October 7, 2010

J.P. Morgan Completes Transition Management Mandate for DHL

J.P. Morgan's Worldwide Securities Services business today announced the successful completion of several transition events for the DHL Pensions Investment Fund Limited.

September 30, 2010

J.P. Morgan Appointed Depositary Receipt Bank by WEG SA

J.P. Morgan today announced that it has been appointed depositary bank by Brazil-based WEG SA, one of the world's most successful industrial equipment companies, for its American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program.

September 27, 2010

J.P. Morgan Appointed Depositary Bank by Vallourec

J.P. Morgan today announced that it has been appointed depositary bank by Vallourec for its American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program.

September 23, 2010

J.P. Morgan Selected by AQR Capital Management to Provide Fund Administration and Prime Custody Services For Its Mutual Fund Product Line

J.P. Morgan Worldwide Securities Services (WSS) announced today that it has been selected by investment management firm AQR Capital Management, LLC (AQR), adviser to the AQR Funds, to provide a full suite of fund administration, prime-custody, and related securities services for the firm’s mutual funds with more than $2 billion in assets.

September 16, 2010

J.P. Morgan Introduces Enhanced Regulatory Reporting Capabilities for Money Market Funds

J.P. Morgan has enhanced its offering of regulatory reporting services for money market funds to assist asset managers in complying with the SEC revised Rule 2a-7 requirements.

September 14, 2010

Depositary Receipts Remain Popular with Issuers and Investors According to J.P. Morgan Mid-Year Report

Despite uncertainty and volatility in the global equity markets in the first half of 2010, depositary receipts (DRs) continue to prove popular with both issuers and investors, according to J.P. Morgan’s DR 2010 Mid-Year Review report.

August 30, 2010

J.P. Morgan Appointed Depositary Bank by Jindal Cotex

J.P. Morgan announced today that it has been appointed depositary bank by India-based producer of synthetic, cotton and blended yarns, Jindal Cotex Limited ("Jindal Cotex"), following the company’s recent USD 38.5 million Global Depositary Receipt (GDR) listing on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

August 11, 2010

J.P. Morgan Joins EuroCCP as a General Clearing Participant

EuroCCP and J.P. Morgan Worldwide Securities Services announced today that J.P. Morgan has become a general clearing participant (GCP) in EuroCCP, which provides clearing and settlement services for a wide range of European trading venues.

July 19, 2010

J.P. Morgan Appointed Depositary Bank by Danone

J.P. Morgan today announced that it has been appointed successor depositary bank by Danone for its American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program.

July 15, 2010

J.P. Morgan Awarded Third Party Securities Lending Mandate by Mediolanum

J.P. Morgan's Worldwide Securities Services business today announced that it has been mandated to provide third party securities lending services on behalf of Mediolanum, the Italian financial services firm, for a selection of their Luxembourg and Dublin domiciled funds.

July 9, 2010

J.P. Morgan Appointed Depositary by Remco

J.P. Morgan announced today that it has been appointed depositary bank by Remco for its American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program.

July 7, 2010

J.P. Morgan Introduces New Regulatory Reporting Capabilities for GASB 53 Requirements

J.P. Morgan Worldwide Securities Services today announced that it has enhanced its regulatory reporting capabilities to help clients prepare new financial statement derivative disclosures.

July 5, 2010

J.P. Morgan Appointed Depositary by PFA

J.P. Morgan Worldwide Securities Services today announced that it has been appointed depositary for PFA Professionel Forening, owned by PFA Pension, the second largest pension provider in Denmark, for its newly established mutual fund offering.

June 30, 2010

J.P. Morgan Appointed Depositary Bank by JinkoSolar

J.P. Morgan announced today that it has been appointed depositary bank by JinkoSolar Holdings Co., Ltd. (“JinkoSolar”), a China-based solar product manufacturer, in connection with its recent initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange.

June 29, 2010

J.P. Morgan Appointed Depositary Bank for Charm Communications' ADR Program

Charm Communications Inc, a leading provider of integrated advertising agency services in China has appointed J.P. Morgan as its depositary bank for its listed American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program.

June 23, 2010

J.P. Morgan and NASDAQ OMX Announce New Clearing Options for Nordic Derivatives Markets

NASDAQ OMX and J.P. Morgan today announced that J. P. Morgan has become NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB's first non-Nordic custodian for the NASDAQ OMX Derivatives Markets. As custodian, J.P. Morgan will provide collateral management agency services for the cash and securities with which member firms collateralize their derivatives trades.

June 10, 2010

J.P. Morgan Awarded Custody Mandate by BankInvest

J.P. Morgan Worldwide Securities Services and BankInvest today announced that J.P. Morgan has been awarded a mandate to provide custody and related services to BankInvest, a leading asset manager and provider of investment funds in the Nordic region with $23bn of total assets under management and administration. 

June 9, 2010

J.P. Morgan Selected by State of New Mexico to Provide Custody and Securities Services

J.P. Morgan Worldwide Securities Services, a leading provider of global custody and fund services, today announced that it has been selected by the State of New Mexico to provide custody and securities services for the State’s more than $40 billion in assets.

June 7, 2010

J.P. Morgan Named Global Infrastructure Fund Administrator of the Year

J.P. Morgan Worldwide Securities Services today announced that it was named Global Infrastructure Fund Administrator of the Year at the inaugural Infrastructure Investor Awards 2009 sponsored by Private Equity International.

June 4, 2010

J.P. Morgan Hires Head of Asia Pacific Treasury and Securities Services Business

J.P. Morgan Asia Pacific today announced the appointment of Thomas DuCharme as the Chief Executive Officer of the firm’s Treasury and Securities Services (TSS) business in Asia Pacific.

June 3, 2010

Hypermarcas S/A Chooses J.P. Morgan as Depositary Bank for Its ADR Program

J.P. Morgan announced today that it has been appointed depositary bank for the American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program of Brazil-based Hypermarcas S/A.

June 1, 2010

J.P. Morgan Appoints Adam Wallace as Executive Director and Regional Product Head of Hedge Fund Services

J.P. Morgan announced today that it has appointed Adam Wallace as executive director and product head of J.P. Morgan's Hedge Fund Services business in Asia Pacific. Based in Hong Kong, Wallace will cover Hedge Fund Administration, Transfer Agency, Fund of Hedge Fund Custody and Middle-Office services for hedge funds and fund of hedge funds.

May 19, 2010

J.P. Morgan Announces Auto Substitution Functionality for the U.S. Tri-Party Repo Market

J.P. Morgan today announced Auto Substitution, new functionality that will enhance the operating model of the U.S. Tri-Party Repo market in support of the recommendations issued recently by the Payments Risk Committee-sponsored Tri Party Repo Infrastructure Task Force.

May 13, 2010

J.P. Morgan Awarded New Transition Management Mandate by Lincolnshire County Council Pension Fund

J.P. Morgan’s Worldwide Securities Services business today announced that it has completed an asset restructuring for the Lincolnshire County Council Pension Fund.

May 12, 2010

J.P. Morgan Selected by Transatlantic Holdings to Provide Global Custody Services

J.P. Morgan Worldwide Securities Services, a leading provider of global custody and fund services, today announced that it has been appointed by Transatlantic Holdings, Inc., a leading international reinsurance organization, to provide global custody for the majority of its invested assets worldwide.  Assets under custody total approximately $11 billion.

May 5, 2010

IFC Asset Management Company Selects J.P. Morgan for Private Equity Fund Administration

J.P. Morgan announced today that it has been appointed by IFC Asset Management Company LLC (AMC), a new wholly owned subsidiary of IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, to provide outsourced private equity accounting and fund administration services. 

May 4, 2010

J.P. Morgan to Sponsor Six WisdomTree ETFs on the Mexican Stock Exchange

J.P. Morgan announced today that it has been appointed by WisdomTree®, an exchange-traded fund (ETF) sponsor and asset manager, to offer six of its U.S.-registered ETFs on the international segment of the Mexican Stock Exchange, Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (BMV).

April 29, 2010

J.P. Morgan Worldwide Securities Services Celebrates 20 Years in Dublin

J.P. Morgan’s Worldwide Securities Services business this month celebrated its Dublin office’s 20th year of providing securities services to the Irish funds industry.

April 29, 2010

J.P. Morgan to Acquire Schroders PLC's Private Equity Administration Services Business

J.P. Morgan Worldwide Securities Services (WSS), a leading provider of global custody and fund services, has signed an agreement to acquire the private equity administration services business of Schroders PLC (Schroders), subject to regulatory approval.

April 28, 2010

J.P. Morgan Awarded Mandate for Custody and Related Services by Hewitt for Delegated Consulting Clients

J.P. Morgan's Worldwide Securities Services business has been awarded a mandate to provide custody and related services to pan-European defined benefit pension schemes advised by Hewitt Delegated Consulting Services.

April 26, 2010

J.P. Morgan Awarded New Custody Mandate by John Lewis

J.P. Morgan's Worldwide Securities Services business today announced that it has been awarded a mandate to provide custody and related services to The John Lewis Partnership Pensions Trust.

April 23, 2010

J.P. Morgan Announces New Executive to Lead Luxembourg Office

J.P. Morgan today announced the appointment of Laurent Vanderweyen to the role of General Manager of J.P. Morgan Bank Luxembourg S.A.

April 22, 2010

J.P. Morgan Ranked Top Custodian and Administrator in Luxembourg

J.P. Morgan today announced it is the largest custodian and fund administrator in Luxembourg, according to Lipper's 16th Annual Luxembourg Fund Encyclopaedia.

April 1, 2010

J.P. Morgan Launches DerivClear™

J.P. Morgan’s Worldwide Securities Services business today announced it has launched DerivClear™, a centralised OTC derivatives platform supporting its Global Derivatives Services business. A number of existing clients have already migrated to the new platform.

March 31, 2010

Nationwide Consolidates Custody, Fund Accounting, Fund Administration and Transfer Agency with J.P. Morgan

J.P. Morgan announced today that it has been mandated to expand mutual fund services provided to Nationwide Funds Group (NFG), the asset management business of Nationwide Financial Services, Inc.  NFG manages $32 billion in assets in its 92 mutual funds, with approximately 265,000 shareholder accounts.

March 29, 2010

J.P. Morgan Picks Up Record Fourteen Triple A Transaction Banking Awards, 2010 From The Asset Magazine

J.P. Morgan was recently recognised by The Asset with fourteen Triple A Transaction Banking Awards.

March 24, 2010

J.P. Morgan Launches New Fund Tax Reporting Capability

J.P. Morgan’s Worldwide Securities Services business today announced it has launched a proprietary tax reporting system for calculating and reporting investment fund tax figures to fund promoters, distributors, tax advisors and cross border investors. 

March 10, 2010

J.P. Morgan Selected by the Government of Canada For Expanded Derivatives Collateral Management Services

J.P. Morgan Worldwide Securities Services today announced that it has been selected by the Government of Canada to provide an expanded set of collateral management services for derivatives.

March 9, 2010

J.P. Morgan Grows Custody Franchise For Pensions and Endowments

J.P. Morgan's Worldwide Securities Services business today announced it has been awarded two new mandates from charities and endowments in Europe, further expanding its leadership position in servicing clients in this sector.

March 9, 2010

J.P. Morgan Awarded New Custody Mandates by Two UK Pension Funds

J.P. Morgan's Worldwide Securities Services business today announced that it has been awarded a mandate to provide custody and related services to the The First UK Bus pension scheme and the Home Retail Group pension scheme.

March 5, 2010

J.P. Morgan Appointed Depositary Bank by IFM Investments Ltd.

J.P. Morgan announced today that it has been appointed depositary bank by IFM Investments Ltd. in connection with its recent initial public offering of 12.5 million American Depositary Shares.

March 4, 2010

J.P. Morgan Expands European Pension Custody Business

J.P. Morgan’s Worldwide Securities Services business today announced it was appointed to provide custody and related services to Stichting Pensioenfonds Vopak, the pension fund of the Netherlands-based company, which is the world’s largest bulk liquid storage provider.

February 17, 2010

J.P. Morgan Opens Office in Abu Dhabi

J.P. Morgan this week hosted an opening ceremony for its new office in Abu Dhabi.

February 11, 2010

Depositary Receipts Capital Raising in Asia Pacific Increases Significantly in 2009 According to J.P. Morgan's Inaugural APAC Year in Review Report

In a year of gradual economic recovery, the issuance and trading of depositary receipts (DR) in 2009 remained strong in the Asia-Pacific region, especially in key markets such as China, India and Taiwan, according to J.P. Morgan's inaugural Depositary Receipt APAC Year in Review 2009.

February 1, 2010

Insprit Chooses J.P. Morgan as Depositary Bank for its ADR Program

J.P. Morgan announced today that it has been appointed depositary bank by Insprit for its American Depositary Receipt (‘ADR’) program.

January 14, 2010

J.P. Morgan Appointed Depositary Bank by China Nuokang Bio-Pharmaceutical

J.P. Morgan announced today that it has been appointed depositary bank by China Nuokang Bio-Pharmaceutical Inc. (‘Nuokang’) in connection with Nuokang’s recent initial public offering of 5,000,000 American Depositary Shares.

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