J.P. Morgan, Jr. used these words at a Senate Sub-Committee hearing in May 1933. More than 70 years later, “first-class business in a first-class way” continues to describe the way we work in more than 50 countries around the world every day. By holding the firm and our employees to the highest ethical standards in support of clients, we have remained among the world’s most trusted and respected financial services institutions.
Our clients appreciate that we understand their needs and act in their interest. Our focus on partnership, our emphasis on trust, and our desire to constantly perform better also help us attract like-minded colleagues from the broadest, most intelligent talent pool in the world. We hire people who are driven to perform, who keep their word and who hold themselves to the highest standards.
Along with our reputation, our people are our most valuable asset. We believe no barrier should inhibit an individual from performing to his or her full potential.
We understand that our collective diversity is our strength and are committed to creating an inclusive organization where everyone can succeed based on merit. We hire and develop people with unique experiences and diverse backgrounds because we believe that is a fundamental part of strengthening our global business capabilities.
Our values are reflected in the way that we conduct our business and in the results that we consistently achieve for our clients. We believe that shareholders will benefit as we do the right thing for our clients and the communities we serve.