Firm wins Group of the Year in Thomson Reuters Extel Survey 2010

Jun 15, 2010

J.P. Morgan's Peter Lawrence named Leading Pan-European Fund Management Individual.

London, 15 June 2010: J.P. Morgan Asset Management is pleased to announce that the firm has been awarded Leading Pan-European Fund Management Firm in the Thomson Reuters Extel Survey 2010 thus achieving a top 3 place for the last consecutive four years.

Further to this achievement a J.P. Morgan Asset Management analyst was named the overall Leading Pan-European Fund Management Individual for the fourth consecutive year. Top honours this year went to Peter Lawrence who covers the capital goods, aerospace and defence sectors for the business.  Last year’s winner Asif Jeevanjee was placed second, with Peter Edwards and Steven Ho placed 5th and 7th respectively, completing J.P. Morgan’s presence in the top ten..

Additionally, in testament to the research capabilities of the London based research team, J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s analysts were awarded 23 top rankings in the 32 specialist sectors surveyed.

The 2010 Thomson Reuters Extel Survey reflects the contribution of over 1800 buyside firms, 225 brokerage firms/research houses and 640 of Europe’s largest quoted companies worldwide. Voting was conducted primarily online and ran from 22 March to 8 May 2010.

Patrick Vermeulen, Head of Research Driven Process, European Equities at J.P. Morgan Asset Management said, “We are delighted to have once again received this industry recognition from the Thomson Reuters Extel Survey. These awards underscore our continued commitment to the provision of fundamental research to support J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s range of funds and it is extremely rewarding for the insight and strength of our team to be endorsed in this way.”

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J.P. Morgan Asset Management sector award winners 2010:

Peter Lawrence, Aerospace and Defence
Steven Ho, Autos
Simon Poncet, Banks
Anne Marden, Biotechnology
Peter Lawrence, Capital Goods
Peter Edwards, Chemicals
Lucy Parken, Construction & Building Materials
Robin Asquith, Food Manufacturing
Peter Edwards, Forestry, Paper & Packaging
Asif Jeevanjee, General Equities
Robin Asquith, Household Products & Personal Care
Rob Haim, Insurance
Asif Jeevanjee, Leisure, Entertainment and Hotels
Anne Marden, Medtech
Peter Edwards, Metals and Mining
Steven Ho, Oil and Gas
Anne Marden, Pharmaceuticals
Bilquis Ahmed, Retailers (Non Food)
Biral Devani, Software and IT Services
Asif Jeevanjee, Support and Business Services
Biral Devani, Telcomms. Equipment/IT Hardware
Amanda Sisson, Telecommunications Services
Asif Jeevanjee, Transport

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Jane Drew
Media Relations EMEA
Telephone: 44-207-7742-6326

Notes to Editors

J.P. Morgan Asset Management is part of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and is a global asset management leader providing world-class investment solutions to clients. With US$1.2 trillion in assets under management (the Asset Management client funds of JPMorgan Chase & Co. as at March 31st 2010) and offices in 41 locations around the world, J.P. Morgan Asset Management offers global coverage with a strong local market presence, and leadership positions in most asset classes.

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