HONG KONG: J.P. Morgan Asset Management appoints Heidi Sutton as Chief Marketing Officer for Asia Pacific

Jan 23, 2013

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J.P. Morgan Asset Management today announced that Heidi Sutton has joined the firm as Chief Marketing Officer for the Asia Pacific region.

Based in Hong Kong, Sutton will primarily oversee the marketing efforts in the region and will also lead the marketing teams across the region to identify strategic marketing initiatives to support the business's growth.

Commenting on the appointment, Jed Laskowitz, Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific at J.P. Morgan Asset Management said, "We are excited to have Heidi on board and are looking forward to having her help us build a best-in-class marketing organisation that leverages the best ideas from across the region and around the world to enhance our clients' experience with J.P. Morgan Asset Management."

Working closely with her marketing teams across the region, Sutton will leverage the firm's best practices and will ensure J.P. Morgan Asset Management is delivering a strong and differentiated brand experience. Richard Chambers, Chief Marketing Officer, Global Investment Management at J.P. Morgan Asset Management in the U.S. said, "Our marketing team plays an important role in delivering a first-class client experience. To ensure our marketing efforts are best aligned to help us capitalise on the tremendous growth opportunities in Asia Pacific, I am so pleased to have Heidi on board. The firm will benefit from the experience and expertise that Heidi brings to this newly created role."

Prior to her appointment, Sutton was a Managing Director and Head of Marketing Strategy for Asia Pacific at Goldman Sachs Asset Management. In fact, Heidi is returning to J.P. Morgan Asset Management after 13 years, having previously worked for heritage firm – JPMorgan Fleming Asset Management. Following the 2001 merger between Fleming and J.P. Morgan, Heidi moved on to London-based First State Investments where she helped build the firm's retail offering in the U.K. For the last 9 years, Heidi was with Goldman Sachs Asset Management, working initially on the firm's international marketing efforts, based out of London, before relocating to Hong Kong six years ago to oversee its Asia Pacific marketing efforts.

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For further information please contact:
Daniel Chui, Head of Investor Communications
Telephone: (852) 2800 2874
Email: daniel.wc.chui@jpmorgan.com

Harriet Ngan, Internal & Media Communications
Telephone: (852) 2800 2776
Email: harriet.hy.ngan@jpmorgan.com
Issued by JPMorgan Funds (Asia) Limited

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Notes to Editors

J.P. Morgan Asset Management ("JPMAM") is the brand name of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co's asset management companies, including JPMorgan Funds (Asia) Limited.

J.P. Morgan Asset Management is a global asset management leader providing world-class investment solutions to clients. With over US$1.4 trillion in assets under management (the Asset Management client funds of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. as at 31 December 2012) and offices in 34 countries around the world, J.P. Morgan Asset Management offers global coverage with a strong local market presence, and leadership positions in most asset classes.

J.P. Morgan Asset Management managed Asia Pacific client assets totalling US$113 billion as at 31 December 2012. In Asia Pacific we have 8 offices, including Hong Kong as our regional headquarters, Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan. With over 1,600 employees across the region, JPMAM is able to provide a constant link to these markets and to gather first-hand insights and perspective.

Commitment to Hong Kong

JPMAM's investment management business in Asia has remained headquartered in Hong Kong for more than four decades and today has over 500 employees based in this location. JPMAM is one of the largest local investment managers in Hong Kong with over US$78 billion (31 December 2012) of funds managed across the Asia Pacific region.

As part of a major global investment group, we are committed to providing specialist teams with the resources needed to deliver successful products and performance to our clients. The Hong Kong-based Pacific Regional Group, together with the local presence of the Global Portfolios Group, Global Multi Asset Group and Global Fixed Income Groups, forms the core of JPMAM's investment management operations. In addition to the knowledge and experience of our individual investment professionals, the stability of the team has enabled JPMAM to develop strong relationships with local clients.


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