JPM Investment Academy launched in Hong Kong

Feb 11, 2009

  • J.P. Morgan Asset Management announced the successful launch of the JPM Investment Academy, the first of its kind in the Hong Kong investment industry.

Hong Kong, 11 February 2009:  J.P. Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) today announced the successful launch of the JPM Investment Academy, the first of its kind in the Hong Kong investment industry.  The JPM Investment Academy is an education programme which aims to provide attendees with a better understanding of the investment industry.  A capacity of more than 120 local investors attended the first of 20 courses – 'Investment Funds - Are you really protected?' – on Tuesday, 10 February 2009.  Due to the overwhelming response to this particular course, additional classes have been arranged on the 11 and 12 February 2009 to meet demand.

Speaking before the JPM Investment Academy's inaugural course, Mr Terry Pan, Head of Retail Business said, "We believe that investor education is more important than ever, in particular after the many shock waves that hit the financial markets in 2008.  The financial industry faces one of the most critical points in its history, and as one of the leading asset management companies in Hong Kong, J.P. Morgan Asset Management feels it has a responsibility to launch this programme to maintain its strong focus on investor education."

"All of the courses are free of charge.  Our audiences will not hear any market views, investment trends or product sales pitches.  Our aim is to equip local investors with a better understanding of our industry and its practices.  At the end of the program, our goal is for investors to have the skills to make better investment decisions." added Mr Pan.  "This is our commitment to the Hong Kong investors and we believe there is no better time to launch this Academy than now."

The JPM Investment Academy consists of 20 courses covering four key areas: Module 1) Fund Insights; Module 2) Portfolio Insights; Module 3) Economic Insights and Module 4) Strategy Insights.  Local investors are invited to attend as many or as few courses as they wish.  Upon completion of all courses in a module, participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Now more than ever it is important for all investors to learn as much as they can about investing.  That's why enrolling in the JPM Investment Academy makes good sense.  Local investors who would like to attend the course may simply call the enrolment hotline at 2265 1033 to register.

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For further information please contact
Daniel Chui, Head of Investor Communications
Telephone: (852) 2800 2874
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.

J.P. Morgan Asset Management is a global asset management leader providing world-class investment solutions to clients. With US$1.1 trillion in assets under management (the Asset Management client funds of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. as at 31 December 2008) and offices in 40 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.

Commitment to Hong Kong
JPMAM's investment management business in Asia has remained headquartered in Hong Kong for more than three decades and today has about 500 employees based in this location. JPMAM and its investment arm - JF Asset Management - are one of the largest local investment managers in Hong Kong with over US$74.6 billion (31 December 2008) 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, 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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