Securities Services

J.P. Morgan Worldwide Securities Services (WSS) safe keeps, values, clears and services securities and portfolios for investors and broker/dealers. The business is a global leader in providing innovative solutions, helping clients in more than 90 markets optimize efficiency, mitigate risk and enhance revenue through custody and investor services as well as securities clearance and collateral management offerings. WSS also provides depositary receipts services to leading corporations seeking overseas capital raising and stock exchange listings.

J.P. Morgan offers a comprehensive range of core and specialized investment products to our Hong Kong clients above and beyond competitive offerings. WSS can tailor solutions specifically to our clients' needs, combining a wide range of products with the market-leading services of a top-tier investment bank.

In addition to our many global capabilities that are not dependent upon country location, WSS offers the following services to our clients in Hong Kong:

Global Custody
J.P. Morgan's suite of securities safe keeping, trade processing and trade settlement services is designed to meet the ever increasing needs of institutional investors, including banks, mutual funds, investment managers, pension funds and insurance companies. J.P. Morgan manages a global network of sub-custodians covering more than 90 markets.

Fund Services

  • Fund Accounting  Full service back-office support, tailored to meet the needs of various clients with accounting operation hub in Asia to provide same time zone support.
    All of J.P. Morgan's accounting reports are provided online via its secured information delivery platform, J.P. Morgan ACCESSSM. Furthermore, the firm offers clients customized reports that show portfolio valuations and transactional reports in currencies different from the portfolio's base currency. This is essential for those who have reporting requirements to offshore parent companies and their clients.
    The accounting reports are also available in traditional or simplified Chinese.
  • Compliance Reporting Services  Broad functionality, depth and reporting flexibility help clients efficiently detect and manage violations of client-specified investment rules, facilitating risk reduction and demonstrating industry best practices. Compliance Reporting Services are available via J.P. Morgan ACCESSSM.
  • Investment Analytics and Consulting Services  A single resource with tailored solutions, optimizing our clients’ portfolio to achieve enhanced risk-adjusted returns.
    Our proprietary performance measurement system assists institutional clients by offering a true integration of global portfolios at security-level, with performance measurement reporting available to clients on a daily, monthly, quarterly or yearly basis.
  • Transfer Agency Services  A market-leading provider in the Dublin and Luxembourg fund markets, our Asian Service Desk, located in Hong Kong, supports fund distribution requirements, leveraging J.P. Morgan sub transfer agency operations with direct services for clients in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan. Our service representatives have real-time access to shareholder transactions, account histories and mutual fund share prices, and provide premium service to shareholders and financial intermediaries.

Securities Lending
J.P. Morgan is a world-class securities lending provider with one of the most comprehensive, indemnified securities lending programs in the industry, backed by a solid financial foundation.  We make risk management a cornerstone of our securities lending program, using independent firm-wide resources to provide our clients with optimal risk-adjusted returns. 

Foreign Exchange
External surveys establish J.P. Morgan as one of the leading global providers of foreign exchange (FX) services, with an estimated 7-10% of the daily US$3.2 trillion FX market. J.P. Morgan offers a unique combination of geographic breadth, product depth, superior liquidity capability across FX products and currencies, and top research and value-added strategies delivered by sales professionals proficient in multiple products. J.P. Morgan's comprehensive product offerings include spot, forwards, options and nondeliverable forwards in freely convertible and regulated currencies.

Futures & Options Clearing
J.P. Morgan is one the largest and most dynamic firms in the futures and options brokerage business globally. We are a market leader in providing research, sales, execution and clearing services to clients on more than 70 exchanges across all asset classes  commodities, equities, fixed income and foreign exchange  and have been providing these services to our clients for 30 years. J.P. Morgan is one of the most technically advanced global clearers, with more than 99.9% of our futures and options business being conducted on exchanges where we maintain direct clearing memberships. 

Transition Management
J.P. Morgan's Transition Management group supports institutional investors through structural changes to achieve the desired portfolio exposure in a timely, risk controlled and cost-effective manner. The group also partners with other areas of the firm to leverage the strength of J.P. Morgan's global capabilities in risk management, trade execution, research and analysis, technology, operations and global custody to provide efficient solutions for its customers.

Key features and benefits include:

  • Maintaining portfolio exposure during asset reallocations
  • Preserving asset value
  • Reducing operational risk through outsourcing operational burden
  • Removing manager timing risks through delivering centralized project management
  • Sourcing efficient liquidity
  • Minimizing total costs

Clearance & Settlement Services
Through GlobeClearSM, J.P. Morgan provides banks, broker/dealers and hedge fund managers active in international securities trading with a highly efficient clearance platform allowing for clearance on more than 22 exchanges and 60 OTC markets. 

Collateral Management
Supporting the collateral management for securities is an essential component of effective credit risk management. J.P. Morgan provides a range of services designed to enhance our clients' collateral/credit risk management for a wide range of underlying activities. 

Depositary Receipts (DR)
WSS provides DR services to leading corporations seeking overseas capital raising and stock exchange listings.

  • Leadership and Innovation
    J.P. Morgan pioneered the DR market more than 80 years ago, when we introduced the first-ever DR in 1927. We continue to lead the expansion of the DR marketplace, offering the farthest reach and greatest depth within our global footprint.
  • Commitment to Asia Pacific
    J.P. Morgan launched the first ADR program in Asia in 1961 and has since maintained a leading position, bringing to the DR market some of the best corporate names in Asia. Today, we have DR staff in 9 cities, and conduct business in 10 markets in Asia Pacific, delivering a complete range of DR services within the Asian time zone. In recognition of our business’s significant growth, J.P. Morgan was named Best DR Bank in the 2009 Triple A Transaction Banking Awards by The Asset magazine, a leading financial publication in Asia. As a result of a listing rule change in Hong Kong in 2008, we have been working with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange to debut the Hong Kong Depositary Receipts (HDRs). To find out more, visit us at www.adr.com.

Learn more about Securities Services globally or contact us to discuss your securities management needs.

 
 

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