Head of Global Commodities
Blythe Masters is J.P. Morgan’s head of Global Commodities, responsible for the global team that provides integrated physical and financial commodity solutions products for clients. The business provides market-making, structuring, risk management, financing and warehousing capabilities across a full spectrum of commodity asset classes. Blythe was named to this position in 2007. In 2012, she took on the additional responsibility of running Regulatory Affairs for the firm’s Corporate & Investment Bank. She is a member of the JPMorgan Chase Executive Committee and the Corporate & Investment Bank leadership team.
Blythe has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. From 2004 to 2007, she was chief financial officer of the Investment Bank. Prior to that role, Blythe was J.P. Morgan’s head of Global Credit Portfolio and Credit Policy and Strategy, responsible for managing the credit and market risks of the bank’s retained credit positions and the development of credit strategy, policies, infrastructure and limits to measure and control credit risk. In addition, she coordinated the financial and risk reporting of the firm’s credit activities. Earlier positions at J.P. Morgan include head of North American Structured Credit Products, co-head of Asset Backed Securitization and head of Global Credit Derivatives Marketing. Her responsibilities have included the structuring and distribution of credit derivative products and related credit risk management strategies, both for J.P. Morgan and its clients. While Blythe joined J.P. Morgan full-time in 1991, she completed a number of internships at the bank dating back to 1987.
In February 2012, Blythe became chair of the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA), which represents the common interests of the world’s leading financial and capital markets participants. She is also chair emeritus of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), whose mission is to support a strong financial industry, job creation and economic growth while building trust and confidence in the financial markets. In addition, Blythe is the Board Chair of the NY Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which is the world’s largest source of private funds for breast cancer research and community outreach programs.
Blythe received a B.A. in economics from Trinity College, Cambridge. She lives in New York with her husband and daughter.