JP Morgan investments in the Philippines

EJ Qua Hiansen, Chief Financial Officer of PHINMA Corporation and Chair of the Junior Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX) Committee of the FINEX Research & Development Foundation, wrote an article a few weeks back, ‘Setting the Path’, about the Intercollegiate Finance Competition (ICFC) held October and November last year. ICFC was organized by the Junior FINEX Committee in partnership with JP Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMC), one of the largest financial institutions in the world, with total assets amounting to US$4.1 trillion as of March 31, 2024.


EJ highlighted the need for finance students and professionals to be armed with as many tools as possible to guide businesses and economies to make the right, risk-adjusted decisions. This made me revisit the various services and career opportunities provided by JPMC in the Philippines, and how young and aspiring Filipino financial markets professionals can further hone their skills in the volatile and ever-evolving world of finance through JPMC’s investments in the country.


Commercial and investment banking


Based at the heart of the Makati Central Business District, the JPMC Manila Branch offers a comprehensive suite of commercial and investment banking services. From financing major projects to advising on strategic corporate transactions, the Manila Branch plays a pivotal role in shaping the country's economic landscape. And with total assets amounting to P67.7 billion based on the latest figures coming from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, the Manila Branch is considered as one of the top 20 universal and commercial banks operating in the country based on financial resources managed. 


Equity securities trading and research


J. P. Morgan Securities Philippines Inc. operates as an accredited equity trading and research brokerage firm on the Philippine Stock Exchange. With professionally prepared research and industry insights, JPMC’s Philippine brokerage firm empowers institutional investors to navigate the complexities of the local equities market.


Global risk management and banking operations


JPMC's Global Service Center is powered by over 15,000 Filipino financial markets professionals working tirelessly to manage risk, optimize operations, and support JPMC’s businesses worldwide. From risk analytics to treasury operations services, the Global Service Center ensures JPMC branches across the globe operate prudently and seamlessly.


Young and aspiring business and finance professionals and students can set their path to success by pursuing the services and career opportunities offered by JPMC in the Philippines. Whether investment banking, securities trading, or risk management, JPMC’s investments in the Philippines offer not just opportunities for professional growth in the financial markets, but also academic competition for finance, banking and economics students through the ICFC. 


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