Jon Brachle, managing director, is a research analyst and portfolio manager within the U.S. Equity Group. An employee since 2007, Jon is a research analyst for the J.P. Morgan Small Cap Active Core and SMID Cap Core Strategies, and is a co-portfolio manager for the J.P. Morgan U.S. Smaller Companies Fund and Investment Trust . Prior to joining the Small Cap Team, Jon was a research associate covering software and IT services companies for the J.P. Morgan U.S. Large Cap Equity Group. Jon holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Colorado's Leeds School of Business. He is a member of the CFA Institute and a CFA charterholder.