Private Bank Chief Investment Office

Managing Your Wealth

How your wealth is managed is critically important.

J.P. Morgan’s team of dedicated professionals can guide you through the complexities of the market in designing an investment portfolio that aligns with your personal goals and unique preferences.

Our philosophy is grounded in four pillars.

Long-Term Investing

Tactical Flexibility

Specialization

Asymmetric Approach to Risk

We have a long history of managing wealth. In order to stay at the forefront of the industry, we continuously refine our process as well as invest in our team and its resources as the business, technology and markets evolve.

Experience our process.

Private Bank Chief Investment Office
Investment Process

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Our Investment Philosophy
Our Investment Philosophy

Our Investment Philosophy

The CIO Team
The CIO Team

The CIO Team

Constructing a Portfolio’s Foundation
Constructing a Portfolio’s Foundation

Constructing a Portfolio’s Foundation

Our Tactical Flexibility
Our Tactical Flexibility

Our Tactical Flexibility

The Investment Process
The Investment Process

The Investment Process

Choosing the Right Manager
Choosing the Right Manager

Choosing the Right Manager

Designing Your Portfolio
Designing Your Portfolio

Designing Your Portfolio

An Example of the Process
An Example of the Process

An Example of the Process

Private Bank
Chief Investment Office Team

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Richard Madigan

Richard Madigan

Chief Investment Officer

Michael E. Gray

Michael Gray, CFA

Head of Fixed Income & Credit Portfolio Management
CIO Team

Miles Wixon

Miles A. Wixon, CFA

Head of Equities Portfolio Management
CIO Team

 Boris Arabadjiev

Boris Arabadjiev

Head of Alternatives Portfolio Management
CIO Team

Evan Grace

Jeffrey T. Gaffney

Head of Multi-Asset Portfolio Management for the Americas
CIO Team

Evan Grace

Evan Grace, CFA

Head of Multi-Asset Portfolio Management for EMEA and Asia
CIO Team

Nancy Rooney

Suzanne Wuebben

Head of Portfolio Analytics
CIO Team

Kristof Gleich

Kristof Gleich, CFA

Global Head of Manager Selection

Michael Gubenko, CFA

Head of Hedge Fund Due Diligence
J.P. Morgan Private Bank

Nancy Rooney

Nancy Rooney

Global Head of Managed Solutions

Additional Resources

The Trick Is Not to Blink

May 2017

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Beginning of a Great Adventure

January 2017

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Change of the Guard

November 2016

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Purpose of This Material

This material is for information purposes only. The information provided may inform you of certain investment products and services offered by J.P. Morgan’s private banking business, part of JPMorgan Chase & Co. The views and strategies described in the material may not be suitable for all investors and are subject to investment risks. Please read this Important Information in its entirety.

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Information about Your Investments and Potential Conflicts of Interest

Conflicts of interest will arise whenever JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. or any of its affiliates (together, “J.P. Morgan”) have an actual or perceived economic or other incentive in its management of our clients’ portfolios to act in a way that benefits J.P. Morgan. Conflicts will result, for example (to the extent the following activities are permitted in your account): (1) when J.P. Morgan invests in an investment product, such as a mutual fund, structured product, separately managed account or hedge fund issued or managed by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. or an affiliate, such as J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc.; (2) when a J.P. Morgan entity obtains services, including trade execution and trade clearing, from an affiliate; (3) when J.P. Morgan receives payment as a result of purchasing an investment product for a client’s account; or (4) when J.P. Morgan receives payment for providing services (including shareholder servicing, recordkeeping or custody) with respect to investment products purchased for a client’s portfolio. Other conflicts will result because of relationships that J.P. Morgan has with other clients or when J.P. Morgan acts for its own account.

Investment strategies are selected from both J.P. Morgan and third-party asset managers and are subject to a review process by our manager research teams. From this pool of strategies, our portfolio construction teams select those strategies we believe fit our asset allocation goals and forward looking views in order to meet the portfolio's investment objective.

As a general matter, we prefer J.P. Morgan managed strategies. We expect the proportion of J.P. Morgan managed strategies will be high (in fact, up to 100 percent) in strategies such as, for example, cash and high-quality fixed income, subject to applicable law and any account-specific considerations.

While our internally managed strategies generally align well with our forward looking views, and we are familiar with the investment processes as well as the risk and compliance philosophy of the firm, it is important to note that J.P. Morgan receives more overall fees when internally managed strategies are included. We offer the option of choosing to exclude J.P. Morgan managed strategies (other than cash and liquidity products) in certain portfolios.

GENERAL RISKS OF INVESTMENTS AND STRATEGIES

Investments in alternative investment strategies is speculative, often involves a greater degree of risk than traditional investments, including limited liquidity and limited transparency among other factors, and should only be considered by sophisticated investors with the financial capability to accept the loss of all or part of the assets devoted to such strategies.

Private Equity. While investments in private equity funds provide potential for attractive returns, access to opportunities not available in the public markets and diversification, they also present significant risks, including illiquidity, long-term time horizons, loss of capital and significant execution and operating risks that are not typically present in public equity markets. Private equity funds typically have a 10-15 year term and will begin to monetize investments after holding them for 4-5 years.

Hedge Funds. Hedge funds (or funds of hedge funds): often engage in leveraging and other speculative investment practices that may increase the risk of investment loss; can be highly illiquid; are not required to provide periodic pricing or valuation information to investors; may involve complex tax structures and delays in distributing important tax information; are not subject to the same regulatory requirements as mutual funds; and often charge high fees. Further, any number of conflicts of interest may exist in the context of the management and/or operation of any hedge fund.

Fixed Income. Investing in fixed income products is subject to certain risks, including interest rate, credit, inflation, call, prepayment and reinvestment risk. Any fixed income security sold or redeemed prior to maturity may be subject to substantial gain or loss.

High Yield. High Yield bonds are speculative non-investment grade bonds that have higher risk of default or other adverse credit events which are appropriate for high-risk investors only.

Asset Allocation. Asset allocation does not guarantee a profit or protect against loss.

Foreign. Holders of foreign securities can be subject to foreign exchange risk, exchange-rate risk and currency risk, as exchange rates fluctuate between an investment’s foreign currency and the investment holder’s domestic currency. Conversely, it is possible to benefit from favorable foreign exchange fluctuations.

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There may be different or additional factors which are not reflected in this material, but which may impact on a client’s portfolio or investment decision. The information contained in this material is intended as general market commentary and should not be relied upon in isolation for the purpose of making an investment decision. Nothing in this document shall be construed as giving rise to any duty of care owed to, or advisory relationship with, you or any third party. Nothing in this document is intended to constitute a representation that any investment strategy or product is suitable for you. You should consider carefully whether any products and strategies discussed are suitable for your needs, and to obtain additional information prior to making an investment decision. Nothing in this document shall be regarded as an offer, solicitation, recommendation or advice (whether financial, accounting, legal, tax or other) given by J.P. Morgan and/or its officers or employees, irrespective of whether or not such communication was given at your request. J.P. Morgan and its affiliates and employees do not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. You should consult your own tax, legal and accounting advisors before engaging in any financial transactions. Contact your J.P. Morgan representative for additional information concerning your personal investment goals. You should be aware of the general and specific risks relevant to the matters discussed in the material. You will independently, without any reliance on J.P. Morgan, make your own judgment and decision with respect to any investment referenced in this material.

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