Alma DeMetropolis is a Market Manager and Investment Specialist for J.P. Morgan Private Bank in New Jersey. Additionally, she is the President of the New Jersey Market Leadership Team. She has been advising ultra-high-net-worth individuals, families, endowments and foundations on a broad range of wealth matters and managing investment portfolios since 1996.
In addition to her extensive experience with U.S.-based clients, Ms. DeMetropolis has had international wealth management and investment portfolio management experience, having worked with the Private Bank’s Latin American clients in Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Venezuela. She has also worked on foreign assignments in London, Madrid, Paris and Zurich with the firm’s Global Markets business since joining J.P. Morgan in 1992.
As part of her interest in local, nonprofit organizations, Ms. DeMetropolis is Vice Chair and serves on the boards of the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, the New Providence Education Foundation, and the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. In the fall of 2014, she was appointed to Cornell University’s Dean’s Advisory Council. Previous volunteering commitments have included: PENCIL Partner with elementary school PS 198 in Brooklyn, New York, which connected business leaders with New York City public schools (2009–2013); Big Brothers, Big Sisters in Newark, New Jersey
(2011–2014); and coaching youth basketball teams for 10 years.
Ms. DeMetropolis holds a B.S. from Cornell University. She is also a Chartered Financial Analyst® and member of the CFA® Institute and New York Society of Security Analysts. Ms. DeMetropolis was recognized as a Top 100 Financial Adviser by the Financial Times in 2014 and by NJBIZ as one of the Best Fifty Women in Business for 2012. She is fluent in Spanish and Greek.