Michael Cembalest - Biography

Michael Cembalest

Chairman of Market and Investment Strategy

Michael Cembalest is the Chairman of Market and Investment Strategy for J.P. Morgan Asset & Wealth Management, a global leader in investment management and private banking with $2.2 trillion of client assets under management worldwide (as of September 30, 2019). He is responsible for leading the strategic market and investment insights across the firm’s Institutional, Funds and Private Banking businesses.

Mr. Cembalest is also a member of the J.P. Morgan Asset & Wealth Management Investment Committee and previously served on the Investment Committee for the J.P. Morgan Retirement Plan for the firm’s more than 256,000 employees.

Mr. Cembalest was most recently Chief Investment Officer for the firm’s Global Private Bank, a role he held for eight years. He was previously head of a fixed income division of Investment Management, with responsibility for high grade, high yield, emerging markets and municipal bonds.

Before joining Asset Management, Mr. Cembalest served as head strategist for Emerging Markets Fixed Income at J.P. Morgan Securities. Mr. Cembalest joined J.P. Morgan in 1987 as a member of the firm’s Corporate Finance division.

Mr. Cembalest earned an M.A. from the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs in 1986 and a B.A. from Tufts University in 1984.

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