J.P. Morgan Worldwide Securities Services, a leading provider of global custody and fund services, today announced that it has been selected by the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS) to provide custody and securities services for the State’s $10.5 billion in assets.
J.P. Morgan will provide a wide range of custody and securities services including: global custody, fund accounting, performance analytics, alternative asset administration, compliance monitoring, securities lending, transition management, foreign exchange, and cash management.
Andrew Sawyer, Chief Investment Officer for MainePERS, said: "We chose J.P. Morgan because they offer the complete breadth of services we require. We are impressed with the strength of the firm, their commitment to the public pension market -- and we believe they have the right combination of customer service and technology to provide the best service for our funds. In addition, as MainePERS looks to increase our allocation into alternative investments, J.P. Morgan clearly has the expertise and tools to provide the administration, reporting, and transparency that we desire.”
Robert Caporale, Head of New Business Development – Americas for J.P. Morgan Worldwide Securities Services, said: "J.P. Morgan is proud to have been selected by MainePERS. We will provide the State of Maine with an outstanding set of global securities services delivered with award-winning technology by an expert team. This is the latest in a series of J.P. Morgan deals in the public pension space, demonstrating our commitment to this important market segment."
About J.P. Morgan Worldwide Securities Services
J.P. Morgan Worldwide Securities Services (WSS) is a premier securities servicing provider that helps institutional investors, alternative asset managers, broker dealers and equity issuers optimize efficiency, mitigate risk and enhance revenue. A division of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., WSS leverages the firm’s unparalleled scale, leading technology and deep industry expertise to service investments around the world. It has $16.1 trillion in assets under custody and $7.3 trillion in funds under administration. For more information, go to www.jpmorgan.com/visit/wss.
About JPMorgan Chase & Co.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.1 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management and private equity. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at www.jpmorganchase.com.
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