About JPMorgan Chase & Co.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a financial services firm with $2.4 trillion in assets and approximately 240,000 employees that provides consumers and small business with a range of financial services and products. The firm is the product of the 2000 merger between J.P. Morgan & Co. and the Chase Manhattan Bank. 

J.P. Morgan's storied history, which includes several mergers, dates to 1799, when the New York State Legislature chartered The Manhattan Company to supply "pure and wholesome" water to the citizens of New York City. J.P. Morgan also has European roots. When J. Pierpont Morgan established J.P. Morgan & Co. in New York in 1871, the bank initially served as a New York sales and distribution office for his father's firm, J.S. Morgan & Co., an underwriter of European securities.

In 2004, Bank One and JPMorgan Chase joined forces, with the CEO of Bank One, Jamie Dimon, taking over the combined firm's reins. More recently, in 2008, JPMorgan Chase famously picked up its ailing competitor Bear Stearns. Although the firm weathered the financial crisis better than most of its peers, a 2012 trading loss in excess of $5 billion tarnished the firm's relatively clean record. Still, the firm is the top underwriter of global debt and equity underwriting volume on Wall Street, and one of the leading investment banks when it comes to global M&A deal volume.

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

270 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Phone: (212) 270-6000
Fax: (212) 270-2613

Stats

  • Employer Type: Public
  • Stock Symbol: JPM
  • Stock Exchange: NYSE
  • CEO: Jamie Dimon
  • 2016 Employees: 240,000