NEW YORK, October 9, 2009 - J.P. Morgan today announced that its Projections & Simulations service is now available globally. Part of the Securities Collateral Management product, Projections & Simulations provides securities borrowers with a new and innovative set of tools to assess the impact of potential changes to their portfolios, helping them minimize risk and expense while maximizing returns.
Using Projections & Simulations, borrowers can optimize their collateral allocations by viewing the results of "what if" scenarios that analyze both actual and synthetic portfolios. They can preview the potential impact of adding new securities to the available asset pool or simulate various financing scenarios, modeling increased or decreased financing levels with each counterpart independently. This service provides clients with an aggregated view of securities already held at J.P. Morgan plus those held elsewhere, ultimately creating a hypothetical portfolio that shows all assets eligible to be allocated as collateral.
According to John Rivett, global product head for Securities Collateral Management, J.P. Morgan Worldwide Securities Services: "Our clients gain a full view of all the options available to them, so that they can make the best choices to meet their risk parameters and achieve their financing goals."
First introduced to European clients, Projections & Simulations is now available to clients in the Western Hemisphere and Asia/Pacific.
Securities Collateral Management is a vital risk management tool for institutions seeking to generate additional value from their portfolios while effectively managing their credit risk. A pioneer and market leader in collateral management, J. P. Morgan introduced international equity tri-party nearly two decades ago and today provides tri-party services to a global client base from its hubs in New York, London, Bournemouth, Hong Kong and Sydney.
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. (NYSE: JPM), WSS leverages the firm's unparalleled scale, leading technology and deep industry expertise to service investments around the world. It has $13.7 trillion in assets under custody and $5.1 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 $2.0 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, Chase, and Washington Mutual brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at www.jpmorganchase.com.