London, April 14, 2011 - J.P. Morgan's Worldwide Securities Services business today marked the first anniversary of its interactive blog dedicated to the pensions industry. The blog provides clients and market participants in the corporate and public sector pensions' arena with an interactive platform for analysis, discussion and comment on market trends and challenges affecting the sector.
The blog is visited by trustees for pension funds of all sizes from Europe and the US, and is an industry forum to discuss issues they face, including industry trends and regulatory changes that impact them and the industries that service pensions.
"The pensions blog generates insight into the key concerns facing pension funds, and encourages collaboration and peer networking, which helps pension fund trustees consider the challenges they face with their many responsibilities," said Benjie Fraser, Practice Lead for J.P. Morgan Worldwide Securities Services' pension fund business in Europe. "By hosting this blog, J.P. Morgan can better match client requirements with suitable solutions, as clients share information with us quickly and informally, and foster a sense of community across the pension fund industry. I am delighted pension trustees have found it to be a useful forum to address issues that are important to them. We can expect much more in terms of assisting our clients' thinking as we further explore our social media strategy over the next 12 months."
The blog, which is accessible by invitation only, has participants from 41 organizations and continues to add users weekly. In a recent user satisfaction survey, the majority of respondents rated the content and style of the blog as 'good' or better and found the content on regulatory, tax and industry trends to be the most useful.
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