Financial Institutions Group

As a leader in the world of finance, you face a particular set of challenges, including having little time to manage your personal wealth. And doing so in an ever-changing, highly regulated industry. That’s why we created the Financial Institutions Group. It’s a practice that serves over a thousand of the financial sector’s top executives and their families by delivering the firm’s robust capabilities: Customized lending. Sophisticated investment ideas and solutions. Long-term wealth planning and analysis. Philanthropic strategies. And, of course, a seamless banking and cash management experience. All integrated and working together to provide the same high standards you bring to your own work.

We work with leaders in the financial industry every day. Our seasoned team can bring you strategies to help optimize your wealth and create a lasting legacy for you and your family.

Our client roster includes:

  • 1,200 founders, principals, leading executives and their families
  • 50 banks and insurance companies
  • 360 hedge funds
  • 105 asset managers and REITs

We provide thoughtful planning to ensure your wealth is transferred when, how and to whom you wish—and with predictable tax consequences. Our methodologies include:

  • Conducting detailed analyses and projections with our proprietary tools to help inform your investment and wealth-transfer decision-making.
  • Identifying strategies to help you balance lifestyle, intergenerational gifting and philanthropy. 
  • Developing trust strategies to reduce taxes on your estate and assets expected to appreciate. 
  • Accessing resources across our firm to provide guidance on taxation, legislation and fiscal policies, executive compensation, private business advisory, estate disposition and more.

We have an impressive track record of standing by clients through all market cycles. With our market specialization in the hedge fund, asset management, insurance and banking industries, we can navigate lending solutions secured by illiquid and complex collateral, including hedge funds, fine art, aircraft and commercial and residential real estate. We’ll help you:

  • Take advantage of market dislocations by providing access to liquidity through a line of credit secured by your liquid and less liquid investment portfolios.
  • Draw liquidity from complex collateral.
  • Bridge a liquidity event, such as a tax payment or cash-flow issue, with personal or business lines of credit.
  • Aim to enhance returns through modest leverage against your residential real estate by using low-cost capital from a line of credit or tax-efficient mortgage strategy.
  • Pursue a passion. Acquire a work of art by leveraging your existing fine art collection. Or obtain an equity stake in a major league sports franchise with the help of our sports finance team.

Acting as your outsourced chief investment officer, we bring you institutional-level trading ideas in equities and fixed income, including derivatives. And access to bespoke portfolios and customized solutions, including alternatives, direct investments and liquidity ladders. We provide investment acumen, experience and execution by managing targeted discretionary strategies. And by offering ideas to implement on a self-directed basis to enhance yield on your existing liquid assets and facilitate access to world-class alternative investments and private deals.

  • Equities—Extensive trading capabilities such as sophisticated algorithms, smart order routers and block trades through our Corporate & Investment Bank.
  • Fixed income—Specialists with 20 years of industry experience and the ability to trade with over 100 large and small counterparties to provide market liquidity. 
  • Derivatives—Over-the-counter capabilities across all asset classes, including: fixed income (credit default swaps, interest rate swaps, inflation hedges), equities (total return swaps, complex option strategies) and FX and commodities (forwards, options).

We offer bespoke and actively managed portfolios that include:

  • Multi- or single-asset class—Portfolios with an aim to achieve strong risk-adjusted returns that preserve and efficiently compound wealth through thoughtful portfolio construction and tactical oversight. 
  • Customized fixed income solutions—Separate accounts focused on municipals, investment-grade corporates or high yield, with the ability to customize. 
  • Alternatives—$80 billion of client capital committed across hedge funds, private equity/credit and real estate; recent themes include yield-oriented assets (private lending) and innovation (technology).

Our relationships across the Street allow us to develop innovative proprietary and third-party solutions. We identify the most effective implementation across active and passive vehicles through our open-architecture approach. And we leverage our size and scale to negotiate more favorable terms for our clients. 

The benefits of a banking relationship with J.P. Morgan Private Bank include:

  • Streamlining of your day-to-day financial management (wires and cash movements) through a dedicated service team and innovative technology.
  • A full suite of premier banking services with no nuisance fees.
  • Cybersecurity and protection against fraud.
  • Access to the Chase branch network.
  • Customized liquidity strategies to maximize yield for cash balances, using bank savings accounts, treasuries, certificates of deposit, money market funds, and more.

JPMorgan Chase invests over $10 billion annually in technology, staying on the cutting edge of innovation both to serve our clients and to protect them. In fact, we employ more technologists than Facebook and Twitter combined.

We’re the fund manager and ‘banker’s bank’ of choice for wealth management advice and execution.

Our Leadership

Chris Nay

Chris Nay

Managing Director, Head of Investments

Joanne Johnson

Joanne Johnson

Managing Director, Wealth Advisor

Robert Baynard

Robert Baynard

Managing Director, Vice Chairman

Ron McGann

Ron McGann

Managing Director, Vice Chairman

Local Interest

In celebration of Pride month, the Private Bank’s Matthew Schaab, Managing Director and member of the firm’s LGBT+ Executive Council, introduces the Prism exhibit, hosted at our New York Client Center.
We were excited to be at the Sohn Investment Conference with William Sinclair, Head of the Financial Institutions Group. We look forward to the opportunity to help financial executives manage their personal wealth.
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