Executive Director Market Team Lead
Grafton Ifill is an Executive Director and the Market Team Lead for J.P. Morgan Private Bank, serving the Dallas region. Grafton heads a group of bankers to deliver a full range of wealth management, banking and lending services to affluent families, private clients and foundations. His team provides holistic and integrated strategies that are customized to the unique needs of each individual and institution.
Grafton’s background is rooted in his in-depth knowledge and exposure covering sophisticated institutional clients across varying businesses and financial products. He blends these insights with the thought leadership, specialist resources and investment platforms of J.P. Morgan to deliver a plan that is reflective of clients’ long-term financial goals. Grafton’s strength lies in his ability to motivate people and develop the talents and skills that help each individual succeed. His sound judgment and trustworthy nature offer clients financial peace of mind.
Grafton joined J.P. Morgan in 2019 following a decade at Goldman Sachs, where, most recently, he was a Private Wealth Advisor serving ultra-high-net-worth families. Previously, he led Goldman’s leveraged finance sales effort for the Southern region. This followed a role in New York where Grafton covered hedge funds and asset managers on the Cross-Asset Sales Desk. He began his career in Fixed Income Sales and Trading at UBS Investment Bank.
Grafton serves as a board member of the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas, co-chairing the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee. Additionally, he serves on the Steering Committee of The Cary Council, which supports the Southwestern Medical Foundation & UT Southwestern. Beginning in 2021, Grafton will also serve on the President’s Advisory Board for UT Southwestern Medical Center. He is an Advisory Board member of At Last Boarding and is a member of The Dallas Assembly.
A native of Nassau, Bahamas, Grafton holds a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was the captain of the Men’s Track and Field Team and school record holder. He and his wife, Amber, live in Dallas with their daughter, Blaire.
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