A partnership you can grow with
Backed by a global network of experienced professionals and a proven track record of success, the Trusts & Estates team at the Private Bank is uniquely suited in seeking to meet your clients’ fiduciary needs. From managing a portfolio of marketable securities to administering complex specialty assets, expect unmatched reliability and the resources to do it all. We work with one goal in mind: to help bring your clients’ legacies to life.
Hi, I’m Adam Clark, Global Head of the Trusts & Estates business at J.P. Morgan’s Private Bank. At J.P. Morgan Private Bank, we offer a wide range of trust and estate services. We’ve learned a lot over the almost 200 years that we’ve been in the business, and we’re proud to share some of those extensive capabilities with you.
Our team includes more than 400 trust and estate professionals worldwide. It’s a team built with a rich diversity of financial professionals, with over a half being women and nearly a third having ethnic backgrounds. Among us, we hold 37 unique licenses and speak 17 unique languages. Diversity is a cornerstone of our company and our culture. And it helps us to support a rich diversity of clients around the world.
As an internationally respected corporate fiduciary, it’s our responsibility to place effective risk-control frameworks in place, to meet regulatory requirements, and to ensure we’re safeguarding your clients’ assets. Our Trusts & Estates team and Wealth Advisors regularly partner with clients’ counsel to implement tax-efficient, effective and creative wealth planning solutions.
We also provide complex fiduciary services for a wide variety of specialty assets in trusts and estates. And often, we service private foundations and charitable trusts with non-profit management and grant making to ensure your client’s charitable intent is fulfilled.
As part of a private bank, we offer unparalleled service to ensure that our clients’ and partners’ needs are met.
I invite you to explore the following pages, where you can learn more about our comprehensive offering and how we can be a trusted partner to you.
If you have any questions about how we can help you or your clients, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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- No bank guarantee;
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Adam Clark: Hi, I’m Adam Clark, Global Head of the Trusts and Estates business at J.P. Morgan’s Private Bank. At J.P. Morgan Private Bank, we offer a wide range of trust and estate services.
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- U.S. Trust Services;
- U.S. Estate Services;
- International Trust Services;
- Delaware Trust Services;
- Specialty Asset Management;
- (and) Philanthropy and Grants Management
Adam Clark: We’ve learned a lot over the almost 200 years that we’ve been in the business, and we’re proud to share some of the most extensive capabilities with you.
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Adam Clark: Our team includes more than 400 trust and estate professionals worldwide.
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- The Bahamas;
- and Singapore.
Adam Clark: It’s a team built with a rich diversity of financial professionals, with more than a half being women and nearly a third having ethnic backgrounds. Among those, we hold 37 unique licenses and speak 17 unique languages.
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Adam Clark: Diversity is a cornerstone of our company and culture, and it helps us to support a rich diversity of clients around the world. As an internationally respected corporate fiduciary, it’s our responsibility to place effective risk control frameworks in place, to meet regulatory requirements, and to ensure we’re safeguarding your clients’ assets.
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Adam Clark: Our Trusts and Estates Team and Wealth Advisors regularly partner with clients’ counsel to implement tax-efficient, effective and creative wealth planning solutions.
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Adam Clark: We also provide complex fiduciary services for a wide variety of specialty assets and trusts and estates.
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- Real Estate
- Private Business
- (and) Mineral Assets
Adam Clark: And often, we service private foundations and charitable trusts with nonprofit management and grant making to ensure your clients’ charitable intent is fulfilled.
Text on screen: We distribute over $170mm to nonprofits. We oversee almost 10,000 grant requests annually.
Adam Clark: As part of a Private Bank, we offer unparalleled service to ensure that our clients’ and partners’ needs are met. I invite you to explore the following pages, where you can learn more about our comprehensive offering and how we can be a trusted partner to you.
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- Specialty services;
- International team;
- (and) Resources.
Adam Clark: If you have any questions about how we can help you or your clients, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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Legacy and reach
With a legacy that spans nearly 200 years and a global team of over 430 professionals,1 we’re accustomed to the complex, and we’re investing in the future with technological innovation and geographic expansion.
As trustee or executor, our responsibilities include investments in accordance with trust objectives, interpretation of trust terms, making distributions, communicating with beneficiaries, preparing taxes and keeping records.
How we can work with you and your clients
- Trustee/Executor: We have sole responsibility for investments or distributions
- Co-Trustee/Executor: Share responsibility for investments and distributions with one or more individuals
- Directed Trustee: Individual or third party is appointed to control investments and distributions. We typically serve as Delaware directed trustee
- Agent for Trustee/Executor/Foundation: We are engaged to take on select responsibilities
1 As of November 2020.
The value of experience
If you have clients with nontraditional assets, we will support them with our decades of complex ﬁduciary experience and one of the world’s largest teams. We understand the day-to-day operational challenges of various asset types and can offer your client strategic and time- and cost-saving advice. See below for some examples of our work.
Examples of our specialty asset work
Manage over $1B in real property assets across nearly 900 different properties
Manage nearly 90,000 mineral assets across the United States
Manage nearly $6B in assets across almost 800 privately held investments
Private Foundations and Grants Management
Support over 400 family foundations and oversee 10,000 grant requests annually
Bringing legacies to life
Our collaborative approach begins with understanding your clients’ goals and ensuring their intentions are followed. We know we share these priorities with you—along with a deep commitment to providing an exceptional experience. For these reasons, we are confident that we can build on our successes together. Even the most perfectly drafted plan is only as effective as its execution. Earning your trust is an essential objective.
Through mutual connections with clients and influencers, satisfaction with our service will grow—as will referrals
You and your clients will have access to J.P. Morgan Private Bank’s global capabilities, such as our thought leadership, market outlooks and ideas.
Communication and education
Together, we work with clients to facilitate sensitive conversations with family members and educate them on the options available.
Let’s work together to develop events to engage with clients and prospects, sharing our market views and value propositions.
Innovation, vision, integrity
Your clients need advisors with a strong foundation, as well as a vision for what’s next. We are preparing to serve our clients not only for the near future, but for generations to come. To that end, we’re investing in technologies such as artificial intelligence, digital client portals and enhanced character recognition to create a better client experience. Innovations like these also increase the efficiency and consistency of our work, creating opportunities to engage more deeply with families.
Recent Events and Engagements:
- Julia Chu Featured in Trusts & Estates Magazine: Julia Chu, Head of Family Governance Advisory, analyzes how integrating family governance into an existing estate-planning infrastructure can support, and not compete with, trust instruments. Click here to read more.
- Kelly Perez and Greg Scheer Featured in Trusts & Estates Magazine: Kelly Perez and Greg Scheer consider how attorneys and corporate trustees can work together to ensure the boilerplate language in a trust is realistic, acceptable and actionable. Click here to read more.
- 2021 American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Annual Meeting: Sponsoring and participating in many aspects of the event, including presenting Official Scoring - What Every ACTEC Fellow Needs to Know, I'll be Back! Protecting Yourself and Your Clients from Cyber-Attack, and Get Smart about your Cybersecurity.
- 2020 Heckerling Institution on Estate Planning Conference: Presented Finding Meaning in Money and Structures to Support It, where we discussed taking a goals-based approach to planning and the critical nature of understanding your clients’ intent.
- 2020 American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Annual Meeting: Gold sponsor of ACTEC’s annual meeting, where we shared our goals-based approach framework with professionals at our booth and hosted a cocktail reception.
- Stories from the Trenches: Led a virtual Professional Advisor series across multiple regions of the United States focusing on client sentiment around COVID-19, volatility, and the trends in trusts and estates that are emerging from it.
Get our onboarding documents
Our goal is to make the trusts and estates process as easy as possible. Our onboarding checklists include some of the core information we will need from you and your client to accept appointment and our trustee provisions include examples of provisions to be considered for trustee appointments.
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