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J.P. Morgan in Korea
Local expertise. Global resources. Our commitment to Korea.
As the first international bank in the country, we have been doing business in Korea for over 50 years. We provide corporations, financial institutions and government entities an integrated range of corporate and investment banking and investment advisory services.
We have operated in Asia Pacific since 1872, and today are present across 17 markets in the region. Local corporations and institutions, multinationals, governments and private clients rely on us for market-leading financial services — a confidence bred from our strength and ability to deliver integrated services across the Corporate & Investment Bank, Asset Management and the Private Bank.
In Asia Pacific, we are committed to helping promote economic growth and economic inclusion through our key philanthropic initiatives in the areas of workforce readiness, small business development and financial capability. Our investments aim to increase the number of quality jobs created for the underserved individuals and communities, helping small businesses become more sustainable, as well as assisting marginalized people in gaining access to affordable financial products so that they can become more financially secure. This shared commitment to the community drives our Foundation’s giving and employee engagement and volunteering activities across the region.
J.P. Morgan is a global leader in financial services, offering solutions to the world's most important corporations, governments and institutions in more than 100 countries. As announced in early 2018, JPMorgan Chase Foundation will deploy $1.75 billion in philanthropic capital around the world over five years. We also lead volunteer service activities for employees in local communities by utilizing our many resources, including those that stem from access to capital, economies of scale, global reach and expertise.
Our Local History
J.P. Morgan's presence in Korea dates back to 1967, when Chase Manhattan Bank became the first foreign bank to enter the market. Since then, it has expanded its business to include brokerage services and investment banking. Today, employees in the Seoul office offer an array of wholesale financial services across corporate and investment banking and asset management through three legal entities; J.P. Morgan Securities (Far East) Limited, Seoul Branch, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Seoul Branch, and JPMorgan Investment Advisors (Korea) Company Limited. The operations are located in J.P. Morgan Plaza, in the central business district, surrounded by the historic Deoksu Palace, Baejae Park and the Seoul Museum of Art.
J.P. Morgan is a leading foreign house for futures and options. It is one of the top three foreign houses for foreign exchange trading in terms of trading volume.
- 2011: J.P. Morgan Metals merges with J.P. Morgan Securities Seoul Branch.
- 2010: J.P. Morgan Futures merges with J.P. Morgan Securities Seoul Branch; J.P. Morgan Metals is established.
- 2008: J.P. Morgan Securities obtains the Equity Derivatives OTC license.
- 2007: J.P. Morgan Asset Management receives its license and business commences.
- 1996: J.P. Morgan Futures is established.
- 1995: Korean government approves J.P. Morgan Securities as the first foreign brokerage house.
- 1991: J.P. Morgan Securities opens its Seoul branch.
- 1967: Chase Manhattan Bank (a predecessor of JPMorgan Chase & Co.) establishes its local office as the first foreign bank to enter the market.
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