About us

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 the Asia Pacific region for over 150 years, and today are present across 17 markets in the region. Clients rely on our global strength, local expertise and leadership across our lines of business.

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 2020, JPMorgan Chase will deploy $2 billion in philanthropic capital around the world by 2025. 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

With a legacy dating back to 1799, we have a history of demonstrating leadership during times of both economic growth and financial instability. Below you will find major milestones from the firm’s history in Korea. The institutions listed in the timeline are several examples of the over 1,200 predecessors that make up today’s JPMorgan Chase.

  • 1967: Chase Manhattan Bank establishes its local office as the first foreign bank to enter the Korean market.
  • 1978: Morgan Guaranty Trust Company opens a full-service branch in Seoul.
  • 1991: J.P. Morgan Securities opens its Seoul branch.
  • 1994: J.P. Morgan is the lead manager of Hansol Paper’s US$45 million issue. This is Morgan’s first lead management role in a Korean equity-linked issue and the first such issue by a Korean company.
  • 1994: J.P. Morgan opens a new office of J.P. Morgan Securities Asia in Seoul.
  • 2007: J.P. Morgan Asset Management receives its license and commences business.
  • 2008: J.P. Morgan Securities obtains an Equity Derivatives OTC license.
  • 2009: Treasury Services opens a branch in South Korea.
  • 2020: J.P. Morgan acts as Global Joint Runner for Big Hit Entertainment’s IPO. This is South Korea’s largest IPO in three years and the largest entertainment IPO in Asia Pacific since 2018.

Contact us

For information regarding J.P. Morgan, please contact our J.P. Morgan Plaza office at: 

35, Seosomun-ro 11-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 04516, Korea

For general inquiries and global media contact information, please visit our Global Contacts.