JPM names Asia CEO

J.P. Morgan names Jeff Urwin CEO of Asia-Pacific

For the first time, J.P. Morgan’s global head of investment banking will be based in Asia when Jeff Urwin relocates from New York in May to become the CEO of Asia-Pacific.
Jeff Urwin becomes Asia-Pacific CEO of J.P. Morgan
Jeff Urwin becomes Asia-Pacific CEO of J.P. Morgan

J.P. Morgan announced yesterday that Jeff Urwin, head of global investment banking coverage, capital markets and mergers and acquisitions, will relocate from New York to become the bank’s Asia-Pacific chief executive officer, based in Hong Kong, taking over the role Gary Abdelnour is vacating.

Almost a month ago, we reported that after 14 years with J.P. Morgan, six of them as chairman and CEO of Asia, Abdelnour had resigned. Rumours were circulating then that the replacement might come from New York as bankers in the West look to move to Asia where deals are still getting executed.

This is the first time J.P. Morgan’s global head...

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