Philip Lee resigns from J.P. Morgan

The head of investment banking for Southeast Asia leaves J.P. Morgan after almost 18 years to join a competitor.
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Philip Lee became J.P. Morgan’s face of Southeast Asia </div>
<div style="text-align: left;"> Philip Lee became J.P. Morgan’s face of Southeast Asia </div>

J.P. Morgan investment banker Philip Lee has resigned after nearly 18 years with the firm, during which time he has almost become the face of the bank in Southeast Asia.

Lee joined the US bank in 1995 and was appointed head of investment banking for Southeast Asia in 2001. In addition to that he was also the senior country officer for Singapore, making him responsible for coordinating all of the bank’s operations in the island state.

His departure, which was announced internally on Friday last week, seems to have taken a number of colleagues and clients by surprise, but given Lee’s extensive relationships in Southeast Asia and...

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