Is JPMorgan Faring Well With Its Trading Platform?

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JPMorgan (NYSE: JPM), an international financial services company and banking corporation in the United States, primarily takes on investment, retail, and commercial banking, financial services for customers and businesses, asset supervision, private wealth management, equity securities, and treasury services divisions, amongst others. 

In October 2011, JPMorgan Chase outgrew Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) as the largest bank in the United States in terms of assets, as the latter’s Chief Executive Officer Brian T. Moynihan decreased the number of its job offerings and sold units, whilst the former expanded.  JPMorgan’s overall assets leapt 1.9% in the third quarter of 2011 to $2.29 trillion on September of the same year, whereas Bank of America recounted a 1.8% decline to $2.22 trillion. 

A Multi-Asset Trading Platform

On January 7, JPMorgan Chase issued an announcement concerning the establishment of J.P. Morgan Markets, the company’s market data, research, and trading platform, which efficiently combines pre-trade, trade, and post-trade capabilities onto one platform.  Appearing with current trends of trading solutions, the JPMorgan Markets is a full-scale remodeling and unification of the banking corporation’s previous electronic trading services.  Furthermore, it intends to offer JPMorgan Chase’s clients with excellent transactions throughout the course of the trades performed.

According to Troy Rohrbaugh, global head of rates and foreign exchange, the conception and development of JPMorgan Markets primarily seek to offer a more instinctive and insightful user experience, which will serve as an expedient and effectual means of trading across various asset classes.  By means of having a high level of operations at each phase of a deal, clients will have the ability to concentrate on coming up with trading plans instead of raising the intricacies of a post-regulatory market in trade completions, post-trade resolution, clearing, and reporting.

JPMorgan Chase Experiences a Sales Increase

The US stocks went through a minor increase during the previous week.  Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS), a global investment banking firm based in New York, together with other companies, has notably raised the shares of JPMorgan Chase from an impartial ranking to a “buy” score.  Apart from this, Goldman recently led $54 million worth of investment in Infusion, which the latter will utilize in improving its marketing campaigns and sales, accelerating its product development, and expanding its partner and education plans in the United States and internationally.

Goldman Sachs Group’s investment primarily serves as a means of transforming the methods that small businesses use in order to grow.  Infusion, a sales and marketing software for small businesses that unite CRM, email marketing, and electronic commerce, mainly aims to resolve the most typical sales and marketing difficulties for business owners, and help them in drawing, engaging, and modifying leads in an effective manner.

The Significance of JPMorgan Markets

What is excellent about JPMorgan’s recent unveiling is that it will make the bank’s transactions more understandable, more immediate, and more efficient.  In fact, with a single log-in, it will give the company’s clients a closer look at its offering in the market, as well as its successful research, compelling analytics and structuring techniques, multi-product trading, and wide-ranging post-trade competence.  In a matter of time, this step taken by JPMorgan will provide a greater access to liquidity in various asset classes, foremost market algorithmic tools, and connectivity to a good number of trading sites, as deemed necessary by the clients or authorized by potential forthcoming laws.


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