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J.P. Morgan Hires Robert Cummings, Jr. as Vice Chairman of Investment Banking


New York - J.P. Morgan announced today that Robert Cummings, Jr. will join the investment bank as Vice Chairman of Investment Banking, based in New York. In his role, Mr. Cummings will advise on important client opportunities across sectors and industry groups. He will report to Jeffrey Urwin and Kevin Willsey, co-heads of Investment Banking in the Americas.

Mr. Cummings spent 27 years at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in corporate finance advising clients on mergers and acquisitions and strategic financing. After retiring from Goldman Sachs in 2001, he studied art history at Columbia University and sat on the boards of several companies controlled by an alternative asset manager. Mr. Cummings currently sits on the boards of directors of two publicly owned companies, Corning Incorporated and Viasystems Group.

“Bob brings to the firm a vast array of deep relationships from working with large multi-national companies across various industries over the past three decades,” said Kevin Willsey. “He will be extremely valuable to our investment banking franchise as our clients continue to look for strategic opportunities across products and regions.”

Mr. Cummings received his B.A. from Union College and his MBA from the University of Chicago.

About J.P. Morgan

J.P. Morgan is the investment banking arm of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.1 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. JPMorgan Chase is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management and private equity. The firm serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about J.P. Morgan is available at


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