J.P. Morgan and NASDAQ OMX Announce New Clearing Options for Nordic Derivatives Markets
Stockholm, June 23, 2010 - NASDAQ OMX and J.P. Morgan today announced that J. P. Morgan has become NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB's first non-Nordic custodian for the NASDAQ OMX Derivatives Markets. As custodian, J.P. Morgan will provide collateral management agency services for the cash and securities with which member firms collateralize their derivatives trades. “We are very pleased to be able to offer J.P. Morgan as a custodian solution to our customers. As the first non-Nordic custodian, J.P. Morgan's global reach will offer an excellent complement to the existing custodians that already serve our Nordic derivatives market,” said Hans-Ole Jochumsen, Executive Vice President NASDAQ OMX and President NASDAQ OMX Nordic. Through J.P. Morgan's collateral management program, clients can select any NASDAQ OMX-eligible asset class and market, optimizing their complete collateral inventory intraday. Information reporting, inquiries and transaction services are available via web-based tools that increase visibility into collateralized assets and automated processes that enhance risk mitigation. Kelly Mathieson, Global Business Executive for J.P. Morgan Clearance and Collateral Management, said “We've had an established presence in the Nordics for more than two decades and, as a global provider, are uniquely positioned to support NASDAQ OMX's member firms in the region. The relationship with NASDAQ OMX is a natural extension of the services we provide to other European and global exchanges and clearing houses, as the industry increasingly looks to move from OTC to centrally-cleared trading, given the evolving requirements associated with cross-asset clearing and collateral management.” About J.P. Morgan Worldwide Securities Services J.P. Morgan Worldwide Securities Services (WSS) is a premier securities servicing provider that helps institutional investors, alternative asset managers, broker dealers and equity issuers optimize efficiency, mitigate risk and enhance revenue. A division of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., WSS leverages the firm's unparalleled scale, leading technology and deep industry expertise to service investments around the world. It has $15.3 trillion in assets under custody and $6.5 trillion in funds under administration. For more information, go to www.jpmorgan.com/visit/wss. About JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.1 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management and private equity. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. 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 JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at www.jpmorganchase.com. About NASDAQ OMX The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with more than 3,600 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com. *Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/NASDAQ-OMX/108167527653) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx). Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements The matters described herein contain forward-looking statements that are made under the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements about NASDAQ OMX's products and offerings. We caution that these statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other factors beyond NASDAQ OMX's control. These factors include, but are not limited to factors detailed in NASDAQ OMX's annual report on Form 10-K, and periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to release any revisions to any forward-looking statements. CONTACTS: JP Morgan Juliana Wheeler +44 207 325 5755 email@example.com JPM The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. Anna Rasin +46 8 405 66 12 firstname.lastname@example.org NDAQF
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