J.P. Morgan Bulks Up DC Investment Team

Lada Eng, Leah Laurent, Niles Monica and Marta Rodriguez have joined J.P. Morgan Asset Management as retirement business directors.

Eng, Laurent, Monica and Rodriguez join Rob Couzzo, a retirement business director, and will report to Daniel Dean, executive director of J.P. Morgan Asset Management.

The new directors, part of the firm’s defined contribution (DC) investments solutions group, will increase support for the growing segment of small- and middle-market financial advisers. As well as supporting the financial adviser community, the team will assist the DC investment solutions group’s recordkeeping partners by working closely with their wholesalers in the field and by helping foster relationships with the firm’s network of industry professionals. The team of new directors will provide service across the Northeast, Ohio Valley, the Southeast, Texas, the Midwest and West Coast.

The team’s expansion positions the firm to address the growing needs of DC advisers, ultimately making a more positive impact on retirement outcomes across the country, Michael Miller, managing director of J.P. Morgan Asset Management, said in a statement.