The division will bring together the Global Multi-Asset and Institutional Strategy groups, Global Access Portfolios and the J.P. Morgan Advisory Program.
Seth Bernstein, who has been with the firm for nearly 28 years, will serve as the global head of the new group. He will report to Mary Erdoes, chief executive of J.P. Morgan Asset Management.
Bernstein has led the firm’s Investment Management’s Global Fixed Income and Currency businesses. He has held senior roles in the Investment Bank across client coverage, debt and equity capital markets, and private placements.
Bernstein will be succeeded by Chris Willcox as global head of fixed income and currency for Investment Management. Willcox will also report to Erdoes.
Willcox will be responsible for U.S. and international fixed-income and currency investment activities, operations and product management. He will become a member of the Asset Management and Investment Management Operating Committees, as well as the Asset Management Investment Committee.
Willcox, who has more than 20 years in the industry, worked in the firm’s investment bank as head of Global Rates. Before joining the firm in 2006 as co-head of Global Rates & FX, he served in many senior roles domestically and internationally. His roles included chief operating officer of Global Fixed Income, Head of Rates, Currencies and Commodities for Asia Pacific, Head of Foreign Exchange for Asia Pacific, and Head of Short Term Interest Rate Trading.
Willcox has also served on the FX Committees for the Federal Reserve and Monetary Authority of Singapore, the Joint Standing Committee for Foreign Exchange at the Bank of England, and the Supervisory Board of MTS. He is the former chairman of Tradeweb, and is a board member of the London Clearing House.