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JP Morgan Chase & Co to Open Branch in Lagos, Recruit 50 in 5 Years

By on April 20, 2012

JP Morgan Chase & Co, one of the world’s most respected investment banking institutions is embarking on a footprint expansion in sub-Saharan Africa. The African growth strategy will see the company open  a full branch in Nigeria where it plans to add no less than 50 new staff in the next 5 years.

John Coulter, the head of the bank’s sub-Saharan region made this disclosure to journalists at the Reuter’s Africa Investment Summit.

According to him the demand for Investment Banking services in Africa far outpaces the supply and it is in this category the bank is seeking to profit.

His words: “A strategy that focuses on Africa from a pure investment banking perspective, for JPMorgan, is not the approach to follow. We have got the capital and the capability as a bank to extract more from an African wallet.

“A company in Kenya or a bank in Ghana needs trade finance lines, credit lines to help them grow their business, project finance, infrastructure support and the corresponding banking lines.”

Coulter plans to assist African corporations with bespoke investment banking needs as he acknowledges that their needs are in contrast to their multinational counterparts.

Investment Banking fees fell to $71.9 million in Q1, a decrease of 60% over the same period in the preceding year.

  • Tonarow okolo

    I love to use chase bank in Nigeria