About us

We have been doing business in Mexico for more than 125 years. Today, we provide clients with an integrated range of services from across our franchises that combine specialist knowledge with market leadership positions. We have a strong local presence, with offices in Mexico City and Monterrey.

In. J.P. Morgan, we’ve been doing business in Mexico for more than 135 years. We partner with our clients throughout the economic cycle, both in times of growth and during a crisis. We provide our clients with all the resources the bank offers globally to help them achieve their goals. In addition to the products and services we offer, they are also looking at J.P. Morgan to be a strategic partner and to identify solutions that transform their businesses. We seek to support communities in all the countries in which we operate. At J.P. Morgan Mexico, we are especially proud to work with Laboratoria, an institution that seeks to empower women to find better opportunities. As a result of the partnership with J.P. Morgan, we were able to train 2,500 women in Latin America, of which 600 are in Mexico. We seek to have the best people. Our clients appreciate working with our teams because they know we have their long-term interests in mind in everything we do for them

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Our commitment to helping clients in Latin America dates back to the 19th century. As a result of our long-standing presence, we have built long-term and trusted relationships with Latin American industry leaders, financial institutions, governments, family-owned businesses and private clients.

We are committed to building vibrant communities, preserving the environment and promoting an inclusive culture across the globe that benefits people today and for generations to come. To achieve these objectives and maximize giving, our corporate responsibility programs in Latin America reflect our philanthropic goals in the areas of community development, education and arts and culture. Philanthropic efforts support local communities and a number of local best-in-class microfinance and micro-entrepreneurship programs.


J.P. Morgan is a global leader in financial services, offering solutions to the world's most important corporations, governments and institutions in more than 100 countries. As announced in 2020, JPMorgan Chase will deploy $2 billion in philanthropic capital around the world by 2025. We also lead volunteer service activities for employees in local communities by utilizing our many resources, including those that stem from access to capital, economies of scale, global reach and expertise.

Our local history

With a legacy dating back to 1799, we have a history of demonstrating leadership during times of both economic growth and financial instability. Below you will find major milestones from the firm’s history in Mexico. The institutions listed in the timeline are several examples of the over 1,200 predecessors that make up today’s JPMorgan Chase.

  • 1886: J. Pierpont Morgan is elected to the board of the Central & South America Telephone Company, and later becomes a director of the Mexican Telephone Company.
  • 1899: J.P. Morgan & Co. co-manages an historic debt offering for Mexico, a 5% external consolidated gold loan, totaling £22.7 million. The deal marks the first time an American firm acts as a manager and is listed on the prospectus for a foreign loan.
  • 1900-1901: In 1900, J.P. Morgan underwrites £25,000 of a £6 million sale of 5% first mortgage debentures for the Tucuman Sugar Refining Company. The following year, the Morgan firm accepts the participation of £150,000 in the Mexican National Railroad Company readjustment loan.
  • 1918: Equitable Trust Company opens a Mexico City representative office. This is the first direct office of an American bank to be established in Mexico. When Equitable merges with Chase National Bank in 1930, it becomes a Chase office and later a branch.
  • 1959: Chemical Bank opens a representative office in Mexico City.
  • 1969: The First National Bank of Chicago opens a representative office in Mexico City, its first office in Latin America.
  • 1976: J.P. Morgan Guaranty Trust Company arranges a US$1.2 billion loan to the Mexican government after the devaluation of the peso.
  • 1980: J.P. Morgan opens a representative office in Mexico City. Morgan’s clients include the Mexican government, banks and other financial institutions, as well as successful local companies.
  • 1988: The Morgan firm develops a landmark program that enables the Mexican government to issue US$2.6 billion of bonds — called Aztec, or Morgan bonds — to credit banks in exchange for existing debt. The program is the basis for a model widely used in subsequent years to restructure the debt of many developing countries.
  • 1994: In 1994, J.P. Morgan arranges a US$700 million syndicated loan for Petróleos Mexicanos, representing Mexico’s reentry into the international syndicated loan market after twelve years.
  • 1994: J. P. Morgan opens new subsidiary offices in Mexico City following the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
  • 1995: Chase Manhattan Bank Mexico, S.A. is formally established, becoming the second foreign bank to open a subsidiary in Mexico.
  • 1996: J.P. Morgan and Swiss Bank Corporation act as joint bookrunners in the Mexican government bond issue, raising a total US$6 billion. At this time, it is the largest emerging markets Eurobond issuance.
  • 1999: J.P. Morgan acts as joint bookrunner in a US$1 billion convertible bond issue for Teléfonos de México, and later in a €400 million bond issuance for the Mexican Government.
  • 2001: Grupo Financiero Chase and J.P. Morgan Grupo Financiero merge and become J.P. Morgan Grupo Financiero, S.A. de C.V.

Contact us

 

For information regarding J.P. Morgan, please contact our Mexico City office at +5255 5540 9333.

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