JP Morgan Chase has created a new unit that combines the firm's wealth management business across Asset Management and Consumer & Community Banking. The Wealth Management & Investment Solutions unit will be lead by Barry Sommers and Brian Carlin, who will report to Asset Management CEO Mary Callahan Erdoes.
According to a memo by Erdoes, that Funds Society had access to, Sommers will become CEO of Wealth Management, responsible for JP Morgan's client business: Chase Wealth Management, the Private Bank and J.P. Morgan Securities. While Carlin will become CEO of Investment and Banking Solutions, responsible for all wealth management products, services and platforms, including investments, lending, banking, technology and operations. In addition, he will oversee the Digital Wealth Management and Institutional Wealth Management Business.
"Barry and Brian bring a tremendous amount of experience and horsepower to our business and are ideal leaders to partner. They've worked together for years, and bring complementary experiences and backgrounds." Erdoes wrote of the appointment.
Of Sommers she said: "Barry has worked in both Consumer & Community banking and Asset Management, and knows our investment business and branch network as well as any leader in the firm. As Consumer Bank CEO, Barry delivered record investments and outpaced the industry in deposit growth for four straight years."
While for Carlin, she stated: "Brian has worked in Asset Management for 15 years, including the past three years as our Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that, he ran Products and Investments in the Private Bank, where he led the development of Private Bank and Chase Wealth Management investment solutions. He also built the Private Bank's mortages, deposits & custody, and trusts & estates offerings."
"Beyond their capabilities, Barry and Brian represent the best of our values and leadership. They think client first, are culture carriers and excel at running business end-to-end. We have complete confidence that they will continue our track record of success." Erdoes concluded.