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JPMorgan Chase Sponsors 25th Annual Women’s Bond Club Merit Award Dinner

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

JPMorgan Chase announced its sponsorship of the 25th Annual Women’s Bond Club Merit Award Dinner, an event honoring the remarkable achievements of women in the financial services industry.

The event, hosted tonight at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, will bring together over 800 attendees representing over 50 financial institutions, from large global banks to smaller investment boutiques.

“Women have such an important role to play in the future of finance,” said Thasunda Brown Duckett, CEO of Chase Consumer Banking. “The Women’s Bond Club continues to empower women to lead while creating powerful common bonds among those who share a passion for the industry.”

“The Women’s Bond Club is committed to advancing women and shaping the future of the financial services industry,” said Cindy Deville, Women’s Bond Club Board Member, and a Chase Consumer Banking Executive. “We share this mission and are honored to support this strong network of women.”

The event will honor two exceptional leaders in the financial industry with the Women’s Bond Club’s most prestigious awards, the 2018 Merit Award and the Betty Cook Award.

Anne Ackerley, Head of US & Canada Defined Contribution at BlackRock, will receive the 2018 Merit Award for her outstanding achievements in financial services, including her work as co-founder of BlackRock’s Women’s Initiative Network.

Eve Ellis, Financial Advisor, Portfolio Manager, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management will receive the Betty Cook Award for her dedication to the advancement of women in the industry, including co-managing The Parity Portfolio Strategy, a gender lens portfolio.

Eve is accepting the Betty Cook Award in support of Girls Who Invest, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the number of women in portfolio management and executive leader roles in the asset management industry. Girls Who Invest will receive a substantial donation from the Women’s Bond Club in honor of Eve.

The event will also recognize over 50 Rising Stars, emerging female leaders across the Club’s member firms who have demonstrated leadership qualities and have already had an impact on their colleagues, clients and industry peers.

To learn more about the Women’s Bond Club, please visit www.womensbondclub.com.

The Women’s Bond Club

The Women’s Bond Club is a vital community of experienced women across a wide range of financial services and related industries. Founded in 1921, The Women’s Bond Club was the first organization in New York that focused on advancing women in finance. Today they have over 900 members and over 40 of the leading financial services firms as corporate sponsors, with several new additions to their roster. Their members are united by a powerful mission: to advance women’s leadership, grow their intellectual capital, and return value to their companies, communities and upcoming generations. They accomplish this through a series of thought-provoking and engaging events for their members, as well as through their scholarship program and partnerships with non-profit organizations.

JPMorgan Chase & Co

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.6 trillion and operations worldwide. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of customers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at www.jpmorganchase.com.

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