August 15, 2011
In a move to preempt and address client concerns over the recent U.S. debt downgrade, J.P. Morgan Asset Management hosted conference calls and webcasts last week that resulted in record participation by clients and advisors.
Over 1,600 institutional investors, consultants and others participated in and listened to an on-demand webcast, "A New Fiscal World Order: Economic and Investment Implications," with Rebecca Patterson, Chief Markets Strategist, Institutional, and Seth Bernstein, Head of Global Fixed Income and Currency, held on Monday, August 8. To watch the Webcast, click here or to read the written summary, click here. On the same day, as reported in Ignites, over 8,200 participants—a record number—dialed into a conference call, "Making Sense of It All," with David Kelly, Chief Market Strategist, J.P. Morgan Funds.
Meanwhile, many divisions across asset management—from retirement and fixed income to emerging markets—published special bulletins or hosted conference calls in response to the debt crisis. Written commentary included a special Saturday, August 6 edition of "Eye on the Markets" from Michael Cembalest, Global Head of Investment Strategy, addressing the implications of the downgrade.
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