JPMorgan To Close Its Prop. Desks

Sep 1 2010 | 11:06am ET

JPMorgan Chase will shutter its proprietary-trading desk and has notified those desks’ employees that their jobs are being cut.

JPMorgan is the latest U.S. bank to decide the fate of its prop. trading operations; others, including Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, are continuing to mull the future of those businesses. Under the recently-passed Volcker rule, banks are barred from trading their own capital.

JPMorgan’s proprietary trading desks are among the smallest on Wall Street. Its largest, a London-based commodity desk, employs only 20 people.


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