JPMorgan Won’t Sell Highbridge, One Equity

Sep 15 2010 | 2:52am ET

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon has announced the firm’s plans to comply with the newly-enacted Volcker rule, and they do not include divesting the firm’s enormous Highbridge Capital Management hedge fund or its main private equity business.

Jamie DimonJamie DimonDimon said the new U.S. banking regulations will not force it to sell Highbridge, so the unit “will stay in the current form it is.” Highbridge manages “client-only” hedge funds, so “the seed restriction on capital is fine with us,” Dimon said during an investor presentation yesterday, MarketWatch reports.

Nor does the firm plan to sell its One Equity Partners private equity unit, which has $8 billion in assets under management. The firm will shutter some of its other private equity business to comply with the new law.

JPMorgan will also move its “best” proprietary traders to its asset management unit, as the Volcker rule does bar banks from trading their own capital. But Dimon said that the closure of the prop. desks would not have a material impact on the firm.


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