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JPMorgan Selected by MainePERS as New Global Custodian and Securities Lending Provider

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JPMorgan Worldwide Securities Services, a provider of global custody and fund services, today announced that it has been selected by the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS) to provide custody and securities services for the State’s US$10.5 billion in assets.

JPMorgan will provide a wide range of custody and securities services including: global custody, fund accounting, performance analytics, alternative asset administration, compliance monitoring, securities lending, transition management, foreign exchange, and cash management.

Andrew Sawyer, chief investment officer for MainePERS, said: “We chose JPMorgan because they offer the complete breadth of services we require. We are impressed with the strength of the firm, their commitment to the public pension market – and we believe they have the right combination of customer service and technology to provide the best service for our funds. In addition, as MainePERS looks to increase our allocation into alternative investments, JPMorgan clearly has the expertise and tools to provide the administration, reporting, and transparency that we desire.”

Robert Caporale, head of new business development – Americas for JPMorgan Worldwide Securities Services, said: “JPMorgan is proud to have been selected by MainePERS. We will provide the State of Maine with an outstanding set of global securities services delivered with award-winning technology by an expert team. This is the latest in a series of JPMorgan deals in the public pension space, demonstrating our commitment to this important market segment.”

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