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J.P. Morgan Chase
J.P. Morgan Chase
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Top 50 rank: 20
Rank in Megabanks: 2 (Previous rank: 2*)
Overall score: 6.53
Why it's admired
If there's any swagger left on Wall St., J.P. Morgan has it. Widely hailed as a remarkable survivor of the financial crisis, CEO Jamie Dimon is perhaps the most admired man in finance, mostly for dodging the subprime bullet. And despite taking billions of dollars in TARP funds, the now-second largest bank is relatively strong after buying Bear Stearns and Washington Mutual at firesale prices. But success in finance recently is defined more by surviving than thriving. Substantial writedowns from mortgages and leveraged loans led 2008 income to fall 64% to $5.6 billion, and its quarterly dividend was cut 87% to 5 cents a share. -L.D.

Address: 270 Park Ave.
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-270-6000
Website: www.jpmorganchase.com
Nine key attributes of reputation Industry rank
Innovation 4
People management 1
Use of corporate assets 1
Social responsibility 4
Quality of management 3
Financial soundness 3
Long-term investment 3
Quality of products/services 5
Global competitiveness 3
From the March 16, 2009 issue
*This year companies whose industry scores are equal when rounded to two places will receive the same rank. i.e., they will tie. In cases of ties, companies are listed in alphabetical order.
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