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Monica Issar

Head of the Asset Management Endowments & Foundations Group, J.P. Morgan


Monica Issar is Head of the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Endowments & Foundations Group. Ms. Issar leads a team of experienced investment specialists, across the firm’s Investment Management and Private Banking divisions, who provide customized advisory services and cross asset class investment strategies to public and private endowments and foundations.

Ms. Issar joined J.P. Morgan Investment Management in 1996, where she worked in the equities business in JPMIM. She then moved to the firm’s Private Bank as a senior investment specialist. In this role, she worked with public company CEOs, hedge fund managers and endowment and foundations to create and implement investments strategies to sustain and grow their wealth. She has counseled some of the world’s largest charitable organizations on how to successfully navigate complex market environments to ensure they meet their goals.

Ms. Issar is a founding member of J.P. Morgan’s Foundation Research and Investment Center, a global multi-disciplinary group focused on providing foundations with insights and services to help them meet their financial and philanthropic goals. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Community Resource Exchange (CRE), a nonprofit social change consulting firm, and the South Asian Women’s Leadership Forum, (SAWLF). In 2009, Ms. Issar was named one of “the Top 1,000 Advisors in the U.S for New York,” by Barron’s magazine.

Ms. Issar earned both a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Business Administration from New York University.

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