JP Morgan has spent much of the past two decades setting the pace for the derivatives market. From intellectual developments such as RiskMetrics to its role in the development of the credit derivatives market, the bank has carved out a reputation for innovation and is one of the few firms that can boast muscle across all the major asset classes.
It's also one of only a handful of dealers that can trace its roots back to the early days of the derivatives business. It all started in 1984, when
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