JP Morgan AM jumps into equity index options pole position

Counterparty Radar: Manager added $7.1 billion in S&P 500 puts and calls in Q4 2021


JP Morgan Asset Management boosted its S&P 500 options portfolio by $7.1 billion over the fourth quarter of last year, a move that saw the banking giant’s investment arm reach the top spot of the most active US mutual fund managers in the space.

The firm grew its positions while maintaining their proportions, with roughly 70% in bought puts and written calls, according to data from filings made to the US Securities and Exchange Commission. It added $2.5 billion in written calls and $2.3 billion

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